Problem with uninstall instructions

Dave Horsfall dave at
Thu Feb 27 20:57:45 UTC 2020

On Thu, 27 Feb 2020, Bill Cole wrote:

>> Just a quick side-track: is there a pointer somewhere to these obscure 
>> commands?  It seems that I come across a new one with each new thread 
>> on this list...
> Well, which "obscure" commands are you looking for? 'man dscl' will give 
> you extensive instructions for dscl, and hitting tab a couple of times 
> at a shell prompt will offer to show you a list of a few thousand 
> available commands, assuming your shell has completion active and 
> configured normally.

Which is exactly my point: a few thousand commands that are not mentioned 
anywhere except by accident.  I've been a "shell" person for decades, and 
whilst GUIs are all very well I want to know what's really happening under 
the bonnet (ObUS: hood).

For example, "dscl" looks useful but this is the first time that I've come 
across it; what other gems are awaiting me, I wonder?  And it doesn't help 
that the Mac's manpages are largely incomplete; I know, getting a bit 
off-topic for this list...

-- Dave

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