Think your Mac is powerful now? This practical guide shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X's beautiful user interface. OS X puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips-for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using freely downloadable open source applications. If you're an experienced Mac user, this updated edition teaches you all the basic commands you need to get started with Unix. You'll soon learn how to gain real control over your system. Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you want Make changes to your Mac's filesystem and directories Use Unix's find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific information Create unique "super commands" to perform tasks that you specify Run multiple Unix programs and processes at the same time Access remote servers and interact with remote filesystems Install the X Window system and learn the best X11 applications Take advantage of command-line features that let you shorten repetitive tasks
Dave Taylor is a popular writer focused on both business and technology. A thirty year veteran of the Unix world, he's a columnist for "Linux Journal" and writes extensively about gadgets and technology at AskDaveTaylor.com. Founder of four Internet startups, author of twenty books, he's also an award-winning public speaker and film critic, when he's not busy being single dad to his three children.