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This is correct. If you wanted to append #2 to... 850 Views / 9 Replies  
This is correct. If you wanted to append #2 to #1, then #3 to that, you could use ">>". Cat will concatenate all the files together, and write that whole thing to the file.
Posted by davidbk1, on Feb 19, 2010 at 02:16 PM, in Applications
If you're comfortable on the command line, cat... 850 Views / 9 Replies  
If you're comfortable on the command line, cat will do it. The command is "cat filename.zip.* > filename.zip"
Posted by davidbk1, on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:23 AM, in Applications
That's your temporary folder where applications... 420 Views / 1 Replies  
That's your temporary folder where applications can put things they only need for a short while. I don't use TrueCrypt so I can't tell you more about the file, but you could look into it with the ls...
Posted by davidbk1, on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:22 AM, in Applications
The edge is from the books, he's a much darker... 1,293 Views / 72 Replies  
The edge is from the books, he's a much darker person than anyone has really played him. For added information for the OP, actors in order of darkness of Bond;

Darkest
-Craig
-Dalton
-Connery...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jan 18, 2010 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Assuming you want quartz for the price and... 5,074 Views / 40 Replies  
Assuming you want quartz for the price and convenience, Omega has many that will fit your budget. Take a look at the Aqua Terra for sure.
Posted by davidbk1, on Jan 17, 2010 at 08:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On Her Majesty's Secret Service is terrible. ... 1,293 Views / 72 Replies  
On Her Majesty's Secret Service is terrible.

Rent:
Connery--
Goldfinger
From Russia With Love
Thunderball
Dr. No
Moore--
For Your Eyes Only
Posted by davidbk1, on Jan 17, 2010 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed, and multiple cities. Are you sure... 660 Views / 8 Replies  
Agreed, and multiple cities.

Are you sure about meteo? Check the last update time, and if it is, can you tell us what sources and cities you're using?
Posted by davidbk1, on Jan 13, 2010 at 06:27 PM, in Applications
Meteo is dead :( 660 Views / 8 Replies  
Meteo has been my favorite weather app for years, sadly weather.com seems to have changed their format and Meteo can't handle it. The project hasn't been under development for some time and a brief...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jan 12, 2010 at 10:03 PM, in Applications
You could look in your cache. /var/folders/... 2,024 Views / 12 Replies  
You could look in your cache. /var/folders/ followed by some garbage. I know that's where flash stuff gets held while the web page is open. Just drag it elsewhere and rename it.
Posted by davidbk1, on Dec 17, 2009 at 11:55 AM, in Applications
Mail's Previous Recipients 352 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm finally annoyed enough about addresses that autocomplete in Mail but don't show up in Quicksilver that I'm trying to do something about it. I found Mail's Previous Recipients window, which...
Posted by davidbk1, on Nov 12, 2009 at 02:04 AM, in Applications
Very true, the best rule for exploring the... 4,447 Views / 8 Replies  
Very true, the best rule for exploring the filesystem is if you aren't 100% sure exactly what it does, don't touch it. I neglected to get into /tmp because I think it falls under shouldn't get too...
Posted by davidbk1, on Oct 5, 2009 at 02:20 PM, in Mac OS X
You should probably leave anything in /private... 4,447 Views / 8 Replies  
You should probably leave anything in /private alone. Mucking about in system files is a good way to render your machine inoperable. Folders that are hidden usually hold essential OS files and...
Posted by davidbk1, on Oct 4, 2009 at 09:55 PM, in Mac OS X
I reinstalled it last night and all seems to be... 810 Views / 20 Replies  
I reinstalled it last night and all seems to be well for now, very comforting as it's the one plugin I can't live without. I notice they added sparkle too.


Flash will start dying when YouTube...
Posted by davidbk1, on Oct 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM, in Applications
I love ClickToFlash but it plays hell with WebKit... 810 Views / 20 Replies  
I love ClickToFlash but it plays hell with WebKit betas. I guess it's about time to try again. And yes, Flash must die.
Posted by davidbk1, on Oct 1, 2009 at 02:07 PM, in Applications
Granted, but my computer went from unusable... 810 Views / 20 Replies  
Granted, but my computer went from unusable displaying Flash to iStat shows a modest CPU increase. It was one of the things that made me really happy about shelling out for a new computer. But very...
Posted by davidbk1, on Sep 27, 2009 at 11:57 AM, in Applications
Did Flash CPU usage just jump? 810 Views / 20 Replies  
One of the most annoying things on my old PPC Mac was the amount of CPU required to display Flash ads on web pages. When I got my Intel Mac I was so excited that this problem had been fixed, but...
Posted by davidbk1, on Sep 27, 2009 at 01:13 AM, in Applications
My two things: 1. When renaming, the .app... 11,210 Views / 207 Replies  
My two things:
1. When renaming, the .app extension is now not selected as is the case with all other extensions.
2. ASCII files with no extension can now be opened by default with apps other than...
Posted by davidbk1, on Aug 30, 2009 at 09:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks Chuckit, the man page really doesn't do a... 431 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks Chuckit, the man page really doesn't do a good job of explaining that.

