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Mac OS X install CD

I want to make a Mac OS X install CD that can be installed on normal PCs. I know this is possible, Niresh12495 has done exactly what I mean. But every time I try to burn my fully prepared .dmg, it ...
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Command for removing monitor/promisc from an adapter on OSX Yosemite

How do I accomplish this? I see posts on how to turn it on with the Apple802.11.framework but nothing on turning it off. I ran wash and now I'm currently stuck on monitor mode. Please help! sudo ...
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How to back up all files in MacBook Air? [on hold]

I want to back up all files in my MacBook Air to a USB stick and then delete them. Most of my files are in Notational Velocity.
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How to archive Notational Velocity notes

Is there a way to copy all notational velocity notes to a usb stick and then delete all files? Same for Notes that came with the computer. I'm using MacBook Air.
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Sometimes the 'SHARED' tab in my Finder sidebar is completely missing

I'm new to this wonderful place so please excuse me if I am going about this the wrong way. I am running a MBPro w/Yosemite and an iMac w/Yosemite which is in my home office. I sometimes like to ...
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How to point MacVim to the right perl on OSX 10.10?

When I try to use MacVim from the command line, I get dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/Perl/5.12/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/libperl.dylib Referenced from: ...
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How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?

I bought a new USB Hard Drive that I want to use as a back up for my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at the moment) and my Mac Mini (running Mac OS X 10.9). I can do this perfectly at the moment, but I want ...
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How to select and paste text in kdiff3

I'm using kdiff3 to do a 3-way diff, but I can't get it to move text over from one file to another. According to this answer about merge tools on stackoverflow, you can press ctrl+1/2/3 (or command + ...
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How can I encode an image sequence to a 24bit RGB888 AVI file on OSX?

I would like to convert an image sequence(PNG or JPG) to an RGB888 avi file on OSX. I used VirtualDub on Windows, but I'd rather not go back and forth between operating systems if I can. I did try ...
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Symlinking executable surrounded with dylib not working

The executable $ /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/WolframKernel works fine: Mathematica 10.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) Copyright 1988-2014 Wolfram Research, Inc. In[1]:= However ...
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What is a good fix to have 10 key work correctly with Git?

I have an Apple Macbook Pro V. 10.10.2 (14C1514) with an apple keyboard (with 10 key) I am also running Git with Zshell. When I am using git, the 10 key on my keyboard is not working. However, when ...
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Strange GUI Error

I'm using 2013 Mac Mini with OSX Maverick 10.9.4 installed. I don't know how to google this one because it's randomly happened, everything's normal after boot up, but here's the problem: Suddenly ...
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Logs of Gnuplot for startupt?

I have now many times uninstalled and installed different gnuplots. However, now, the gnuplot with qt crashes in the startup if I simply run gnuplot -e "plot 'data.dat'" The crash occurs such ...
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How can I delete the content between two tags in a large xml file (>2GB)

The File in Question is XML but I want a Shell Script to remove all the binary (Base64) encoded images that are embedded. The files are generally huge (>2GB). I want to delete everything between: ...
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Not seeing the computers host network when using VPN

I have an Asus RT-N66U at home and I'm connecting to it using my Macbook Pro. What I expect to happen is that I no longer see the computers on my physically local network and I do see the computers ...
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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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Mac terminal lost git knowledge

When I opened terminal and went to a git repo, it would automatically show the branch I'm on with a big green check or red X if I had any changes. Logged onto machine today and my bash profile was ...
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How to set truly global environment variable?

I am working on a Mac and I tried setting them in /etc/launchd.conf and tried running a Java program from shell and the same program from Eclipse. I get two different outputs for System.getenv() in ...
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How to read from Contacts.app in mutt OS X

I'm trying to setup mutt to autocomplete emails from my address book. I've tried using contacts and the new contacts to no avail. Has anybody successfully done so? My guess is that this might be ...
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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...
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Is there a way to set unique applications in the Dock per Desktop in Mac OS X?

I have many applications open and all of them show up in the task bar. However I only use a handful per desktop screen. I want to find a way to only display applications that are active for that ...
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How do you update/upgrade the Google Drive client for Mac OS X?

Does the Google Drive Mac OS X desktop app automatically upgrade/update itself? If not, what's the best way to upgrade the app on a Mac OS X machine?
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Drag drop files behaviour from external hard drive [duplicate]

I want it to work like the OS partition. If I drag a file from external HDD to my OS HDD I want the file to get removed from the external HDD. Is that possible?
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GitHub Mac OS application is launched but its application window is hidden

I just installed GitHub Mac OS application. I do some work with that, closed it and then open it again. After that the application opens but apparently the application window is hidden. I can work ...
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Macbook booting itself in to OS X Utilities

Macbook (OS Mavericks) would not boot up last night, screen would go white, I'd see the apple logo and a loading bar which didnt move, then it would shut itself down after a few minutes. I tried using ...
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How to dd or use something like WinDiskImager to copy a hybrid disk image to a thumb drive?

