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Nov
9
comment How do people create DVDs which have more data that it allows
Single layer max capacity is 4.7 GB (4.37 GiB) but dual layer max capacity is 8.54 GB (7.95 GiB).
Oct
31
comment Why is Ctrl-Arrow not working in bash on OS X?
If you are using Spaces, Ctrl + arrow by default switches spaces.
Oct
28
comment Case sensitive folder names in OS X
Technically, HFS+ does not support case sensitive file names, but HFSX (supported by Mac OS X 10.3+) does. developer.apple.com/library/mac/technotes/tn/tn1150.html#HFSX
Apr
13
comment Running Mac OS X 10.6 my users home directory is wrong
Since you say that it is only a problem on the command line, you might check your login scripts in case they are modifying HOME.
Apr
10
comment How does one look at the 'kernel log' in fedora linux
Check the dmesg command, /var/log/messages, /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
Apr
10
comment How does one look at the 'kernel log' in fedora linux
Do you mean that when the screen saver puts the monitor in power save mode it won't come back, or does this happen while you are in the middle of using it?
Apr
5
comment How to kill the process in different group but not one-by-one?
If you are using the command, as opposed to the C function/system call, then use -- to ensure that the negative number is not interpreted as a command option. e.g. kill -- -123.
Feb
27
comment How to determine web page cpu usage?
The current Chrome Mac beta now includes the Task Manager and extension support! I guess I should have known that "Plug-in: Shockwave Flash" would be high on the cpu list, and one plug-in process is used for all pages using Flash. At least it lets you End Process, which is enough to accept this answer.
Feb
15
comment Why does MacOSX try to resolve zero padded IP addresses as host names?
I have updated my answer to answer the updated question.
Feb
9
comment dd producing corrupt ISO images on Snow Leopard (whether invoked from a script or the shell)
You can create an image using dd, but it will not be an ISO image and will not be mountable since it is only raw audio data and has no filesystem. In that case you should use a block size of 2352 (bs=2352).
Feb
9
comment dd producing corrupt ISO images on Snow Leopard (whether invoked from a script or the shell)
An audio CD does not contain a filesystem, so you cannot create a mountable ISO image of an audio CD using dd.
Feb
9
comment dd producing corrupt ISO images on Snow Leopard (whether invoked from a script or the shell)
/dev/disk1s0 is used to read the CD-ROM data. If the CD is audio only, then there will be no /dev/disk1s0, only disk1s1, s2, etc. for each audio track.
Jan
1
comment How do I tell Firefox to only keep persistent cookies from sites I want?
Or CS Lite (addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5207). Not as many features but it doesn't noticeably slow down the browser for me like CookieSafe (probably due to my large list of cookie exceptions).
Dec
29
comment How to determine web page cpu usage?
The Chrome beta for Mac still doesn't support the Task Manager yet. :(
Oct
31
comment How to change a symlink in OS X?
It is just moving a new link over the old one. The mkdir/rmdir is just there because "mv x y" renames x to y/x instead of just y if y is a directory or a link to a directory. If mv had an option to suppress this behavior then it would be simpler.
Oct
26
comment How to change a symlink in OS X?
@Mk12: Sorry, you are right. I have fixed my answer to handle this, although it is now 4 commands instead of 2... :-(
Sep
8
comment Firefox 3.5.2 displays installed addons on every startup, is this normal?
Reinstalling Firefox is much less disruptive than deleting your profile. Deleting your profile will lose your bookmarks, etc.
Sep
7
comment how to execute command after current running command in bash?
+1 for fg..., but sudo could be a problem if it prompts you for a password
Sep
7
comment How to change a symlink in OS X?
/path/where/symlink/is is the symlink that you are changing. Using these commands will change it to point to /path/to/point/to. The folder that the original symlink points to is not touched at all.
Sep
7
comment Mac OS DVD Burning Software
@alex: the size can be reduced by removing special features and extra audio tracks (e.g. DTS, foreign languages, commentary), or if necessary, re-encoding it at a lower quality.