Unix and Unix Utilities for the Macintosh
- Lest I be accused of heresy:
- The Unix Haters' Handbook,
information on Human-Computer Interaction
Unix for the Macintosh
- A/UX - Apple's Unix
- Apple's A/UX support FTP site,
Jim Jagielski's archive of useful A/UX stuff and an
archive from dolphin.csud.edu.
- MachTen - a commercial Unix implementation for Macintoshes
- From Tenon Intersystems
Also a mailing list.
- MacBSD - a free BSD port (Still young; only runs on older Macs;
X windows support only in B&W on SE, IIcx, and select others)
- MacBSD FAQ
- The 68k port appears to be dead. There is information about a PowerMac
port, but I would not hold my breath.
- See also: OpenMac
- X-Windows software:
- MacX from Apple
- eXodus from White Pine
- Macintosh Application Environment
- run Macintosh applications on your Sun (Solaris 2.x) or HP/UX
"Unix" Utilities for the Mac
See also Mac Internet Software
for various network clients and servers.
My Unix Resources might also
be of interest.
- MacGzip Home Page
- Two standouts in the field: UULite 1.7 which can do smart decoding, and can encode
which can do smart decoding but not encoding, makes for a great
- UnZip and the outstanding
- Okay, so not really a Unix format, but since it is installed on
many machines, people are used to it from a Unix environement.
- SunTar 2.05
- Chris Johnson's version or
Mark Malson's version.
- Postscript viewer
Mac port of Ghostscript
- Also check out the MacPerl mailing list,
MacPerl Q&A and
MacPerl Manual (Texinfo version).
an embeddable port of TCL 7.3 to the Macintosh
- There is also
"a weird mixture of file
utilities (such as BinHex), tcl scripting
support, and general utility application. However, with this release
it now also becomes an OSA script development environment" and
a Tcl interface to AppleScript.
Tcl is used as the scripting/extension language in the
Alpha text editor.
There is a MacTCL mailing list.
Also note that John Ousterhout's new
TCL/TK group at Sun will be porting TCL/TK to the Macintosh
in the near future.
- Emacs (NOTE:
- And micro emacs 3.10
- vi clones
- Also a Python Web Page
- There are several alternatives.
offers a good package for a small shareware fee and is generally
the one people recommend. There is also
You probably also want to pick up the freeware spelling checker
Excalibur and the Alpha.
text editor (has macros for TeX).
Textures is a commercial product, email@example.com for information.
A support archive does exist.
- GNU Awk 2.11 for MPW
- GNU patch,
- All require
- "Find inclosed a version for macintosh of Gnuplot 3.5."
Also a GNUPlot Web Page.
- Grep functionality is available through two text editors:
- Bison for MPW or
GNU Bison 1.22: "This is a minimal port of the GNU YACC-compatible
parser generator Bison, version 1.22, for Symantec's THINK C 6.0.
A compiled application is included."
- "This is GNU Flex version 2.4.6 compiled in Symantec C++ 6.0. Flex
is the GNU lex-compatible lexical analyzer. This version is a
minimal port to the Macintosh - the only changes were to call
ccommand() in main() to get the command-line arguments...
A compiled application is included...Full documentation is included."
- "This is the mac port of GNU gdbm-1.7.3 database manager."
- DropStuff with ExpanderEnhancer
- This shareware extension to StuffItExpander handles zipped, gziped,
and compressed files.
- Grand Unified Socket Interface
May 11, 1995 - Robert Lentz