How To Force csshX To Tile In Columns

Author: , May 28th, 2019

I use csshX on a daily basis. The default layout on my screen for three nodes is one column with three rows, one per node. This layout is excellent for visual positioning, but does make it harder to read long output. For this purpose, I start csshX using the column quantity specifier -x and I […]

How To Enable Opening a Terminal Window from the Current Finder Location in MacOS

Author: , February 16th, 2019

As of Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Terminal provides Services for opening a new terminal window or tab at the selected folder in Finder. They also work with absolute pathnames selected in text (in any application). You can enable these services with System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services. Look for “New Terminal […]

How To Disable Adobe Daemons Using launchctl on MacOS

Author: , November 18th, 2018

I installed an old version of Adobe software on my new Mac and as usual, it installed some daemons that are undesirable. Here is how I got rid of them via the Terminal. Note: Adobe installs daemons in the user context, so do this as your regular user login, not as root. shell> launchctl list […]

How To Install a .pkg file from the Command Line on MacOSX

Author: , August 12th, 2016

sudo /usr/sbin/installer -pkg /path/to/yourFile.pkg -target /

How To Eject a Volume from the Terminal Command Line in MacOSX

Author: , December 8th, 2015

As always, YMMV…

How To Disable Dock Icon Bounce For MacOSX Terminal

Author: , June 15th, 2015

How To Show All Files in MacOSX Yosemite via Terminal

Author: , October 29th, 2014

SET THE DEFAULT TO SHOW Run this command in a Terminal window: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES Relaunch Finder: Hold down the Option/ALT key on your keyboard, then right-click the Finder icon in the dock and select Relaunch. SET THE DEFAULT TO HIDE defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO then relaunch finder as above.

How To Show All Files in the MacOSX Finder

Author: , June 30th, 2012

In Terminal, run the following command: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES To make the command take effect, you need to restart the Finder. One way to do this is to hold down the Option key, then click and hold on the Finder icon in the Dock. When the contextual menu appears, select Relaunch and the […]

How To Keep SSH Alive In MacOSX Lion Terminal Sessions

Author: , May 24th, 2012

Apple’s 10.7 Lion, is NOT my favorite iteration of MacOSX. They continue to make the OS more Windows-like, which means they have started down that slippery slope… In Snow Leopard, I could have my ssh sessions running for weeks. In Lion, the ssh sessions time out with nasty errors, including “Write failed: Broken pipe”. After […]

How To Speed Up Safari Page Display

Author: , March 16th, 2012

I just found this neat trick to speed up Safari by reducing the ‘Render Before Display’ time: 1. Quit Safari. 2. Launch Terminal.app 3. Type in the line below and then press {enter}: defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.20 4. Quit Terminal and restart Safari