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Used rm -r command in OS X and think I screwed something up?

So I was installing iterm, brew, zsh and ohmyzsh. Everything was going fine until I started installing ohmyzsh - during the installation I was asked about my password and entered it in a wrong ...
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Mount OS X Mavericks Server fileshares from Windows 8.1 over VPN

My workplace uses an OS X server running Mavericks as a fileserver. (Not my fault; they're an all-Mac shop since long before I arrived.) I am able to mount fileshares from that server on the two ...
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I cannot find rEFInd installation on my macbook pro to remove it

I installed rEFInd 0.10.3 on my MacBook Pro and after installation by Windows 7 bootcamp installation will not boot; it says "no bootable OS found". If there is a workaround to get this working I ...
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What is the best way to install an Android app on a desktop OS (Mac/Windows/etc)?

I'm trying to install a chatting app called HelloTalk on my Mac since they don't have a web version. What is the best way that I could go around doing this? I am using a Mac. However, if it's ...
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Right click contextual menu seems to have disappeared for one use on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

So I think this problem might be one of cumulative upgrades & benign neglect. This machine (used Mid 2011 iMac 27" iMac12,2 Intel Corei7 3.4 Ghz) is my wife's newest Mac in a long line that began ...
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Mini Display Port (Thunderbolt) to VGA converter not recognizing the monitor's resolutions

Simply speaking, my Amazon Basics and an unbranded Thunderbolt to VGA converter don't work normally with my MacBook Pro with Retina display (RMBP) and my Surface Pro 3. The symptom is, optimal ...
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unix/linux chmod to let everyone read every directory and file

I'm having file permission trouble backing up my MacbookPro through my LAN to my Windows computer. I want to set permissions of all files and directories on MacbookPro to allow reading by all. On the ...
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Outlook 2011 for Mac

ok very new at this so if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. My Outlook 2011 for Mac always backs up but a screen popped up and I clicked the Default button which I now realized was ...
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Mac: 3 monitor setup: My desktop set keep switching places between monitors

Situation: I have a MacBook pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) And have 2 External Monitors ASUS VS247 Display connected via thunderbolt. On each monitor, I have multiple Desktops/Spaces ...
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Build iOS apps using immutable server pattern

My team is looking to build an iOS application, and repeatability is key here. To that end, we use Martin Fowler's Immutable Server pattern. Specifically, our build hosts for everything else are ...
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Access my camera from the internet

I bought a camera put it inside my home to watch over my dog when I m not there. So far it's only visible on the local network, so when I m connected to wifi, using any device I can view camera/move ...
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On OS X, saving breaks hard links

I'm using OS X 10.10.5, and I'm seeing a strange issue with hardlinked files. When I update one of the linked files and save the change, the other linked file becomes blank -- a zero-byte file. This ...
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How to fix application showing generic app icon in OS X (Yosemite)?

This happens in one particular application (emacs for Mac) in a particular directory in my /Applications folder, for one particular account in my system. It used to show the correct icon before but ...
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Use killall command to kill taskbar (Side with apple logo)? (Mac)

I am not looking to kill the SystemUIServer, but the other side with the apple logo. (Im basically trying to make the apple logo on the upper left corner of my screen reload using the killall command ...
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Add a custom terminal command to context menu in mac

Is there a way to add a custom command when I right click a folder in mac? I have a global NPM module which I run like this from the terminal: ~ make-assets The behaviour I want to achieve is ...
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Get shell script to run without terminal window open on mac? [duplicate]

I need to be able to run a shell script without a terminal appearing. I also cannot use Automator as that shows a swirling icon on the menubar. I run 10.10.5 if that helps
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how to remove content belong to another mac mini

I have two mac mini. One of them has almost full hard disk cause it can not be recoveried automatically. mac mini(2010) can not bootup I hope use another new mac mini access the hard disk of this mac ...
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How do I color code a scatter plot in Excel?

I'm trying to create a scatter plot in Excel, where the data has multiple ways of being identified. For example, say there's a list of stores I want to analyze, and I want to attach the store number ...
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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mac mini(2010) can not bootup

I have an old mac mini (2010 type) memory has been upgraded to 4M hard disk 110g used, 2g free left yesterday when I reboot the mac mini it always displayed the small circle then shutdown ...
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How does Adobe CC launch itself?

Adobe Creative Cloud is not listed here ... but it opens when I login. How?
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What devices can I use Linux on? [closed]

I have a new project requiring a touch screen enabling me to write as one might wish to do on Paint for instance. I just can't write with an ordinary mouse. Anyway, I need a new device, and my issue ...
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mac silent pdf print via terminal

Is there some way to print pdf file on mac via terminal (silent print), using python or some other technologies? Here is example for Windows
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Mount network share point at login - Mac Network

I've recently taken charge of a suite of 25 macs + mac server. The network is a school network with a 150ish users between 4/5 class groups. I've made network folders on a raid drive attached to the ...
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Run Script on OSX Automatically

How can I run a script I made on my mac automatically. It needs to run once a day. Because it requires rsync the mac needs to be connected to the internet and I have realised when it is sleeping wifi ...
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How do I (admin) add an existing user to a Mac OS X with missing user ID?

