[Editor's note: See the comments for the solution!]
Try as I might, I just can't get the directory permission concept to stick in my Macified brain. Is there a GUI app out there that can display and edit directory permissions in OSX Final? If not, anybody care to build one?
Samba is a free UNIX program which lets you specify any number of 'shares' which will be visible to PC users on your network. Think of it as a PC/Mac version of Mac OS 9's file sharing. It's a great way to move files back and forth between the two types of machines, and it's actually (somewhat) straightforward to install and configure.
If you're interested in Samba on OS X, read the rest of this article for step-by-step instructions. I wrote it to be as simple to follow as possible, as I had zero UNIX experience the first time I installed it. Please post any questions or comments regarding the installation/configuration process, and I'll try my best to address them.
In addition, there are some other great UNIX tips on that page, including a "renice" command for the Window Manager that may potentially speed up your window redraw. I've added the site to the links section as well.
I have managed to compile on Mac OS X final the "vim" editor from www.vim.org - version 5.7, but syntax highlighting is working WITHOUT COLORS - syntax elements are highlighted only by "underline" attribute, not by colors. Does anybody know:
a. how to activate colors in vim in Mac OS X?
b. how to run vim as gvim, i.e. in graphical mode?
[Editor's note: See the comments for a discussion on how to resolve this issue]
I installed an application that came as a .pkg file. By installing the application it altered something in the application folder where the new application was placed. It locked the folder. And now i'm unable to edit in it. I'm not even able to create new folders in it.
Now i'd like to get trash the installed application but it's locked as everything in that folder. I can open everything in the folder but that's about. For some reason the administrator only gets the "read only" privileges. The application was jCalendar by the way.
This probably goes in the category of "How come you didn't know that already?!" but I think it's worthy of a mention. I've started using OmniWeb (as of fc3) as my (nearly) full-time browser, so I'm just starting to learn its subtleties. One thing that bugged me in earlier builds was the layout of the navigation bar.
This morning, by complete accident, I noticed you can move the objects on the bar by dragging them with the "command" key held down -- cool! In addition, as pointed out in the comments, control-click in the nav bar in an empty location, and you'll see a sheet of further customization options. Very impressive!
I now have a layout that I find much more usable. As a general comment, I really like the latest OW, even though it does some not so good things on this page (the "Favorite OS X Apps" box gets muddled pretty badly), and I can't yet use it with my home banking service. It's very fast and stable, and the page rendering is beautiful! They'll be getting a check from me, as I like the idea of supporting Microsoft competition!