New book: “Mac OS X for Unix Geeks”

In the fourth edition of “Mac OS X for Unix Geeks” the authors updated it for Mac OS X 10.5 and tweaked the book to make it even more interesting than before. By reading it, you’ll learn how to perform common Unix tasks in Mac OS X, such as using Directory Services instead of the standard Unix /etc/passwd and /etc/group, and you’ll be able to compile code, link to libraries, and port Unix software using either Leopard and Tiger.

This book teaches you to:

  • Navigate the Terminal and understand how it differs from an xterm
  • Use Open Directory (LDAP) and NetInfo as well as Directory Services
  • Compile your code with GCC 3
  • Port Unix programs to Mac OS X with Fink
  • Use MacPorts to install free/open source software
  • Search through metadata with Spotlight’s command-line utilities
  • Build the Darwin kernel
Mac OS X for Unix Geeks, Fourth Edition
Ernest E. Rothman , Brian Jepson , Rich Rosen
ISBN: 9780596520625, 426 pages, Book Price: $34.99, £21.99, 32€ 

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