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Tools to create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver?

My workplace doesn't have a document management system. People just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't really work. Trying to find information/files for a particular project by ...
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'Listen' to OS X application file writing

I'll make this quick. Sandboxie (for windows) is a great tool that allows the user to place any application in a sandbox (:p). With this tool it's easy to check what files are stored on disk, as it ...
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Is there a way to bypass the MS-DOS(FAT32) drive format to copy large files without reformatting?

On OSX, I'm trying to copy a 7GB file to an external drive whose format is MS-DOS(FAT32), and am getting the Can't be copied because it is too large for the volume's format. message. According to ...
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Moving directories based on .md5 file to restore original directory structure

I ask for help regarding some scripting. I have a directory "J:\To_Sort" which contains another 1164 directories. Inside the "To_Sort" directory I also have 37 *.md5 files. These MD55 files contain ...
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Mac Permission Editing

I copied over some old files of a time machine backup on a USB drive. When I try and access a user's Desktop for example I get a "can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents" ...
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Remove duplicate files, but only if they are in same folder?

I have read the FAQ and I know this comes close to being closed as asking for a product recommendation... I have looked at at least 40 "duplicate files" remover utilities (Windows, OSX and Linux) ...
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how do I on OSX copy a folder from an external drive to my hard drive and only add the new files?

say I have on the external drive: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt B/file3.txt and on my hard drive I have: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt I would like to drag and drop the whole folder over to the hard drive ...
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Word document lost without a trace

My friend experienced something I can't understand. She had a document saved locally on a Macbook Air using Office 2011, went in today and found it gone. The only sign it once existed was in Word's ...
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Undeletable 00000002.png file

I have 11 occurrences of the undeletable 00000002.png file which I can see in Finder's "All files" window. How do I delete them? Right clicking on each occurrence and then attempting at opening the ...
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480 views

How can I automatically synchronize a directory tree on multiple machines?

I have two Mac laptops and a Debian server, each with a directory that I would like to keep in sync between the three. The solution should meet the following criteria (in rough order of importance): ...
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Methods of moving all of my local files into cloud storage [closed]

I have a large amount of data that I would like to move into cloud storage. Some of the files (~30 GB) are archived, but uncompressed, files (text, documents, images, videos, and other media). Other ...
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Move files from one user account to another in OS X 10.6.8

How can I move files from user account to another in OS X 10.6.8? Every time I attempt access another users contents eg images, music, and the like. It keeps telling I don't have permission to view ...
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OS X Lion Finder and Open/Save sheets: How to list folders before files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you sort files in OS X Finder so folders appear at the top? I'm a recent Mac convert, but I miss the way Windows and many Unix file browsers list folders before ...
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locate similarly named files

I'm running OS X 10.7.3. I would like to locate all the files that have common strings in their filenames. I have a folder that contains several files whose filenames are the same except for the ...
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1answer
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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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168 views

Move files based on list of old and new file paths

What is an efficient way to rename files in OSX/BSD from a text file for files assumed to stay in original folder, but in the format of; /path/old file name.ext\tnew file name.ext There may be ...
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459 views

How do I reset my Open File dialog box on Mac?

Every time I open a file in any application, the open dialog box looks like this. The divider in the center is pulled all the way to the right. How can I reset this so that it is centered by ...
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1answer
129 views

How to create folder actions on OS X that run when the folder is “opened”

I want to create a folder action that is run every time a folder is opened, instead of only when files are added to the folder. From what I've found online, there doesn't seem to be a way; is there or ...
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Create/Modify folder actions from terminal in OSX

I have a set of folders that have similar folder actions attached to them. I want to create a folder action to attach to their parent folder, so that if I create a new folder within it, this folder ...
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Show/hide extension of a file through OS X command line

I'm looking for a way, via terminal, to change whether or not a specific file's extension is shown in the Finder, something along the lines of: $ hideextension ~/music/somesong.mp3 Without having ...
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1answer
64 views

Move file on server from remote station?

On my Mac I connect to a network attached storage. Then I want to move some files from one folder into another. This is really slow, because the file is not really moved but instead copied. So it is ...
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How to tell full path of file on Mac?

I have a text file opened up in TextEdit, and I can't seem to figure out the full path of the file. Also, if I search for the file in spotlight, it doesn't seem to tell me the full path of the file ...
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Is there a way to use * in the destination of cp, mv, etc?

In the Windows Command Prompt you can do this kind of thing: ren *.doc *.txt copy my-precious-document.doc *-backup.doc Is there a way to do this is the Linux (including OS X) world? It's a very ...
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How to drag-select multiple files in Mac OS X?

Here's what I do know: I can click to select a file I can click SHIFT to select a range I can use COMMAND to add or subtract from and existing selection I can select by clicking on an empty space and ...
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447 views

Enable “file location” column in OS X search results?

