A Book by Mark G Sobell and Peter Seebach
A Practical Guide to UNIX for Mac OS X Users
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This combination reference and tutorial provides a comprehensive yet concise
look at UNIX for users of Mac OS X. The book is fully up-to-date with the
10.4 (Tiger) release of OS X which is built on top of a UNIX system.
Building upon Mark Sobell's A Practical Guide to the UNIX System, this book
provides step-by-step tutorials for OS X users eager to get the most from the
underlying UNIX system. Peter Seebach and Mark Sobell offer clear,
straightforward coverage of hundreds of UNIX and Mac OS X UNIX specific
commands and utilities, including Sobell's user-friendly 236-page command
reference section that alone is worth the price of the book.
Using a practical approach, this book provides hands-on examples and detailed
explanations to demystify the UNIX environment. Designed for the novice to
intermediate user, it covers basic user-level commands, shell programming, as
well as more advanced utilities.
A quick introduction to 30+ useful utilities
An introduction to the UNIX filesystem and its features
One chapter on vim and one chapter on emacs
A chapter on programming tools including sections on gcc, make, gdb, and CVS
Detailed coverage of more than 80 UNIX utilities with many examples (Part VI)
An introductory chapter on using the shells
A chapter on using bash (the Bourne Again Shell) interactively (from the command line)
A chapter covering bash as a programming language (to write shell scripts)
A chapter about how to use tcsh (the TC Shell) interactively (from the command line) and as a programming language
A chapter on the awk pattern processing language
An appendix on regular expressions
A glossary with over 500 entries
Read a brief biography of Mark Sobell.
View answers to even-numbered exercises.
Review a list of errata for the book.
Send a note to Mark Sobell at firstname.lastname@example.org.