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May
22
comment Making a program always run as root in OS X
The setuid bit is not ignored on OS X, how do you think a program like the sudo you mention would be able to work if not thanks to it being setuid root? What seems to be a restriction in OS X, and apparently is not documented, is that the setuid bit on an executable has an effect only if the executable is in a directory that is owned by root (and not open for writing by others), etc, up to the root directory.
Dec
27
comment Switching tabs in Mac terminal with Ctrl+PageUp/PageDown
Note that for people with (many) non-English keyboard layouts, any shortcuts involving keys like [ ] { } are hard to type. That's why I personally much prefer shortcuts that use keys that aren't dependent on keyboard layout. Like PageUp and PageDown.
Dec
27
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12
comment When I SSH into OS X, I don't have my keychain. When I use Terminal, I do
"some" indeed, doesn't putting the password to access your keychain in plaintext in a file kinda make the whole thing pointless...? Then you could as well have the stuff that is protected in the keychain in plaintext, too?