Terminal tips

08.22.11
Why hibernate or 'safe sleep' mode is no longer necessary in OS X Lion (Updated)
08.22.11

Why hibernate or 'safe sleep' mode is no longer necessary in OS X Lion (Updated)

Update: Several commenters expressed concern that disabling safe sleep could expose you to the...

By Chris Rawson,   08.22.11
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07.14.11
Make a backup copy of the MacBook Air USB Software Reinstall Drive
07.14.11

Make a backup copy of the MacBook Air USB Software Reinstall Drive

Since it doesn't come with an optical drive, giving MacBook Air buyers a DVD of the operating syst...

By T. Luoma,   07.14.11
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04.12.11
Terminal Tip: Find out which files won't be backed up
04.12.11

Terminal Tip: Find out which files won't be backed up

Backing up is one of the most important things you can do on a Mac, and thankfully, it's a pret...

By S. Gibbs,   04.12.11
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11.10.10
Terminal Tips: More reliable SSH connections to your Back to My Mac hosts
11.10.10

Terminal Tips: More reliable SSH connections to your Back to My Mac hosts

Back to My Mac is a feature of MobileMe that allows you to connect remotely to your Macs. Usually th...

By T. Luoma,   11.10.10
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10.21.10
Terminal Tips: bash cron script to keep an app running
10.21.10

Terminal Tips: bash cron script to keep an app running

Do you have some apps that you want to keep running all the time? If so, and if you're not afraid o...

By T. Luoma,   10.21.10
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09.30.10
How to kill that Ping drop-down in iTunes 10
09.30.10

How to kill that Ping drop-down in iTunes 10

Apple recently updated iTunes to version 10.0.1 which, among other things, added drop-down access to...

By D. Caolo,   09.30.10
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02.25.10
Terminal Tips: Generate random filenames for digital photo frame images
02.25.10

Terminal Tips: Generate random filenames for digital photo frame images

It's not at all unlikely that you or a relative have received a digital photo frame as some sort of...

By Aron Trimble,   02.25.10
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07.28.09
Terminal Tips: Change the location of snapped screenshots
07.28.09

Terminal Tips: Change the location of snapped screenshots

Are you tired of all of those icons from screenshots you've taken cluttering up space on your deskto...

By Joachim Bean,   07.28.09
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05.14.09
TUAW Tip: Moving your home folder to another disk (or moving it back)
05.14.09

TUAW Tip: Moving your home folder to another disk (or moving it back)

In ye olde times, with "Mack OSe 9," many users chose to keep their personal files, work, and docume...

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