OS X


  • Some time ago I wrote an article about installing Wget equivalent in OS X. Now, thanks to Homebrew you can have Wget instead of using cURL which has a little bit more complex syntax. I assume that you already have Homebrew installed. If not, then please follow this page. Now in Terminal simply type Yes!… read more

  • Sooner or later you will reach the point where your application will have to send e-mails from your local environment. I will show you how to properly set MAMP and Postfix in OS X to be able to push messages using PHP’s mail function or using terminal command. Requirements One of the further steps will… read more

  • If you miss a typical package manager like Apt-Get from Ubuntu then Homebrew in OS X is for you. When your Mac has Homebrew, you can easily install packages with command line. To install it, open Terminal and paste You will get the following prompt. Hit Enter and follow instructions shown on the screen.

  • I know nobody who finds OS X Dashboard as an useful tool. There is a easy way to permanently turn in off by typing just few lines in terminal. Open OS X Terminal and paste the following line: Hit Enter and then type: After the Dock will be reloaded, your dashboard should be disabled and… read more

  • After MAMP is installed on OS X, you can use command line (terminal) to access MySQL in exactly the same way as on Linux. It’s very handy when you have to deal with importing or exporting huge SQL files. On of the things that can become little bit frustrating is that when normally you would… read more

  • Background Caffeine is an awesome application that in case of any need will prevent your Mac from going to sleep mode. Unfortunately Caffeine’s icons have not been designed for Retina displays and on Macs with Retina all you will see will be pixelated cup (of coffee obviously). New icons JimmyGreen did some beautiful icons that… read more

  • Preparation Mavericks Before we’ll begin, I assume that you’ve already downloaded free OS X Mavericks from Apple Store. Connect your Mac to a power supply and prepare USB flash drive with at least 8 gigabytes of free space. USB drive If your Mavericks image is already downloaded, then let’s prepare our USB drive. Plug in… read more

  • By default, login window language will be set to the same language that you have chosen during instalation of your OS X. If you want to change it, you will need just terminal and administrator privileges. Open terminal (if you don’t know where it is, type ⌘ Space to open Spotlight – then type “terminal”).… read more

  • Wget is very handy Linux command. I wrote about it some articles. Unfortunately we won’t find it in OS X. There is very easy workaroud. We will use curl instead. Let’s assume that we want to download jQuery library into our project directry from official page. Recent jQuery library can be reached using below address:… read more

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