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New commands for 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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LONDON (Rixstep) — CLIX is available now. The package includes a 64-bit build for 10.6-10.8 and a 32-bit build for 10.4-10.5 (which also run under 10.6-10.8).

The total number of included CLIX commands now numbers well over 5,000. More commands are on their way.

And of course as always: CLIX is free.

Following are the CLIX download URLs.

CLIX is no longer available in DMG format.

Two CLIX Builds

Release contains a 64-bit build for Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard as well as 32-bit build for Tiger and Leopard. The application bundles are found in their respective directories.

The Command Line Interface for OS X

CLIX is the command line interface for OS X. It's similar in function to Terminal.app, but it lets you store, retrieve, edit, and run commands so you don't have to type them in all the time. Commands are sorted by file, category, title, and description.

You can make your work environment more secure with CLIX: by setting TTY tickets and a zero time stamp timeout for your system, you effectively block all trojan piggyback attempts to escalate to root. Meanwhile, CLIX will submit your password when needed and remove it when necessary. CLIX can also warn you when a script is asking for your password.

Most 'system maintenance utilities' for OS X are simply Cocoa application wrappers around AppleScript which in turn are wrappers around Unix shell commands you already have on disk at no additional charge. CLIX takes you right to the source without the distracting glitter. And you end up learning a few things too - something the 'wizards of OS X' system maintenance vendors are very afraid of you learning. As they won't make money off you anymore.

You might just learn you paid for something you already owned for free.

Consult this site for hundreds of articles about CLIX and Unix. Teach yourself how to fish.

CFB Answer Pack

Don't forget the answer pack for the article series CLIX False Beginners.

ftp://rixstep.com/CFB.zip (1668 bytes)

Happy fishing.

See Also
Learning Curve: 1st Time CLIX?
CLIX: The #1 Power Tool for OS X
Learning Curve: CLIX False Beginners

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