Beneath Mac OS X Tiger's easy-to-use Aqua interface lies a powerful Unix engine. Mac users know that Unix is at their fingertips, if only they knew how to access it. Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger provides Mac users with a user-friendly tour of the Unix world concealed beneath Mac OS X's hood and shows how to make the most use of the command-line tools.Thoroughly revised and updated for Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition introduces Mac users to the Terminal application and shows you how to navigate the command interface, explore hundreds of Unix applications that come with the Mac, and, most importantly, how to take advantage of both the Mac and Unix interfaces. Readers will learn how to:
Launch and configure the Terminal application
Customize the shell environment
Manage files and directories
Search with Spotlight from the command line
Edit and create text files with vi and Pico
Perform remote logins
Access internet functions, and much more
Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger is a clear, concise introduction to what you need to know to learn the basics of Unix on Tiger. If you want to master the command-line, this gentle guide to using Unix on Mac OS X Tiger is well worth its cover price.
Dave Taylor is a popular writer, teacher and speaker of business and technology issues. The founder of The Internet Mall and iTrack.com, he's been involved with UNIX and the Internet since 1980, having created the popular Elm Mail System. He's also been a Mac fan since the year it was released. Once a Research Scientist at HP Laboratories and Senior Reviews Editor of SunWorld magazine, Taylor has contributed software to the official 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD). His programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants.
About the AuthorDave Taylor is a popular writer, teacher, and speaker focused on business communications and technology issues. The author of almost 20 books, including Growing Your Business with Google, Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, and Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours, he is also a visionary in the business blogging and communications space. His primary weblogs are The Intuitive View (www.intuitive.com/)and Ask Dave Taylor (www.askdavetaylor.com).Dave has an MS Education and MBA and has been involved with the Internet since 1980 and the Macintosh since his first dirty beige 512K Mac in 1985. He has contributed software to the 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD) and his programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants.ColophonOur look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects.The animal on the cover of Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger is a Siberian tiger cub. Tiger cubs are born blind and weigh only about as much as a small domestic housecat. Litters average two to four cubs. They feed on their mother's milk for six to eight weeks (and remain blind for the first two), until their she begins to bring them solid food at the age of three months. After roughly a year, the mother tiger will begin teaching her young how to hunt. Cubs develop the lethal teeth of an adult and begin killing their own food when they are approximately 18 months old, but will remain with their mother until they are two to three years old. Once they are old enough and can ably take down large kills of deer, buffalo, and other prey, the tiger cubs must strike out to find their own hunting territory. The Siberian tiger can live up to 15 years in the wild.Philip Dangler was the production editor for and proofreader for Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger. Sanders Kleinfeld and Colleen Gorman provided quality control. Lydia Onofrei provided production assistance. Julie Hoer wrote the index.Ellie Volckhausen designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is an original illustration created by Susan Hart. Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.This book was converted by KeithFahlgren to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia Free- Hand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Philip Dangler.