HDHomeRun: Linux/OSX command line reference for hdhomerun_config

CLI, HDHomeRun, Linux, OSX
You use hdhomerun_config to manually configure HDHomeRun to stream video to a PC running VLC...You will need:VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/hdhomerun_config - http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19231) Discover HDHomeRunRun "hdhomerun_config discover" to find the HDHomeRun units on the local network.If you have more than one HDHomeRun on your network then replace the wildcard FFFFFFFF Device ID in the examples with the Device ID of the HDHomeRun you wish to control.2) Run a channel scanhdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner03) Set the channelAntenna:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel 8vsb:Cable:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel qam:Note that the channel is the physical ATSC channel, not the channel advertised by the TV station. Antennaweb.org is a good site for determining which stations are nearby and what physical channels they operate on: http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspxCheck the signal strength using the following command:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF get /tuner0/status4) Select the program…
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Taking Screenshots

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
To take a screen shot, hold down the following keyboard shortcuts. * shift + command (the Apple key) + 3 for a shot of the entire screen. * shift + command + 4 for a way of clicking and dragging around the area you want a shot of. * shift + command + 4 then press space to be able to click on a window or other interface element (menubar, dock, icons etc.) to take a screen shot of that.Easy enough. Each of these saves a file to your desktop named "Picture 1.jpg" (or a higher number if the file already exists).If you want to take a screenshot using the Terminal (Macintosh HD/Applications/Utilities) here is how. Just type the commands in (except the quotes). * "screencapture ~/Desktop/screen.jpg" Takes a full…
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Folder Actions…..Whhaaattt?

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
So I've been wondering about Folder Actions for a while now....they are actually quite neat, if you know what they do. This is a feature of the Finder that very few people use, yet it is so powerful. Folder actions allow you to perform an action to any file that is dropped into the folder. What you can do is only limited by what you can script, or what scripts you can find.Start by creating a new folder and checking that folder actions are enabled by right-clicking (control-clicking) and selecting "Enable Folder Actions". If it says "Disable Folder Actions" then you are all right, and don't need to change anything.Next, attach an action to the folder by again right-clicking (control-clicking) on the folder and choosing "Attach a Folder Action...". A…
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Rectangular Selections

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
Many Mac OS X applications allow rectangular selections. That is, selecting multiple lines of text, without having to select up to the end of each line. This can be useful if you have created a text formatted table, and want to select an entire column, or if you want to modify the same thing on every line in a document.To do this type of selection, hold down the Option (alt) Key while the cursor is over a block of text in a cocoa application. Notice that the mouse arrow changes to a cross.With the Option Key still held, click and drag to make a selection without the text up to the end of the line being automatically selected when you drag down over multiple lines.If you want to do something…
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Only on a Mac

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
So all you Mac freaks....here is something to show your PC friends. Set your system screen saver to something cool (RSS Visualizer) and run the Terminal. At the command line type the following command (make sure your Desktop's background is not covered with windows):/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -backgroundNeat or what? You can stop it using Ctrl-C.
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Flock Rules…..

Blogger, Flock, OSX
This is my first post using a new Browser named Flock. Flock is a OSX native browser based on firefox code, but with lots of neat ideas integrated inside. One thing I really like is the blogging feature right in the browser, Browse, Find, Highlight, Blog.....It's real easy. Try it for yourself http://www.flock.com
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Resizing Mac Partitions on-the-fly

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
As of OSX 10.4.6 you get a extra bonus if you use the terminal and run diskutil. The new addition is the function resizeVolume. Note that this command works only on Intel Macs with hard disks formatted using the GPT (GUID Partition Table) format with a journaled Hierarchical File System Plus (HFS+) file system. This is the default for Intel Macs’ hard disks.To use the resizeVolume command, you need to get some information: you must be able to specify which partition you want to resize. You also need to know the partition’s size limitations, since it must be big enough to hold data already on the disk. To find the partition’s name, type diskutil list in Terminal. Press return and you’ll see a list of all the disks on your…
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Set/Change the default Umask…

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
Open Terminal, and then type this command, followed by the Return key:defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences NSUmask #defaults write -g NSUmask -int #The first sets the system default, the second sets the per-user default. The NSUmask may not be honored by software that has not been adapted for OS X. # is the umask (per umask(2)). It may, however, be in decimal instead of octal.
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Turn off Dashboard…

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
Open Terminal, and then type this command, followed by the Return key:defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YESThis tells the system that you no longer wish to have Dashboard available. However, the Dashboard task is actually “owned” by the Dock, so to make your changes take effect, you need to restart the Dock. The easiest way to do that is to type this command into the Terminal (and press Return when done):killall DockAfter the Dock restarts, hit F12 and you’ll see…nothing at all. If you run Activity Monitor, you also won’t find any Dashboard widgets in the list of tasks, even if you had several open when you ran the above command. Dashboard has been eliminated from your system, and won’t return until you tell it to do so. You can…
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