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Unable to download torrents on OS X Yosemite

I am unable to download using torrent on OS X Yosemite, but the weird part is that able to do that on a windows machine on the same network. Router reports that the port is open, but the torrent ...
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Mac as a file server in network where workstations run Windows 7

For a remote office I set up a Mac Mini to be used as file server. It was pretty easy to set up the Shared folder to be accessible by everyone on the network and I have a bash script that sets up all ...
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Visual studio running in parallels file issue

I'm using parallels desktop 10 with windows 8.1 on a macbook air with OS X Yosemite. I have installed the latest Visual Studio on it and I'm coding in c/c++. The problem I have that when I try to open ...
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What should the file permissions be for files in the Pictures folder on Mac?

I have a mac book pro running Yosemite.The Photos application shows images but when I double click them I get a dialog that says Photos is not able to locate the file and asks me to select the ...
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How to zip an archive while keeping some symlinks but not others? (OS X)

I'm using the zip command line tool on OS X to compress an Xcode project folder. Included in that folder is a .framework for OS X which includes symlinks like xx.framework/Versions/Current which ...
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Wrong php launched for <?php directive embedded in HTML

On my laptop (osx 10.2.2) , i brewed apache 2.4.12 and php 5.5.22, with php-fpm. Strangely, when i ping on the server for a .php file, apache binds properly to the new php and runs that. If however, ...
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How to recover an html file overwritten by TextEdit (Mac)

For some reasons, I decided to open a Javascript file in .html format using Mac's TextEdit. Instead of loading the .html in text format, as the name TextEdit implied, it rendered the .html file. ...
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PEM_read_PrivateKey failed

I'm trying to use ssh to log in to AWS from OSX Mavericks and having a hell of a time: I enter: ssh -i ~/.ssh/filename.pem ec2-user@ec2-xx-x-xxx-xx.compute-1.amazonaws.com -v And I get this, as ...
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OS X Finder: “Plain Text Document” has changed to “text”, “Rich Text Document” to “rich text (RTF)”, etc

Sometime recently some file type names have changed — not the file associations or default application, but the name of the file type itself. "Plain Text Document" has changed to "text", "Rich Text ...
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Google Drive and Local Directories in Mac OS X

I want to create a symbolic link between local directories and my Google drive. In other words, I don't want to synchronize it by hand. If there is a change in the directory, it should synchronize it ...
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Shared folder not connecting over Mac VirtualBox guest

I am trying to connect with the Windows 7 host's shared folder from my VirtualBox Mac (Yosemite) guest. It is showing my PC's name in Finder's sidebar but when I double click it, it fails to connect ...
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How do I to modify Automator Service ditto command?

Using and Automator Service and an AppleScript that is redly available and exists on this thread of but a "GUI" around ditto. The solution works well, however, I am not getting the behavior I ...
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How can I address Microsoft Word 2011 Mac (14.4.3) freezing, possibly with a CPU burning infinite loop?

I am working with Microsoft Word 2011 Mac 14.4.3, running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has happened a couple of times with an hour that it freezes; the fans fire up like I'm burning CPU, and the menu from ...
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How can I use OSX to share an internet connection WITHOUT being a DHCP server?

I have a small network of single-board linux computers (beaglebone blacks running Arch if it matters) that I would like to route to the internet by way of my Macbook's wifi. There are two ...
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Auto-resolving conflict with unison

I've set up a custom automated sync between 2 folders (in OSX) with unison with the following line: unison folder1 folder2 -batch -debug update+ Which worked fine until I encountered: ...
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Dedicate keyboard to app / workspace on mac osx

Setup: two keyboards, two monitors - one with fullscreen terminal, the other with random things. Is there a way to force the input from one of the keyboards to the terminal? (I am writing this ...
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Why do unix-oriented users sometimes prefer Macs? [on hold]

For the last few years much of my "for fun" development research has regarded Vim and Git. It seems more-times-than-not a "guru" in the field is using a Mac but is extremely proficient (and using ...
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How to set up web mail server on MAC OS?

Now I use XAMPP to set up MYSQL database and Apache server. My project is about establish a web mail server. We already have a domain name, but I don't know how to set up a mail server on my Mac and ...
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minimize button is gray and non responsive, how do regain that function

I have a MacBook Pro and am running OS X Yosemite. The minimize button goes gray if the window is opened fully. This happened before and I found an answer online but am unable to find a solution now. ...
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MacBook White 2010 Unibody - Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 on BootCamp?

I have Windows 8.1 installed (not by upgrading from 8) on my MacBook White Unibody 2010 via BootCamp. Before, I had Windows 7 installed and searching through the internet tells me that if I upgrade ...
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CentOs 6, rsync/scp of big file stop at 40% (2.4G)

I'm trying to download from the remote server to local laptop a big file (~5G), but the download stops at 40% of the size (2.4G). I'm using this rsync command: rsync --bwlimit=1200 -rh --progress ...
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Outlook Showing Conflicting Times for Messages Sent

One of our end users has flagged a bizarre issue they've come across from time to time. What happens is this: User sends an email from Outlook for Mac 2015 User looks to see when the email was sent ...
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Unable to update guest OS hard drive size

I am running VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 on OS X 10.10.3. I have Windows 7 as the guest OS. Originally I had the hard drive set to 60GB. It was running out of space so I increased it to 100GB. However, ...
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Mysterious misspelled words in OS X's autocorrect/spellcheck

Since I got my MBP 2 years ago, I've found some really strange misspellings that the system's autocorrect will change correct words to. The latest of these is "Ulbrichbt", which OS X unhelpfully ...
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OSX Terminal Start VPN Connection

I am trying to find a way to use terminal to connect to an existing VPN connection (that was created in System Preferences > Network > + VPN Type: Cisco IPSec, etc etc) instead of using the VPN ...
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How can I remove the Mac shortcut for apple shift F?

