Posts Tagged ‘Terminal’

Bulk copying files on OS X

I recently bought a new [amazon_link id=”B005T3GRNW” target=”_blank” ]1TB hard drive[/amazon_link] to replace my measly 250GB media drive. I needed to clone the contents of the small drive onto the new drive. You could just open up two Finder windows and just drag the folders but that’s tedious and if you accidentally click cancel during…

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Colorize LS and Terminal

I spent many years working on Linux. When I made the move to OS X I felt nearly at home. One thing I missed when I made the switch was the bash shell didn’t print text in color. Also, OS X didn’t colorize the output of ls which made me sad. For whatever reason, it…

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101 Ways to Tweak OS X Using Terminal

Mac OS X comes out of the box setup to be easy-to-use. For most people, the defaults are perfect. However, if you are here you are probably not like most people. You want to squeeze every last bit of performance from your Mac and bend the OS to your will. In this article I’m going…

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Boost Productivity with Terminal Know-How

The Terminal is both powerful and daunting. For Mac users that cut their teeth on OS9, staring at a blank blinking cursor might cause you to break into a sweat. For Windows users, who cut their teeth on DOS, it’s a little less overwhelming. Learning to use the Terminal will boost your productivity, you can…

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Restore your Dock to its Defaults

photo credit: zoovrooWhen a new user is created in OSX, the Dock is prepopulated with a set of icons. Dragging the icons off the dock removes them. You are free to customize the Dock by placing your frequently used icons there. There may be an occasion where you need to restore the Dock to it’s…

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