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The Command Line for Mac OS X: Fixing the Tough Stuff W/Unix

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Work More Quickly and Easily—and Learn Some New Tricks

The Mac command line offers a faster, easier way to accomplish many tasks. It's also the medium for many commands that aren't accessible using the GUI. The Mac OS X Command Line is a clear, concise, tutorial-style introduction to all the major functionality provided by the command line. It's also packed with information the experienced users need, including little-known shortcuts and several chapters devoted to advanced topics. This is a book to get you started, but also a book you won’t soon outgrow.

Coverage includes:

  • Using Terminal, the gateway to the command line
  • Making Terminal easier to use with shortcuts
  • Configuring your shell: bash and tcsh
  • Navigating your file system in Terminal
  • Moving and copying files from the command line
  • Accessing hidden files with Terminal
  • Editing configuration files with command-line text editor
  • Finding any kind of file or content using simple commands
  • Printing from the command line
  • Archiving, compressing, and decompressing files
  • Managing users, groups, and permissions
  • Accessing network volumes and the Internet using simple commands
  • Managing programs and processes
  • Using system maintenance commands

Synopsis:

The Mac command line offers a faster, easier way to accomplish many tasks. It's also the medium for many commands that aren't accessible using the GUI. The Mac OS X Command Line is a clear, concise, tutorial-style introduction to all the major functionality provided by the command line. It's also packed with information the experienced users need, including little-known shortcuts and several chapters devoted to advanced topics. This is a book to get you started, but also a book you won’t soon outgrow.

About the Author

Kirk McElhearn, co-author of the best-selling Mastering Mac OS X Third Edition, is a professional author, journalist and translator. He has written user manuals for many popular Macintosh programs, and articles for publications including MacWorld magazine and TidBITS

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: A Guided Tour of the Command Line.

Chapter 2: Using Terminal.

Interlude 1: Command Syntax.

Chapter 3: Getting Help while in Terminal.

Interlude 2: Names and Paths.

Chapter 4: Navigating the File System.

Interlude 3: Redirecting Input and Output.

Chapter 5: Working with Files and Directories.

Interlude 4: Cloning Your Mac OS X Startup Volume.

Chapter 6: Saving Time on the Command Line.

Interlude 5: The Versatile open Command.

Chapter 7: Finding Files, Directories, and Everything Else.

Interlude 6: Wildcards and Globbing.

Chapter 8: Viewing Files.

Chapter 9: Editing Text.

Chapter 10: Printing.

Chapter 11: Compressing, Decompressing, and Archiving Files.

Chapter 12: Working with Users, Groups, and Permissions.

Interlude 7: Using sudo.

Chapter 13: Using the Network.

Chapter 14: Managing Programs and Processes.

Chapter 15: System Maintenance from the Command Line.

Interlude 8: Using the Developer Tools.

Chapter 16: Configuring the Shell.

Interlude 9: Automating Commands.

Appendix A: Further Reading.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780782143546
Author:
Mcelhearn, Kirk
Publisher:
Sybex
Author:
McElhearn, Kirk
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems / Macintosh & iOS
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061226
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.30x7.52x1.01 in. 1.80 lbs.

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