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!
We've talked about the cp command in the past, which copies files between locations on your Mac. However, Apple has developed its own (better) implementation of cp. This command, called "ditto," not only copies the files from the source directory to the destination directory, creating the destination directory if it doesn't already exist; but will also merge the contents of the source directory with the destination directory if it does exist. Other niceties of this command are that it will follow symbolic links when copying files, and also preserve the file hard links modes and other metadata. Let's get started copying files with the Ditto command.
Hey, open source enthusiasts! Want to know how long it takes for Apple to release its source codes to the public? Judging from an announcement from the Computer History Museum and the DigiBarn Computer Museum (via MacRumors), it's around 35 years. As of today, the two museums worked together with Apple to make the 1978 Apple II DOS source code available for non-commercial use for the first time.
Ever since Steve Jobs first praised Pulse at the iPad’s launch event, the highly attractive app has become its news aggregator of choice. Stylish, slick and still devilishly simple to use, Pulse gathers all your news-feeds into one place, offering you a snapshot of the day’s biggest stories.
You’ve probably heard of a little thing called World War II--especially if you play videogames. The 20th century’s massive global conflict is the star of countless blockbuster games and series, from Call of Duty to Battlefield to Brothers in Arms to Medal of Honor and many, many more. While Valve’s Day of Defeat: Source debuted on Windows in 2005, it only recently came to the Mac thanks to the Steam digital storefront, where it costs just $9.99. Luckily, first-person shooters based on WWII never go out of style, and DOD: Source still holds up five years later.
“Counter-Strike.” The name is legendary for first-person shooter fans, and for the better part of a decade, Counter-Strike has been a compelling reason to game on a Windows computer, or head to your Mac’s Boot Camp partition to get some frags in. Finally, Valve’s Steam digital storefront has brought Counter-Strike: Source to the Mac, even if it means you’ll wind up being killed while fighting. Over and over again.