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comment Weird text alignment in System Information on Yosemite
This really should be a comment, not an answer. Also, see my answer.
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answered Weird text alignment in System Information on Yosemite
Jul
25
comment How to allow my Mac OS X 10.10.4 to download from sourceforge.net?
"404 Not Found Error" has nothing to do with your security settings, that's the server (downloads.sourceforge.net) giving an error that it doesn't have anything by that name.
Jul
25
comment How to undo a $PATH variable change?
Did you do this as a temporary change (i.e. just by executing PATH=/something), or permanently by adding the bad PATH assignment to one of the shell initialization files (.profile, .bashrc, etc)? If it's just a temporary change, all you need to do is open a new Terminal window.
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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answered OS X client to OD if master is down
Jul
18
comment Applications Folder on Macintosh HD Shows Empty
Also, is this the empty folder in the Macintosh HD volume, or on the TM backup volume?
Jul
18
comment Empty Firmware Password?
It's stored in a separate controller chip that AIUI also stores the boot ROM firmware itself. There is no way to read the firmware password out of this chip (at least without desoldering the chip), and resetting it is ... complicated. See this c|net article.
Jul
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answered How can Finder empty Trash more quickly than “rm -rf /Volumes/Foo/.Trashes/501/*”?
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Jul
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comment ZIP files created with GUI have more bytes than ZIP files created in a shell
Minor correction: it's not just resource forks, it's all kinds of file metadata that the zip format doesn't handle natively, encoded in AppleDouble format. That'll include spotlight comments, tags, Finder flags, quarantine data, etc as well as resource forks.
Jul
7
answered OS X - 'Clickable' script to erase files?
Jul
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comment Deleted 20GB using 'rm -rf <dir>' and 'df -k' has not changed (but 'du -k' is correct)
Local snapshots are a useful feature, and you shouldn't disable them unless they're causing an actual problem. The fact that deleting files doesn't immediately free up disk space may be confusing, but as long as you understand what's going on (and realize that the space will automatically be released if/when it's needed for new files), this shouldn't be considered a problem.
Jul
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answered Can I upgrade to Yosemite without a credit card?
Jun
29
revised Airtight User Account on Macbook Pro
Added notes on Find My Mac and the third immutable law of security
Jun
29
answered Airtight User Account on Macbook Pro
Jun
28
answered What is the “rootless” feature in El Capitan, really?
Jun
25
comment OS X cd command in /usr/bin instead of /bin
Also, this answer has an interesting historical note about cd as a builtin vs. separate program.
Jun
25
comment OS X cd command in /usr/bin instead of /bin
@ggrim: I wouldn't say "stored inside" so much as "is part of". I believe it's actually implemented as a function included in the bash source code. BTW, it's not just bash -- every shell shell (zsh, dash, etc) has to have cd as a builtin, or it'd fail for the reason I gave. You might be interested in this previous question on the Unix&Linux SE.