Tag Archive for ‘Terminal’

Bring Back Your Mac’s Startup Chime With a Terminal Command ➝

I don’t plan on running this on my own machine because I almost never turn it off. But if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic and do shutdown your Mac from time to time, by all means, have at it.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Dark Dock and App Switcher with Light Menu Bar ➝

Great Terminal hack for Yosemite by Rob Griffiths. When I eventually upgrade my iMac and MacBook Air to Yosemite this will be one of the first changes I make.

(Via Shawn Blanc.)

How to Force Empty the Trash

One problem that comes up at least two times a day for me is the inability to empty my trash in OS X. I’m sure you’ve seen the dialog before telling you that an item in your trash cannot be deleted, you can either stop or continue emptying the trash.

This is terribly frustrating for people like me, who hate having items just sitting in the trash, if I know something is in there, I empty it. But, when you know for a fact that the file isn’t being accessed by any application, there is a solution.

Just copy and paste the following command into Terminal and your trash will be emptied — no dialog boxes — just instant removal of anything in your trash.

rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

Just make sure that there isn’t anything in the trash that you’d like to see again because once this command is entered, it is gone.