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MacOSX command line tricks

Here's a list of MacOSX commands I had to search for all over the internet because I needed to use them lately and I'm sure I'm going to forget since I'm not a big OSX user. So here they are for when I'll need them again ... 🙂

In linux when you want to know which ports are opened and what applications listen on those ports you use netstat -lnp
In MacOSX you get the listening ports with this:


Want to see what system call am application is making use strace, for MacOSX thats:


Here's how to install an application that comes packaged in a .dmg:


uninstall a package

  1. span style="color: #ff0000;">'\n' '\0'

pidof required by some mysql scripts

  1. span style="color: #ff0000;">"{if (\$5==\"$1\") print \$1}";

remount with noatime


More to come ...