January 28, 2015

Remove 3rd Party Apps in OSX

Removing apps installed on OSX via App Store is very easy. You just have to go to LaunchPad tap and hold on the icon of the app you want to uninstall until a small cross appears on the top right corner. Click on this cross and you can uninstall the app.

However, for 3rd party apps where you either downloaded a .dmg and installed or however, it is not that straightforward. So in order to do that you can do the following. 

Example : 

Maheekas-MacBook-Pro:~ maheeka$ mdfind -name mackeeper
/Users/maheeka/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper Helper

This lists down all folders and files in the system with name as "mackeeper". Delete each of these folders and files. 

Local FTP Server on OSX

To start a local FTP server : 
$ sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist

To stop local FTP server : 
$ sudo -s launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist

To connect to FTP server : 
Maheekas-MacBook-Pro:~ maheeka$ ftp localhost
Trying ::1...
Connected to localhost.
220 ::1 FTP server (tnftpd 20100324+GSSAPI) ready.
Name (localhost:maheeka): maheeka
331 User maheeka accepted, provide password.
230 User maheeka logged in.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.


Once connected, most of normal file system related commands will work similarly.

ftp> pwd
Remote directory: /Users/maheeka
ftp> mkdir test
257 "test" directory created.
ftp> cd test
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> mkdir newfolder
257 "newfolder" directory created.
ftp> ls
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||50051|)
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'.
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  2 maheeka  staff  68 Feb  1 10:02 newfolder
226 Transfer complete.
ftp> pwd

Remote directory: /Users/maheeka/test

For a complete reference of ftp commands refer : http://krypted.com/commands/ftp-commands/

To access FTP Server from browser :

Type ftp://username:password@localhost/ on address bar.

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