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How Do I Automatically Update My Database Nightly

Currently, every day before I start work, I complete the following procedure: ssh to the production server gzip our daily database dump file scp the gzipped dump file over to my computer gunzip the ...
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Flash crashing Mac?

In his recent blogpost, Thoughts on Flash, Steve Jobs says: We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. My best guess is that Flash runs in user-mode, with ...
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Bluetooth Headset for Mac Mini

If i go out an buy a bluetooth headset - one typically used for a mobile phone - will i be able to pair and use it with my mac mini (for skype/gtalk conerencing)? Im running OS X 10.5 on a last gen ...
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Switch to Finder not showing windows

When I switch to the Finder using cmd-tab, no open Finder windows show up. I switched to finder with cmd-tab, Finder is brought to the front, but its windows are not.
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How to read and write Mac drives on Windows

I have some external hard drives that are Mac OS Extended (Journaled) formatted. What software can you recommend for working with those drives when under Windows? Do you have any experience with this? ...
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Time Capsule Refuses to Connect After Interrupted File Transfer

I have a first generation Apple Time Capsule set up as a NAS on my network. I use the built-in hard drive for Time Machine backups, with a 1.5 TB external HDD attached to the Time Capsule over USB. ...
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What filesystem for shared (read/write) PC/Mac external drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform file system Is there a recommended filesystem to use when sharing an external drive between the Mac and PC? I understand there are options for Macs to ...
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How do I change when OS X warns about low disk space

I run OS X 10.6.3 with a very full hard drive, I can't upgrade it for a few months, I would like to change the warning so it warns me at around 5GB of free space, currently it seems to warn me around ...
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Why does my Mac always crash when I enable `ask for password after screensaver ended`?

I have enabled these two things: Placing the mouse-pointer in the bottom-left corner of any display makes the screensaver appear After the screensaver or stand-by has ended, ask for password ...
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Any limitations for putting an SSD in a Mini? How fast would an external HDD be via Firewire? Is Server Edition worth the extra?

I'm considering getting a Mini for web programming. I do a lot of text searches so I want to put a SSD in it. Does the Mini have any limitations that might effect the performance of a SSD? I'm trying ...
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All applications quit when printing on Mac OS X 10.5.8

I recently ran a software update. I'm not sure if my problems are associated with this but I'm pretty sure they are as I printed successfully before update. I checked the log at time of printing: ...
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Copying part of an image with GIMP (Mac) places the png logo on the clipboard instead?

Whenever I open a .png in GIMP and try to copy the current selection to the clipboard the png file icon image is inserted in the clipboard instead. Pasting does not seem to be a problem however. ...
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sudo moo commands in mac [closed]

I have gone through following link. It's pretty interesting. It gives listing of some funny commands over ubuntu & Linux. I am eager to know about commands like these on mac. Does any one know ...
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FastStone Capture analog for mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Take a screen shot of a scrolling window that includes off-screen parts I search for the app, that captures current window content, by scrolling it's content. The only ...
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What was the name of the Mac application to analyze sleeping patterns?

I remember that about two or three years ago, there was an application that ran on OS X (panther for sure) that you could install on a laptop next to your bed and it will analyze your sleeping ...
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How do I add a progress bar to a slideshow in Keynote?

I'm using Keynote (on OSX) and I want to show how far the presentation has progressed graphically. Is there a simple way to do this?
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How can I mount a USB drive that's been formatted on a Mac?

Is it possible, using Ubuntu 9.04, to mount a USB HDD that's been formatted on a Mac (HFS+?) How about under windows?
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How to change mac terminal window from login to bash?

My terminal window in mac is showing login and not bash.The terminal window with login title works like notepad,i want to change back to bash .How can i do that ?please help me out.thanks.
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How do I set my external monitor as my primary with a Macbook?

I have a macbook pro with OS X 10.5 connected to an external monitor. Mirroring is currently turned on. I want to set my external monitor as my primary and make my laptop LCD my secondary. How do I ...
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Mac Grey/White Screen of Death

The other night I updated my iTunes to the latest version (through Software Update) when I came to turn on my computer I was greeted with the dreaded white screen of death. I use an early 2008 iMac ...
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Remote Install Mac OS X from Windows not on LAN?

I want to install applications from my Mac OS X install disc, or be able to archive-install from it, but it's back at my house outside my current LAN. Is there a way I can remotely access my OS X ...
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Mac Remote Shell

I am trying to create a remote shell on OS X with NC. I tried nc -l 1337 -e /bin/bash but it seems that the Mac version of NC does not support the -e option. Does anyone know how I can achieve a ...
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Applescript cannot find sed during application install

I am attempting to install an application, but the installer fails with the following error message: sh: sed: command not found and there is an Edit and OK button in the dialog, so I click the Edit ...
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What is the “Apple” key and what key is it that is depicted as part of an upper case X?

I read in some answers about using the "Apple" + "Space bar" keys. Which is the "Apple" key? Also, I see in my Mac OS X Safari menu bar that to open the download window I can use a 3 key ...
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Why is my Mac not displaying anything to my LCD tv using HDMI?

I've got an iMac desktop computer. Love it. I wish to connect it to my LCD TV using HDMI. There is no HDMI output on the iMac so i had to buy one of these bad boys :- So now I can output video (via ...
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How to prevent a VPN connection to show up in another user's account?

