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Kill all tasks with PID above a certain integer with bash

How may I fetch and kill all processes with a PID above e.g 1000? Using commands like ps -A and top is fine for viewing the list of processes, but how would one only get the PIDs? The logic of ...
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“Preview” app crashing Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

So my preview is crashing, I have a crash report here. I’ve tried a few things: Deleting all Preview preferences Completely reinstalling Preview from Pacifist Every time I open up anything in ...
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How to troubleshoot and diagnose “Write Failed: broken pipe” on SSH connection?

I'm experiencing quite a number of “Write Failed: broken pipe” on OS X ↔ OS X. Both machines have OpenSSH 7.1p. I've tried a few workarounds in found in the wild, like ensuring TCPKeepAlive is set to ...
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Command line for Application alias in Mac OS X

I’m working on an installer for a project and I’ve written a post-install script that runs the executable for my project after it’s done. I want to know the command line argument—or if there is a ...
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How do I disassociate an Apple ID from my computer?

How do I disassociate an Apple ID from my device? I have 2 Apple IDs: an old one that my laptop insists on using, and my new one that iTunes and my other devices use. When trying to update ...
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starting a launchctl node.js app

Forgive my ignorance as I'm a bit new to some of this stuff. So I have an app that I start in Terminal, I access the directory of the app, then type sudo node app.js So instead of manually ...
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Accessing local pages results in “waiting for localhost” for a few seconds each loadtime with MAMP

I've researched already but never found the solution, only that it might have to do with the name resolution in osx bonjour. Problem is i am running MAMP 3.4 in the normal version for local web ...
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Disable *other* Facebook notification 10.9 Mavericks

This differs from this question How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X? The notifications are different to the rounded banner alerts I get, and in fact, before I disabled the other ...
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Can't boot back to Windows(BOOTCAMP)!

I plugged in my USB few days ago and I keep getting this message when I start my computer. "Need to check FAT 32 file directory for consistency, It's highly recommended that you do this" I don't have ...
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View file tree in Sublime when using Cyberduck

I use Cyberduck to open remote files and edit them via Sublime on my local machine. I want to be able to see the file tree of the remote system in the Sublime Text side bar. I've tried a few things ...
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Problems getting cocoapods to work in Mac OS X

I try: pod -v This is my response i get back -bash: /usr/local/bin/pod: /usr/local/opt/ruby/bin/ruby: bad interpreter: No such file or directory I installed cocoapods with sudo, like it says on ...
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Is there a shortcut for rotating the screen in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

Is there a shortcut for rotating the screen in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)? If there is not a default shortcut, is there a way to assign one?
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OS X El Capitan: zlib is missing, breaking Haxe and pip

I upgraded to El Capitan (version 10.11 Beta 7, build 15A263e) a few days ago. Aside from issues related to permissions, everything seemed to work fine. However, when I try to run some Haxe libraries, ...
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Getting OS X Port Map to work with SonicWall TZ - 100 (Sonic OS 5.8)

I am trying to get the Port Map application working with an iMac on a SonicWall TZ-100 router. When I run Port Map on this workstation, I get the message 'Router Incompatible'. I have enabled ...
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tmux copy-mode page up with M-v on OSX

For some reason, C-v pages down no problem. However, when I hit Alt-v, nothing happens. Here's my config: # Make C-a escape unbind C-b set -g prefix C-a bind C-a send-prefix # Make it like emacs ...
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Remote SSH into OS X from Internet

I would like to SSH into my Mac from the internet. Here are some details: Public IP: 64.xx.xx.xx Mac's Internal IP: 10.0.0.10 I have set up port forwarding in my Comcast Arris TG862 gateway as ...
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Remove static automount folder in Mac OS X 10.10.3

I have a strange apparently unused automount with nfs configured which I cannot remove. Probably, I mis-configured something when trying to set up LDAP or Kerberos a long while ago. Nothing special ...
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Virtualbox. 2 Way communication between guest and host

I'm running virtual box on OSX 10.10 with a Virtualbox guest running Fedora with Gnome. I have set this up in Virtualbox with a host only adapter to allow my host to access an Appium server on my ...
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Missing file alert - OS X 10.9

A local folder receives one file per hour (via ftp). I would like a notification if the expected file does not arrive. I've thought about using hourly Calendar events to trigger a check but do not ...
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Hotkeys to switch screen focus - Synergy

I'm having trouble setting up keyboard shortcuts in Synergy on an iMac and a Macbook Pro, both running Yosemite and version 1.4.18. I'm using my iMac as the server and my Macbook Pro as the client. I ...
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Best practices and tools for personal archiving

I have a laptop (OSX) with limited space and i would like to store data that i do not need on a daily basis elsewhere. This is mainly digital articles and books, email and old photo's and videos. My ...
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Deleting Frameworks of Unused Programs Mac.

I had to look in the Frameworks folder on my mac (/Library/Frameworks/) to uninstall a program. But now that I'm looking further in the folder, I see some programs that I once installed, but deleted ...
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Stop disk decryption in progress and restore encryption

This is similar to "is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?". I started decrypting my 2TB backup drive to use it for something else, but now I don't need that, I want my encryption ...
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Can a dedicated GPU use/share system RAM in addtion to the VRAM included with it?

The Macbook Pro laptop, running OS X, has a AMD GPU which includes VRAM of 256 MB. Is it possible for the machine to run an application that requires 512 MB video memory by sharing some of the system ...
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Install self-signed SSL certificate correctly (for use in Node.js)

I've been trying to create a self-signed certificate, use it in a simple Node.js server, and install it into the system to the system trusted. However, something is not working, the 'SSL certificate ...
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How to search for a file that is compressed on a external drive from my mac?

