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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell)by Andy Lester
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The most popular and most complete desktop reference book on Mac OS X now covers Tiger!
Apple's Mac OS X operating system continues to capture the attention of consumers and programmers alike with its ability to run older Mac programs, classic Unix applications, and innovative open source software. And the latest and greatest version, Mac OS X 10.4--otherwise known as Tiger--is more powerful and versatile (not to mention easier to use, faster, and better looking) than ever before.
With unparalleled, up-to-the-minute detail on Tiger, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is loaded with new and updated material on practically every page. Sure, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell covers all the essentials and most-talked-about new features of Tiger, including big-ticket items such as Spotlight for effortless searching, iChat AV for video conferencing, and Dashboard for one-click access to a calculator, weather reports, stock prices, flight times, and more. But this fully updated edition also covers the hundreds of nips and tucks Tiger made to its underlying technologies and existing applications, including improvements to graphics and the Unix-based core and an easy way to automate time-consuming, repetitive manual or batch tasks.
Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a wealth of detail about the new user-interface elements, system and network administration, and scripting and development. It covers enhancements to the Finder, Safari RSS, Mail 2, and System Preferences. This indispensable guide also includes the most complete Unix® command reference found in print--each command and option has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger. Even the manpages that ship withthe system can't compete in accuracy!
For longtime Mac loyalists as well as recent converts, for consumers, developers and programmers, this fully updated edition provides the perfect overview of Mac OS X and all the nitty-gritty hints and how-tos you need to make it your all-purpose, must-have Tiger guide.
Book News Annotation:
Written for Unix users and Unix programmers, as well as anyone who offers direct support to them, this book overviews Mac OS X Tiger and gives hints on how to use it more efficiently. This third edition documents Tiger Version 10.4, focusing on the BSD Unix layer. The presentation is geared mainly toward those who are already familiar with the Unix system, and those who are familiar with some aspects of Unix but not others.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Book News Annotation:
Written for Unix users and Unix programmers, as well as anyone who offers direct support to them, this book overviews Mac OS X Tiger and gives hints on how to use it more efficiently. This third edition documents Tiger Version 10.4, focusing on the BSD Unix layer. The presentation is geared mainly toward those who are already familiar with the Unix system, and those who are familiar with some aspects of Unix but not others. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The most popular and most complete desktop reference book on Mac OS X now covers Tiger, Apple's Mac OS X operating system with the ability to run older Mac programs, classic Unix applications, and innovative open source software.
Following the common-sense O'Reilly style, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell cuts through the chaff and gives you practical details you can use every day. Everything you need to know about the Unix side of Mac OS X has been systematically documented in this book.
Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a complete overview of Mac OS X Tiger (Version 10.4), focusing on the BSD Unix layer. This book familiarizes you with over 300 of Tiger's Unix commands, the Terminal application, file management, system and network administration issues, and more.
Completely revised for Mac OS X Tiger, this book offers:
Each command and option in this book's Unix Command Reference has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger; even the manpages that ship with Mac OS X can't compete in accuracy. Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market and is a must for any serious Mac user.
About the Author
Andy Lester has developed software for more than twenty years, both for employers and on numerous open source projects. Years of sifting through resumes, interviewing unprepared candidates, and even some unwise career choices of his own have proven that job searching is too critical a task to be taken lightly. Andy is an active member of the Perl community, and lives in the Chicago area.
Chris Stone has been Vice Chairman, Office of the CEO, at Novell since March 2002. He has responsibility for all engineering, support, marketing, product management, alliances, global sales and consulting. A noted technology visionary with more than 20 years of experience leading high technology industry innovation, Chris has been instrumental in driving Novell's open source software strategy and reasserting Novell's technology leadership. Chris has been working with open source and Linux technology since 1997. He initiated the Open Source Review Board in 1997 to help Novell migrate services to Linux.
Toporek has been using Macs since 1988. He is the Macintosh editor at O'Reilly.
McIntosh is a freelance writer/hacker.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: Commands and Shells Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Unix Command Reference Chapter 3: Using the Terminal Chapter 4: Shell Overview Chapter 5: bash: The Bourne-Again Shell Part II: Text Editing and Processing Chapter 6: Pattern Matching Chapter 7: The vi Editor Chapter 8: The Emacs Editor Part III: Managing Mac OS X Chapter 9: Filesystem Overview Chapter 10: Directory Services Chapter 11: Running Network Services Chapter 12: The X Window System Chapter 13: The Defaults System Colophon
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