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Sep
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
@Tim Büthe, which OS X version introduced this one?
Sep
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
This is really something I've wanted, but never expected to happen.
Sep
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
This seemed quite cool until I went into VLC, and the video srub was absolutely horrifying. The main problem with this is that every other non-mac device you'll use will work differently, if I could configure it for just scrolling "page" style apps, then perhaps it'd be good, but for it to be universal is not a win for me.
Aug
30
comment OS X Terminal “must have” utilities
zsh with oh-my-zsh really is awesome, it will even do path completion over an scp/ssh command if you've enabled public key authentication to the server you're looking at, it rocks. (awesomely-powerful completion... /v/m/s/ TAB' expands to /Volumes/MyDrive/Src)
Aug
30
comment OS X Terminal “must have” utilities
+1 Ack is such an awesome grep replacement, if it wasn't for the fact that grep is in my muscle memory, I'd never use it at all.
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
@Chap Harrison, that's not good, is there any chance you can post the TextWrangler info.plist to a gist so I can see it?
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
It could've upset the code signing hash for TextEditor.app, try reverting the info.plist to how it was before, and use the Get Info / Open with technique instead, unfortunately I'm not able to get to a mac right now, but I'll check this later at home.
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
It may be possible to get the extension added to Text Editor.app by doing Get Info, Opens with. I'll try it later and report back.
Aug
30
comment OS X Terminal “must have” utilities
Surely the most useful terminal tool, evah! (After cowsay and figlet that is.)
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
@Chap Harrison, that won't matter, pick an app that you would like to open the files in, for example, TextMate or Text Editor.app, and then add these extensions to that info.plist as per the article. Also the 10.5 info.plists haven't changed in this regard, so you're ok with Lion.
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
@Chap Harrison, I'm having a look now, but if not the QL Stephen source would be a useful starting point, and since no writing / UI features are needed for QL plugins, they are fairly easy to build. (It'll have to wait until the weekend though ;) )
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
@Chap Harrison, I think a QL viewer that can be configured to view a set of file extensions as text (or as Daniel says, a hex dump) would be nice, for sure. I might have a look at doing this.
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
Since all unknown file extensions are not necessarily text, this is a bad idea.
Aug
30
comment OS X Terminal “must have” utilities
@Vincent - the whole point of homebrew is that you can fairly easily build your own formula's so the "never see in homebrew" seems to miss the point of it entirely. MacPorts is convenient, since you don't really have to do much, effectively giving you a BSD port or Debian apt-get style installer.
Aug
30
comment Using screencapture when remotely logged in to a headless mac via ssh
@Samantha, yes, that was the issue, any ideas how I can get the virtual screen (ie, the screen sharing display) to capture, the docs for screencapture are pretty thin.
Aug
29
comment Using screencapture when remotely logged in to a headless mac via ssh
User is logged in, actually I'm ssh'ing in on the same user name, the only possible issue is that there is no screen attached. I'm going to ssh to another box local to it that does have a screen and see if that's the issue.
Aug
29
comment Using screencapture when remotely logged in to a headless mac via ssh
@Ingmar hupp - Sorry, that was a typo in the question, I'm already using /usr/sbin/screencapture.
Aug
28
comment Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?
Note that Esc, b and Esc, f (back/forward one word) are bound to Opt-b/f (when you set the terminal to recognize Opt as Meta)
Jun
5
comment What are some great OS X Dropbox uses?
thought about version control at all, it would do this all much better. Seems to me you couldn't manage too many sites in this DropBox manner.
Jun
5
comment What are some great OS X Dropbox uses?
then really you should be deploying to a test server, than mucking about with a shonky DropBox solution. - You can just have a script run to do your FTP / SFTP / Rsync or whatever, I don't really understand the "Saves me having to FTP", since you still (I assume) manually throw the files at DropBox.