How to manage Gatekeeper via Command Line.

Following on from John’s Gatekeeper Podcast. I thought I would blog about something that I’ve been asked about a few times whilst teaching Apple’s Support Essentials course which is, how to remotely manage Gatekeeper using Command Line. As John mentioned in his podcast, the spctl command line tool manages the security assessment policy subsystem which […]

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Add Spotlight comments on files without going into "Get Info"

While teaching Support Essentials 10.8 today, which is part of the ACTC certification, I was asked how you could append the Spotlight comments on multiple files/folders without having to go into “Get Info” (⌘I) for each one separately. The simple answer is, Automator. Here’s how to do it. Launch Automator, choose Application from the document […]

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