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OS X: “deny file-read-metadata /private/var/folders/” error

First, the setup: I have a Macbook running OS X 10.9.5, and I have a folder that I sync using WebDAV with a Windows machine. The way it works is: My Windows machine is running the WebDAV server ...
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Is there a native alternative to the `watch` command; for Darwin/OS X

I have a script that I'm trying to port from Linux to Darwin/OS X. The Linux version currently depends on the watch command, which doesn't appear to be installed on Darwin/OS X by default. What's the ...
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Darwin Streaming Server live stream in windows

We are trying to live stream webcam through Darwin Streaming Server on windows 7. we have installed and configured DSS correctly and getting the videos in the movie folder out correctly. But when we ...
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Why is the highest PID 66435 when there are only 277 processes running? [duplicate]

On my OS X/Darwin system, the highest PID is 66435, but there are only 277 processes running. Doesn't this indicate the system is just counting up with PIDs? And, if so, doesn't that mean the system ...
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It is safe delete OSX's /private/var/folders/* at reboot?

Want clean the /private/var/folders/* at the OS X boot, by creating an launchd entry. (AFAIK, the OS X doesn't supports the rc.conf rc.d - everything must be done by creating an entry for the ...
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USB Filesystem that can run executables and can mount on Linux and OS X

I'm looking for a filesystem that I can format a USB drive with that can run C++ executables. Tried FAT32: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission denied Tried NTFS: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission ...
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Tracing syscalls

I am trying to learn some tricks using "trace" (or dtrace or strace or truss), so I using the command: trace -d [random PID] I am getting the following error messages: trace error: trace facility ...
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Create script to login and change time on unix Darwin

I work for a non-profit and recently had to take on some sysadmin responsibilities, and and it is a new area for me. We have a Apple X Server that is running Darwin, and from time to time, especially ...
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Clean up or repair Mac OSX bootloader?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed in a Bootcamp partition on my iMac. A couple of months ago, I restored an image of my harddrive, which I've done multiple times before with success, but on ...
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Linux-based “Darwin OS” as possible Hackintosh alternative? [closed]

I stumbled across a website on the internet for an Operating System named "Darwin OS". I know that Darwin was an open source project made by Apple and is still included in modern day OS X operating ...
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Reliable HFS+ Journaled mount in any OS for ARMv6

I need an operating system for ARMv6 (Raspberry Pi) that can reliably mount HFS+ Journaled as read/write, with volume sizes up to 16TB. I've not been able to find details on how stable HFS+ Journaled ...
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Streaming remote files using Darwin Streaming Server over RTSP

I have setup Darwin streaming server and I am able to successfully stream locally stored (hinted) video files over RTSP.I would like to know if it is possible to stream files stored on a remote web ...
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Is it possible to compile a Darwin Distro from source, like you can a build a Linux Distro?

I have read through and undertaken Linux From Scratch (and BLFS) and I was wondering, can I follow this guide to create a Darwin Distro by substituting the xnu kernel? Would the process be vastly ...
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Difference between gnu and darwin and mach

These terms belong to the Mac OS X architecture topic and I'm confused about the following: mach is said to be a microkernel Darwin and XNU are mentioned to be a kernel So ...can you help me to ...
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How do I create a “here document” within a shell function?

I'm working my way through William Shotts Jr.'s great The Linux Command Line on my Mac OSX 10.7.5 system. 90% of the linux that Shotts covers is close enough to Darwin that I can figure out or GTEM to ...
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What to do if kill -9 doesn't work?

I've got a pesky process (in this case, a stranded process that was supposed to be running in iPhone Simulator (now long quit). 97442 ?? 0:00.00 (MyProcess) I've tried everything I can ...
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Installing VIM through MacPorts gives an error

I was trying to install VIM with the ruby package through macports, by executing the command: sudo port install vim +ruby +huge It seems the package was downloaded fine, but an error occurred. ...
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What prompt is sh using when you type sh into Terminal?

When using the default PS1 prompt that MAC OS/Terminal comes with, when you type sh you get a new style prompt. station-4:~ user$ sh sh-3.2$ When you export your own PS1, this functionality goes ...
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Why doesn't ls -lh show the total size of all the files and directories in each directory?

For example, it shows the kernel as being 18M but the Applications folder as being 3.8K BSD/Darwin
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Mac: truly detach process from Terminal.app

On Mac OS 10.6.6, I want to make a bash alias or function that will run Google Chrome. Launching Chrome is easy: "/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome". The problem is how to ...
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Is there a list of available boot-args for darwin / OS X

In OS X you can set boot parameters with nvram boot-args=[options] Where the options I know about -v (verbose) -x (safe mode) and arch=x86_64 (boot into 64 bit kernel on 64 bit capable machines). ...
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How should I automatically change my .zshrc for different OS'?

I am currently storing most of my dotfiles in a git repository to make keeping them in sync across all my computers easier. I've just recently acquired a Macbook so now have to have all my dotfiles ...
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how can I create SDP file?

hi can you tell me how to manually create the SDP file I want to play through the RTSP server? I am using the Darwin streaming server.
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play rtsp url via Darwin Streaming Server?

I am trying to play RTSP url via Darwin streaming server . they play their own mp4 files as provided in the setup; but not any other which is specified in the /movies folder.Can you tell me how to ...
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Why is Ctrl-Arrow not working in bash on OS X?

I use Ctrl-← and Ctrl-→ on every Linux system I work on, but these key combinations don't work in bash on my Macbook Pro. It is running Snow Leopard, and I'm using the built in Terminal ...
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Make environment variables available when running command as sudo

I am using Curl, and am having a problem trying to get it to recognize the $http_proxy environment variable when using sudo curl. I tried putting export http_proxy=.... in my /etc/profile and ...
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Where to get Darwin installation media?

I want to play with Apple's Darwin, but it seems like they removed any download option and compiling from source doesn't sound very easy given that I don't have a Mac. I just want the Base Darwin ...
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What's up with stat on Mac OS X/Darwin? Or filesystems without names

In response to a question I asked on SO, Give the mount point of a path, one respondant suggested using stat to get the device name associated with the volume of a given path. This works nicely on ...