This are little bits I frequently use and sometimes forgive.
Enable Spotlight on encfs volumes
If you’re using encfs or fuse volumes on OSX, depending on how you mount the volume, Spotlight might have problems to index on it.
Use the options -oallow_other and -olocal so that spotlight correctly indexes the mounts in Max OSX Lion and Mountain Lion.
encfs ~/encrypted_dir ~/mount_point_dir -oallow_other -olocal
Search in gmail:
This is how I sometimes search at gmail with multiple variables, assuming you use labels/folders at gmail.
This will search in current folder with before and after specific date, concrete email sender and subject containing the word Alert.
before:2012/10/22 after:2012/09/30 from:[email protected] subject:ALERT
Ok, lets do it a bit more powerful, include search at anywhere in your gmail account, this means any folder. anywhere can be substituted by any of your mail folders.
in:anywhere before:2012/10/01 after:2012/11/01 from:[email protected] subject:ALERT
And now we want the ones that are unread.
in:anywhere before:2012/10/01 after:2012/11/01 from:[email protected] subject:ALERT label:unread
Find all unread mails that are not starred.
label:unread NOT label:starred
Change the default iCloud save preference from Textedit in OSX
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
Locate database in OSX
Been a NIX user you might sometimes use *locate when you want to find files in a system. OSX has also this option but has to be enabled.
locate Curls WARNING: The locate database (/var/db/locate.database) does not exist.
To create the database used by locate, run the following command:
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist
This will take a while until database is created.
Adding network routes in OSX
route version in OSX is a bit old, and does not work same as LINUX. Adding a new route in your Mac is as follows:
route -n add -net 184.108.40.206 192.168.1.200 255.0.0.0 This adds network access to 220.127.116.11 network through gateway 192.168.1.200 with 255.0.0.0 netmask.
Now we just want to route to a certain IP address.
route add -host 18.104.22.168 192.168.1.200 255.255.240.0
This IP is not accessible through the default network gateway, so we add this route over another gateway to access it.
Show Hiden Files in Finder
In the Terminal type:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE/FALSE
depending if you want to enable or disable. After that, remember to reload Finder
From the Terminal, type
ps aux | grep username
In the results, look for the process called loginwindow associated with the affected username.
Note the process ID (the first column of the output) of loginwindow – for purposes of this example, assume it was 1234. To kill the logged-in user, just type:
% sudo kill -9 1234 The user will immediately disappear from the list of logged-in users. It's not elegant, but it works.