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Mac OS X for Unix Geeks

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Publisher Comments:

If you're one of the many Unix developers drawn to Mac OS X for its BSD core, you'll find yourself in surprisingly unfamiliar territory. Even if you're an experienced Mac user, Mac OS X is unlike earlier Macs, and it's radically different from the Unix you've used before, too.Enter "Mac OS X for Unix Geeks" by Brian Jepson and Ernest E. Rothman, two Unix geeks who found themselves in the same place you are. Their new book is your guide to figuring out the BSD Unix system and Mac-specific components that are making your life difficult and to help ease you into the Unix inside Mac OS X. This concise book includes such topics as:

  • A quick overview of the Terminal application
  • Understanding Open Directory (LDAP) and NetInfo
  • Issues related to using the GNU C Compiler 9GCC
  • Library linking and porting Unix software
  • An overview of Mac OS X?s filesystem and startup processes
  • Creating and installing packages using Fink
  • Building the Darwin kernel
  • Running X Windows on top of Mac OS X
The book wraps up with a quick manpage-style reference to the "Missing Manual Pages"--commands that come with Mac OS X although there are no manpages.If you find yourself disoriented by the new Mac environment, Mac OS X for Unix Geeks can help you acclimate yourself quickly to the familiar, yet foreign, Unix landscape.

Book News Annotation:

Written for Unix developers and system administrators interested in Mac OS X because of its Unix roots, this guide overviews directory services, the peculiarities of the Apple C compiler, the linking phase of building Unix-based software under Mac OS X, and the native package formats used by Mac OS X, then explains how to install the Darwin kernel, monitor system status, and run the X Windows system. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This handy, pocket-sized reference will help readers acclimate themselves to this new familiar, yet foreign, UNIX environment.

About the Author

Brian Jepson is an O'Reilly editor, programmer, and co-author of Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks and Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther. 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.

Table of Contents

Preface Getting Around Chapter 1: The Mac OS X Command Line Chapter 2: Startup Chapter 3: Directory Services Building Applications Chapter 4: Compiling Source Code Chapter 5: Libraries, Headers, and Frameworks Chapter 6: Creating and Installing Packages Beyond the User Space Chapter 7: Building the Darwin Kernel Chapter 8: System Management Tools Chapter 9: The X Window System Appendixes The Mac OS X Filesystem Command-Line Tools: The Missing Manpages Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596003562
Author:
Jepson, Brian
Author:
Rothman, Ernest E.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Beijing
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Operating systems (Computer)
Subject:
UNIX
Subject:
Macintosh
Subject:
Mac OS
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
BSD;macintosh;unix
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
2002-02
Publication Date:
20021010
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.56 in 0.67 lb

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