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Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion

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Think your Mac is powerful now? Author Dave Taylor shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS Xs beautiful user interface. Mountain Lion puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips - for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using a variety of freely downloadable open source applications. Take a friendly tour of the Unix command line and 50 of the most useful utilities, and quickly learn how to gain real control over your Mac.

  • Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you want
  • Make changes to your Macs filesystem and directories
  • Use Unixs find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific information
  • Create unique "super-commands" to perform tasks that you specify
  • Run multiple Unix programs and processes at the same time
  • Install the X Window system and get a quick tour of the best X11 applications
  • Learn how to take even greater advantage of Unix on your Mac

Synopsis:

Beneath OS X easy-to-use GUI interface lies a powerful Unix engine. Mac users have Unix, as well as a host of tools ported over from Linux, at their fingertips; the just need to know how to access it. Learning Unix for OS X provides Mac users with a user-friendly tour of the Unix world concealed beneath 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 Lion and Mountain Lion, this new edition introduces Mac users to the Terminal application and shows you how to navigate the command interface an explore hundreds of Unix applications that come with the Mac.

About the Author

Dave Taylor is a popular writer, teacher and speaker of business and technology issues. The founder of The Internet Mall and iTrack.com, he's been involved with UNIX and the Internet since 1980, having created the popular Elm Mail System. He's also been a Mac fan since the year it was released. Once a Research Scientist at HP Laboratories and Senior Reviews Editor of SunWorld magazine, Taylor has contributed software to the official 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD). His programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 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: Where to Go from HereColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449332310
Author:
Taylor, Dave
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Aqua;Darwin;Finder;Lion;Mac OS;Mac OS X;Mountain Lion;OS X;Terminal;UNIX;Unix;shell;x11;xterm
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 in

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Computers and Internet » Apple » Information
Computers and Internet » Apple » OS X » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Unix Administration
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Beneath OS X easy-to-use GUI interface lies a powerful Unix engine. Mac users have Unix, as well as a host of tools ported over from Linux, at their fingertips; the just need to know how to access it. Learning Unix for OS X provides Mac users with a user-friendly tour of the Unix world concealed beneath 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 Lion and Mountain Lion, this new edition introduces Mac users to the Terminal application and shows you how to navigate the command interface an explore hundreds of Unix applications that come with the Mac.

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