Command Line

The command line interface is an alternate method of interacting with macOS and Mac OS X, relying on text based command entry to execute commands and perform tasks. It is accessed on the Mac by using the Terminal application. Generally, the command line is considered advanced, and thus it’s usage tends to be more complex than many standard procedures on a Mac.

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How to Get Octal File Permissions from Command Line in Mac OS

Sep 6, 2018 - 2 Comments
Getting file permissions in octal format on Mac

Command line users are likely familiar with using chmod to set file permissions in numerical or octal format, for example running a command like ‘chmod 755 filename’, but have you ever wondered how you can get file permissions in octal format? If you want to see or view the octal numerical value of permissions of … Read More

How to Access a Secret Login Console in Mac OS

Sep 2, 2018 - 5 Comments
Login Console is a Terminal available at login in Mac OS X

Some versions of Mac OS support the ability to login any user account directly to the command line right from the traditional login screen, thereby bypassing the familiar Mac user interface. Instead you’re essentially signing a user directly into the Terminal (a bit like using the ssh client to connect to an SSH server), without … Read More

Where’s the Temp Folder on Mac OS? How to Find & Open the Mac Temporary Directory

Aug 17, 2018 - 2 Comments
Where the TEMP Folder is located on Mac

The Mac operating system has several system level temporary folders which contain temp files used by MacOS itself along with various Mac apps. This temp folders are not intended to be user facing, but in some rare situations an advanced Mac user may find themselves requiring to locate the temp folder and maybe even to … Read More

How to Uninstall Homebrew from Mac OS

Aug 12, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to uninstall Homebrew on Mac

If you have previously installed Homebrew to a Mac and have now decided that you no longer need or want the command line package manager, you can uninstall Homebrew from MacOS and completely remove Homebrew and all installed packages and formula from the Mac. This tutorial will walk through how to completely uninstall Homebrew from … Read More

How to Install FTP on MacOS Mojave & High Sierra

Aug 7, 2018 - 8 Comments
Get and install FTP in Mac OS

Mac command line users may have noticed that FTP is missing from the latest versions of MacOS system software, but despite ftp not being included in newer versions of system software by default, you can still install ftp on Mac OS if you need to use an ftp client or run an ftpd server for … Read More

How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

Aug 5, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to convert bin and cue to iso on Mac

Every once in a while you may encounter .bin and .cue files, or a cue/bin cue sheet, of a disk image, often when downloading old Mac software (or even DOS, Windows, Linux) for a retro machine, for an audio or video disc, or just as a disk image of something. Mac users therefore may need … Read More

How to Check if System Integrity Protection (SIP) is Enabled on Mac

Aug 1, 2018 - 15 Comments
How to Enable SIP System Integrity Protection on Mac

System Integrity Protection (SIP) locks down certain Mac OS system folders to prevent modification, execution, and deletion of critical system-level files on the Mac, even with a root user account. While the SIP security feature is enabled by default on all modern Mac OS releases, you may find yourself in various situations where you need … Read More

How to Start a Simple Web Server in Python 3 on Mac

Jul 30, 2018 - 1 Comment
Start simple web server in Python 3 with http.server command

If you’re a Python user you may already be familiar with the handy trick that allows you to instantly create a simple web server using an easy command string entered in the command line of Mac OS. But if you’re a Mac Python user who has installed or updated to Python 3, then you will … Read More

How to Uninstall Packages with Homebrew

Jul 29, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to uninstall with Homebrew

If you have installed Homebrew on a Mac to use as a package manager for various unix and command line utilities, you’ve probably also installed a handful of packages deemed useful to you. But what if you no longer need one, and you want to remove a particular Homebrew package? It turns out that uninstalling … Read More

How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap

Jul 24, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to find all hosts on network with nmap

Many advanced users often need to find and list all hosts on a network, often for IP discovery, connecting to a remote machine, or some other system administration or network admin purpose. One of the easiest ways to find all hosts and the host IP addresses on a network is by using the nmap command … Read More

How to Get Telnet for MacOS in Mojave or High Sierra

Jul 18, 2018 - 12 Comments
Get Telnet in Mac OS

Need to use Telnet in MacOS? Well, many Mac users have discovered that Telnet has been removed from modern versions of system software, including macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra. Presumably this is to encourage using the ssh client instead, but there are many Mac users who need Telnet for a variety of reasons. Telnet … Read More

How to Find Where Homebrew Packages Are Installed on Mac

Jul 5, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Install Homebrew on Mac

Have you ever wondered where Homebrew puts the binaries from brew packages that are installed on a Mac? If you’re a Homebrew user, you may be interested in knowing where Homebrew puts everything and where to find the installed brew packages in Mac OS. We’ll show you the directory path where Homebrew keeps packages, and … Read More

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