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Windows Icon Issue

October 4th, 2016

Had an issue with Icons showing up on my desktop correctly.

Here is some quick steps to restore icons correctly.

Bash Delete Method

August 9th, 2016

I recently permanently delete some files because of habit using, rm -fr ./file.txt, ops.  So I looked into creating a bash function to delete files and just move them into a system temporary folder for auto delayed deletion.

There are multiply system temporary location on a mac,

/tmp – Used for short temp files.  This directory is available on system startup.  Some system are setup to use this directory in memory storage only.

/var/temp – Used for bigger files.  Because this is in the VAR directory it needs to be mounted and thus not available until then(after startup).

$TMPDIR – Is a temp directory variable, this is the recommended location to store temp files on OSX.

These directories are cleaned up differently on different systems.

Below is the line I added to my ~/.bash_profile
del() { mv $1 $TMPDIR; };

This will add a function called del that will move a file into the $TMPDIR.  This will allow the file to be queried for deletion, but also allows for a short recovery time.

View my sample .bash_profile: