Technical book publisher O’Reilly & Associates has released “Mac OS X for Unix Geeks,” a US$24.95 book by Brian Jepson and Ernest E. Rothman, two Unix “geeks” who have written a guide to figuring out the BSD Unix system and Mac-specific components inside Mac OS X.
The 198-page book includes such topics as: an overview of the Terminal application; understanding Open Directory (LDAP) and NetInfo; issues related to using the GNU C Compiler 9GCC; library linking and porting Unix software; an overview of Mac OS X’s file system and startup processes; creating and installing packages using Fink; building the Darwin kernel; and running X Windows on top of Mac OS X.
“Mac OS X for Unix Geeks” (ISBN 0-596-00356-0) can be ordered at
Safari Books Online. Chapter 3, ”
Directory Services,” is available online for your perusal if you’d like to sample the book before ordering.
For more info, including the table of contents, index, author bios, and samples, see the
“Mac OS X for Unix Geeks” Web site.