By Mark G. Sobell
Underneath Mac OSR X's attractive graphical person interface (GUI) is the main robust working method ever created: UNIXR. With unequalled readability and perception, this e-book explains UNIX for the Mac OS X usergiving you overall keep watch over over your method, so that you can get extra performed, speedier. development on Mark Sobell's hugely praised a pragmatic consultant to the UNIX process, it gives you finished suggestions at the UNIX command line instruments each consumer, administrator, and developer must mastertogether with the world's top daily UNIX reference.This publication is choked with hundreds of thousands 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 person. you are going to comprehend the relationships among GUI instruments and their command line opposite numbers. want rapid solutions? do not trouble with complicated on-line "manual pages": depend on this book's example-rich, quick-access, 236-page command reference!"
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When you are working on a GUI, you bypass the shell and execute a program by clicking an icon or name. Refer to Chapter 5 (page 113) for more information on the shell. Correcting Mistakes This section explains how to correct typos and other errors you may make while you are logged in on a character-based display. Because the shell and most other utilities do not interpret the command line or other text until after you press RETURN, you can correct typing mistakes before you press RETURN. You can correct typing mistakes in several ways: erase one character at a time, back up a word at a time, or back up to the beginning of the command line in one step.
The text console, described on page 35, displays a purely textual environment on the system monitor. Graphical Login When the system boots, the default behavior is to log in automatically the first user account that was created when the system was set up. No password is required. Once you log out, the system presents a list of accounts that you can log in to (Figure 2-1). When you select one of these accounts, the system prompts for a password and, when you supply the correct password and press RETURN, logs you in.
What would you do if you could not log in? Advanced Exercises 5. How many man pages are in the Devices subsection of the system manual? ) 6. The example on page 29 shows that man pages for write appear in sections 1 and 2 of the system Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System 51 52 Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System manual. Explain how you can use man to determine which sections of the system manual contain a manual page with a given name. 7. How would you find out which OS X utilities create and work with archive files?