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For both Mac and Windows OS

I would like to install my little app on either Mac or Windows os after the user agrees and downloads it. What is the best way to package the app and do an automatic installation on their computer?
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1answer
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How do I enable/disable apache httpd based upon my laptop's network location?

I have a laptop that I use for consulting and that travels with me from client to client. I use httpd to code/test on my machine at home and bind it to the global address in order to test ...
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2answers
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How to tell OS 10.9 to do something whenever I save in a certain application?

How can I automatically execute a shell command, AppleScript or launchd task whenever I "Save" within a specific application? OS: Mavericks
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1answer
20 views

How to find out if a user is logged into OSX locally?

This question is similar to How can you find out the currently logged in user in the OS X GUI? but with a twist. I am trying to launch the iOS simulator for automated testing, but the simulator will ...
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34 views

How to run a one-time command on multiple mac clients?

I need to run a simple one-line command on a few dozen macs. I only need to do this once. They are all running Mountain Lion, except for the server that manages them, which is running Lion Server. ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Emailing folder's content through AppleScript

I'm trying to write an AppleScript that e-mails all files of the specified folder. It works as expected when there is only one file but doesn't when there are more than one. It just gives me this ...
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77 views

Applescript + pdfpen for ocr on multiple files: how to move on when pdfpen freezes

I'm using the following AppleScript to batch-process pdfs for ocr: tell application "Finder" set target_folder to target of front Finder window repeat with i from 1 to count (every folder of ...
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78 views

How to automate a printer installation on a Mac

I would like to automate the installation of network printers (shared via Windows print servers - i.e. smb) onto clients' Mac. Since I am new to the Mac world, I would like to get recommendations ...
0
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1answer
71 views

launchctl plist file not running

I have created a python script, I would like it to run on my mac some time after 4:30 every weekday. I followed the instructions a launchctl plist file here. But it doesn't run, I looked for solutions ...
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2answers
210 views

Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on folder in command line

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on OSX. My directory tree will look like this: /toplevel/ cbz/ comics/ Comic1/ ...
3
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2answers
229 views

Change the OSX system language in a script

Manually I just go into the system preferences, change the language ordering, and restart my app so it starts up in the default system language. Then I can run automated tests with the app running in ...
1
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1answer
108 views

launch an automatic action once connected to a specific ssid on OS X

My college requires a local gateway authentication webpage after connecting to their wifi, so I would like to make my macbook pro to automatically run curl with the proper user and password when I ...
5
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1answer
244 views

How can I programmatically renumber pages in a PDF?

As a graduate student, I come across PDFs of articles and book chapters on a daily basis. Sometimes these PDFs are paginated correctly internally (that is, if an article starts on page 67, the PDF ...
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1answer
286 views

Remove all user folders except one on reboot

On a Mac, how can I create a script to automatically remove all user profile folders except a specific one on a reboot?
3
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2answers
119 views

Method of taking an image with labels and turning it into a flash card

I have a load of images (lots of them anatomy images, I am a medical student) and I want to turn them into flashcards. The part I am having trouble with is the modification of the image so that it ...
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1answer
77 views

Automation (Keyboard Maestro) running the process in the background without interfering on other activities

Is there anyway I can do automation on the background while doing other activities in my Laptop? I'm using Keyboard Maestro with recorded event, like mouse interaction to a form and looping from a ...
2
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4answers
272 views

How can Automator or Applescript rotate 500,000 images in folders and subfolders?

I have very specific question. I've got 500,000 images that sit in 98 subfolders. Some of the subfolders contain 25,000 images. Is there any script/automator workflow that I can use? I was trying ...
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0answers
205 views

How can I make a persistent ssh tunnel?

I have a Mac laptop and would like to have a persistent ssh tunnel so I can always log in from outside the local network. I'm looking for something that will work when the server can't be reached ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Creating “save as” functionality to .eml file in AppleScript

I'm new to AppleScript and trying to figure out how to save a Mail.app message as an .eml message. Ideally, I would like it to act similar to the Mail menu bar actions, in which it saves the message ...
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2answers
808 views

Automating data from an Excel file and interacting with browser

How can I automate copying records from an Excel file or CSV and interacting with a browser? Example Task: Extract or Copy record(s) from an Excel file row Go to a URL (probably using Google ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I automatically sync a file from a local Mac to Mac OS X Server?

I have a Mac running Mac OS X Server and there are three other Macs connected to the local network. All our data is stored on the server and the server backs up every day to an external hard drive ...
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1answer
2k views

Mac OS X “hosts” file, can I include other files with it?

I am working on some automation scripts to configure my network settings, hosts file contents, and /etc/resolver files, when accessing different networks I frequent between. There are some ...
3
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1answer
167 views

Automating HTTP GET/POST in OSX

I need to release my IP address at the router on an hourly basis. The router page needs simple authentication and a button click to do the process. These are the HTTP calls: Authenticate GET ...
4
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3answers
876 views

How do I learn bash shell scripting?

I am a mac user and a web developer and I would like to create automated tools to manage my workflow. Say a single command to start up a type of website. What parts of bash shell scripting should I ...
1
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3answers
923 views

How to bring application to front every 15 minutes on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a free or cheap little app called Desktop Task Timer LE that I've been using to track my time as I work on various projects. I'd like to have it pop up as the foreground app every 15 minutes to ...
3
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4answers
7k views

Automate sequence of key strokes in Mac

I want to automate a long sequence of keystrokes that I have to type every time I use a specific web site. How can I do it in Mac OS X. I've tried the Automator. I record the sequence, but when I run ...
4
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1answer
448 views

OS X: How to use proximity of cellphone/iPhone to lock/unlock screen?

