MAC OS tips

Following are some basic tips for MAC OS;

How to Map a Network Drive / Server to Mac OS X?

From the Mac OS X Finder, hit Command+K to bring up the ‘Connect to Server’ window.
Enter your login/password and click “OK” to mount the network drive.
The drive will now appear on your desktop and in the Finder window sidebar.

How to Force Restart Your Mac?

Press and hold down the Command (⌘) and Control (Ctrl) keys along with the power button (or the ‌Touch ID‌ / Eject button, depending on the Mac model) until the screen goes blank and the machine restarts.

How to add a user to Sudoers in Mac OS X?

sudo visudo
Use the arrow keys to navigate down to the “#User privilege specification” section, it should look like this:

# User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL

Put the cursor on the next empty line below the %admin entry and then press the “A” key to insert text, then type the following on a new line, replacing ‘username’ with the users short name of the account you wish to grant privilege to (hit tab between username and ALL):
username ALL=(ALL) ALL

Now hit the “ESC” (escape) key to stop editing the file
Hit the : key (colon) and then type “wq” followed by the Return key to save changes and exit vi
ou should be good to go, you can cat the sudoers file to be certain the file was modified:

cat /etc/sudoers

Q. How to run as root?
sudo -s username

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Author: Shahzad Khan

Software developer / Architect