Access Local Mac Dev Environment from VM

Testing my web development in IE is the bane of my existence. Since I run Apache and MYSQL on my local host on my Mac it was always a trick to view my work though my Windows VM until my friend Mike Farmer showed me an easy way to access my development environment on my Mac from my virtual machine.

Steps:

  1. Get default gateway of VM machine
  2. Use that address the same way you would “localhost” on your Mac

Example:

Get IP address of VM
Get IP address of VM
Local Mac development environment
Local Mac development environment
Dev environment from VM
Dev environment from VM

Tail Multiple Files

How to tail multiple files

Terminal command: tail -f <file.name> <file.name>

Tail Three Files
Tail Three Files
Tail Two Files
Tail Two Files

Tailing multiple files in one terminal window is a life saver when you are pressed for space on your screen.
With tail you can tail just about as many files as you want. I doubt it would be very useful to have more than a few tailed at the same time.

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