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Giving TextEdit Root For Locked Files 3


Giving TextEdit Root For Locked Files

Once as you get to know your Mac and you are more confident in how it works, and what everything does, you may want to starting playing with the system files. Usually I strongly suggest you don’t play with any of them to be on the safe side. But every so often you may need to edit a certain file to achieve a specific task. For example if you are using the web server built into a Mac and you want to edit the httpd.conf file. Normally you would have to give yourself permission to edit the file, and then open up it up. Or you could use vim or pico, a Terminal file editing program. Both of these take a while to learn (especially vim and pico) or take a long time to implement (changing file permissions). What we want is the ability to give TextEdit root powers to edit these files, while still using the GUI of TextEdit. Its rather simple.

Understanding Hidden Root Folders 5


Understanding Hidden Root Folders

The Mac system, as you might well know is built on Unix. As a result there is a lot of Unix folders in the root system. This post is going to explain for people new the the Mac system a general understanding of what each folder does. This is designed to be a simple guide for new users, so experienced Unix and Mac developers probably know a lot more than me. You have to learn from somewhere.

Cool Unix Terminal Comnmands 3


Cool Unix Terminal Comnmands

I love Terminal. It ease of use and the raw power behind such a small little application. Anyway I have been looking on the internet during an hour of boredom to find cool and interesting commands which you can use in Terminal to show some cool statistics. This post sort of follows on from Playing Games In Terminal, which I posted eariler. These commands are designed to be low level and not very powerful. I have only posted a few, but if you do know any more please leave a comment below.

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