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Mac OS X Unix Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for the Mac OS Xby Thomas Myer
Synopses & Reviews
The one thing that current Mac folks don't know enough about is the underlying Unix stuff. Educating the users will lead to (a) more conversions to Mac and (b) folks who are used to the Mac GUI getting more out of the system currently.
The Mac OS X UNIX Toolbox is a handy, compact guide that teaches you how to use UNIX tools on Mac OS X. The goal is to make the reader comfortable with the same command-line tools used by experts world wide. Over 1000 commands will help them monitor system status and security, find files, list directories, use services, and access resources.
Those familiar with the award-winning Macintosh UI may not be familiar with all the behind-the-scenes utilities and tools, and others who are familiar with other flavors of Unix (like Linux or BSD) need a guide that will familiarize them with the workings of UNIX on Mac OS X.
The book’s primarily goal is to expand UNIX expertise in these and other areas:
· Using the shell
· Finding software online
· Working with files
· Playing with music and images
· Administering the file system
· Backing up data
· Checking and managing running processes
· Accessing network resources
· Handling remote system administration
· Securing the machine
· Using command-line tools and utilities
Explore a ton of powerful Mac OS X UNIX commands
This handy, compact guide teaches you to use Mac OS X UNIX systems as the experts do: from the command line. Try out more than 1,000 commands to find and get software, monitor system health and security, and access network resources. Apply the skills you learn from this book to troubleshoot networks, lock down security, and uncover almost anything you care to know about your Mac OS X system.
Expand your Mac OS X UNIX expertise in these and other areas:
About the Author
Christopher Negus served for eight years on development teams for the UNIX operating system at the AT&T labs, where UNIX was created and developed. He also worked with Novell on UNIX and UnixWare development. Chris is the author of the bestselling Fedora and Red Hat Linux Bible series, Linux Toys II, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, and Linux Bible 2008 Edition. He now works as a trainer for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and is RHEL certified.
Francois Caen hosts and manages business application infrastructures through his company Turbosphere LLC. As an open-source advocate, he has lectured on OSS network management and Internet services, and served as president of the Tacoma Linux User Group. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).
Thomas Myer is a consultant, speaker, and writer. He has become closely involved with various aspects of Mac OS X and iPhone programming. He has switched his entire web development business to Mac-based systems.
Table of Contents
1. Starting with UNIX on Mac OS X.
2. New to Mac OS X?
3. Using the Shell.
4. Working with Files.
5. Manipulating Text.
6. Advanced Scripting.
7. Administering File Systems.
8. Backups and Removable Media.
9. Checking and Running Processes.
10. Managing the System.
11. Managing Network Connections.
12. Accessing Network Resources.
13. Doing Remote System Administration.
14. Locking Down Security.
Appendix A. Using Vi or Vim Editors.
Appendix B. Shell Special Characters and Variables.
Appendix C. Personal Configuration Files.
Appendix D. AppleScript Command Summary.
Appendix E. Fink Package Summary.
Appendix F. Perl Primer.
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