Merging Folders in OSX is an Option

If you ever need to combine two identically-named folders together, but they contain a mix of old, new, and duplicate files, it’s likely you will want to be selective in how they are merged together. AppleInsider offers a basic guide to using the Merge option in Finder to keep only the files you want intact.

TLDR: Holding down the option key keeps the newest version of each file at the top level of a folder only. The terminal ‘ditto’ command additionally affects subfolders too.

Once in the Terminal Window, type the Ditto command followed by a space, the path of the source folder you want to merge files from, another space, then the path of the destination folder. Instead of typing the folder paths, they can also be entered by dragging and dropping each folder into the Terminal window.

The sorry state of stock trading mobile app security revealed

…there are rating organizations that score online brokers on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. I glimpsed at two recent reports and didn’t find anything related to security or privacy in their reviews. Nowadays, with the frequent cyberattacks in the financial industry, I think these organizations should give accolades or at least mention the security mechanisms the evaluated trading platforms implement in their reviews.

Source: The sorry state of stock trading mobile app security revealed – Naked Security

How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself

Collected together, though, this vision of Singapore — on the ground and under it, in the air and beneath the sea, a city and a country and a transnational entity all at once — feels fantastic. Then again, even Singapore as it is — born a slum-ridden speck with no oil, no hinterland and a volatile mix of ethnicities, raised with an authoritarian hand and transformed into one of the most prosperous, most politically meek nations on earth — even this Singapore tugs at the bounds of our credulity.

Source: How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself – The New York Times

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