Category: Leopard

  • Get rid of double (triple) entries in Finder’s “Open With” Menu

    Does sh*t like this make you wanna smack your mac :-) Here is a quick way to rebuild the Launch Services database and get rid of duplicates in the Open With submenu: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user This process should take about a minute or two. You should check to see […]

  • Renew a DHCP lease

    Renew a DHCP lease: Renewing a DHCP lease via the Network System Preference Pane has the advantage of not dropping the connection, unlike switching the interface to BOOTP and back to DHCP. This command mimics that behavior.  (Via

  • Adding GD support to builtin php5 on OSX Leopard….

    I got a request to add GD support to our Leopard server today and here is a brief step-by-step installation instruction. This works well under the current 10.5.8 server installation. It should also work for 10.6 (snow leopard), but I have not tried it. Before you start here are the requirements: Backup your system Install […]

  • Freshclam error "Incorrect argument format for option –checks (-c)" after Leopard update

    Someone must have screwed up something in the freshclam plist as part of the update for Leopard (2009-05). I was getting this error constantly in my system.log which was not only annoying as hell, but also kept clam from downloading new virus definitions. Anyways, here is how you fix it. use sudo and edit the […]

  • OSX 10.5: How to create a public share folder…..

    This problem has been around (I think) ever since the introduction of POSIX permissions. In pre-10.5 versions you could sorta do something like this by changing the default umask on the system, but that was system wide and applied to all folders/files a user created on the entire filesystem…..not nice. The real question is how […]

  • OSX 10.5: How to delete user accounts from Command Line….

    I ran into this problem a little while back and thought I should document it. It’s kinda similar to the “How to get Admin rights in OSX Leopard using single user mode…” document from earlier this year. Here is the procedure: Boot into single user mode. Hold Command-s at startup. Check the filesystem: /sbin/fsck -fy […]

  • How to get Admin rights in OSX Leopard using single user mode…

    Here is a quick way to gain access to that leopard machine you don’t remember the admin password to. Yes I know this can be used by all the kiddies out there, but lets hope they are smarter than that. To start, reboot the machine into single user mode by holding down command-s before the […]

  • Quick command line trick to make your Leopard stacks look nice….

    Here is a quick command to make Leopard’s stacks behave nicer when you move your mouse across the icons. You can type these two commands in terminal to activate the feature:defaults write mouse-over-hilte-stack -boolean YESkillall Dockor alternatively if you don’t like the look, type the following in terminal to reset it back:defaults write […]

  • Custom Date Display for OSX

    Came across this tip today and I thought it might be useful to some of you out there. OSX, as great as it is, has always had this (atleast) one shortcoming for me. The stupid date display in the menubar. Why did they decide to hide the actual date/day of the week is beyond me. […]

  • RevoLabs makes Microphones cool again….

    A friend passed this on today (thanks Jeremy). If you use a mic in your day to day businness (or even if you’re an occasional ichat/skype user, you should check this out. RevoLabs have introduced a new line of Wireless microphones that come with RF-Armor. What does that mean, well the next time your GSM […]