How to Flush DNS on macOS 10.7 or 10.8

Dayne Dayne (57)
1 minute

Flushing your dns is a very useful troubleshooting step and is necessary for some network changes to take effect. For some reason, Apple likes to change the command to clear the dns cache with just about every OS update, so here is the old command.

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This is located in Applications > Utilities

sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
Zach Zach (249)
3 minutes

As someone who uses OS X dashboard widgets often, I was dismayed to find out that Apple has hidden it by default. Thankfully, it's easy to reenable the dashboard in El Capitan. Here's how to do it.