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In Mac how do I signal end of file (EOF) on the shell

IN windows, I press F6 function key to introduce the CTRL + Z character that signals the end of file. c:\> copy con filename copies the command line input to the given filename. At the end, ...
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OS X Bash 4 terminal exits

I have the latest OS X running the standard terminal app, with bash 4.0 via homebrew However, if I run a script that contains an exit command, it's expected it would exit the script. Instead the ...
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bash doesn't show current working directory on screen

When using iTerm2 on my OS X, the bash prompt shows my current working directory normally: mbp:tp0 renato$ But when I use screen, the bash prompt changes to: bash-3.2$ How I make the bash prompt ...
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Alias to connect to AWS instance via SSH not working

I made an alias to make it easier to connect to my AWS EC2 instance. Although there is an error. Here is the code in ~/.bash_profile: alias aws_connect=‘ssh -i /path/to/keyfile.pem ...
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Drush commands not found when called from a bash script

Relevant system background: I'm using MAMP on OSX. Output of which php is /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.14/bin/php Output of which drush is /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.14/bin/drush Output ...
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Where did my command (Heroku) go?

I expect to be schooled on this but have exhausted my Google searches and scant knowledge of how OS X finds a command. I've been using heroku for years and for some reason today I get the result: ...
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How can I perform a second grep on the files returned from a previous grep?

I often find myself searching through a bunch of code using grep in order to pin down what I'm looking for. Sometimes I get a list of files a little longer than I hoped. At this point I want to ...
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Delete Directories that Contain Specified File in Mac OS X

How do I delete a folder that contains a file or folder with a specific name? E.g. I want to delete all folders that contain the file "things.txt": /dirA/ /dirB/things.txt /dirC/ /dirD/things.txt ...
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Pass stdin to multiple programs without closing

I want to split and GZip a large file, and this answer appeared to be what I'm looking for, and it seemed like a very useful way of doing things I never thought of, so I'd like to generalize it; the ...
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OS X Terminal wildcard doesn't work for some paths

Okay, this is weird, hopefully someone here can explain what is happening. I am using OS X 10.9.4 and I want to list files in a directory (and filter them using *) I want to look for zip files in ...
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Bash: move all files in all recursive folders to the root of the volume?

I have a disk with files and folders, a few levels deep. Eventually, there are mp3 files. What I would like to do is move *.mp3 from every level to the root of the disk, and then delete all the ...
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ipython notebook can't find python

I had a couple of Python 2 versions under home-brew. Since I was only using ipython notebook, I decided to uninstall all Python 2 instances, which turned out to be a bad idea because now I just get an ...
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How can I redirect OS X dtruss output when running with sudo?

I'm running dtruss on Mac OS X 10.9. Simple example is: sudo -c ls But I'd like to capture the dtruss output into a file. I saw something that suggests that I can do something like: sudo bash -c ...
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'localhost' stoped working as an alias for '127.0.0.1' for SSHing into my VirtualBox VM from OSX. Why, and how to fix?

The question explains the problem. For months I've never had any problems along these lines. Then, yesterday morning, I couldn't get into my VM! Took a long time to troubleshoot but here was the ...
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-bash: java: command not found MacOS 10.7.5

I recently "uninstalled" Java 7 because it isn't compatible with Chrome, following the instructions on this site: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml. Then I re-enabled Java ...
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Is there a way to eliminate the owner and group from `ls -l`?

I never need to see the owner and group for the files listed with ls -l (actually, ls -laF) and am wondering if there's a way to remove them from the output. So I want to change this: lrwxr-xr-x 1 ...
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sed error when launching terminal on OS X

I get these error messages when launching bash or zsh in standard Terminal.app or iTerm2 sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { s#^s ...": extra characters at the end of p command sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { ...
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How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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How to prevent MacVim from inherenting .profile as if it was Bash itself?

I have this guard in my .profile: if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi if [ -f "$HOME/.bash_aliases" ]; then . ...
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Can't run the Python interpreter in Mac's Terminal

At the moment i'm on Mavericks, and i just uninstalled homebrew. With homebrew i had installed python, but after uninstalling it my terminal can't start the python interpreter. I receive this message: ...
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running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9

I have a Python script for plotting data which uses sac2xy, but it gives an error when running sac2xy: sh: sac2xy: command not found the relevant part of code is : os.system("sac ./tmp/sac.m") ...
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Why doesn't __git_ps1 work in bash anymore on OSX with MacPorts?

After updating Macports today, I get -bash: __git_ps1: command not found. Why is that?
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Directories will list, but are not recognize by cd

New to terminal and having problems out of the gate. Using Terminal 2.1.2 on a Mac running 10.6.8. Using the "ls Documents" will list the contents, but when I try to change directories, which I tried ...
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How to run --args AFTER Google Chrome is already open

How do run --args after Google chrome is already open? open -a Google\ Chrome --args --"profile-directory"="Profile 1" ONLY works when Google chrome is not running and I would like to know how to ...
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What is the sequence of files bash loads to set PATH variable

I want to understand the way PATH variable is set in Linux/Mac. What all files are loaded and in what sequence to set the PATH variable for BASH.
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Automated conversion of .dvdmedia(VOBs) to format Plex can handle on a Mac?

