Category Archives: Mac OS X

Things pertaining to Mac OS X

XSLX file will not open on a webdav share from OSX

Affects Apache with Webdav. ¬† Symptoms include: When you double click an .xlsx file on the share, excel says it is in incorrect format. When you drag the file to your desktop it still won’t open. ¬†Excel says the file … Continue reading

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Connect mac osx to Cisco Switch using USB to Serial adapter

This worked for me using a prolific adapter Follow this: http://plugable.com/2011/07/12/installing-a-usb-serial-adapter-on-mac-os-x then screen -S cua -s serial /dev/tty.usbserial 115200,-cstop,-cs8,-parenbreset

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How to install mysql driver on Mac OSX

ruby -e “$(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)” brew install mysql

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Convert pfx certificate to pem

I can never remember those darned openssl parameters. So, I posted this for my own reference. openssl pkcs12 -in cert.pfx -out cert.pem -nodes Inside there you will find the certificate(s) and private key — all the included certs and key. … Continue reading

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How to read a certificate request (csr) with openssl

It’s “easy” — if you can remember arcane switches and parameters. I can’t, so I saved it here. openssl req -in mycsr.csr -noout -text

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