O’Reilly Updates Mac OS X For Unix Geeks for Leopard

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OiReily has updated their book, Mac OS X For Unix Geeks. The fourth edition covers OS X 10.5 Leopard and has been expanded with deeper content.

"If youire a developer or system administrator lured to Mac OS X because of its Unix roots, youill quickly discover that performing Unix tasks on a Mac is different than what youire accustomed to. Mac OS X for Unix Geeks serves as a bridge between Appleis Darwin OS and the more traditional Unix systems. This clear, concise guide gives you a tour of Mac OS Xis Unix shell in both Leopard and Tiger, and helps you find the facilities that replace or correspond to standard Unix utilities," OiReilly said.


Not only has the book been updated for Leopard, but additional depth has been added, including a discussion of Ruby and using Mac OS X as a server.

The book teaches the reader how to:

  • Navigate the Terminal and understand how it differs from an xterm
  • Use Open Directory (LDAP) and NetInfo as well as Directory Services
  • Compile your code with GCC 3
  • Port Unix programs to Mac OS X with Fink
  • Use MacPorts to install free/open source software
  • Search through metadata with Spotlightis command-line utilities
  • Build the Darwin kernel

OReillyis Mac OS X For Unix Geeks is priced at US$34.99.

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