I want to set a program's shortcut for apple-shift-F. My new MacBook X.10 says apple-shift-F is being used. Looks like it is in use with Finder's presentation mode. How can I remove the shortcut, so ...
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Stream video from Mac to OPPO BD player

I used to stream video from my PC to my OPPO BDP-103 player without any problem (I just go to "Network" on my OPPO and find the PC and the shared folder). Now I have a Mac as my main computer and I ...
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Shared usb-mount is read-only when accessed from another computer

On my Windows 7 machine, I have shared a usb drive to my Macbook Pro, over the network. I've shared it by right clicking the drive and sharing it in properties. However, I can't seem to write to the ...
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Trying to compile afloat using xcode on OSX 10.9.4 - garbage collection is no longer supported

I was following the instructions on making a single window sticky with afloat Here are the instructions in from the post: Download the SIMBL zip file Unzip the file Double-click/install ...
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OSX Firewall keeps asking for approval

I'm in the midst of moving from one Mac laptop to another. I decided to start from scratch and install everything by hand to avoid the cruft I accumulated over the years. My old laptop is on Yosemite ...
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Excel for Mac 2011: cannot enable add-ins

I have a UDF I've been pasting into one new Excel workbook after another. Thought I'd finally get smart and make it available to all workbooks, so I re-read a couple of tutorials and Saved the ...
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OSX map network drives on login WITHOUT finder windows popping up

I have followed some other tutorials to get OSX to mount my network drives when I log in, using the "Users and Groups > Login Items" method, which works fine, but this brings up a whole load of finder ...
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is microsoft remote desktop the best remote desktop for mac os [on hold]

i used to access a remote server using IP and password from my widows machine. now for some reasons, I can't use that machine anymore, and I have to use a mac os machine. what is the best remote ...
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How to send a file to another computer with bash script?

I know that you could use sftp to send a file, from the command line - but I don't know how to do this in a .sh file. Is there a way to do this is one line, or many lines, as long as it's possible in ...
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Mac OSX restart from command line and close all windows

I want to use command line to restart my mac OSX, I'm using: sudo shutdown -r now But i want to restart without the reopen windows option, I've looked at the documentation here but with no luck, ...
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OS X: let scutil use stored secret when connecting L2TP VPN

This is a follow-up question of Start configured VPN from command line (OSX). I tried the answer by @encoded, which suggests the following command: scutil --nc start ...
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Numbering a list in Word document starting after 1

How can I start a numbered list in Word that doesn't begin with 1? Or how can I skip a few numbers to start later? I am editing a Word document on Mac OS, I have a numbered all the points I am making ...
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Should Complete OS X and iOS Source be Available via GPL? [on hold]

I have been familiarizing myself with the GNU General Public License (GPL), and the way I understand the license is that any piece of software that includes open-source software licensed under GPL ...
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Where to put a configuration file with password/acess token on OSX?

Where to put a configuration file with password/acess token on OSX without versioning on a dotfiles public? Example dotfiles: https://github.com/alexandref93/dotfiles ...
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CommandLineTools folder displayed in Finder but not in CLI OS 10.9.4

The finder browser shows CommandLineTools, xcode-select --print-path also shows the path, /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/ but I cannot get to it using cd and ls doesn't show it inside of the ...
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Dual monitors on one screen in OSX Yosemite?

I am seeking a way to keep a permanenent small window in the corner of the screen that can show video, while working on multiple desktops (TotalSpaces 2), without the window getting affected. In the ...
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bash extract first number from filename

I'm trying to move files like this: ... DLG023-00-01-sprite.TextGrid.json DLG023-00-01.prosody.json DLG023-01-01-sprite.ogg DLG023-00-02-sprite.TextGrid.json DLG023-00-02.prosody.json ...
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Rename files based on folder name

I have lots of index.html files in unique named folders (one per folder). I wish to rename each file with that of it's parent folder name. From: /folder1/index.html /folder2/index.html ...
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Does the Mac support video out for the iSight camera? [on hold]

Is it possible to use my MacBook's iSight camera as a webcam for my Raspberry Pi? Is there any software or specific cables that will take the video feed from the built-in iSight webcam on my MacBook ...
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Why is my old laser mouse so slow on my new Mac?

I've got a Microsoft laser mouse that I've had for maybe 15 years. It has always worked well. But I've been using a Macbook Pro for a couple years, and although I find the trackpad a bit ...
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Command to paste over but copy selected text

I'm looking for a command that pastes over a selection but copies the selection to the clipboard after pasting. I'm working on OSX, would like an OS wide solution but an IntelliJ Idea solution would ...
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Windows/OSX execution and load tree [on hold]

I'm curious to learn how an operative system works from an execution and loading perspective. What is the first thing and the last an operative system executes, loads and does to prepare it for the ...
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Strong “Force Touch” feedback for normal clicks

On my new Retina MacBook Pro with the "Force Touch" trackpad, the click feedback feels disappointingly weak compared to the physical click of the old trackpad (and my Magic Trackpad). However, the ...
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Prevent Google Search from focusing on search box on (almost) every key

The opposite question (Is there keyboard shortcut to move input focus to the Google Search box?) has the accepted answer that amounts to "... just begin typing again". How can you prevent this? I'd ...
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Translate in OSX Preview (for PDF)

I'm French studying in Germany (so in German) and lots of the docs of the university are written in German. Unfortunately, I'm not native speaker so I was wondering, is there a way to have the ...