The authors would like to acknowledge the masses who helped make the book possible, and also would like to thank the authors of other O'Reilly books, from which some portions of this book were derived; including:
Linux in a Nutshell (Ellen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Stephen Figgins, and Jessica P. Hekman)
Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks (Brian Jepson and Ernest E. Rothman)
Unix in a Nutshell (Arnold Robbins)
My first thanks go to Chuck Toporek, my first and current editor at O'Reilly. It was Chuck who took me on the Unix/Linux Power Tools, Third Edition project years ago, and liked my work enough to bring me on the last two Mac OS X in a Nutshell projects. Thanks also to Kevin Bingham, for remembering me from my comments and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org, and passing my name to Chuck as someone who just might be worthy of working on an O'Reilly book.
Thanks to Leon Towns-von Stauber, who was invaluable in making sure I got the new stuff in and dropped the old. Thanks also to Brian Jepson and Ernie Rothman for Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks. Besides having written a great book in its own right, their clear and complete explanations made it easy to summarize and encapsulate Tiger's new features for this book.
Thanks to my darling Quinn, who brought me countless pretend meals from her play kitchen. Daddy gets hungry when he's working, and plastic pizza, popcorn, and pickles really hit the spot.
Most of all, innumerable thanks to my wife, Amy, for being my best friend and the best mom to Quinn; for her (sometimes grudging) understanding on those weekends where I wasn't around much because I was holed up with a chapter; and for believing in and supporting me as I make my way down this new authorship trail. I love you as big as the sky.