O’Reilly & Associates
has released a new book, “Mac OS X in a Nutshell” (ISBN 0-596-00370-6) by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, and Chris Stone. The US$34.95, 801-page book examines Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar from its BSD Unix foundation to its Aqua user interface.
For example, one of the book’s sections, “Unix Command Reference,” covers Mac OS X Unix commands that have been tested and checked against Jaguar. The reference incorporates the new command-line tools that come with Apple’s Developer tools. What’s more, the book is designed to familiarize readers with the Finder and the Dock, file management, system configuration, network administration issues and more.
Later chapters include bonus material for the Unix user, including advanced use of the Terminal and how to configure a DAMP (Darwin, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) Web publishing system. There’s also an overview of basic system and network administration features (including coverage of NetInfo and Directory Services), instructions on installing the X Window System, an overview of Mac OS X’s Unix text editors (including vi and Emacs), and more.
Chapter 14, ”
Web Publishing with a DAMP System,” is available for your perusal online. More info, such as the table of contents, index, author bios, and samples can also be
found on the Web.