Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell

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Following the common-sense O'Reilly style, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell cuts through the chaff and gives you practical details you can use every day. Everything you need to know about the Unix side of Mac OS X has been systematically documented in this book.

Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a complete overview of Mac OS X Tiger (Version 10.4), focusing on the BSD Unix layer. This book familiarizes you with over 300 of Tiger's Unix commands, ...

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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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Overview

Following the common-sense O'Reilly style, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell cuts through the chaff and gives you practical details you can use every day. Everything you need to know about the Unix side of Mac OS X has been systematically documented in this book.

Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a complete overview of Mac OS X Tiger (Version 10.4), focusing on the BSD Unix layer. This book familiarizes you with over 300 of Tiger's Unix commands, the Terminal application, file management, system and network administration issues, and more.

Completely revised for Mac OS X Tiger, this book offers:

  • The most complete and thorough coverage of Mac OS X's Unix commands you'll find anywhere (even in the system)
  • An overview of basic system and network administration features, including coverage of NetInfo and Directory Services
  • An introduction to using Mac OS X's Unix command-line interface, the Terminal application
  • An overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors, including vi and Emacs
  • Information on shell syntax variables for Tiger's default Unix shell, bash

Each command and option in this book's Unix Command Reference has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger; even the manpages that ship with Mac OS X can't compete in accuracy. Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market and is a must for any serious Mac user.

The most popular and most complete desktop reference book on Mac OS X now covers Tiger, Apple's Mac OS X operating system with the ability to run older Mac programs, classic Unix applications, and innovative open source software.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596009434
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Lester started with computers early by keypunching letters to Grandma on IBM 029 punchcards. Now into his third decade of professional software development, he's the QA & Release Manager for Socialtext. Andy is also in charge of PR for The Perl Foundation and maintains over 25 modules on CPAN. Andy's two latest book projects are Mac OS X Tiger In A Nutshell from O'Reilly, and Pro Perl Debugging from Apress.

04.19.2013 Platform Retrospective

Attendees: Vered, Sarah, Jeff, Marcel, Matthew, Laura, Adam

Start working together on Tasks within a Story for more successful completed storiesKeeps people more engaged in meetings since everyone is part of storyHelps keep team focus

Continue having shorter review meetings by getting early acceptanceKeep to 15 minute Stand Up MeetingsStart discussing issues prior to meetings to keep moving forwardStop stressing to get meeting over – feel good to discuss what is needed

Work outside of Sprint prioritizationWork with Manager outside of Team to align work and time spent

Start having notes ready for last/next 24 / blocks to keep reporting quick

Start calling ‘further discussion’ meetings if Open Floor is going longIf Open Floor topic going long, invoke 5 minute rule to move to another timeAsk if everyone is good to stay on or need a follow on

Start – G2 reach out to anyone needing to be on Stand Up

Start, more Product Owner buy in for the detailsTo help avoid missed details where no one person owns the full processProduct review of done-done - Demo

Watch for changes to environment requiring a retestingOut of Cycle Release – CCD for all to view, exposure of release to QAOther options to expose release/changes to code/environmentsPoss: build release managerAvoid too much “process”

Stakeholder – Product OwnerWhen differences occur, how best to communicateAcceptance Criteria is contract with Product Owners

04.05.2013 Platform Retrospective

Attendees: Marcel, Adam, Jeff, Sarah, Rachel

Do not add User Stories in middle of Sprint

A lot of stories rolled over

Multi teams are requesting time of same resourcesBoth people and environmentsTime put into tasks to handle issues of prev sprint deliverablesTasks can be added as needed – but wont show in planning

Stories small enough to be end:end deliver/testAdd hours in testing stories to have hours to fix failuresTest plans cover full expectations of the Business acceptors

Doable Acceptance Criteria

Shorter, more focused meetingsFull attention in meetingsAvoid being pulled into areas not covered by team/sprint

Get acceptance prior to Review meeting where possibleAssures story has been completed

Chris Stone (cjstone@mac.com) is a Senior Systems Administrator (the Mac guy) at O'Reilly Media, Inc. and coauthor of Mac OS X in a Nutshell. He's written several Mac OS X related articles for the O'Reilly MacDevCenter (www.macdevcenter.com), and contributed to Mac OS X: The Missing Manual from Pogue Press. Chris lives in Petaluma, California with his wife, Miho, and two sons, Andrew and Jonathan.

Chuck Toporek is a Mac technology geek. He is the author of three Mac books and one medical book, and he has written for MacAddict and Macworld magazines.

Jason McIntosh lives and works in and around Boston. He has co-authored two O'Reilly books, Mac OS X in a Nutshell and Perl & XML, and writes occasional columns and weblog entries for the O'Reilly Network. His homepage is at http://www.jmac.org.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Commands and Shells

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Unix Command Reference

Chapter 3: Using the Terminal

Chapter 4: Shell Overview

Chapter 5: bash: The Bourne-Again Shell

Part II: Text Editing and Processing

Chapter 6: Pattern Matching

Chapter 7: The vi Editor

Chapter 8: The Emacs Editor

Part III: Managing Mac OS X

Chapter 9: Filesystem Overview

Chapter 10: Directory Services

Chapter 11: Running Network Services

Chapter 12: The X Window System

Chapter 13: The Defaults System

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2006

    CATCH A TIGER BY THE TAIL!!

    Are you a Unix- user or programmer or a system administrator? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Andy Lester, Chris Stone, Chuck Toporek and Jason McIntosh, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that cuts through the chaff and gives you practical details you can use every day. Lester, Stone, Toporek and McIntosh, begin by providing you with a quick introduction to the Unix side of Mac OS X. Then, the authors list descriptions and usage terms for over 300 of the Unix commands found in Mac OS X. They continue by introducing you to the Terminal application and show you how to issue commands and tweak its settings. Next, the authors provide a quick overview of the differences between bash, Mac OS X Panther's default shell, and tcsh, the default shell for earlier versions of Mac OS X. Then, they provide a quick overview of the bash shell, along with a listing of its built-in commands for shell scripting. They also cover pattern matching. Next, the authors cover some of vi's most commonly used options and features. Then, they focus on Emacs editing capabilities. The authors continue by touring the various folders found on a typical Mac OS X volume, including the Unix-centric directories that the Finder usually keeps out of sight. They then detail the way Mac OS X stores and accesses its administrative information, ranging from the NetInfo system of network-linked databases to the 'old-school' file-based system familiar to Unix administrators. The authors also detail the major categories of services Unix supplies, including web servers, file sharing, and mail servers. Next, they highlight some of the key features of Apple's X11 distribution and explain how to install Apple's X11 and the X11 SDK. Finally, the authors describe how to gain access to and hack these settings via the Terminal application and the defaults command. Everything you need to know about the Unix side of Mac OS X has been systematically documented in this most excellent book. This book is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market and is a must for any serious Mac user.

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