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comment Format External Disk in FAT, NOT FAT32
Which FAT format? OS X supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, and ExFAT (aka FAT64). There's no such thing as just plain "FAT". See Wikipedia's list of FAT types.
Dec
16
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
16
comment How to securely erase an SSD drive?
@Rinzwind: You're right; I added a sentence making this point explicit.
Dec
16
revised How to securely erase an SSD drive?
Added note about SSDs having more physical than logical capacity
Dec
15
comment Permissions for new files in shared directory
@ChrisDragon: that sounds like samba is not properly respecting the ACL. I found a suggestion here to add nt acl support = no to the [Global] section of /etc/smb.conf, but I'm not sure that's still relevant in currentish versions of samba.
Dec
8
comment Copy directory from “Get Info” in Yosemite?
Duplicate of http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/47216/copying-the-current-directorys-p‌​ath-to-the-clipboard
Nov
28
comment “netstat -p tcp” on my mac displays an unknown connection to stackoverflow.co.http
lsof -i:https -P will limit the display to https connections (or more accurately, those on port 443), so you won't have as much to looks through.
Nov
26
revised OS X 10.10.1 /etc/hosts & /private/etc/hosts file is being ignored and not resolving
Added note on Network Utility
Nov
26
revised OS X 10.10.1 /etc/hosts & /private/etc/hosts file is being ignored and not resolving
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Nov
26
answered OS X 10.10.1 /etc/hosts & /private/etc/hosts file is being ignored and not resolving
Nov
17
comment running a simple shell script on startup in Yosemite
@JeffK: The network prefs should be able to handle this just fine. Is there some particular reason you can't use a manually-configured IP address for the ethernet service, or that it doesn't work right?
Nov
16
comment running a simple shell script on startup in Yosemite
Why not just set it in the Network pane of System Preferences, like normal?
Nov
16
comment running a simple shell script on startup in Yosemite
If the script is to run as root at startup, this needs to be put in /Library/LaunchDaemons. LaunchAgents run when a user logs in, as that user.
Nov
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
31
comment Convert domain account to local account
What type of network account, and how is it set up? For instance, is it from an Active Directory domain, Open Directory, some other LDAP, etc? Is it a pure network account, or mobile (i.e. can you log into it even when it's not able to reach the domain servers)? Also, does it have a local home folder (i.e. stored on the client only), network home (stored only on a file server), or synchronized between both?
Oct
27
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
22
comment What is the wheel user group for?
This is mostly irrelevant on OS X, since most of the functions traditionally controlled by wheel membership have been replaced by things that use the admin group instead (e.g. sudo is generally used instead of su, and sudo is configured to allow members of admin to use it).
Oct
20
comment Is there a way to clean up possibly invalid disks that only show up on Mac OS Recovery through ‘diskutil list’ in Terminal? Does Recovery use them?
Do not attempt to remove them, they're basically RAM disks and are needed for recovery mode to function. See this previous answer.
Oct
3
comment Active Directory login
Do you get an "Other" icon at the login window (note that you may have to wait ~30 seconds for it to appear)? Also, what kind of network connection do you have (wired or wireless, and if wireless what security mode)?