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How to Fix SSH Not Working on MacOS Ventura / Sonoma

Dec 22, 2022 - 12 Comments
How to fix SSH RSA connection issue on Mac

Some Mac users have discovered that SSH is not working on their Mac since updating to macOS Ventura 13 or newer, including Sonoma. Typically they’ll see an error message when attempting to ssh into another server along the lines of “no matching host key type found. Their offer: ssh-rsa“. The apparent reason for this issue … Read More

Take Full Webpage Screenshots on Mac via Command Line with webkit2png

Nov 27, 2022 - 3 Comments
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Ever needed to take a full webpage scrolling screenshot on the Mac through the command line? While there are various approaches to taking full webpage screenshots on a Mac easily with Firefox or another browser, and many ways to take screenshots on the Mac, including taking screenshots from the Terminal, none of the native options … Read More

How to Clear DNS Cache in MacOS Ventura & MacOS Monterey

Nov 21, 2022 - 2 Comments
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Mac users may need to occasionally clear out and flush DNS cache in MacOS, perhaps because they modified their hosts file, or for troubleshooting purposes. Resetting DNS cache on the Mac is generally only needed by advanced users, but even novice Mac users should find the process to be pretty easy, though it is achieved … Read More

How to Open Google Chrome from Terminal on Mac

Nov 19, 2022 - 2 Comments
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Command line users may encounter situations where they’d like to open the Google Chrome web browser directly from the Terminal on the Mac.

How to Allow Apps to be Downloaded & Opened from Anywhere on MacOS Sonoma & Ventura

Nov 17, 2022 - 9 Comments
How to allow apps downloaded from anywhere in MacOS Ventura

Wondering how you can allow apps to be downloaded and opened from anywhere on MacOS Sonoma or Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in MacOS Sonoma & Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download … Read More

How to Rename & Move Files with Spaces in Name at Command Line

Oct 21, 2022 - 1 Comment
Interact with file name that contains spaces in the command line on Mac

If you’re new to the Mac command line you may have come across a situation where you’re trying to interact with a file that has spaces in the name, for example “This File.txt” but as you probably discovered, you can’t simply type the file name if there are spaces within the file name, or the … Read More

Hosts File Not Working on Mac? Try This Fix

Sep 6, 2022 - 2 Comments
Hosts file on the Mac

Some Mac users have discovered that the hosts file in MacOS does not appear to work, or changes to the /etc/hosts file on the Mac are seemingly ignored. Given that the hosts file is used to map IP addresses to host names, and is frequently modified by advanced users, this is an understandably annoying problem. … Read More

How to Download iCloud Photos via the Command Line

Aug 2, 2022 - 6 Comments
Download iCloud Photos via Command Line

Ever wanted to download all photos from iCloud Photos using the command line? Thanks to the third party icloud_photos_downloader tool, you can do just that. Called icloudpd for short, it works to access and download photos directly from iCloud using the command line on a Mac, Windows PC, or Linux.

How to SSH to Mac from iPad

May 24, 2022 - 7 Comments
SSH to Mac from iPad

Want to SSH into your Mac, from your iPad? SSH is pretty easy to setup, so if you’d like to have Terminal access of an iMac from an iPad Pro, for example, you’ll be up working in no time at all.

How to Clear Icon Cache on Mac

May 23, 2022 - 8 Comments
Clear icon cache on the Mac

Occasionally, Mac users may notice that icons in the Finder of MacOS or the Dock of MacOS either display as generic icons, or the icons do not align with what they should (for example, seeing a generic document icon instead of a PDF thumbnail, or seeing a VLC icon instead of a zip archive icon, … Read More

How to Get the Older Style MacOS Alert Dialog Back

May 12, 2022 - 1 Comment
Older Mac alert dialog window style

MacOS Monterey and MacOS Big Sur introduced a new style to the MacOS alert dialog boxes, which look more like something you’d see in iOS than MacOS. In the new design style for MacOS alert dialog windows, everything is centered with the app icon on the top and the alert messages below, whereas the older … Read More

How to Check SHA512 Checksum on Mac

May 8, 2022 - 2 Comments
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SHA512 hashes are often used to determine data integrity, whether for matching a downloaded file to an original on a server, or for command output, or to make sure a file transfer was successful, or not tampered with. Checking a SHA512 hash is pretty easy on a Mac, thanks to bundled command line tools that … Read More

Easily Bulk Download & Install Mac Apps with macapps.link

May 2, 2022 - 3 Comments
Download and install a bunch of Mac apps at once via the command line

Ready to automate Mac app downloads and installs? If you’re setting up a new Mac, you probably know how tedious it is to manually navigate to a bunch of different developer websites, and to individually download and install all the Mac apps you may want. This is a necessary but time consuming procedure for setting … Read More

Enable Low Power Mode on Mac via Command Line

Mar 30, 2022 - 2 Comments
Enable Low Power Mode on Mac Laptop from the command line

If you are a Mac laptop user and you spend a lot of time at the command line, you may appreciate knowing that you can enable Low Power Mode on a Mac laptop through a terminal command. Enabling Low Power Mode through the command line on a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook is the … Read More

How to Install nano Text Editor on Mac Again

Mar 27, 2022 - 10 Comments
Get nano on macOS again instead of pico

If you have attempted to use nano at the command line on MacOS recently, you may have noticed that the pico text editor is launched instead, via a symlink for /usr/bin/nano to pico. This is because the latest versions of MacOS remove the nano text editor from the command line for whatever reason, and instead … Read More

Run Shortcuts from the Command Line on Mac

Feb 28, 2022 - Leave a Comment

The Mac includes a command line interface to run and interact with Shortcuts app. This could be potentially useful to some macOS users who rely on the Shortcuts app for scripting and automation, and who spend a lot of time in the Terminal The currently available shortcuts command line flags include ‘run’, ‘list’, ‘view’, and … Read More

Merge Multiple Terminal Windows into Tabs on Mac

Feb 17, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Merge all windows into terminal tabs

Have a bunch of Terminal windows open on your Mac that’d you like to merge into a single tabbed window? No problem, you can stop juggling several different terminal windows and get them all sorted out into a nice and easy to manage single tabbed window, thanks to a handy feature built into the Terminal … Read More

Making Python 3 Default in MacOS

Feb 15, 2022 - 9 Comments
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Python users on the Mac are likely aware that Python is being deprecated from macOS 12.3 onward, and will no longer be preinstalled on the Mac. But Python remains an incredibly popular programming language, and if you rely on Python you’ll likely want to continue to have Python available in macOS. It’s easy to get … Read More

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