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Creating a Flowchart with TikZ and LaTeX

In this post I’ll discuss how to make simple flowcharts in LaTeX using TikZ. Probably the best collection of TikZ examples can be found at TeXample.net, but there are other helpful examples like these two PDFs, here and here. In case you’re wondering, TikZ is a recursive acronym “TikZ ist kein Zeichenprogramm,” a reminder (in German) that it is not an interactive drawing program.

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Working with hdiutil

This is more of a personal note regarding the hdiutil tool.

  • To create a sparse image:
$ hdiutil create NAME -volname NAME -type SPARSE -fs hfs+j
  • To mount the drive:
$ hdiutil attach NAME.sparseimage
  • To add data to the drive:
$ mv data.txt /Volumes/NAME
  • To unmount the drive:
$ hdiutil detach /Volumes/NAME

Then, if we delete the NAME.sparseimage file, it’s gone forever and ever.