‘Mac OS X’ Archive

Configure common command-line tools on Mac OS X January 29, 2009 1 Comment

Even if you properly configured the Terminal application on your Mac, you may think that using it is difficult, and not intuitive at all. Indeed, with the default configuration for the common command-line tools, you won’t get syntax highlighting within vim, nor will you have a shell which facilitates your work, and so on. But […]

Configure Terminal on Mac OS X January 28, 2009 No Comments

Every time someone asks me for help about something geek on a Mac, I often prefer to use the Terminal, because I never got used to editing a configuration file under /etc with a graphical text editor. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not a Terminal addict, and I often prefer using graphical tools that are […]

Installing Tomcat on Mac OS X May 13, 2008 9 Comments

Having to use Tomcat for an important project I am working on, I installed it on my Mac. However, in the beginning, I didn’t make much effort: I just uncompressed the official archive in my /usr/local, and I was able to start and stop Tomcat manually, that’s all… But today I decided to learn a […]

mmv on Mac OS X May 12, 2008 8 Comments

Since I switched from Debian and Ubuntu to Mac OS X, I got used to most of the differences between those operating systems. Yet one very important thing for me was still lacking: A command-line utility called mmv…

Japanese in LaTeX documents in Unicode with MacTeX May 10, 2008 13 Comments

Since I discovered LaTeX, I have become a real fan of this typesetting system. Yet, something bothered me very much: I could not use easily Japanese with LaTeX using a normal encoding, that is to say using UTF-8. Using CJK is not too difficult, but getting CJKutf8 to work is much harder. I just couldn’t […]