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 consumer interface (GUI) is the main robust working approach ever created: UNIXR. With unrivaled readability and perception, this e-book explains UNIX for the Mac OS X usergiving you overall keep watch over over your method, so that you can get extra performed, swifter. construction on Mark Sobell's hugely praised a realistic consultant to the UNIX procedure, it offers finished tips at the UNIX command line instruments each consumer, administrator, and developer must mastertogether with the world's most sensible day by day UNIX reference.This ebook is jam-packed with enormous quantities of top of the range examples. From networking and approach utilities to shells and programming, this is often UNIX from the floor upboth the "whys" and the "hows"for each Mac person. you are going to 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 upon this book's example-rich, quick-access, 236-page command reference!"

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For more information refer to "Resource forks" on page 93. 4 and later, all of the utilities in this section, and almost all other utilities that come with Mac OS X, recognize and work with both data and resource forks. An exception occurs when you redirect the output of a utility. Refer to "| (Pipe): Communicates Between Processes" on page 51 for more information. 3 and earlier, many utilities recognize only the data fork of a file. If you are not sure if a utility respects resource forks, make a copy of the file using the Finder, which always respects resource forks, before modifying a file with the suspect utility.

Refer to page 768 for more information on less. Tip: Filename completion After you enter one or more letters of a filename on a command line, press TAB and the shell completes as much of the filename as it can. When only one filename starts with the characters you entered, the shell completes the filename and places a SPACE after it. You can keep typing or you can press RETURN to execute the command at this point. When the characters you entered do not uniquely identify a filename, the shell completes what it can and waits for more input.

A word is any sequence of characters that does not contain a SPACE or TAB. When you press CONTROL-W, the cursor moves left to the beginning of the current word (as you are entering a word) or the previous word (when you have just entered a SPACE or TAB), removing the word. Deleting a Line Any time before you press RETURN, you can delete a line you are entering by pressing the line kill key, or kill key. When you press this key, the cursor moves to the left, erasing characters as it goes, back to the beginning of the line.

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