Category Archives: OSX

How to install Vagrant on MacOS

By | August 2, 2020

brew cask install vagrant It is pretty straight forward. Then to install virtualbox, just run: brew cask install virtualbox Create a vagrant folder and then run the init command: mkdir vagrant/ubuntu cd vagrant/ubuntu vagrant init ubuntu/xenial64 The ubuntu/xenial64 option is basically pointing to the vagrant “box” or the OS hosted at vagrantcloud.com. What happens is… Read More »

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How to test the brew instance of Apache

By | August 2, 2020

If you are looking to work with Apache on OSX you have probably been advised to not use the Apache 2.4 pre-installed version because Apple has removed some required scripts, especially in the macOS 10.15 Catalina release. Here are the commands to run to install Apache via brew. First shutdown Apache and unload any scripts.… Read More »

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How to test the default Apache in OSX

By | July 25, 2020

Apache is installed and enabled in OSX by default. To confirm and check your version instance, see this. To start it, run this command in terminal: sudo apachectl start Then open up http://localhost on your browser and you should see this: You can also check the threads in Activity Monitor. To find out where this… Read More »

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How to find out Apache version on OSX?

By | July 25, 2020

The simplest way is to run: /usr/sbin/httpd -v in a terminal. You should get something like: Server version: Apache/2.4.34 (Unix) Server built:   Feb 22 2019 20:20:11 To know where httpd is, you can also run: whereis httpd

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How to open apps with keyboard shortcuts on OSX

By | July 14, 2020

Opening your favourite application using keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of time. Saving a second here and a second there starts to build up over time especially considering the amount of time we spend in front of our devices nowadays.On a Mac, you can create keyboard shortcuts to open up your favourite or… Read More »

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Errno::EPERM: Operation not permitted @ dir_s_mkdir – /usr/local/Cellar

By | July 9, 2020

If you are getting this error while running brew, you are probably missing some important folders. This is the full error here: Error: No such file or directory @ dir_chdir – /usr/local/Cellar Warning: Bottle installation failed: building from source. Error: An exception occurred within a child process:   Errno::EPERM: Operation not permitted @ dir_s_mkdir -… Read More »

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Java and Homebrew on OSX

By | April 24, 2020

To get Java on a Mac, the basic command to run is > brew cask install adoptopenjdk This will install the latest “brew” version at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-xx.jdk For me, it was version 14. To uninstall it, just change install to “un”install.   To install a specific version of Java, run: > brew cask install adoptopenjdk8 You… Read More »

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Can’t see mouse pointer in Keynote

By | April 16, 2020

Now here is a needless frustrating head scratcher. You’re preparing for a presentation using Keynote but in presentation mode, you can’t see the mouse pointer. Now this situation is likely to occur when you’ve downloaded the newest version of Keynote because by default, the option “Show pointer only on slide with links or movies” is… Read More »

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