I like how only one person went to the utility specifically designed for this (diff). My first thought was definitely...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jul 28, 2009 at 09:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Chuckit, I'm pretty sure uniq -u is the same as... 431 Views / 9 Replies  
Chuckit, I'm pretty sure uniq -u is the same as uniq. Are you thinking of sort -u? "cat file1 file2 | sort -u" will give you all lines that are only in one file, and only there once. I'm also a...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jul 28, 2009 at 08:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got it. Any time you open the accounts pref pane... 1,006 Views / 6 Replies  
Got it. Any time you open the accounts pref pane it reappears and I was trying it with the pane open.
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 24, 2009 at 07:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Just tested it and this doesn't work for me. I... 1,006 Views / 6 Replies  
Just tested it and this doesn't work for me. I enabled FUS in Accounts and command+drag it out of the menubar. It shows the poof animation but replaces itself in the menubar.
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 22, 2009 at 09:14 PM, in Mac OS X
If you use quicksilver you can assign a hotkey to... 1,006 Views / 6 Replies  
If you use quicksilver you can assign a hotkey to a script such as this:

#!/bin/sh
USERID=`id -u`;
if [[ $USERID == 501 ]]; then
/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 19, 2009 at 09:08 PM, in Mac OS X
The only option I see in Automator is to convert... 2,179 Views / 40 Replies  
The only option I see in Automator is to convert movies to iPod or AppleTV format. That's extremely limited and doesn't allow for common (to me at least) tasks like joining movies or converting to...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 14, 2009 at 02:39 PM, in Mac OS X
time osascript -e 'tell application "System... 2,179 Views / 40 Replies  
time osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to keystroke " "'

real 0m2.044s
user 0m0.109s
sys 0m0.036s
It could be one of several applications and it should toggle playing, this is the...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 14, 2009 at 02:33 PM, in Mac OS X
I think the real issue here for besson might be... 2,179 Views / 40 Replies  
I think the real issue here for besson might be that he wants command line access to some of his applications, and I would love this as well. Applescript is good at pretending to be the user typing...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM, in Mac OS X
There are also expressCard readers that fit flush... 1,243 Views / 33 Replies  
There are also expressCard readers that fit flush if that works for you. I personally don't mind toting a 6" USB cable to plug my camera in.
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 3, 2009 at 01:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's the simplest thing. Just buy a new computer. 1,106 Views / 10 Replies  
It's the simplest thing. Just buy a new computer.
Posted by davidbk1, on May 28, 2009 at 12:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Besson, I agree with everything you've said in... 1,700 Views / 68 Replies  
Besson, I agree with everything you've said in this thread. ZFS would be wonderful. Home users will say that they don't care which FS they're using, but then they'll complain about Time Machine...
Posted by davidbk1, on May 27, 2009 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You most likely want to add the -i option to grep... 526 Views / 11 Replies  
You most likely want to add the -i option to grep for case insensitivity. Also depending on how paranoid you are, look at the RFC for email addresses (or the Wikipedia page) for all valid characters....
Posted by davidbk1, on Mar 17, 2009 at 12:40 AM, in Applications
Same folder as the .bat file judging by its... 31,540 Views / 27 Replies  
Same folder as the .bat file judging by its contents.
Posted by davidbk1, on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:57 PM, in Applications
That's really odd. What's more, the word... 439 Views / 9 Replies  
That's really odd. What's more, the word advanceable is supposedly incorrect but appears in the unix words file (/usr/share/dict/words). Google even suggests advancablfe should be advanceable.
Posted by davidbk1, on Feb 19, 2009 at 06:22 PM, in Applications
He had it a little off. What you want to do is... 31,540 Views / 27 Replies  
He had it a little off. What you want to do is type "cd " without the quotes, but then drag the folder to the terminal window, and THEN press enter. At which point you run the following line:
...
Posted by davidbk1, on Feb 18, 2009 at 01:32 AM, in Applications
Nope 3,522 Views / 90 Replies  
There will be marketable features and they will charge for it. But I'm really happy they are cleaning up.
Posted by davidbk1, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Uh, gcc? 336 Views / 5 Replies  
Uh, gcc?
Posted by davidbk1, on Jan 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM, in Mac OS X
My PB lasted 5 years and in that time only needed... 600 Views / 12 Replies  
My PB lasted 5 years and in that time only needed one new power adapter. (It just stopped working one day) And about a month ago I got a letter telling me I was party to a class action suit about...
Posted by davidbk1, on Dec 29, 2008 at 07:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd think Apple puts the load on your end in... 1,231 Views / 8 Replies  
I'd think Apple puts the load on your end in regard to SU. (I.e. they push the updates and your computer determines if it needs it, rather than having you send info about all your apple software to...
Posted by davidbk1, on Dec 29, 2008 at 07:39 PM, in Mac OS X
When the little snitch dialog comes up asking... 796 Views / 21 Replies  
When the little snitch dialog comes up asking about a new application, if you want it to be unrestricted, click forever at the top, select any connection from the list, and finally press the allow...
Posted by davidbk1, on Dec 18, 2008 at 01:30 PM, in Mac OS X
One personal anecdote is not evidence that... 675 Views / 23 Replies  
One personal anecdote is not evidence that thieves are drug addicts. It's entirely possible to need the money urgently for other reasons (who's been suspected of having a medical condition or a...
Posted by davidbk1, on Dec 10, 2008 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Much better on Intel Macs than PPC (I upgraded a... 425 Views / 11 Replies  
Much better on Intel Macs than PPC (I upgraded a month ago, and it used to do the same for me). No longer any noticeable CPU use.
Posted by davidbk1, on Dec 2, 2008 at 02:30 PM, in Applications
FunctionFlip 315 Views / 2 Replies  
FunctionFlip should do this for you, but I couldn't get it to work on a unibody MB in the 30 seconds I tried for.
Posted by davidbk1, on Dec 2, 2008 at 03:25 AM, in Mac OS X
I much prefer aluminum. My 5 year old powerbook... 5,743 Views / 18 Replies  
I much prefer aluminum. My 5 year old powerbook has only one tiny dent in the top case, but my girlfriend's 2 year old macbook has already cracked and she barely moves it. And her brother's 3 year...
Posted by davidbk1, on Sep 27, 2008 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2.66Ghz at 25W (P9600) but apparently it's not... 6,139 Views / 76 Replies  
2.66Ghz at 25W (P9600) but apparently it's not coming so soon. Maybe I'll wait for mac world. My PB is 5 years old and I'm ready to replace it.

