Mac OS X Hints

Errata for Mac OS X Hints

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page x
TOC for Chapter 14

The Apple symbol in the title of sec 14-1 appears as a simple "a".

Anonymous   
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Page p42
2-23 3rd paragraph

The command: ls | lpr should be: ls -l | lpr

Anonymous   
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Page 11
UP TO SPEED, bottom of left column

It's important to understand the phrase you see in the KIND column shown here. should read: It's important to understand the phrase you see in the TYPE column shown here.

Anonymous   
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Page 22
Last paragraph

The instructions for saving the modified file are wrong. They read: "...tell Pico to save the file by pressing Control-W and then hitting..." This should read: ""...tell Pico to save the file by pressing Control-O and then hitting..."

Anonymous   
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Page 57
3rd paragraph of 2-49

The symbol that you get with Shift-Option-K does not show up. This problem is in two places in this paragraph.

Anonymous   
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Page 67
3rd paragraph

there shouldn't be any spaces between any of the "Screen saver.framework"s. /System/Library/Frameworks/Screen saver.framework/Resources... should be /System/Library/Frameworks/Screensaver.framework/Resources...

Anonymous   
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Page 77
step 4

The 1st two pairs of <dict></dict> tags are indented. it's a minor formatting error.

Anonymous   
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Page 87
fig 3-16 text

The sentence "Therefore, so the icons may appear a bit fuzzy." should be: "Therefore, the icons may appear a bit fuzzy."

Anonymous   
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Page 96
4-13, 2nd sentence

"For instance, you could you Applescript..." should be "For instance, you could use Applescript...".

Anonymous   
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Page 104
2nd bullet of 4th paragraph

'Sfter you see the menu,...' should be 'After you see the menu,...'

Anonymous   
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Page 188
2nd paragraph

In section 8-14, the mute function in iTunes is listed as command-M it should be: command-option-up-arrow or command-option-down-arrow

Anonymous   
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Page 243
11-17 Burning a Multisession CD, step #2

The proper step should read: Open Disk Copy. Choose File -> New -> Image from Folder or Volume. When prompted... Currently, the step incorrectly states to select "Image from Device or Volume."

Anonymous   
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Page 328
14-17 Searching Google from the Menu Bar

This hint no longer applies, as Searchling has been pulled from distribution. A new product (iSeek) from Ambrosia will soon take its place

Anonymous   
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Page 361
end of 1st paragraph

The last sentence says the file is Webster's Second International Dictionary. It would be more accurate to say it's the word list from that dictionary since there are no definitions.

Anonymous   
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Page 378
3

... So if you want to view the top fifteen CPU-hungry processes, type top -u 1, and your screen fills... should be: ...type top -u 15, ...

Anonymous   
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Page 380
2nd paragraph

The example command refers to /Volumes/MyMusic/Trash/*. But that volumes trash would be in /Volumes/MyMusic/.Trashes. The last word of the previous paragraph should also be .Trashes.

Anonymous   
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Page 381
1st paragrpah

The paragraph states vi and emacs editors won't display ^M characters. I don't know about emacs, but vi does by default.

Anonymous   
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Page 388
last sentence

Pressing ^D is preferable to ^C to end this and most other programs reading standard input.

Anonymous   
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Page 394
Bottom half of page in hint 16-2 "Comparing Two Text Files"

Below the code snippet, all references to "user.com" and "user2.com" should be replaced by "user.php" and "user2.php," respectively.

Anonymous   
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Page 402
section "Shell Hints"

The first paragraph of the section "Shell Hints" refers to "tsch" this should be "tcsh".

Anonymous   
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Page 404
Hint 16-13

In the second paragraph "The -l option on wc returns the number of words in the ls output..." Should be: "The -l option on wc returns the number of lines in the ls output..." The first line of the last paragraph says: "This will not work for regressive ls commands..." it should say "This will not work for recursive ls commands..."

Anonymous   
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Page 424
first command in step 3 of hint 16-31

There is a space missing in the first command in step 3 of hint 16-31. It should read: "./configure -mandir=..." (space between "./configure" and "-mandir")

Anonymous   
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Page 426
step 5

Step 5 says "... and see hint 358 for more ..." This should be "... and see the box on page 358 for more ..."

Anonymous   
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Page 440
2nd command from the top

The second command from the top ends with "mysqled_safe". It should be "mysqld_safe".

Anonymous