The Mac command line offers a faster, easier way to accomplish many tasks. It's also the medium for many commands that aren't accessible using the GUI. The Mac OS X Command Line is a clear, concise, tutorial-style introduction to all the major functionality provided by the command line. It's also packed with information the experienced users need, including little-known shortcuts and several chapters devoted to advanced topics. This is a book to get you started, but also a book you won t soon outgrow.
Kirk McElhearn, co-author of the best-selling Mastering Mac OS X Third Edition, is a professional author, journalist and translator. He has written user manuals for many popular Macintosh programs, and articles for publications including MacWorld magazine and TidBITS.
Introduction. Chapter 1: A Guided Tour of the Command Line. Chapter 2: Using Terminal. Interlude 1: Command Syntax. Chapter 3: Getting Help while in Terminal. Interlude 2: Names and Paths. Chapter 4: Navigating the File System. Interlude 3: Redirecting Input and Output. Chapter 5: Working with Files and Directories. Interlude 4: Cloning Your Mac OS X Startup Volume. Chapter 6: Saving Time on the Command Line. Interlude 5: The Versatile open Command. Chapter 7: Finding Files, Directories, and Everything Else. Interlude 6: Wildcards and Globbing. Chapter 8: Viewing Files. Chapter 9: Editing Text. Chapter 10: Printing. Chapter 11: Compressing, Decompressing, and Archiving Files. Chapter 12: Working with Users, Groups, and Permissions. Interlude 7: Using sudo. Chapter 13: Using the Network. Chapter 14: Managing Programs and Processes. Chapter 15: System Maintenance from the Command Line. Interlude 8: Using the Developer Tools. Chapter 16: Configuring the Shell. Interlude 9: Automating Commands. Appendix A: Further Reading. Index.
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