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Jul
28
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
@Cawas - Maybe because Dropbox has Mac spirit: it just works.
Jul
21
answered Repairing Time Machine volume taking forever
Jul
17
comment Merge Time Machine Backup
Super Duper is known for handling correctly Time Machine volumes, including hard links. This is why I use it for making backups of time machine (which helped me a couple of times). About space, my new time machine volume takes up 400G, while my old ones took about 300G and 350G. I didn't take the time to scan my new time machine with BackupLoupe but a quick ls -i on all versions of GraphicConverter.app (Which I got bundled with Panther and never updated) reveals a difference in inode at a date related to my first mistakes, not to first or last dates of my two time machine backups.
Jul
17
answered Merge Time Machine Backup
Jul
14
awarded  Scholar
Jul
14
accepted How do I fix failed aliases?
Jan
24
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
24
comment What's the best text editor for use with large files?
The command-line version vim is already available in Terminal.app.
Oct
21
awarded  Commentator
Oct
21
comment Converting a PDF for use with DVD Studio Pro
My first try would be a simple drag-and-drop from Preview to DVD Studio Pro.
Oct
20
answered What does Apple normally announce at events?
Oct
14
comment Time Machine: should I partition a 500GB disk?
Using the same disk for system and time machine makes sense only if you want to be able to retrieve deleted files on a laptop. Combining this with an external backup of both partitions would be wise.
Oct
12
answered Command Line method to backup using two Time Machine disks
Sep
30
comment How do I fix failed aliases?
Many thanks for this script! I am not an Applescript expert so I won't try to upgrade it. I think that a possible solution lies between Applescript and bash with its powerful find. Thanks again!
Sep
29
comment How do I fix failed aliases?
mkalias looks interesting! But the latest version is dated 2003 and the technical note mentioned is for Mac OS 9... If I find nothing else, I will try to update it for Snow Leopard...
Sep
29
comment How do I fix failed aliases?
@ghoppe: I suspect that the failure was introduced during backup procedure. I use SuperDuper.
Sep
29
comment How do I fix failed aliases?
@ghoppe: What I observe is that aliases are broken. I just want to fix them as a whole and I don't know how. The main missing part of my story, I'm afraid, is inside the Finder. As far as I know, aliases contain not only a File ID, but also a path and many other informations that a hidden algorithm uses for alias resolution. If I use the strings command on my failed aliases, I observe that they do contain a full path to /Volumes/Backup/.... Anyway, I begin to think that symbolic links with a relative path might be a more robust solution in my case.
Sep
28
awarded  Student
Sep
28
comment How do I fix failed aliases?
My new backup is named "Backup"... The shell script idea is what I have in mind but I know no tool able to display and change alias contents.
Sep
27
comment Scanning a ton of pictures
Just a little bit better: put all your scans in a single folder and drag the folder itself into iPhoto.