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Archive for the ‘OS X 10.10 Yosemite’ Category

Stop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Backup Volumes & External Drives

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/11

  1. Connect the volume you want excluded to the Mac, even if Spotlight is currently indexing
  2. Launch “System Preferences” and click on “Spotlight” followed by the ‘Privacy’ tab
  3. Drag the drives icon into the Privacy window

Source and more information (including how to do this from the terminal): [WayBackStop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Backup Volumes & External Drives

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, 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 »

macos – How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/23

For me the easiest is on a sudo terminal (so I can omit the sudo part in the below commands), but if you’d do it “rather safe then sorry”, you can go from the fine-grained individual backup level:

sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/drive_name/Backups.backupdb/mac_name/YYYY-MM-DD-hhmmss

step by step

sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/drive_name/Backups.backupdb/mac_name

all the way back to

sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/drive_name/Backups.backupdb

Incidentally, the tmutil documentation is now regarded as legacy (I’m not sure why) so before it goes away, I’ve archived it:

[Archive.is] https://developer.apple.com/legacy/library/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man8/tmutil.8.html

It’s not at http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/Manpages/man8/tmutil.8.html as for instance [WayBack] man tmutil … – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+ referred to a few years back.

Anyway:

–jeroen

 

 

–jeroen

via [WayBackmacos – How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine? – Ask Different

Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Power User | Leave a Comment »

macos – How can I list all user accounts in the terminal? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/19

With system account starting with underscore:

dscl . list /Users

Without underscore, so only regular accounts:

dscl . list /Users | grep -v ^_.*

Source: [WayBackmacos – How can I list all user accounts in the terminal? – Ask Different

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, 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 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

command line – Linux’ `ps f` (tree view) equivalent on OSX? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/14

There still is no ps xf on Mac OS X.

You need brew install pstree for that. Then you can excute pstree which gives you a treeview of the processes running.

via: [WayBackcommand line – Linux’ ps f (tree view) equivalent on OSX? – Ask Different

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apple, Home brew / homebrew, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, 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 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, ps | Leave a Comment »

macos – Right-click, create a new text file. How? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/14

I’m still amazed this is not in stock Mac OS X:

In Finder > Select a folder > Right click, we get a popup with an option to create a new folder:Is there a way to add menu item New Textfile for adding a new text file?

[WayBackmacos – Right-click, create a new text file. How? – Ask Different

One way is to use Automator scripts, but: scripting…

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Automator scripts, Development, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, 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 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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