, pub-2479148851417979, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Quick Tips for Mac Geeks: September 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Upgrade your Phone to IOS 8 for free - will work on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Directly From your Phone, IPod or IPAD

Step 1 -  On your  iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad open an app called Settings 
Step 2 - Click General from the list
Step 3 -  Then click on Software Update
Step 4 - Click Download new iOS 8
Step 5 - Wait for it to download an then click install


From Your Computer 

Step 1 -  Connect your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad to your Mac computer
Step 2 -  A message will appear for New firmware iOS 8 update
Step 3 - Click  Download and Install
Step 4 -  leave it connected while it installs iOS 8.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Useful Unix commands for the Mac Terminal

alias - Create an alias 
alloc - List used and free memory 
awk - Find and Replace text within file(s) 

basename - Convert a full pathname to just a folder path 
bash - Bourne-Again SHell (Linux) 
bless - Set volume bootability and startup disk options. 
break - Exit from a loop 

cal - Display a calendar 
case - Conditionally perform a command 
cat - Display the contents of a file 
cd - Change Directory 
chflags - Change a file or folder's flags. 
chgrp - Change group ownership 
chmod - Change access permissions 
chown - Change file owner and group 
chroot - Run a command with a different root directory 
cksum - Print CRC checksum and byte counts 
clear - Clear terminal screen 
cmp - Compare two files 
comm - Compare two sorted files line by line 
complete - Edit a command completion [word/pattern/list] 
continue - Resume the next iteration of a loop 
cp - Copy one or more files to another location 
cron - Daemon to execute scheduled commands 
crontab - Schedule a command to run at a later date/time 
cut - Divide a file into several parts 

date - Display or change the date & time 
dc - Desk Calculator 
dd - Data Dump - Convert and copy a file 
df - Display free disk space 
diff - Display the differences between two files 
diff3 - Show differences among three files 
dirname Convert a full pathname to just a path 
dirs Di - play list of remembered directories 
diskutil - Disk utilities - Format, Verify, Repair 
ditto - Copy files and folders 
dscl - Directory Service command line utility 
du - Estimate file space usage 

echo - Display message on screen 
ed - A line-oriented text editor (edlin) 
enable - Stop or start printers and classes. 
env - Set environment and run a utility 
eval - Evaluate several commands/arguments 
exec - Execute a command 
exit - Exit the shell 
expect - Programmed dialogue with interactive programs 
expand - Convert tabs to spaces 
expr - Evaluate expressions 

false - Do nothing, unsuccessfully 
fdisk - Partition table manipulator for Darwin UFS/HFS/DOS 
find - Search for files that meet a desired criteria 
fmt - Reformat paragraph text 
fold - Wrap text to fit a specified width 
for - Expand words, and execute commands 
foreach - Loop, expand words, and execute commands 
fsck - Filesystem consistency check and repair 
fs - usage Filesystem usage (process/pathname) 
ftp - Internet file transfer program 

GetFileInfo - Get attributes of HFS+ files 
getopt - Parse positional parameters 
goto - Jump to label and continue execution 
grep - Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern 
groups - Print group names a user is in 
gzip - Compress or decompress files 

head - Display the first lines of a file 
hdiutil - Manipulate iso disk images 
history - Command History 
hostname - Print or set system name 

id - Print user and group names/id's 
if - Conditionally perform a command 
info - Help info 
install - Copy files and set attributes 

jobs - List active jobs 
join - Join lines on a common field 

kill - Stop a process from running 

l - List files in long format (ls -l) 
ll - List files in long format, showing invisible files (ls -la) 
less - Display output one screen at a time 
ln - Make links between files (hard links, symbolic links) 
locate - Find files 
logname - Print current login name 
login - log into the computer 
logout - Exit a login shell (bye) 
lpr - Print files 
lprm - Remove jobs from the print queue 
lpstat - Printer status information 
ls - List information about file(s) 
lsbom - List a bill of materials file 
lsof - List open files 

man - Help manual 
mkdir - Create new folder(s) 
mkfifo - Make FIFOs (named pipes) 
more - Display output one screen at a time 
mount - Mount a file system 
mv - Move or rename files or directories 

net - Manage network resources 
nice - Set the priority of a command 
nohup - Run a command immune to hangups 

onintr - Control the action of a shell interrupt 
open - Open a file/folder/URL/Application 
osascript - Execute AppleScript 

passwd - Modify a user password 
paste - Merge lines of files 
pbcopy - Copy data to the clipboard 
pbpaste - Paste data from the Clipboard 
pico - Simple text editor 
ping - Test a network connection 
pmset - Power Management settings 
popd - Restore the previous value of the current directory 
pr - Convert text files for printing 
printenv - Print environment variables 
printf - Format and print data 
ps - Process status 
pushd - Save and then change the current directory 
pwd - Print Working Directory 

quota - Display disk usage and limits 

rcp - Copy files between machines. 
repeat - Execute a command multiple times 
rm - Remove files 
rmdir - Remove folder(s) 
rpm - Remote Package Manager 
rsync - Remote file copy - Sync file tree (also RsyncX) 

say - Convert text to audible speech 
sched - Schedule a command to run at a later time. 
screencapture - Capture screen image to file or disk 
sdiff - Merge two files interactively 
security - Administer Keychains, keys, certificates and the Security framework 
sed - Stream Editor 
set - Set a shell variable = value 
setenv - Set an environment variable = value 
setfile - Set attributes of HFS+ files 
shift - Shift positional parameters 
shutdown - Shutdown or restart OS X 
sleep - Delay for a specified time 
softwareupdate - System software update tool 
sort - Sort text files 
split - Split a file into fixed-size pieces 
stop - Stop a job or process 
su - Substitute user identity 
sudo - Execute a command as another user 
sum - Print a checksum for a file 
switch - Conditionally perform a command 

tail - Output the last part of files 
tar - Tape ARchiver 
tee - Redirect output to multiple files 
test - Condition evaluation 
time - Measure Program Resource Use 
touch - Change file timestamps 
traceroute - Trace Route to Host 
tr - Translate, squeeze, and/or delete characters 
true - Do nothing, successfully 
tty - Print filename of terminal on stdin 
type - Describe a command 

umask - Users file creation mask 
umount - a device 
unalias - Remove an alias 
uname - Print system information 
unexpand - Convert spaces to tabs 
uniq - Uniquify files 
units - Convert units from one scale to another 
unset - Remove variable or function names 
unsetenv - Remove environment variable 
users - Print login names of users currently logged in 
uuencode - Encode a binary file 
uudecode - Decode a file created by uuencode 

vi - Text Editor 

wc - Print byte, word, and line counts 
where - Report all known instances of a command 
which - Locate a program file in the user's path 
while - Execute commands 
who - Print all usernames currently logged on 
whoami - Print the current user id and name (`id -un') 

xargs - Execute utility - passing arguments 

yes - Print a string until interrupted 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Apple Iwatch coming soon

How to enable the root user on a Mac works in Maverick and Yosemite

Fixing File permissions on a mac can be tricky, here is an app that will quickly allow you to change permissions without knowing terminal commands, quick and easy for anyone.

here is a link to the app

When you buy a new Apple Mac by default the hard drive internal and sometimes external are not seen on the desktop.  It's easy to turn them on just watch this video.

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