I restored a Mac and now only have admin and guest as a user. I know group name, user name, apple id and account name. I do not know user ID, aliases, login shell, UUID or directory. 2 Question: ...
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Booting Kali Linux on Mac, it doesn't let me install it

I'm on this issue from one week, and still I can't solve it. I'm on a Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I want to install kali linux on my external hard disk, and I find some guides online. But, when ...
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FFMEG won't transcode from 7.1 AAC to 7.1 eAC3

Have been trying to convert my video files from AAC to eAC3. I don't have Adobe Media Encoder, and am trying to do this with FFMPEG. Any help is Note: I have copies of the following software that ...
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Sharing WiFi on Mac: Automatically turn off when not used for, say, an hour

I often use Internet Sharing to share my internet connection to WiFi on my Mac when friends are over with their tablets and then forget to turn Internet Sharing off. I prefer to have Internet Sharing ...
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Firefox: howto force loading of all images (disable image lazy loading with scrolling)

More and more sites uses image lazy loading (JavaScript that loads images during scrolling). I wish to force loading all images in Firefox and Feed Reader. In Reeder 3.0 you see only placeholders: ...
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virtual dmg image keeps reloading and never goes away even after ejecting on OS X

I am on OS X 10.11.5 I've downloaded a demo software which came in a DMG file. I double clicked the DMG file and as expected it showed up on the desktop and in the Finder's side bar as a drive would. ...
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How many cores does my Mac have?

I am confused, because when I see my mac about window, I see That I have 1 Processor and 4 cores. But when I run htop, I see 8 cores What am I missing?
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How to solve heat problems Ubuntu (16.04) on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

I have recently installed Ubunut, latest version (16.04) and am using EFI to boot. Minutes after starting up, the computer heats up to around 70C. I can't seem to install the applesmc-dkms. Anyone ...
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Where does Apple store apple ID within an app

I had to switch Apple IDs, and some of my previous apps original downloaded from the Apple Store aren't updating anymore (Apple asks me to login to my previous account, which I cannot do now). Is ...
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Snow Leopard instant Kernel Panic, no boot

While downloading a program called "multibeast" in Snow Leopard, the machine crashed. The only part of the program I loaded was the kext & enablers files. Now, my Mac crashes without booting. ...
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Big arrow in El Capital icon alias

Do you know what it means these big arrows in the icon alias? I know that the small arrows means that this is an alias (a kind of symbolic link).
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Snow Leopard installation kernel panic

Okay so, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on a partition of a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that's otherwise running El Capitan completely fine (I'm typing this message using it right now). I need Snow ...
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Getting a self assigned IP address in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) on a Mac Mini

I have had a situation where I cannot access the internet and the network preferences list ethernet interface connected to DSL modem has self assigned IP address and cannot connect. It is set to ...
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install Macbook drivers with only windows OS in a Macbook

I managed to delete the OSX and installing Windows 10 , but i had a difficulties to install OSX drivers like sound , webcam , wifi ... Since i didn't use bootcamp , and i have windows 10 Alone . how ...
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What is the purpose of /home on a mac? [migrated]

On linux, (which I am used to), /home is the place where home folders live. On a mac, home is some kind of crazy mutant: $ mount /dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, ...
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Use Menu key as FN on Mac

I'm on a Mac and I use the functions keys as regular keys, not brightness/volume/etc keys. But now I bought a keyboard which does not have an FN key. Is there any program I could use to make the Menu ...
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Reduce size of mp4 video

I have an mp4 file but it is huge and I want to reduce the size. I can't use MovieMaker because it treats it as an audio (Vista). If I rename to mpg it complains about codec missing. How can I reduce ...
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Remove stray SoftRAID kext

I uninstalled SoftRAID from my MBP, although when I check what kexts I have on /Library/Extensions, I can see is still there. Is not loaded, though. Is it safe to simply do a rm -rf to SoftRAID.kext, ...
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Multiple instances Elmedia Player mac

For opening several windows of VLC I have a script like this: on run do shell script "open -n /Applications/VLC.app" end run on open theFiles repeat with theFile in theFiles do shell ...
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Change Main Display via Keyboard Shortcut or command line in Mac OS X

I am using OS X 10.11.3 (15D21) with one monitor and one projector. Mirroring is turned off. Mac OS X has an option to switch the main display (the display that has the upper menu) via the System ...
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How to remap right-command and right-option/alt on mac to be the [{ and ]} keys respectively

I haven't been able to find a setting or a program yet that lets me map the right-command and the right-option keys on my mac keyboard to be type-able characters. I am trying to do this because it ...
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Some online applications and websites not working properly on Mac OSX

Some websites and some online applications are working and some are not. Skype and Discord do not connect, for example. I assumed this would be a DNS problem and tried changing it to another one, ...
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.bash_profile broke my ipython, conda

I am using a Mac OSX, updated my bash_profile after following the instructions in one of the Udacity courses. However I am no longer able to access to my ipython notebook or even conda. I get the ...
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Wire connection with repetitor

At home I have only 3 ethernet points from fiber, one is using a router do give wireless access. the other 2 are not been used. As the wireless signal is week in many points of the house, I could ...
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Windows 10 EFI installation in MBP 8.2 (without bootcamp)

I know this topic has been covered extensively, but trust me, this has not been resolved yet: I want to do an EFI Windows 10 installation on a MacBookPro8.2 (early 2011) running El Capitan. Using ...