Mac OS X UNIX 101 Byte-Sized Projects by Adrian Mayo

By Adrian Mayo

Unix isn't any longer a person else's OS. With Mac OS X equipped on most sensible of it, Unix is changing into a family identify, and an increasing number of Mac clients are able to take it on. This ebook is for them! in keeping with a favored sequence of Unix advice, this publication offers to bring what so much different Unix publications fail to: complete tutorials and guideline on particular Unix topics, instructions, and initiatives, not only a convenient reference consultant. prepared into a hundred and one mini tutorials in eleven key expertise parts, this publication presents the entire methods, options, and coaching you should know the way the approach works and begin utilizing it instantly. you'll quick examine the fundamentals to operating with the Unix command line in addition to paintings on particular tutorials/exercises, together with: shopping and looking out the listing file-system; viewing, looking, and processing dossier content material; utilizing textual content editors; shell scripting; cool instructions; and extra.

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Learn Bash Shell Basics This project provides an overview of the Bash shell and its features, and introduces techniques for customizing it to enhance your command-line experience. Awareness of the Bash basics will increase your productivity and improve life at the command line. You'll spend much of your Unix time talking to Bash through Terminal. Both can be customized, and Bash has many features and facilities to help increase your productivity and make your command-line experience more pleasant.

Files that begin with a dot (period) are hidden. A hidden file is no different from a normal file, other than the fact that its name begins with a dot and the fact that ls does not show it. A hidden file is often used to hold configuration information that does not need to be viewed or changed regularly. Hiding prevents visual clutter in the directory listing. View hidden files by applying the -a option to ls. $ ls -a . hidden. You will also notice that the first two files listed are dot and dot-dot.

The recursive use of rm can be very destructive if you accidentally give it the wrong directory to remove. Here, we have used option 33 34 -i to be on the safe side. If you feel confident, remove outer, too, without the safety net. $ rm -r outer Dotty Files Issue the following commands in your home directory. hidden $ ls The file you just created is not there! Why? Files that begin with a dot (period) are hidden. A hidden file is no different from a normal file, other than the fact that its name begins with a dot and the fact that ls does not show it.

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