Spring 2008 www.umsl.edu/~iclabs. Introduction. Why do we have MAC OS, UNIX, WINDOWS ? Which one is better?. Why teach Mac’s and Unix in the same course?. Macintosh is based on UNIX. An understanding of UNIX brings a better understanding of the Macintosh's.
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MAC OS, UNIX, WINDOWS ?
Based on a UNIX variant called Free BSD.
Offers all the stability of UNIX with all the ease of an Apple.
Mounted Samba Account
USB Memory Stick
Make sure you log out! This is to protect your files and to make sure you are protected from other peoples actions.
When you log out, all the local files on the computer are deleted. Save your work to a transferable media, like SAMBA or a USB Memory Drive!
Samba is a great way to transfer,
save, and store files.
Use the help menu!Some tips...
There are some very important distinctions to make when dealing with our UNIX servers and the Macs:
The Macs are not our UNIX servers!
When you log into a UNIX server, your Admiral files are on a separate machine – not on the Mac. Local files are on the Mac, not on the server.
Printing files on the UNIX servers and printing them on the Macs are done in different ways.A Word of Warning
Note the capitals!
.. Moves “up” the file tree
. An alias for your current working directory (CWD)
pwd - Displays where you are in the file tree
cd - Changes directories
ls - Displays the files in the current directory
lpr - Prints out files
vi - A text editor (think of it like Notepad)
mv - Moves or renames a file or directory
rm - Removes a file/directory
exit - Logs you outBasic Commands_
For a more complete list of commands, get a helpsheet from one of the labs!
For a help sheet, see one of our friendly consultants in any of the labs!