Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Adding users through the GUI in OS X is an easy process, but sometimes, you may just need to quickly create an SSH user, or a user that is allowed to SFTP or FTP into the system. You can easily create a stripped-down account in OS X using the dscl command, and we’ll show you how in this week’s Terminal 101. Continue reading to learn all about creating new users through the Terminal.
Even if you're rocking a MacBook, you can't always take your Mac with you — and sometimes, you might even forget to grab an important file when you're on the road. While there are numerous solutions for remotely accessing your Mac, setting it up as an SFTP server is one that's guaranteed to let you securely grab your stuff from anywhere, and it's relatively easy to accomplish in a few steps. We'll show you how after the jump.
Have you ever wanted to mount FTP servers as a network-attached storage drive in the Finder? If so, ExpanDrive is one of the slickest ways to do it, and with the latest update, even more drive types can now be added.