How To Batch Unzip A Series of Sequential Zip Files In Mac OSX

I recently got a bunch of zip files, some sequential (X1.zip, X2.zip, etc), and others not. The thing is, they number in the hundreds, and most contain RAR files within them, and simply extracting each one won’t do. I had to find an automated way to unzip all the zip files, and the utility that i usually use (BetterZip) didn’t seem to help. Finally after trying a few methods (including the unzip command in Terminal), I found this method that

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How To Remove/Uninstall KEXTs In Mac OSX

KEXTs are Kernel Extensions, and I realised that a program that I installed in the past (SteerMouse) had left its KEXT behind even though I uninstalled the program. You can see the list of KEXTs in your system at /System/Library/Extensions/, but do note that Mac OSX only loads whichever KEXT is needed. As you can’t just delete the KEXT from within Finder, I had to find out how to remove it. Turns out it’s just one command in Terminal: rm

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How To Disable Gmail’s Spam Filter or Spam Box With 2 Easy Steps

There are several things that I hate, and one of them is spam. The problem with spam is not actually reading the spam, but having to live with all the workarounds that have now surfaced to reduce the onslaught of spam. For example: anti-spam filters in your mail program. In the past, like 10 years ago, all email would go straight to your inbox. With the advent of spam, spam filters have also surfaced, and now spam, or spam-like messages

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How To Activate/Install GD Library In WAMP Under Windows

Some projects require activation of the GD library, and this is especially true when you have to do image manipulation with your PHP script. If you’re using WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL PHP) in Windows, then good news: WAMP comes with GD library, just that it’s not activated by default. To activate the GD library, go to your WAMP’s PHP.ini file, which can be found by clicking on the WAMP icon in your system tray. Go to “Config files”, and you’ll

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4 Months After Switching Over From Windows To A Mac

Surprisingly, the transition from a Windows to a Mac wasn’t as jarring as I had thought, and it turned out to be pretty uneventful. It’s been 4 months since I bought my Macbook Pro, and the overall experience’s fantastic, save for 2 cases. 1. Windows-only Applications I deal with Windows-only applications that do not have alternatives on the Mac, and the only way to run these is in a virtualised Windows environment on my Mac (I use VMWare for this).

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How To Edit Cell With A Keyboard Shortcut In Mac Excel

I was doing up several worksheets in Excel, and I was finding it incredibly disruptive to my workflow to edit a cell. I had to take my hands off my keyboard, reach out to my mouse, and double-click the cell before I could edit it. So I went searching, and turns out that there’s a keyboard shortcut for this! Just press Ctrl-U to edit the cell contents! Not sure why they chose the letter u though.

How To Find The Location Of An Executable Program In The Mac Terminal

The Mac platform is amazing, and what makes it even more powerful is that it’s running on Unix, so you have the incredible power of bash and the shell terminal at your disposal. For instance, what takes 5 clicks and 30 minutes of your time might just be solved by running one command in Terminal – and that’s underestimating it. Take for instance, this scenario: Sometimes you’ll need to find out the path of something in Terminal when you’re using

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