My hard drive went on my mac. I replaced it with a new hard drive. I was able to dump all the data from the damaged drive onto an external drive. The dump separates some of the files into word docs ...
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Installing Yosemite On Hackintosh - Wont Boot From USB [on hold]

I have been trying to install Yosemite on the hackintosh that I purchased and put together a few days ago. I have Windows installed on one hard drive and want to install OS X on the other (Of 2) hard ...
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OmniWeb cannot load any URLs

I installed OmniWeb this morning on my MacBook Pro (running Yosemite - up-to-date). The other browsers I have installed (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari) all work like champs. OmniWeb, on the other ...
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Mail for Mac not showing IMAP folders

When connecting Mail to an IMAP account: I'm only able to see the Inbox. The list of available folders to subscribe to is empty. Software details: Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mail Version 7.3 (1878.6) I ...
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Eset Endpoint blocking CherryPy web service?

I'm not positive I'm asking this in the right place, so if you think it should be elsewhere, please be gentle and tell me where you think I should ask. I have a web service written in Python, using ...
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xvfb-run on Mac OSX

I'm trying to run SlimerJS in headless mode so that it does not open a visible browser window on Mac OSX. According to the SlimerJS docs, this can be done using xvfb which is "available on Linux ...
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Mac - Shortcut to select Startup Disk

Is there a way to set up a shortcut either in the toolbar or somewhere easily accessible for booting to a different startup disk?
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Mac identifies itself incorrectly on network

I have a Windows 10 computer and a Mac OSX (newest OS) computer which I am trying to connect over network at home. Currently they can not communicate at all. In Windows 10, the Mac identifies itself ...
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WineHQ 1.7.50 for mac

Now, Wine has come up with DirectX 11 support. I want to install it on my Macbook Pro. I am currently running 1.7.0 version. I saw all the Binary Packages for linux but Mac isn't listed there: ...
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I have two different types of quotes show up when using Terminal on a Mac with Autodesk Maya

I am using Terminal to execute commands for rendering purposes with Autodesk Maya, and have constantly run into an issue of being able to have two different kinds of double quotations (left of return ...
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How to disable snap/jump scrolling in Excel 2016 for Mac

I'm desparately looking for a way to disable snap-scrolling in Excel 2016 for Mac. Basically as you scroll Excel will continually try to keep the cell you're focused on in the centered. So when you're ...
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“Bad SSH2 cipher spec” with Protocol 2 ciphers and OpenSSH 7.1 Server

I'm trying to determine which cipher(s) an OpenSSH 7.1 server finds offensive. The OpenSSH 7.1 server was built with OpenSSL 1.0.2d. Below, I added the line breaks below for readability, but there ...
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How to color specific parts of the bash prompt?

I am working on a macbook OSX and I am administering some VMs inside my machine. I often make mistakes because all prompts have the same color and type, so I want to differentiate them. First of all, ...
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How to make MacBook sharing Wi-Fi from iPad

I connected from iPad to MacBook Pro (mid 2012) by USB. In iPad personal hotspot turned on and iPad sharing Internet to MacBook Pro. It is working. I want that MacBook Pro share internet too. I made ...
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cross hairs cursor for OSX

Now that I have 3 large screens on my mac running Yosemite, it can be difficult to locate the cursor. I have an app that moves the cursor to the centre of the current screen that worked pretty well ...
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OS X right click / define on ubuntu and windows 7

I have been an OS X user for a long time and really gotten used to a lot of features that Apple has to offer. At work I have to keep switching between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. One of the most ...
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How to change Info.plist in a signed package?

I want to change a flag in the Info.plist of a signed OSX app (specifically I just want to set Application is agent (UIElement) = true so that it doesn't show up in the dock). First, it won't let me ...
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Talk command only shows “Checking for invitation on caller's machine”

The talk command on Yosemite doesn't work and the /etc/inetd.conf file is nowhere to be found. Why is this file no longer included with OS X and why doesn't talk work anymore? Running talk just says: ...
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Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code? Is a Mac vulnerable to such a tar.gz?

Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code that is similar to ZIP file? On a Mac particularly?
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How to instruct `sshd` to use its absolute path when forking?

I have an an older PowerMac G5 with a PowerPC that needs modern SSH access. There is no vendor support. I updated OpenSSL and OpenSSH, and installed them in /usr/local. The updated sshd is located at ...
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Problems starting Apache2 installed via Homebrew on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Some how I broke default Apache2 which comes with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Later decided to reinstall Apache2 with Homebrew. So I followed the instructions on this site. It seems all steps went ...
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Thunderbird - how to rebuild profile

I have Thunderbird 38.2.0 installed on my Macbook (10.10.3 Yosemite). For some reason my account passwords have disappeared. I cannot download new mail anymore for all accounts, pop3, exchange or ...
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How to ssh in to BSD vm as root

I'm using vmware fusion pro 7 on OS X 10.10. I'm having trouble ssh-ing in to my vm as root. The process is simple ifconfig pull ip. Open terminal window ssh root@ip. However I can't seem to gain root ...
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FFmpeg doesn't see any fonts in the directory set in fontconfig

FFmpeg's ASS filter works properly with the following fonts.conf file: <?xml version="1.0"?> <fontconfig> <dir>/Library/Fonts</dir> </fontconfig> But when I change ...
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sshd and -i option on OS X

According to the man page on sshd(8): -i Specifies that sshd is being run from inetd(8). sshd is normally not run from inetd because it needs to generate the server key ...