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The files were developed under Mac OS X 10.3; they also should work for 10.4.
The intent is to give examples of files and procedures for customization of OS X, for use or for study particularly by those relatively new to Unix conventions.
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Configuration |-- .Xauthority empty - a reminder/placeholder |-- .Xresources long; customized prefs; from SGI Octane + minor mods |-- .bash_aliases customized aliases, functions, environment, and more |-- .bash_aliases_pers customized aliases, for personal use |-- .bash_profile login shell - source .bashrc |-- .bash_setup basic bash setup, mod customized SGI ksh .profile |-- .bashrc control sourcing: bash_setup + bash_aliases; fortune |-- .inputrc set editor vi |-- .rhosts empty - a reminder/placeholder |-- .signature dot-sig |-- .vimrc customized vim [vi] configuation file |-- .xinitrc customize startup of X11 app - .Xresources, apps |-- .xtermcontrol set xterm colors, geometry, font |-- 0README this file |-- [A-Za-z]??* above dot-files, with dot removed (same content) |-- 0burn-050529 directory - information & files for mac os x confign. |-- 0README README file for mac os x configuration |-- bin directory - local executables: binaries and scripts |-- mac-notes directory - info and tutorial files that may be worth a read |-- man directory - man pages for "bin" executables '-- root directory - .hidden `-- clone-info directory - mkbackup = script for cloning and related files `-- clone-050525 directory - files tracking a cloning
The directory Configuration has a set of dot-files for configuration of the Unix capabilities of Mac OS X. The directory has also a set of files with the same content and name as the dot-files, except the lead "dot" of the name has been removed.
To install, copy dot-files, excluding .DS_Store, to the Home directory, e.g.:
The configuration is necessarily idiosyncratic. A user might want to examine the files before installing. However, blind installation should do no harm.
The file .bash_setup depends on the structure of the site (which files, where) and on information such as GIS coordinates.
The files .bash_aliases and .bash_aliases_pers express personal choices such as the size of the history file, what customized functions are to be available, etc.
The file .inputrc configures the readline library used by bash.
The file .vimrc configures vim, the open source replacement for vi.
The directory ./0burn-050529 (click for access) has information and files for configuration of Mac OS X, beyond the installation of Home directory configuration files.
The directory ./0burn-050529/bin has executables (mostly locally-created or obscure binaries and scripts); man pages are in ./0burn-050529/man. Sources for the binaries, compilable under Mac OS X 10.3, are in the directory ../../Code/src (filepaths are given relative to this directory, Configuration; src is a sibling directory of Configuration).
Executables in ./0burn-050529/bin that I use with more than average frequency:
The script ./0burn-050529/root/clone-info/mkbackup clones the system to another drive or partition (a bootable backup).
The file ./0burn-050529/0README has suggestions on how to set up Mac OS X.
Files in the directory ./0burn-050529mac-notes give additional information on Mac OS X and its configuration. The most useful, IMHO, are mac-done-summary and mac-comments.
The following links are given for convenience in pointing the broswer to list directories or display files under ./0burn-050529 and its subdirectories: