Get Mountain Lion Hacker-Friendly With This Huge List Of Command Line Tricks

Mountain Lion brings lots of small changes to the way Apple's operating system works. It also locks down a lot of default behaviours that many people were used to in Mac OS X Lion. Thankfully, a group over at Github has compiled a huge list of the command line tricks that still work in Mountain Lion.

We talked about some of our big Mountain Lion annoyances last week, and it's clear that people are still looking for ways to customise Mountain Lion to their liking. This list of command line tricks will get you on your way. Open up Terminal (Applications > Utilities) and type any of the commands on the list. For instance, Mac owners might be annoyed by the "Do you want to open this application?" dialog. It's easy to disable. In Terminal, type:

defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool false

Most of these are the same commands as previous versions of OS X, but the list is getting updates with new tricks in Mountain Lion as well as having old tricks removed. With all the new features in Mountain Lion, it's only a matter of time before people start discovering some of the cool tricks you can use to customise it. Head over to Github for the full list.

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