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    The HEXUS Apple Guide

    Introduction



    Intermediate to Advanced




    Advanced: The Dark Arts

    fink

    Apache

    MySQL

    Start: sudo /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql &
    Stop: sudo /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p shutdown

    A Quick and Easy Back Up Script

    The actual script, backup-script:

    Code:
    #! /bin/bash
    tar -cvzf /Users/michaeldesilva/My\ Files/OS\ X\ Files/Backup\ of\ Safari\ -\ Copy\ to\ ~\:Library/Safari.tar.gz /Users/michaeldesilva/Library/Safari/
    tar -cvzf /Users/michaeldesilva/My\ Files/OS\ X\ Files/Backup\ of\ Address\ Book/AddressBook.tar.gz /Users/michaeldesilva/Library/Application\ Support/AddressBook/
    tar -cvzf /Users/michaeldesilva/My\ Files/OS\ X\ Files/Backup\ of\ iCal\ Calendars/Calendars.tar.gz /Users/michaeldesilva/Library/Calendars/
    $ chown 755 backup-script

    Start a new file with nano using the '-w' flag to prevent line wrapping. If you do not have nano, perform a 'fink install nano' first

    $ nano -w crontab.cron

    Now copy the following into the crontab.cron file. You will need to update the location of the script accordingly.

    Code:
    # crontab.cron
    
    #       minute (0-59),
    #       |       hour (0-23),
    #       |       |       day of the month (1-31),
    #       |       |       |       month of the year (1-12),
    #       |       |       |       |       day of the week (0-6 with 0=Sunday).
    #       |       |       |       |       |       commands
    # ------{ daily cron jobs }------------ #
            0       18      *       *       *       /Users/michaeldesilva/Scripts/backup-script
    Now add settings into crontab by performing the following

    $ crontab crontab.cron

    To check that the changes have taken place perform

    $ crontab -l


    Securing Your Mac

    Setting up Open Firmware Password Protection --Update for Tiger

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106482





    Adding Users & Groups

    Updating the SMB Workgroup

    For a freshly installed issue of OS X, this machine will sit on the samba network @ 'workgroup'. What if you have a whole other network on a different name? Simple fix. Open up the Directory Access utility.



    Click on the padlock icon and authorize with an admin account. Then click on SMB and configure and define what you want for the workgroup name and hit 'OK'. All done!









    Troubleshooting

    Reseting the PMU (Older Power Macs)

    How to reset the SMU on a Power Mac G5 (Late 2004)

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300341

    If you have any content that you would like to contribute here please email it to mike@bsodmike.com please
    Last edited by bsodmike; 06-09-2005 at 05:41 AM.

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