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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, 2nd Edition by Brandon Perry, Dave Taylor

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11OS X SCRIPTS

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One of the most important changes in the world of Unix and Unix-like operating systems was the release of the completely rewritten OS X system, built atop a reliable Unix core called Darwin. Darwin is an open source Unix based on BSD Unix. If you know your Unix at all, the first time you open the Terminal application in OS X, you’ll doubtless swoon with delight. Everything you’d want, from development tools to standard Unix utilities, is included in the latest generation of Mac computers, with a gorgeous GUI quite capable of hiding all that power for people who aren’t ready for it.

There are significant differences between OS X ...

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