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Custom copy paste. how to eliminate invalid characters from paste?

I collect articles and like having the title of the article in the filename. However, some titles contain invalid characters such as ':'. This precludes a simple, and quick, copy paste operation to ...
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bash - directories ending in . and whitespace cannot be removed

On my external hard drive are two directories, Fun. and Complex_, where that _ is a whitespace. I cannot empty from my trash or remove them with rm -rf and I want to. Neither show up in Finder on ...
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Apple Automator “New PDF from Images” maintaining same filename

I will potentially have 26k of old legacy PICT images to transfer first to PDF for migration. I am using Apple Automator and also the "Dispense Items Incrementally" to loop through it. However, I ...
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Automate the renaming of file in OSX

Example: We have a folder filled with 30 images with inconsistent names. These images need to be named consistently and numerically: image1.jpg image2.jpg image3.jpg ... image30.jpg Can this be ...
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OS X says “they standard extension is” .jpeg, but according to who?

When I attempt to save a file as "picture.jpg", OS X unhelpfully informs me that the standard extension is ".jpeg". I think the bazillion .jpg files on the web beg to differ, so where does Apple get ...
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function to automatically remove special characters from file names during saving in MacOS X

I'm often creating PDF files from web pages in MacOS X (10.6) and very often I have the problem that the automatically proposed file name (based on the name of the web page) contains many special ...
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OS X update results in question marks in file names [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: File names in OS X appearing with question marks I've recently updated my Mac and now some file names contain question marks when viewed in Finder or the terminal. I ...
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Why do I sometimes get double extension names in OS X?

Sometimes when downloading files, I end up with a file like "foo.txt.txt". Sometimes I end up with just "foo" (and then manually change the extension later). Is this a common problem with OS X? What ...
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Does “show all filename extensions” actually work in Mac OS X?

Quite simply, the option in Finder prefs to show all filename extensions is checked, but sometimes when I save something, e.g. a text file, and don't explicitly specify a filename in the save dialog, ...
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Force a file to overwrite instead of appending the filename

I've got an application running is OS X that won't overwrite a file with the same filename. It will only append the filename with a 'space 1'. If I write a file more than once I get something like ...
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Windows Desktop Icon Filename Positioning

Is there a way to make filenames appear to the right or left of the file and folder icons as you can in OSX on the desktop?
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Mac OS: how could I rename a file like APP_001.gif to 01.gif?

I have a load of files in a directory. They all have names like: APP_001.gif APP_101.gif How could I bulk rename them to 01.gif 101.gif i.e. get rid of the prefix before _, and then remove the ...
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Files get renamed when transferring them from a PC to a Mac

I have a ton of files that I transfer from a PC to a Mac. I transfer them using a USB drive but when I put them in the Mac, a few of the filenames are changed. For example if I have this file: ...
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Removing file with strange characters in filename in OS X

After a memory error in my program, I am stuck with a file with a strange filename. It's proving quite resistant to all normal methods to remove files with strange names. The filename is: ...