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Fast scroll text windows Apps
this might not be new to OS X, and/or this might be common knowledge - but it suprised the heck out of me... holding down the OPTION key while scrolling through a text window speeds up the scroll considerably (tested in BBEdit + TextEdit). great for code or getting through logs...

[Editor: I'm not sure when this was added, but it was news to me, too! Thanks for the tip, Anonymous!]
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Integrating OS X with LDAP server Network
Is there any way to have OS X or OS X server import user directory imformation from a windows 2000 LDAP server. If so, how in the world is it done?

It would be wonderful to have mac log in with the same usernames and passwords as the pee cee's. I have seen many people asking about the same issue in the apple support pages but no one answers.

What information do I get from active directory? As far as I know it involves having a format like the one in OS X in the LDAP server. Or the other way around I just don't know what.

I have tried to read everything possible and I have heard that this is supposed to work. But I can't no matter what I try.
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Another way to see hidden folders in the Finder System
Did you ever get annoyed when you cannot see the same files in the GUI as you do in terminal. Here is a quick and easy fix to enable just those folders you would like to see. Tools such as TinkerTool let you turn on all invisibles, but this method enables each folder on a case by case basis.

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Another method of changing your hostname UNIX
We all know you can change the host name in OS X through /etc/hostconfig, but that can have problems, such as Apache not working right.

In the Terminal type:
% sudo open -a /Applications/TextEdit.app /usr/share/init/tcsh/rc
In TextEdit look for a line:
set host = `hostname`
change `hostname` to anything you like:
set host = "Big Papa"
There you go, new host name without the hassle of hostconfig.

[Editor: I have not tested this myself, but the rc file does contain the hostname reference. I don't know the implications of changing it here versus editing hostconfig or using NetInfo Manager...anyone have any thoughts?]
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Enabling the root user TIL article System
Further to the existing posting about enabling the root user (three ways to enable the root user) Apple has posted an updated Netinfo manager method on the KnowledgeBase (you know, I much preferred the term TIL). It is Article # 106290.

Johnny_H

[Editor: I tried to get a URL for pasting here, but the newfangled KnowledgeBase appears to be having technical difficulties. I don't know what this article discusses, but it's probably worth a read if you use your root account.]
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Help with CVS on new machine UNIX
I've just bought my new PowerBook G4, throwing away the corporate Intel machine. Working with CVS on my old machine I wanted to continue doing so with my Mac, but... CVS isn't there?

And even if it is there, is it possible to use my old keys, since I use ssh to authenticate, in an easy way?

Or would I have to go back to my Wintel§ on which everything works just fine?

Thankful for any responses.

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Unlock locked files from the terminal UNIX
In response to a newsgroup request for a way to unlock files from the command line I wrote this script. Note that it uses developer tools SetFile and GetFileInfo (so you'll need the Dev Tools installed for this to work).

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Listserv for X or X server UNIX
Does anyone know of a listserv (mailing list) program that will work under MacOS X, X Server 10.0, or Darwin? If there's not one with a GUI, I'm more than willing to configure and install one under the terminal if necessary, but I want to stay out of Classic for this.
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View internet cache file Internet
Is there a way to view the IE5 disk cache (or OmniWeb cache)? Most downloaded images and multimedia files are temporary stored in this cache while browsing the web, so I was wondering as to how I can view and extract files from this cache. Any help would greatly be appretiated.
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Automatically mount servers at login Network
Question: how can I automatically mount a server at login? I've got two machines both running OS X, and I want one to always access the other as a server when I log in, but can't for the life of me figure out how to do that.
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