Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks (255 tags)
From starting up to shutting down, there are big differences between Mac OS X and Unix machines. Brian Jepson, coauthor of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks offers 10 tips he gathered while working on the book. If you're a Unix geek moving to Mac OS X, these tips will help smooth the way. Brian has recently updated this "oldie but goodie."
Automated Backups on Tiger Using rsync (26 tags)
Previously on Mac DevCenter, the
rsync command was discussed in Intro to Tiger Terminal, Part 2. One of the uses for this command is to compare the files on your internal drive to those on your backup drive,
and only archive the files that have changed. Richard Hough explains.
Building a FreeBSD Build System (21 tags)
Keeping a single BSD system up to date is relatively easy. Keeping a whole business full of servers fresh with patches and new applications and updates is more work--unless you take advantage of the ports system. Bjorn Nelson walks through the design and implementation of a build system usable to push fresh binaries to as many servers as you have.
Keeping Your Life in Subversion (18 tags)
Revision control is great for collaborative projects and distributed projects. How well does it work for individuals? According to Joey Hess, fantastically. He's kept his home directory under revision control for years--here's how he does it with Subversion.
Unix Gems for Mac OS X (14 tags)
Mac OS X users benefit from the platform's Unix underpinnings every time they launch their system. But the Unix heritage brings more to the table than power and stability; it also includes dozens of time-tested, useful utilities. In this article Kevin O'Malley shows you three Unix gems he thinks you'll start using right away.