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getting shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied in different places

This isn't an error I can reproduce on all macs, was able to run this no problem on a second laptop yesterday, and is an error I get from multiple locations attempting to do multiple tasks that are ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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Mac OS .bash_profile errors

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5 and I have tried to install Metasploit from this guide. It was until the Install Homebew I used echo PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH >> ~/.bash_profile ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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How to install Uniconvertor (command-line app) on Mac OS 10.7.2 (Lion)?

Uniconvertor is a command-line tool that shares code with the sK1 Project. it's used to convert from one type of vector graphic file to another like this: uniconvertor before.eps after.svg I'm ...
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Changing windows 8 appearance to Mac [on hold]

I see many third party themes are available to change the appearance of Windows 8 to look like Mac OS. I want to know, after applying such theme, does it make my machine slow?
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Something I'm not “getting” about SSH keys: OS portability (Mac to Windows, etc.)

Let's say I create SSH keys in a Mac to connect to my remote server. My server has my public key. My Mac has my private key. So far so good. A few days later, I want to connect to my server by ...
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Why are the file formats different?

When you go to a certain site to download an application. why can't you run the same file formats for different operating systems?
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Run script or app at logon for all users on the Mac

I want my Mac to auto-trash some cache-files from Adobe for all the users that log on to the computer. I am really new to this, so I'm sorry if my question is obvious. I have made a script and/or app ...
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Fast window switching without Alt-Tab or Command-Tab?

Alt-Tab or Command-Tab can sometimes be slow, especially when you have many windows open and you frequently switch to only a few of those windows. How do you work around this problem -- any tool to ...
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

I just checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table%5Fof%5Fkeyboard%5Fshortcuts but the following "Window management" entries are blank for Mac OS X: Move the focused window Resize the focused window ...
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iWorks 09 displaying blank screen after downgrading OS X 10.10 to 10.6

I had to downgrade the OS X version of a friend's intel Mac after Appleworks 6 stop working after his grandson upgrade it to Yosemite. The friend has hundreds of Appleworks outline files typed ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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Mac Illustrator CC > Save for Web > Convert to sRGB… checked & greyed out

i've been following some advice from several blogs to normalize the color settings across my adobe apps - basically setting them to none or generic or monitor etc (since i only design for web, ...
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ipfw not available on Mac OS X yosemite?

I'm trying to use https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle on Mac OS X 10.10 yosemite. But sadly I couldn't find ipfw. Is there a way to install it or something?
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How to open a specific port in Moutain Lion Firewall

I cant seem to find how to open a specific port in the ML firewall? I know you can give applications permisiion, but thats no good to me. Is there a way I can specify a specific port?
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Restore Snow Leopard Mac OS gestures

I haven't used a Mac since Snow Leopard (I am currently using Yosemite) but just got one for work and I was hoping to use the old gestures but cannot seem to get them to work. Is there any way to ...
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Homebrew OpenSSL: rehash failed to verify, something is wrong

Reposted from StackOverflow Just noticed 'You have mail' in shell prompt. Here is what is says: $ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/pain": 1 message 1 new >N 1 ...
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One-way syncing/backup with Unison

I'm using the syncing tool Unison with my Mac OSX and Ubuntu 9.10 machines to backup my music from Mac to Ubuntu. The thing is, I want to have my Mac be the source and Ubuntu be the target so that the ...
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Macro Hyperlink Error in Mac OS (Office for Mac 2011)

I am getting an error on a macro only when using a Mac. This macro was designed to solve a problem with a formula using the Hyperlink function to copy a link from another sheet for each row. (Excel ...
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How to copy all files recursively excluding folders into one destination folder?

I have several folders like /music/1/a.mp3 and /music/2/b.mp3 All of the file names themselves are guaranteed to be different. Is there a way, probably using the Terminal, to copy these files to ...
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I'm having trouble with my Apache Server Permissions on Mac

I'm getting this error when I'm trying to create a login page: Warning: file_put_contents(/users/userlist.txt): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ...
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Stuck mouse pointer on Mac OS X remote sessions

After updating to Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 my mouse stays stuck on remote desktop sessions. I tried Screen Sharing and Remote Desktop App, but the problem still occurs. Basically the mouse is ...
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How much RAM in a Macbook for front-end/web development? [on hold]

I'm a front-end developer, I'm thinking about switching from Linux (ThinkPad) to OSX (Macbook Pro), my budget is pretty tight and I'm wondering if 8 GB of RAM would be enough for me? I'd say it'd be ...
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Deskpins / Afloat Alternative Mac Mavericks

When I was on PC i loved deskpins. Afloat is a similar app for mac. I am having trouble getting the Github app to run after compiling and archiving with xCode. https://github.com/millenomi/afloat/ ...
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Setup Entourage for Exchange via HTTP communication

Our ISP set up a hosted exchange server for all our mail. I've setup all our Outlook users with no problems. We have two people using Mac OSX Leopard and Entourage. Entourage has the option of ...
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Is there a `purge` command in Debian/Ubuntu similar to the purge in Mac OS X?

