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Using your computer logged in as root all the time is like always carrying around all your keys, your passport, $5,000 in cash, that piece of paper with all your passwords written on it and the only photo you have of Flopsy, the adorable rabbit whose death broke your seven-year-old heart. Oh, and a chainsaw. Which is to say, it's mighty convenient from time ...


First: the name "rootless" is misleading, since there's still a root account, and you can still access it (the official name, "System Integrity Protection", is more accurate). What it really does is limit the power of the root account, so that even if you become root, you don't have full control over the system. Essentially, the idea is that it's too easy ...


I just ported MenuMeters for El Capitan, please go to http://member.ipmu.jp/yuji.tachikawa/MenuMetersElCapitan/.


Marks in the Terminal The new Terminal marks (available starting with OS X 10.11 - El Capitan) are similar to Bookmarks, which are also available in the Terminal, allowing you to mark window positions and then giving you the option of going back at a later point. Marks (or Bookmarks) don't refer to your command history, but to the scroll buffer used in the ...


Copy the mpkg from inside the downloaded disk image onto your Desktop Open the mpkg package contents, then open the Contents folder. Open distribution.dist with a text editor. Remove lines 13 to 18. Save the file and open the mpkg normally.


Apple's documentation covers disabling SIP, About System Integrity Protection on your Mac. An article on lifehacker.com lists these steps: Reboot your Mac into Recovery Mode by restarting your computer and holding down Command+R until the Apple logo appears on your screen. Click Utilities > Terminal. In the Terminal window, type in csrutil ...


You can use builtin Preview.app for adding arrows, shapes, text, magnifying glass etc. It's not as lightweight as Skitch mentioned by @jherran, but does the job You need.


If you care to read the tea leaves, the initial OS X v10.11 Developer Beta supports the following Macs: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) Xserve (Early 2009) Source: OS X v10.11 ...


⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+. Reveals hidden files in Open/Save dialogs. NOTE: this is not working in Column View. The second part: hidden files are usually sensitive and not experienced users should not edit them without knowing what are the consequences. Edit: You can also press ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+G and type the path to the hidden file, just like in Terminal (⇥ TAB ...


What no-one seems to have pointed out so far is that /Applications are usable by everybody & ~/Applications are only for that user. Some installers will ask if you want to install for this user or for everybody. That's how it can differentiate. That will be one of the reasons Steam installs to there, as it's a per user license. Apple's app ...


It's possible to disable SIP by booting to Recovery HD and running the following command: csrutil disable It is also possible to enable SIP protections and selectively disable aspects of it, by adding one or more flags to the csrutil enable command. All require being booted from Recovery in order to set them: Enable SIP and allow installation of ...


That is Handoff and a natural feature when OS X and iOS devices are signed into the same iCloud account. This works if you have iOS 8+ or OS X 10.10.x Yosemite. If you have a supported application then you will be able to open it on your Mac right where you left off on your iOS device. Looks like you was running Chrome on your iPad at the time. If you wish ...


killall Dock In the terminal fixed this for me. In my case, only Mission Control gestures had stopped working (three finger swipe left/right to switch spaces, three finger swipe up for overview).


In Mail.app's application's preferences, I deselected "Accounts > Advanced > Automatically Detect and Maintain Account Settings" on two Google accounts, and CPU usage returned to normal.


For me, it means DTrace no longer works. DTrace is similar to ptrace/strace in Linux, in that it allows you to see what a process is saying to the kernel. Every time a process wants to open a file, write a file, or open a port, etc, it needs to ask the kernel. In Linux, this monitoring process happens outside of the kernel in "userland", and thus ...


I don't think Single User Mode is really what you want. A better idea is to use a console login. To do this, first you have the login window set to show “Name and Password”: Then you can login as ">console" as the username (no password) and get a terminal prompt. It's not very pretty, but it's handy if you need it.


I noticed that too, and did the following to "solve the problem" (it's not a problem for some people though :P ): In System Preferences, open Spotlight. In Search Results tab, disable Bookmarks & History. Then restart. After that, Safari Web Content process won't be active when Safari is not open.


The typical place for this kind of information is one of /System/Library (for OS specific stuff) /Library (for system-wide preferences/settings valid for all users) ~/Library (for user-specific preferences/settings) and the folders beneath them (e.g. Application Support and Preferences). They are saved as individual files, usually named so you can ...


Depending on your system setup and your command you probably lost only some files - including one essential - and folders and some sym-links. Using the command rm * - executed by an admin in the root folder - usually deletes the sym-link /etc only: Boot to single user mode, check your file system with /sbin/fsck -fy, and mount root read/writable with ...


There isn't any advantage to wiping and reinstalling OS X on a new Mac direct from Apple. You'll end up with the exact same drive contents. I can't think of any difference between an Apple-imaged Mac and a self-imaged Mac.


For people stumbling upon this in an OS X 10.11+ era (El Capitan or newer): Apple has added a whole new layer of security in OS X. They have taken away some privileges from root. The file you are trying to modify has a restricted flag. Only restricted processes which are signed by Apple will be able to modify these files. However, you can disable this ...


Use rsync for this purpose since cp cannot faithfully reproduce all the files that exist on OS X. The benefits of rsync over ditto and cp are: interrupted transfers can restart easily with very little cost. restarts even resume part way through a large file. file exclusion and --dry-run allow easy testing and iterative thinning. The simplest way to use ...


System Integrity Protection (SIP) is an overall security policy with the goal of preventing system files and processes from being modified by third parties. To achieve this, it has the following concepts: File system protection Kernel extension protection Runtime protection File system protection SIP prevents parties other than Apple from adding, ...


Apple makes its own drivers & they are included in the OS updates. The way to be up to date on drivers is to always be running the latest OS. There is debate over whether Apple make the entire driver set themselves, or just take NVidia/AMD's core code & add their own hardware/OS-specific code to it. The latter seems more plausible to me, but either ...


Apple used custom code called "Demo Monkey" whose source code is available on GitHub.


Update Developer Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia announced yesterday that this problem is solved in XQuartz 2.7.8_beta2: XQuartz 2.7.8_beta2 is available for download. You can see http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X112.7.8 for a full set of changes, but most noteworth ones are: 1) xauth now correctly parses the Yosemite launchd $DISPLAY ...


Go System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy [tab] Uncheck and recheck 'Weather' and it's back to normal See below img


You should try Skitch. It does exactly what you want, take screenshot, put arrows, etc. Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.


You installed another version of bash,right? The default login shell is /bin/bash. you can change it following these steps, go to "System Preferences" > "Users & Groups" click the "padlock" icon and authenticate right-click the icon for your user and select "Advanced Options..." change the value for "Login shell"


Actually, the best way is: Once Image Capture is open, click the device in the list, then: Bottom left corner of the application, small triangle. There: switch it to "no application". Done

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