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How to delete *.vmdk files?

I can't seem to delete *.vmdk files and related on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with sudo rm: $ sudo rm -rf /Volumes/Temp/vm/ rm: /Volumes/Temp/vm//MarukoVM/nvram: Read-only file system rm: ...
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Messed Up My Computer, Badly

I was testing a file IO thing, and accidentally hit an infinite loop. I was able to stop it relatively quickly (only about 23k files were created). It happened on my Desktop, and when I try to view my ...
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393 views

Sorting or finding a images based on their dimensions

I ran this file recovery tool to see if I could find a previously deleted image and the results were rather impressive. It recovered a little over 150,000 images (40GB total). If I go image by image ...
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OSX Document Package on Windows ? Or hiding the contents of a directory as a single file?

On OSX there's the concept of a Document Package, which is basically a directory that is shown to the user as a single file. This is the Apple documentation about it: If your document file formats ...
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Can't find the path to proxy.pac file in OS X

I need to control my proxy.pac file in OS X, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I used whereis proxy.pac from terminal too — the whole story short: I want to find the path to a file in Mac OSX.
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421 views

OS X - Too many files in a folder, can't move them

I have over 200,000 files in a folder, which I need to sequence into a movie. Quicktime Pro gives me an error so I'm trying to split up the images into various folders. Sadly, Finder is not letting me ...
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1answer
204 views

Delete all files that don't start with a certain string in a folder

How can I delete all files that don't start with "2012" in a particular folder? This is on OS X Lion.
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1answer
186 views

What command sequence can I use to delete directories but not their files?

How do I delete directories but not the files inside them? I have tried the following: rm -di /Users/arthur/Desktop/MyFolder remove /Users/arthur/Desktop/MyFolder? y rm: ...
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Mac OS X Lion: folders and files permissions

Every time I try to change the name of file or folder, or delete file or folder, the password dialog input appears. This is on Sites folder, permissions are drw--rw, user and everyone. The permissions ...
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283 views

How can I edit or view a Mac OS file with no extension?

I would like to view or perhaps edit a file with no extension. It is a Mac OS X Universal Binary executable file which I downloaded from my iPhone. I have both Mac OS X and Windows. Is there any way ...
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300 views

What is a socket link?

After noticing an interesting environment variable Apple_PubSub_Socket_Render. I notice that it was referring directly to this "Render" file. After doing a listing of "Render": ls -lh Render I ...
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59 views

Can't delete file because the item is in use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A file is still in use when trying to empty the Trash – how can I remove it? I recently downloaded Python, got confused, and deleted it. Everything went fine, until I ...
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931 views

split a large file with mac in command line by context

I have been trying to split a large file (some GB) into pieces, I need to chunk the file by linenumber (say, containings about 1M lines each). How could I do? csplit does not work, goes out of ...
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423 views

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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2answers
765 views

How to retrieve files cached in the RAM?

There are some applications that don't write cache files on the disk, instead they write into the RAM directly and thus you can't back it up, analyse it or do anything with it. How can I retrieve ...
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1answer
231 views

What is the difference between moving a file to Trash and using Terminal to rm it?

What is the difference between moving a file to Trash and using the Terminal to rm it? What is the idea behind the scenes?
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1answer
1k views

I've copied a folder over another one on my Mac, what can I do?

I've been designing a website for the past couple of weeks on my local server and I made some quick last changes before the meeting later this day. Being new with OS X, I copied the folders over to ...
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1answer
73 views

How do I drag a file onto Chrome? (Mac OSX Lion)

I have a file on the desktop that I want to drag onto a window (my browser). Suppose the browser is fully maximized. How can I do that in Lion? Before, in Snow Leopard, I could swipe up (reveal ...
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1answer
140 views

Use a script to grab paths to the recently changes files on the system?

Months ago I asked Is there a program or some method to access recent Finder windows / places? After asking that question I started using a utility called Fresh to watch recently changed files all ...
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34 views

Mac: Associate two files

I'm looking for a way (hopefully built into OSX) to make two files always stay together. The purpose: give every file used in my classes (mostly PDFs and PPTs) a "summary file" -- which could just be ...
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4answers
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How do I create a hidden file or folder in OS X?

I need to create ultra/super hidden folder in OS X. In Windows there are possibilities to create a super hidden folder, for example, using attrib +s +h Hidden the "Hidden" folder will be hidden. ...
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1answer
2k views

OSX: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted

I'm trying to delete a file under OSX Lion, but can't. I get the following message: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. Here's what I've tried: select ...
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2answers
67 views

Why are some of my files' names are not being displayed in OS X?

Some of my files' names are not being displayed in OS X as can be seen in the screenshot below: . I have also uploaded a video to demonstrate this issue: YouTube video Any ideas what is wrong ...
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630 views

Mac OS X tool to sync / copy ONLY timestamp rather than data of a file? No file data transfer, only filesystem metadata gets synced

This is my current situation (simplified, in fact of course many and large files): Dir1/ a b c Dir2/ a b c d This has happened before: a b c were copied from Dir1 to Dir2. Within Dir2 the ...
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1answer
133 views

Setting the last file status change time

stat will report the last access time, last data modification time, and last file status change time. utimes will allow one to set the last access time and last data modification time. Is there a ...
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1answer
325 views

Attributes of a file

I am trying to determine what all of the attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+). Here is my current list: ...
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243 views

How can I drag and drop from Spotlight search results on Mac OS X?

