I've had an ongoing problem that appears to be specific to OS X and Terminal.app: periodically, I get garbage in my tcsh history that looks like this: ^[[1m^[[4mcomputername:~/Code/emacs-source ( ...
==>> What are the most useful Unix shell "one-liners" that you use? <<== Here are a couple of mine to get the conversation started: 1. Repeat the previous command with a substring replacement: ...
me$ ln -s ~/x/y/ ~/Desktop/ ln: /Users/me/Desktop//: File exists Why does this attempt at creating a symbolic link to ~/x/yon the Desktop now work? The only way I can seem to get something like a ...
How do I get the ls shell command to list my files in: case-insensitive order with the directories at the top? The reason I ask is: I want Aquamacs Emacs dired to list my files and directories ...
Am looking to edit system preferences settings via the command line but cannot for the life of me find the correct names of variables. In Login Options under Users & Groups, I would like to be ...
I am doing, or trying to do, a 'find /' which I would like to recursively list every file the user has permission to access under the volume "Macintosh HD" and nothing else. I am presently filtering ...
A week ago I upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard. I want to use the locate command, but the locate database has not been built yet. So I tried running sudo launchctl -w ...