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Mac: how to log all file modifications?

Is there a way to log all the files that are being modified? The situation is that I want to investigate a suspicious program. So I start the logging, run the program and afterwards quit the logging ...
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Adding wine to bash profile

I have installed wine 1.7.50 from source. There weren’t any .dmg or .app installers available on version 1.7.50 which supports DirectX11. So, I had to install it via terminal from source via the below ...
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Is is possible to change the emoji set on OS X?

I dislike OS X's set of emoji (mainly, it's too difficult to tell what they are at a glance, esp. at small sizes). I like Google's set of emoji. Is there any way I can use Google's emoji set as my OS ...
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How to delete “Other” and “Apps” data files in Mac OS X?

I am on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and can’t for the life of me figure out how to get rid of a bunch of junk that has accumulated on my MacBook Air. I only use my Mac for word processing and some ...
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GPG agent dying after 20-30 min with use of YubiKey. Can someone help me debug it?

I have set up my YubiKey NEO to use GPG. I am mostly using it for SSH. But the problem is every 20-30 min I have to kill gpg-agent and restart it because the key stops working. The only clue I have is ...
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OS X writing on NTFS filesystem: files disappeared after ls -l@

I have an NTFS hard drive that I have written files to after following the instructions here to allow for writing to NTFS. I noticed that if I write files to NTFS, after disconnecting the drive and ...
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Setting up a sublime symlink in Mac OS X while running pyenv

There are a lot of SO and links on how to setup a symlink so you can run sublime from the command line. But I'm running pyenv and it seems to have its own ~/.bash_profile as the real one doesn't have ...
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Mobile Accounts on Mac OS X

I was just wondering if theres any way to automatically setup mobile accounts once the user logs in to the laptop with their domain account. If someone can suggest a script or any other way to perform ...
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Charles not listing requests

I had some problems with Charles recently and today I decided to fix it (or at least try to). Removed Charles and everything connected with it, then downloaded fresh new Charles and here problems ...
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Understanding Mac OS X indexing using “mdutil -E -i off /”

Two questions about mdutil and indexing: What is the -E option? It seems to me that it means something like "reindex" however the following bash command does not make sense to me mdutil -E -i off ...
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How to set regular font to 16pts in iterm2

I am going through several fonts such as Consolas and Source Code Pro and noticed in iTerm2 there is no way to set default size to 16pts. Only 9,10,11,12,13,14,18,24,... are available. What happened ...
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How can I run a diagnostic install on a Mac dmg?

I know how to do this in Windows, example in the commandline: msiexec /i gtk-sharp-2.12.22.msi /l*v c:\Users\anyuser\Documents\gtk-sharp-msi.log (Documentation: ...
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Connecting to Windows Sever 2012 from os x

I am trying to connect to windows server 2012 and windows server 2012 r2 from my os x yosemite. I tried using Microsoft Remote Desktop that i downloaded from app store and I try to connect and it ...
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How to run Python script in a terminal window by double clicking it?

I am running OSX, and I am making an app that has a Python program in the Resources folder, the Bash script calls the Python script to run when the app is launched. The script is in the MacOS folder ...
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Why does number to copy keep changing?

So I'm currently copying some fairly large files from a network drive to my local HDD. I'm using an early 2011 15" MacBook Pro with OS X 10.10.5 installed. In the attached picture, the number of files ...
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Best way to backup/clone a hard drive in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have a MacBook Pro which I use for work. I have a lot of software installed and configured which I do not want to have to re-install/configure in the event my MacBook Pro is stolen or damaged. I’d ...
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Running the output of `ssh-agent` in fish; what does `setenv` do?

When I want to start (or restart) ssh-agent, it gives me a few commands that I should run by doing eval $(ssh-agent). Of course this fails for fish, since it gives syntax for bash or csh. The ...
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AFP share with local Unix users

I have a Solaris server on which I have a AFP share. I connect from a Mac client to that AFP share with local users from the Solaris server. So let's say I connect to the share with the Alice user. ...
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Emails disappearing from Mac Mail

I'm experiencing a strange problem with Mail on my Mac (Yosemite 10.10.4). I have it configured to use my Google account for mail, and it had been working fine for well over a year. But what happened ...
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Removing metadata with PowerPoint 2011

I'm looking for a solution to remove metadata from .PPTX files on Mac with PowerPoint 2011. On Windows, there is a Microsoft utility called Document Inspector. Does anyone know of anything similar on ...
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Drag and drop left behind an outline in Mac OS X 10.9.5

I downloaded music last night, and as I dragged the file into my music folder, the outline from it froze on my screen. I tried restarting my Mac, but the outline is still there. As well as this, I ...
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Multiboot AD Binding Script Trouble (Error 10001)

So let's preface this with what I'm trying to do: I'm using DeployStudio to deploy multi-boot Macs, such as OSX10 and OSX09. My workflow goes like this upon Netbooting into the deployment server ...
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Mac “show desktop” logs me out and restarts applications

I have set my macbook (OSX 10.10.3) to use the upper right corner of my display as a hot corner to show the desk top. Recently when I move my mouse to the upper right corner of the screen it does not ...
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How do I access an SMB Share being hosted on an OSX Machine

I've already posted this question on apple.stackexchange.com but I didn't get any answers over there. Can some please help me out here ? I'm very new to the world of Apple so pardon my ignorance ...
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Errors while installing Python modules on OS X

I keep trying to install python addons but I keep getting error codes. Uqueias-iMac:~ uqueia$ python setup.py install ...
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Cannot connect to local domain from Mac, but can to its IP

I have a local server hosting a domain over wifi that's accessible from my Android phone browser at a designated URL http://mydomain and its network IP 192.168.0.1, as well as by ssh ssh user@mydomain ...
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How can I recover data from 3TB Seagate GoFlex home in Mac OS X?

