Archives For mac osx

Whether you are a developer switching to the Mac or you’re just shopping around for a nice new editor, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to text editors. Here are my candidates for best text editor for Mac OS X, with some pros and cons of each. Check out my recommendations (more…)

terminal command ref book

My new reference ebook: covering the mac terminal, and with primers on bash, Automator, AppleScript, and other scripting tools. It also features a guide to the /etc/hosts file. Check out the info page here:

Mac Terminal Ebook

If  you find your wi-fi network is getting slow, there may be interference from another network. If another Wi-Fi network nearby uses the same channel, or even a close channel, the two networks will collide, reducing speed for everyone. Here are some tips about how to troubleshoot Wi-fi… (more…)

Did you know that future updates to Minecraft are always previewed in weekly snapshots? Big parts of the ‘pretty scary update’ were available for weeks before it was officially released! Here’s how you can get access to the cool stuff in upcoming versions of Minecraft on your Mac… (more…)

/etc/hosts file on Mac OS X

November 29, 2011 — 6 Comments

The /etc/hosts file on the Mac can be hard to find. Here are some tips for finding and editing it, and what you can do with it. (more…)

I’ve covered the ‘history’ command before, but here are two more useful Mac OS X Terminal commands…

I’ve been using the Ctrl+ R trick (Hit Ctrl + R, start typing part of the command you want. If you don’t like the first suggestion hit Ctrl + R again to show the next one). This is really handy and fast and it will return matches from the middle of the string.

And I just found another great Terminal command here: Discover the last used command beginning with anything without executing it… this one is a bit harder to use:

![needle]:p

…where [needle] is the first character(s) of the command you’re looking for. It’s not as flexible because it only shows the most recent match instead of cycling through the results, but could still come in handy.