Cross-platform applications have the ability to be compiled (and then run) on multiple operating systems, usually with little-to-no changes in the code. This is accomplished through various checks in the code itself, or more commonly by the use of a cross-platform development library.

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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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Does the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms (i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows)?

Does the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms (i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows)? (Is Edge cross-platform?)
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the user's home directory or Program Files in windows explorer?

CommandShiftH in Finder will take me to my home (~/) directory, similarly CommandShiftA will take me to /Applications. Is there an equivalent for Explorer? I know in Powershell I can use cd ~, but ...
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What character can be prepended to the front a file or folder name to move it to the bottom?

If we stick an ! character to the front of a directory name, it will be at the top of other directories when sorted. Is there a character which has the opposite effect? Logically, a tilde (~) should ...
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Can CygWin 64 bits compile 32 bits sources?

I am trying to compile on CygWin 64 bits the (presumed) 32 bits wake on lan tool here created by Thomas Krennwallner, supposed to compile on Unix and Windows under CygWin. After download I did: ...
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Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux. Also, can I have the differences of each partition format, I mean the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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Play internet video in external players (cross-platform)?

I have created a similar question on this on the ubuntu page. While that question was directed to a certain problem with adobe flash player in Linux, the answer that I found in the end is ...
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Shared calendar across domains/devices

I'm trying to set up a shared calendar for my family, but it's harder then it seems. The requirements are: Private calendar: noone else can edit it. It should sync between devices and be ...
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Crossplatform encrypted file containers [closed]

Since the sudden (and strange...) stop of TrueCrypt, I am looking in vain for a cross-platform (Windows/Linux essentially) encryption software that manage file containers (or equivalent) in a similar ...
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Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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Derive vimfiles directory from runtimepath option

I want to set a $VIMFILES variable in my vimrc file to determine in a non-platform-specific way the file path of my vimfiles directory (a la How do I get Vim home directory?). This should be trivial ...
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Unclear on making sense of all the command-line-interfaces (CLI)s out there, and when/why to use them

Some background, I am making the mental effort to start using command line interface for all my work, on Windows, Mac OSX, and LINUX systems. It is true that we have a lot more flexibility in the ...
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Watch a filesystem and rsync changes in a cross-platform way with minimal dependencies

I'd like to start a long-running Ruby or Python script, and have the script watch a local directory for changes to files and new files. Periodically, the script will trigger a one-way rsync to a ...
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Restrictions for in-app purchasing across multiple platforms [closed]

I am developing a native iOS app that involves in-app purchasing of consumable digital goods. I am aware of the restrictions on building apps that try to circumvent the 30% commission that Apple takes ...
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Cross-platform daemon/service stop and start

Is there a tool which can control daemons/services in a cross-platform manner? In programming there are different build tools that allow you to build software from source on different platforms; the ...
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Cross platform WiFi enabled folder access on linux embedded device

I have a device, we'll say it's a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with a stripped kernel that can only run a single program. This device does not have a keyboard or a mouse, but two joysticks and four ...
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What crashed Automake?

When downloading open-source software from the internet (in this case: PHP 5.5.5), they often come with an Automake "script" (if I can call it a script) for building from source. Now I'm trying to ...
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What are the Compile time considerations to reduce the size of binary on Linux?

I have compiled one utility and created the binary on my Linux System. But the size of this binary is 2.3 MB and I need to reduce the size of this binary. I tried applying STRIP on the binary but its ...
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Encrypted file format that is supported on PC and MAC

I need to make an encrypted file on a PC that I can burn to CD and give a mac user who wants to decrypt it without having to install a program? is this even possible? thanks
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Synchronise changes to file system

I have a moderately-sized stash (~100GB) of music and photos (and other documents). I'd like to be able to keep (at least) two copies of the files in sync, without requiring that all the PCs be ...
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Java crashes computer after about 10 minutes

I'm having a problem with Java crashing my computer. I am trying to run my Minecraft server, which has worked 100% of the time before I updated my BIOS, but now my PC randomly turns off (no prompt or ...
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How to create a cross-platform traveler disk with TrueCrypt

I need to create a file-based TrueCrypt volume in a 32GB USB pendrive. If I wanted to access my files in offline computers, I'd need to include the TrueCrypt executable in the pendrive as well. I'd ...
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Cross-platform backup solutions [closed]

Here's my situation. I'm always feeling uncomfortable with backups which are bound to one specific OS. A Mac OS X Time Machine backup, for example, is not very helpful when you can't afford a new Mac ...
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Cross-platform usable filesystem with large file support

What is the best filesystem to use cross-platform (Linux, Windows, OS X) which supports disk sizes of at least 2TB and file sizes >4GB? I'm planning to use it on a USB drive on different computers. ...
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Under what login/boot conditions can Chrome Remote Desktop access a computer? Does this differ by OS?

If I set up a host computer for permanent remote access via Chrome Remote Desktop, when is it accessible? Specifically: Is it accessible when it has been locally logged into only by a ...
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Is there a cross OS (win/mac) scripting languagee? [closed]

I use Autohotkey for all my Windows scripting, but would like to use something that could apply to a Mac as well. Without having to write it in multiple languages. And having it compatible with ...
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How to lock a folder forever even if OS has been changed?

