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Resize a Sparse Bundle Image using Terminal | Ray's Weblog
A Sparse Bundle Image will increase in size automatically but will not shrink automatically. Before shrinking the sparse bundle, mount it and empty the trash to get rid of any deleted items from the image.
osx  sparsebundle  filesystem 
june 2018 by jchris
Command Line Mac: How to find out which files were installed with a Mac package
An applications that follows Mac standards will leave a record of what was installed in the /Library/Receipts/app-name directory.
osx  sysadmin 
may 2018 by jchris
Installing PostgreSQL on Mac OS X 10.4
Installing PostgreSQL on Mac OS X 10.4
perl  database  postgres  osx 
may 2018 by jchris
OSX: Changing Hibernation mode — EtherealMind
Apple hibernation has three modes. By default, on laptops it suspends the system and make a copy of RAM to disk for a completely safe hibernate. When you have 8 Gigabytes of RAM it takes twenty or thirty seconds to write that RAM image. I suspend/resume often during my day and don’t want to wait. This has worked really well for me. -==- You can change the Mac’s hibernate behavior using pmset; here’s the reference for it:
mac  osx  sysadmin 
february 2018 by jchris
Knock, Knock – The Isoblog.
Knockknock is a useful tool to see what kind of crap your Mac loads at startup. -==- What does your Mac do on Startup? Knockknock knows. It’s not properly updated for current versions of MacOS, but it is still useful. “git clone https://github.com/synack/knockknock” and “/usr/bin/python knockknock.py” is sufficient to test.
git  osx  knowhow 
january 2018 by jchris
How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password - Apple Support
The user account named ”root” is a superuser with read and write privileges to more areas of the system, including files in other macOS user accounts. The root user is disabled by default. If you can log in to your Mac with an administrator account, you can enable the root user, then log in as the root user to complete your task.
osx  security  2fhg 
november 2017 by jchris
OSX, Perl, Curses, and @INC | Unfinished Bitness
Each time an upgrade to OS X comes along, I end up have to go through a whole mess of updating Perl modules. Why? I made the mistake of writing a utility in Perl that relies on several CPAN modules, including Curses, Curses::UI, Mac::iTunes::Library, and File::HomeDir. At the time I wanted to learn to use Curses. I should remake this utility in something else, but when Perl is working the utility works like I need it to. The utility allows me to sync playlists from my iTunes library to SD cards, without the chore of manually moving them around.
curses  perl  osx 
november 2017 by jchris
SuperTuxKart is a 3D open-source arcade racer with a variety characters, tracks, and modes to play.
android  linux  osx  game  opensource 
november 2017 by jchris
APFS: Terminal-Kommando verhindert Umwandlung von SSDs | Mac & i
Wer die Installation von macOS High Sierra über das Terminal startet, kann nach wie vor steuern, ob Flash-Medien in das neue Dateisystem konvertiert werden. -==- Apple zwingt Besitzer von Macs, deren Hauptmedium eine SSD ist, zum Umstieg auf das nicht ganz unumstrittene neue Dateisystem APFS, wenn sie das aktuelle Betriebssystem macOS HIgh Sierra installieren. Allerdings ist es mit einem Trick nach wie vor möglich, dies zu verhindern: Dann nämlich, wenn man die macOS-10.13-Installation über das Terminal startet. Diese "Fluchtmöglichkeit" hatte Apple bereits zuvor in Betaversionen von macOS 10.13 integriert, sie wurde bislang (macOS 10.13.0) glücklicherweise noch nicht abgedreht.
apple  osx  filesystem  howto 
october 2017 by jchris
GitHub - torarnv/sparsebundlefs: FUSE filesystem for reading Mac OS sparse-bundle disk images
Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) introduced the concept of sparse-bundle disk images, where the data is stored as a collection of small, fixed-size band-files instead of as a single monolithic file. This allows for more efficient backups of the disk image, as only the changed bands need to be stored. -==- One common source of sparse-bundles is Mac OS' backup utility, Time Machine, which stores the backup data within a sparse-bundle image on the chosen backup volume. -==- This software package implements a FUSE virtual filesystem for read-only access to the sparse-bundle, as if it was a single monolithic image.
filesystem  fuse  linux  osx  sparsebundle 
october 2017 by jchris
iTerm2 Leaks Everything You Hover in Your Terminal via DNS Requests
iTerm2, a popular Mac application that comes as a replacement for Apple’s official Terminal app, just received a security fix minutes ago for a severe security issue that leaked terminal content via DNS requests. -==- Version 3.1.1 disables a feature that was added in iTerm 3.0.0 and was turned on by default. This feature is found under iTerm2's "Perform DNS lookups to check if URLs are valid?" setting. -==- Introduced in version 3.0.0, this feature would watch the user's mouse when hovering any content inside iTerm2's terminal. When the mouse would stop over a word, iTerm2 would attempt to determine if that word was a valid URL and highlight the term as a clickable link.
