Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jun 2, 2005 - Computers - 284 pages
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Beneath Mac OS X Tiger's easy-to-use Aqua interface lies 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 importantly, 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
  • 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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User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

I would only recommend this for Apple users who are new to UNIX, it's not very comprehensive, and is more of an introduction to UNIX rather than a reference for someone who's an advanced user. Read full review

Contents

Why Use Unix?
1
Using the Terminal
14
Exploring the Filesystem
49
File Management
83
Finding Files and Information
119
Redirecting IO
143
Multitasking
163
Taking Unix Online
181
Of Windows and X11
201
Open Source Software Via Fink
216
Where to Go from Here
240
Index
249
Copyright

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Dave Taylor is a popular writer focused on both business

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