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Reset DNS Cache On Mac

OS X stores a local cache of resolved DNS queries for a time defined by the DNS server, but there are times when it may be necessary to reset the cache immediately and re-query a DNS server. For example, you

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Always Show The User Library Folder – OS X 10.7 – 10.8

This simple command lets the user Library always to be visible. In the terminal type the following command and hit enter: chflags nohidden ~/Library/

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Enable Adaptive Firewall In OS X Server

Apple released this Knowledge Base Article on how to enable the adaptive firewall. This firewall automatically creates temporary rules according to certain events. e. g. A number of failed login attempts will cause the adaptive firewall to create a temporary rule

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Prevent Save As Changing Original File Mountain Lion

“Save As” has returned in OS X Mountain Lion, but it still modifies the original file in addition to the newly saved file, which defeats the overall purpose of how Save As is used. Now in 10.8.2 there is now an option

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Update Mountain Lion Software Via Terminal

To run Software Updates and bypass the App Store you can open the terminal and type: sudo softwareupdate -l To install everything on the list type the command: sudo softwareupdate -i -a To install only one update at a time,

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