Every week we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
If you use a multi-user system, then you're probably very well acquainted with the login window that appears when you boot up your Mac. This login screen usually doesn't do much except allow you to get into your system; however, you can easily add a custom message for the users on the system (such as important information for logging in). Continue reading, and we'll show you how to utilize this to create your own custom text in the login view.
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!
Sometimes you may need to update the system time from the command line, particularly if you encounter issues booting into the OS X recovery partition if your Mac has been sitting for a while and the system date is incorrect. Fortunately, this is something that is easily changed in OS X using a bit of Terminal-ology, as you will see in this article. Continue reading, and we'll show you how to switch your system date to the correct date using a simple date command.