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How get OS X to view windows server links in outlook?

Currently my work uses Exchange and mapped active directory drives. That means when people link server files in outlook emails the file link looks something like SRV002/Administration/rules.docx ...
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Get rid of “Resource Busy” message on Mac OS X

I am trying to repair a lost HSF+ partition table an iMac by running the i command inside of sudo pdisk /dev/rdisk1. Once I try running the i command, I get an error message saying that the resource ...
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Unable to ever properly get Windows running under bootcamp

I have a late 2012 iMac I'm trying to get Windows 7/8/8.1 running on. I've tried all 3 versions, and nothing ever works. I'm pretty certain it's a driver problem - the OS installs fine and I can do ...
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Wireshark loopback on mac os x

I have selected loopback (in capture options) to capture http traffic on my localhost server, but everytime I do and HTTP I only can see TCP.
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Linking files to be found by PHP server

What is the correct way to link local directory ~/dir to /path/dir, so that the PHP server looking for /path/dir/file.php will find ~/dir/file.php? In my concrete situation I am running XAMPP PHP ...
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Remotely accessing OSX machine behind firewall

I need some way to remotely access an OSX machine that sits behind a remote firewall (if it weren't for the firewall thing I could just ssh into it, but I have no control over the remote firewall to ...
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How To Quickly Switch Paths (in Bash)

Sometimes, usually when installing packages with brew, I want to disable/remove certain parts of my path, and then later restore them. I haven't been able to find an easy way to do this, and while I ...
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Extract text from HTML using Applescript

I am looking to extract text from an html using Applescript, here is the code: <div class="vk_bk vk_ans">3:27 PM</div> I want to extract "3:27 PM" which is the result google gives you ...
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http://localhost:3000 works, but http://127.0.0.1:3000 doesn't

I'm building a Rails application on my local dev machine. When running my local server, I can access http://localhost:3000 without a problem. However, when I try to navigate to http://127.0.0.1:3000, ...
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Google Chrome - Redirect a specific text to a link in the address bar

As a reddit user, I often like to jump into a subreddit and learn something new. However, the amount of subreddits I subscribe to would make it very silly to add all of them to bookmarks on Google ...
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Spotlight and apple.developer.com (?) using an unusal amount of CPU

Sporadically, my OS X 10.10.2 machine start using a crazy amount of CPU for no apparent reason, with all the disadvantages that come with it (battery drain, overheating, ...). If I look at Activity ...
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Mac has lost view of certain files, but they still exist

So I am having trouble with a mac. After the antivirus removing a virus it got, all the files in the User Directory folders Applications, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Movies has disappeared. ...
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VNC to OS X Yosemite, added Server and now double login prompts

So I have VNC setup and it works fine, prompts me for the base password, then has me authenticate for my account, and I'm in, great. I add the Server app to the system, and now when I VNC in, I have ...
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Applescript can't get process “…”

I am getting an error in applescript In the first script i created a search engine and the script is as follows on dialogBox(theMessage) display dialog theMessage default answer "" buttons ...
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Is there a way to provide access privileges to USB scanner via TWAIN SANE-backends for all users in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)?

I want to enable all users of a Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) system running to use a USB flatbed scanner. Such scanner works using TWAIN SANE from my account (admin) without sudo-ing, while other users ...
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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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download complete when run from command line but not complete run from launchd

Curious thing. I have a Python script that I've set up through launchd on my Mac to run every 5 minutes. All it does is download a file from a website. My issue/question is that when it's run that ...
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Alternatives to Xcode Storyboard XIB NIB interface builder?

Maybe it is just me because I am a programmer, but I find Xcodes interface builder for creating xib/nib/storyboards to be extremely difficult to use and not intuitive at all. I would much rather play ...
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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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How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution?

How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution? The reason is that I want to record a screencast and I want the screen to be natively HD, no stretching and no black bars. ...
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Third party encryption tool for specific folder or files [on hold]

I usually store some ansible permission key files which are used for local office servers. I need to use ansible online with all nodes. At the same time, I want those files available on dropbox so I ...
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How do I encode a hyphen in a Bash terminal's open command?

I'm trying to write a small script that launches Beyond Compare when I do an svn diff. I got it working up until so far: open -a /Applications/Beyond\ Compare.app "$6" "$7" To get the full ...
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Access shared folder over vpn

I have a Synology NAS that I would like to access while I'm away. I have set up OpenVPN on my NAS and can successfully connect to it. When I am connected though the shared folder does not show up in ...
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Alias to shortcut from home folder not working

As per this question on How to set up a shortcut to a directory in Mac OS X Terminal? I've added the following alias: alias MeteorApps=‘cd ~/Documents/Github/MeteorApps’ By adding it to the bash ...
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Is there a way to eject an iPhone directly from Xcode or from Mac OS X without using iTunes?

