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Category — Command Line

Generate unique ID numbers

Open Terminal and type uuidgen, press return. There’s your ID string.

November 12, 2008   No Comments

Starting and stopping Mysql on Leopard, terminal method

Starting SQL:

sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start

Stopping SQL:

sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop

October 22, 2008   No Comments

Show hidden files

Display hidden files by typing in the Terminal:  defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
then relaunch the Finder with: killall Finder

Change TRUE to FALSE in the top line and relaunch the Finder to reverse the effect.

April 5, 2008   No Comments

Make a sym link

ln -s [path to the file you want to link to] [name of the alias]

For example:

ln -s /private/var/mysql/mysql.sock /private/tmp/mysql.sock

creates a symbolic link (an alias) of the mysql.sock file in /var/ and places the alias in /tmp

BTW, to get the path of a file into Terminal, just drag the file icon into the Terminal window.

January 7, 2008   No Comments