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How to install a unix CLI based OS on MBP?

Please suggest a CLI based unix OS for my MBP 9,2 with installation instructions. Moreover, how do I install a compiler on the OS (mainly for c/cpp). My university server runs on RedHat, and I feel ...
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Transferring from one external hard drive to another: Use RAM and local storage?

If I connect two external hard drives to my PC/Mac, and I transfer a file from one to other, is my local hard drive involved somehow and to what extent? Or is it 100% buffered through RAM? Thanks!
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Looking for a way to make the App Switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end - Like it did pre Mavericks

Is there anyway to have the Command+TAB app switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end when you hold down command and tab like it did pre Mavericks?
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Copy and paste text by using mouse, just as the functionality works in UNIX

Please excuse my ignorance, and possibly laziness if a similar question has already been asked. I am a UNIX user, and I am new to MAC. I am so used to copying text on UNIX by just clicking left ...
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ttysXXX in who command

I am just playing with my OS-X terminal. When I use the command: who It result with the following output: raj console Sep 3 09:37 raj ttys000 Sep 11 16:58 raj ttys002 Sep 11 17:53 raj ...
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Is this behavior of command+tab a 'feature' or a bug

I've seen online many people asking how to make command+tab work more like windows, such as this post. I guess I don't understand the rationale of why Apple would implement the functionality the way ...
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How to extract .bundle file on mac os x?

My problem is that I want to install VMware workstation on mac os x 10.8 I downloaded it from the internet and its extension was .bundle. I searched how to extract it on the internet, and I found this ...
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Backup System for Mac

We have nearly 15 Macs and all the 'important' documents are stored on the server but saved on an external hard drive. I would like to post them on cloud i.e. aws or google drive. We have set up all ...
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Mac central password management

I have an office of 15 macs and they all have a user and an administrator created. They do link to the mac server but only to access a directory which is shared between everyone. I am trying to ...
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Can we assign a keyboard shortcut to a particular window in Mac?

I have so many apps to work with, and each has som many windows. Is thre a way to assign key windows with a keyboard shortcut (not apps). So Window 1 of Excel with F1 for example. OR Is there a ...
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How do I show all files in “open file” dialogs in OS X?

There are various articles describing how to work around the bug in Finder that stops some files being shown. However, the workaround described does not solve the same bug in the "open file" dialog, ...
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How do I change the configuration on my printer to match the network on my imac?

I use 10.9.4 on an imac; have an HP Photosmart C7280 all-in-one printer which used to work on wifi. Now it doesn't. I have tried many things. The printer configuration shows a different MAC address ...
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How do I display the filepath field in Finder?

I'm going a bit crazy here -- for some reason I can't figure out how to turn on the file path field in the Finder application in OS X. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to find: Note that I'm ...
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X 10.9.4

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf Into etc/pf.conf in the end i add # # Allow connection via Viscosity only # wifi=en1 ...
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MacOSX SSVNC Darwin not found

I'm trying to install SSVNC on my Mac. I download file witch SSVNC for all platforms, unzip it. Than I tried to run file sshvnc in MacOSX, but it wrote me this error: Cannot find platform dir for ...
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How to find out what is taking up my Mac storage?

So when I went to see how much storage I had left I see only 2.55 GB? This is because I apparently have taken up 100.15 GB of other. I don't believe this as I just purchased this Mac in July. ...
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HTTPD - Forbidden

Setting up Apache httpd (latest stable release) on a mac (Mavericks OS). Navigating to 127.0.0.1 when the server is up results in a 403 Forbidden. Any help is appreciated. httpd.conf DocumentRoot ...
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How can I get “ldd” on Mac OS X?

"ldd" is a Unix/Linux utility that allows you to determine "dylib" references within an executable file, typically created by gcc or g++. There is an Apple equivalent called "otool" that uses a -L ...
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Can OS X run in an x86 emulator?

I have never heard of nor seen OS X operating systems running within x86-64 emulators. Is this a reason? Windows, Linux, etc., and plenty of hobbyist OSes work on x86 emulators (even SkyOS); however, ...
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OSX Yosemite - can't login anymore [on hold]

since i rebooted my MacBook Pro today i cannot login anymore on the latest Yosemite. When i type in my password the loading bar appears and moves. After 25% the screen gets darker and the bar freezes. ...
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Can I restore OSX 10.7 system onto a new SSHD from Time Machine backup before installing it into my iMac

I have a hard disk that doesn't display the recovery partition so I need to install a new drive in my iMac. Can I perform the re-image of the entire system from my Time Machine backup disk while the ...
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Running Chrome with Roaming Profiles on Mac Network

I have a share point for user home directories, but users are having some serious problems with Chrome having very long load times and crashing a lot. I've ran Chrome from the console and had the ...
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Why does Chrome have so many 'Not Responding ' processes on OS X?

I'm running OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and I noticed that ever since I switched to Google Chrome from Safari, the battery of my MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15-inch (early 2013) has reduced ...
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SFTP is very slow through Airport Extreme

I'm having a bit of trouble setting up an SFTP server on a Mac running 10.8.5. The Mac is connected to an Airport Extreme (late 2013), running firmware 7.7.3. That airport has NAT turned on and is ...
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Mac OS X 10.9 managing several identities for ssh-agent

IS: I need to use several private keys, which are stored under ~/.ssh to connect to remote hosts. That is, only one of them (stored in id_rsa) is read by ssh-agent when it starts with defaults, as ...
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Don't have permission for .ssh folder and the keys inside, despite being owned by me

On my Mac, I can't use git (and consequently Heroku) because of incorrect file permissions. The root user can access them fine, but my user cannot, despite me owning it and it being in my home ...
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Why does Pinta keep crashing immediately on my iMac?

