By W. Richard Stevens
For greater than two decades, severe C programmers have trusted one ebook for useful, in-depth wisdom of the programming interfaces that force the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ complicated Programming within the UNIX® atmosphere . Now, once more, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has completely up to date this vintage paintings. the hot 3rd variation helps today’s top structures, displays new technical advances and top practices, and aligns with model four of the one UNIX Specification.
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1 for a summary of the Mac's text-navigation keystrokes. 2. What the Special Mac Keys Do So much for finding Windows keys you're used to. There's another category of keys worth discussing, however: keys on the modern Macintosh keyboard that you've never seen before. For example: • , , . These keys give you one-touch control of your Mac's volumea great feature when, for example, you intend to use your laptop in a library or in church. (Yes, every Macintosh has built-in speakers. ) The three symbols here mean Quieter, Louder, and Mute, respectively.
If you're still confused, Chapter 3 should help clear things up. 7. Menulets = Tray Most Windows fans refer to the row of tiny status icons at the lower-right corner of the screen as the tray, even though Microsoft's official term is the notification area. ) Macintosh fans wage a similar battle of terminology when it comes to the little menubar icons shown in Figure 1-4. Apple calls them Menu Extras, but Mac fans prefer to call them menulets. In any case, these menu-bar icons are cousins of the Windows traythat is, each is both an indicator and a menu that provides direct access to certain settings in System Preferences.
The Save command is now -S instead of Ctrl-S, Open is -O instead of Ctrl-O, and so on. Note: Mac keyboard shortcuts are listed at the right side of each open menu, just as in Windows. Unfortunately, they're represented in the menu with goofy symbols instead of their true key names. Here's your cheat sheet to the menu keyboard symbols: represents the Shift key, means the Option key, and refers to the Control key. • Alt key. ). This is the closest thing the Mac offers to the old Alt key. In many situations, keyboard shortcuts that involve the Alt key in Windows use the Option key on the Mac.
Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment by W. Richard Stevens