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Mac OS X: Open a Terminal at Folder from Finder / Open Finder at Folder from the Terminal (via: StackOverflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/06

Thanks User Chris Page – Stack Overflow for answering on StackOverflow:

  • How to open a Terminal from a selected Folder in the Finder
  • Hoe wo open a Finder at the current Folder in a Terminal

Some quotes of his answer:

As of Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Terminal includes exactly this functionality as a Service. As with most Services, these are disabled by default, so you’ll need to enable this to make it appear in the Services menu.

System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services

Enable New Terminal at Folder. There’s also New Terminal Tab at Folder, which will create a tab in the frontmost Terminal window (if any, else it will create a new window). These Services work in all applications, not just Finder, and they operate on folders as well as absolute pathnames selected in text.

In addition, Lion Terminal will open a new terminal window if you drag a folder (or pathname) onto the Terminal application icon, and you can also drag to the tab bar of an existing window to create a new tab.

Finally, if you drag a folder or pathname onto a tab (in the tab bar) and the foreground process is the shell, it will automatically execute a “cd” command. (Dragging into the terminal view within the tab merely inserts the pathname on its own, as in older versions of Terminal.)

You can also do this from the command line or a shell script:

open -a Terminal /path/to/folder

This is the command-line equivalent of dragging a folder/pathname onto the Terminal application icon.

–jeroen

via: osx – Open terminal here in Mac OS finder – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Apple, Mac, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User | 2 Comments »

Setting the SMB/Netbios name of your Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/30

Even after changing the name of your Mac, from the Windows side it still looks like this:

I knew I had solved this in the past, as the MacBook Air showed up correctly in the list:

The trick is that there are 2 names for your Mac: the name for the Apple side of things, and the name for the Windows side of things. For the latter you’d think it would be named SMB or NetBIOS. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, Power User | Leave a Comment »

OS X Finder: viewing hidden paths

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/27

One of the most frustrating things on a Mac is that the OS X Finder does not allow you to browse all paths.

Unlike Windows the Windows Explorer, where it is fairly easy to switch a preference for enabling/disabling showing the hidden files and folders, there is no option in the Preferences. There is a command-line trick (see below) to enable/disable showing hidden files and folders.

Luckily, both the Windows Explorer and the Mac OS X Finder allow you to specify the full folder path to browse, where you can enter a path that otherwise would (partially) be invisible.

  • Windows Explorer: just enter a full path in the address bar.
  • Mac OS X Finder: press Shift-Command-G (or Menu -> Go -> Go to Folder...), then enter the full path.

An alternative for Mac OS X is the payed (but great tool) Path Finder which is one of the best Finder replacements I know.

Command-line trick to enable/disable Mac OS X Finder hidden folder behaviour

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Liz Kimber: My first computer, is responsible for who i am today.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/21

Liz Kimber hits the nail on the head:

My first computer, is responsible for who i am today.

That’s one of the reaons I bought both an Applle //e and //c last summer (:

–jeroen

via: Alen Cox’ computer history reshare – Google+.

Posted in //e, About, Apple, Apple ][, Personal, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: Replicating md5sum Output Format (via: Raam Dev)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/18

Mac OS X has md5, but no md5sum.

I agree with Mac OS X: Replicating md5sum Output Format that the second way of emulating md5 is better than the first one.

So here it is:

–jeroen

via: Mac OS X: Replicating md5sum Output Format – Raam Dev

Posted in Apple, bash, Development, Hashing, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, md5, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, Scripting, Security, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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