I have two users with admin rights: AdminA and AdminB. When I create a VPN connection for AdminA, it also shows up for AdminB and vice versa. How can I prevent the VPN connection that I created for ...
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Why is the network speed on my Mac Pro (early 2009) so slow?

I have a really weird networking issue on my Mac Pro (Early 2009). I can’t get higher network speeds than about 2MBit/s. It doesn’t matter if this is over AirPort or one of the Ethernet ports. An iMac ...
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How can I resize a web browser to force screenshots at a specific resolution on Mac OS?

I want to take screenshots in a web browser so that the resulting graphic (.png, .jpg) is a specific resolution, for example: 1024 x 768 Besides adjusting my monitor resolution, is there any way to ...
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“No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key” when trying to install Windows on my late 2009 iMac

OS X is 10.6.3. I create the partition with Boot Camp, insert the Windows 7 DVD, reboot, and that's what I get. I'm at loss. When I press alt/option to bring up the boot disk selection screen, the ...
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Move Windows 7 installation to Mac Boot Camp

I'm thinking about getting a Mac, and wondering about my options for transferring my current Windows installation to a Boot Camp partition. Are there any tools that will allow me to accomplish this?
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Set default open-with app to a Python program on a Mac

I use the open source application UliPad to edit restructured text files (rst). It is a Python application that I launch via Terminal like so: python32 UliPad.py I have python32 as an alias to the ...
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Is there a way to hack a Mac Book Pro to allow higher monitor resolution?

Is there a way to hack a Mac Book Pro to allow higher monitor resolution? Currently 1220x800, and its way too low. (Doubt it's possible)
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How to download Adobe Fireworks CS4 now that CS5 is in the pipeline?

Last year I licensed Fireworks CS4 for Mac and downloaded the installer. I just rebuilt my computer and I need to reinstall but I can't find anywhere to download the Fireworks CS4 installer because ...
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Which process is using a port in OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an app for the Mac that shows you which apps are using the network? I'm trying to start a program in OS X and I get the message: Port already in use: 8080 I ...
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Mapping a Piped Shell Command in Vim

In a previous question I asked about outputting evaluated code to a new window in MacVim. I got a great solution, but it presented another question: How can I map a key command in my .vimrc that ...
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How to interchange a column and row in a table (Transpose) in iWork Numbers?

I want to transpose a table (interchange rows to columns and vice versa). How to do that in iWork Numbers.
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installing windows on mac mini

Please - please, don't start down voting after reading the question title. Hey ! Please first of read out the question. I brought a whole new mac mini as I am an iPhone developer - I prefer to use ...
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Lock in Skype call screen

What is the significance of the little lock on the top of a Skype call screen on Mac OS X?
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Is there any benefit to running OSX (Snow Leopard) in 64 bit mode?

I know I can force it to boot into 64-bit kernel by holding down the 6 and 4 keys during the boot process. I also know that some extensions still don't run in 64-bit mode. So the question is what ...
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Unable to find a disable button for pop-up bubbles in Skype 2.8.0.851

I'm still using 2.8.0.722 on my Mac while a friend has upgraded to 2.8.0.851. The newer version on her computer has pop-up bubbles for every chat message when the chat window is minimized. Neither of ...
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Running Safari from the command line adds current directory to the URL

I am trying to run the Safari browser (on Mac OS 10.4) from the command line, as follows: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari http://localhost/dev/myfile.html However, Safari starts up ...
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Safari proxy bypass for IPv6

I'm a first-time n00b on Mac (but have been doing computers since before PC's). This Mac has 2 VLANs, vlan0 in IPv4, vlan1 in IPv6. Safari can surf via IPv4 squid proxy OK. Safari can surf via IPv6 ...
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How do I remove keyboard shortcuts from an application?

Example, in NetNewsWire there is a keyboard shortcut to mark a page as read and a hidden keyboard shortcut that marks all items from that feed as read. I accidentally hit both often. How can I block ...
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Mac Book Pro wakes up in my backpack

This has happened to me twice: I press the power button on my Mac Book Pro, choose sleep, close it, unplug everything, confirm that is off (by pressing my ear to it) and put it in my bag. Some ...
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Creating a Windows 7 USB installation disk on a Mac

I was wondering if you know of a way of creating a Windows 7 USB installation disk on Mac OS.
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quicktime recording: only a region? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to crop Screen Recordings under Snow Leopard? The newest QT has a feature to record or capture the current screen. My iMac 27 is too big if I want to record the ...
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Snow Leopard Hangs at Login Window

I've had an issue for the past few months, but I rarely restart so it hasn't caused too much trouble. Basically, when I start up my Mac (iMac10,1 - 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.6.3) everything ...
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Reading the contents of a .bkf file using a non-Microsoft OS

I have a .bkf backup file, created by the Backup utility that Microsoft provides with Windows XP. Is there a way to read the contents of the file using a non-Microsoft OS, preferably Mac OS X or ...
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How can I get rid of specific error messages in the mac terminal?

For some reasons i always get the following whenever i log into my terminal: : command not found : command not found : command not found : command not found : command not found It's really a minor ...
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Mac: How to create a .app from a Mono application

I have downloaded the zip version of KeePass. To run it I have to open the Terminal, go to wherever I unzipped it and run mono KeePass.exe. Is there someway I can take all the files in that zip file ...