June 27, 2002
O'Reilly Releases "Learning Unix for Mac OS X"
Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly & Associates has released "Learning Unix for
Mac OS X" by Dave Taylor and Jerry Peek (O'Reilly, US $19.95), a
concise, easy-to-follow introduction to getting started with Unix
functions on the new Mac operating system.
Mac users tend to be passionate about their computers; having grown
comfortable with the elegance of the Mac GUI, they are loath to change.
With OS X they can continue to use their preferred platform, but also
have the option of exploring the powerful capabilities of Unix.
"Learning Unix for Mac OS X" tells readers how to use the Terminal
application, become functional with the command interface, explore many
Unix applications, and most important, take advantage of the strengths
of both interfaces.
Based on O'Reilly's popular book "Learning the UNIX Operating System,"
this hands-on guide begins with an introduction to the Unix environment
to acquaint the user with the command line. The book then expands into
launching and configuring the Terminal application--the heart of the
Unix interface for the Mac OS X user. Readers will learn how to manage,
create, edit, and transfer files. For navigating the Internet,
"Learning Unix for Mac OS X" provides instruction on how to use
functions such as mail, chat, and web browsing from the command line.
Other topics include:
- Customizing the shell environment
- Printing from the Unix command line
- Creating and editing files with the vi editor
- Performing remote logins
- Understanding pipes and filters
- Using background processing
"Learning Unix for Mac OS X" provides a clear explanation of all the
common commands, accompanied by examples, exercises, and opportunities
for experimentation. A removable quick reference card serves as a
handy, desktop reminder for the most useful Unix commands, such as
those for working with the filesystem, printing, or using a network.
Unix is a complex and powerful system, and many Mac users may never do
more than scratch the surface of Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings. Whether
their interest is merely casual or the first steps toward a mastery of
the new operating system, Mac users will find everything they need to
know to get started with Unix in this slim volume.
"Learning Unix for Mac OS X" is also available on Safari Books Online.
Customizing Your Session, is available free online.
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
index, author bios, and samples, click here
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Learning Unix for Mac OS X
By Dave Taylor & Jerry Peek
ISBN 0-596-00342-0, 139 pages, $19.95 (US), $30.95 (CAN)
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