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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.


This guide lets Mac fancs explore the basics of Unix in Mac OS X Tiger

About the Author

Dave Taylor is the founder of Growing Ventures, Inc., a consultancy that matches professional service providers with startups. He the creator of The Internet Mall and, and helps startups with strategies and tactics. Dave is also the creator of the Elm mail system for Unix; he contributed to the development of BSD 4.4, and has published various books, including the third edition of Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours.

Table of Contents

About the AuthorPrefaceChapter 1: Why Use Unix?Chapter 2: Using the TerminalChapter 3: Exploring the FilesystemChapter 4: File ManagementChapter 5: Finding Files and InformationChapter 6: Redirecting I/OChapter 7: MultitaskingChapter 8: Taking Unix OnlineChapter 9: Of Windows and X11Chapter 10: Open Source Software Via FinkChapter 11: Where to Go from HereColophon

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Taylor, Dave
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Operating Systems - UNIX
Operating systems (computers)
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Macintosh (computer)
Operating Systems - General
Aqua;Darwin;Finder;Mac OS;Mac OS X;OS X;Terminal;Tiger;UNIX;Unix
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