I’m experimenting with storing Sequel Pro’s favorites and preferences in Dropbox on Mavericks. I say experimenting, because Mavericks (unlike earlier OS X incarnations) actually caches all app preferences at login. So it’s unclear how often the OS re-reads preference files, and what impact having them stored in Dropbox (where they can be changed on another computer) will have on this system. Continue reading
Mac OS X 10.9 ‘Mavericks’ has some DNS changes under the hood. Unlike previous versions, to effectively clear the cache you need to execute these two commands in Terminal:
dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
I use Cornerstone as my app of choice to manage those repositories. Combined with Unfuddle, it’s a wonderful combination for remote programming teams. I recently had the need to rebuild my Mac OS X desktop computer at work. I have a fair number of SVN repositories and working copies on my machine.
Anyway, I backed up all my Mac (including working directories), then formatted my hard drive. After reinstalling everything, I copied the working directories back to their original location, then copied these file, using terminal, from the backup to the new installation: