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Covers everything students need to quickly become productive and effective with the Unix features and tools Mac OS X provides.
Shows students how to use a Mac OS X system to support a workgroup or host a Web site.
Helps students accomplish more in less time, and become more effective system and Web administrators.
Gives students all the resources and skills they need to go even further with Unix.
Will remain valuable to students long after they've mastered the fundamentals of Unix.
With Mac OS X, Apple has completely rebuilt the Macintosh operating system from the ground up--and yes, it's Unix that's running this new Mac OS. Mac users can now use the terminal command line to write a Perl script, automate batch commands, run an Apache server, use sendmail, and grep to their heart's delight. And alternately, many experienced Unix programmers are thrilled to be able to write shell scripts on the Mac platform. Unix for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide shows readers how to configure their Unix environment, navigate permissions, directories and files, run handy Unix utilities, configure and run the Apache Web server, and much more. In addition, readers will learn how to protect their files with Unix's security tools, and how to fix their Macs when things go wrong.
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Who Is This Book For? Whats in This Book? How to Use This Book. Requirements.
The Advantages of a Unix-based Mac OS. But First, a Little History. How Mac OS Xs Unix Differs from Mac OS 9. What You Can Do with Mac OS X and Unix. How You Will Be Working with Unix.
Getting to the Command Line. Understanding the Shell Prompt. Using a Command. Using Common Commands. About Commands, Processes, and Jobs. About Spaces in the Command Line. Wildcards. About Standard Input and Output. Creating Pipelines of Commands. Running a Command in the Background. Opening Files from the Command Line. Creating a Simple Unix Shell Script.
Using the Unix Manual. Printing Man Pages. Using Commands Built-in Help. Getting Help from Other People.
Mac OS X—Specific Utilities. File Compression and Archiving. File and Text Processing. Searching for Text. Searching for Files. Viewing and Editing Files. Sending Email. Network Analysis. Using the Internet.
Seeing the Whole File System. Seeing Where You Are in the File System. Understanding and Using Unix Filenames. Moving Around in the File System. Seeing the Contents of Directories. Viewing the Contents of Text Files. Creating Files and Directories. Copying Files and Directories. Renaming or Moving Files. Deleting Files and Directories. Getting Information about Files and Directories. About Links (the Unix Version of Aliases).
Editing Files with vi. About vis Two Modes. Navigating Using vi. Saving a File in vi. Quitting vi. Changing and Deleting Text. Emacs—an Editor Without Modes. Printing Files.
Finding Configuration Files. Configuring Your Shell. Environment Variables. Shell Aliases. Shell Settings. Configuring vi.
About Users and Groups. The Root User—Permission to Do Anything. Understanding Permissions and Ownership. Setting and Changing Permissions. Changing Ownership. Default Permissions for File Creation. Recognizing Permission Problems.
Creating a Shell Script. Using Variables. Using Arguments. Using Commands within Commands. Doing Arithmetic and Using Expressions. Using Control Structures. Getting User Input. Creating and Using Functions.
About Hostnames. Logging in to Another Unix Machine. Copying Files Between Unix Machines. More Advanced Interactions.
About root. Becoming Another User. Backups. Managing User Accounts and Groups. Monitoring System Usage. Running Regularly Scheduled Commands. System Log Files. The Boot Sequence. Setting the Hostname. Creating a New StartupItem. Webmin—A GUI Tool for System Administration. Troubleshooting Tips.
Physical Security. Choosing Good Passwords. Protecting Yourself from Internet Attacks. Searching for Files that Make You root. Keeping Up-to-Date. Monitoring Files for Changes. Security Checklist.
Installing from Source Code—the Basics. Using Fink to Install Software. Manually Installing from Source Code. Installing Perl Modules.
Setting Your Machines Hostname. Controlling the AppleShare Server. Activating the SSH Server. Configuring Sendmail—Internet Email Server. Activating the FTP Server. Apache: A Web Server. Even More Servers.
About Darwin. About Open-Source and Free Software. General Help Resources. Languages and Programming. Mac OS X in General. People. Protocols and Standards. Security. System Administration. Unix in General. Unix/Darwin Software. Miscellaneous.
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