Here’s an interesting question I received from a reader:
“In Mac OS X, have you ever done “Get Info” on a shell script, made it
open with Terminal, and had it forcibly execute every time you open the
Terminal app and then exit? Any idea how to fix this? I’ve changed the
path to the script and now it complains that the script is not there but
still forceably exits after failing to execute the original script.”
A reader writes:
I have a Mac running OS 10.3.5, and I am trying to use TextEdit to write HTML code in your example. However, it will not let me save the file with an .html extension, as you specify needs to happen for the browsers to properly read it. And I tried it anyway using both .rtf and .txt extensions (the only options it will allow), and Explorer says “it doesn’t know how to handle the type of file you’ve selected.” Of course, I didn’t expect it to work, because your book said it wouldn’t. What can I do? And will I continue encountering problems as I go through your book since I’m working on a Mac, and the book is written from the perspective of PC users? Thanks
A letter came in this morning:
Help! I read about some sort of major security hole where people can exploit the Safari help system and drop junk onto my computer? What’s that all about? How can I avoid it being a danger on my computer?
If you’re already delving into the exciting new world of Panther, the 10.3 release of Mac OS X, then you’ll want to know that Apple’s released a security update for the Terminal.app program itself, as detailed:
Security Update 2003-11-04 addresses a potential vulnerability with the Terminal application in Mac OS X v10.3 and Mac OS X Server v10.3 that could allow unauthorized access to a system.
A reader writes:
“I figured that this would be right up your alley. If I want to move any document that contains “agreen” to another folder, what commands would I use on the command line?”
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