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Feb
7
comment Weird bug in 'tar' not including files named .__init__.py
github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/… and forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20684196#post20684196 draw attention to the outdated documentation from Apple.
Feb
7
comment Why do I get files like ._foo in my tarball on OS X?
github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/… and forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20684196#post20684196 draw attention to the outdated documentation from Apple.
Feb
5
comment Why is my Hybrid Disk not Active?
A Wikipedia definition of hybrid drive does include SRT, but that should devalue this answer. +1
Jul
30
comment How to port an Access database to the Mac?
I'm curious: were .accdb files not a feature of Microsoft Access when this question was asked?
Jul
30
comment How to port an Access database to the Mac?
Here, LibreOffice 4.3.0.4 does not work with an .accdb file. Base can not import the file. Dragging the file to LibreOffice imports the data to Writer, the result is not useful.
Jul
30
comment How to port an Access database to the Mac?
+1 for MDB ACCDB Viewer doing what LibreOffice can not with an .accdb file. Thank you.
Jul
30
comment How to port an Access database to the Mac?
Here, LibreOffice 4.3.0.4 does not work with an .accdb file. Base can not import the file. Dragging the file to LibreOffice imports the data to Writer, the result is not useful.
Jan
30
comment lsof reports no files open on external volume but it still cannot be safely unmounted
In Ask Different: lsof without sudo may not list all open files
Jan
27
comment How to get compressed memory back in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?
For link purposes: Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks?
Jan
27
comment How to get compressed memory back in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?
Is there any value other than 4 for enabled? In Ask Different: vm_compressor_mode (vm.compressor_mode) values for enabled compressed memory in OS X
Jan
27
comment Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks?
For disabling compressed memory, the accepted answer here is ideal – thanks. In Ask Different: vm_compressor_mode (vm.compressor_mode) values for enabled compressed memory in OS X
Nov
6
comment Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs
Context: twitter.com/echeng/status/396142064179486721
Sep
28
comment On OS X, what's a double panic?
Thanks. Some time in Ask Different Chat I'll be pleased to discuss the suspicion of all panic information.
Sep
25
comment On OS X, what's a double panic?
@Hennes it's a good explanation; make it an answer then I'll vote up (and others can simply vote down with a comment if it's irrelevant to modern OS X). Considering the first answer below, I suspect that it is relevant.
Aug
6
comment Reallocated bad sectors cause my HDD to slow down?
@Ramhound I did so. As far as I recall, the more recent documentation did not contain the relevant information.
Aug
5
comment How to reproduce the behavior of Mac OS X's dead keys on Windows 7?
The download links no longer work.
Jul
10
comment Can a command with ioreg show the parts of the tree (of the I/O Kit registry in OS X) where UUIDs of volumes are found – with those UUIDs?
If we defocus from ioreg, then wonder whether an answer could involve VolumeToBSDNode
Jun
15
comment How to change default app for all files of particular file type through terminal in OS X?
Side note: the "unnecessarily difficult" quote was from from the first edition of an answer to a different question.
Jun
8
comment What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?
Neither urusoft.net nor blog.aegisub.net are found.
May
4
comment Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?
You might benefit from a separate volume for external swap files, but I should not prefer to use a symbolic link. Prefer the approach given in the linked question.