So this started as a question on how to get a file visible in Windows but invisible in Mac and vice verse: Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X? I was suggested to try ...
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When I turn off notifications for Facebook in Mac OS X, it turns itself on some point later

From time to time I always have to turn of Notifications in Mac OS X via the Notifications settings from the Settings. I never turn them on, but sometimes like they turn on automatically and I have to ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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OSX Yosemite - How to add route having two default gateways

I'm on OSX Yosemite and I have two different active connections... - WIFI (en0) - Tethering USB (en7) SnakeBook:~ root# netstat -nr Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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Should I delete all these Python frameworks? (cross-post from Ask Different where nobody is answering)

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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shortcut to bring hidden Chrome window to front on Mac?

On Mac OS 10.10, I have two google chrome windows stacked on top of each other. How can I bring the window that is hidden behind to the front? From the "Window" menu, I can select the window that I ...
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One way upload to dropbox

I have large media files of several gigs that I want to upload to Dropbox without storing them on my computer. When I try and use the web portal for the upload, it takes several hours and my computer ...
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How do I tell which OSX Raid partition needs fixing (and fix it)?

Investigating why my OSX Software RAID disks weren't all being used I discover my RAID-1 system (4 x 1.5TB in two mirrored 3TB slices) is running in degraded mode: airhead:kitematic sholden$ sudo ...
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Get saved email password on iPhone [on hold]

My iPhone is the only one place where my email password is saved. I don't remember it. The Email service "forgot password" process didn't help me. I've tried to connect the iPhone via proxy and ...
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Tunnelblick OpenVPN IP Not Being Changed

I am using Tunnelblick 3.5beta08 (build 4236) on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). My OpenVPN configuration file: client dev tap proto udp remote XXX XXX resolv-retry infinite nobind persist-key persist-tun ca ...
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How to use `undo.data` to recreate `pending.data` for TaskWarrior after encountering a disk full condition?

When my disk hit 100% TaskWarrior overwrote my pending.data with a zero byte file. I have an intact undo.data but I can't find a way to "replay" the data in it to get my todo list back in a consistent ...
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What ZIP compression method do common OS's natively support?

7-zip gives me 5 options for the compression method to zip files with: Deflate Deflate64 LZMA BZip2 PPMd On my Windows 8 machine, the built-in Windows Explorer utility appears to handle LZMA with ...
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How to play multiple instances of VLC on Mac?

It seems on Windows there is an option: 'Allow only one instance', but I can't find it on OS X. How do I force VLC to open new separate instance for new videos? Currently it's just replacing the ...
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Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X?

Essentially, I am trying to have a thumb drive with two versions of a piece of software, one Windows executable, and one Mac executable. I want the Mac file hidden in Windows, and vice versa. I found ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single file on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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How to convert vmware OS X Yosemite virtual machine to virtualbox?

First I've done vmx to ova : ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas /Users/madzohan/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmwarevm/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmx /Users/madzohan/Documents/VirtualBox\ ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini

I am having a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model.Earlier I was having 10.7.5 OS,my microphone was working Fine.But recently i Updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working.In System ...
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Hyperlink to file in TextMate

I use TextMate to edit LaTeX documents. Let's say I have the file foo.xlsx on my Desktop. In my .tex file how can I add a hyperlink to foo.xlsx, so that when I click on the link, the file is opened ...
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Automating an ssh connection with crontab

I've been struggling to crontab automate a git push process with ssh, and it's proving tricky to setup a key with the ssh agent. Starting with a basic script to test the agent: # set paths (all ...
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Nginx Echo Subrequest not working

I am new to Nginx. My requirement is I need to make a service call but along with proxy passing that request, I need to make call to another service/servlet. For this I decided to use Echo module to ...
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Mac as a wifi hotspot using 802.1x auth

I am trying to use my Mac as a wifi hotspot. Currently, Im running Yosemite on it. The internet connection is through en0 and the local connection is through en1 network interface. Now, I want to ...
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Is there a way to get “arp” to list devices on all subnets of a network?

I'm using arp -an on Mac OS X to list all devices on my network, but (as I understand it) this just lists devices on the same subnet. Is it possible to list all devices on the network and not just my ...
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How do you send all your email content from Outlook 2011 for Mac to a Gmail account?

I have two email accounts. The first is is Outlook 2011 on my Macbook. The second is an online Gmail account. I prefer Gmail and it's search options. Is there an easy way to send the entire contents ...
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iStat Menus forgets which items should be active on launch

When I restart, iStat Menus opens but has forgotten which metrics I'd like in the toolbar. On launch I need to check every one of these again. Anyone have a fix for this? Opened a support ticket ...