A Practical Guide to UNIX® for Mac OS® X Users by Mark G. Sobell

By Mark G. Sobell

Underneath Mac OSR X's gorgeous graphical person interface (GUI) is the main robust working process ever created: UNIXR. With unequalled readability and perception, this booklet explains UNIX for the Mac OS X usergiving you overall keep watch over over your process, so that you can get extra performed, swifter. development on Mark Sobell's hugely praised a pragmatic advisor to the UNIX method, it supplies entire tips at the UNIX command line instruments each consumer, administrator, and developer must mastertogether with the world's most sensible daily UNIX reference.This e-book is jam-packed with enormous quantities of high quality examples. From networking and procedure utilities to shells and programming, this can be UNIX from the floor upboth the "whys" and the "hows"for each Mac person. you will comprehend the relationships among GUI instruments and their command line opposite numbers. desire rapid solutions? do not trouble with complicated on-line "manual pages": depend on this book's example-rich, quick-access, 236-page command reference!"

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A directory is a resource that can hold files. In the Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System 53 54 Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System Mac OS X graphical interface and in some other operating systems, a directory is referred to as a folder, which is a good analogy: A directory is a folder that can hold files. Caution: In this chapter you work in your home directory When you log in on the system, you are working in a directory that is called your home directory. In this chapter that is the only directory you use: All the files you create in this chapter are in your home directory.

You can correct typing mistakes in several ways: erase one character at a time, back up a word at a time, or back up to the beginning of the command line in one step. After you press RETURN, it is too late to correct a mistake; you can either wait for the command to run to completion or abort execution of the program. Erasing a Character While entering characters from the keyboard, you can back up and erase a mistake by pressing the erase key once for each character you want to delete. The erase key backs over as many characters as you wish.

How many man pages are in the Devices subsection of the system manual? ) 6. The example on page 29 shows that man pages for write appear in sections 1 and 2 of the system Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System 51 52 Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System manual. Explain how you can use man to determine which sections of the system manual contain a manual page with a given name. 7. How would you find out which OS X utilities create and work with archive files? 3. The Mac OS X Utilities IN THIS CHAPTER Special Characters 40 Basic Utilities 41 less: Displays a Text File One Screen at a Time 42 Working with Files 43 lpr: Prints a File 45 | (Pipe): Communicates Between Processes 51 Compressing and Archiving Files 54 Locating Commands 58 apropos: Searches for a Keyword 59 Obtaining User and System Information 60 When the first UNIX systems were introduced, and for a long time thereafter, UNIX did not have a graphical interface: It ran on character-based terminals only.

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