Quick Way to Verify a MacOS Application Integrity

If you ever have an app that seems to be having problems launching, you can quickly check the integrity with the spctl command: spctl –assess -vv /Applications/<Application>.app As an example, if I wanted to check the integrity of Handbrake (a kick-ass video encoder), the command would be: spctl –assess -vv /Applications/HandBrake.app The output you should … Read more

Fixing Quicklook Without Rebooting

Unfortunately, since the last OS update for the Mac (Monterey), QuickLook has become especially unstable, especially on my M1 Mac Mini. It doesn’t cause crashes or anything, it simply stops working; especially with video files. However there is a simple solution to the problem. From the Terminal, just run the command (you do not need … Read more

To Uninstall MacOS Packages

For some bizarre reason, the package management tools for MacOS do not have an option to uninstall in any easy way. However, if you drop into the Terminal, you can do all the steps by hand relatively easily. There is a command called pkgutil that will give you the information you need. To list all … Read more

Settings for SAMBA Shares to Play Nicely with MacOS

Add the following to the global section: min protocol = SMB2 ea support = yes vfs objects = fruit streams_xattr fruit:appl = yes fruit:metadata = stream fruit:model = MacSamba fruit:veto_appledouble = no fruit:posix_rename = yes fruit:zero_file_id = yes fruit:wipe_intentionally_left_blank_rfork = yes fruit:delete_empty_adfiles = yes fruit:locking = netatalk In the individual shares if you want to … Read more