Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther

Dave Taylor, Brian Jepson

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2003-12-01
  • 售價: $870
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$827
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 160
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596006179
  • ISBN-13: 9780596006174
  • 相關分類: MAC OS 蘋果電腦
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Renowned for its friendliness, Mac OS® X has delighted many a loyal Mac® user with its combined ease use and underlying strength. By no means simplistic, its intelligently designed operating system and user interface boast of sophistication and power, while still offering accessibility to even the most inexperienced computer users. But Mac OS X has gone one step further: it's turned unsuspecting Mac users into Unix® users, too.

Perhaps you're already familiar with Unix, just not on the Mac. Or perhaps you opened your Utilities folder, spotted the Terminal icon and double-clicked on it just to see what it does. Suddenly faced with a command line interface, you may have asked, "What does this mean?" followed by the most pressing question, "Why on earth would I ever want to venture into this seemingly user-unfriendly territory?"

The new edition of Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther answers these questions and more. This compact book provides a user-friendly tour for the uninitiated of the Mac's Unix base. You can safely explore Terminal and familiarize yourself with the command line, learning as you go about the hundreds of Unix programs that come with your Mac. You'll begin to understand the power and flexibility of Unix. And if Unix isn't new to you, you'll discover how it translates into this latest Mac incarnation. Updated to cover Mac OS X Panther (Mac OS X 10.3), this book will keep you current with the latest features of your Mac.

Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther begins with a quick but in-depth introduction to Terminal and the command line interface. All the common commands are simply explained with accompanying examples, exercises, and opportunities for experimentation. There are even problem checklists to help you along the way if you get stuck. You'll learn how to:

  • Customize your shell environment
  • Manage files and directories
  • Successfully print from the Unix command line
  • Edit and create files with the vi editor
  • Perform remote logins
  • Access Internet functions, and much more

Unix continues to thrive as an operating system because of its power, flexibility, and simplicity, and the vast community that supports it. Mac OS X Panther makes it possible for you to run Unix programs side-by-side with native Mac programs on your Mac desktop. Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther puts the power of these programs at your fingertips. 

Table of Contents


1. Getting Into Unix

     Why Use Unix?
     Launching Terminal

     Customizing Your Shell Environment

     Further Customization

2. Using the Terminal

     Working with the Terminal

     Syntax of a Unix Command Line

     Types of Commands

     The Unresponsive Terminal

3. Using Unix

     The Mac OS X Filesystem

     Protecting and Sharing Files

     Superuser Privileges with sudo

     Exploring External Volumes

4. File Management

     File and Directory Names

     File and Directory Wildcards

     Creating and Editing Files

     A Simpler vi Alternative: Pico

     Managing Files

5. Printing

     Formatting and Print Commands

     Non-PostScript Printers

6. Redirecting I/O

     Standard Input and Standard Output

     Pipes and Filters

7. Multitasking

     Running a Command in the Background
     Checking on a Process

     Canceling a Process

8. Accessing the Internet

     Remote Logins

     Transferring Files

9. Of Windows and Downloads



     Some Picks

10. Where to Go from Here


     Shell Aliases and Functions


     More Possibilities: Perl and Python