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What's are the technical differences between “chmod -w file” and “chflags uchg file”

BSD/MacOS question. chmod -w file will remove all the write permissions from file chflags uchg file will set the user-immutable bit (aka "Locked" bit) on file Beyond the obvious statement of ...
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Backup bootable USB flash in Mac OS X

I have a bootable USB. It runs Linux. The size of USB pen is 8Gb, and linux partitions take less than 200Mb. $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Sudo su vs su linux

If I enter in the password to su when prompted, it doesnt work while sudo su does. Also, when a command is executed using sudo (command), does sudo automatically execute it by root by default (since ...
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Is it possible to run a Linux / BSD app on a mac?

I don't care if I have to add libraries or build whatever on my end. I'm just hoping since OS X has the foundations of Unix that there's some way to run a Linux or BSD client. Specifically, we need ...
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How much BSD is in OSX Lion? [closed]

OSX is commonly seen as the graphical shell on top of BSD. Lately, it seems as though Apple is adding more and more to 'core' OS functionality (sandboxing, versioning). Is there a steady progression ...
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com.apple.named.conf.proxy missing

I've seen a number of references to /etc/com.apple.named.conf.proxy for use with named in Internet Sharing on Mac OSX. On my Snow Leopard 10.6.6 Macbook Pro, though, no such file seems to exist. Is ...
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What to you use as a “fuser -v -n tcp” alternative on Mac OS X

The fuser command on Mac OS X is rather primitive and can't check for processes listening on a specific port. Does anybody know a good alternative? It it enough to know which process listening on that ...
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Why aren't all Mac applications easily portable to Linux?

Since the Apple OS-X operating system is a UNIX derivative (BSD), and the underlying (Intel) Mac architecture is the same, why isn't it very straightforward to get Apple-specific applications running ...