By Mark G. Sobell

Underneath Mac OSR X's attractive graphical consumer interface (GUI) is the main robust working approach ever created: UNIXR. With unequalled readability and perception, this booklet explains UNIX for the Mac OS X usergiving you overall keep an eye on over your process, so that you can get extra performed, quicker. development on Mark Sobell's hugely praised a pragmatic advisor to the UNIX method, it grants accomplished assistance at the UNIX command line instruments each person, administrator, and developer must mastertogether with the world's top daily UNIX reference.This e-book is jam-packed with 1000s of fine quality examples. From networking and approach utilities to shells and programming, this can be UNIX from the floor upboth the "whys" and the "hows"for each Mac consumer. you are going to comprehend the relationships among GUI instruments and their command line opposite numbers. want rapid solutions? do not hassle with complicated on-line "manual pages": depend on this book's example-rich, quick-access, 236-page command reference!"

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Try the following: $ echo 'xxxxxx CONTROL-U' $ echo 'xxxxxx CONTROL-V CONTROL-U' Basic Utilities One of the important advantages of Mac OS X is that it comes with hundreds of utilities that perform myriad functions. You will use utilities whenever you use Mac OS X, whether you access them directly by name from the command line or indirectly from a menu or icon. The following sections discuss some of the most basic and important utilities; these utilities are available from a character-based interface.

3 and earlier, the ditto utility not only copies the data a file contains (as does cp), but also copies resource forks (see the tip on page 43). Refer to page 715 for more information on ditto. mv: Changes the Name of a File The mv (move) utility renames a file without making a copy of it. 0130. The initial ls command shows that memo is the only file in the directory. 0130 is still the only file in the directory. Compare this result to the earlier cp example. Figure 3-3. 0130 The mv utility can be used for more than changing the name of a file.

You can also refer to the man pages to get more information about specific topics or to determine which features are available under Mac OS X. Because the descriptions in the system documentation are often terse, they are most helpful when you already understand basically what a utility does. Because man is a character-based utility, you must run it from the command line. Nicely formatted versions of the man pages are available from within Xcode (page 478). To find out more about a utility, give the command man, followed by the name of the utility.

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