Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther

Errata for Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther

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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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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 26
footnote, the sentence

"You can read more precise definitions of these terms and others in the Glossary." HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 31
1st paragraph

The section in parentheses reads in part "the shell waits for a background program to finish before giving a new prompt. A long-running background program may thus appear to hang the terminal." it should say: "the shell waits for a child program to finish before giving a new prompt. A long-running child program may thus appear to hang the terminal."

Anonymous   
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Page 33
bottom of the page, the sentence

(To see how this appears in the Finder, see Figure 3-7) HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 43
first example

The second ls -F should be removed.

Anonymous   
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Page 59
Wildcard examples, bottom of page

For the last example, ls *a*a*, the following entries HAVE BEEN ADDED: chap1a.old.txt haha.txt

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 75
third paragraph, describing hard links

you discuss making a hard link to fig0403.pdf, yet show: $ ln mypic.pdf copy2.pdf neither of which exist in that directory, according to the listing example at the page's top.

Anonymous   
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Page 76
1st paragraph

"This also implies a peculiar behaviour of symbolic links (and Aqua aliases): move, rename, or remove the item being pointed to and you have an orphan link." should be: "This also implies a peculiar behaviour of symbolic links: move, rename, or remove the item being pointed to and you have an orphan link."

Anonymous   
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Page 88
3rd paragraph in section "cat"

It is "bash", not "bassh".

Anonymous   
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Page 89
second example

$ ls mylogin today users ... "mylogin" should be "mybashrc" to make consistent with the previous example?

Anonymous   
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Page 104
first paragraph

the kill example kills PID 473; this paragraph referenced ID number 472. It NOW REFERENCES ID number 473.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 109
third paragraph (above the warning symbol)

Extra opening quote sign before the word Documentation.

Anonymous   
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Page 145
last two items in the listing

When you describe the GIMP windows from screenshot 9-16 in *clockwise* order from top, you must mention the window "GIMP Tip of the Day" before the window "Layers, Channels, and Paths", not after.

Anonymous