I have a 3TB Seagate GoFlex Home, and it stopped working on me. It’s not a hard drive failure, just a software issue. It’s a Barracuda drive. I can hear the drive spin up without any knocking or ...
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Syncing Contact Pictures from Office 365 with OSX Contacts

I'm using OSX Yosemite and was able to easily add my company's Office 365 Exchange address book to Contacts on my Mac, but none of the photos have synced. Is there a way to sync the contact images ...
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Lost access to sudo on Mac. Want to regain access

I don't know what came in my mind that I just typed this in my shell: sudo chmod 700 /usr/bin/sudo and then also entered my password. The above command ran and I lost control over sudo. sudo is ...
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X11 forwarding using bsub

I would like to run an interactive R job on a server. I would also like to enable X11 forwarding so I can view my graphs. However, I am having problems. My laptop is a Mac OS 10.9.4. I have tried ...
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How to use a short name for a long domain name

I don't want add an entry to the /etc/hosts file but rather refer to the following domain: git.domain.com as git and type it as such when I want to connect to this server? Is this possible without ...
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automatic new mac setup (dotfiles, scripts, etc)

I'm looking for a way to automate the setup of a new macbook I'm about to purchase. I've done through quite a few during the years and it always takes forever to get everything up properly. I don't ...
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How to block a port from all traffic on all interfaces in Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

I need to block port 27017 to do some testing but I can’t seem to figure out how to do it in Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite). I know that sometime ago they moved from iptables to pf tables, but the ...
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How to list only files of a certain type in terminal?

How I can list all files of a certain type in a directory? For example, if I want to see all MP3 files in the current folder, what do I do?
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What is the complete list of sources that Safari will use for trusted certificates?

Browsing to a particular HTTPS URL in Safari succeeds. Clicking the lock icon, followed by "Show Certificate" shows me the certificate chain. The root cert is listed as "Trusted" (has a blue "+", ...
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How much of Mac OS X can you actually build from source, and how to do it?

Apple releases quite a bit of its OS X source to the public, including the kernel and many other components but excluding many graphical utilities like the finder AFAIK. How much can I actually build ...
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Cannot remap Control-<key> to another Control-<key> using .inputrc in bash + Terminal + OS X

I'm trying to remap Control-g to Control-c for use in bash in Terminal.app in OS X. This is because Control-g in Emacs is 'abort'/'cancel', and my ingrained muscle memory leads me to hit Control-g on ...
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Share permissions with MySQL in data directory - OSX Yosemite

I would like to have full access (read/write) on everything in the MySQL data directory (/usr/local/mysql/data). Then an application running as "me" could create/edit/delete every data. I tried to ...
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tools for measuring one way delay in Mac OS X [on hold]

I am looking for a tool to measure one way delay in Mac Os X. I have searched but havent found any thing. Can some one please suggest me any tool for this purpose.
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Why isn't there a clone of Total Commander for OS X? [closed]

Is there some reason why somebody doesn't create pure, clean copy of Total Commander for OS X? Are there some technical, legal problems why all TC clones are so.... weird and not as usable as ...
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AirPlay on VSX-1021 (surround receiver) starts when my Macbook pro connects to WiFi…

I'm currently having an annoying problem. On my home network I've got an surround receiver with AirPlay functionality and recently I've got an Apple MacBook Pro. When it connects to my home wifi, my ...
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python2.7 from macports stdin issue

My python2.7 from macports seems to mess up with osx terminal in a weird way. Here is what I mean. The exact input from the keyboard was: /opt/local/bin/python2.7<ENTER> a = 3<ENTER> ...
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sed option to preserve file times during a find/replace?

I'm trying to modify some Autotool files because a project is not honoring my CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS and LDFLAGS. I located some areas where I could likely make the change with a grep for libtool: link. ...
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How do I do a global text search in Eclipse for OS X?

What is the keyboard shortcut for a global search in Eclipse for OS X? Essentially the equivalent of Cmd-Shift-F in Sublime Text.
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Adjust window resize in mac for Evernote

I've been following this guide to edit the window resizing of nib files but I can't find which file to edit. How can I edit the user interfaces of Mac OS X programs? Ideally, I would have my notes ...
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Kernel task memory is not released in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I was working on a large Illustrator project in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) which takes up 4.5GB+ memory but after I save and quit the application, my kernel task has still 4.8GB in it and not being ...
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One of my browser add-ons has now suggested I install Homebrew (and am looking for advice)

First time posting in this part of stackexchange so I'm not sure if I've quite put this in the right place (so apologies if I haven't). In short, I don't have a great IT background (I would describe ...
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Issues installing “One-Way Ping (OWAMP)” on Mac OS X

I am looking for a tool to measure one way delay. I have found a tool One-Way Ping (OWAMP). But I am unable to install on my machine. I am using Mac OS X. I have been searching on Google but having ...
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Why JAVA and JAVAC still appears in the path OSX Yosemite?

I am trying to understand why is this happening. I am re-writing all my dot files. I have commented all my enviorment variables here is an snippet of that # History export HISTSIZE=4096; export ...
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How to use touchpad gestures to scroll back and forth in history on non-Mac OSX devices in Google Chrome?

I prefer the way how Mac OS X allows users to use touchpad gestures to scroll back and forth in the tab history of Google Chrome. Is it possible to use similar touchpad gestures on non-Mac OS X ...