Category Archives: Macs among us

Tips and hints for using your Mac at work.

wget on OS X

Mac OS 10.5 includes curl, but not wget for some reason. Obviously, you want wget. Quentin Stafford has put together a binary for you.

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Manage Hidden Mac Files

Mac OS X leaves invisible files on Windows shares, but the files are visible to Windows users. The files are harmless but irritating. Here’s a brief article explaining the matter: “Dealing with Resource Forks and .DS_Store Files on non-Mac Volumes”. … Continue reading

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Unix utilities

A list of common Unix utilities with brief, bare-bones examples and links to documentation. All of these utilities are available in Unix, Linux, and OS X systems in one form or another. Feel free to post tips, examples, and corrections … Continue reading

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Essential Mac OS X programs

Several friends and colleagues have asked me what tools they need to use Mac OS X at work, so I’m going to post a list here. Please post your own essential OS X tools in the comments. I’ll update the … Continue reading

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