CLIX
CLIX 2.1
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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
What's New
Version 2.1:
  • New build for OS X 10.9 Mavericks with increased security.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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CLIX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 16 Jan 2013
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.
[Version 2.0.0.16]


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Petert commented on 07 Jul 2010
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).
[Version 2.0.0.11]


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Jazzica commented on 06 Jul 2010
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.
[Version 2.0.0.11]


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Ronl tipped on 06 Jul 2010
It seems many other people have had major run-ins with this developer also.

Read this page regarding attacks and copyright infringement: http://www.digg.com/apple/What_is_Rixstep_doing_to_Stepwise

I certainly would not trust typing in your admin password into an app this developer had created.

Make sure you read the above page (URL) before even thinking about using this app. There may be a reason that it's free and that he wants you to use it.
[Version 2.0.0.11]

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Negritude replied on 08 Jul 2010
What Happened to Stepwise?
http://radsoft.net/rants/20080510,00.shtml
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Flash1296 commented on 06 Jul 2010
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 ?
[Version 2.0.0.11]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 17 May 2010
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,
[Version 2.0.0.10]


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Jazzica commented on 29 Dec 2009
Thanks, YoDaddy
[Version 2.0.0.7]


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Jazzica commented on 28 Dec 2009
Again, does this work on Snow Leopard? I can't find that info ANYWHERE, including Rixstep's web site.
[Version 2.0.0.7]

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iTruth replied on 28 Dec 2009
After downloading the software there is a sub-folder located inside a folder called "Command Lines" that shows the software supports Snow Leopard.
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Jazzyguy replied on 17 May 2010
Jazzica : Use the 64Bit App as that is for Snow Leopard!
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Jazzica replied on 17 May 2010
Thanks Jazzguy.
Do I need to boot into 64-bit mode to use the app?
Trane Lives!
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Jazzyguy replied on 19 May 2010
Jazzica:Use 64bit.BTW I agree with Dave Brubeck's comments. You are the best!
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Jazzica replied on 19 May 2010
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.
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Jazzyguy replied on 19 May 2010
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.
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Jazzica replied on 20 May 2010
I think they're going to kick us off here and on over to JazzTimes. Take care!
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Flash1296 reviewed on 28 Dec 2009
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 ?
[Version 2.0.0.7]

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Flash1296 replied on 28 Dec 2009
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.
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Oak commented on 28 Mar 2010
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.
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Jazzica commented on 20 Sep 2009
Does this run on Snow Leopard?
[Version 2.0.0.5]

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Eric-Woehler commented on 24 Dec 2009
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?
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Indica rated on 10 Dec 2012

[Version 2.0.0.15]



Kemeng rated on 18 Aug 2011

[Version 2.0.0.15]


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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 is 100% 'WYSISYG' (what you see is what you get): it's exactly the command lines you would use at a terminal if you were so inclined. So sometime you might remember a command or two and try it on your own.

CLIX comes with commands for viewing all your system logs, for cleaning out browser caches, for pruning and fixing '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 on and on.

CLIX also has its own newsletter and command exchange for in-depth discussion of Unix and the CLIX commands.

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