Apple OSX Tips and Tricks


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Clear DNS Cache:


Command to clear DNS Cashe on OSX

dscacheutil -flushcache


On OSX versions 10.5 and lower:

lookupd -flushcache


ISO - Convert ISO to DMG:


Command to convert an ISO file to a DMG file on OSX




hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o /path/to/target.dmg /path/to/imagefile.iso


ISO - Convert DMG to ISO:


Command to convert a DMG file to a ISO file on OSX




hdiutil convert /path/to/imagefile.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/to/target.iso
mv /path./to/target.iso.cdr target.iso


Unhide User Lib Directory:


By default in Finder you no longer see the user lib directory. Perform the following steps to show it in Finder.

chflags nohidden /Users/<Username>/Library


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