Introduces Mac users to the Terminal application and shows how to navigate the command interface, and explore hundreds of Unix applications that come with the Mac. This book also shows how to: Launch and configure the Terminal application; Customize the shell environment; Manage files and directories; and Access Internet functions, and much more.
Beneath Mac OS X Tiger's easy-to-use Aqua interface lays a powerful Unix engine. Mac users know that Unix is at their fingertips, if only they knew how to access it. "Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger" provides Mac users with a user-friendly tour of the Unix world concealed beneath Mac OS X's hood and shows how to make the most use of the command-line tools. Thoroughly revised and updated for Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition introduces Mac users to the Terminal application and shows you how to navigate the command interface, explore hundreds of Unix applications that come with the Mac, and-most important-how to take advantage of both the Mac and Unix interfaces. Readers will learn how to: Launch and configure the Terminal application; Customize the shell environment; Manage files and directories; Search with Spotlight from the command line; Edit and create text files with vi and Pico; Perform remote logins; and Access Internet functions, and much more. "Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger" is a clear, concise introduction to what you need to know to learn the basics of Unix on Tiger. If you want to master the command-line, this gentle guide to using Unix on Mac OS X Tiger is well worth its cover price.
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Dave Taylor is a popular writer, teacher and speaker of business and technology issues. The founder of The Internet Mall and iTrack.com, he's been involved with UNIX and the Internet since 1980, having created the popular Elm Mail System. He's also been a Mac fan since the year it was released. Once a Research Scientist at HP Laboratories and Senior Reviews Editor of SunWorld magazine, Taylor has contributed software to the official 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD). His programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Why Use Unix? The Power of Unix Thousands of Free Applications Power Internet Connections A Simple Guided (Unix) Tour The 10 Most Common Unix Commands 2. Using the Terminal Launching the Terminal Customizing Your Terminal Session Working with the Terminal Customizing the Shell Environment Advanced Shell Customization The Unresponsive Terminal 3. Exploring the Filesystem The Mac OS X Filesystem Listing Files and Directories Protecting and Sharing Files Changing Your Password Superuser Privileges with sudo Exploring External Volumes 4. File Management File and Directory Names File and Directory Wildcards Looking Inside Files grep Creating and Editing Files Managing Files 5. Finding Files and Information The Oddly Named grep Command Finding Files with locate Using Find to Explore Your Filesystem Shining a Light on Spotlight 6. Redirecting I/O Standard Input and Standard Output Pipes and Filters Printing 7. Multitasking Running a Command in the Background Checking on a Process Canceling a Process Launching GUI Applications 8. Taking Unix Online Remote Logins Transferring Files Practice 9. Of Windows and X11 X11 X11 and the Internet 10. Open Source Software Via Fink Installing Fink Using FinkCommander Some Picks 11. Where to Go from Here Documentation Customizing your Unix Experience Index
Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger by Dave Taylor
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