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Nov
22
comment OS X Package Management
They can exist side by side. The main issue is although they all use directories in parallel, $PATH is in series, so one will be preferentially selected. You can always use the homebrew.profile, fink.profile, macports.profile trick, sourcing different files, but that would be tricky to keep track of.. which flags does openssl have per version, for example.
Nov
21
accepted How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
Nov
21
comment How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?
Yes. All checked, multiple times, and yet logged back in. Safari: A dog that will not heel. Yet.
Nov
21
answered How Can I Search A Specific Type of File in Mac?
Nov
21
answered How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
Nov
21
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Nov
21
answered OS X Package Management
Nov
21
comment How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?
Cautiously indeed, I'll say I think it might have worked. I'll set up a notification on that directory to be sure, but I am using it, and it's not shoveling tons of gunk into my system. I shudder to think what my iphone has been doing. Regardless the quest goes on. Thanks!
Nov
21
accepted How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?
Nov
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comment How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?
Ah got it discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=11658773 I did look at this before, or similar
Nov
21
comment How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?
Hmm. I'm going to try this shortly. It was my understanding that defaults would give me the possible default options. Your answer suggests that there are others. Where did you come across this default, or technique? From Safari4? Curious..
Nov
21
accepted Where are the good docs?
Nov
20
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20
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Nov
17
comment Where are the good docs?
@Jonik, Thanks! Rereading this question I should apologize for my lack of clarity: The security pdf is comprehensive. That's what I liked about it, and that's what I meant about good docs: The reading of such should impart practical understanding. Many times closed source docs seem a bit vague, Apple's particularly so. This whole discussion, although very valuable, is due to my imprecision. Sorry about that.
Nov
16
comment How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
Heh, I also, am a programmer, but I do a lot of admin also, primarily setting up systems to run my code. Problematic, but manageable. I'll put what I found out in an answer. It addresses your issues.
Nov
16
comment Where are the good docs?
I did join the dev program years ago. I am using the Snitch, but, and I mean no disrespect, that type of thinking turned out badly for me. I would get an app to do this, or that, because it was easy, and I became unfamiliar with the actual system. I'm sad about this, because there is a lot to love about the command line tools in osx. More importantly, when I got hacked, I tried to see what was running and had no clue. Essentially I just want to know what's running, and what it's doing, to find a baseline, so that when odd things happen, I'll know.
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