security  osx  2fhg 
october 2017 by jchris
Google Chrome Browser Profile (Mac OS X) | Forensic Artifacts
As part of a lot of Digital Forensics investigations, obtaining information of the user’s browsing habits is an important step.  Safari is the browser de facto on OS X & Firefox has a large user base, but what about Google’s Chrome Browser? Like Firefox before it, Chrome is steadily gaining ground in the browser market share. This post looks to point out where to find the Chrome user’s Profile folder on a Mac hard drive. Most times, the Profile will be saved as “Default”, but be on the look out for multiple profiles. Once you locate and extract the Chrome Profile folder (listed below) from your image, you will need to bring it over to a Windows forensics box so that you can use tools like ChromeAnalysis or ChromeForensics to assist you in parsing out the information stored within it. You will get the following data, which is stored in SQLite files: […]
forensics  browser  osx 
september 2017 by jchris
Security | DMA | Hacking: macOS FileVault2 Password Retrieval
macOS FileVault2 let attackers with physical access retrieve the password in clear text by plugging in a $300 Thunderbolt device into a locked or sleeping mac. The password may be used to unlock the mac to access everything on it. To secure your mac just update it with the December 2016 patches. -==- Anyone including, but not limited to, your colleagues, the police, the evil maid and the thief will have full access to your data as long as they can gain physical access - unless the mac is completely shut down. If the mac is sleeping it is still vulnerable. -==- Just stroll up to a locked mac, plug in the Thunderbolt device, force a reboot (ctrl+cmd+power) and wait for the password to be displayed in less than 30 seconds! Check out the demo video below:
encryption  osx  security  filevault 
september 2017 by jchris
SSD im Mac nachrüsten: Vorteile und Vorbereitung auf den Einbau (Teil 1) | Mac & i
Eine SSD bringt gegenüber einer Festplatte oder einem Fusion Drive eine enorme Geschwindigkeitssteigerung. Selbst große SSDs sind längst billig zu haben. Wir zeigen in dieser Artikelserie, wie der Einbau – je nach Mac – genau geht und was Sie dafür brauchen.

Aktualisierter Artikel aus Mac & i Heft 2/2016, S. 88.
hardware  SSD  macintosh  osx 
august 2017 by jchris
How to colorizing cat command output or files using ccat app on Linux or Unix system – nixCraft
ccat is the colorizing cat. It works similar to the cat command but displays content with syntax highlighting. It supports JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Python, Go, C, and JSON programming languages. The overhead of ccat command comparing to a cat is minimum on a modern desktop with powerful multi-core CPUs and tons of RAM.
linux  osx  tool 
august 2017 by jchris
Features: Backup files and folders with strong AES-256 encryption. Save space with incremental backups and data deduplication. Run backups on any machine through the web-based interface or via command line interface. Duplicati has a built-in scheduler and auto-updater.

Backends: Duplicati works with standard protocols like FTP, SSH, WebDAV as well as popular services like Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive & S3, Google Drive, box.com, Mega, hubiC and many others.
backup  linux  osx  opensource 
august 2017 by jchris
Virtualisierung mit VirtualBox - Teil 1 - Developer-Blog
Es gibt aktuell zahlreiche Lösungen für Virtualisierung. Einige davon sind auch freie Software (Open Source):
osx  virtualization 
august 2017 by jchris
Home - FUSE for macOS
FUSE for macOS allows you to extend macOS's native file handling capabilities via third-party file systems. It is a successor to MacFUSE, which has been used as a software building block by dozens of products, but is no longer being maintained.
filesystem  fuse  mac  osx 
august 2017 by jchris
.DS_Store: So funktioniert der Gedächnisbaustein von macOS - Macwelt
.DS_Store: So funktioniert der Gedächnisbaustein von macOS
mac  osx  finder  knowhow 
july 2017 by jchris
Zoom to 125 Percent – Excel 2011 Default Workbook | Excel Semi-Pro
I want to have Excel 2011 (for Mac) open to a blank worksheet that is zoomed to 125% and it has taken a very long time to figure this out. It involves saving a template to a buried location, then manipulating the file in Finder to remove the extension. Simple, once you know the trick.
