Extending the Power of Darwin

  • Scott Meyers
  • Mike Lee


After the previous chapter, we hope you are at least somewhat comfortable working at the command line. In this chapter, we’ll move on and show how to extend the power of Darwin by covering the following:
  • An introduction to shell scripting

  • An overview of Perl, Python, and Ruby, which are three powerfull scripting languages included with Snow Leopard

  • How to find and install a range of additional applications using MacPorts and Fink

  • How to custom-compile a Darwin application from the source code


Source Code Command Line Binary Package Exit Status Snow Leopard 
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© Scott Meyers and Mike Lee 2009

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  • Scott Meyers
  • Mike Lee

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