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My coworker Ron was horrifed to learn I’m a command line luddite, and still run scp to move files between servers. He’s using Fugu, a graphical wrapper for scp and sftp. If you’ve set up ssh keys for a server, Fugu will use them. It can also open remote files in your editor. Fugu’s written [...]
There’s a video making the rounds of a bunch of MIT kids who wrote a command line program to order pizza. This is not a new thing. Back when Adobe Systems was in Mountain View, the engineers wrote burrito a command line program which created a Postscript file describing a burrito and faxed it to [...]
Bill Bumgarner has a lovely hint for using BBEdit with tools like CVS: BBEdit can be called from the command line in Mac OS X, you can also call it with –wait, and it’ll behave the way CVS wants.
Bill Amend’s Foxtrot ran a gag for C programmers today. However, people complained about the lack of a newline in the printf statement. Amend published a patch for his cartoon later in the day.
Bruce Perens refutes SCO’s claims that Linux and IBM violated their IP.
[ via Jon Udell ] Sendmail Enabler allows you to securely turn on sendmail and PHP in OS X by editing the configuration files for you.
Rael wrote a HowTo point Pine at your Mail.app folders.
Emmanuel M. Décarie found a slew of interesting tools to run from the Mac OS X command line, including running Software Update from within a shell.
Siege is a stress test tool for web servers. It’s written in C, and based on Lincoln Stein’s torture.pl. It does not have the function set of JMeter, but if you want to verify your server will not fold when flooded with requests, this is a good first step.
On using CUPS from Mac OS 10.2 as an alternative to Print Center.app. Old bits, but useful. The main thing to remember is to be logged in as an Admin user, and go to http://localhost:631. Link
Always handy to have a list of all the special key sequences available when starting a Mac.
There’s another book on learning Unix for old-school Mac users.
Over at inessential.org, Brent plays with the ‘Give a Man a fish…’ parable. Give Scott McNealy a fish, and he’ll rant about how it’s all Microsoft’s fault. But teach Scott McNealy to fish-and he’ll rant about how it’s all Microsoft’s fault.
I’m so used to doing regex hackery in Perl, but wanted to try sed as a lightweight alternative. I found a nice one-pager on how to use it.