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CLIX (Command Line Interface for OS X) is a Cocoa application that harnesses the power of Unix. It's perfect for the pros and can be helpful for the noobs too.

The CLIX package includes a starter database file with over 1,100 system commands for investigating your system status, for cleaning out junk files, for getting at esoteric secret settings in your most used applications - and more.

And most importantly, CLIX is infinitely extensible: you can add to it at any time, in any way you please - add new commands, new command categories, new command database files, and so on.

And unlike other systems, CLIX more...

What's New

Version 2.1:
  • New build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks with increased security.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
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This is a remarkable application made by a remarkable developer.It is educational in learning Unix and in fact got me to learn to use the Command Line in MacPorts. Of all the great apps on MU this one is the most useful. You can repair permissions and do many other useful items without delay. I short I give it 5 stars.

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Version 2.0.0.16
Petert Member IconComment+26
Petert
+8

Having dealt with Rick for a number of years now on both a business and personal basis I have found him to be an honest, honourable and generous person.

ClIX is his gift to the Mac OS community along the lines of 'If you give a man a fish...' has taught me much of what I know of the UNIX command line and saved me many hours - I manage >300 Macs.

He does however say what he thinks, often in a non-politically correct manner and as has been pointed out by others, 'not suffer fools...'

His products go out of the way to ensure that your security is of primary importance. An extract from a recent XNews focussed on CLIX reads:

"Each CLIX command comes with an unseen prefix and an unseen suffix. The prefix zaps the time stamp so you will always detect when sudo is being invoked if that's what you want. A second thread runs asynchronously after every CLIX command to kill the sudo time stamp as well. And the kill operations don't stop at CLIX - they kill timestamps for all TTYs for your own safety."

Half of what he writes goes way over my head but it does give me food for thought and makes me a better SysAdmin once I take the time to learn enough to at least understand what he is talking about (technically).

If you purchase his ACP product (a must have in my toolkit) it will give you the tools to monitor all traffic and many processes - it has helped me plug several security holes in my network(s) and will certainly provide proof that none of his software 'phones home'.

Any one who suggest that Rick is a Black Hat is a best misinformed, and at worst speakin out of the wrong orifice (IMO).

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Version 2.0.0.11
Jazzica Member IconComment+442
Jazzica
+3

I haven't met this man, nor do I believe too many of us have. I HAVE heard he's had a rough run in life, and may deserve more compassion than he's gotten from the forums here. I've used CLIX for years and I've seen no adverse effects, and I haven't had him take over my machine with my password. I know from reading his blog that he does not suffer fools gladly or at all... I know he's got a temper and isn't Mr Wonderful (my own experience via email with him... I was on his banned list for reasons I've yet to figure out) but he's provided a very useful command-line wrapper, for free. I appreciate that - the other stuff is none of my business.

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Version 2.0.0.11
Flash1296 Member IconComment+297
Flash1296
+1

CLIX 2.0.0.11 is released but won't download - so I switch from Safari5 to Google Chrome and rixster.com and they are demanding a name and password ! for FREEWARE ?

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Version 2.0.0.11
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+7

Don't know what frustrated and Dim individual is putting the minus smilies in for the laudatory comments on this great app. It is free and it works .It is a great teaching tool to use the terminal and it is great! 5 Stars for sure,

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Version 2.0.0.10
Jazzica Member IconComment+442
Jazzica
+1

Thanks, YoDaddy

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Version 2.0.0.7
Jazzica Member IconComment+442
Jazzica
+0

Again, does this work on Snow Leopard? I can't find that info ANYWHERE, including Rixstep's web site.

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Version 2.0.0.7
iTruth
+0

After downloading the software there is a sub-folder located inside a folder called "Command Lines" that shows the software supports Snow Leopard.

Jazzyguy
+1

Jazzica : Use the 64Bit App as that is for Snow Leopard!

Jazzica
+1

Thanks Jazzguy.
Do I need to boot into 64-bit mode to use the app?
Trane Lives!

Jazzyguy
+1

Jazzica:Use 64bit.BTW I agree with Dave Brubeck's comments. You are the best!

Jazzica
+0

Jazzyguy - I'm 62 and still trying to live up to that comment. Thanks for the comment!
Now it's back to the shed to write a ballad for the late Mr Hank Jones.

Jazzyguy
+1

I'll miss him too. I have all his LPs. They're leaving us so quickly. I was saddened at Chris Connor's passing. I remember seeing her at Birdland sneaking in with someone's draft card when I was 16.

Jazzica
+0

I think they're going to kick us off here and on over to JazzTimes. Take care!

Flash1296 Member IconReview+297
Flash1296
+0

It runs perfectly on my 27" iMac and my M.B.P.

I wish that I knew how top add my PASSPHRASE when it insists that I do so.

Can someone help me with this.

Is this a script that only PAID users can access ?

Is that what is happening here ?

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Version 2.0.0.7
Flash1296
+0

MY ERROR>

No, it's ACP Developer Tools that costs $99; CLIX itself is free:
Quote:
It's Everything, It's Free, No Strings

CLIX comes with commands for viewing all your system logs, for cleaning out browser caches, for pruning 'plist' preference files, for spelunking in root's back yard, for ridding your system of all kinds of junk, for seeing what your virtual memory is up to, what your Netinfo database manager is up to, and more, and more, and more.
http://rixstep.com/4/0/clix/

I think what gave you the wrong idea was the "Buy the Software" item under the CLIX app menu, which I agree is misleading.

The ACP Developer Tools includes Xfile, whose [SN] request thread is here.

And there's a free "test drive" version of Xfile mentioned here.

Oak
+0

Flash 1296,
If you haven't figured out how to add your passphrase: Clix> Menu> Edit> Sudo. Enter password/phrase at the prompt. If you enter anything wrong or miss a step, you must go back to the beginning and start over. This App is well worth the effort, as is the whole ACP.

Jazzica Member IconComment+442
Jazzica
+0

Does this run on Snow Leopard?

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Version 2.0.0.5
Eric-Woehler
+1

Appears not to run on SL - just tried simple script to run daily/weekly/monthly maintenance scripts and nothing happened - "no such file or directory". Maybe I am missing something but maybe not.. any help from anyone else out there?

Foulger Member IconComment+282
Foulger
+1

Seems like a very interesting maintainence application. However I was unable to download it via Macupdate, Versiontracker or the developers web-site - just an endless loading. Tried Safari & iCab- Perhaps I'll try again later.

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Version 2.0.0.5
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Indica
Version 2.0.0.15
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Kemeng
Version 2.0.0.15
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Downloads 47,749
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Date 06 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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