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comment How to specify group with chmod?
@Dave: chmod +X is supported on BSD (Mac OS X) too, it seems. Careful scrutiny of POSIX chmod indicates that +X is a POSIX feature after all: The perm symbol X shall represent the execute/search portion of the file mode bits if the file is a directory or if the current (unmodified) file mode bits have at least one of the execute bits (S_IXUSR, S_IXGRP, or S_IXOTH) set. It shall be ignored if the file is not a directory and none of the execute bits are set in the current file mode bits. Note the Rationale below.
Mar
24
revised What is this random “Do you need more hard disk on your Mac?” pop-up on a Mac about?
Quote that which is quoted
Dec
11
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21
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Jul
12
revised 3TB drive on BIOS system
its --> it's mainly
Jul
12
revised 3TB drive on BIOS system
delete superfluous 'the'.
Jun
30
revised Explaining the -W flag for rm
Note explicitly in the question that it is for BSD/Mac OS X.
Apr
28
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Apr
8
revised How can I find the number of users online in Linux?
Remove brain-fart about "wc -w" being new; it was part of 7th Edition Unix, which is *not* new!
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27
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Jan
22
revised How can I get a specific argument from a previous command in bash?
Fix trivial typos
Dec
20
revised What is the reason for rmdir(1) and rm(1) to co-exist?
Remove thanks
Dec
20
comment What is the reason for rmdir(1) and rm(1) to co-exist?
Consider using rmdir /tmp/*. If the /tmp directory is really big, this might run out of space for arguments a little quicker due to the extra five characters per name, but it doesn't require the cd moving you around the directory hierarchy. It's also worth considering rmdir /tmp/* 2>/dev/null to avoid seeing error messages (there'll typically be a lot, and almost all of them will be irrelevant for that task on hand).
Dec
20
revised What is the reason for rmdir(1) and rm(1) to co-exist?
Fix trivial typos
Dec
7
comment Why would you `cat /dev/null > /var/log/messages`?
Is the colon command a part of csh?
Nov
21
revised Why is Java JRE running on my computer?
Fix trivial typos
Nov
21
revised Why is Java JRE running on my computer?
Fix trivial typos
Sep
25
revised Why version of my Darwin is 10.3, while I have Mac OS 10.6?
Update - new Mac OS X versions, Darwin versions, valgrind versions.