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How to copy content of popup

I want to copy "Recent inbox messages". Is it possible? The thing is, when I move mouse to hover it, popup disappears. I am using Safari 7 on Mac.
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Mac OSX 10.9 resume folder copy to NAS

I have a really big folder (174GB) that I wanted to move to a NAS using Ethernet. I started the transfer and when it was neary finished the computer stopped (I accidentally disabled caffeine) and the ...
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Mac OS. Can't zip or copy a folder?

It is a folder with xcode project. Previously it worked normally. Now on both duplicating and zipping it shows an error. It is in other language but sounds something like this "Error on zipping ...
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Using Mac OS X terminal to copy a selection of folders to a new location, with merge behavior

I have a folder 'foo' that contains a lot of sub folders, e.g. foo |---20101 |---20102 |---20103 |---20111 |---20112 |---20113 There are way more than this, but hopefully it explains the ...
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OSX - Recover original timestamp after command line copy

Is it possible to recover the original time stamp (date added, date modified) of files after copying them (command line, cp -r folder) The original files are gone.
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Unix command for recursively copying files

I need a unix command for the following: Directory Structure /project /images /products /cup.jpg /laptop.jpg /designs /alpha.jpg ...
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Copy files on Mac by using regular expression

I have close to hundreds of .fastq files in different subfolders under a shared drive along with many big files such as .bam files. I want to copy only the .fastq files to another location in a same ...
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Copying many files without stopping on errors on OSX

I need to copy several Gb from an external HD to my moan hd and some files will cause errors. If I do this with the finder, it will stop on the first error. Is there a way to copy everything no ...
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Why is the physical size of a .dylib file smaller than it's logical size?

There is a behavior I cannot explain in OSX Lion (might be on other versions too). When I copy or duplicate some applications, for example iTunes, that contain some dynamic libraries, the physical ...
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How can I select text in the Mac OS X Terminal without a mouse (for copy and paste, emacs)

In the Terminal I can mark text with the mouse, copy it with cmd-c and paste it with cmd-v. This is all I need and it works great, even within emacs. Which is important for me, since I'm still not ...
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Copying large files on the same disk - increasing the buffer

I'm on OS X, and I'm copying a large amount of data from one partition to another. Because of the nature of a magnetic disk, I feel this would go much faster if I can get 'cp' to use a huge buffer of ...
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Clone External Hard Drive Without Leaving a Record on the Drive Itself

I have an external hard drive which I need to make an exact copy of, but I need to do so without leaving any trace of the operation on the original drive. I'm primarily a Mac user, but I suspect the ...
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Copying files across computers in different networks using scp Mac Lion

I forgot how to do this and I found this other StackOverflow post about it but now I'm getting this error: ssh: connect to host xx.xx.xx.xx port 22: Permission denied lost connection I am ...
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How do I queue multiple files for copying on a Mac?

When I copy multiple files on a Mac, the system tries to copy them all at the same time. The problem is two-fold. First of all, when you select multiple files and copy them, they all go into one ...
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Copy busy file in OS X Lion

How can you copy a file in OS X Lion when it says it is busy? I am trying to copy Photoshop brushes from an external hard drive. Photoshop is not running and I'm not sure why OS X says that the file ...
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How do you create a working Hard Link in OSX?

Ok, this has me banging my head. In OS X, to create a hard link, in a terminal window, you're supposed to be able to just type this... ln a.txt b.txt ...and this should create a hard link from ...
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Can I copy the Macintosh HD to migrate my data to a new Mac?

I want to get a new Mac. Can I simply dd a disk image from my older mac's hdd to the new Mac with a bigger HDD (this will be further partitioned, but the old osx drive will fit within one OS X-style ...
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Transfer iTunes from PC to Mac?

I've just switched to Mac. Everything was running smoothly so far. Now I need to copy my iTunes library (+6,000 songs and videos) from my old windows computer to my new Mac. I've heard it can be done ...
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OSX: copy (command-c) adds to clipboard. How to disable?

Since a while a copy action (command-c) adds the current selection to the clipboard instead of replacing the clipboard. This mostly happens while coding in TextMate but also happened in CSSedit. The ...
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OS X file copy fills up the system drive

I have a Mac Mini with a 40GB system drive and the time has come to move all the user data to an external drive, as I only have 750MB left. So I plugged in a 1TB firewire drive and used Finder to ...
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Copy a file from source directory to target base directory and maintain source path

Forgive me, I am probably not using the right terms to describe the problem and misunderstanding the most basic usage for a couple of common commands. I have a simple find statement that is ...
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Why is Dreamweaver CS5 so slow to sync files when target is local system folder?

Just curious about the cause and if there is a way to speed it up. I'm running MAMP, so I configured a site in DW CS5 to "Connect using: Local/Network" and pointed it to a folder on my computer. ...
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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1answer
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UNIX command for replace files

on Mac, you know there is no 'merge files' when you command+c/command+v some folder on another one, it actually replaces it. I'm simply wondering on what UNIX is this based? Because correct me if I'm ...
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How can I use sed to alter the results of find and pass the results to cp?

In solaris, I'd like to copy all files found by the find command to a slightly different path. The following script basically executes cp for each file found by find. For example: cp ...
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How do I copy a list of folders recursively, ignoring errors?

I want to copy a bunch of folders recursively. However, I don't want one error preventing the copy from finishing. Is there any way to do a recursive copy(cp -R), ignoring (but logging) all errors ...
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How to copy a partition in OSX?

Is there some easy way to copy my boot leopard partition to another internal harddisk?
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How to copy a DVD on Mac

Is there any software (preferred free) which allows me to copy a DVD (Disk to Disk copy)? I have installed Burn, but it does not seem to let me do what I need. Thank you.
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Intelligent file copy/move software?

Is there any intelligent (and-well integrated in the system) replacement for file copy/move ? By intelligent, I mean : on conflict, do not prompt the user while stopping the copy but prompt and, in ...
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Why does Mac OS X sometimes complain that a copy failed because a file is in use?

Recently I've been copying files from DVDs to network storage on my Mac running Leopard 10.5.7. I'm just dragging and dropping in Finder to perform the copy. Occasionally the copy will fail with a ...