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Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard by Brad Miser

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Chapter 14. Unix: Working with the Command Line

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A Command Line with the Mac OS?

As you learned earlier in the book, Mac OS X is running on top of a version of the Unix operating system. This means that Mac OS X can use many Unix applications. It also means you can enter Unix commands directly in the command-line interface to manipulate your system. In fact, in some situations, using a Unix command might be the best way you can accomplish a task (such as deleting a rogue file that you can’t delete by dragging it to the Trash).

Unix is a very powerful language/operating system; however, it is ...

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