mac  osx  excel  howto 
july 2017 by jchris
Unvexed: Stuff that Works: How to keep things secure in your Dropbox or other cloud storage
I'm a huge fan of Dropbox and other cloud services. It's just incredibly convenient to be able to access my stuff from all my machines. -==- But security and privacy remain problematic: If your stuff is stored on someone else's machine, who else can access it? The question has been in the news lately. Expect more such stories as adoption of cloud technologies accelerates.
dropbox  osx  security  sparsebundle 
june 2017 by jchris
Password Cracking AES-256 DMGs and Epic Self-Pwnage - WhiteHat Security
Two weeks ago I was in the midst of a nightmare. I’d forgotten a password. Not just any password. THE password. Without this one password I was cryptographically locked out of thousands and gigabytes worth of files I care about. Highly sensitive and valuable files that include work documents, personal projects, photos, code snippets, notes, family stuff, etc. The password in question unlocks these files from the protection of locally stored AES-256 encrypted disk image. A location where an “email me a password reset link” is not an option. File backups? Of course! Encrypted the same way with the same password. Password paper backup? Nope. I’ll get to that. I somehow needed to “crack” this password. If not, the amount of epic self-pwnage would be too horrible to imagine.
security  password  osx  whitehat  @goodie 
june 2017 by jchris
How to Use Mac OS X Sparse Bundle Disk Images - Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat
I’m a big fan of “sparse bundle” disk images in Mac OS X. They allow me to create encrypted repositories for valuable data that can efficiently be rsync-ed between disks and don’t waste a lot of space. So I thought I’d write up a bit on what they are and how they can be used.
bundle  mac  osx  security 
june 2017 by jchris
Notational Velocity
NOTATIONAL VELOCITY is an application that stores and retrieves notes.
It is an attempt to loosen the mental blockages to recording information and to scrape away the tartar of convention that handicaps its retrieval. The solution is by nature nonconformist.
mac  notes  osx  productivity  opensource  software 
may 2015 by jchris
Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X's Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP's technology and uses the same native file format.
editor  graphics  opensource  osx 
april 2015 by jchris
Password Cracking AES-256 DMGs and Epic Self-Pwnage | WhiteHat Security Blog
Two weeks ago I was in the midst of a nightmare. I’d forgotten a password. Not just any password. THE password. Without this one password I was cryptographically locked out of thousands and gigabytes worth of files I care about. Highly sensitive and valuable files that include work documents, personal projects, photos, code snippets, notes, family stuff, etc. The password in question unlocks these files from the protection of locally stored AES-256 encrypted disk image. A location where an “email me a password reset link” is not an option. File backups? Of course! Encrypted the same way with the same password. Password paper backup? Nope. I’ll get to that. I somehow needed to “crack” this password. If not, the amount of epic self-pwnage would be too horrible to imagine.
computing  security  password  filevault  osx 
july 2014 by jchris
The XQuartz project is an open-source effort to develop a version of the X.Org X Window System that runs on OS X. Together with supporting libraries and applications, it forms the X11.app that Apple has shipped with OS X since version 10.5.
mac  osx  software  X11 
may 2014 by jchris
Aquamacs: Emacs for Mac OS X
Aquamacs is an Aqua-native build of the powerful Emacs text editor. By "Aqua-native," we mean more than just the fact that this version of Emacs runs as a standard OS X application. Aquamacs features extensive customization: it will feel and behave mostly like an Aqua program - while still being a real GNU Emacs with all the ergonomy and extensibility you've come to expect from this world-class editor. It's beeen adapted by David Reitter, based on GNU Emacs by Richard Stallman and many others. Aquamacs has been downloaded more than 200,000 times since we started keeping track.
emacs  gnu  editor  mac  osx  @goodie 
january 2014 by jchris
Status-Q » Blog Archive » How you can actually find things with Spotlight
How you can actually find things with Spotlight August 26th, 2012
osx  spotlight 
march 2013 by jchris
Mellel 2.5 vs. Nisus Writer Pro 1.1 | MacGadget
Vergleich zweier Textverarbeitungsprogramme, Hinweis auf Papyrus in den Kommentaren.
osx  software  review 
december 2012 by jchris
MailMate is a new IMAP email client featuring extensive keyboard control, Markdown supported email composition, advanced search conditions and drill-down search links, equally advanced smart mailboxes, automatic signature handling, multiple notification methods, alternative message viewer layouts including a widescreen layout, and much more.
imap  osx  email  mua  software 
july 2012 by jchris
iTerm2 - Mac OS Terminal Replacement
iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with OS 10.5 (Leopard) or newer. Its focus is on performance, internationalization, and supporting innovative features that make your life better.
