8,338 reputation
11031
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen 9 hours ago

Jul
10
answered 'localhost' stoped working as an alias for '127.0.0.1' for SSHing into my VirtualBox VM. Why, and how to fix?
Jul
9
comment Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade
Is the Mac new enough to run 10.6?
Jul
5
awarded  Announcer
Jul
2
comment Why is the Caching service in status PENDING, waiting for push token and never starts on OS X Server 3 (Mavericks)?
Does your server have a valid hardware serial number (see this previous question)
Jul
2
comment Download OS X App Store updates to update multiple Macs
Are both of the computers' apps licensed to the same Apple ID (note that the license agreement allows this if the computers are used by the same person)? Also, the "right" way to solve this is with a caching server -- would installing the Server app on one of the computers and making it act as a server be possible?
Jun
30
answered Prevent installation of malware, spyware… Admin password requirement
Jun
21
comment Time in milliseconds since epoch in the terminal
Ah, I see. But since OS X's date command just passes %-N through as N, it can interfere with the calculation. Try setting N=7000000000000000000, then try the command... This is an unlikely case in practice, but I'd feel safer with something that didn't depend on the environment.
Jun
21
comment Time in milliseconds since epoch in the terminal
OS X doesn't support %-N, so that doesn't do anything (and could cause trouble if the shell variable $N is set). Just use date +%s000 (or date +%s.000 if you want the decimal point).
Jun
21
answered How to create pkg which installs files to /usr/local
Jun
18
answered How can I set a user-specific environment variable that includes a space character?
Jun
9
comment How to keep a file hidden in Finder, but readable, writable and visible to an app?
Try setting the permissions, then locking it with chflags uchg, and see what that does...
Jun
7
comment Screenshot file much larger dimensionally than original
@KorayTugay: Open it in Preview, then from the View menu choose "Actual Size" (shortcut: <kbd>Command</kbd>-<kbd>0</kbd>), and see what happens.
Jun
3
comment What machines will OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) run on?
@njboot: From Apple's 64-bit transition guide for developers: "The 64-bit kernel cannot load 32-bit kernel extensions." OS X can run 32-bit processes under a 64-bit kernel (or vice versa), but extensions load as part of the kernel and must run in the same mode.
Jun
3
comment Odd Problem: Duplicate user with identical name listed twice
What does ls -le show for these files?
Jun
1
comment My iMac Isn't Seeing a Place to Re-install Mac OS X in Recovery Mode?
Also, make sure you use a GUID Partition Table (GPT), not a Master Boot Record (MBR or msdos). For internal and bootable disks, OS X requires the GPT format (or GPT+MBR hybrid to support Windows, but I don't think Linux needs that).
May
31
answered Mavericks OS X Server Software Updates: “Duplicate” entries? How do they differ?
May
30
revised Why do I get different Available/Used spaces with Disk Info and df?
Added note on units (GB vs. GiB)
May
30
comment Why do I get different Available/Used spaces with Disk Info and df?
@chillin: Actually, I just plain missed the unit confusion, and latched onto the huge 118 vs 71.46 difference. I'll add a note about the units to my answer.
May
30
comment How do I remove all traces of my Apple ID from a borrowed MBA?
@dwightk: The Mavericks installer app might get tied to an Apple ID, but the installed OS is not -- it should be freely updatable without authenticating to any Apple ID at all.
May
30
comment Why do I get different Available/Used spaces with Disk Info and df?
@chillin: Actually, the discrepancies are a combination of GiB vs GB and space used by local snapshots. Compare the space used according to du (118GiB = 126GB) vs according to Finder (66.27GiB = 71.46GB)... so there's about 52GiB = 56GB of space used for local snapshots.