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Apple Captive portal detection without WWW connexion, posssible?

Note : When an Apple machine join a Wifi, it checks if it is captive or not via "wispr agent request" (see /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/CaptiveNetworkSupport/Settings.plist). If it fails, ...
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Wifi Captive HotSpot, login page location?

Stated you made a wifi captive hotspot, when a Mac user connects to, Mac OS detects it's a walled garden and displays a kind of popup (not really in safari, actually in ...
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Getting “Command Line Tools (OS X 10.10) could not be verified.” error when updating from App Store

This is the error message after restarting when doing OS X update: "Command Line Tools (OS X 10.10)" could not be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading. Click ...
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Did I accidentally corrupt the filesystem using VIM and Netrw?

I am using Mac OS X. I accidentally did the following: vim /path/to/directory I meant to open a file, but instead I opened a directory. VIM was excessively helpful, so it opened Netrw. I did not ...
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software raid1 compatible on OSX and Ubuntu on external disks

I'm using external disk dock with two disks and want to setup software raid1 so that the setup works when usb3 mounted from both ubuntu and osx. How is this possible?
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Installing the wkhtmltopdf command line

I'd like to make a pdf out of an webpage. For this purpose, I am trying to install the command line wkhtmltopdf on my Mac. I tried brew install wkhtmltopdf and got Error: No available formula for ...
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Macbook Air 2013 SMART Failing SSD - OSX/Bootcamp Cloning

I have a 2013 Macbook Air with a 512GB SSD that came factory installed. As of the last couple of days I have been getting an error when booting in to Windows 7 stating that the drive is going to fail ...
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How to install a specific version of Java 6 on mac?

I need a specific version of the Java JDK (6u25) to be installed on my mac. How do I install a specific, older, JDK version on a Mac? Details: OSX 10.9.5, Java JDK 6u25 I need this specific version ...
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OS X Server - disable shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

I have promt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could loose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I install OS X Server and I connected it ...
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Can Remote Desktop app on OS X restore sessions after sleep or WiFi outage?

On Windows, when I have a Remote Desktop connection active, and the WiFi disconnects temporarily / or the laptop goes to sleep, the Remote Desktop sessions are restored automatically and seamlessly ...
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Deleted “broken” certificate in OS X, need help to fix it

I experienced the Mavericks security update that broke one or more trusted root CAs. At the time I couldn't find any info on this, and in my infinite wisdom (and looming deadline) I tried deleting the ...
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Unable to update Flash player on Mac OS 10.9

Some time ago Safari told me that my Flash was out of date and sent me to Adobe website. Once the download page opens, the Install button there is replaced with this note: Note: Your antivirus ...
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Restrict an admin user from using sudo on os x

I have multiple admin users on my mac. Is there a way I can block a particular admin user from executing sudo on OS X? My understanding is that if the user name is "abc", abc ALL=(ALL) ALL in ...
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How can I open a port in my Mac OS X yosemite(firewall)?

I have a java-based server(jar file) and it is running on port 8080. It is running well on my localhost, but I can't access it through other networks I think it's a firewall issue. so, First, I ...
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Cisco AnyConnect to Mac built-in VPN

I have Cisco AnyConnect installed on my laptop which let me connect to company's network. For some reason I want to use Mac OSX built-in VPN client instead. With AnyConnect, I just provide the server ...
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Fresh Install R Studio crashes

Tried posting this to R Studio's Support, but haven't gotten a response. I need to install RStudio on a new computer, but get errors when trying to open the program. Question: What is the problem ...
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change dialog position and spotlight OS X

I'm using a mbp(late 11) a Dual head 2 go and 2 screens. Whenever a dialogbox opens, OS X will open it in the centre of my 2 screens. Which is annoying because there is a bevel in the middle of the ...
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How can I make the individual profiles for Chrome appear on Mac Dock?

On my Windows computers I have a fixed icon for each profile (work, home, etc.) that I can pin to my task bar. On Mac there is only one icon and I do flipping between the different profiles using ...
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Connecting to a Mac with MS-RDP 3389?

Is it possible to configure or connect (with or with out software) that helps us emulate the 3389 RDP that Microsoft has for Windows, but on the Mac? I am a Major PC guy, but I am finding needs to ...
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SMB slow read/write from Mac workstation vs. Windows

We have an SMB share running in Hyper-V on Server 2012. Read/Write to the share from Windows workstations on the network is around 100 MB/s, which seems good. Read/Write from Mac workstations to the ...
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OS X iptables owner equivalent OR use only vpn for specific user

I am trying to make sure all network traffic initiated by a specific user on OS X Yosemite will go through a specific vpn or otherwise be blocked. I imagine I could do that easily on linux using ...
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“WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!” constantly occurring, even *after* deleting known_hosts

As per title, lately I started getting the error "WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" after I set up a new server in AWS. I'm on OSX Yosemite (10.10.3) I'm aware of nearly all the ...
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Mac Office 365 Home Application Crash

I know what's causing my MAC PRO to crash, any Microsoft Office 365 app, but I don't know how to fix it. Either does MS tech support. So far their only answer has been to reinstall - now 3 times! ...
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CR versus LF: which should I recognize as “end of line” in terminal program? [on hold]

I understand the use of line feed and/or carriage return as line separators in Windows, Macintosh and Linux. But now I'm writing a program that will accept text user input over a TCP socket, and I ...
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Key codes: xterm vs. Terminal.app

I mostly use iTerm, and it lets you customize the key codes sent to your terminal by individual keys. It has a couple presets labeled xterm Defaults and Terminal.app Compatibility. I'd like to make my ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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Per-process network usage on OSX?

