Start up your Mac in single-user mode or verbose mode

If you're an advanced user who is comfortable with UNIX, you can use single-user mode or verbose mode to help isolate issues related to startup. Hold down one of these key combinations on your keyboard immediately after pressing the power button to turn on your Mac, or immediately after your Mac begins to restart: Command-S: … Continue reading Start up your Mac in single-user mode or verbose mode

Check and Install Mac OS X Software Updates from the Terminal

You can check for available updates, ignore packages, and install any or all Mac OS X Software Updates directly from the command line. To see what updates are available, or to install a software update from the Terminal of OS X, you’ll use the ‘softwareupdate’ command as we’ll instruct below. List All Available Mac Software … Continue reading Check and Install Mac OS X Software Updates from the Terminal