What are resource forks in Mac OS X? How can they be used? What applications are using them? Are they being deprecated? Are developers encouraged to make use of them? Are they the future? Why is there a lack of up-to-date documentation? These are just a handful of questions that I had about the underlying Mac OS […]
Today I got the urge to change my Mac OS X Leopard account short name (home directory) so that I would have less to type in Terminal. Here’s how I changed my short name without breaking my Time Machine backups.
Updated 7/28/2008 3:00 AM. (Corrected errors and added Unison) When my new iMac was up and running smoothly I turned my focus to keeping it synced with my Macbook Pro. This turned out to be a rather challenging and complicated task. Mac OS X normally uses the HFS+ file system which adds extended attributes and […]