Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Training Library or if you're…watching this tutorial on a disc, you'll have access to the Exercise Files that…are used throughout this title.…The Exercise Files for this title are arranged by chapter and by movie, and you…can find the Exercise Files that correspond movie that you're watching by first…looking for the chapter number and then the movie number.…You'll want to copy the contents of that folder into your user directory or to…another convenient location.…It's always a good idea to make a copy so that you still have the original to…refer back to if you make changes.…
To do this on my Mac I open up a new window using Command+N, which by default…opens in my user directory, and then I can simply Option+Drag over the folder…contents from the Exercise Files to create a copy.…Once you do that your files will be the same as mine at the start of that movie…and you'd be able to follow right along with me from there.…For some movies, the Exercise Files include one or more dot 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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