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Is there a quick way to delete all your large files on your Mac?

I know how to use the "all my files" thing and sort by size, but it seems that the largest file that appears there is around 1GB. I suspect there is some other way to list all large files (apps, ...
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Vim on Mac OS X terminal

I'm on Mac OS X 10.9 using Vim 7.4 and I'm looking to find a way to map the key combination behavior "option + delete" to delete a word backwards. Currently, this works on every app in the OS, except ...
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Mac OS: don't delete file while renaming

I remapped my Mac keybindings, so that files are deleted by pressing just the delete key, like in Windows. Unfortunately, when renaming a file and pressing delete ("forward delete one character"), ...
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Terminal: Deleting everything except for .nef or .jpgs

I am using Mountain Lion on a Mac. I want to delete all the files in a directory which do NOT end with .psd, .jpg, or .nef using Terminal. How would I do this? Thanks in advance!
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OS X: Delete single folder of Time Machine Backup via Terminal

I know there is tmutil delete to delete single timemachine snapshots from a backup of another machine — but now I need to delete only one of the folders inside the backup. On my old (and now dead) ...
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Cannot delete file in OS X

I have a file in trash, and I cannot delete it. Before you ask me to STFW, no, the file is not locked :-/ The file is a symbolic link to nothing (target is deleted). Here is the output of ls -lO on ...
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OS X: directory access stalls; how to delete the directory?

There is a directory on my (solid-state) drive on OS X (Lion) that makes the computer stall when I try to delete or otherwise access it (no processor or drive activity). What can be attempted so as ...
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Terminal on Mac - Delete key behavior

I'd like the delete key (well, the Fn+Backspace combination) on my Mac to behave the same way in the Terminal as it does normally. That is, to do forward-delete. Right now it outputs tilde - at least ...
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Mac always warns “You can't undo this action” and skips the Trash when deleting a file

I repaired the permissions on my iMac and am now getting this dialog box whenever I delete something. I checked Finder > Preferences and "Empty Trash Securely" and "Show Warning" are both unchecked. ...
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How to delete a folder and its sub folders? rm -R not working

I am trying to delete a folder that has sub folders, and a git repository. Doing: rm -R folder_name/ doesn't work, it prompts me for some folders that are GIT specific?
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How to recover deleted files in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to recover my deleted files in Mac OS X (after I emptied the trash also)? In Windows I can recover the deleted files using file recovery software. Similarly, in Mac OS X, Is any ...
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How do I convert Caps Lock into Delete on the Mac? [duplicate]

FYI: None of the answers to this question fixed the problem so don't bother reading any further. Possible Duplicate: Remapping of keys in Mac OS X This way I could avoid using ...
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Mac OS X: How can I see who is using the files I'm trying to delete?

I have a couple of files that I want to delete. So I select them and then do Move to Trash. However, when I do so I get this message: Some of the items you are moving are in use by another ...
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How do I remove invisible files / folders from my Time Machine backup?

I use the methods here to trim files from my backup and exclude them from future backups. I have ~/.dropbox excluded, but I don't know how to delete all current backups because it's invisible (and ...
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How do I trim my Time Machine backups and find and exclude frequently-updated large files from bloating it?

Time Machine is nice because it Just Works and it does its magic in the background. But left to itself, it can really swell up due to either large files that you don't really need backed up slipping ...
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Deleting a single file from the trash in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

In earlier versions of Mac OS X one could delete a file from the trash by opening a terminal window and typing rm ~/.Trash/file_i_want_to_delete. See this previous post. Unlike earlier versions in ...
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Does Secure Empty Trash work on Mac w SSD?

Given that an SSD does wear leveling, does the Secure Empty Trash on the menu in MacOSX really work? Is something special being done force overwrites to the same physical block of flash and bypass ...
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Removing large files from Time Machine?

I love the way Time Machine works. And I'm smart enough to have excluded certain folders, like Music and others. But I foolishly forgot to exclude my virtual machines. That's 3GB+ that's now been ...