How To Prevent Spotlight From Indexing External Drives on MacOS

Author: , February 26th, 2021

On MacOSX 10.10.5 Yosemite, I was having trouble with Spotlight preventing the clean eject of an attached hard drive. Using the fuser command allowed me to see that it what the Spotlight-specific mds process preventing the eject.

At first, I tried to disable the indexing via the mdutil command, but that just gave me […]

How To Send Email From the Command Line on MacOSX 10.10.5 Yosemite

Author: , January 29th, 2017

I wanted to send email from cron for various reasons, but the emails would bounce with an error 554: 554 5.1.8 : Sender address rejected: Domain not found Clearly, Postfix was using the “internal” hostname of myappledesktop.local (MacOSX has TWO hostnames! also, myappledesktop.local is not the real hostname ;-). So, I needed two things: 1. […]