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The Missing Manual series is pretty comprehensive for the whole OS, though they don't cover shell commands deeply. The Mac OS X Command Line: Unix Under the Hood covers more of the specifics you are looking for. Keep in mind that there technically is no difference "between OS X and Unix." Mac OS X IS a Unix


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I've not read it myself, but Amit Singh's Mac OS X Internals is very well reviewed on Amazon.com (22 five star reviews out of 24 total reviews). A quick text search of the book shows over 40 hits for "plist", so it's likely to address that concern.


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Almost all of the Mac developer documentation from Apple exists in several places. That being said, you want the unofficial Mac OS X Automation guide put together by Sal Soghoian. He also has a fabulous book on the iBook store titled AppleScript 1-2-3. Xcode is the tool that links into these libraries and allows you to search across the various user guides, ...


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I have it on good authority that the Apple Security Guides take a long time to compile and produce, and publication trails the release of the operating system by some time. The same people working on that guide are also producing documentation for various security certifications and other purposes. Once the guide is released, it will be available at Mac OS X ...


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You can insert a footnote by going to Insert → Footnote


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The official AppleScript langauge guide can be found here. Since its a PDF, it's compatible with iBooks.


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Well, I like jaberg’s answer, but time has passed and no security configuration guide was published. So, 14 months after Lion’s release, and now that a new major version of Mac OS X was released, it seems that they don't publish these security configuration guides any more.


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I just checked the box for my iPad 2. There is essentially nothing other than: a tiny card with minimal instructions. This tells you that there is further documentation at help.apple.com/ipad, along with information about needing to download iTunes, etc. The obligatory "Important Product Information Guide" containing a whole lot of legal stuff. Some Apple ...


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You can download the Python documentation directly from python.org, see Python Documentation for details. You can also use pydoc in Terminal to access the documentation already stored on your Mac.


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As suggested on this blog, you can use the following applescript : tell application "Your Printer Name Here" activate print theFile without print dialog quit end tell To add it to the contextual menu, do as usual : Create a new automator service with this script. Don't forget to select Service receives selected file and folders in the app you ...


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In Terminal, run mv ~/Library/Developer/Shared/Documentation/DocSets /Volumes/HDNAME ln -s /Volumes/HDNAME/DocSets ~/Library/Developer/Shared/Documentation/DocSets This may take a few minutes to complete.


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Use Buffered Windows : for each window, there will be another window that is off screen. The reason for this is that when the window the user is interacting with needs updating (ie, you move the mouse over the window) the WindowServer simply needs to copy the damaged region from the offscreen window and blast it over to the visible one. Similarly when the ...


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Other books: Mac OS X and iOS Internals The first part of The Mac Hacker's Handbook Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials Internet resources: http://images.apple.com/osx/preview/docs/OSX_Mavericks_Core_Technology_Overview.pdf http://lri.me/osx.html and http://lri.me/shell.txt Stack Exchange API, like ...


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You can see this file file:///Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Documentation/DocSets/com.apple.ADC_Reference_Library.DeveloperTools.5_1.docset/Contents/Resources/Documents/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/WhatsNewXcode/00-Introduction/Introduction.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40004635-SW1 Which is the index of Xcode doc. Or open it from the ...


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You can do that directly form Xcode preferences: Open Xcode Menu Xcode > Preferences Go to the tab Download Go to the sub-tab Documentation Select the documentation you want to re-install Click the - icon below the documentations list for moving it to the trash. Click install on the desired documentation Maybe you can skip the step 6 if Xcode shows that ...


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I found Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion to be very informative, especially coming from limited experience with Unix and Linux. It pretty much goes over controlling the standard processes of the operating system in the terminal.


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I'm pretty sure it's a limited version of the iPad's user manual. With the most basic features like "how to get online", or "how to insert a simcard",... So yes, it includes a "how to start" guide, but don't expect an extensive document. If you're looking for the latter, you should visit my link. Once I get home, I'll take a look at my box and update my ...


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There is a document from Apple called "Mac OS X Server Open Directory Administration For Version 10.4 or Later". Read Appendix "Mac OS X Directory Data", it contains all what you ask about: "Standard Attributes in Group Records" at page 222 "Standard Attributes in User Records" at page 217 Here is excerpt from the last one: … You can get this ...


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Doing some extra searching on my own, I came across a nice web resource with links to books and guides at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This doesn't solve my question and I would greatly appreciate more answers, but I thought I'd share.



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