Learning UNIX for Mac OS X Tiger

Learning UNIX for Mac OS X Tiger

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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the UNIX environment for the Mac OS X Tiger and explains how to set up and configure the Terminal application; how to manage, create, and edit files; and how to navigate the Internet.

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Taylor, a Unix developer, gets readers up to speed with UNIX. He covers Tiger's Unix interface, the Terminal application, and shows how to enter basic commands as a way of getting started. From there, he explains how to customize the Unix shell and how to do tasks related to managing files and directories, troubleshooting the Mac from the Terminal, and using Unix online to surf the Web. This edition is revised to cover Mac OS X Tiger (version 10.4). The book is for Mac users who are comfortable with the Finder and other GUI applications. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services

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.


Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2005
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 0596009151
Branch Call Number: QA76.76.O63 T388 2005

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