Category Archives: Mac

Installing Brew on Mac

Brew is a powerful package manager for Mac. If you are familiar with apt on Ubuntu or Yum on Centos, brew is the same kind tools for Mac.

Open Terminal then run following command

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

brew doctor
brew update
brew upgrade

How to archive email on Outlook for Mac

Since there’s no archive menu on Outlook for Mac, in order to archive our email to our local computer we can do this trick.
Open Preferences->General
Then un-check the tick box “Hide On My Computer folders”.

You will see “On My Computer” under Inbox folder. To archive your email, simply select your emails then right click and choose move to “On My Computer”.

Enable PHP display_error on MAMP 2.0.5

By default display_error on MAMP 2.0.5 is off, in my opinion it would be useful for me to turn it on for development phase of my application. This is how to enable display_error

  1. Find MAMP directory under Application Directory
  2. Go to MAMP\bin\php\
  3. Open PHP folder that you are using
  4. Then open \bin\conf\php.ini under your PHP folder
  5. Find error_reporting line, and make sure as “error_reporting = E_ALL
  6. Find display_errors = Off, and change it to display_errors = On
  7. Save then restart your MAMP
  8. Done

Mac OS X Terminal Color

I was using linux ubuntu for my work now I’m using Mac OS X 10.7.3, I was surprised when I did ls command, the ls result returned had the same color for files and folders. Fortunately there is a trick to set ls command with colors.

Create or edit this file

~/.bash_profile

Then insert this inside it

export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad

Save it, now open your new terminal instance.