Update macOS from Terminal

After another snow day in NYC a customer contacted me about not being able to push macOS updates using his MDM provider. Why is the MDM provider not working? Their support was not that helpful and they blamed Apple for the updates not working. Then I said to myself “update macos from terminal?” Yes, I …

Find macOS version using the Terminal

I like to use the Terminal for most of my work and to find macOS version is quite simple. I help most of my clients remotely and using the Terminal is usually fast and simple in my opinion. As usual, I need to brew a great cup of coffee at home before taking on any …

Postman Cannot Reach localhost macOS Sonoma

This was very frustrating I have to say! After coming to Punta del Diablo in Uruguay to have some time away from big cities like NYC. At the same time I wanted to do some self skills improvement while away. I started learning more about APIs, but I kept getting issues with postman not seeing …

Python3.9: bad interpreter: No such file or directory macOS Sonoma

Last week I decided to finally upgrade my macOS BigSur to Sonoma. As usual I get issues after the upgrade. For example, security settings, apps permissions, custom backup script I put together to backup my files to a NAS drive stop working. This time I got error “Python3.9: bad interpreter: No such file or directory“. …

Add your Script to your Local Path macOS

The other day I created a script using Imagemagick for efficiently get my image ready for the web. After making a fantastic espresso coffee at home I decided to add my script to my local path. This helps because it will make your script ‘global’. This means you can invoke it from any location while …

Clean Install macOS Without a USB

Performing a clean install macOS without a USB is fairly easy compared to other operating systems. I know traditionally most IT admins (IT Handy men) think about using a USB to quickly wipe and re-install a OS. But, some times there is NO USB available or the laptop does NOT have a USB port anymore …

Manage WiFi using macOS Terminal

A customer called asking if I could disable WiFi for some of his new iMacs at the office. He wanted his users to connect via Ethernet cable. After digging around I found a way to manage WiFi using macos Terminal. There are a few simple steps you can take. First, a great cup of coffee! …

Clear Other Storage in macOS

A macOS customer contacted me the other day asking how to clear other storage in macos. Some of the customer’s laptops were taking significant disk space in this ‘other’ mysterious storage. While riding the New York City Subway I started researching how to clear other storage in macos. There are some cleaning tools out there, …

How to Install pkg Using Terminal macOS

A client wanted to install some new Multi-factor Authentication software on the background while users where working. After brewing a great cup of Catuai coffee at home I found how to install a .pkg using the Terminal macOS. This is a simple command. Open your Terminal and ssh to the desired macOS you need to …