By Ernest E. Rothman, Brian Jepson, Rich Rosen
If you are a developer or process administrator lured to Mac OS X as a result of its Unix roots, you are going to quick realize that appearing Unix projects on a Mac is assorted than what you are familiar with. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks serves as a bridge among Apple's Darwin OS and the extra conventional Unix structures. This transparent, concise advisor delivers a journey of Mac OS X's Unix shell in either Leopard and Tiger, and is helping you discover the amenities that substitute or correspond to plain Unix utilities.
You'll how one can practice universal Unix initiatives in Mac OS X, comparable to utilizing listing companies rather than the normal Unix /etc/passwd and /etc/group, and you will be capable of bring together code, hyperlink to libraries, and port Unix software program utilizing both Leopard and Tiger. This booklet teaches you to:
- Navigate the Terminal and know the way it differs from an xterm
- Use Open listing (LDAP) and NetInfo in addition to listing Services
- Compile your code with GCC 4
- Port Unix courses to Mac OS X with Fink
- Use MacPorts to put in free/open resource software
- Search via metadata with Spotlight's command-line utilities
- Build the Darwin kernel
And there is even more. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks is the perfect survival consultant to tame the Unix facet of Leopard and Tiger. if you are a Unix geek with an curiosity in Mac OS X, you will soon locate that this publication is invaluable.