Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion: Using Unix and Linux Tools at the Command Line

Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion: Using Unix and Linux Tools at the Command Line

by Dave Taylor
     
 

Think your Mac is powerful now? Author Dave Taylor shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X’s beautiful user interface. Mountain Lion puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips - for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and

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Overview

Think your Mac is powerful now? Author Dave Taylor shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X’s beautiful user interface. Mountain Lion puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips - for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using a variety of freely downloadable open source applications. Take a friendly tour of the Unix command line and 50 of the most useful utilities, and quickly learn how to gain real control over your Mac.

  • Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you want
  • Make changes to your Mac’s filesystem and directories
  • Use Unix’s find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific information
  • Create unique "super-commands" to perform tasks that you specify
  • Run multiple Unix programs and processes at the same time
  • Install the X Window system and get a quick tour of the best X11 applications
  • Learn how to take even greater advantage of Unix on your Mac

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449332310
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Taylor is a popular writer focused on both business and technology. A thirty year veteran of the Unix world, he's a columnist for "Linux Journal" and writes extensively about gadgets and technology at AskDaveTaylor.com. Founder of four Internet startups, author of twenty books, he's also an award-winning public speaker and film critic, when he's not busy being single dad to his three children.

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