[OS X TeX] LaTeX2html Basics?

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Mon Apr 28 12:38:33 EDT 2008

On Apr 28, 2008, at 9:59 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Apr 28, 2008, at 9:35 AM, Franck Pastor wrote:
>> Le 28-avr.-08 à 14:34, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>>> On Apr 28, 2008, at 5:14 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>>> Reading an introduction to shell and Terminal and UNIX is another  
>>>> option.
>>> Speaking for myself, I would love to but haven't be able to find  
>>> one that I could study. I mean, what I found when I tried a couple  
>>> of years ago, seemed rather like, say, an Introduction to  
>>> Algebraic Geometry that required being well-versed in Algebraic  
>>> Topology. While that may well be an unfortunate necessity, it does  
>>> make the enterprise rather forbidding.
>>> And the documentation for HeVea is quite of that sort.
>>> All this to say: could you suggest " an introduction to shell and  
>>> Terminal and UNIX" that would be a real option for people, such as  
>>> myself, totally innocent of this kind of things?
>>> Very hopeful regards
>>> --schremmer
>> For example : "Unix for Mac OS X Tiger", by Matisse Enzer,  
>> collection "Visual QuickPro Guide", Peachpit Press. It's the one I  
>> used to learn Unix (and I was a complete beginner too). Very clear  
>> and efficient. Maybe there is now an update of this book for  
>> Leopard (but I guess that it will not change the contents of the  
>> book very much).

I like the Enzer book, too. It has step-by-step instructions about to  
do many things.

"Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger" by Dave Taylor is good as well:


This one has the very basics, including how to use the terminal  


> I am always one system behind so I hope not. I will look it up and  
> shall report by the end of the summer—which is not to say that I  
> expect such a book to be light reading, just readable.

In fact, I think that both of the recommended books are rather light  
reading, surprisingly.

> Grateful regards
> --schremmer
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