Open, command Mac terminal: Most Mac users will know that the open command in the Terminal will open files in the GUI or open a directory in Finder for example open . will open Finder in the current directory, this is useful, but there are a few more things it can do including opening in a specified application.
Here is the usage dump from the tool:
Usage: open [-e] [-t] [-f] [-W] [-R] [-n] [-g] [-h] [-s <partial SDK name>][-b <bundle identifier>] [-a <application>] [-u URL] [filenames] [--args arguments] Help: Open opens files from a shell....
Linux Mint Login Loop
The default installation of Linux Mint on my iMac went very well right up until the moment it didn’t.
I don’t know the cause, but I did find a few posts online about the problem I had, namely a login loop: whereby the login screen appeared to accept the login details only to show a blank screen momentarily, and then return to the login prompt.
There were comments online proffering a solution in the form of ALT-CTRL-F1 etc....
iMac 2012 Recovery
I am currently in the process of resetting an old 2012 iMac after deciding trying to set up the Fusion Drive in there was too much hassle. I think it can be done but as it is a proprietary RAID setup I decided to reinstall MacOS and then use an external drive as a dual boot Linux/Mac setup. I had this before and it worked well enough, the only requirement was to hit the boot drive selector shortcut....
Change Mac Machine Name via Terminal
I needed to change the name of one of my Macs remotely and this is the command to do it:
sudo scutil --set HostName [NewHostNameHere]