Useful Command Line Scripts

Useful Command Line Scripts

Coding
Below is a list of very common linux commands that any linux person should know by heart. From gzipping files, to running backups this is my personal cheat sheet Compressing Files and Folders Unzip 7z Archive 7za x myfiles.7z gzip File gzip -9 file gzip Folder tar -zcvf archive-name.tar.gz directory-name Uncompress Gzip File gzip -d file.gz Remove Files and Folders Removing a large number of files If you're getting this error: /bin/rm: Argument list too long. Use this command: find . -type f -delete Remove folder from SVN rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn` Remove ._ files find . -name "._*" -exec rm '{}' \; -print Remove Dreamweaver Notes rm -rf `find . -type d -name _notes` Renaming Multiple Files find . -name "*.jpg" -exec sh -c 'mv…
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What I Use 2011

What I Use 2011

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Here is the updated list of the computers, gadgets and software I use on a regular basis. Computer(s) MacBook Pro What a difference a few years make! While I used to be a hardcore Windows user, now I can't stand it. I happily use my MacBook Pro and loath using Windows at all. I am running OSX 10.7 Lion and really love it. I don't miss anything about my Windows system at all. I actually feel sorry for people forced to use Microsoft software. iPhone 3GS With iOS5 and all the bells and whistles my 3GS is an amazing computer. The phone continues to be sad, the system as a whole rocks. Planning on getting the 4S when my upgrade is available. The iPhone is hands down the best PDA/iPod/Camera/Tool…
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10 Best Freeware Apps for Apple OSX

10 Best Freeware Apps for Apple OSX

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From time to time I get a wild hair and need to format my Mac and really start over with a clean slate. Most recently I’ve done it in response to a weird kernel panic I was getting. Here is the freeware that I installed right off the bat. Honestly you should too. 1. Google Chrome Browser This is the very first thing I install. It allows me to easily download everything else on the list. Make it the default browser while you’re at it. 2. ClamXav Best Anti-Virus hands down. Oh and it's free. 3. Keka Keka is a free file archiver for Mac OS X. Extracts: RAR, 7z, Lzma, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, ISO, EXE, CAB, PAX, ACE - Compresses: 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2 4. TextWrangler TextWrangler…
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Apple Mac OSX Freeware and Open Source List

Apple Mac OSX Freeware and Open Source List

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Adium Application Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more. Adobe PDF Reader Application Adobe® Reader® is free software that allows everyone to easily and reliably view, print, and search PDF files. arRsync Application A free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders. Audacity Media Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. Azureus: Java BitTorrent Client Application Azureus implements the BitTorrent protocol using java language and comes bundled with many invaluable features for both beginners and advanced users to download torrent files. Caffeine Application Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon…
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Aero Snap on Mac

Aero Snap on Mac

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One of my favorite features of Windows 7 is the ability to snap windows side by side or make them full screen just by dragging the windows around. If only I could get it working on OSX! But you can! There is a great app that the guys over at jkOnTheRun brought to my attention. I give you - Cinch. It gives you the exact functionality. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33161/cinch
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What I Use 2009

What I Use 2009

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I get questions about my own setup from time to time. So I figured why not put together a list of the technology I use on a daily basis. So without further ado, the list: Computer(s) MacBook Pro While I really love Windows 7, more than OSX, I use my MacBook Pro as my primary system. I have it loaded with OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard as well as lots and lots of freeware.  The build quality is second to none, as is the keyboard. Very nice system. ASUS F3Sv My ASUS predates my Mac but is also a great system. I’ve upgraded to Windows 7 and it really rocks. I use it primarily when I have client who sends over Windows specific files, as well as to do some hardcore…
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