January 8, 2010 - 11:05 PM (GMT)
Category: mac,tech notes
I was looking for all the really large files on my Mac and couldn't figure out how to do it. After searching the web, I found this easy solution. When you have no other windows open click on cmd and F. This should open the finder window.
October 27, 2009 - 5:55 PM (GMT)
For most people this is probably not pertinent as you don't want to be deleting any of your hidden system files. I had an issue the other day were I needed to delete some svn information off of my computer before being able to check it in.
I had copied a bunch of files from one subversion location to a new one using finder and caused a bunch of issues with the new subversion site.
In order to delete out the old subversion data, you need to enable the viewing of the hidden files, then delete all the .svn directories, then check everything in.
To view hidden files, open up terminal editor and type in this:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder
To hide all the hidden files after you are done:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder
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May 13, 2009 - 6:20 PM (GMT)
For all you out there who are running a Macbook Pro, using a Cisco VPN client and running into "Error 51: Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem".
Here is what you have to do to fix it. Go to Applications > Utilities then open Terminal. Once you get to the prompt, type in:
sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN restart
You will be prompted to enter the password for your computer. This procedure will restart the things that need to be restarted. You should then be able to use your VPN client again.