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How to access Solarized color values within bash script

I'm trying to make my bash PS1 prompt colors according to the Solarized theme. I have solarized installed and working for iTerm2, but so far have been unsuccessful in creating a custom PS1 prompt that ...
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“Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert after computer goes to sleep USB3 only

Ok so this is a relatively new one for me, I recently upgraded my computer, both to Yosemite and installing a USB3 Card from Sonnet. I have downloaded the drivers for the Sonnet card, and everything ...
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How can I use a Mirrorbow USB25IO board with a MacBook Pro?

I found an IO board in my closet, and I would like to use it with my MacBook pro. The text on the board is "Mirrorbow Electronics USB IO V1.2" I found this link to a manual: ...
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Create a Password Protected Chat Room in Messages Mac OS x (Yosemite, 14E46) Possible?

Well, im working in this company which works with Messages App on the Mac. We, The Purchasing dept managed to make a chat room and was wondering if it was possible to protect it with password so no ...
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CowSay (apt-get moo) for OS X?

I used Linux before I got a Mac and I remember moo cow "Have you mooed today?" from apt-get moo. I've got some time to kill and am tired. I'm waiting for my hotel room to be available and was ...
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Retrieving files from VirtualBox on Mac (scp or…?)

I am able to get files from my local machine to my virtual machine by doing: scp -P 2222 myfilepath/myfile.csv vmuser@vmhost:/vmfilepath/ I edited this file, and now I would like to do the reverse. ...
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Why or where is `set -o emacs` overwritten in my Mac OS's Terminal running Bash?

I have set -o emacs at the end of my .profile, which gets read whenever I open a new Terminal window. Terminal runs the default login shell, which is Bash. However, I still get: ~ set -o | grep ...
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How to share usb printer over wireless network?

I have two computers and one printer in room A which are connected to internet over WiFi router which is in room B. There is no way to connect computers or printer over cable to router, only WiFi. Is ...
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Run/Debug in Android studio on OSX in fullscreen mode always switch desktop

I am facing a rather frustrating behaviour when I'm running an android app or simple unit tests. I use Android Studio 1.3 in fullscreen mode on OSX 10.10.4 and every time I start the app or tests it ...
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A script that will make a Mac join specific WiFi network and enable remote login/management

I have physical access to a Mac Pro, but it has no monitor and I want to access it remotely. I don't know what state the Mac was left in (network connection, sharing prefs, etc). I am pretty sure I ...
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Trying to install ntfs-3g but why am I getting this error message on OSX 10.9.5?

Trying to follow directions here to write to external usb hard drive but I get the following error: brew install ntfs-3g Error: No available formula for ntfs-3g ==> Searching formulae... ==> ...
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Import Network Settings (wi-fi) from Windows to Mac; Bulk Import of Wifi Keychain Passwords

I have a CSV/TXT file with a list of network names and passwords (together with network/password/encryption types) that looks like this: ***Networkname1*** ESS WPAPSK TKIP passPhrase ...
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MongoDB not found on OS X 10.10.4

I installed mongoDB on my Mac running OS X 10.10.4. When I did which mongo I got: mongo not found I tried to install mongodb again but I got this: Warning: mongodb-3.0.5 already installed, it's ...
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“Installer enountered an error” for latest JDK 8 update on Mavericks

I went to the oracle jdk installation website http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html and upon launching jdk-8u51-macosx-x64.dmg the following error ...
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How close is Docker to running on OSX without a VM?

Just learned that Docker has been recently ported to FreeBSD. From what I've read on Docker/OSX threads, this would be a major step towards getting to run on Darwin as well. Is there an ongoing ...
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Parallels leaves trails after uninstalling

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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MacBook Pro dual-boot Windows using Boot Camp - Performance loss?

Long story short: I need a Mac for programming, girlfriend needs Windows for every day tasks (movies, web browsing, ocasional Win Games). I didn't specify the version of either OSX / Win because they ...
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How to log vnstat or equivalent to file

I have a few servers that run both Linux and OS X. I would like the ability to capture and log the amount of data passing through eth0 interface. The file should look like this and rotate daily with ...
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IPSec Connection established but no IP-Traffic going through with OS X client

I've got a problem that's driving me nuts! I'm at my girlfriend's house here in California. She's got a Time-Warner-Cable internet connection with a Technicolor TC8715D cable modem/router. The ...
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Can't remove items (torrent files) from Folx that were failed to load

Can't remove few items after the torrent files was not loaded. Most probably the files were corrupted. Have no clue at all. Btw I am running Folx 4.1.12414 on OSX Yosemite. Any kind of help is ...
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mac yosmite, how to edit a file in the var/root folder

I'm new to mac and I've this file named config.properties in var/root/. How do I edit this file and save it. I've searching for how to do this for some time and I'm really tired, not finding a ...
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OSX HID control from PHP

Here's a real challenge: I have created a command that types from the CLI in OS X 10.11. osxtype "hello" will send the actually keyboard keypresses for h, e, l, l and o. it will type into what ever ...
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install Mac OS X yosemite on AMD A6 [on hold]

I have AMD A6 powered lenovo laptop. Configuration of my laptop is 500GB HDD, 8GB ram , AMD A6 2Ghz processor, AMD radeon 512mb graphics. I am an iOS developer , I don't have enough money to buy ...
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OSX (10.7.5) cloned from HDD to SSD, how can I say it to the OS?

