wget for Mac OS X

To install wget on Mac OS X, you will first need to install a C compiler.  The easiest way to do this is to install XCode Command Line Tools.  This can be downloaded from Apple – https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action One installed you can download wget and compile it (Please note that if you…

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Add Mac Bash Alias

You can add aliases for commands for ease of use.  To do this create/edit the ~/.bash_profile file and add you aliases to the bottom of the file: sudo nano ~/.bashrc The following are a couple of examples: alias ll=”ls -la”

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Add Spaces to Your MAC OSX Dock

Adding spacers into your dock to visually separate the icons can be a big help. By adding spaces, you can group related icons together for ease of use, but have just enough of a visual difference to prevent you from spastically clicking on the wrong ones. In your Terminal prompt,…

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Show hidden files in Finder

To show the hidden files and folders in Finder, launch terminal and enter the following syntax: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Launch Finder and you should now be able to see the hidden files and folders. To hide the hidden files and folders again launch, terminal and enter…

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Change MAC OS X Lion User shortname or home directory

First you will need to enable theroot user, to do this following the instuctions in my post http://www.barlow.eu.com/techblog/enable-root-user-on-mac-os-x-lion/ To change the user shortname and or the home directory of a user in OS X Lion use the following instructions: Logon as root Using Finder, browse to the /Users directory Rename…

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