Aug 12 2012

plist binary file: view or edit without additional software :-)

whenever you install itunes || co, you will have installed al required stuff already. so to view the content of your plist file use following batch file:
you need plutil in the folder %commonprogramfiles(x86)%\Apple\Apple Application Support

then you can also convert back to binary with that tool.
show_plist.bat [plist-file]

cd %commonprogramfiles(x86)%\Apple\Apple Application Support
echo now showing "%1"
echo plutil -convert xml1 -o - "%1"
plutil -convert xml1 -o - "%1"

or to convert them directly:
Bin to XML: plutil -convert xml1 file.plist
XML to Bin: plutil -convert binary1 file.plist

Aug 5 2012

linux server adm – decrease / monitor hd access

first install
apt-get install inotify-tools
maybe also screen to have inotify running with screen in the background

then monitor what is going on. directories after a @ are ignored.

inotifywait -m -r / @/dev @/media @/mnt @/opt @/proc @/root @/sbin @/sys @/tmp @/usr @/bin @/etc @/lib @/var/run/samba/ @/var/cache/samba/

case “$1” in
log_daemon_msg “Starting Samba daemons”
mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /var/run/samba
mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /var/cache/samba

# Make sure we have our PIDDIR, even if it’s on a tmpfs
install -o root -g root -m 755 -d $PIDDIR

at stop)


umount /var/run/samba
umount /var/cache/samba

log_end_msg 0


for me it did not do all the trick. samba was still trying to access:
/var/lib/samba so:
mv /var/lib/samba/ /var/lib/samba_
cp -ar /var/lib/samba_ /tmp/samba_lib
ln -sf /tmp/samba_lib /var/lib/samba

(this is what I am currently testing… but should work.. so unconfirmed yet 🙂