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nrollr / SafariToReminders.applescript
Created Jan 16, 2016
Save open Safari tabs to
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set currentTab to 0
set the dateStamp to ((the current date) as string)
set listName to "Open Safari Tabs, dated: " & the dateStamp
tell application "Safari"
set safariWindow to the front window
set successCount to 0
set tabCount to (count of (tabs of safariWindow))
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Last active Nov 10, 2018
Retrieve file location of all items in the iTunes Library
# Extract file location of each item from iTunes Music Library.xml (renamed to iTunes.xml)
sed -n 's/.*<key>Location<\/key><string>\([^<]*\)<\/string>.*/\1/p' iTunes.xml > FileLocation.txt
nrollr / BackupThunderbird.applescript
Last active Dec 24, 2015
Applescript to backup Thunderbird directory as .zip File
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-- Copy Thunderbird directory to /Users/{username}/Temp/
set mailFolder to ((path to home folder) as text) & "Library:Thunderbird" as alias
set tempFolder to ((path to home folder) as text) & "Temp" as alias
tell application "Finder"
duplicate folder mailFolder to folder tempFolder with replacing
end tell
-- Compress the Thunderbird copy
set destinationFolder to ((path to home folder) as text) & "Temp" as alias
set sourceFolder to ((path to home folder) as text) & "Temp:Thunderbird" as alias
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Last active Oct 2, 2019
Generate SSH keys
ls -al ~/.ssh # Lists existing files in your .ssh directory
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "" # Creates new ssh key, using the provided email as label
eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" # Ensure ssh-agent is enabled
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa # Add ssh key to the ssh-agent
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Last active Feb 18, 2021
Enable SSL in Apache for 'localhost' (OSX, El Capitan)

Enable SSL in Apache (OSX)

The following will guide you through the process of enabling SSL on a Apache webserver

  • The instructions have been verified with OSX El Capitan (10.11.2) running Apache 2.4.16
  • The instructions assume you already have a basic Apache configuration enabled on OSX, if this is not the case feel free to consult Gist: "Enable Apache HTTP server (OSX)"

Apache SSL Configuration

Create a directory within /etc/apache2/ using sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl
Next, generate two host keys:

nrollr / ElCapitan.applescript
Last active Jul 25, 2016
Performance improvements for El Capitan
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-- Disable Time Machine Local Backups
sudo tmutil disablelocal
-- Disable Automatic Spell Checker
defaults write -g NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false
-- Disable animations when opening and closing windows.
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false
-- Disable animations when opening a Quick Look window.
defaults write -g QLPanelAnimationDuration -float 0
-- Accelerated playback when adjusting the window size (Cocoa applications).
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001
nrollr / HTTPCheckStatus.applescript
Created Nov 29, 2015
Script to validate list or URL's based on the HTTP status code
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-- Replace 'username' in the path with your own (lines 2 & 3)
set inputFile to "/Users/username/Documents/ListURL.txt"
set outputFile to "/Users/username/Documents/StatusURL.txt"
set txtList to paragraphs of (read inputFile)
set {TID, my text item delimiters} to {my text item delimiters, ";"}
repeat with txtLines in txtList
set {theURL} to text items of txtLines
set theScript to "curl -o /dev/null -s -I -w '%{http_code}' " & theURL
nrollr / BulkRename.applescript
Last active Dec 5, 2020
Bulk rename files with csv file
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-- Store the .csv file in the same directory as the files you wish to rename
-- Replace 'username' in the path with your own (lines 3 & 10)
set csvFile to "/Users/username/Documents/index.csv"
set csvList to paragraphs of (read csvFile)
set {theID, my text item delimiters} to {my text item delimiters, ","}
repeat with csvLines in csvList
set {oldName, newName} to text items of csvLines
tell application "System Events"
set name of file oldName of folder "/Users/username/Documents/" to newName
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Last active Oct 28, 2020
Install MySQL on El Capitan using Homebrew

Install MySQL on OS X El Capitan

Normally the installation of MySQL can be achieved with a single command, which executes a script provided by MacMiniVault : bash <(curl -Ls

However, at the time of writing the script is not compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Install MySQL using Homebrew

An alternative to the aforementioned installation script is installing MySQL using Homebrew. This gist assumes you already have Homebrew installed, if not first read the article "Homebrew and El Capitan"

Make sure Homebrew has the latest formulae, so run brew update first

nrollr /
Created Oct 10, 2015
List of Homebrew commands
brew update # Ensure you’re running the latest version of Homebrew, including latest list of formulae
brew list # Show everything installed with Homebrew
brew outdated # Show Homebrew installed packages which could be updated
brew upgrade # Update all packages installed by Homebrew
brew upgrade [package] # Update an specific package installed by Homebrew
brew pin [package] # Protect a package, prevents installing upgrades