apple: making things simple and icloud

2020-03-23

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One thing Apple does very well is making products that “just work.”

One thing Apple makes extraordinarily difficult is tweaking those products.

A recent example was when I wanted to use some command line utilities to modify my iCloud configuration.

Just finding the iCloud directory was a chore because it’s hiding in a Mobile Documents directory.

The root directory for iCloud is:

cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs

If you’re like me, you might find it useful to create an alias to access this directory quickly:

.bash_profile
goiCloud='cd /Users/stephen/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Documents'

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