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Monday, December 06, 2004

Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks

Recommended: O'Reilly's Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks. A nice dense book, not too huge. The chapter subjects make an eclectic list -- Perl, Multimedia, Printing, Fink, Compiling Source Code -- but every one I've sampled so far has been technically meaty and to-the-point in a way that few books are. It contains gems like "the missing manpages" for commands you may not have known existed: opendiff, screencapture, hostinfo, et al. And as a secret bonus, it turns out that a FA:OSX post is actually mentioned in the chapter on MySQL and PostgreSQL. Good for the commandline jock on your holiday gift list.


  • Is there any good Unix book for Mac Geeks that sort of explains all the Unix goodies available in osx to people that from the other road?

    By Anonymous, at 7:32 AM  

  • I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but a great book for Mac users who want to learn more about OS X's Unix underpinnings is Matisse Enzer's "Unix for Mac OS X" from Peachpit press.

    By pbx, at 9:36 AM  

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