I'd like to hit Cmd-Space, type my query, and then from the list, drag a file to my Desktop or my browser or whatever. The best I have is that with the file highlighted, I can hit Cmd-I and then drag ...
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1answer
592 views

Is there a way to recover files after an OS X app crashes?

I think some unix programs will keep a temp file somewhere deep within the guts of the system, and after a program crashes you can go hunt around for them and possibly recover something. (a) i ...
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286 views

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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1answer
3k views

How to remove the @ / extended metadata of a file?

I know that the @ in -rwxrwxrwx@ 1 me staff 0 16 Mai 10:55 myLog.txt means, that there is some extended metadata attached. Fine. Doesn't interest me. I need to know how to remove it ? I ...
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491 views

How do open a HTML file as text on OS X?

How do we open a HTML file on OS X? I tried open with TextEdit.app but it shows me the HTML page not that HTML source! Even when I put it as "text only" it doesn't work (it just takes the HTML page ...
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8k views

Get pixel dimensions of a PNG on my Mac?

I have a random .PNG file on my Mac. Actually I have about a hundred of them. What is the easiest way to get the pixel dimensions? (I.e, 100 pixels wide and 50 high, or whatever).
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245 views

Permanently change defult application for a file type?

How can I open all files of a certain type with a specific application? For instance, MacVim? Selecting open with --> other --> select MacVim and checking "always open with" works for individual ...
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1answer
337 views

Tail the filename, not the file

In UNIX (OS X BSD to be precise), I have a "tail -f" command on a log file. From time to time I want to delete this log file so I can more easily review it in my text editor. I delete the file, and ...
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2k views

Files beginning with “._” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the purpose of the hidden files from OS X on my FAT32 external drive (only viewable in Windows) Sometimes when my wife works on photos in Photoshop on her Mac, ...
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4answers
1k views

Mac keyboard shortcut to rm file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permanently deleting files on Mac OS What's the Mac keyboard shortcut to rm a file? I know command + delete sends it to trash, but I want to permanently delete it, say ...
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1answer
329 views

Optimize read/write speed of a SINGLE file via caching (Mac OS X 10.4)

My bookmarks.html file is 40 MB in size. Anytime I edit a bookmark in Bookmark Manager (Firefox), I find myself waiting 5-10 seconds for the operation to complete. (If I open up Activity Monitor, I ...
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1answer
524 views

Finding saved YouTube videos from Firefox on OS X

If you're using Firefox in OS X and watch a video on YouTube, is the video saved in a temporary folder somewhere? Where can it be found?
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310 views

On a Mac, how to rename all files ending with a question mark?

I have some files that are like: 123.mp3? I need to rename them to 123.mp3 How can I do this to all the files in a given folder? I'm on a Mac
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1answer
982 views

Mac .app files and Windows .exe files

Are .app files on Mac systems analogous to .exe files on Windows systems?
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In the OSX Terminal, how do I open a file with a space in it's name?

There is a script I use that sets up virtual hosts for me and then opens up the url using safari, however, I'm trying to change the script so it opens up in Google Chrome instead. This line is giving ...
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Mac OS X file recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to find the original content when the folder is already “replaced”? Is there any free undelete software for the Mac? I thought that all operating ...
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1answer
920 views

Fixing mac user file permissions, not the system

Usually those files get wrong permission when coming from the network, even when I copy them from it, but mostly through "file sharing". So, definitely not talking about Disk Utility repair here, ...
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812 views

command line utility for changing file labels

is there a command line utility for changing the color label of files in macosx?
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5answers
1k views

On a Mac, how can I find all files on a NTFS partition that have the same name, given case *in*sensitivity?

Here's the deal, I have a huge mess of files on an external drive that is formatted as NTFS. I wish to copy all of these files onto my MacBook Pro. NTFS, like sane filesystems, is case sensitive. HFS ...
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How do I establish the network sharing to my WinXP server network drive from my Mac notebook?

I have been able to connect to my WinXP server's shared drives by using Finder's Command-K to browse the network. Unfortunately, when the server gets rebooted, the connection drops and sometimes I ...
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2answers
2k views

Mac zip archives on windows

What is the best way to open zip archives which are made on a Mac? Frequently when I open a zip archive the date file are 0 bytes, while the mac_osx folder is filled with the correct data files. Its ...
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3answers
510 views

Free MP3 divide (cut) software for Mac? [closed]

I use Mac OS X 10.5. I'd like to divide some bigger mp3 files into several smaller ones. (e.g. divide one track that is 9:29 min long into 13 tracks that are all about 30 sec - 1:10 sec long). ...
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2answers
367 views

Setting .as file to be actionscript instead of applesingle archive

When I save a file as something.as, os x thinks it's an applesingle archive and when I open it it tries to unzip it. Is there a way I can tell os x that .as files are actionscript and not applesingle ...
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Problems with Mac's Trash

I deleted a HUGE load of backup from an external HD (about 5 million files). Since then, the folder is "stuck" in Trash, never deleted. Once I go to Terminal and do: rm -rf ~/.Trash It deletes ...