On Jul 2, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Sharon P. wrote:
fink, building from source, updating to Ruby 1.8.6 (from 1.8.4)
you will find it, make sure to visit their home page first so that
install Ruby manually than PHP!!
in the *nix world, so here’s a dumb question: How do I remove all
the stuff i installed? Finder doesn’t seem to show a lot of places
(which is good), and I’m not familiar with where everything goes.
Also, am I limited to vi or pico when editing .profile files, or is
it possible to use a gui based editor?
Looks like I’ll have to buy the book.
Oh yeah, you’ve got a lot to get up to speed on. Buy the tiger book,
pretty much all of it will still be valid with leopard. Probably all
of it. That and / or the Unix in A Nutshell book will also give you
advice about installing and uninstalling things like Fink and MacPorts.
The Unix in a Nutshell is actually even better. It covers all the OS
X specific stuff too.
The things you’ll to learn about are the dot files ( they’re just
hidden from the user by the dot )
and how to configure and control Bash. It’s a lot and can be
confusing at first, but you don’t need to memorize the stuff, just
have a good reference book or 2 handy. The nice thing about the
Nutshell book is that it also covers Linux and Solaris. This is
useful for web hosting …
There is a free GUI text editor called TextWrangler. It’s great and
free, but for Ruby in particular, the best is TextMate and it is
about 50 dollars, but very much worth it. There is also a TextMate
book from the Pragmatic Programmers, publishers of the pickaxe book
and it is available cheaply as a pdf ebook.
One more tip. in Terminal.app in OS X, you can save a copy of all the
stuff you do in a session. This can be useful to refer back to later.
Uninstalling is mostly a matter of deleting things.
I’m going to leave it to you to buy a book and get the commands,
because they’ll also give you the details and warnings.
Unix is powerful.
Oh yeah, there is a Dashboard Widget for OS X that allows you to turn
on/off hidden files in the GUI conveniently. you can download free
from the apple site via Apple Menu > OS X Software…