How to use TERMINAL with UNIX programming???

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    Hi I'm a young mac user and would like to seek expert hereby to give me a hand on how to use the TERMINAL as i know it require to know UNIX but I am not farmiliar with that so question is how or where can I brush that up?
     
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    Now that's f***ing anoying... It loads the PDF file automatically. It should have a linky to that PDF file... :rolleyes:
     
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    Where do I find your books? Are they shipped internationally? Thank you for all help hereby......... and the responses are godamn efficient and I'm lovin it!!!
     
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    The ISBN number is international. The book itself is US published, but I picked up a copy at Waterstone's in the UK easily enough. Quote the number at your local bookshop and they should be able to order it for you.
     
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    I know David Pogue's Missing Manual had a great chapter on the Terminal and Unix near the end.
    At least, it was there in the Jaguar edition...

    It's not terribly complicated, and if you're ever confused about the necessary syntax for a command, it's just man <command>.

    reality
     
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    If you search these forums for threads with the word "terminal" in the title, you'll find some other tips and links for getting started.
     
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    http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/
    This tutorial goes through the basics of working in a UNIX shell. I would expect that most of the commands listed in the tutorial will work without any problems on OS X. (From the shell user perspective one of the big differences between different variants of UNIX is that some commands have different switches on different systems.)


    Here are another couple of pages with learning UNIX resources:
    http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/unix.html
    http://users.actcom.co.il/~choo/lupg/tutorials/index.html
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    If you're okay with spending a little money, this is a great book (I own it)

    Learning UNIX for Mac OS X Tiger
    By Dave Taylor
    O'Reilly Press
    ISBN # 0-596-00915-1
     

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