August 13, 2010 Leave a comment
I added a static page where I plan to collect Mac OS X Tips & Tricks. It is also accessible via the Knowledge base global menu.
If you encounter something interesting, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
Code is Poetry (My technical discoveries. Hacks. News. Reviews)
The shell path is set in /etc/profile by calling /usr/libexec/path_helper, a program that uses the files in /etc/paths.d to compose the shell PATH. So for extending the path, individual packages do not need to edit a file, but just add a file in the /etc/paths.d folder. Elegant.
Clicking on shell scripts in Finder does not run them, but most probably open them for edit.
Setting the execute flag and changing the extension to *.command informs the Finder to run the script in a Terminal window. On script completion the terminal window needs to be manually closed.
A similar effect can be obtained by manually setting the property Open With: Terminal.app for the given script.
August 5, 2010 Leave a comment
I was intrigued by the OpenID idea every time I met references to it. I even tried to use it several times, but apparently my approach was superficial and all I was able to do was to create useless new accounts.