What I think I have done is download Mono Framework and then Pinta. I can get a new Pinta document to appear on the screen, then Pinta crashes. Any suggestions? Pinta looks like a nice program. ...
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screencapture command on mac fails silently when sshed in

I'm trying to tinker with a machine where I can only connect via shell. I don't have physical access and can't access VNC (maybe that's another question). I'm trying to take a screenshot right now to ...
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How can I share links via Whatsapp from my macbook?

I know that I can use a software called CloudClip that syncs the clipboard between computer and mobile, but is there a better solution?
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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?
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Mac : How to open the output of a CLI command in a text editor

I read how the output of a cli command and open it up in the default text editor. I lost the link to this article/blog. I kinda remember that it was using the open command to pipe the output of a ...
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Should I use Xcode 6.1 beta, or Xcode 6.0 GM?

I'm on OS X Yosemite (latest DP), and I can't make up my mind. The Apple developer website says that 6.0 GM is for Mavericks, and the 6.1 beta is for Yosemite. But 6.1 is still in beta, while the ...
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How can I create user defined actions triggered by hotkeys on Mac Os?

I would like to know how can I create actions triggered by hotkeys in a way similar to what can be done with autohotkey on Windows but on Mac. I've read that applications like Karabiner or Keymando ...
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sublime text 3 on mac os not keeping project open

I'm using sublime text 3 on mac. Whenever I've had a project or folder open and closed the window (not quit the app) it would remember where i last left off, and open my last window. I noticed now ...
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Onedrive is not uploading subfolders from my mac

I am running an iMac 27 with OS X Maverick. I have tried everything I can think of, but most of my subfolders aren't showing up on onedrive and when they do, there's no files in them. I used ...
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rtorrent causes computer-wide slowdown, trying to discern the cause

This has been bugging me for a while now. When I first started using rtorrent, it was as it should be: lightweight, fast, and convenient to background and forget about it. Some time back (I assume ...
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Lost Excel file on Mac [closed]

I have located the Office 2011 AutoRecovery folder from your previous posts. Thank you! However, there are only three word documents in it and no excel files. Autosave has been on my Mac but my lost ...
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HD PVR2 Gaming Edition Plus and Macbook Pro

Hello I'm trying to capture video FROM my Macbook Pro to a desktop PC. I want to point out that the capturing is from a Macbook Pro, not to a Macbook Pro. My connection settings. My Macbook Pro has a ...
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How to write comments in mac configuration files

I'm just curious if there is a convention or proper way to add comments to the configuration files in the Mac OS (10.9.4 or above) such that it will not affect whatever reads the file. For example I ...
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CD not being recognised by Mac [closed]

I have OSX 10.9.4 version upgraded from snow leopard On inserting a CD the CD pops out as the pop up shows disc is blank Please advise
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Can I create a bootable Windows8.1 USB on a laptop running windows8.1 and use it to install it on a macbook pro?

Can I create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB pendrive on a laptop running Windows 8.1 and use it for installation on a Mac? I have another product key for the Mac.
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Two versions of java installed in two locations on my mac, which is right?

I am having trouble with java install locations. I am using a mac running 10.9.2 and i have two versions of java installed jdk 1.7.0 & jdk 1.6.0 but both installs are in different locations. jdk ...
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Looking for SIM card read end or write software on Mac?

I'am looking software read and (optional) write data from/to a mobile SIM card try USB SIM card adaptor on a Mac. and NOT on windows Have look hours to find some software Thanks Peter
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Backup and restore windows partition on macbook

I know there's lots of posts and talks on the subject, however I could not find some answers yet. I'd like to do a backup of a bootcamp windows partition on macbook and restore it. I know there are ...
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How to disconnect network if switch to another user on mac (both users are running)

I have a macbook on which I have created two user accounts. In one account I am accessing VPN and in other I have a torrent. I do not wish to make the torrent use the VPN or any app running in user 2 ...
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All I ask is that my week start with Sunday again

As much as I'd like Monday to start my weekend, I want to be on the same schedule as my boss for various reasons.
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Your Apple ID isn't enabled for iTunes Connect. Learn More?

I tried to login to itunes connect with my apple ID. I can login to https://developer.apple.com/membercenter/index.action#progSummary When I try to login to ...
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QuickBooks (Mac) Chart of Accounts has an empty column with a blue ball heading

QuickBooks 2014 (Mac) I'm simply looking for an explanation of an empty column in my Chart of Accounts. Its header is nothing but a blue ball. Hovering and clicking this column heading reveals ...
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What is the best way to overcome MBR limitations for a Mac/Mac/Windows triple boot?

Most of the question is in the title, but here's a little explanation. I have a MacBook Pro with a 512 GB SSD inside of it. On that SSD I have a Mac partition running OSX 10.9, another Mac partition ...
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Chrome hanging computer (OSX)

In last two weeks I'm having big problems in Chrome on my Mac with OSX 10.9.4... after some time (a day, sometimes a few hours), I get hangs and I barely manage to launch a system Force Quite ...