OS X is a Unix-based operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Allow XCode installed from dmg file to be updated from app store

I recently installed the XCode 6 GM seed from a dmg file downloaded from Apple's developer portal. Now that XCode 6.0.1 is available on the Mac App Store, I would like for it to show as an update in ...
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VirtualBox on SSD - Macbook Air

I have a MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD. I am wanting to use VirtualBox to run a Linux distribution alongside with OSX. If I create, say a 20GB virtual hard disk in which to install the Linux ...
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PHP - Configure commands change path

I have PHP installed on my machine (os x) and am trying to get the msssql module to talk to freetds and I noticed that phpinfo() shows the following under configure commands: ...
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(osX) Applescript to run compile shortcut in TexShop not working while in Sublime Editor

I'm trying to write an script so that when I'm in Sublime I can use a keyboard shortcut to get it to: save in sublime compile in TeXShop (I'm using it with the external editor setting) then switch ...
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Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
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How to use 'Keychain Access.app' to manage ssh keys with a single ssh-agent?

I don't want to type the passphrase to decrypt my private ssh key every time I use it, but I do want to type it occasionally so I won't forget it. The first time I'm using ssh since restarting or ...
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Where does Chrome store the “Recently closed tabs” file in Mac OS X?

I need to know where does Chrome store the "Recently closed tabs" file in Mac OS X. Thanks in advance
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Can't access external harddrive in OSX

For some reason i can't access my external HDD anymore. It's not showing up in Finder, although i can see it in the Volumes folder and in Disk Utility app. When i access the HDD from terminal and try ...
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Where is the index.html on OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) Apache setup?

I've started up Apache on my Mac and get the "It works!" message, but I have no idea where that file is. I've checked the httpd.conf file and the location listed is: DocumentRoot ...
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Changing Hard Drive Name in Single User Mode - Mac OSX Mavericks

I stupidly changed my hard drives names through the info pane and then shut down my computer. I was trying to remove the spaces in the names so I can run a certain program for school. How do I change ...
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Macbook pro 15 retina battery issues

My battery drains at rate of of 1% per roughly 1.5-2min - max battery life is roughly 3.5 hours on a full charge. I have open chrome 5 avg tabs, sublime text 2 switch between files/tabs, terminal 4 ...
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How can you make OS X's say command speak IPA characters?

I have about 200 lines of Beowulf which a few friends of mine and I rendered into International Phonetic Alphabet about a year and a half ago. At the time, one of the tools we used to check the ...
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Homebrew install gdb, symlink error with binutils

I'm trying to install GDB via Homebrew on OSX Mavericks via the command brew install homebrew/dupes/gdb. This error message pops up during install: gdb requires special privileges to access Mach ...
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How to install 'which' command on mac

I have removed "which" command from /bin directory. when i try to install it via Homebrew package manager, i get Error: No available formula for which
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Can you install Macports to the home directory and still have everything work?

I do not have root access on my computer, and I would like to install Macports. That raises a problem, however, because installing Macports requires sudo. This link shows how you can install Macports ...
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Clean Mavericks Install: Bash and Environment Defaults?

Broadly: what are the default files in play on a clean OS X install when using environment variables and bash? What derives from root, and what from the local user? I always get turned around on ...
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Is it dangerous to share your UUIDs with others? [on hold]

UUID stands for Universally Unique Identifier and it's used to identify uniquely information about the software. I would need to share an image with an Anonymous UUID related to a software, but I ...
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ssh under OS X 10.6.8 outgoing Permission denied

I have an OS X 10.6.8 installation that allows ssh into it (but not necessarily much further). However when it comes to ssh out from this installation, it fails in the two instances I can test, both ...
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Host angularjs.org not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

My MacBook Pro OSX 10.9.4 has network problems now, and I cannot figure it out what is causing the problem. Today I am not able to access angularjs.org with any browser, but I can access other ...
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How do I enter a filepath to save a new file to using the OS X “save file” dialog?

I found this annoying bug in OS X. Steps to reproduce: Open any GUI text editor. Create a new buffer. Cmd+Shift+S to bring up the "Save file" dialog. Start typing the filepath to save to. Anything ...
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HP Bluetooth mouse works in OSX on Macbook but not in Windows 8.1 (Boot Camp)

I installed Windows 8.1 today in a Boot Camp partition on my Macbook Pro. I installed the Boot Camp drivers (uses one setup file that installs a bunch of drivers). So theoretically, this HP Bluetooth ...
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How can I find all installable versions with brew?

Suppose I have a component foo that has versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1 and 3.0 available. Suppose I have installed version 2.1. How do I tell brew to get the latest version in the 2.x line but not 3.0? Is ...
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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Can't install PIP, Easy Install or Setup Tools on a mac

I am unable to install any thing on my mac via the terminal - Pip, Easy Install or the Setup tools for python packages. A screenshot of my terminal while installing the pip looks like this: Could ...
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mac osx override default route for address range by net mask

On my mac I have two adapters, I'd like to use the WiFi as WAN and Ethernet as LAN by setting up some custom routing. The service order is set to WiFi then Ethernet which in the routing table looks ...
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mac book pro fan issue

STATS: Quad core i7 8gig ram 800gig ssd mavericks 10.9.4 I recently reset my mbp to factory settings and only installed adobe flash. All I've done is use youtube and run photoshop cs6 (I installed ...
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OSX: X11 Connection Rejected

The message below is received when accessing a RHEL server from OSX. The latest XQuartz is running on the OSX (Mavericks) - any ideas on where to troubleshoot? I have Googled the heck out of this ...
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External HDD is not working on Mac notebook

I have this extenal HDD drive that connects to computer via cable with blue USB port (USB 3.0). It's working perfectly fine with my new ASUS laptop, but it's not working with an old MacBook (OS X ...
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How to configure tmux/iTerm to display session name as title in terminal tab?

