Unix

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by YOO-NIX, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone recommend a good UNIX for beginners book? I have decided to totally make the switch over to Mac not just IOS but OS X and entire suite of products. I am a more of a power user coming from a dual boot Windows/Linux environment. Any suggestions?
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    For beginners? but you say you are coming from a Linux background?

    If you are already knowable about Linux, you will not see much difference with BSD Unix. For the subtle differences, what you need is in the "man pages" and those are already on the Mac. Just fire up a thermal session and type "man cp" to read about the "cp" command.

    If you are just exloring the man pages the best thing is to use "man -k"
     
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    monkeybagel

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    If you dabble in Linux, you may enjoy Macports.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My Linux builds had never been used as my daily driver, just something that I would occasionally try and dabble in. Yes i was in a dual boot environment with Windows/Linux. Like learning music I want to learn the theory behind the notes. Like learning pipes and redirection etc.
     
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    satcomer

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    The check out O'Reilly Press OS X books to find one of your own choice.

    Plus bookmark the site Mac OS X Hints.
     

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