osx  software  xterm 
july 2012 by jchris
Jumpcut: Minimalist Clipboard Buffering for OS X
Jumpcut is an application that provides "clipboard buffering" — that is, access to text that you've cut or copied, even if you've subsequently cut or copied something else. The goal of Jumpcut's interface is to provide quick, natural, intuitive access to your clipboard's history.
osx  opensource  software  utility 
may 2012 by jchris
How to Set Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Network - For Dummies
Using an Ad Hoc network — also called a computer-to-computer network — is a fairly easy thing to accomplish in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Plus, you’re not limited to just Macs [...]
osx  wlan  howto 
may 2012 by jchris
Technical Q&A QA1242: Technical Q&A QA1242
Apple supports the development of leaf file systems for all versions of Mac OS X. However, the rules have changed substantially, and for the better, in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
apple  osx  coding  development  knowhow  filesystem 
march 2012 by jchris
Disk Utility: Sparseimage, DMG oder Sparsebundle? « Kay van Haagen's Blog
Wer am Mac schon einmal ein Image erstellt hat, der wird sich sicher fragen, wo denn der Unterschied bei im Titel genannten Optionen liegt. -=- Zwar kann man das nach etwas Recherche auch selber heraus finden, aber ich möchte es hier noch einmal zusammenfassen.
osx  dmg  bundle  knowhow 
february 2012 by jchris
Nach Hause telefonieren? | heise mobil
Welche HTTP-Verbindungen öffnet ein Smartphone? Mangels Protokoll bleibt vor allem beim Gebrauch von nachinstallierter Software ein mulmiges Gefühl. Die Buchführung lässt sich mit nur wenig Mühe extern auf dem Mac nachrüsten.
privacy  proxy  osx  iphone  howto  artikel  heise 
february 2012 by jchris
Introducing SDXC and exFAT in Apple Mac OS X – @SFoskett – Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat
SDXC and its partner, exFAT, are on the rise and gaining support in the latest digital cameras. New Sony models like my NEX-5 add SDXC support, as do new models from Canon, Nikon, and others. Photographers are mainly interested in the increased speed and capacity of these cards, but many will face a challenge when trying to use them in their Macintosh computers. Thankfully, it looks like Apple is moving just as rapidly to support SDXC and exFAT!
osx  flash  hardware  SDXC  exFAT  microsoft 
january 2012 by jchris
iBackup backups and restores user data and system and applications settings, e.g. System Preferences, Mail, iPhoto, iTunes, but also 3rd party applications settings, more than 250 plugins for backup application settings are available, which allow you to restore the settings and data of one application or to restore an earlier point in time.
backup  osx  freeware  software  utility 
december 2011 by jchris
Festplatte verschlüsseln – MacEinsteiger.de
FileVault verschlüsselt unter MacOSX Benutzerordner.
osx  filevault  howto 
december 2011 by jchris
iHook at SourceForge.net
A Mac OS X graphical interface designed as a frontend for commandline executables.
ihook  perl  cocoa  osx 
december 2011 by jchris
TenFourFox: A fork of Mozilla Firefox 4 for the Power Macintosh and Mac OS X Tiger PowerPC
Why is this TenFourFox and not Firefox? Because even though it uses the Firefox code base, it's not Firefox. It uses code tuned for 10.4 (and compatible with 10.5), adds new PowerPC-specific improvements and restores the glue necessary to get most of Firefox 4's advanced features working on our older computers, offered in separately hand-tuned builds for G3, G4/7400, G4/7450 and G5 processors to get the most from your specific computer.
browser  firefox  firefox3  osx  ppc 
april 2011 by jchris
Things - task management on the Mac
Task management has never been this easy. Simplicity, however, is not achieved at the expense of powerful features.
gtd  things  osx  iphone  lifehacks 
december 2009 by jchris
Things – GTD-Tool für den Mac | macophilia
Erstes Fazit: Things ist auf jeden Fall einfacher zu bedienen als OmniFocus, zumindest habe ich es sofort verstanden, und es macht richtig Spass, damit zu arbeiten
gtd  omnifocus  review  osx  iphone 
december 2009 by jchris
Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents (Browser safe fonts) - Web design tips & tricks
Here you can find the list with the standard set of fonts common to all versions of Windows and their Mac substitutes, referred sometimes as "browser safe fonts". This is the reference I use when making web pages and I expect you will find it useful too.
