[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 83, Issue 18

gsm at mendelson.com gsm at mendelson.com
Wed Oct 21 12:27:06 CDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:44:04PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:

>IMHO, if you don't know how to use the command line, you shouldn't be
>trying to admin ....  well, pretty much any platform but Windows or Mac,
>really.  (Mac perhaps more so than Windows.  In Windows there has at
>least always *been* a legacy CLI, even if it's been a crappy one and you
>could only do a limited set of tasks with it.  On classic MacOS, if you
>couldn't do it through the GUI, you COULDN'T DO IT, period.  I'm unclear
>to what extent this has changed with OSX.)

There is a full UNIX CLI under the wraps and some of the options can not
be changed on workstations without using it. Most of them can be changed
with the defaults command, but a few need you to go into the plist files
and edit them.

I don't know anything about MacOS server.

Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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