Archive for February 19th, 2016

by Tom Nelson

Having a CD or DVD stuck in your Mac or an optical drive isn’t a fun situation. And while there are a number of ways to force the media to be ejected, most require you to shut down. If that presents a problem, you can use Terminal to force eject the CD or DVD, without shutting down your Mac.


Terminal, an app included with OS X, provides access to the Mac’s command line. The fact that the Mac has a command line is often times a bit of a shock to Mac users and Windows switchers.

But when you realize that OS X is built using Unix components, such as the Mach kernel and portions of BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution), then it makes sense that a command line tool is available.



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