Think your Mac is powerful now? This practical guide shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X’s beautiful user interface. OS X puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips—for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using freely downloadable open source applications.
If you’re an experienced Mac user, this updated edition teaches you all the basic commands you need to get started with Unix. You’ll soon learn how to gain real control over your system.
Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you wantMake changes to your Mac’s filesystem and directoriesUse Unix’s find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific informationCreate unique "super commands" to perform tasks that you specifyRun multiple Unix programs and processes at the same timeAccess remote servers and interact with remote filesystemsInstall the X Window system and learn the best X11 applicationsTake advantage of command-line features that let you shorten repetitive tasks