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Nicholas http://organanddrums.net

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Generate DSA Keys

// generates SSH DSA keys in ~/.ssh/

ssh-keygen -d

rsync syntax

rsync -avz --eahfs --progress --delete /source-dir-without-trailing-slash /destination-dir-with-trailing-slash

// explanation of switches
// -a, archive mode, equivalent to -rlptgoD which does things like recurse through all the dirs, preserves times, etc.
// -v, verbose mode
// -z, compress - makes the copy go faster. doesn't actually compress into a zip file
// --eahfs - (could also use -E, I think)
// --progress - show copy status of each item
// --delete, delete files on destination that aren't on source (sync)

tar syntax

// tar:
tar -cvzf file.tar.gz inputfile1 inputfile2

// untar:
tar -xvzf file.tar.gz

Open Firefox in Safe Mode

// opens Firefox with extensions disabled. Also gives you the ability/option to reset Firefox to defaults.

// More info and code for other platforms can be found at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -safe-mode
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