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Chapter 15. Useful Unix Hints

Chapter 15. Useful Unix Hints

For some, the Unix engine at the heart of Mac OS X may seem completely foreign, intimidating, and even unnecessary. To this end, you're forgiven if the presence, in this day and age, of a command line—a system of controlling the Mac by typing cryptic commands instead of using menus—strikes you as a blast from the DOS-ridden past.

And you'd have good company. The vast majority of Mac OS X fans live long, happy lives without ever touching Terminal or even realizing that the Mac OS X sports car rides on Unix, a venerable, highly polished, 30-year-old chassis.


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