Archive for the “System” category
by john on May 29, 2008
The typical use of diff from within a terminal (using the default Bash shell) is to compare files. However, with a little slight of hand, known a process substitution, we can use diff to compare the contents of two directories. (…)
by john on May 16, 2008
As explained on the previous post, no doubt there is a means to capture a screenshot of the login screen, including all available user names. The question is, how to get there from here? Brett on the Cocoa developer mailing (…)
by john on May 14, 2008
Part 2 in a series on how to capture a screenshot of the the login screen on Mac OS X.
by john on May 12, 2008
Capturing a screenshot of the login screen in Mac OS X Leopard appears to be something of a trick. Join this challenge on how to capture this elusive screenshot.
by john on May 9, 2008
Working with the root account on Mac OS X.
by john on April 28, 2008
Working with multiple monitors is a must when doing any serious coding work. Code on one side, output on the other. No more swapping applications from the foreground to background. Mac OS X make working with multiple monitors a snap: (…)
by john on April 25, 2008
MacFUSE is an open source project that simplifies the process of adding a file system to Mac OS X. If you’ve ever had an inclination to create a file system, or thought that a file system like “interface” would be (…)
by john on April 15, 2008
Launch Mac OS X applications from a terminal.
by john on March 28, 2008
Copy path from Finder to clipboard, including drag and drop support for folders within the Finder window.
by john on March 27, 2008
Show how to copy the path of Finder into the clipboard.
by john on March 25, 2008
Must have utility of for quickly opening a terminal from within Finder on Mac OS X.
by john on March 19, 2008
I recently had to rename somewhere in the neighborhood of 100+ files as I was moving code from one platform to another. Obviously, I was looking for a quick solution, and what follows is the shell (Bash) script that I (…)
by john on March 11, 2008
One thing I was accustomed to when working on Windows, was copying a section of a webpage and pasting the same into a Word document. Word did a pretty good job of keeping the formatting intact, including images, fonts and (…)
by john on March 6, 2008
Introduction to using the alias command in a Mac OS X terminal.