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Mac OS X for Unix Geeks Brian Jepson

Mac OS X for Unix Geeks

Brian Jepson

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If youre a developer or system administrator lured to Mac OS X because of its Unix roots, youll quickly discover that performing Unix tasks on a Mac is different than what youre accustomed to. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks serves as a bridge betweenMoreIf youre a developer or system administrator lured to Mac OS X because of its Unix roots, youll quickly discover that performing Unix tasks on a Mac is different than what youre accustomed to. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks serves as a bridge between Apples Darwin OS and the more traditional Unix systems. This clear, concise guide gives you a tour of Mac OS Xs Unix shell in both Leopard and Tiger, and helps you find the facilities that replace or correspond to standard Unix utilities.brYoull learn how to perform common Unix tasks in Mac OS X, such as using Directory Services instead of the standard Unix /etc/passwd and /etc/group, and youll be able to compile code, link to libraries, and port Unix software using either Leopard and Tiger. This book teaches you to#58-Navigate the Terminal and understand how it differs from an xtermbrUse Open Directory (LDAP) and NetInfo as well as Directory ServicesbrCompile your code with GCC 4brPort Unix programs to Mac OS X with FinkbrUse MacPorts to install free/open source softwarebrSearch through metadata with Spotlights command-line utilitiesbrBuild the Darwin kernelbrAnd theres much more. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks is the ideal survival guide to tame the Unix side of Leopard and Tiger. If youre a Unix geek with an interest in Mac OS X, youll soon find that this book is invaluable.