By default, most search tools look at file names, not file contents. However, the most famous GNU search program grep will look inside files with the correct flags. Here we will show you how you can find specific word(s) in a file on Linux. Using grep to Find a Word In a File By default, […]
For system administrators, ps on macOS is a frequently-used tool. The command stands for “process status,” and that’s largely what it does. It reports currently-running processes with a variety of filters and views. Run the command with no flags, and it will show only the processes associated with the currently-running terminal. Start adding additional flags, […]
fd is a simpler alternative to the find command. It uses a truncated syntax and an abbreviated command structure to keep your typed commands short and to the point. However, that lack of verbosity that makes fd easy to type makes it more difficult to understand. fd also runs pattern matching more rapidly than the […]
We put up with Google because the apps are awesome. But there are downsides to living in the panopticon. If you’d prefer not to have a corporation and all its buddies breathing down your neck, consider these privacy-focused Google alternatives, chosen especially for Mac users. Notes on Our Google Alternatives While free services were preferred […]
Apple, sadly, did not do a great job of making the various Apple TV’s visually distinct from one another: at least, not in an immediately obvious way. As a result, it can be hard to tell the difference between all of Apple’s similar-looking Apple TV offerings, especially in second-hand marketplaces like eBay. Use this guide […]
Video compression is something of a black box for many people. If you ask most folks, they’ll probably tell you that videos are compressed using math on the ones and zeroes of the video file. And while that glib answer is basically correct, it’s much more interesting than that. Let’s check out how video compression […]
If you’re like most casual iOS users, Control Center is probably more of an annoyance than a useful tool. But it doesn’t need to be that way!
When Mac apps misbehave, sometimes you need to force quit apps to shut down. This can happen when the app enters an infinite loop, crashes, hangs or otherwise ceases responding to user input. While it’s never an ideal way to close an application, it doesn’t generally hurt the app. You won’t have a chance to […]
Comparing private paid email services like Proton Mail and free services like Gmail, for those concerned about privacy and disturbed by Google’s giant database of deeply personal information, are private email services worth the money? What Google Does With Gmail While Google doesn’t technically “read” your emails, they do spy on your content in a […]
Email scheduling is a useful tool for preparing time-sensitive emails in advance, or if you know you’ll want to send a message at a specific time. By scheduling emails, you can be sure the greatest number of recipients will open the email by only sending at peak times.