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Find a list of files on OSX

OSX: script to find all files matching a list of filenames and report their location? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 9, 2012 - 17 answers


Looking for a community/forum where I can learn more about networking, code, security, and OS-independent CS topics

I'm looking for a forum where I can ask questions about networking, security, coding, operating systems, web design, etc. There are many of these out there, but I'd like to find a single community which covers all these topics more or less equally (so it isn't a Linux forum with a small section on BSD, or a coding forum with a small section on networking). I'd like it to be the sort of forum where users stay around for several years as they learn and contribute at different levels, with high literacy and education-to-spam levels. Could I have your recommendations please?
posted by westerly on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

I'd like to be a power user, not luser in OSX-land

I'm a Windows systems administrator and power user and an enthusiastic user of Unix/Linux-based operating systems. I have hand edited make files and recompiled linux kernels manually. I know how to do administrative scripting and am a Microsoft products (SharePoint, if it matters) support professional/systems engineer in my job. I am certainly not the geekiest person I know but I'm in the top 5 percent. I am switching to a Mac Mini (Lion Server, specs maxed toward storage) after decades of using Windows laptops/desktops and some Linux machines. I'm prepared for the lack of physical mobility, but I don't feel prepared for not being a power user. What methods/resources would you suggest I could use to get up to speed with being a Mac Mini and OSX Lion power user? [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Jul 29, 2011 - 18 answers

Gigabyte Doubling Trouble

The case of the missing Mac HD space, and symlink shenanigans. [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Feb 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Possibly the most specific -filter in recent memory

GUIDPartitionTableFilter: How can I non-destructively change a partition's filesystem type ID in OS X? [more inside]
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email on Dec 14, 2009 - 6 answers

OS X: How to track down and kill a cron job. Or something.

OS X Unix filter: Please help me find and delete an obsolete cron job on an iMac running Leopard. [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Nov 14, 2009 - 13 answers

How to centralize adminsitration of multiple Unix machines (and others)?

I'm curious as to what are the current "best practices" when it comes to centralized administration of a network of Unix (primarily Linux, but not necessarily so) machines? Essentially, what is the equivalent of Active Directory for a network with one or more Unix hosts? The immediate answer I come up with would be something like OpenLDAP plus PAM but what I'm looking for is the suite of tools (GUI and CLI apps) for managing the directory, deploying software, centralizing sign-on and security, managing printers, etc. In a perfect world, I would like to centralize administration of Windows, Unix, and OS X machines via a single directory service, though I imagine such a solution would be expensive and/or cumbersome if it even existed. Or is this something Samba 4 will do?
posted by Imhotep is Invisible on Sep 9, 2009 - 5 answers

What log file would show when a Mac OSX user was renamed?

on Mac OSX Leopard(10.5.7), which log file, archived or not, would I find when a user account was renamed? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jun 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me administer Mac OSX Mail Server

Help me administer a mail server on OS X. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Apr 22, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I tell my Mac that I'm me?

Question about changing my terminal prompt (and other matters) in an OS X Bash shell. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

OSX: Future as a programmer dashed by failure to interpret Terminal error

Multiple sources credit this Hivelogic post as the definitive guide to getting MySQL up and running on a Mac OS X. But I can't get past the first few steps. [more inside]
posted by metajc on Aug 20, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I execute this command at start up in OS X?

OS X-filter: I've been searching but having a hard time finding an answer anywhere. I have a command I put into the terminal each time I boot my Mac that disables some third party firewall I can't find to delete. I'd like a shell script that would launch and just execute the command each time I start up my computer. [more inside]
posted by mattoly on Dec 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Help Me Morbidly Count Down the Remaining Days of My Life!

I would basically like to rip off, wholesale, some command-line script which will provide me a countdown -- only in days. No years, months, minutes, or seconds. Unfortunately, adapting an existing script is beyond my ken. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Configure Readline with wrong directory. Oops.

Configured Readline with the prefix 'ur/local' on OSX. Then installed Ruby in /usr/local, but with Readline. Would like to put everything in the proper place without damaging anything, so what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jul 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Emacs and OSX should play nicer

How can I make my Mac Emacs experience approximate my Linux one? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Oct 1, 2006 - 12 answers

How to go from "this_" to "this" ?

Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 answers

How do I reset the settings on Terminal for OS X?

I've managed to screw up Terminal on OS X. I chose File | New Command and checked Run command inside a shell, then with the window active I went to Terminal | Window Settings... and then clicked on Use Settings as Defaults. Ever since then, a File | New Shell will just open a window running the same command as the one that I did the Use Settings as Defaults on. How can I fix this and reset Terminal's configuration? I'm using OS X 10.4.5 on an Intel Mac mini, if it makes a difference.
posted by EatenByAGrue on Mar 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Notify my OS X computer's screen when jobs are done!

How can I use scripting/OS X hacks to notify me in a sweet manner when jobs on remote machines complete? [more inside]
posted by onalark on Oct 15, 2005 - 17 answers

Using Mac OS X Application Services

How do Application Services work in Mac OS X? Where are they installed/configured/uninstalled, and why are all of them disabled in my menus? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Descriptions of usr/bin files in OS X

I'm looking for a simple descriptive list of each of the files in the OS X usr/bin/ directory. Something like this but more complete and including the OS X specific apps. [more inside]
posted by gwint on Feb 26, 2005 - 14 answers


datascrubbing: I'm using rm -R */*.gif (for example) to get rid of unnecessary files in a directory. There is stuff that's nested about five directories deep that I can't get to using the above command. I'm using the Bash terminal in OS X. specifically, there is a redundant file called "popup" nested in there that I want to get rid of, among others.

Second related problem: is there a way to recursively delete (full) directories, say ones that end in .blob using wildcards? And would I use rmdir or rm -R to do this?

I'm working on a copy of the original, so its ok to experiment a little
posted by mecran01 on Jul 16, 2004 - 18 answers

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