I'm super impressed by Plex, and I'd like to convert all my old dvdmedia files into a format that it can understand. I have quite a few of them (the product of a dvd library being ripped to work with ...
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Unable to create a permanent alias in Mac OS

In Linux I can well to add alias to bashrc and it will become a permanent alias. In Mac OS I tried to do the same thing: vim ~/.bashrc export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.rvm/bin" # Add RVM to PATH f or ...
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osx bash grep - finding search terms in a large file with one single line

Is there simple unix command line i can enter which lets me isolate say 512 bytes either side of a search term, even if there is only one "line" in a very large text file? Ok, this should be easy. ...
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Why is there a bash process running in my Terminal if I use Zsh?

When I run the "top" command on OSX Mavericks, a bash process appears even though I am using Zsh, why?
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Dtrace shows posix_spawn called with only 3 argument. Trying to launch by hand

I ran dtruss on a process that launches another one: the League of Legends Launcher starts the main game process with certain arguments that I can't seem to pass via the command line. What caught my ...
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Use alias source with relative path

I want to add an alias file to my project folder to quickly open and edit files in it with a simple shell command. To make it more portable, I would like to use only relative paths. I want something ...
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Why does an ampersand in URL cause failure of some command in Mac OS X Terminal?

Why does an ampersand in URL cause failure of the following command? I want to open a web page by running Safari in Terminal, placing the URL as an argument. This works as expected: open -a safari ...
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Restore Launchpad DB from Backup using Bash/Terminal?

Context: I'm using an OSX shell script to update my settings system-wide after a fresh OS install. One snag I've ran into is restoring Launchpad. I have my launchpad DB backed up via GoogleDrive at: ...
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Open Google Chrome Specific Profile From Command Line Mac

I have been trying to open Google Chrome from command line but with no luck! I have tried How do I start Chrome using a specified "user profile"? My goal is to open Google Chrome with a ...
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1answer
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How can I install my script into the user's $HOME/.bin (or $HOME/bin) directory and make sure that is in their PATH?

Edit: places where I said $HOME/.bin I should have written $HOME/bin or any equivalent is fine. So I have a bash script which I am distributing as a client for my API. Current version installs like ...
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Issue with RVM conflicting with Brew?

Please bare with me as I am not an expert on bash. In fact I'm fairly new to OSX < 1 year. I ultimately would like your help to get my system configured optimally, thus removing unnecessary tools. ...
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How to automate shell script to run when I open a particular app in OSX?

I've been running into a rut recently with one project I've been trying to accomplish. Using Automator, but I don't know how to exactly to go about this project. There's this script editing app called ...
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How To Find SVN on my Mac

I'm very wet behind the ears on my Mac as I'm a windows developer. I'm trying to find out if I have SVN installed and where it is but I cannot even figure out this basic task. I've got a terminal ...
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not found error when executing bash script on Mac OS

I'm trying to build jDom-b4(a Java library) from the source with the script provided in the source. The content of script named build.sh: #!/bin/sh echo echo "Java and XML Build System" echo ...
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Local echo using Screen to connect to a serial terminal

Reading through the book "Building Wireless Sensor Networks" I learned that you can use the Screen utility to attach to a serial console. I tried using it to connect to an XBee module and it seemed ...
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Invalid Argument when moving items to new directory. Command works anyway

Here are the steps I took: cd ~ nano .bash_profile alias dtcl='cd ~/Desktop; mv * Desktop\ Cleanup' Ctrl - X Y Save If I run dtcl, it totally works. It moves everything ...
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If, else based on command piped to grep

I can't figure out how to make this (what supposed to be simple) script to work. Basically what I want, to run different stuff based on the state of my Parallels vm, something like this: if [ prlctl ...
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How can I restrict a bash find to only specific sub-sub-directories

I'm trying to list all the files in a specific sub-directory but different directories which are themselves on a different volume. The following works, but only on a fully specific sub-directory (and ...
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How to rename the file name with timestamp of created date by JavaScript, Perl or shell on OSX?

Could you tell me how to get timestamp of created date of file and rename the file name with it by JavaScript, Perl or shell on OSX 10.9.2? Example: Existing: Untitled.txt timestamp is 2014/05/03 ...
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Brace expansion seemingly not working in Bash 3.2.51 on Mac OS X

I have a bunch of LaTeX files on my Desktop: ma 512 hw 11.log, ma 512 hw 11.aux, ma 512 hw 11.tex etc. I want to use brace expansion to print them to the Terminal. E.g., ls *.{log, aux} But ...
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Adding logic to 'find' directories containing either [criteria A] or [criteria B]

I have inherited a vast media archive without a unifying organizational scheme. Its contents date back at least 10 years. I have been asked to find a needle in this hay stack, and I have some guesses ...
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Bash History Under OS X (Mavericks)

Why does my bash history under OS X never seem to persist for more than an hour or two (or a day, at most)?
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My cursor is at the beginning of my bash prompt. Any ideas why?

I'm using a slightly modified version of Gary Bernhardt's (destroyallsoftware.com) .bashrc with homebrew bash 3.2.51. # . ~/bin/bash_colors.sh . ~/bin/colorize.sh [... snipped ...] # ...
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/usr/bin/env: bad interpreter: Operation not permitted

found some answers here that didn't help me so much ohad@Macintosh-2:/Volumes/develpment/global_constants (master *+)$ node_modules/.bin/mocha -w bash: node_modules/.bin/mocha: /bin/csh: bad ...
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Run a service action with a file from a shell script

I use CloudApp and it has installed a handy service called “Upload to CloudApp”. I'm writing a build script that I want to hook into this service. Every time it is run I want it to upload the file ...