webdesign  fonts  osx  win32  reference 
november 2009 by jchris
Peter Selinger: ccrypt
ccrypt is a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams. It was designed as a replacement for the standard unix crypt utility, which is notorious for using a very weak encryption algorithm. ccrypt is based on the Rijndael cipher, which is the
cryptography  encryption  security  ccrypt  linux  osx 
november 2007 by jchris
Carbon Emacs Package
Carbon Emacs Package is a Mac-friendly distribution of the GNU Emacs text editor. To install, simply drag the Emacs icon into the Applications folder or somewhere else you would like. Feedback will be sent to the Carbon Emacs User Group.
apple  emacs  editor  osx 
november 2007 by jchris
mac.sigma.de : Articles - Sicher Mailen mit S/MIME
Seit OS X 10.3 (Panther) beinhaltet Apple Mail eine Unterstützung zum Signieren und Verschlüsseln mit X.509-Zertifikaten und dem Transportformat S/MIME.
smime  mua  privacy  security  certificate  thawte  osx  howto 
july 2007 by jchris
a million monkeys typing » Tinderbox as a Writer’s Tool
In a way, Tinderbox is like the Emacs of information management applications. Beneath each deceptively simple exterior (and, after all, Emacs does seem to be just a text editor), there lies a very powerful system with seemingly endless possibilities. Both
osx  tinderbox  emacs  review  software  blog 
july 2007 by jchris
Matasano Chargen » Safety Vs. Security
It is all too common that security practitioners and Mac OS X folks end up arguing about how secure OS X is, especially comparing it to Windows. We often talk past each other. I think it is because oftentimes one side is arguing about safety, and the othe
blog  apple  osx  opinion  security 
april 2007 by jchris
ATPM 11.03 - Faster Computing: OS X Hints and Tips
No matter how fast computers get, we, the users, will always want to work faster. One of the best ways to do this is to streamline your way of working, by learning the tips and tricks of getting things done faster in your applications.
mac  osx  command-line  tips 
april 2007 by jchris
ATPM 12.11 - Outliners: Writing Environments, Plus Two New Outliners
What a Writing Environment Is -=- This ATPO, we go back to our roots in one way, and stray in another.
2006  atpm  atpo  macintosh  osx  outliner  reference  reviews 
april 2007 by jchris
ATPM 11.03 - ATPO: Outlining Task Managers, Part 3
In our previous columns we looked at to-do list managers that use outlining and mentioned a few things about the process. We wrap up the topic this month with a look at the “heavy duty” task managers available. For those new to ATPO, we aren’t doing
2005  article  atpm  osx  outliner  productivity 
april 2007 by jchris
Melissa O'Neill: PDF to Keynote
Nice tool and a valid rant on XML PDF to Keynote converts PDF-based presentations (e.g., made using LaTeX with Prosper, Beamer or foiltex) into Apple's Keynote format. -=- Once translated into Keynote format, every page of your original PDF file become
apple  latex  pdf  keynote  osx  tools  rant  xml  critique 
april 2007 by jchris
macosxhints.com - 10.4: Phrase searching using Spotlight and Python
One of the most serious problems with Spotlight is that you cannot search for phrases in document content. One solution is to troll through the results of a Spotlight search using other utilities to do the phrase matching.
osx  spotlight  grep  python  regex 
april 2007 by jchris
macosxhints.com - 10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
The first command disables indexing on the boot volume, and the second erases the existing template. You can then use Activity Monitor to kill any mds or mdimport processes or else just reboot.
osx  mdutil  spotlight 
april 2007 by jchris
macosxlabs.org - Documentation
RsyncX is an implementation of rsync with HFS+ support and configuration through a command line (Terminal) or graphical user interface. For full details on rsync, open a terminal window and enter 'man rsync'. This will introduce you to the theory behind t
apple  backup  osx  rsync  tools 
april 2007 by jchris
XMeeting - Powerful Videoconferencing Solutions for Mac OS X
XMeeting is the first H.323 compatible video conferencing client for Mac OS X. In addition, XMeeting also supports the popular SIP protocol used by many VoIP applications.
h.323  SIP  video  VoIP  osx  opensource 
april 2007 by jchris
Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. Automatic graph drawing has many important applications in software engineering, database and web design, networking, and in visual interfaces
graph  graphviz  osx  library  tools  visualization 
february 2007 by jchris
Mac OS X Panther Applications and Utilities > Keychain Access
Mac OS X comes with dozens of utilities and applications—many of which can be easily cataloged, such as Internet and media tools. Many applications, however, can't easily be assigned a category. This chapter covers the useful Mac OS X applications and u
mac  osx  keychain  security  utility 
february 2007 by jchris
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