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The Mac OS X Command Line: Unix Under the Hood Paperback – 26 Nov 2004

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  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (26 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782143547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782143546
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 666,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Work More Quickly and Easily and Learn Some New Tricks
The Mac command line offers a faster, easier way to accomplish many tasks. It′s also the medium for many commands that aren′t accessible using the GUI. The Mac OS X Command Line is a clear, concise, tutorial–style introduction to all the major functionality provided by the command line. It′s also packed with information the experienced users need, including little–known shortcuts and several chapters devoted to advanced topics. This is a book to get you started, but also a book you won t soon outgrow.

Coverage includes:

  • Using Terminal, the gateway to the command line
  • Making Terminal easier to use with shortcuts
  • Configuring your shell: bash and tcsh
  • Navigating your file system in Terminal
  • Moving and copying files from the command line
  • Accessing hidden files with Terminal
  • Editing configuration files with command–line text editor
  • Finding any kind of file or content using simple commands
  • Printing from the command line
  • Archiving, compressing, and decompressing files
  • Managing users, groups, and permissions
  • Accessing network volumes and the Internet using simple commands
  • Managing programs and processes
  • Using system maintenance commands

About the Author

Kirk McElhearn, co–author of the best–selling Mastering Mac OS X Third Edition, is a professional author, journalist and translator. He has written user manuals for many popular Macintosh programs, and articles for publications including MacWorld magazine and TidBITS


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