I am getting started using tmux and iTerm2 on Mac OS X. Currently, all my tabs are titled "tmux" (assuming it's just displaying the process name) which makes it difficult to find the tab that I want. ...
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Keyboard-based key swapping under MacOS [duplicate]

I have MacBook Air with MacOS 10.9.5 and i want to swap fn <-> ctrl and alt <-> cmd for internal keyboard, but i dont want to swap any keys on external USB PC keyboard (or swap them other way). ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 deletes e-mails after 7 days

A client of us has the problem that Outlook (2011 for mac) automatically deletes all emails older than 7 days from her INBOX. If the e-mail is in the trash, the e-mails aren't being deleted. There is ...
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Rsync: Mirror only certain directories based on presence of dotfile

I have a large amount of files on a server and I have a partial mirror of these files on my Mac (i.e. only some folders exist in the mirror). I would like to have a sync from the Mac to server using ...
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Pros & Cons of Lion over Snow Leopard on a Macbook A1181 with a SSD drive [on hold]

I have a Macbook A1181 with Snow Leopard and the latest version of Mac OSX it supports is Lion. I'm going to change to a SSD drive and I currently have 4GB of RAM with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor. ...
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Bash scripts are not working but on mac terminal those commands in scripts works

I'm stuck with a wired problem.My bash scripts are not working now.It worked previously.I don't know why.Interestingly the commands on the script work when I enter it directly on the terminal. This a ...
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Create Compressed Back Up Image Mac Mavericks

I have a 3TB external drive, that for some reason is partitioned as a single Master Boot Record partition. Seagate, go figure. I'm running a 1TB Mac with 10.9.4 and about 380GB used space. My ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Across Multiple Mac Keyboards

I have a weird setup. I use a bluetooth keyboard 90% of the time, but as I don't have my trackpad/mouse, I still use my laptop's keyboard/trackpad 10% of the time. This often results in me having my ...
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Running large computations makes my computer lag

I am running a Java program which I wrote, which calls Gurobi (an optimization software for linear programs). When I am running a large program that takes ~20 hours to complete, even simple tasks ...
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NSRangeException using the IDLE 3.4.1 on Mac OX v. 10.9.4

I have installed Python 3.4.1 from the official website and I am having this exception when I type " on the IDLE. There's a warning or important information in the Python's official website that ...
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Inconsistency in the installation of GCC and MPICH2 using brew

I just installed GCC 4.9.1 on Mac OS X 10.9.4 successfully via: brew install gcc After that, I installed MPICH2 successfully via: brew install mpich2 but in the end of the installation I got the ...
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Looking for a way to make the App Switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end - Like it did pre Mavericks

Is there anyway to have the Command+TAB app switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end when you hold down command and tab like it did pre Mavericks?
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Copy and paste text by using mouse, just as the functionality works in UNIX

Please excuse my ignorance, and possibly laziness if a similar question has already been asked. I am a UNIX user, and I am new to MAC. I am so used to copying text on UNIX by just clicking left ...
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Best way to build a home server to share really large files between OS X and Windows?

I'm thinking of getting a local server for our offices - because we are video editors, and having several copies of every single project we're working on is simply ridiculous. It's incredibly ...
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OSX Safari Occasional Page hangs and slowdowns

I have an almost brand new retina MacBook Pro (not even a month old). I am running Mavericks and have updated Safari to the latest version, 7.0.6. There seems to be an issue with Safari loading ...
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Send email from “mail” command line client from a specific address

I am attempting to send an email from the terminal app "mail" in OS X. I can do so, however I would like to send it from a specific address, rather than the .local address that it sends from by ...
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Installing Windows on Mac from USB drive without having a DVD drive installed

I've 15 inch Macbook Pro non-retina. I've removed the DVD drive and install SSD instead, when I try to install Windows on bootcamp drive from USB drive, the USB drive doesn't boot. I remove the SSD ...
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Automount SMB using keychain password

Is there a way to use the automount service to mount my NAS share but without specifying my password in my SMB path? Currently, I have the following: /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # ...
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How can I print from an iPad to a network printer managed by a Macbook?

Is it possible to use a Macbook to manage a network printer such that I can print to it from an iPad? This video explains how to do what I want with Windows, but can the same be done with a Mac?
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Is there a way to change OS X (Mavericks) Reminders default alert time?

I am using extensively Reminders to organize myself. I like using the alert to remind me of stuff I have to do. My problem is that the default time is 9am which doesn't suit me. Is there any way to ...
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Using tmux when network is having issues

Is there any reason why I should not be able to use tmux if I am having LAN issues? Or some tip or command line option I need to use? I am starting the tmux session locally. According to the manual ...
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How to copy multiple files and move them to multiple folders using terminal for Mac

I have a folder on my Mac's desktop called Bthepics that has 9 images that I want to copy and move to about 500 folders at once. These 500 folders are located in a folder on my Mac's desktop called ...