ninja move mac files with the keyboard

Saturday 25 May 2013

I have been waiting to try this one out for awhile.

In the Mac finder, you can use “command-option-V” to paste clipboard-copied files to a new location, and remove them from the source location.

Usually, you just use “command”-V to paste, which leaves the files in their source location.

If you add “option” to the key-chord (what we used to call a ‘key-chord’, back in the day before touch interfaces), the “option” that you are “adding” is deleting the file from its source location.

Another way to remember this is that it’s like the Unix command-line utility “mv”, except without all the options.

I was using middlemanapp to scaffold this blog, build it out on the middleman server, and then copy it to the local Apache server’s documents folder. Blah blah blah. The sequence “middleman build” creates everything in a “build” folder, and you can just copy over to “documents”. Since there is no need to have the old files hanging around in the build folder, command-option V is the perfect way to paste them into the server folder.

It worked!

It saved time!

Thanks to the hard working authors of “Mac Kung Fu” — page 213.

today's blog posting

Monday 20 May 2013

This is a test, this is just a test

Purpose of blog

Sunday 19 May 2013

It’s been a long way to Tipperary, but I have blog. (Got blog?)

A blog’s essential to digital citizenship here in the ‘90s.

My intent is to examine a series of productivity focal points, and ask a simple question: “Does this work?”

I’m going to start with some “Mac Kung Fu,” and focus only on those things that help me advance the cause of a project, and not minor improvements which, for me at any rate, are pointless twiddling. To throw the ninja star, the ninja practices throwing the star.

That’s it, that’s my first post, and thanks to everyone who helped me get started.

signed (this guy) :

Yours truly