How to use “watch” on Mac OSX

In case you are looking for a “watch” command, similar to Linux, for your Mac OSX platform. You can create a shell script which can be used to emulate the similar requirement of what a watch command does on Linux. Create a shell script named “watch” on your path “~username/bin/”, with the following content: #!/bin/sh … Read more How to use “watch” on Mac OSX

How to clear DNS cache in Mac OSX

Every outgoing DNS request is cached for optimized performance. Its good for faster lookups of the same host but sometimes we will want to clear the cache if the host name no longer points to the earlier IPAddress. To clear the DNS cache in Mac OSX we need to use the “Terminal” application. Type “terminal” … Read more How to clear DNS cache in Mac OSX

How to ensure mac osx time machine is creating restorable backups

While using a Mac OSX, make sure you have a spare external hard drive which is used to take Time Machine backups. Well, if you landed on this page, you definitely know how to take Time Machine backups, however – the concern which strikes most of the people is whether you can make a restorable … Read more How to ensure mac osx time machine is creating restorable backups