Tag Archives: Mac OS X

another Unix family member. the sexy one. the neighbor’s 18 years old southern cousin.
It is almost like windows in every conceivable point of view, the only exception is that is work, oh yeah it works.

And IT IS sexy.
Very sexy.

Mac OS version and architecture from the command line

bash-3.2# uname -a
Darwin fv 12.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 12.3.0: Sun Jan 6 22:37:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2050.22.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
bash-3.2# sw_vers
ProductName: Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.8.3
BuildVersion: 12D78

how to split large files

you have a 16Gb usb flash drive, but formatted on FAT, so no really large files can be copied.
you can split the files using split.

mac os:
to split only one file:
split -b 1000m large_file.mkv
to split all files bigger than 4Gb

find . -name "*.ts" -size +4G -exec split -b 1000m {} {} \;
split -b 1000M large_file.mkv
The output will be files xaa, xab, xac, …

the OSes

why pay for something that is too complicated and will finally not work?
why buying French cars?
why buying Chinese tools? (In previous both cases I’m talking ’bout the cheap ones)
why hiring Chilean workers?
None of this will work, and it is usually a little bit more expensive that it was calculated.

Then, that’s when you decide to go for the big American expensive, energy eager, top hardware, obsolete technology muscle car that will run flawlessly for 30 years unless you forgot fueling it (every Wednesday).
Why buying an American OS that is crap? And expensive! and that will run flawless until you turn on your computer.
For almost the same money you can by a true OS that is as sexy as an OS can be, and it works, and it’s American too.
If all of this is too expensive, instead installing pirate Windows copies, tell you geek friends to install Linux (there is an aberration called Ubuntu (Ooh-boohn- tooh) that works out of the box, you can even choose you desktop environment painlessly.
so, why?
because everybody else does?