By Brian Jepson, Ernest E. Rothman, Rich Rosen
If you're a developer or process administrator lured to Mac OS X as a result of its Unix roots, you'll fast observe that acting Unix initiatives on a Mac is assorted than what you're familiar with. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks serves as a bridge among Apple's Darwin OS and the extra conventional Unix platforms. This transparent, concise advisor promises a travel of Mac OS X's Unix shell in either Leopard and Tiger, and is helping you discover the amenities that substitute or correspond to straightforward Unix utilities.
You'll the way to practice universal Unix initiatives in Mac OS X, comparable to utilizing listing providers rather than the traditional Unix /etc/passwd and /etc/group, and you'll be capable of bring together code, hyperlink to libraries, and port Unix software program utilizing both Leopard and Tiger. This booklet teaches you to:
* Navigate the Terminal and know how it differs from an xterm
* Use Open listing (LDAP) and NetInfo in addition to listing Services
* collect your code with GCC 4
* Port Unix courses to Mac OS X with Fink
* Use MacPorts to put in free/open resource software
* seek via metadata with Spotlight's command-line utilities
* construct the Darwin kernel
And there's even more. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks is the fitting survival advisor to tame the Unix facet of Leopard and Tiger. If you're a Unix geek with an curiosity in Mac OS X, you'll quickly locate that this booklet is priceless.