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Unix for Mac OS X Users

Course Summary

 Unlock 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.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
    1. Introduction to Unix
       What is Unix?
       The terminal application
       Logging in and using the command prompt
       Command structure
       Kernel and shells
       Unix manual pages
    2. Filesystem Basics
       The working directory
       Listing files and directories
       Moving around the filesystem
       Filesystem organization
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Commands and Programs
       Command basics
       The PATH variable
       System information commands
       Disk information commands
       Viewing processes
       Monitoring processes
       Stopping processes
       Text file helpers
       Utility programs
       Using the command history
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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

Course Fee:
USD 19.99

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7 - 8 hours / week

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