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Jun 232012

Show hidden files in Mac OSX


To show all the files in Finder, you can open the terminal and type:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

Then restart Finder

killall Finder

Jan 262012

Install bash completion for Mac OSX


Bash completion (bash-complete) is a tool that allow you to auto complete commands and their arguments easily using the "tab" keys.

Firstly, make sure you have installed Homebrew, then

# brew install git bash-completion

And add the following lines in your ~/.bash_profile

if [ -f `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion

Restart your terminal and now you can see the effect of bash complete by tabbing..