The default behavior of the Finder on OSX is to hide UNIX files such as /usr /var etc and dot files (e.g. .htaccess). This quick tip shows how to enable (or disable) showing these files. Enable … [Read more...] about OSX Quick Tip: Show all files in the Finder including dot files
Quick little tips about stuff
This section contains short little posts and links to other websites with "quick tips" that don't really need a whole post about them. In some cases they more or less replicate what is in online documentation but are used to bring attention to little known functions etc that my regular readers may not know about; or for quick personal reference.
This is a quick post for my own reference to show how to search Gmail by date range. I often write little tips like this for myself so I have somewhere easy to reference them as I forget this sort of … [Read more...] about Searching Gmail by date
This quick tip shows how to find all the symbolic links under a particular directory using the "find" command from the command line on UNIX based systems such as Linux, OSX and BSD. Find all symbolic … [Read more...] about Find all symbolic links with the find command
If you are like me and you prefer to have tabs and not spaces for code indentation and are using Netbeans, it uses spaces by default. This quick little post shows how to use tabs instead. Use tabs not … [Read more...] about Netbeans Quick Tip: How to use tabs not spaces
A little while ago I posted how to use the Linux/Unix/OSX find command to locate files bigger or smaller than a particular size but didn't cover how to find zero length files. This is shown here. Find … [Read more...] about Using find to locate all zero length files
So you need to put a tab on the command line when using BASH on Linux, Mac, BSD? How to do it? The tab character is usually used for command completion etc so typing in a tab won't render one on the … [Read more...] about Literal tab character on the command line on Linux BASH