Tag Archives: Terminal

Why Is My Mac Hanging When Copying Files After Upgrading to macOS Catalina 10.15.4?

Are you working on a movie set, transferring hundreds of gigabytes from a camera card to a RAID array? Are you a photographer trying to copy a large project from one volume to another? If so, you may have already encountered hangs copying files after you upgraded to macOS 10.15.4. When you encounter the hang we are discussing, you can still move your mouse but are no longer able to copy files.

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Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime With This Terminal Command

Recent Macs have been missing something that has been part of the Macintosh experience since 1984 -- the startup chime. For example, the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is silent during startup, along with other new Mac models. Fortunately, a few Twitter users showed that a simple Terminal command can bring back the chime.

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How to Work With and Around Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper, part of the Mac's security system for ensuring files you download or install on your Mac are safe to use, has been around in one form or another for quite a while. Primarily intended to prevent various forms of malware from...

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Moving From Bash to Zsh: Terminal Changes in macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina has a number of new features and capabilities, but one change that’s often overlooked is the new shell used in Terminal to interact with the Mac via the command line. The quick take away is Apple is moving from the Bash (Bourne Again Shell) to a newer Zsh. In this Rocket Yard guide we’ll look at how this change to Terminal and the command line affects you.

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Working with macOS Snapshots

Snapshots are a feature of APFS (Apple File System) that has been part of the macOS since High Sierra. A snapshot captures the state of an APFS formatted drive, and preserves all the files on the drive, as they appeared when the snapshot was taken. If you ever need to, you can roll back the drive to its previous state. In this Rocket Yard guide, we're going to take a look at APFS snapshots, how they’re created, managed, and deleted, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of snapshots.

How to Create a Bootable macOS Catalina Installer

A bootable version of the macOS Catalina installer is one of the often-overlooked tools a Mac user should have on hand before upgrading to or performing a clean install of Catalina. The bootable installer you create in this guide will...

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