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macOS command line tricks and tips

Set the current user accounts profile photo (displayed on the login UI) using a local JPG image. macOS command line tricks and tips

Set the current user accounts profile photo (displayed on the login UI) using a local JPG image.

dscl . delete "${HOME}" JPEGPhoto
dscl . delete "${HOME}" Picture
sudo dscl . create "${HOME}" Picture "${PWD}/avatar.jpg"

Replace Time Machine with Volume on the menu bar

defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array \
  "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/AirPort.menu" \
  "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Volume.menu" \
  "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Battery.menu" \
  "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Clock.menu"

Show day of week, date time in 24H time in menu bar e.g. “13 Fri 16:49”

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.clock \
  DateFormat -string "d EEE HH:mm"