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How to find files recursively on Linux (or OS X terminal)

Sometimes you need an emergency reminder about how to find all files of a certain name in a directory structure… like say: find all .htaccess files hidden in my web site. Well, here’s the magic command: Codefind . -name ".htaccess"…...

October 6, 2012 · 1 min · François Planque

Mac OS X Lion: How to clean up the 'Open With' menu

When you right-click (or control-click) on a file in the Mac OS X Finder, you get a contextual menu with a nice "Open With" option, which lets you open the selected file with any Application that you desire to. That is pretty nice until that menu gets…...

June 6, 2012 · 2 min · François Planque

How to remove constantly launching services on Mac OS X

Even after you uninstall it, some Mac OS X software just won't quit nagging you or notifying you of updates or at the very least polluting the Console Messages......

August 19, 2011 · 7 min · François Planque

How to enable X-Ray folder previews in Mac OS Quick Look

In Terminal copy/paste this: defaults write QLEnableXRayFolders 1 Then relaunch the Finder. Press space on a selected folder and admire :)

January 20, 2010 · 1 min · François Planque

How to open a Mac OS X sparsebundle when it shows up as a regular folder

What do you do if you have, say, an encrypted sparsebundle and some day you try to open it and you discover it shows up as a plain folder in the Finder instead as a bundle icon? Double clicking will just open the folder and show you the bands that mak…...

June 29, 2009 · 2 min · François Planque

How to fix Mac OS X Terminal Page Up/Down + Home/End of line

If your Page Up/Down and Home/End of line keys don't seem to work in Mac OS X Terminal, here's how to fix them!...

December 21, 2008 · 11 min · François Planque

How to use SSH private keys on Mac OS X

First cool thing that everybody knows already: Mac OSX is based on Unix so you get ssh out of the box. Second cool thing you may not know: OS X 10.5 actually also comes with an ssh key agent (ssh-agent). That means that, without any additional softwar…...

December 21, 2008 · 3 min · François Planque