Cool retro terminal

Written by r2d2. Posted in Linux, OS X

Install the App for OS X

  1. Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
  2. Run in Terminal app:
    ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" < /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask 2> /dev/null
    and press enter/return key. Wait for the command to finish.
  3. Run:
    brew cask install cool-retro-term

Done! You can now use cool-retro-term.



Install the App for Linux

To install cool-retro-term in Ubuntu based Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint, elementary OS, Linux Lite etc, use the PPA below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cool-retro-term

If you get the error: Error sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

Install the add-apt-repository:

apt-get install software-properties-common

and repeat the installation.

Launch Sublime Text 3 from the command line from OS X

Written by r2d2. Posted in OS X, Tips

If the path /usr/local/bin does not exist, then create it.

sudo mkdir /usr/local/bin

Create the symbolic link:

sudo ln -s “/Applications/Sublime” /usr/local/bin/subl

close and reopen terminal and then your are set.


Open a Terminal window and run:

sublime ~/Documents


sublime Documents/

or even

# to open the entire current directory
sublime .

How to reset your Mac OS X 10.4 – 10.6 password without an installer disc

Written by leif. Posted in OS X, Tips

Reset 10.5 Leopard & 10.6 Snow Leopard password

  1. Power on or restart your Mac.
  2. At the chime (or grey screen if your chime is turned off), hold down Command+S on your keyboard to enter single-user mode.
  3. This step is optional, but it’s a good idea because it checks the consistency of the hard disk before moving on. At the prompt, type fsck -fy and press Enter/Return. Wait for the checks to complete before going to the next step.

Convert a DMG to ISO and Convert ISO to DMG on Mac

Written by leif. Posted in OS X, Tips

Have you ever needed to convert a DMG file to ISO, or an ISO file to DMG on your Mac? Converting image files on your Mac is easy thanks to a command line utility included in Mac OS X called hdiutil. Simply launch the Terminal and use the commands below, replacing the path and image file with your own.

Convert a DMG file to ISO

hdiutil convert /path/imagefile.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/convertedimage.iso

Convert an ISO file to DMG format

hdiutil convert /path/imagefile.iso -format UDRW -o /path/convertedimage.dmg