Recommend UNIX book for Mac OSX

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  1. maclamb macrumors 6502

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    What UNIX book would you recommend for OSX to:
    Set enviroment variables
    Write scripts
    explain basics of differnt shells (tcsh, for eample)
     
  2. rugby macrumors regular

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    Far and away the best OS X book I've seen is called "Mac OS X Unleashed" by J & W Ray
     
  3. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    Thick and good!
     
  4. ArtMan617 macrumors regular

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    How much of the book deals specifically with Unix? I'm looking to learn some basics and a good book would be just the thing I'm looking for.

    -ArtMan617
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The "Unleashed" book looks great.

    O'Reilly has "Learning UNIX for Mac OS X" and "Mac OS X for UNIX Developers". Their books are always quite good.
     
  6. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    I have the "Learning Unix for Mac OS X" by O'Reilly. It is a well written book, that I purchased mainly out impulse and curiousity. It answers the questions that you ask, but is not a detailed investigation into Unix. What I would recommend would be to go to:
    Learning Unix for Mac OS X and check out the table of contents, and look over the sample chapter.

    Then if you need more information, then look into:
    Unix in a Nutshell
    That goes into a lot of detail and is an excellent reference.
     

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