Thursday, June 26, 2014

Unix for Mac OS X Users

Lynda – Unix for Mac OS X Users
Unix for Mac OS X Users unlocks the powerful capabilities of Unix that underlie Mac OS X, teaching how to use command-line syntax to perform common tasks such as file management, data entry, and text manipulation. The course teaches Unix from the ground up, starting with the basics of the command line and graduating to powerful, advanced tools like grep, sed, and xargs. The course shows how to enter commands in Terminal to create, move, copy, and delete files and folders; change file ownership and permissions; view and stop command and application processes; find and edit data within files; and use command-line shortcuts to speed up workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:

  • Moving around the file system
  • Creating and reading files
  • Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and directories
  • Creating hard links and symbolic links
  • Understanding user identity, file ownership, and sudo
  • Setting file permissions with alpha and octal notation
  • Changing the PATH variable
  • Using the command history
  • Directing input and output
  • Configuring the Unix working environment
  • Searching and replacing using grep and regular expressions
  • Manipulating text with tr, sed, and cut
  • Integrating with the Finder, Spotlight, and AppleScript

Table of content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Using the exercise files
  • Introduction to Unix
    • What is Unix?
    • The terminal application
    • Logging in and using the command prompt
    • Command structure
    • Kernel and shells
    • Unix manual pages
  • Filesystem Basics
    • The working directory
    • Listing files and directories
    • Moving around the filesystem
    • Filesystem organization
  • Working with Files and Directories
    • Naming files
    • Creating files
    • Unix text editors
    • Reading files
    • Reading portions of files
    • Creating directories
    • Moving and renaming files and directories
    • Copying files and directories
    • Deleting files and directories
    • Finder aliases in Unix
    • Hard links
    • Symbolic links
    • Searching for files and directories
  • Ownership and Permissions
    • Who am I?
    • Unix groups
    • File and directory ownership
    • File and directory permissions
    • Setting permissions using alpha notation
    • Setting permissions using octal notation
    • The root user
    • sudo and sudoers
  • Commands and Programs
    • Command basics
    • The PATH variable
    • System information commands
    • Disk information commands 6m 8s
    • Viewing processes
    • Monitoring processes
    • Stopping processes
    • Text file helpers
    • Utility programs
    • Using the command history
  • Directing Input and Output
    • Standard input and standard output
    • Directing output to a file
    • Appending to a file
    • Directing input from a file
    • Piping output to input
    • Suppressing output
  • Configuring Your Working Environment
    • Profile, login, and resource files
    • Setting command aliases
    • Setting and exporting environment variables
    • Setting the PATH variable
    • Configuring history with variables
    • Customizing the command prompt
    • Logout file
  • Unix Power Tools
    • grep: Searching for matching expressions
    • grep: Multiple files, other input
    • grep: Coloring matched text
    • Introduction to regular expressions
    • Regular expressions: Basic syntax
    • Using regular expressions with grep
    • tr: Translating characters
    • tr: Deleting and squeezing characters
    • sed: Stream editor
    • sed: Regular expressions and back-references
    • cut: Cutting select text portions
    • diff: Comparing files
    • diff: Alternative formats
    • xargs: Passing argument lists to commands
    • xargs: Usage examples
  • Useful Mac-Only Commands and Techniques
    • Finder integration
    • Clipboard integration
    • Screen capture
    • Shut down, reboot, and sleep
    • Text to speech
    • Spotlight integration: Searching metadata
    • Spotlight integration: Metadata attributes
    • Using AppleScript
    • System configurations: Viewing and setting
    • System configurations: Examples
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion


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