Tips tagged OSX


Tip #823   Remove DS_Store files from shared folders

.DS_Store files are a hidden file created by OS X to store custom attributes of a folder such as the position of icons or the choice of a background image. By default, they are created in every folder accessed, even folders on remote systems (for example, folders shared over an SMB or AFP connection). This can soon leave your shared folders littered with these files.

The command below will remove all DS_Store files from the current directory and any sub directories.

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Tip #367   MAC Address Spoofing on OS X

If you need to change your wireless MAC address (I had to do this when I used another computer to try to fix mine on a network with MAC filtering) this command comes in handy.

Pre 10.5(I know this works in Tiger but it should work 10.3 up):
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