Tips November 27, 2012 at 6:44 am

Bash Tips

Once you start using Terminal on a regular basis, you learn many tricks to make life easier and more efficient.  Some of these tricks include setting an alias for commands as well as having bash use color when cruising around the CLI.  The 318 Tech Journal has some helpful tips and tricks for make things better for you when using bash. Adding some of the suggested Exports and Aliases to your ~/.bash_profile will make your life on the command line much more enjoyable.  Check out the article here.

Nate Walck

Nate is a Systems Reliability Engineer at Dropbox, Inc in San Francisco, CA. He runs along with Sam Keeley and is one of the founding members of the ##osx-server IRC channel on He loves being involved in the Mac Admin community and using Open Source projects whenever possible, especially Munki, The Luggage and Puppet.

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  • Hello, I have a question regarding the previous post which doesn’t have a comment option available that’s I am writing here.

    We are trying to make the process of deploying certificates for 802.1x authentication as fast and easy (for users) as possible. The fastest would be requesting them (on ML) by using the Active Directory Certificate profile payload though Profile Manger. In theory everything is set up, but there is a slight problem that destroys is the whole concept. Certificates acquired thought profile manager for an AD user seem to be ok, they have the SAN (alternative subject name) attribute in them what is essential to work with our network setup. For some reason certificates that are acquired for the computer itself (machine certificate) don’t have this attribute. Is there a way to tune the CSR for the machine so the certificate has the SAN attribute? Did Apple decide that machine certificates doesn’t need an SAN attribute or is there a way to fix this?

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