I’m using Xcode to develop an iOS app. So I connect my iPhone, and when I’m done developing I want to eject the phone to properly disconnect it. I have tried browsing around in the settings app and in ...
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Label and archive mails in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

In gmail, you can label a message and eventually click the archive button which will move the message and any other emails into the same folder. Any way to do this with Microsoft Outlook?
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My admin user has completely lost the use of sudo (only gets 'permission denied')

OS X 10.8.5 I first realized the problem trying to delete software from a Japanese wireless carrier when I installed their client while I was there. Then I realized I actually can run no command ...
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My computer can't find the git command

I recently installed git on my computer (OSX 10.10.1) and when I run git I get git: error: unable to find utility "git", not a developer tool or in PATH. So I checked, found that I didn't have the ...
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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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External hard-drive keeps ejecting itself

I've got a Sharkoon 5 bay RAID station with 5 x 2TB drives in it. I've let my Mac do a software RAID on it but it seems I've ran into a bit of a problem - at very random intervals the drives eject ...
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How to get Fish shell and NVM both installed with Homebrew to work together?

I am trying to manage my packages for OSX using Homebrew as much a I can. I have installed both the Fish Shell and NVM using Homebrew but cannot get Fish to recognize my NVM installation. NVM ...
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basic: adding a profile in Volatility

Just starting out with the Volatility framework. I want to use a pre-built profile for OSX. I've downloaded the MacProfileAll.zip file and have copied the profile I want into the ...
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What is the command to remove all files and folders, on mac os x terminal?

On Mac OS X terminal, how can we remove all files and folders, including hidden ones, recursively, except one directory? Thank you.
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VNC attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Screen Sharing" (i.e., VNC access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: screensharingd[1584]: Authentication: FAILED :: User Name: N/A :: Viewer Address: ...
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ssh attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Remote Login" (i.e., ssh access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: 22/04/2015 13:05:23.364 sshd[2118]: error: PAM: authentication error for root from ...
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Recover/Reset OSX administrator password

I'm looking for some information about how to recover my administrator password if it happens for me to forget it. Let's say I've got an accident and I turned on my OS X after and it instantly prompts ...
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When I hit “command”+“return” Mac OS X speaks. How can I disable this?

I’m trying to use Light Table which also uses command+return. I can’t find the setting for this in my preferences anywhere.
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IP forwarding setup on Mac OS X

I’m writing a script—for Mac OS X only—that creates a “man-in-the-middle” (MITM) like attack with ARP poisoning for research purposes. Right now I am able to construct ARP packets to send to ...
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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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After creating .bash_profile…Terminal not working

I created a new .bash_profile file and entered the following: export PATH="usr/local/bin:usr/local/sbin:usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH" I then deleted .profile. Because from what I learn't it causes ...
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Textmate 2: Open files from Finder or Terminal in new tabs instead of new windows?

Textmate 2 Users, I have a nagging issue with TM2 that I can't seem to find an answer for. I have set my 'Projects' folder to my user home directory (~). Now, if I open a file with the TM file ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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tcpdump - rotate capture files using -G -W and -C

I'm looking to be able to capture a rotating tcpdump output which captures 30-minutes worth of data, into 48 files, cyclically. The man implies this should be possible, but my testing doesn't seem to ...
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I can’t drag any of the icons in my dock in Mac OS X

I can’t drag any of the icons in my dock. I cannot reorder the icons and I’m also not able to drag the contents of a docked folder that is expanded to trash. The icons react to the drag by opening the ...
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Mac OS X: Shell command for Accessibility -> Sound -> Play stereo as mono? [duplicate]

The question is in the title. I need a quick way to turn the feature on and off every now and then. Is there a bash command for it?
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How to get a notification when any External Drive is connected to Mac remotely

I wanted to check for my remote machine if any hard drive is connected to it. This is to check in my absence if anyone is transfering files from my system to a hard drive. So I want to run a script or ...
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Can Dropbox under OS X be accessed from a command line?

I want to access Dropbox in my Mac from a remote location with ssh. Is there any way to access Dropbox from the OS X command line?
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Transferring Files Over Ethernet to Network Storage Kills Internet Connection

I have an Airport Extreme router (newest model) with a USB drive attached that I transfer files to. My Mac Pro (3,1 running latest Yosemite) is connected to this router via Ethernet, and I've been ...
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Can't boot from USB on MacBook Pro Retina

I downloaded the latest i386 netinst iso for Debian Jessie and have followed these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx However, when I press alt/option ...