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A Practical Guide to UNIX for Mac OS X Users


English | Dec. 31, 2005 | ISBN: 0131863339 | 1056 Pages | CHM | 3.3 MB

The Most Useful UNIX Guide for Mac OS X Users Ever, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples!

Beneath Mac OSX's stunning graphical user interface (GUI) is the most powerful operating system ever created: UNIX?. With unmatched clarity and insight, this book explains UNIX for the Mac OS X user-giving you total control over your system, so you can get more done, faster. Building on Mark Sobell's highly praised A Practical Guide to the UNIX System, it delivers comprehensive guidance on the UNIX command line tools every user, administrator, and developer needs to master-together with the world's best day-to-day UNIX reference.
This book is packed with hundreds of high-quality examples. From networking and system utilities to shells and programming, this is UNIX from the ground up-both the "whys" and the "hows"-for every Mac user. You'll understand the relationships between GUI tools and their command line counterparts. Need instant answers? Don't bother with confusing online "manual pages": rely on this book's example-rich, quick-access, 236-page command reference!
Don't settle for just any UNIX guidebook. Get one focused on your specific needs as a Mac user!
A Practical Guide to UNIXfor Mac OSX Users is the most useful, comprehensive UNIX tutorial and reference for Mac OS X and is the only book that delivers

- Better, more realistic examples covering tasks you'll actually need to perform
- Deeper insight, based on the authors' immense knowledge of every UNIX and OS X nook and cranny
- Practical guidance for experienced UNIX users moving to Mac OS X
- Exclusive discussions of Mac-only utilities, including plutil, ditto, nidump, otool, launchctl, diskutil, GetFileInfo, and SetFile
- Techniques for implementing secure communications with ssh and scp-plus dozens of tips for making your OS X system more secure
- Expert guidance on basic and advanced shell programming with bash and tcsh
- Tips and tricks for using the shell interactively from the command line
- Thorough guides to vi and emacs designed to help you get productive fast, and maximize your editing efficiency
- In-depth coverage of the Mac OS X filesystem and access permissions, including extended attributes and Access Control Lists (ACLs)
- A comprehensive UNIX glossary
- Dozens of exercises to help you practice and gain confidence
- And much more, including a superior introduction to UNIX programming tools such as awk, sed, otool, make, gcc, gdb, and CVS


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