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Spotlight Indexing

Shell commands to control Spotlight indexing on volumes.

  • To only turn off indexing on a volume:

Login Hooks

How to execute scripts when a user logs into, or out of, an OS X workstation.

Apple tech note
Bombich.com article
Scripting Login Tasks in OS X

Create a hook:

sudo defaults write com.apple.loginwindow LoginHook /path/to/script

See what the login hook is set to:

sudo defaults read com.apple.loginwindow LoginHook

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Snow Leopard Deployment Issues

Collection of assorted issues that came up deploying some OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard" iMacs.

  • Adobe Acrobat Crashes on OS X With Network Account - an alternative way of achieving this solution, since we have OS X Server, was to use MCX to automatically redirect the folders for network users:
    Action - deleteAndCreateSymblink
    Destination Folder Path - /Users/Shared/9.0_x86/
    Folder Path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/9.0_x86

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ImageMagick for OS X

Installing ImageMagick on OS X 10.3 (Panther) and OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Recommended Libraries

  • libtiff

    wget http://dl.maptools.org/dl/libtiff/tiff-3.8.2.tar.gz
    tar zxf tiff-3.8.2.tar.gz
    cd tiff-3.8.2
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
  • libjpeg
    wget http://www.ijg.org/files/jpegsrc.v7.tar.gz
    tar zxf jpegsrc.v7.tar.gz
    cd jpeg-7
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install

ImageMagick installation
To get the latest version of ImageMagick:

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