Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating files, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
Now that we understand about file naming, we are actually ready to start…creating some files and there are three main ways to create files in Unix.…The first is using a text editor and Unix has its own text editor.…We are not going to be using the text editors that you have on your Mac like…Microsoft Word or whatever it might be.…We are going to be using Unix's text editors and we are going to see how to do…that in the next movie.…There is also a technique where we can direct output from a command and put that…in a file and we will see that in a future chapter.…Then there is the simplest of all, the one that we are going to look at right…now, which is just touch.…
Let's go back to our command line and see how the touch command works.…Back in my home directory, we can just see what's in there right now, ls -la.…We will see the full list. Before we do touch, let's take a look at what touch actually does.…Let's look in the manual for touch.…Change file access and modification times.…Well that doesn't sound like it has anything to do with creating files.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Filesystem Basics
3. Working with Files and Directories
4. Ownership and Permissions
5. Commands and Programs
6. Directing Input and Output
7. Configuring Your Working Environment
8. Unix Power Tools
9. Useful Mac-Only Commands and Techniques
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