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Oct
09

Enable the function keys from the command line

Enter this command:

defaults write -g com.apple.keyboard.fnState -boolean true

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Nov
08

Create Hidden Users in OS X Yosemite

The following commands are used to create hidden users in OS X Yosemite:

Hide the user:

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Mar
16

How to clear the local DNS cache OS X 10.5 - 10.10

OS X Yosemite 10.10

Clear MDNS (Multicast DNS) and UDNS (Unicast DNS)

sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches

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Mar
18

Checking Unicast and Multicast DNS Cache Details in OS X Yosemite

Get UDNS cache stats:

sudo discoveryutil udnscachestats


Get multicast DNS cache:

sudo discoveryutil mdnscachestats
May
27

Obtaining System Information reports from the Command Line

System Information, and the plethora of information about your Mac computer that you can obtain from it, can also be accessed from the command line using the system_profiler command. By default, it outputs all information directly to the screen, so you may want to redirect the stdout to a file.

system_profiler > /Users/your-account-name/Desktop/report.txt

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Apr
27

How to remove hard coded DNS and Search Domain Servers from the command line

The commands below will remove the settings from the Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces.  You can lookup more features using the man command for networksetup.  IE.. man networksetup

networksetup -setsearchdomains "Wi-Fi" "Empty"

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