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

By Mark G. Sobell

Underneath Mac OSR X's beautiful graphical consumer interface (GUI) is the main robust working procedure ever created: UNIXR. With unequalled readability and perception, this ebook explains UNIX for the Mac OS X usergiving you overall regulate over your approach, so that you can get extra performed, swifter. development on Mark Sobell's hugely praised a pragmatic advisor to the UNIX method, it can provide complete suggestions at the UNIX command line instruments each person, administrator, and developer must mastertogether with the world's most sensible day by day UNIX reference.This publication is jam-packed with hundreds and hundreds of high quality examples. From networking and procedure utilities to shells and programming, this can be UNIX from the floor upboth the "whys" and the "hows"for each Mac consumer. you will comprehend the relationships among GUI instruments and their command line opposite numbers. desire speedy 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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With the growth of Mac OS X and the Internet, the sources of documentation have expanded. The following sections discuss some of the places you can look for information on various aspects of UNIX in general and Mac OS X in particular. The Help Viewer The Help Viewer is a graphical application that you run by clicking Help on the menu bar at the top of the screen. For graphical applications, it is the default help program. In general, the Help Viewer offers the documentation for application programs, not for utilities.

Ditto: Copies Files and Directories The ditto utility is similar to cp but is not available on traditional UNIX systems. Without any options, ditto copies files as well as directories and their contents. It can also create archives (page 921) of files or extract files from archives. 0130 This command copies the Documents directory hierarchy, preserving the resource forks of the files it copies. 3 or earlier, you must specify the -rsrc option if you want to copy resource forks. 4 and later. For more information on options, refer to page 115.

When it receives a terminal interrupt signal, the shell displays a prompt and waits for another command. If these methods do not terminate the program, try stopping the program with the suspend key (typically CONTROL-Z), giving the jobs command to verify the job number of the program, and using kill to abort the program. The job number is the number within the brackets at the left end of the line that jobs displays ([1]). The kill command uses TERM to send a termination signal[3] to the job specified by the job number, which is preceded by a percent sign (%1): [3] When the terminal interrupt signal does not work, use the kill (KILL) signal.

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