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Mac OS X Operating Systems

Installing a new Java JDK on a Mac

Updating Java on a Mac is easy, it’s just a case of installing a new JDK and recreating the symbolic link that is used to point to the current JDK. Download the Java .dmg for mac from the Oracle website, then run through the installer. That will install Java for you, but your default Java […]

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Mac OS X

Stop Mac OS X creating hidden files when using the tar command

Last week I found something quite frustrating with the tar command on Mac OS X, it likes to put hidden files into archives when you tar them up, it doesn’t give you any warning, just does it. Creating a tar, and then having a look at its contents, you’ll see something like this : Notice […]

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Linux Subversion

Recursively deleting .svn directories

Messing around with your subversion directories and fed up of the .svn hidden folders laying around? If you try and checkin some directories that contain a .svn folder from some other repository, you’re going to have a whole world of pain trying to fix it (speaking from first hand experience here) The easiest way to […]

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Mac OS X

How to show hidden files in the Mac OS Finder

Frustrated, that I recently couldn’t find my maven settings.xml file because the Mac OS X Finder doesn’t show hidden files by default, I found that the following can correct that Open a terminal Type this : defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE Kill any open finder sessions by typing (note the capital F) : killall Finder […]