DMG images are the way that a lot of MacOSX binary packages are distributed. They are somehow like virtual hard disk images or .iso images that you can just mount with a simple double click if you have access to the gui.
But how do you do that from the command line?
and the image should now be mounted somewhere in /Volumes
The hdiutil is a tool used to manipulate such disk images. It can do a lot more then just mount the images. It can even burn them to an optical media, convert them to an iso and some other formats , even compress them using gzip or bzip2 .
I'm going to write some posts about doing stuff on MacOSX.
I'm a beginner mac user and I come from a Unix background. I use/administrate/patch/develop on Unix like machines ( mostly just Linux and FreeBSD ) on a daily basis.
Since MacOSX has Unix at it's roots using it shouldn't be hard for me to work with it...right...well I'll see how much it has changed.
Sometimes I find it difficult to do something on MacOSX mostly because I am used to how it is done in Unix and because I don't want or can't use the GUI tools.
The fact that most of the tutorials I find are also explaining how to do stuff in the GUI makes this an even bigger problem.
So I decided that when I actually find out how to do what I want to do I will write a post about it so I will not have to look for it again.