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Tutorials, tips, hints, software, and howtos about Apple Mac OS X Unix operating system including MacBook Pro, MacAir, Mac Mini and server edition. ( rss feed )

OS X install Amazon AWS command-line interface (CLI) tool

How do I setup and install the official Amazon AWS Command Line Interface (cli) on an Apple Mac OS X system?
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How to enable colorized output for the ls command in Mac OS X Terminal

I am new to Apple OS X. How do I enable colorized output for my ls command on Apple Mac OS X just like the ones that shown on my Ubuntu Linux server? How do I configure Mac OS X Terminal app to have color ls output?
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How to use curl command with proxy username and password on Linux or Unix

My sysadmin provided me the following proxy details:
       IP: 202.54.1.1
       Port: 3128
       Username: foo
       Password: bar

The settings worked perfectly with Google Chrome and Firefox browser. How do I use it with the curl command? How do I tell the curl command to use my proxy settings from Google Chrome browser?
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How to undefine and unset a bash environment variable on Linux or Unix

I have set the shell variable. I no longer need the variable. How do I undefine or unset a variable in bash on a Linux or Unix-like desktop system?
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How to delete a single command from history on a Linux, OS X and Unix Bash shell

I‘m working in Ubuntu bash terminal application and remotely on a RHEL server in cloud platform. I typed the wrong and dangerous command. I no longer wish to remember dangerous command in the history file. How can I remove or delete a single command from bash history file?
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How to secure and lock down Apple OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) with osxlockdown

Is there is an easy way to audit and lock down (secure) Apple OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) unix operating system?
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How to find out zone information for given country on Linux or Unix

How do I find out the current time for each zone name specified on the command line on a Linux, FreeBSD, OS X or Unix-like system? How do I report time zone information for Singapore or Japan on the command line?
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How to find out Mac OS X operating system version information from Terminal command prompt

I use ssh client to login into my Mac Min server without GUI. How can I tell what version of Mac OS X operating system am I using command prompt? How do I find out Mac OS X version from Terminal app bash shell?
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How to summarize detailed system resource usage for given command on a Linux or Unix

How do I determine the system resource usage during of execution of a particular command on a Linux, OS X Unix, BSD and Unix-like operating system?
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How To Update Apple OS X Using Command Line Software Update Tool

How do I install software updates from the command line tool on my Apple Mac OS X computer? How can I remotely update my Apple computer by just sshing into a system? Is there is something like apt-get command or yum command for Apple OS X?
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