Archive pour mai 2007

Amit Singh and Mac OS X Internals

Jeudi 10 mai 2007

This is a way cool podcast. Amit Singh, of kernelthread.com fame, manager of Macintosh Engineering at Google, author of MacFuse (which let you mount a remote directory via sshfs), talk about its last book, Mac OS X Internals. He debate about the misuse of Unix to characterize OS X, the way MacFuse use nfs locally to mount remote directory via sshfs and many other interesting topics. Amit Singh is very open-minded, far from OS sectarianism and provide an all around conversation on the basics of OS X.

Technometria: Mac OS X Internals, ITConversations.com (mp3)

If you install MacFuse, you should get MacFusion, which is a nice front end GUI for MacFuse. [via Infinite Loop]

Panic get it (Fixing Coda)

Vendredi 4 mai 2007

Well, I have been contacted by one folk from Panic regarding my last post on Coda, asking me to download the last Coda release (1.0.1) (zip file) to check if the terminal bug I was talking about was fixed. The terminal bug is definitely fixed. I must say that the Coda terminal is also very nice. And, I’m totally impressed by the Panic folks.

* I’m not a customer of Panic.

* I didn’t write to Panic about this bug.

* I run an obscure blog.

* I said that Coda was not for me (well, I could buy a Coda « light »).

* But they contacted me to see whether their fix for the terminal was working.

So, in the end, Panic really digs the web and all that stuff about the « market as a conversation ».

Open in Path Finder from the terminal

Mercredi 2 mai 2007

On OS X, tuck this function in you .bashrc file to open from Terminal.app a repertory in Path Finder.

function pathfinder {
	open -a "Path Finder" $1
}

Then in terminal, to open the current directory do
% pathfinder .

You can open also a specified directory:
% pathfinder /Users/me/Desktop

Since Path Finder can call appropriate applications or open in itself different type of documents, you can also do the following:
% pathfinder ShellScripting.pdf