Open any file with any application

Just drag the file onto the app’s icon while holding Command + Option. The application will attemp to open the file, and sometimes succeed.


Dock spacing

Add a blank space in your dock. Create multiple spaces and move them around to create the illusion of categories in your dock.

defaults write persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}'

Then run killall Dock to restart the Dock.

File Management

Copy the present working directory into Mac OS X clipboard


View a debug file in the terminal

tail -f file.txt


cd ~/Library/Logs/  
ln -s /tmp/drupal_debug.txt

Get the size of current directory

du -ch | grep total


Clear the DNS cache in Yosemite:

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder;

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