Automation Under iOS

Automation has come along way on Apple’s platforms. Originally confined to the Mac with tools such as Automator, AppleScript and more recently JXA (JavaScript for Automation), iOS is now home to an ever-blooming community of automating apps. The scene is also now mature enough that you don’t need a technical background to start leveraging the... Continue Reading →

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Crontabs Demystified

Crontabs are a great way of scheduling tasks. The crontab command itself is pretty straight forward. In its basic usage, you can do: crontab -l - List existing crontabs crontab -e - Edit crontabs crontab -r - Remove all crontabs crontab -i - Same as -r, but with a warning prompt Notice how e and... Continue Reading →

All PATHs lead to…

I’d asked the question recently as to what happens if you add lots of items to your PATH variable in Bash, Z shell or your other favourite shell of choice. I didn’t find any straight answers, so I thought I’d experiment. The reasoning behind the question comes from the way I have my shell configured.... Continue Reading →

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