Chapter 33. Using Basic UNIX Commands
In This Chapter
- Terminal: Your Window to the Underworld
- Basic Commands for Working with Files
- Process Management
- Server Administration
- Getting Help with Man Pages
- Other Useful Commands
UNIX-based operating systems are powerful and stable, but traditionally, people had to access UNIX systems from the command line by typing text commands in a text-only window. For this reason, many average computer users have been intimidated by the complexity of UNIX systems. As you found out way back in Chapter 1, “Introducing Mac OS X,” Apple has harnessed that power and stability while maintaining the ease of a traditional Macintosh by designing Mac OS X with a UNIX subsystem.
By the Way
By creating Mac OS X, Apple ...