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Archive for the ‘Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS’ Category

Setting Up a New Mac: Should You Migrate or Do a Clean Installation? | The Mac Security Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/07

Interesting read: [WayBack] Setting Up a New Mac: Should You Migrate or Do a Clean Installation? | The Mac Security Blog

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

How to start up your Mac in Internet Recovery Mode

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/13

When all else fails: [WayBack] How to start up your Mac in Internet Recovery Mode.

Command-Option-R is one of the plethora of keyboard tricks you can use during boot:

Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup.

[WayBack] Startup key combinations for Mac РApple Support

 

Hold during startup Description
Shift ⇧ Start up in Safe Mode.
Option ‚Ć• Start up to¬†Startup Manager.
C Start up from a bootable CD, DVD, or USB thumb drive (such as OS X install media).
D Start up to either¬†Apple Hardware Test¬†or Apple Diagnostics, depending on which Mac you’re using.
Option-D Start up to either Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics over the Internet.
N Start up from a compatible NetBoot server.
Option-N Start up from a NetBoot server using the default boot image.
Command (‚Ćė)-R Start up from OS X Recovery.
Command-Option-R Start up from OS X Recovery over the Internet.
Command-Option-P-R Reset NVRAM. Release the keys after you hear the startup sound again.
Command-S Start up in single-user mode.
T Start up in target disk mode.
X Start up from an OS X startup volume when the Mac would otherwise start up from a non-OS X startup volume.
Command-V Start up in verbose mode.
Eject (‚ŹŹ), F12, mouse button, or trackpad button Eject removable media, such as an optical disc.

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

How to Install Node.js and NPM on a Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/03

Link archival: [WayBack] How to Install Node.js and NPM on a Mac:

In this article, I’ll take you through the process of installing Node.js and NPM on a Mac using Homebrew.

TL;DR

  1. Ensure you have installed homebrew.
  2. Run brew install node.

–jeroen

 

Posted in Apple, Development, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

How to Update All Your Ruby Gems At Once | Life, the Universe, and Everything

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/26

This looks smart

gem update `gem list | cut -d ' ' -f 1`

From: [WayBack] How to Update All Your Ruby Gems At Once | Life, the Universe, and Everything

Though on the bash prompt, it works fine on Mac OS X / OS X / macOS / …, it does not work nice as an alias.

You can get it to work with difficult escaping (or nesting).

But it is easier to escape this:

gem update $(gem list | cut -d ' ' -f 1)

Escaped, it comes down to:

alias "gem-update-all=gem update \$(gem list | cut -d ' ' -f 1)"

Based on:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, bash, bash, Development, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Signal messaging downloads

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/23

I forgot about the announcement that Signal had also become available on the Desktop, but it is via [WayBack] https://signal.org/download/:

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Debian based x64 Linux:

$ curl -s https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop

I like the mix of echo and tee to update the [WayBack] /etc/apt/sources.list.d folder with the signal-xenial.list file.

These links will always give you the latest download filename:

The files you get there will be relative to the path https://updates.signal.org/desktop/ so will be similar to:

You can get the sources at https://github.com/WhisperSystems/Signal-Desktop/releases

Via:

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Android Devices, Apple, Debian, iMac, iOS, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

 
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