With Mac OS X, Apple has completely rebuilt the Macintosh operating system from the ground up--and yes, it's Unix that's running this new Mac OS. Mac users can now use the terminal command line to write a Perl script, automate batch commands, run an Apache server, use sendmail, and grep to their heart's delight. And alternately, many experienced Unix programmers are thrilled to be able to write shell scripts on the Mac platform. Unix for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide shows readers how to configure their Unix environment, navigate permissions, directories and files, run handy Unix utilities, configure and run the Apache Web server, and much more. In addition, readers will learn how to protect their files with Unix's security tools, and how to fix their Macs when things go wrong.
Matisse Enzer studied architecture at the Cooper Union in New York City and with renowned architect Christopher Alexander (A Pattern Language) in California. Matisse worked at The WELL during the time it became one of the very first online communities to connect to the Internet. Since 1994 he's worked as a self-employed Internet consultant, designing and building a wide variety of systems. This is his first book for Peachpit Press.
Very good book to get up to speed with the unix side of OS X.
But: there are too many errata in the book, especially with figures or tables that contain inconsistencies with... Read more
This book opens the wonderful world of unix to everyone who wants to know more of what happens under the hood of the fabulous Macintosh operating system. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2003 by justjill