Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Who am I?, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
In this chapter, we're going to talk about file ownership and privileges.…Let's begin by making sure we can answer the question "who am I?" In chapter 1, we…talked about how Unix is fundamentally designed to be a multiuser environment,…and we've talked about how we log in each time we open a Terminal window.…Now in Unix, a user is someone who has an account on the system and each user…on the system wants to keep their private files private and only share certain files with others.…Otherwise, if everyone has access to everything all the time ,then what's the…point of even having logins and user accounts?…So fundamental aspect of this multiuser environment is that a user has total…access to their own files, limited access to other people's files, and so that…we can have collaboration, we have the ability to grant permission to certain…files to certain people.…
Before we can do that though, we need to understand who we are and in Unix,= we…can just simply type whoamI and it will tell you who you are.…
- 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
Q: The exercise files for the following movies appear to be broken:
Is there something wrong with them?
These exercises include one or more "dot files", whose file names start with a period. These files are normally hidden from view by the Finder. So that they would show up in the Finder, the period has been removed from the file names. Additionally, "_example" has been added at the end of the file name to make it clear that the file will not work as-is.
To make the dot files usable, either:
1) Open the file in a text editor to view its contents. Note that it may not be possible to double-click the file to open it because there is no file extension (such as .txt).
2) Resave the file under a new name (usually by choosing File > Save As), adding a "." to the beginning of the file name and removing "_example" from the end.
1) Copy and rename the file from the Unix command line using the techniques discussed in this course. Rename the file by adding a "." to the start and removing "_example" from the end. Include the "-i" option to prevent overwriting an existing file unexpectedly.
Example: cp -i ~/Desktop/Exercise\ Files/Chapter_07/07_02_files/bashrc_example ~/.bashrc
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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