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If you're one of the many Unix developers drawn to Mac OS X for its Unix core, you'll find yourself in surprisingly unfamiliar territory. Unix and Mac OS X are kissing cousins, but there are enough pitfalls and minefields in going from one to another that even a Unix guru can stumble, and most guides to Mac OS X are written for Mac aficionados. For a Unix developer, approaching Tiger from the Mac side is a bit like learning Russian by reading the Russian side of a Russian-English dictionary. Fortunately, O'Reilly has been the Unix authority for over 25 years, and in Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks, that depth of understanding shows.This is the book for Mac command-line fans. Completely revised and updated to cover Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition helps you quickly and painlessly get acclimated with Tiger's familiar-yet foreign-Unix environment. Topics include:
Using the Terminal and understanding how it differs from an xtermUsing Directory Services, Open Directory (LDAP), and NetInfoCompiling code with GCC 3Library linking and porting Unix softwareCreating and installing packages with FinkUsing DarwinPortsSearch through metadata with Spotlight's command-line utilitiesBuilding the Darwin kernelRunning X Windows on top of Mac OS X, or better yet, run Mac OS X on a Windows machine with PearPC!Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks is the ideal survival guide for taming the Unix side of Tiger. If you're a Unix geek with an interest in Mac OS X, you'll find this clear, concise book invaluable.