Noting that Mac OS X has “turned unsuspecting Mac users into Unix users, too,”
announced the publication of Dave Taylor and Brian Jepson’s
“Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther”
on Wednesday. The book lifts the operating system’s hood and shows you how to tinker with the Unix engine that makes it run.
Sporting a compact size, Taylor and Jepson’s guide shows you how to manage files and directories, print from the Unix command line, edit and create files with the vi editor, understand pipes and filters, use Fink to access the free Unix software available on the Internet, perform remote log-ins, launch, configure, customize the Terminal application, and more. O’Reilly says the tome is aimed at those who don’t know much about Unix but want to learn more.
“Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther” is available now for US $19.95. You can download and read a PDF of a sample chapter, “Printing,” from the O’Reilly Web site.