Oh yeah, a user serviceable HDD.
Posted by davidbk1, on Sep 14, 2008 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly the machine I'm running, only 1.25 GB... 383 Views / 7 Replies  
Exactly the machine I'm running, only 1.25 GB ram. No problems what so ever. Slow compared to a Macbook, but no complaints at all.
Posted by davidbk1, on Aug 31, 2008 at 09:50 PM, in Mac OS X
It actually starts telling you to free space up.... 703 Views / 10 Replies  
It actually starts telling you to free space up. I think that happens around 300 MB free, but IMO you should never get there. I use 10% as a rule to keep the machine running fast.

My roommate's...
Posted by davidbk1, on Aug 24, 2008 at 06:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Find the smallest one you can and plug the router... 504 Views / 23 Replies  
Find the smallest one you can and plug the router and modem into it. If you can justify it, buy a second battery for the laptop. 5+ hours of internet sounds good to me and you can get plenty of use...
Posted by davidbk1, on Aug 19, 2008 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Some of the colored plastic cases that attach to... 356 Views / 2 Replies  
Some of the colored plastic cases that attach to the computer are known to leave marks. I couldn't name any brands off hand. You can take a look at this thread...
Posted by davidbk1, on Aug 15, 2008 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Depends on the games you want to play, but... 819 Views / 7 Replies  
Depends on the games you want to play, but everything else is CPU intensive not GPU intensive. Ergo the MacBook should work just fine. The Pro is a poor choice economically speaking. If you can wait...
Posted by davidbk1, on Aug 11, 2008 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The problem is that these streaming videos are... 1,585 Views / 18 Replies  
The problem is that these streaming videos are DRM encrypted and Apple wont license FairPlay. Netflix isn't just saying "No, we don't like you. Come back with a different browser ID" It just wont...
Posted by davidbk1, on Jun 4, 2008 at 01:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's nice to keep a clean Finder, but this isn't... 3,020 Views / 2 Replies  
It's nice to keep a clean Finder, but this isn't really a security issue. This file is owned and only writable by root. No user on your system without full sudo/root access can do anything to this...
Posted by davidbk1, on May 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM, in Mac OS X
FWIW: I'm ready to upgrade my 5 year old PB and... 1,580 Views / 36 Replies  
FWIW: I'm ready to upgrade my 5 year old PB and I'll be holding off for WWDC. It's just a couple weeks away, well worth the wait in my opinion. If no announcements are made, then I'm not sure what...
Posted by davidbk1, on May 23, 2008 at 11:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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