In Windows there is a nice option to have "in folder" as a column option. Is this possible with OS X? Here is a search results window on OS X: And here it is on Windows:
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After upgrade to OSX Lion, cannot access NAS share

I've just upgraded to Lion and now it seems I can't connect to my NAS. I hit ⌘-K then in the server address I type in smb://files, as I would usually do. It thinks for a bit, then shows up in Finder ...
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Mystery file on OSX Desktop

I have a file that has recently shown up on my desktop, and I'm not sure what it is. I can't delete it, trying gives me the error message The item “00000002” can’t be moved to the Trash because it ...
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How can I create a new folder within a nested folder hierarchy using Finder?

Here's a thing that's been annoying me for a long time: Using OS X 10.6, when you navigate through folders, expanding them to see their content, you sometimes want to create a new folder at the bottom ...
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470 views

How do I safely merge two directories using commands on Solaris (and OSX)?

Directory A and B have many subdirectories with nearly identical content. Directory B may have newer files and some subdirectories that directory A does not have. When files in Directory B are ...
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1answer
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Is there a good clone of the OS X Finder for Windows?

I'm mostly a Windows user, but am a big fan of the "in columns" mode of the OS X finder (the Miller Columns concept). It's fluid, and it's great being able to see the contents of each folder up the ...
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1answer
591 views

Changing the group to nogroup in Mac OS X

I'm trying to change the group of several files in Mac OS X using the group nogroup: chown my_user:nogroup file.txt Problem is that it does not change at all, although the nogroup is currently ...
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How do I recursively delete duplicate files using the terminal?

I'm using a mac, and just transferred a bunch o photos from another computer, and as it turns out, there is a bunch of duplicates... So... I'm not too familiar with the mac terminal, but if there is ...
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Moving a File While It's In Use — How Does it work?

I've noticed that on non-windows OS.... ie linux/mac i can do things like: - Send a zip to a friend over aim - Delete the file while it's in transfer And the transfer does not fail. Or, I can do ...
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Cannot change case of existing file name in OS X

I have a weird problem from a long time ago already. If I try to rename a file from "myfile.txt" to "MYFILE.txt" and vice versa, nothing changes. The filename still says "myfile.txt". I tried to ...
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How can I copy files to an external drive and verify their integrity in OS X?

I'm moving large amounts of data from one external drive to another larger one. The files are important and the smaller drives need to be cleared and reused (HD camera). Is there some utility for ...
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Make emacs aware of files externally moved/renamed on Mac os x

I've been using mac os x for several years, and I realize that I've now gotten used to all applications transparently "following" files as I rename or move them (either via mv on the console or within ...
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356 views

Mount drive when symbolic link is accessed

I have a MacBook Pro with two internal drives: an SSD and a slow HDD. On the HDD I keep heavy, rarely accessed files like movies, photos, etc. These are symlinked from the SSD, so applications like ...
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639 views

Good FOSS Duplicate File Finder For OSX

Today I embarked on the journey of taking a few of my computers new and old and consolidating like files to like folders. Now I need to find the duplicates. There are so many files I dont want to do ...
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Can I tell 'split' to not split lines?

I have a large text file, that I need to split into a series of smaller (under 1MB) files. It seems that split is what I want here. However, if I try the following (using 900k as the limit to give ...
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How to move multiple files in OSX

In OSX, when I click on a file while holding down the command button, I can move it to another drive. The problem is trying to do this with multiple files. If I press command-A to select all the ...
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Moving folders in OSX

Let's say I have a particular folder I want to move to a different drive. On that drive is a folder of the same name. Both folders have things inside them. In Windows, when I move the folder, the ...
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4answers
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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4answers
3k views

free dual pane file manager for Mac OS X with tabs

does free dual pane file manager for Mac OS X with tabs even exist? I found muCommander but it doesn't have tabs.
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Is there a good dual pane file manager for Mac OS X? [closed]

Is there a good customizable dual-pane file manager for Mac like Total Commander / Far Manager in Windows, or like Krusader / Midnight Commander in Linux? I used to work on Windows for quite a while ...
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4answers
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What functionality does Dropbox provide that Evernote does not?

I currently use Evernote as a catch-all storage system, note-taking app, and file transfer system. What, if anything, would Dropbox add to my capabilities? (If it matters, I'm an OSX/iphone/ipad ...
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1answer
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Mac: Script application downloaded from the Internet

I downloaded a php framework and has started to make a website using that. Sometimes I need to look at the source of that framework and every time I open a file I haven't opened before I get this ...
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Snow Leopard - Finder “Arrange By …” for all files/folders

I just upgraded to Snow Leopard and one feature that seems to be different (from Leopard) is that setting the default "arrange by" option doesn't affect all files and folders, and only changes the ...
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Unset the system immutable bit in Mac OS X

In theory I believe you can unlock and remove the system immutable bit with: chflags noschg /Path/To/File But how can you do this when you've set the bit as root? I have a file that is locked, and ...
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How to merge (and not replace) folders when copying on the Mac?

There's a similar question about windows. This is the same, but for mac. By the way, it's odd there's no question on this yet, since it seems like it's the most hated thing on Mac OS X. If I try ...
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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 ...