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Dec
28
comment Python Virtualenv is broken since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion
Also this happened to be the reason that python twisted wouldn't install into other virtual env's.
Oct
20
comment Can't telnet to a local device from mac, but can from tablet, why?+
And what are you doing on the tablet?
Oct
20
comment Can't telnet to a local device from mac, but can from tablet, why?+
Are you connecting to the same port number? Are you sure that the app is using telnet and not ssh?
Oct
19
comment Why are all ports closed even without firewall or router?
How are you connected to the internet? If it is a cable/adsl modem it is likely to have a NAT layer.
Oct
19
comment Can't telnet to a local device from mac, but can from tablet, why?+
Are the devices in the same ip range?
Oct
17
comment Can you override app sandboxing, force app to use working directory?
Ah of course - I forgot that the gnu version is not what is provided on OSX (readlink works in linux, or if you've installed gnu versions) - this has an alternative - stackoverflow.com/questions/1055671/… - but as you say, you could just use the pwd.
Oct
15
comment How to block unwanted sites from opening?
Why was the question downvoted - I could see a user wanting to use this to deal with popups/popunders - which without some of the neat add ons to other browsers is a problem in safari.
Oct
15
comment Can you override app sandboxing, force app to use working directory?
Readline is originally intended for following symlinks and getting the original file, but it can also be used to get absolute pathnames out in bash too. The man page describes it as "canonicalize" - that is to find the one true file that all the symlinks (and the path may have more than one) point to.
Oct
10
comment Terminal $PATH error
Yes. I think so - if the original path expansion included other characters (okay I cannot see unescaped spaces working in the path), then you may not be including them in the assignment. General bash defensive coding...
Oct
10
comment Terminal $PATH error
I think the ordering there is correct, however I would still advise quoting the lot.
Oct
10
comment Can you override app sandboxing, force app to use working directory?
A generic solution there may be to have an intermediate shell script that creates the absolute filename based on the file relative the current working directory. "readlink <filename>" will give that output.
Jan
14
comment How can I alter the spotlight category spreadsheets to include ODS
Hmm - it is OSS - so this is pretty much DIY maybe. I wander if there are any Libre or Open office bundlings for OSX that have tighter integration with stuff like that?
Mar
23
comment Please share your hidden OS X features or tips and tricks
On the tiny aluminium wireless keyboard - fn + backspace gives you del. fn + alt + backspace will delete the whole next word in that case.
Jan
3
comment How can I stop my device open being reset to iPhoto
Okay - both the memory card in the device, and the internal storage on it were showing up as mass storage devices with 'NO NAME'. Finder only has one icon, yet Image capture had two. Renaming the one showing in finder named only the internal storage. Then removing the camera, and reinserting it showed TWO devices in Finder. This however still didn't change the dropdown behaviour.