CLIX

Version: 2.0 || Release Date: 2009-06-16 || License: Freeware App Owner: pharkwar

The CLIX package includes a starter command database with over 1000 (yes, you read that right) system commands for investigating your system status, for cleaning out the junk files, for getting at secret settings for the Dock, the Finder, Spotlight, Dashboard, Exposé, and all of your most used applications, and all sorted for easy access, any way you wish.

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6 Opinions

The current version now has 5000 (!) command lines. This thing is a thing of beauty and unparalleled versatility & power. It aims to teach as much as do anything, but it does what Cocktail, Onyx, Snow Leo Cache Cleaner, IceClean, MacPilot, and the other 'hidden prefs' & maintenance utilities do, but does them always the PROPER and SAFE way, letting you know exactly what it will do beforehand, and if it requires your ADMIN password, it clears it right after user (unlike aforementioned apps which leave root access enabled, sometimes even writing your PW to disk in plaintext for anyone to read!). Strongly recommended for anyone needing to maintain & customize their Mac, while wishing to learn (as much or as little as you want). Check out their website for lots of internesting ans useful Mac/Darwin info, and some fun and funny reads. Highly recommended!

Some commands require you to Sudo first from the edit menu. Maybe that's what's going on?

Allot of the commands don't work for me. Says I need to paraphrase?? I don't get it - its just a big list of commands. I prefer a nice GUI.

This is great!

Makes Cocktail look like a 5-minute hack. And it's free.

The best thing in the world. Replaces all of those AppleScript wrappers around command line interfaces. If you do not have this, stop looking and go get it now.