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A Practical Guide to UNIX® for Mac OS® X Users by Mark G. Sobell

By Mark G. Sobell

Underneath Mac OSR X's attractive graphical consumer interface (GUI) is the main strong working procedure ever created: UNIXR. With unrivaled readability and perception, this e-book explains UNIX for the Mac OS X usergiving you overall keep watch over over your approach, so that you can get extra performed, quicker. construction on Mark Sobell's hugely praised a realistic advisor to the UNIX procedure, it gives you complete information at the UNIX command line instruments each consumer, administrator, and developer must mastertogether with the world's top day by day UNIX reference.This ebook is jam-packed with enormous quantities of top of the range examples. From networking and method utilities to shells and programming, this can be UNIX from the floor upboth the "whys" and the "hows"for each Mac person. you are going to comprehend the relationships among GUI instruments and their command line opposite numbers. desire rapid solutions? do not trouble with complicated on-line "manual pages": depend upon this book's example-rich, quick-access, 236-page command reference!"

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This procedure causes the OPTION key (on Mac keyboards) or the ALT key (on PC keyboards) to function as the META key while you are using the Terminal utility. Figure 2-8. Terminal Inspector window [View full size image] After giving the command info, press the SPACE bar a few times to scroll the display. Figure 2-9 (next page) shows the first screen that info displays. The asterisk at the left end of the line means that this entry is the beginning of a menu item. Following the asterisk is the name of the menu item, a colon, the name of the package (in parentheses) to which the menu item belongs, other information, and a description of the item (on the right).

When extra privileges are required to perform certain system tasks, the system administrator logs in as the root user by entering the username root and the root password or uses the sudo utility to run commands directly. While logged in in this manner, this user is called Superuser or administrator. On a multiuser system, several trusted users may be given the root password. Do not work as Superuser as a matter of course. When you have to do something that requires Superuser privileges, work as Superuser for only as long as you need to; revert to working as yourself as soon as possible.

Games 7. Miscellaneous 8. System Administration 9. Kernel Interfaces N. Tcl/Tk commands This layout closely mimics the way the set of UNIX manuals has always been divided. Unless you specify a manual section, man displays the earliest occurrence in the manual of the word you specify on the command line. Most users find the information they need in sections 1, 6, and 7; programmers and system administrators frequently need to consult the other sections. Some man pages are installed only with the Developer Tools package (page 478).

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