Category Archives: MacOSX

Modify file and directory date

Sometimes it is necessary to change a file or even a directory’s timestamp. This sounds easy, but most GUI utilities installed out of the box on OS X as well as on Linux don’t let you change a file’s timestamp. … Continue reading

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Restart hanging gpg-agent automatically using swatch on MacOSX

With a smart card reader, you can store your gpg keys on a card to sign, encrypt and even authenticate. What if you try to sign an email but your email client is not responding while signing the email? Or … Continue reading

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Show network routes on MacOSX

When working with Linux you get used to the way Linux is handling things. But when you switch from Linux to Mac OS X you notice that things are handled differently. One of these differences I came across recently. Its about the way you read out the routes you currently have currently active. Continue reading

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Working with markdown on Mac OS X

As markdown became more and more present I started to use it as well. Of course I wanted to preview the markdown files comfortable as well as i wanted to edit them as easy as possible. Here i want to show the easy way to work with them. Continue reading

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Giveaway: Dash – Offline access to documentation

As developer you dig through documentation on a daily basis and most of this documentation is only available online these days, and even if you get them to download the search functionality is gone. But what if you want to develop while you are, for example, in a plane or a train without internet connection? Continue reading

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Create bootable USB stick from ISO in Mac OS X

Booting from a USB stick is nowadays more and more important. More and more PC’s as well as servers are delivered per default without a CD/DVD drive. To install the OS of your choice, USB sticks provide you the easiest possibility. But how to get the ISO image to the USB stick? Continue reading

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Review: Use your Mac as bluetooth iPad keyboard

There are several ways i know to use a real keyboard to enter text on you mobile device. You can use a bluetooth keyboard or use your Mac’s keyboard as a bluetooth keyboard. I had the chance to test 2 great applications to turn your Mac into a bluetooth keyboard. Continue reading

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Change file time on Linux or Mac OS X

Changing the date of a file under Linux or Mac OS X can be quite a challenge. As far as I know both do not provide a UI (User Interface) option to do this out of the box, but what both operating systems do provide are the tools needed to do it in the console. I wanna show how … Continue reading

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