O’Reilly & Associates has released “Learning Unix for Mac OS X,” a new US$19.95 book by Dave Taylor and Jerry Peek that offers an introduction to getting started with Unix functions on Mac OS X.
The book offers instructions on things such as how to use the Terminal application, become functional with the command interface, explore many Unix applications, and take advantage of the strengths of both interfaces. The hands-on guide begins with an introduction to the Unix environment to acquaint the user with the command line. Then it moves into the area of launching and configuring the Terminal application. Readers will learn how to manage, create, edit and transfer files.
For navigating the Internet, “Learning Unix for Mac OS X” provides instruction on how to use functions such as mail, chat and Web browsing from the command line. Other topics include: customizing the shell environment; printing from the Unix command line; creating and editing files with the vi editor, performing remote logins, understanding pipes and filters and using background processing
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index, author bios, and samples, go to the ” Learning Unix for Mac OS X ” site. Chapter 4, “Customizing Your Session,” is available free online for your perusal. It’s also available at Safari Books Online.