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OSX Mavericks, IconServicesAgent and Quick Look Issues

I spent a good amount of time over the past few days trying to figure out why my Quick Look wasn’t working correctly. The following were my symptoms: com.apple.IconServicesAgent process was being very CPU greedy Finder was very sluggish and … Continue reading

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OmniPlan, OSX Mavericks, dates and commas

tl;dr – An OSX upgrade to Mavericks caused OmniPlan to export CSV files differently than it previously did. This surprised me so I wrote an entry about it. I’ve been working with OmniPlan for several years now, but recently have changed … Continue reading

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Tethering a Blackberry with OSX 10.5.6

Evidently there are some pieces of Bluetooth that get changed with the Leopard 10.5.6 update.  One of those appears to break tethering to Blackberries.  If you have everything “correct” based on the number of other tutorials out there, but you … Continue reading

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Cmd-Tab stops working in OSX

If your Command-Tab shortcut stops working in OSX, try the following: Start a terminal and run sudo killall Dock If it still doesn’t work, try killing ScreenSaverEventAgent (probably easiest for a novice from the Activity Monitor)

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Deleting files in a text file (OSX)

Someone had a list of absolute paths of files they needed to delete. I sent them this tiny script to help them out: sed ‘s/\ /\\ /g’ filelist.txt | xargs rm Explanation: Take filelist.txt, replace all the spaces with backslash … Continue reading

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DoubleCommand

There are several things that still bother me about macs/OSX, even though I’ve been enjoying the “switch” for several years.  Two that come to mind are how items are selected with the finder (up/down arrows selecting more items no matter … Continue reading

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I love awk…and grep…and sed…and terminals

Today’s terminal fun: find /Volumes/Data/ -mtime -2d -exec ls -al {} \; | grep “Oct  7” | grep -v “.DS_Store” | grep “/” | awk ‘$8 ~ /\:/ { print $3″,”$5″,”$8″,” substr($0, index($0,$9)) }’ > October7.csv That will find all … Continue reading

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