[Editor's note: Please see the comments for the proposed solution]
I'm using OS X Public Beta as my primary web development environment - that is I develop the html/code using my OS X box. Now, my web servers and my desktops are behind a firewall and DNS hosting has been outsourced to AT&T, so resolving my webservers' URLs "within" my network isn't possible without modifications being made to a desktop's hosts file. Under Windows and Mac OS 9 its easy -- just make the changes to the file. But the hosts file I found in "/etc" under OS X says it "isn't used" and modifications don't take hold.
Does anyone have a suggestion or know the right way to go about doing this?
[Editor's note: See the comments for some recommendations!]
Are there any good tutorials on this? I''m looking into this right now... and am having difficulties finding info on RTSP and Poster Movies / Embedding the Quicktime in web pages... I heard a term today... packetizing?
Any good sources of info on this stuff? Does anyone think Apple will bundle this with OSX 1.0?
[Editor's note: Lots of good info in the comments!]
I'm a new user to OSX, and for that matter Macs too. People keep talking bout how they need help understanding the unix command line, and I understand that (it wasn't that long ago I was in the same boat), But I'm the opposite... A Unix user looking for power tips on macs. I've only had small amounts of experience with macs and am wondering about the advanced features like configurations, cool quick keys, etc.
Could you also point me to resources on the developer side of Macs as well that would be much appreciated. (ie. what the heck is zapping the P RAM anyways- Aussies insert joke here-, or a developer button?!?)
While goofing around in the finder today, I found a cool new way to colorize the terminal window. Sure, you can do it through the preferences dialog, but what fun is that?
Instead, pick Show Colors from the Fonts menu. Pick the color you want for a background. Now drag the color swatch to an open (non-text area) of the terminal window. To change the text color, follow the same process, but drop the swatch on some text in the terminal window.
If you try to launch the terminal app, and it opens a window but then says "Process Completed" and won't let you do anything, it's probably a problem with your tcsh (shell) file.
You can use the default shell by picking "Run Command" under the "Shell" menu, and typing
Once that starts, "cd /bin," and "ls tcsh." If the file length is zero, you have a problem.
If you want tcsh back, the only option appears to be reinstalling OS X. For some people (like me), this was trivial, and it simply repaired itself. Others lost all their settings and had to start from scratch.