4th ed. - Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, c2008.
xviii, 406 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This book serves as a bridge for Unix developers and system administrators who've been lured to Mac OS X because of its Unix roots. When you first launch the Terminal application, you'll find yourself at home in a Unix shell, but like Apple's credo, 'Think Different, ' you'll soon find yourself doing things a little differently. Some of the standard Unix utilities you've grown accustomed to may not be there, /etc/passwd and /etc/group have been supplanted with something called Directory Services, and when it comes to developing applications, you'll find that things like library linking and compiling have a few new twists to them. Despite all the beauty of Mac OS X's Aqua interface, you'll find that some things are different on the Unix side. But rest assured, they're easy to deal with if you know what to do. This book is your survival guide for taming the Unix side of Mac OS X. (source: Nielsen Book Data)