How to Find Windows Product Key via Command in Windows or Linux

How to Find Windows Product Key via Command in Windows or Linux

Have you ever needed to find a Windows product key? Maybe you’re troubleshooting a Windows PC, planning on re-installing Windows 10 in a virtual machine, installing on a PC, or installing into Boot Camp on a Mac, or maybe you have a PC computer running Windows that needs the Windows product key for some reason…

How to Get Octal File Permissions from Command Line in Mac OS

How to Get Octal File Permissions from Command Line in Mac OS

Command line users are likely familiar with using chmod to set file permissions in numerical or octal format, for example running a command like ‘chmod 755 filename’, but have you ever wondered how you can get file permissions in octal format? If you want to see or view the octal numerical value of permissions of…

Where’s the Temp Folder on Mac OS? How to Find & Open the Mac Temporary Directory

Where’s the Temp Folder on Mac OS? How to Find & Open the Mac Temporary Directory

The Mac operating system has several system level temporary folders which contain temp files used by MacOS itself along with various Mac apps. This temp folders are not intended to be user facing, but in some rare situations an advanced Mac user may find themselves requiring to locate the temp folder and maybe even to…

How to Uninstall Homebrew from Mac OS

How to Uninstall Homebrew from Mac OS

If you have previously installed Homebrew to a Mac and have now decided that you no longer need or want the command line package manager, you can uninstall Homebrew from MacOS and completely remove Homebrew and all installed packages and formula from the Mac. This tutorial will walk through how to completely uninstall Homebrew from…

How to Install FTP on MacOS Mojave & High Sierra

How to Install FTP on MacOS Mojave & High Sierra

Mac command line users may have noticed that FTP is missing from the latest versions of MacOS system software, but despite ftp not being included in newer versions of system software by default, you can still install ftp on Mac OS if you need to use an ftp client or run an ftpd server for…

How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

Every once in a while you may encounter .bin and .cue files, or a cue/bin cue sheet, of a disk image, often when downloading old Mac software (or even DOS, Windows, Linux) for a retro machine, for an audio or video disc, or just as a disk image of something. Mac users therefore may need…

How to Check if System Integrity Protection (SIP) is Enabled on Mac

How to Check if System Integrity Protection (SIP) is Enabled on Mac

System Integrity Protection (SIP) locks down certain Mac OS system folders to prevent modification, execution, and deletion of critical system-level files on the Mac, even with a root user account. While the SIP security feature is enabled by default on all modern Mac OS releases, you may find yourself in various situations where you need…

How to Start a Simple Web Server in Python 3 on Mac

How to Start a Simple Web Server in Python 3 on Mac

If you’re a Python user you may already be familiar with the handy trick that allows you to instantly create a simple web server using an easy command string entered in the command line of Mac OS. But if you’re a Mac Python user who has installed or updated to Python 3, then you will…

How to Uninstall Packages with Homebrew

How to Uninstall Packages with Homebrew

If you have installed Homebrew on a Mac to use as a package manager for various unix and command line utilities, you’ve probably also installed a handful of packages deemed useful to you. But what if you no longer need one, and you want to remove a particular Homebrew package? It turns out that uninstalling…