Splunk server log(s) location

My mini is freezing and I am having to reboot every 12 hours, since I installed Aplunk server I want to look at those logs

cd /Applications/Splunk/var/log/splunk

and I am looking for splunkd.log here:


Start Apple Remote Desktop

Sample commands
The commands in this article work with Apple Remote Desktop 3.2 and later.

Here are commands that you can use:

Restart the ARD Agent and helper:
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -restart -agent

Turn on Remote Desktop Sharing, allow access for all users, and enable the menu extra:
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -allowAccessFor -allUsers -privs -all -clientopts -setmenuextra -menuextra yes

Turn on Remote Desktop Sharing, allow access for specified users:
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -allowAccessFor -specifiedUsers

You must use the -configure, -access, and -privs options in a separate command to specify the set of users and their access privileges. For example, this command is for users with the short names “teacher” and “student.” It gives them access to observe (but not control) the computer, and to send text messages:
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -configure -users teacher,student -access -on -privs -ControlObserve -ObserveOnly -TextMessages

Unlike other kickstart options, you can’t combine the allowAccessFor options with other kickstart options. You must use it as in the last two samples above. You might have to call kickstart more than once to finish a computer’s setup.
Remove access privileges for specified users (“student” in this example):
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -configure -users student -access -off

Disable ARD Agent and remove access privileges for all users:
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -deactivate -configure -access -off
Published Date: October 15, 2018


Adobe Photoshop legacy versions

ON THIS PAGE: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/legacy-version-updates.html

What was the latest update for legacy versions?
How do I check for and install the updates?
How do I verify what update I have installed for Photoshop?
How do I verify which update I have installed for the Camera Raw plug-in?
What if I update Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop still doesn’t recognize my camera?
Photoshop prior version updates
Camera Raw prior version installers and updates

Assign new iTunes backup folder

I found this article helpful when researching how do I backup my old iPhone in iTunes before getting a new iPhone, I wanted to make sure I had a good local backup and I did not have enough space locally to accommodate my iPhone backup(s).

These are their steps that worked for me:

Changing the iTunes iOS backup folder on macOS
Launch the macOS Terminal application. This can be found using Finder, under Applications / Utilities / Terminal. Alternatively, it can be launched using Spotlight by pressing ⌘ Cmd + and typing “Terminal” before pressing ⏎ Enter.

Instruct the Terminal to change to the default iTunes backup location, by entering cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync and then pressing ⏎ Enter.

Reveal the current backup folder in Finder by entering open . and then pressing ⏎ Enter.
The Finder window that opens will show a folder named “Backup”. This contains any iTunes backups which are already present on the computer. In order to change the backup folder’s location, this folder must be renamed, moved or deleted. As an example, one could rename it to “Backup (Old)”.

Once the “Backup” folder has been renamed, moved or deleted, a symbolic link can be created to the desired backup location. Use the following command ln -s [desired-new-backup-path] ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup. Once this command has been entered, press ⏎ Enter and the change will be complete.

After restarting the Mac, iTunes will store its backups in the new location.

Big thanks to: https://reincubate.com/support/ipbe/change-itunes-backup-location/

BSM Codes

0x00000000:no:invalid class

0x00000001:fr:file read

0x00000002:fw:file write

0x00000004:fa:file attribute access

0x00000008:fm:file attribute modify

0x00000010:fc:file create

0x00000020:fd:file delete

0x00000040:cl:file close




0x00000400:na:non attributable



0x00002000:aa:authentication and authorization


0x10000000:res:reserved for internal use




0xffffffff:all:all flags set