A Practical Guide to UNIX for Mac OS X Users

By: Sobell, Mark G.; Seebach, Peter

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The Most Useful UNIX Guide for Mac OS X Users "Ever, " with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples Beneath Mac OS(R) X's stunning graphical user interface (GUI) is the most powerful operating system ever created: UNIX(R). 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 UNIX(R) for Mac OS(R) X 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

Title: A Practical Guide to UNIX for Mac OS X Users

Author Name: Sobell, Mark G.; Seebach, Peter

Categories: UNIX,

Publisher: Prentice Hall:

ISBN Number: 0131863339

ISBN Number 13: 9780131863330

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780131863330

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