Tools OS X
Tools OS X


Tools OS X free download for Mac

Tools OS X

02 June 2011

Small collection of command line tools for OS X.


Tools OS X is a small collection of command line tools developed for Mac OS X over the years, à la NextStep/Mac OS X's open, pbcopy, pbpaste, etc. These are mostly bash scripts.

  • `clipcat` prints and concatenates Mac OS Text Clippings. Submitted by David Kendal (
  • `eject` ejects a volume and all other volumes on the same disk. A simpler, shorter wrapper of `diskutil`'s various eject/unmount options and allows specifying either a full path in /Volumes or just the volume name.
  • `swuser` switches users using Mac OS X's Fast User Switching feature. You can either switch out to the login window or to another user. Note: unfortunately, this is not currently compatible with `screen`.
  • `trash` allows trashing of files instead of tempting fate with rm. Correctly handles trashing files on other volumes, can list trash contents w/disk usage summary, and empty trash w/confirmation.
Released under the MIT license. Source code available at

What's new in Tools OS X

Version 2011-06-02:
  • trash v0.4 - Option to list trash contents w/disk usage total. Allows emptying of trash w/confirmation, incl. secure empty.

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