I'm really new to Mac OSX and UNIX based systems. I wanted to run a few Windows games on my Mac Mini so I started installing Wine and MacPorts. Having done so, I typed in sudo port install wine and ...
How do I open a file as root, in TextEdit? I've tried these commands as root, but TextEdit always say it's locked: open -e /etc/apache2/httpd.conf open -e -F /etc/apache2/httpd.conf open -e -F -W ...
In Mountain Lion, I frequently used a simple automator app called "Purge Memory" which just ran "purge" in the command line. I really enjoyed cleaning the RAM, especially when buggy apps ran memory ...
After the upgrade to 10.8.0, whenever I do a sudo, I always get this message: dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/usr/bin/sudo) is setuid or setgid I have ...
I lost the superuser password for my iMac and I don't have the boot disk. I already tried the second answer on this page, but every time I type su from the command prompt, it still asks for a ...
I'd like to have a bootstrap for my custom keyboard shortcuts to use on multiple machines...
When asked to type my password to run a sudo command, the USB keyboard goes unresponsive and I cannot type in the password or anything else. I can hit return three times to bounce out on three failed ...
I'm trying to execute a shell script as a cron job. The problem is that my script needs to be run as a super user. I tried it with just writing sudo infront of the command in my crontab file, but it ...
I try to install MacPorts and get this $ sudo make install make: getcwd: Permission denied shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied ...
This happens not for all files. When I move or delete some of the files on my external drive Finder will ask for password. Is it due to permission set on these files ? Can I use something like Sudo ...