Tag Archives for utilities

Setting Up Homebrew on my New Old Mac

I set up Homebrew on my iMac. (If you go to their site, the Homebrew project has documentation there, which explains the whole not-use-sudo philosophy and using /usr/local now that Apple makes it hard not to, but I don’t understand it, so it … Continue reading

19. May 2017 by luke
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Useful system monitoring tools

$ sudo apt install sysstat nmon htop $ iostat $ vmstat $ htop $ nmon Via.

09. May 2017 by luke
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MacPorts tip

I started getting messages when I tried to update my MacPorts tools. I can’t say when it started, because I don’t do it very often. (Like maybe once a month. Bad me.) But it would bomb out, telling me Error: … Continue reading

01. October 2011 by luke
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Diff Tools

My favorite diff tool is FileMerge, one of Apple’s developer tools, which can be accessed from the command line as opendiff. But from the command line, my (next most) favorite diff tool is colordiff. It’s called that because it color-codes … Continue reading

20. September 2011 by luke
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