I have downloaded and installed the precompiled Bitcoin Core OS-X (also successfully synchronized). Every tutorial I have seen then directs one to begin using the executables bitcoind and bitcoin-cli. Unfortunately, these are unrecognized.
I've found this on the stack exchange as using
Help->Debug Window which is incredibly helpful but I'm thinking it would be more advantageous to be able to run processes from command line...
Is it as simple as a missing symlink or something? Or do I need to install from source in order to access these executables?