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If you're one of the many Unix developers drawn to Mac OS X for its Unix core, you'll find yourself in surprisingly unfamiliar territory. Unix and Mac OS X are kissing cousins, but there are enough pitfalls and minefields in going from one to another that even a Unix guru can stumble, and most guides to Mac OS X are written for Mac aficionados. For a Unix developer, approaching Tiger from the Mac side is a bit like learning Russian by reading the Russian side of a Russian-English dictionary. Fortunately, O'Reilly has been the Unix authority for over 25 years, and in Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks, that depth of understanding shows.

This is the book for Mac command-line fans. Completely revised and updated to cover Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition helps you quickly and painlessly get acclimated with Tiger's familiar-yet foreign-Unix environment. Topics include:

  • Using the Terminal and understanding how it differs from an xterm
  • Using Directory Services, Open Directory (LDAP), and NetInfo
  • Compiling code with GCC 3
  • Library linking and porting Unix software
  • Creating and installing packages with Fink
  • Using DarwinPorts
  • Search through metadata with Spotlight's command-line utilities
  • Building the Darwin kernel
  • Running X Windows on top of Mac OS X, or better yet, run Mac OS X on a Windows machine with PearPC!

Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks is the ideal survival guide for taming the Unix side of Tiger. If you're a Unix geek with an interest in Mac OS X, you'll find this clear, concise book invaluable.

Synopsis:

If you're one of the many Unix developers drawn to Mac OS X for its Unix core, you'll find yourself in surprisingly unfamiliar territory. Unix and Mac OS X are kissing cousins, but there are enough pitfalls and minefields in going from one to another that even a Unix guru can stumble, and most guides to Mac OS X are written for Mac aficionados. For a Unix developer, approaching Tiger from the Mac side is a bit like learning Russian by reading the Russian side of a Russian-English dictionary. Fortunately, O'Reilly has been the Unix authority for over 25 years, and in Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks, that depth of understanding shows. This is the book for Mac command-line fans. Completely revised and updated to cover Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition helps you quickly and painlessly get acclimated with Tiger's familiar-yet foreign-Unix environment. Topics include: * Using the Terminal and understanding how it differs from an xterm * Using Directory Services, Open Directory (LDAP), and NetInfo * Compiling code with GCC 3 * Library linking and porting Unix software * Creating and installing packages with Fink * Using DarwinPorts * Search through metadata with Spotlight's command-line utilities * Building the Darwin kernel * Running X Windows on top of Mac OS X, or better yet, run Mac OS X on a Windows machine with PearPC! Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks is the ideal survival guide for taming the Unix side of Tiger. If you're a Unix geek with an interest in Mac OS X, you'll find this clear, concise book invaluable.

About the Author

Brian Jepson is an O'Reilly editor, programmer, co-author of all editions of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks, and co-author with Dave Taylor on the Jaguar and Panther editions of Learning Unix for Mac OS X. He's also a volunteer system administrator and all-around geek for AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work. These forums include galleries, performance space, and publications. Brian sees to it that technology, especially free software, supports that mission.

Ernest Rothman is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Mathematical Sciences Department at Salve Regina University (SRU). Like Brian, Ernie has co-authored every edition of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks. Ernie holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and held positions at the Cornell Theory Center in Ithaca, New York, before coming to SRU. His academic interests are in scientific computing, computational science, and applied mathematics education. As a long-time Unix aficionado, Ernie has enjoyed tinkering with Mac OS X since the day it was first released. You can keep abreast of his latest activities at http://homepage.mac.com/samchops.

Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Getting Around
  • Chapter 1: Inside the Terminal
  • Chapter 2: Searching and Metadata
  • Chapter 3: The Mac OS X Filesystem
  • Chapter 4: Startup
  • Chapter 5: Directory Services
  • Chapter 6: Printing
  • Chapter 7: The X Window System
  • Chapter 8: Multimedia
  • Chapter 9: Third-Party Tools and Applications
  • Chapter 10: Dual-Boot and Beyond
Part II: Building Applications
  • Chapter 11: Compiling Source Code
  • Chapter 12: Libraries, Headers, and Frameworks
Part III: Working with Packages
  • Chapter 13: Fink
  • Chapter 14: DarwinPorts
  • Chapter 15: Creating and Installing Packages
Part IV: Serving and System Management
  • Chapter 16: Using Mac OS X as a Server
  • Chapter 17: System Management Tools
  • Chapter 18: Free Databases
  • Chapter 19: Perl and Python
Part V: Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Mac OS X GUI Primer
  • Appendix B: Mac OS X's Unix Development Tools
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780596009120
Author:
Jepson, Brian
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Rothman, Ernest E.
Author:
Rothman
Author:
Ernest E.
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Subject:
Apple;DarwinPorts;Finder;Fink;FreeBSD;Gentoo;Mac OS;Mac OS X;Tiger;UNIX;Unix;VNC;X Window System;X Windows;X11;package management
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050608
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.22 lb

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"Synopsis" by , If you're one of the many Unix developers drawn to Mac OS X for its Unix core, you'll find yourself in surprisingly unfamiliar territory. Unix and Mac OS X are kissing cousins, but there are enough pitfalls and minefields in going from one to another that even a Unix guru can stumble, and most guides to Mac OS X are written for Mac aficionados. For a Unix developer, approaching Tiger from the Mac side is a bit like learning Russian by reading the Russian side of a Russian-English dictionary. Fortunately, O'Reilly has been the Unix authority for over 25 years, and in Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks, that depth of understanding shows. This is the book for Mac command-line fans. Completely revised and updated to cover Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition helps you quickly and painlessly get acclimated with Tiger's familiar-yet foreign-Unix environment. Topics include: * Using the Terminal and understanding how it differs from an xterm * Using Directory Services, Open Directory (LDAP), and NetInfo * Compiling code with GCC 3 * Library linking and porting Unix software * Creating and installing packages with Fink * Using DarwinPorts * Search through metadata with Spotlight's command-line utilities * Building the Darwin kernel * Running X Windows on top of Mac OS X, or better yet, run Mac OS X on a Windows machine with PearPC! Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks is the ideal survival guide for taming the Unix side of Tiger. If you're a Unix geek with an interest in Mac OS X, you'll find this clear, concise book invaluable.
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