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Jul
14
comment How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline
I've gotten closer. First, I needed to disable ACLs on my Time Machine disk. Previously, one would use fsaclctl to do this, but Snow Leopard does not include this. I grabbed a copy of the binary from an older version of OSX and ran this: % sudo fsaclctl -p /Volumes/tmvol -d I then tried to use "sudo rm -rf" to remove a directory, but still ran into issues with some files (though others went away fine). Specifically, it failed on soft links. Very strange. On the plus side, the links take up almost no space. On the negative side, I still have the directories sticking around.
Jul
14
comment How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline
For completeness sake, I did "su -" and confirmed that the files still could not be deleted. And considering the number of times that the "stupid" idea turned out to be correct, I'd never discount them without trying.
Jul
13
comment How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline
But adding it as an exclusion would delete all copies of it from all the backups. Also, though this is a TimeMachine backup, it is not from the machine that I'm doing this work on, so it is no longer an active TimeMachine. sudo has the same effect as "su - root" and then "rm -rf". I'm pretty sure this is failing because Apple has added a level of security to the filesystem beyond simple *nix permissions.
Jul
13
comment How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline
sudo should give me access to all files as I'm running as administrator. I'm pretty sure this is an ACL issue and I'm working on that.
Jul
12
comment How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline
I'm not trying to exclude a directory. I'm trying to delete a directory from an existing backup and to do some from the commandline. Really, I'd just like to figure out how to allow rm to work within a Backups.backupdb directory.
Nov
29
comment Is there a nice, graphical, packet sniffer for Mac OSX?
Yes. I'm really looking for alternatives to Wireshark, though with a similar set of features. I can usually get Wireshark to do what I need, but it always takes a while to get there, especially if I haven't used it in a while. I was hoping for something simpler to use, even if a bit less powerful.
Aug
25
comment Recovering OS X Mail Accounts Lost in Crash
So it was the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist. I actually found it on my own before checking back here, but thanks for the pointer.
Aug
24
comment Recovering OS X Mail Accounts Lost in Crash
The key component for me is restoring the other accounts. The data/mail from these accounts is still there. If I recreate the accounts from scratch, it will either conflict or ignore the existing data, which is why I'm trying to restore the underlying parts.
Jul
20
comment On Mac OS X how can I monitor what is using my internet connection?
It is to capture connections from other users which may be making network connections. Even if you are the only user, it is possible that some system accounts may be making network connections.