Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther by Dave Taylor

By Dave Taylor

This compact publication presents a effortless travel for the uninitiated of the Mac Unix base. you could thoroughly discover Terminal and make yourself familiar with the command line, studying as you cross concerning the countless numbers of Unix courses that include your Mac. you will start to comprehend the ability and adaptability of Unix. And if Unix is not new to you, you will discover the way it interprets into this most modern Mac incarnation. up-to-date to hide Mac OS X Panther (Mac OS X 10.3), this e-book will retain you present with the newest gains of your Mac. studying Unix for Mac OS X Panther starts with a brief yet in-depth advent to Terminal and the command line interface. all of the universal instructions are easily defined with accompanying examples, routines, and possibilities for experimentation. There are even challenge checklists that can assist you alongside the way in which for those who get caught. Mac OS X Panther allows for you to run Unix courses side-by-side with local Mac courses in your Mac computing device.

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This has the same result as using the Finder's Force Quit command. The kill command's format is: kill PID(s) kill terminates the designated process IDs (shown under the PID heading in the ps listing). If you do not know the process ID, do a ps first to display the status of your processes. In the following example, the sleep n command simply causes a process to "go to sleep" for n seconds. We enter two commands, sleep and who, on the same line, as a background process. 01 sleep 60 $ kill 473 $ -bash: line 53: 473 Terminated taylor console Sep 24 22:38 taylor ttyp1 Sep 24 22:40 [1]+ $ Done sleep 60 ( sleep 60; who ) We decided that 60 seconds was too long to wait for the output of who.

Shell wildcards Notation Definition * An asterisk stands for any number of characters in a filename. For example, ae* would match aegis, aerie, aeon, etc. if those files were in the same directory. txt) or to choose many files at once (as in ae*). A * by itself matches all file and subdirectory names in a directory, with the exception of any starting with a period. *. p matches hop and hip, but not help). , one digit or one letter) you'd like to match. For example, [Cc]hapter would match either Chapter or chapter, but chap[12] would match chap1 or chap2.

Html [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Chapter 9. com/) can bag you quite a few more. But there's a flood of new applications coming to your Mac OS X system because of its Unix core. Many of these are applications that have been around for a long time, and many are flowing in from other members of the Unix family, including Linux and FreeBSD. X11 is a terrific example: it's a graphical interface for Unix that's been around a long, long, time. 3 (Panther) includes X11 in the distribution. Read on to learn more about how you can use X11 on Mac OS X.

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