Imagine you have a huge list of names in a spreadsheet and you’d like to get this data into an Apple plist file to use in your iPhone/Mac app or import into a Core Data model. Such a long list of data would take forever to cut and paste so here is a really quick way to build that plist.
Sometimes I have to send a client a really large file or app that’s too large to post to Basecamp. The solution is to upload to a web server over night and email the client a link when it’s done. Not wanting to tie my laptop down overnight here is a great solution that emails you when it’s done.
Lets say your file is called NinjaApp-1.0.ipa and you use SSH/SFTP on your server to copy everything…
1. Drop your file onto a spare Mac or server.
2. Type the following into a terminal window:
scp NinjaApp-1.0.ipa email@example.com:/var/www/downloads/.
&& echo "Upload done" | mail -s "Upload Complete" firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it! You’ll get an email when it’s done.