OS X Server Restore Open Directory from Time Machine

  On the server, go to the Time Machine menu item and select enter Time Machine. This will mount your Time Machine disk image automatically. On another machine open up an ssh session as an administrator (or you can mount the Time Machine backup image manually and do this locally) sudo bash to get a […]

ArchiCAD 17 Installer not running

ArchiCAD 17 installers for Hotfix’s will only run in Java 7 on the Mac. If you have Mac OS 10.10.x for example you will have Java 8 installed by default. You will need to remove Java 8 and install Java 7 to run the installers, below is what I had to do. 1. Uninstall Oracle […]

BASH Keyboard Commands

Bash Keyboard Shortcuts Moving the cursor: Ctrl + a Go to the beginning of the line (Home) Ctrl + e Go to the End of the line (End) Ctrl + p Previous command (Up arrow) Ctrl + n Next command (Down arrow) Alt + b Back (left) one word Alt + f Forward (right) one […]

Linux Command Line

Using Find When no arguments are given, find lists all files in the current directory and all of its subdirectories. Commonly used options to shorten the list include -name (only list files with a certain pattern in their name), -iname (also ignore the case of file names), and -type (which will restrict the results to files of a certain specified type, such as d for directory, l for symbolic […]

Command Line – Copy and Move Command

I use this one a lot, use this on the command line to copy a file or folder. The -r is recursive so it will include the all files in a directory/folder. The -v is verbose so you can watch the command line fill with the file paths as they are being copied. cp -v -r […]

OS X Server – Mountain Lion VPN

If while connected to your server over VPN, you are unable to resolve web addresses. It could be due to not having DNS servers properly configured in the VPN settings or not having a route configured.

Show additional screen resolutions in Mavericks

By default Apple has hidden the additional screen resolutions in the display panel in system preferences. To access these additional resolutions you need to hold the Option key while clicking on the Scaled radio button for the monitor of your choice.