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By Mark G. Sobell

Underneath Mac OSR X's gorgeous graphical person interface (GUI) is the main strong working process ever created: UNIXR. With unequalled readability and perception, this publication explains UNIX for the Mac OS X usergiving you overall keep an eye on over your process, so that you can get extra performed, quicker. construction on Mark Sobell's hugely praised a pragmatic consultant to the UNIX method, it grants entire suggestions at the UNIX command line instruments each person, administrator, and developer must mastertogether with the world's top day by day UNIX reference.This e-book is full of thousands of top of the range examples. From networking and approach utilities to shells and programming, this is often UNIX from the floor upboth the "whys" and the "hows"for each Mac consumer. you will comprehend the relationships among GUI instruments and their command line opposite numbers. desire speedy solutions? do not hassle with complicated on-line "manual pages": depend on this book's example-rich, quick-access, 236-page command reference!"

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The following sections discuss some of the most basic and important utilities; these utilities are available from a character-based interface. Several of the more important utilities are also available from a GUI, and some are available only from a GUI. Folder The term directory is used extensively in the next sections. A directory is a resource that can hold files. In the Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System 53 54 Part I: The Mac OS X Operating System Mac OS X graphical interface and in some other operating systems, a directory is referred to as a folder, which is a good analogy: A directory is a folder that can hold files.

Refer to "Changing Your Password" on page 36 when you want to change your password. Logging In on the Text Console The name and password text box method of logging in (Figure 2-2, page 21) offers access to a nongraphical login called the text console that provides an interface similar to a traditional text terminal. To use the text console, enter the string >console in the Name text box and press RETURN. This special login string does not require a password. When you press RETURN OS X displays a blank screen with a traditional, textual UNIX Login: prompt.

Mac OS X allows you to use either your long or short username (the long name is generally your name; the short name is a lowercase name that is set up when your account is created). Refer to "Changing Your Password" on page 36 when you want to change your password. Logging In on the Text Console The name and password text box method of logging in (Figure 2-2, page 21) offers access to a nongraphical login called the text console that provides an interface similar to a traditional text terminal.

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