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Reminder to self: Sort out empty (zero size) Icon? files in Google Drive folder on OS X and Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/12

It looks like when syncing folders between Mac OS X (MacOS X?) and Windows, many directories get empty Icon? files have a size of 0 bytes.

None of these directories had custom icons, so I’m inclined to remove them all from the Google Drive folder:

find . -name 'Icon*' -size 0 -print0 | xargs -0 rm

as [WayBackDidier Trosset answered at [WayBackHow to delete many 0 byte files in linux? – Stack Overflow

Before I do that, I need to read these in more detail:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Google, GoogleDrive, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Chrome on Mac OS X keeps all old versions it ever installed…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/08

Like many, I’m a digital packrat. Somehow all your storage space somehow becomes full over time. But sometimes that’s not because just you are a digital packrat. Applications can be digital packrats too.

Chrome is such an example as on Mac OS X it will keep every prior version filed under /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/Versions. In my case GrandPerspective showed it as one big blob of close 20 gigabyte. Which is odd as the download itself is was slightly short of 20 gigabyte of Chrome versions.

There are various ways to clean up this by script, but I find the easiest to do this in Finder:

  1. From Grand Perspective, right click the entry, then choose “Reveal in Finder”
  2. In Finder, right click the entry, then choose “Show Package Contents”
  3. In Finder, with the expanded “Contents” folder, browse to the “Versions” folder and expand it.
  4. From Finder, delete unwanted versions.

–jeroen

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“simply” hold the refresh button and then tap on Request Desktop Site – How to Use WhatsApp on iPad

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/05

… simply hold the refresh button and then tap on Request Desktop Site. The page should refresh and you should be redirected to web.whatsapp.com and you should be looking at a QR code on the screen of your iPad.

If you know it’s “simply”.

Source: How to Use WhatsApp on iPad

–jeroen

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htop – an interactive process viewer for Unix

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/25

Great tool: [WayBackhtop – an interactive process viewer for Unix because it’s both interactive and supports a wide range of OSes: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X.

Thanks to Warren Postma who suggested it in his comment at [WayBack18 Useful Commands to Get Hardware Information on Linux – Linuxslaves.

Note that on OS X you get this warning after brew install htop :

htop requires root privileges to correctly display all running processes,
so you will need to run `sudo htop`.
You should be certain that you trust any software you grant root privileges.

On Linux you don’t get this message as there you have the /proc file system providing enough information as explained at [WayBackosx – Why does htop on Mac OS X require root privileges to see data for all processes, but on Linux it runs without root – Super User.

A workaround (involving the setuid bit) is at [WayBackRunning htop on Mac OS X needs root. Why?! | Blog | JoeNyland.me or by running visudo ensuring you don’t need a password for it at [WayBackosx – htop isn’t returning CPU or memory usage!? – Super User

–jeroen

 

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Duplicate File Finder for files & folders on the Mac App Store

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/01

Free and – unlike the also free [WayBackdupeGuru – finds duplicate files – hasn’t crashed on my system yet or fails to add folders:

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Duplicate File Finder for files & folders. Download Duplicate File Finder for files & folders for Mac OS X 10.9 or later and enjoy it on your Mac.

[WayBackDuplicate File Finder for files & folders on the Mac App Store

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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