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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 ...
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Rename txt files based on the file's content (OSX)

I have about 250 txt files that are all named link.txt and they have this information always on the line/row 3: title: Some kind of title I need some kind of script that can go through these ...
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Mac OS 10.9.5 How to search all documents for a specific phrase?

We've read other questions similar to this and the answers they received but none of the answers proved satisfactory. We want to search the contents of all documents on our mac for the two word ...
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SSH fails to connect from Raspberry Pi to Mac laptop

I've got two machines on a local network, a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian wheezy, and a Macbook Air running OS X 10.8.5. I'm trying to set things up so I can ssh freely back and forth between the two ...
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Can I customize the way the mouse moves between monitors?

I'm using my Mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display along with two 20" external monitors. Both are 1200x1600 rotated to portrait orientation, one on either side of the laptop. The screens are ...
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Scripting sleep and wake up

I have an iMac that when it boots up the screen is all red and fuzzy, but if you put the Mac to sleep and wake it up again the screen is normal. Has anyone had this issue? If so what is it? I am ...
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transferring files from MAC on an SD card to save onto NTFS EHD via PC

Can files that are loaded onto an SD card (format to FAT32) be transferred to the NTFS EHD if I do this through a PC?
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Copy files using a pattern or wildcard

I'm trying to copy all files like this: ... dialogue022-en.txt dialogue023-en.txt dialogue024-en.txt ... into files like this: ... dialogue022-pivot.txt dialogue023-pivot.txt dialogue024-pivot.txt ...
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Disable auto launching of Photos application on Mac OSX Yosemite

I'm aware that there are solutions existing that allow you to prevent auto launch of applications such as iphoto or the newer replacement, Photos on a per device basis through the UI of Photos itself, ...
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Why does Chrome store its cache in my home folder?

It seems like Chrome stores its cache in my home folder. Every site that I visit cause Chrome to store files in my home folder. It is pretty annoying since my home folder is always filled with tons of ...
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OSX Yosemite - fstab not working - changing mount point

I am trying to set a different mountpoint for my external harddrive in osx yosemite. I have tried editing /etc/fstab using the following line (my external drive has no UUID so I can't use that): ...
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Omnigraffle paste creates a list

Editing a text area and hitting Command+V doesn't just paste the text, it turns the entire text block into a numbered list. I've spent hours now and can't figure out how to fix Command+V to just be a ...
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Separate setups of Sublime 3

Is it possible to have two or more different setups of Sublime Text 3? What I mean by that is: I would like to have one Sublime with my Python settings. This includes the packages, theme, ...
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radius authentication os x server and client certificate

I configured a Mac mini with OS X v10.10 and OS X Server, and an AirPort Extreme. The Wi-Fi network is WPA2 Enterprise, and the server provides RADIUS authentication service. I want the client ...
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How do I transfer a user's Thunderbird profile from Windows to OSX?

I thought this was simply a matter of doing an effective scp -r user@PC:Application\ Data/Roaming/Thunderbird ~/Library/Application\ Support/ and restarting Thunderbird. But when I do this I get this ...