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Mar
06

Add Color to the ls command in Mac OS X

Open Terminal and type:

nano .bash_profile

At the bottom of your .bash_profile, add these lines and save the file.

NOTE:  If you use a Dark terminal theme, use this:

export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced


NOTE:  If you use a Light terminal theme, use this:

export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=ExFxBxDxCxegedabagacad


Once your .bash_profile is saved, enter the command below:


ls -alh

The output should now be in different colors.

Mar
06

Changing the default Umask on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later

Enter the following command in Terminal:

sudo launchctl config user umask 000


Get info on other versions of OS X here:  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201684

Mar
05

Generate ASCII Art in OS X

Download and Install figlet for OS X here: http://rudix.org/packages/figlet.html


Once installed, Open Terminal and enter: figlet HCS (or whatever text you want)

The ASCII Art will be generated for you.  You can also: man figlet to view the man page for more options.

Mar
02

Generate bash script to get selected Mac Apps

This is  a neat website that allows you to select the apps you want then it generates a bash script so you can download it via the command line.

 

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Mar
02

Create launchd plists from a webpage

http://launched.zerowidth.com

Mar
01

Office 2011 Word in El Capitan quitting on launch

Some users still feel the need to use Office 2011 and have been having a problem with Word and other apps quitting on launch. Rebuilding the database, trashing preferences, cleaning cache didn’t solve.

The solution for Word and Excel quitting on launch is to turn off Error Reporting.  

You can turn Error Reporting off by navigating to /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0/Error Reporting

Launch Error reporting. In the application dropdown menu, select Preferences.  Uncheck Enable Microsoft Error Reporting.

Changes will not take effect until you relaunch your Microsoft applications.

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