I want to periodically poll for per-process network usage. Is there a way to do this efficiently in OSX like netstat -p on Linux? I know there's lsof -i -Tqsf but it doesn't seem to show bytes ...
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High Sleep Power Consumption in Yosemite

Over the last week, my OS X Yosemite (rMBP 2015) has been consuming large amounts of power in sleep mode (~20% over 12 hours). I am not aware of any particular thing I might have done to make this ...
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How to best setup PC or Mac to access a website that requires older JRE?

I have a website I need to access that requires JRE 1.5.0_11. I'm looking for the best solution to be able to load that particular website using this old Java version without cluttering my system or ...
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Yosemite: Terminal command to toggle Dock maginification?

I have found a number of Terminal commands to control the behavior of the Dock, e.g. defaults write com.apple.Dock orientation -string left to show the Dock at the left edge of the screen or defaults ...
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Access a built-in mac webserver from another machine

I'm using php to create a built-in web server in my Mac, so I can access my webpage files and route them through a file. In order to do this, I'm using the terminal command php -S localhost:8080 ...
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OSX TextEdit save with the first line

Is it possible to make TextEdit save an unnamed opened file with the first line (or first word) of the text of that document? eg: I create a new text document in TextEdit; write the first line as I ...
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How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server 127.0.0.1 On Mac OS X Host, From VirtualBox Guest Windows XP?

How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server Listening On 127.0.0.1:53 On Mac OSX Host, From VirtualBox Guest VM Windows XP Prof 32-bit ? My host/physical computer machine is an Apple MacBook with Mac OS X ...
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Name a tab in iterm2, even with pane splits

I see there are solutions to name tabs in iterm2 when there is a single pane, but it doesn't work well with multiple panes/splits. So if I have two terminals open in a split under a tab, I would need ...
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What does it mean when I use the File Open dialog in TextWrangler and some files are greyed out?

I've checked the quarantine file attribute and removed it. Can't think of anything else that would prevent these files from being opened. Screenshot: Two of these appear to be not-grey because ...
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Start Appium server at system boot (MacOS)

I'm trying to setup Appium server to stat automatically after system startup. Also I'd like it to restart after a crash. Appium was installed as a npm package and it launches and works fine when I ...
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How to get an app to run through my vpn only?

Lets saying I'm using safari and I want it to only use my vpn connection(tun0). How do I force safari to direct all traffic through my vpn(Private Internet Access) and if the vpn disconnects it will ...
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Variable ping on MacBook Pro to router over WiFi: what could be causing it?

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro that is experiencing very variable ping responses over WiFi. Coworkers using the same WiFi network do not experience the same problem, so it seems that the problem can be ...
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Sudo can't create file in /usr/bin - El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan yesterday and everything was good until recently when I noticed I can't write anything (with sudo ofc) on /usr/bin as I tried to install phpbrew. What could be causing this ...
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How do I circumvent the versioning system to run an outdated MacOSX application?

I have iMovie HD 6.03. I want it to run on Yosemite. The application icon itself has a "circle-slash-do-not-run" icon superimposed on the iMovie icon. When I double click the icon a dialog pops up ...
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Compare list of files from a database using find to locate missing files

I have a list of 2000 files from a database that looks like this: ./aa/0f/unique-string/IMG_0987.JPG ./ab/cf/unique-string/IMG_0987.JPG I want to compare that list to the actual directory contents ...
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Autoprefixer does not work on Sublime

I following this link to add AutoPrefixer plugin to my sublimeText. Once I press 'Cmd + Shift + P', AutoPrefix CSS is one option of the menu. However, when I choose it nothing happens. I have a ...
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client - Multiple Profiles

I'm using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (3.1.05187) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D136). I use multiple VPN Server and whenever I switch to ...
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Rsync behaviour/differences & newbie

From my understanding, rsync over SMB tries to build a file list each time on source/destination to check any changes have been modified before a copy takes please. I’m trying to understand the ...
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Write content to file with Automator

I'm building an Automator Service to create an .html file and write some text in it. I've managed to create my .html file by using the New Text File action, but how can I write text in it? I see no ...
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grep returns no results

Came up to a strange problem - was running a trivial command grep -F "INSERT" new.sql >& output.txt on a new.sql that is 76MB large. The funny thing here is that none results are returned ...
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Mac Terminal Display Column of the Cursor

How I can display the column position of either the cursor or the mouse pointer. Using the terminal on OSX 10.10 edited --- I wanted to know which character was the R in over for example. I ...
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Add a newline after each terminal command except at the beginning

I want to add a newline after every command I enter in the terminal. Right now, I have this line in my .bash_profile file: export PS1="\n\u$ " This works as expected: However the issue with ...
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Forensic search of a iMac 27", i7 2.8 quad [closed]

I am being asked (forced), in a legal battle, to search for files I never downloaded. My attacker is not insisting that I hire someone else so I want to do it myself. It is very expensive and I'm sure ...
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asl.conf doesn't take an effect on my enviroment OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to stop certain application's annoying logging, with no success so far. What I did is those things explained like in this question: How to disable/ set logging level /preferences PER Mac ...