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run script on directory modification

For launchd there is WatchPaths (and for some more specific case QueueDirectories) which monitors changes on a path. However, if it is a directory, it will only recognize creations/deletions in the ...
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Open a bundle in the mac file save dialog?

I am saving a from an app on my mac. I have the file save dialog open. I'd like to save it inside a bundle myBundle.bundle. I could add the bundle to the finder favorites, or I could save it ...
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How to find the origin of OSX Fuse installed on my system? Then remove it

I have a computer running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.4. Recently (within the last month) I noticed OSX Fuse in my System Preferences pane. However, I did not install OSX Fuse to my knowledge. In fact, I ...
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Which file system is supported by both OS X and Windows and can handle large files? [duplicate]

I want to store large files (up to 50GB for a single file) on an external hard drive. Both Mac OS X and Windows 7 need to be able to read and write to the hard drive. Additionally, I want to use the ...
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Create Mac partition in Windows

On my Windows server machine I have a 1TB drive I want to partition down the middle, one half NTFS and the other HFS+. I don't necessarily need to be able to write or even read the HFS+ partition from ...
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Case Sensitive drive, can't install illustrator

I have a case sensitive drive on my macbook. I went to install Illustrator but I got the error that it can't be installed on a case sensitive partition (in 2013!!!). I went and partitioned my paltry ...
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Best way to export the full content of a HFS+ partition

My friends MacBook Pro (2008) completely died today. We removed the hard drive, and I'm currently dumping it's whole content into a tar archive with the help of a parted magic live CD, so that he can ...
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Which filesystems support hard links (rsync) to backup a Mac?

I want to make a rsync-style hard-link backup from Mac on an external hard drive, but I cannot decide for a file system. It should be (preferably natively) readable from other operating systems. ...
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MacBook Pro (OSX Lion) - shutdown automatically before reaching login screen

When I try to lunch my MacBook Pro I can see a progress bar on loading screen. It goes to 1/15 or something like this and then it shut downs - I cannot reach even login screen. It happened to me 2 ...
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How do I determine what file occupies a given sector in Mac OS X?

There are similar questions for Windows and Linux, but I need this on OS X. The filesystem is HFS+, journaled. I have a sector LBA, I could find where a partition starts with gpt (though it refuses to ...
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368 views

Search under currently directory and sub directories for a string

How can I search all files under a specific directory that contian a specific string sequence like "superuser" i.e. search for all files in the current directory and sub-directories (recursively) if ...
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Mac - Convert from Case-Sensitive to Case-Insensitive File System

So I just got my first Mac. After getting everything set up just the way I wanted it I decided to install Steam. When I opened Steam it said something about not supporting case-sensitive file ...
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Creating a hardlinked directory loop on a mac

How can I create a hardlinked directory loop on a mac? I just want to do it for fun haha I discovered the concept on xkcd.
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How can a program open a folder?

I was trying to digest the info at Windows memory management revealed part one, part two but anyway on to the question. The website introduces a program called Process Explorer, and in the download ...
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Read ext3 filesystem on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I want to read and copy an ext3 file system on mac os x snow leopard. Search points to using macfuse (MacFUSE-2.0.3,2) with fuse ext2 (0.0.7) Which seems to work, but copy stops with: unexpected ...
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Best Drive Format for a 2TB Seagate External HDD, which can be supported in all OS

I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk External HDD. I want to format it. Which is the best disk format, which will be supported in all OS, like Windows, Linux and Mac?
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How to repair HFS+ extended attributes file?

Is there any tool able to repair/rebuild extended attributes file? For now I tried fsck_hfs from Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD, fsck.hfsplus from GParted 0.5.2 livecd and Paragon Partition Manager 11. ...
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the best choice of a partition type to be seen from WinXP, MacOS and Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform file system Hi, I've just bought 1TB external drive which I would like to use to move my files around between MacOS, Windows XP and linux system. What is ...
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How to share files between Windows and MacOS with dual boot

I have MacOS snow leopard and Windows 7 installed on same hard drive(on a iMac). I want to have a folder that is shared between them where I can write data, not only read. Is this possible? On windows ...
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If I burn a dvd with files on mac, is it going to be readable on another systems?

I don't want to burn a DVD with files that is only going to be read by newer Windows versions, and not by a Linux box. Can I trust on Mac's bultin DVD recorder in Finder in creating fully compatible ...
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Filesystem to use for external hard drive to be used with Mac, Linux and Windows machines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform file system I have a rather large USB drive that I'd like to be able to use across the different machines I own. I'm having a hard time figuring out what ...
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problem with my hard disk

My Toshiba external hard drive is not being detected on Windows PCs, but works flawlessly on my Mac. File system is NTFS.
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1answer
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Apple has “sparse bundles” but not sparse files?

Backstory: I use a Mac (10.6.4), and to this day when I download a torrent using Vuze, no matter what configuration I try Vuze allocates space for the entire file before it starts downloading said ...
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1answer
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How to mount a mobile hard drive of Mac OS to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read and write Mac drives on Windows My friend has a 500G mobile hard drive which he used with his Mac. Part of the drive is used to install a Windows system. ...
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How to write to a Mac OSX read-only filesystem?

I have DMG I need to mount and write a file to. When I mount it, finder shows the root and all as read-only. Then I discovered 'mount -w'. But when I run that, I get 'mount: unknown special file or ...
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3answers
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/home used on Mac OS X?

Is /home used for anything on Mac OS X ever? It's just an empty directory on my machine.
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Corrupted files, hard drive test?

I'm currently on a macbook with a 1TB external hard drive connected trough a USB hub wich is connected on my macbook. The problem is, my disk, wich is partitioned in 2 (one HFS+ and one NTFS) keeps ...
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Why doesn't “Disk Utility.app” recognise my `dd`-copied disk?

Short Summary Version of the Question Why, when I try to copy an ISO CD image onto a USB flash device, do I get a lot of weird behaviours? Original Version of the Question, with all the details ...
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Drive Genius says: “Invalid catalog btree reverse link in node” is this fixable?

No obvious problems with my Mac OS X 10.5 system, but Drive Genius 1.5.1 says: "Invalid catalog btree reverse link in node" when doing a "Verify" The "repair" and "rebuild" options fail. I did some ...
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1answer
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How can I change the Windows Partition on my iMac?

I used Bootcamp to install a Windows XP. Now I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7, that I already bought. Problem: The Partition is in FAT32 filesystem.... Can I modify it to NTFS without formatting it? ...
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3answers
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How do I rid myself of promiscuous permissions OR: do file permissions transfer from HFS (Snow Leopard) to Fat 32?

Moving my digital life from Tiger to Leopard to Snow Leopard some file permissions have been mixed up in the process. Sometimes I can't move certain folders (I can only copy them) as I seem to lack ...
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Cross-platform file system

I would like my external drives to be readable and writable from Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. FAT32 works, but the 4 GB file size limit is a showstopper these days. Are there any alternatives?
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Unable to Repair Disk using Mac OS X Disk Utility

My wife has been complaining about her MacBook Air's performance. It seems to work fine, but when I ran Disk Utility and did a "Verify Disk", it reported filesystem errors. The "Repair Disk" button ...
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Offline Files in Mac or Linux

NOTE: This is a full rewrite of my previous question. They are related but not duplicates. I am looking for a Mac (or Linux) equivalent for the Windows Offline Files feature. I'm looking to keep ...
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Read OS X partition from Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 onto my Macbook using Boot Camp, but i find the whole experience very quiet seeing I cannot access my music that resides on the OS X partition. Is there software out there ...