Posts from January 2010.

Setting File Owner in Terminal


Sometimes OS X won’t let you change the owner of file using Finder. Annoying. Here are the simple steps to do it in Terminal.

First if you are just looking for the command it’s:

sudo chown -R _new_owner /root/to/file.txt

Where _new_owner is the name of the new owner you want to assign to the file

Now the steps:

1. Open Terminal, which you will find in Applications -> Utilities
2. Type in sudo chown -R _new_owner
3. Type the file path OR drag the file from finder onto the line after _new_owner to make the path appear.
4. Hit return
5. You may have to type your OSX login password

Mime Type List and File Extensions

A lovely long list of mime types along with their extensions.

If you find any errors or know any extensions and mime type pairs missing be sure to let me know.

It’s in php array format for your convenience.

$mimetypes = array(
‘3dm’ => ‘x-world/x-3dmf’,
‘3dmf’ => ‘x-world/x-3dmf’,
‘a’ => ‘application/octet-stream’,
‘aab’ => ‘application/x-authorware-bin’,
‘aam’ => ‘application/x-authorware-map’,
‘aas’ => ‘application/x-authorware-seg’,
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Getting Apache 2 to play nice with Virtual Hosts


If you’re a web developer and you can only get the first Virtual Host to work in your new Apache 2 local setup, it’s very simple to resolve.

Thanks to Alex King for the solution to fix Apache 2 only serving the first virtual host.

Basically the NameVirtualHost must match the value you use in your virtual host declaration, be it *, or example.local

NameVirtualHost *
<VirtualHost *>

You get the gist.