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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?

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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How to use Darwin streaming server to stream over the internet?

How do you use Darwin streaming server to stream over the internet? I can only get it to stream over my home network with rtsp://{my ip adress}/sample_300kbit.mp4.
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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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Ballooning Mac OS X kernel_task and Wired memory usage. How to diagnose / fix?

I have a very strange issue, which I'm having a hard time diagnosing as to the root cause. I have a Mac Pro (2008, 8-core 2.8 GHz, 8800GT) with 14 GB of RAM (recently upgraded because of this ...
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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 ...