Chapter 33. Using Basic UNIX Commands

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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.

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