Category Archives: OSX

Opening up an application using terminal in OSX

By | June 28, 2017

If you have ever wondered how to open an application using terminal, the command is very simple. > open -a application_name For instance: > open -a Calculator.app Note that auto-complete will place a forward slash like this > open -a Calculator.app/ You will have to remove it. Your current directory in terminal should be the… Read More »

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How to Remote Desktop into Windows from OSX

By | December 5, 2016

I had the pleasure if installing Windows 8.1 onto a machine because I was having driver compatibility issues with Ubuntu. It was like taking a step back in time. Took almost all day to install windows 8. Then install the security updates, then upgrade to 8.1. What a mission. However, it’s good to be back… Read More »

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Renaming files in OSX with brew rename

By | October 25, 2016

There is a neat tool to rename files very quickly. Install it with brew via >> brew rename I had to remove the dot from this file name: 2016-10-24 19.12.15.jpg because the system that I was using was poorly designed and expected a file extension after the first period. I ran >> rename -nvs ‘.’ ”… Read More »

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Mac OSX fatal error: ‘openssl/sha.h’ file not found

By | April 19, 2016

If you have come across this sha.h not found error on a Mac, it is because Apple dropped support for openssl. Apple deprecated its OpenSSL shared libraries a while back (with OS X 10.7). That’s because OpenSSL doesn’t offer release-to-release binary compatibility, so we can’t update the shared libraries to the latest OpenSSL without breaking… Read More »

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