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Chapter 19. Working with Unix

Previous chapters of this book have introduced Unix, the operating system that provides the behind-the-scenes muscle of Mac OS X. Unix is an established operating system used since the late 1970s. Rather than being a single operating system, Unix is an umbrella term for a rich set of operating system features, an approach to computing, and a set of core utilities. (Open Group, the owners of the registered trademark Unix, might disagree, but that doesn’t change reality.)

This chapter helps cut through the confusion that surrounds the term Unix by discussing the core concepts that make up Unix, explaining how to access and use the Unix utilities included with your Mac OS X system, and providing an overview of compiling and using the many free and open source applications available for Unix systems.


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