Mac OS X has a pretty cool tool called purge. You run it at the command line and it frees up all available memory - slowing your system to a halt in the process. I often free up 2GB of memory or ...
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Which RAM to upgrade MacBook 5,2?

I am trying to buy ram to upgrade a MacBook bought in Mid 2009. It is the 13 inch MacBook 5,2. This document gives some specs on the ram. It says DDR2, but does anyone know if DDR3 will also work? ...
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switching from emacs to Preview of the compiled latex document, resets its display to page 1

I just upgraded to Yosemite but had to reinstall various pieces and this is what happens. I edit my latex document using emacs, and preview its pdf using Preview (auctex is installed, and I compile ...
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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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OS X Yosemite coreaudiod, identityservicesd and com.apple.geod not responding

Has anyone on here found a comprehensive solution to the problem where coreaudiod is constantly not responding? I also have identityservicesd and com.apple.geod not responding, all the time: every ...
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Two mice, two pointers, one mac

I've been looking for a way to have two mouse pointers on my Mac, like this article: http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2004/01/TwoFisted-Mousing.aspx I've found these threads but no success: Using ...
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Signature in Lotus Notes 8.5

How do you edit your signature in lotus notes version 8.5? I'm using a Mac, if that has any effect.
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How do I set my profile picture in Outlook for Mac 2011?

How do I set my profile picture so that people can see my smiling face when they read e-mail messages from me? I've tried Outlook > Preferences > Accounts, but there are no options for a photo in ...
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Listen to Mac audio in a PC

I have a $200 Apogee MiC that I want to plug into my PC for Skype, but it is only usable through a Mac (I have a 2009 iMac and a gaming PC I built, side-by-side). So, I plugged my MiC into the iMac ...
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What is the shortcut for mac safari pinch operation?

I noticed there is a decent view of mac safari showing my open pages in a widgets view. Currently, I use pinch operation on my pad to do this. But I am prefer to use my external keyboard. So, what is ...
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MKV to M2TS muxer for Snow Leopard

I currently use the tsMuxeR for Windows within a VM on my Mac to mux MKV to M2TS to play on my PS3. tsMuxeR currently doesn't have a version that works with Snow Leopard, and I have not had any luck ...
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How to use Mac Automator to append clipboard text to a given document

I understand how to link a service to a keyboard short cut. Here is what I've tried: Services selected text in any application Get contents of clipboard Get Specified Finder items (and I choose the ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2014) probelm when running 2 monitors

I recently purchased a Mac Mini and had the intention to use it with 2 monitors. I used the HDMI port to plug into one monitor and a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for the other. Everything works fine ...
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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac OS X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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Right Drag on Mac

How do you perform a right-click-drag operation on Mac hardware? I know you can right click, but there does not seem to be a right click drag gesture. In my specific case I am using a MacBook Pro, ...
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How to get Apple font rendering on Windows (XP)?

No, I am not trying to start a flame war. :-) I understand, that this is purely matter of taste. Both Joel & Jeff have stated their opinions on the matter. I for one love the way the Mac displays ...
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Use Displayport-Splitter to connect two computers to one Displayport jack of a monitor

I have here a Windows computer (Lenovo W510) and a MacBook Pro (Early 2011). Now I want to connect each Displayport output of the computers to one Displayport input of the monitor (iiyama PL2779Q). So ...
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Optical Audio out stuck on on a MacBook

Apple have made an interesting headphone port for the MacBook (and some other Intel Mac models). It works like a standard jack: nothing plugged in -> audio comes out of built-in speakers ...
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How to change interface language in MS Office for Mac 2011

I have MS Office for Mac downloaded from http://de.msoffice13.com/mac (I found this link and product key in instructions) . Everything works ok but interface language is German. I have "Preferred ...
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OS X: How to avoid having to re-connect to network share after NAS was turned off?

I use Mac OS 10.6 to connect to a NAS drive using the afp protocol (Finder -> Go -> Connect To Server). I have set up the NAS to automatically power off during the day, and power on in the evening. ...
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Snow Leopard will not accept password after reinstall from Mavericks

I have a 17" Macbook Pro which I upgraded to Mavericks about six months or a year ago. Yesterday, the disk crashed and so I reinstalled from the original install DVD (thus reverting to Snow Leopard), ...
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BSD Packet Filter Redirect Internal traffic

I'm using OSX Yosemite with Packet Filter (BSD). Is there a way to redirect internal originating traffic (let's say from en1) to lo0 on a specific port for specific destinations? rdr from what I ...
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Automatically set default Save As… image file type to JPEG in Photoshop on Mac OS X

In Photoshop, on Mac OS X, is there a way to have the file type in the Save dialog automatically set to JPG? If not, is there an easy way to trigger an AppleScript program to set it that way? Seems ...