I need to use a folder lock software to protect my private folders. But there is a main problem with most of them. Imagine I installed one of them on my sysem that runs Windows 7. Everything is ok up ...
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How to use over 4GB files on USB stick and retain compatibility between operating systems?

I overcame this 4GB file problem by formatting my USB stick to NTFS. But Linux or other OS's or devices doesn't support this format. Is it possible to have a program inside my USB stick, which would ...
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Equivalents for .bat files for starting a jar file

Which are the .bat file alternatives for Linux, MacOSX and other operating systems for starting a jar file for example or another program (.exe, .app ...) with a click on this .bat / ... file? I just ...
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How can I sync my progress on ebooks, specifically pdfs across computers? [duplicate]

I have ebooks in mobi, epub and pdf formats. For the epubs I have been using booki.sh, but I am at a lost for syncing my progress on pdf files between my windows and linux dual boot and my android ...
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“sync” content via filename

Okay, well I've uploaded 5 gigs of images to Dropbox, and those are directly off the camera. In another country, my friend with rubbish internet (whom retrieved a CD containing the images) copied ...
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Unicode (non-ascii) filename interoperability between linux and windows

I have this problem, and I'm not really sure where the issue is on client or on server or both. I'll appreciate any help diagnosing and resolving this. I have remote linux box running debian, that I ...
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How to make edits in Windows to files on a linux server?

I have an SMB connection to an Ubuntu Server 12.10 host that has shell scripts and config files I want to edit with a Windows 7 client using Notepad++. I am able to open the files and make changes, ...
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Convert Linux symlinks to Windows symlinks

I've noticed that Linux symlinks don't work in Windows, and vice-versa. Is there any way to convert Linux symlinks to Windows symlinks? Specifically, I want to convert relative Linux symlinks to ...
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What's a cross-platform solution for tagging files on a USB drive?

I'd like to add custom search tags for Spotlight, Windows Search, and Linux Beagle, all on the same NTFS-formatted USB drive. What's the closest software solution to this?
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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely ...
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Read/write cross-platform disk image

I have a read-writable .sparseimage on a Mac; I'd like to start using the contents on a Linux machine as well. Is there a cross-platform read-write disk image container I can use? (The contained ...
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Encryption of external HDD — accessible from windows without installation

I would like to use encryption on my external HDD but I would like to be able to access the encrypted data from Windows as well. As suggested in other questions, TrueCrypt is one option here, or I am ...
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Is it possible to use Sky Drive with linux?

I'm a long-time Dropbox user, and I'd like to experiment with Sky Drive. I have two Windows 8 computers and one Ubuntu computer that I use on a regular basis. If I can't use Sky Drive on all of them, ...
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Are PostgreSQL's database files binary compatible between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X?

Assuming 64-bit OS editions on each and only one copy of PostgreSQL running at a time, can I host my PostgreSQL database files in Dropbox and expect binary compatibility on all three platforms? I've ...
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Disable “press 'esc' to exit full screen” in flash videos

This is not a duplicate of this question I watch videos on YouTube, Netflix, etc. Whenever I enter full-screen mode, I get the annoying "You've entered full screen mode. Press 'esc' to exit full ...
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Platform independent SSH client? [closed]

I am looking for an ssh client that can run from a windows terminal (cmd.exe) or a bash shell with no difference. That means that cygwin would not work (not the original cmd.exe process). This client ...
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Rich text editor cross-platform

I'm about to write a thesis and I need to work on it on various devices: a MacBook Pro, a laptop with Windows 7 and an iPad. The problem is to find a way to keep in sync everything. I though of many ...
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Cross-platform file synchronisation methods

Within a cross operating system network containing different versions of Windows Clients (Win98, NT, Windows 7) and a Linux file server I would like to sync folders. There are two limitations: 1) ...
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Running android apps on a linux PC

How can I run android apps, i.e. from the android marketplace on a linux PC? Does there exist any easy-to-use android emulator or virtual machine environment? FWIW, I'm running arch linux and ...
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Run .ipa file on cross platform? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPad Simulator (install ipa on pc) My platforms are Linux and Windows. Now I have a software whose extension is .ipa I am looking for a way to run this file either on ...
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Create .zip's on OS X without the “extra” MacOS files (like .DS_Store, MACOSX folder, etc) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store OS X includes undesired, "extra" files when creating .zip's of folders that look poor in Windows & Linux. How to ...
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Generating and collaborating on network map diagrams?

I have to turn out some network topology maps for very large networks. I'd like the format for the maps to be something other people can also edit and contribute to regardless of what software I'm ...
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portable cross-platform WebDAV Client

I am looking for a portable application that will allow me to do this: Browse a WebDAV share and open a file. Edit the file locally. Save the file, and automatically propagate the change to WebDAV. ...
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Is a .vdi file for VirtualBox Cross-Platform?

I have a .vdi file on a Windows 64 bit. Can I use the same .vdi file on a different machine like a Linux 32-bit, without problem?