Even when I copied an old filesystem, the Library directories were hidden in the finder. To show them, use:
chflags nohidden ./Library
Recently got a new laptop and needed to copy some prefs and config files over. Command to search for the files:
find ./Library -name '*searchterm*'
You can then pipe this to copy script or similar.
I’ve also used rsync in the past but filtering with just rsync is a bit tricky.
The new Docker for Mac (mid-2016) doesn’t work the same way as previous versions or the native linux version. To interact with the Docker Host VM, instead of SSH, you can use:
and login with
root user. No password should be required.
You can also get networking, etc info about the host by querying a container host-networked like so:
docker run --rm --privileged --net=host alpine ifconfig
After realizing my Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 at home hadn’t been auto-updating (and needed the latest update to be compatible with recent Sony raw format), nothing seemed to fix it — neither trying manual download nor updating permissions or other common online advice. (It was updating fine on another machine.)
The solution turned out to be: delete the file:
Symptoms were: the “update” option under the help menu was disabled and the Creative Cloud showed the apps as current. The steps I did to fix it were
If this doesn’t work for you, it may be something else (like the oft-cited permission issues or conflicts with earlier versions of the app).
If a previous version isn’t available via homebrew
brew search (even after installing
brew tap homebrew/versions) so you can’t switch via
brew [un]link $FORMULA and you have installed it previously, do:
brew info $FORMULA brew switch $FORMULA $VERSION
E.g., to downgrade phpmyadmin from 4.5.2, I used:
brew switch /usr/local/Cellar/phpmyadmin 4.3.4
(Of course you can also always manually update the symlink in /usr/local/share or update/create your own formula.)