I cloned my previous HDD to an SSD with a block-level cloning tool (dd :-) ). Now my OS, which was initially installed to a hard disk, now boots and works perfectly from the SSD disk. But I want to ...
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Strange TCP Connections - How to kill

My parents Mac is having some random issues - my mum paid £160 to get the computer repaired as there were some "trojans" according to the guy on the phone from india On hearing this news I had a ...
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How do I modify the definition of a view in Sequel Pro?

I just switched to Sequel Pro (OSX) from HeidiSQL (Windows), and can't seem to find an easy way to modify the base query of a view. Is there something I'm missing? Or do I have to drop the view and ...
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Free Transform in Photoshop in Mac OS X, cannot click and move the cursor and manually inputting values?

I am a PC user and recently moved to Mac to work with Photoshop. A problem bugs me a lot is when I press "Command + T" and use the free transform tool, and I want to manually input some values, say ...
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Synchronize large OSX “package files” across Internet

I use Parallels to run a VM on two different Macs. I would love to have a nightly sync process that updates the virtual machine files (which are packages I believe on OSX) without having to copy the ...
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How do I use Terminal on Mac OSX 10.10.4 to extend the time SelfControl Program is set for?

I would like to extend self-control beyond 1 day on Mac OSX 10.10.4 I found this terminal command below by Charlie dated 2012: "You can easily make SelfControl block for any length of time you ...
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YouTube in Safari reloads page when I click on comments

I know about this trouble in other browsers but I can't found a solution for Safari (Safari 8.0.7). How can I fix it?
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To recover Calibre library from backup?

Assume your OSX's SSD broke but you have backup in Time-machine and your spare computer is now only Linux, for instance Debian 8.1. I opened a thread about the issue also to Calibre's forum here. OSX ...
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Bootable drive mac and put other folders

If I create a bootable hard drive (for example using SuperDuper!) will I be able to put folders on that drive (just for temporary copy reasons) or does that make it impossible to boot from this hard ...
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Mac OSX finder : how to use the finder search results?

When I perform a search in the Mac OSX finder. For example, if I search for "23" in a defined folder, here is what I find : So...what can I do then ??? I can't even select a file in the search ...
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How to start matlab daemon

I have a plist calling a python script every day. The python script calls different matlab routines depending on their success. This works perfectly fine when I'm using the computer but when I'm not ...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I work for a small publishing company, and we regularly create catalogues, brochures, etc., where we feature various hand-picked subsets of our available titles. Based on the titles that are to be ...
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Bootcamp - Function key `fn` of my MBP not working on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP. All seems fine but the only problem up to now seems to be that the key fn is not working and therefore I cannot trigger the extra functionalities attached to ...
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What is the purpose of ftp-proxy.plist in os x?

Could anyone explain what is the purpose of ftp-proxy in OS X? Is it just another ftp server for alternative non-privileged port 8021? Or it's just a port forwarding measure which should work together ...
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Trying to create a shell script to move all files with a certain year in their name to a year based directory

Here is the block of code that I have so far. No matter what I do with the find command, I can't seem to get it to function as I want. Trying to move all files with these long year names into their ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 8,2) will not boot Mac OS X after installing Linux

Until a couple of months ago, I loved my triple-boot MacBook Pro (early 2011, 8,2 with high-resolution screen). Then I tried to run the Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) upgrade and everything fell apart. I ...
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Moving files on a Mac Pro

I am new to Mac and need to replace some files that are drilled down deep in sub folders. Is there any easy way to copy and paste them without using the command prompt
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Does BootCamp on OSX El Captain support Windows 10?

I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro next to my Surface Pro 3 for some iOS development. But I must to be able to run Windows 10 on this machine. Does bootcamp on El Capitan support Windows 10 or is ...
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How do I fix vim colors in OS X Yosemite?

I've been trying to fix this for weeks, to no avail, and it's been really frustrating. Here is the issue: Fed up with the wrong colors and general plugin mess, I decided to wipe my .vim and ...
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Why is my MAC address invalid?

My macbook has this MAC address : 68:A8:6D:09:2A:D4 This page tells me that its invalid. This page correctly identifies the brand of the mac address. I have a MAC filter for my router and I ...
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Mac unable to browse to any websites hosted at a single IP

I am unable to browse to any websites that are hosted on a single IP address - a reseller web hosting account that I manage, with a number of websites on it. This occurs in all browsers. Other ...
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Add a package(RPM) to CentOS ISO

I'm having some trouble trying to install CentOS 7 (Everything iso version) on my Laptop with OSX Yosemite installed (Hackintosh). The error prompts when starting installation because it looks for ...
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Specifying multiple cd commands in a .command file

I have a very small .command file set up on a mac server that's basically just meant to launch a Python process. It's more intuitive for other people to use than opening terminal, typing out 'python' ...
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Can I reference multiple interfaces in OS X pf with wildcards?

I use /etc/pf.conf and pfctl from within a program to programmatically block and unblock network interfaces. When I for example want to unblock all tunnel interfaces I want to unblock all interfaces ...
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How to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive in Mac [duplicate]

I had a problem after trying to triple boot my Mac when I installed Linux upon Windows and Mac OSX, now Windows won't boot. That's why I want to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive to repair startup, is ...
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Loading Windows 8 Phone onto Mac showing as Unix Executable Files

I'm trying to get videos off my Nokia Windows 8 phone onto OSX using the Windows Phone app. When I import the videos it shows as Unix Executable Files and won't open in Preview/Itunes/Photos/etc. How ...
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How to get file path of selected file in Finder into clipboard? Issue with Jumpcut

I used to be able to get the file path from any selected file in Finder by hitting a keyboard shortcut. I'm running an automated script that takes Files and Folders in Finder and uses the built-in ...