Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   Request intermediate-level info
Date:   2002-12-06 19:53:14
From:   myacavone
I think it's great this series will be updated for 10.2. I also think using a specific project like cron is very helpful as a launching point.

However, what I'm really interested in is a more intermediate set of articles. For instance, last weekend I spent hours building LAME 3.93 from source. There was a lot to learn, including how the heck to update the shell path so that I could actually use the app. That was a real PITA, and frankly I probably hit it with a too-big hammer and could have done something more elegant had I known what I was doing.

It seems like there's so much to learn about the Terminal, and much of it is specific to OS X - every shell is different, commands have different syntax, etc. I'd like to see a 25-part series on the Terminal.

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  • Request intermediate-level info
    2002-12-09 12:58:40  rainwadj [View]

    Actually, most of the things you would do at a shell prompt are not all that specific to OS X. Some of the files are in different places, but that is (mostly) predictable - /Library instead of /usr/local/lib, for example.

    A couple of decent books:
    - Learning Unix for Mac OS X
    - Mac OS X for Unix Geeks
  • Daniel H. Steinberg photo and a book
    2002-12-08 12:15:05  Daniel H. Steinberg | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I agree and would love to see Chris write a book on this topic. His examples are well chosen and explanations are always helpful.