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Mac OS X for Unix geeks

Author: Brian Jepson; Ernest E Rothman
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Introduces the UNIX environment in Mac OS X and explains concepts such as the Terminal application, compiling code, creating and installing packages, and building the Darwin kernel.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Jepson; Ernest E Rothman
ISBN: 0596003560 9780596003562
OCLC Number: 50775747
Notes: Includes index.
"Switching to Mac OS X"--Cover.
Description: xv, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Part I. Getting Around 1. The Mac OS X Command Line Mac OS X Shells The Terminal and xterm Compared Using the Terminal The Services Menu Using the tcsh Shell Mac OS X's Unix Development Tools 2. Startup Booting Mac OS X Adding Startup Items Scheduling Tasks 3. Directory Services Understanding Directory Services Programming with Directory Services Configuring Directory Services NetInfo NetInfo Utilities NetInfo Command Reference Managing Groups Managing Users and Passwords Managing Hostnames and IP Addresses Exporting Directories with NFS Flat Files and Their NetInfo Counterparts Restoring the NetInfo Database Part II. Building Applications 4. Compiling Source Code Compiler Differences Compiling Unix Source Code Architectural Issues 5. Libraries, Headers, and Frameworks Header Files The System Library: libSystem Shared Libraries Versus Loadable Modules Library Versions Creating and Linking Static Libraries Prebinding Interesting and Important Libraries 6. Creating and Installing Packages Fink Creating Fink Packages GNU-Darwin Packaging Tools Part III. Beyond the User Space 7. Building the Darwin Kernel Darwin Development Tools Getting the Source Code Building and Installing the Kernel Kernel Configuration 8. System Management Tools Diagnostic Utilities Kernel Utilities System Configuration 9. The X Window System Installing X11 Running XDarwin Desktops and Window Managers X11-based Applications and Libraries Making X11 Applications More Aqua-like AquaTerm Connecting to Other X Window Systems Virtual Network Computers Conclusion Part IV. Appendixes A. The Mac OS X Filesystem B. Command-Line Tools: The Missing Manpages Index
Responsibility: Brian Jepson and Ernest E. Rothman.


This pocket-sized reference should help Unix professionals acclimatise themselves to this familiar, yet alien, Unix environment on modern Apple Macintosh computers.  Read more...


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"Vital starting point for UNIX power-users new to Mac OS X." Computer Shopper, July (5 stars)

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