Step 1: Insert a CD or DVD
Assuming that you’re using an external CD/DVD drive, the first step is to connect your drive to your computer, and then insert a CD or DVD. If you insert a movie or music CD and an application automatically starts playing, quit that application.
Table of Contents
- The Teleport command
- Teleport command help
- For basic use, tp is just like cd
- Basic teleporting
- Listing your teleport history
- Teleport by number
- Bash completion with Teleport
- Teleport aliases
- Adding/creating a teleport alias
- Using a teleport alias
- Listing your teleport aliases
- Removing an alias
- Teleport command - summary
- Teleport command - download
Summary: By keeping a history of the directories you've visited, the Teleport command is an improvement on the Unix/Linux
cd command. By having a memory, Teleport lets you jump from one directory to any previously visited directory, easily.
January, 2015 Update: The Teleport command now supports Bash completion. For more details on this, see the Github INSTALL.md file.
Mac backups and burn folders FAQ: How do I make Mac backups (CD/DVD backups) with Mac burn folders?
Wow, I've become a big fan of Mac OS X burn folders lately. Once I realized how much they simplify the process of making Mac backups I've been completely sold on them. Mac burn folders make the Mac backup process so easy I actually take the time to make them on a regular basis.
Mac CD/DVD backups - After the burn
When I came back from lunch I was very surprised that there was no "Success" dialog to show me that the Mac burn folder/backup process succeeded. However, I was returned to my original Mac burn folder, and there is a new disk icon named "My Data Files" on my desktop, as shown here:
Mac backups - Burning to CD or DVD
Now that I've told my Mac burn folder what files and folders I won't to burn to disk, the next step is to tell the burn folder to burn this data to my DVD. To do this I just click the Burn button on the Mac burn folder, and then my Mac prompts me to insert a disk, as shown in this figure:
Mac burn folders - Adding items to the burn folder
Quick note: I just released Version 0.3 of my Teleport command. If you haven't heard of it before, the Teleport command is the Linux/Unix cd command, with a memory. Because it has a memory, you can do many cool things, such as "teleport" from one directory to another, list the history of directories you've visited before, jump to directories with partial names, etc. I think it's pretty cool, and I hope you'll check it out. It's free, and released under the GNU GPL.
I've never bought any DRM protected (digital rights management) music, so although it's a well-known fact among techies, I didn't know until recently that you can burn DRM songs to a standard CD. The implication here is that once you've burned the DRM-protected song to CD, you can then rip it back as an MP3 file, which is the part that blows me away. Not much protection there, other than "security through obscurity".
Linux FAQ: Can you share some
cd command examples?
cd command stands for "change directory". It is the primary command for moving between directories on a Unix/Linux filesystem.
Examples of the cd command
This first command moves you to the /usr directory. The /usr directory becomes your current working directory:
cd command moves you to the /tmp directory:
Mac ISO burning FAQ: How do I burn an ISO image on Mac OS X?
It seems like lately all I'm doing is burning stuff to a CD or DVD on my Mac OS X system, first backups, and now I'm burning ISO images.
If you've never burned an ISO image to a CD or DVD on a Mac before, it's pretty easy. Here's how I just burned a Fedora ISO image on my MacBook Pro, which is a Mac OS X 10.4.10 system.