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
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
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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 (:
via: Alen Cox’ computer history reshare – Google+.
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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:
via: Mac OS X: Replicating md5sum Output Format – Raam Dev
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Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/26
I hadn’t monitored Notepad++ in a very long time, so I was glad that User Thomas Owens mentioned that it can show you the CR and LF codes:
With Notepad++, you can show end-of-line characters. It shows CR and LF, instead of “\r” and “\n”, but it gets the point across. […]
To use Notepad++ for this,
- open the View menu, open the Show Symbols slide out, and
- select either “Show all characters” or “Show end-of-line characters”.
I needed this because many development environments get confused when you have text files using a mix of line-break kinds (in my case LF, CR and CRLF).
via Text Editor which shows \r\n? – Stack Overflow.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/18
Interesting talks about Apple Macintosh (now Mac) LC475, 800K floppies, System 7.6/7.7, SCSI, AppleTalk, Serial, Ethernet, hardware upgrades, etc.
New computer time. Well not exactly “new”. I needed to read/write some old….
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