I'm looking for a way to get my Mac's screen auto-locked when my iPhone (which is typically on my person) gets out of close range, and to unlock the screen when the iPhone returns to close range. ...
0
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1answer
288 views

Automating SSH tunneling on OS X

I want to automate this SSH tunneling command on OS X. ssh -D port account@server The shell will prompt you to enter the password. Is it possible to automate it with something like The ...
6
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3answers
5k views

How can I control Pandora via my Mac Keyboard?

How can I use the Play / Pause, and Skip Buttons on my MacBook Pro to control Pandora? I've just got Pandora set up as a dashboard web clip and also have the Pandora Adobe AIR desktop app. I have ...
4
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5answers
379 views

How to best re-install software and setup computer after re-install

I always wondered if there are any good ways to provide a fast re-install experience. Whenever I setup a new computer or re-installs an existing one I'm using a day or more to get all the software ...
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2answers
1k views

How to select the “File Name” radio box with Applescript GUI

I'm running OS X 10.6 and I want to use applescript to click on the "File Name" radio button of the finder window when the search is open. (It defaults to "Contents") I used the UI Browser (below) ...
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1answer
3k views

How do daily/weekly/monthly maintenance tasks work and how can I automate them?

MacOS comes with daily/weekly/monthly system tasks. However it looks like I have to manually start those tasks. Is there a way to automatically have those tasks executed daily/weekly/monthly?
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2answers
1k views

Run a script automatically when I'm connected to the internet on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run script in OS X 10.6 on network connection. (like /etc/network/if-up.d/) I set up ssh tunnels so that I can access various computers at work through our gateway. The ...
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2answers
589 views

Tool to automate FTP uploads on a Mac

What tool would you recommend to automate several FTP uploads on a Mac? It should have a queue (so not all transfers are at the same time) and the ability to retry x times if the transfer fails. It ...
6
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4answers
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Run script in OS X 10.6 on network connection. (like /etc/network/if-up.d/)

Is there any way to run a script when a network interface comes up in Mac OS X? I've tried putting a script named ip-up in /etc/ppp but it doesn't seem to fire when I disconnect and reconnect to a ...
2
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1answer
570 views

Organize my bittorrent downloads?

I would like to organize my torrent downloads automatically into different target folders. Here's my setup, I'd like some ideas as to how to accomplish my aim. I trigger new torrent downloads using ...
2
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3answers
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Where can I find an auto click program for my mouse on Mac OS X?

I have carpal tunnel from typing and clicking my mouse. I have found many programs that auto click the mouse button in windows but none for Mac OS X. Does anyone know where I can find a program like ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to automatically set Execute permissions for new files?

I'm using OS X 10.6.4 and am trying to set a folder to automatically enable execute permissions on new script files copied or created in a directory. I have used Sandbox 2 to set every permission for ...
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1answer
1k views

How do You Open the Contents of a Folder with AppleScript?

I am currently using this UNIX shell command in my script file: do shell script "open ~/Dropbox/Media/VisionBoard/*" Is there another way to do it and if so would it be any better or different? ...
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1answer
678 views

What is the Mac OS X equivalent of a Microsoft DOS batch file?

I am relatively new to the mac, and other than writing python scripts I can't figure out how to automate certain tasks like I would have in windows with a batch file. Pointers and links to ...
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2answers
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How Do I Automatically Update My Database Nightly

Currently, every day before I start work, I complete the following procedure: ssh to the production server gzip our daily database dump file scp the gzipped dump file over to my computer gunzip the ...
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167 views

Send files to Automator in Snow Leopard

I remember in Tiger, you could always select a bunch of files in Finder and right click them, there was an option to open the selection in Automator. However, it seems that option has been lost ...
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4answers
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Open an Application at specific time in Mac OS X

I am tired of opening Skype everday; I need a little script to set the hour to open and the hour to close.
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3answers
2k views

Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? [closed]

...after it completed download that runs similiar to how zip files unextract itself when the download finishes and actually throws the zipped copy in the trash? I usually use unrax but lately with all ...
2
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1answer
725 views

Save as PDF to Folder Script for Apple Mail

I want to add a script to a rule to auto-print messages as PDF to a specific Folder. What I found was this: http://is.gd/acmsE but it doesn't work for me on OS X 10.6. I already know the Save to PDF ...
2
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2answers
4k views

Mac OS X : Open up 3 terminals, run different commands from all for each of them, to set up a development environment

I'm a Ruby on Rails Web Developer and there is a lot of repetition I go through to start up my development environment. I was wondering if there is any way that I can remove some of this repetition by ...
5
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1answer
731 views

Automate ripping TV show DVDs

RipIt & Handbrake do a really good job of ripping and compressing. For normal "single main feature" DVDs I have a good workflow, and for the most part handbrake does a good job of figuring out ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Keyboard macro program for OS X

I am after a program to complete a series of key presses automatically, with next to no involvement from a human. Basicly, I want it to hold down the spacebar, whilst pressing Y a couple of times, ...
4
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3answers
604 views

Foolproof automated backup strategy?

How can I ensure automated back-ups of all my data without manual intervention? My data lives on a 160GB MacBook internal hard drive, three 500GB external hard drives, and a 500GB network attached ...
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1answer
496 views

Why is the brightness always set to the lowest value on my iMac G5 at startup?

When I turn my iMac G5 on the brightness is always down and I have to turn it up every single time. I have looked all through System Preferences and I cannot find any setting related to this. Is ...