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Missing file icon associations after application change in Mac OS X 10.11.5

So there's a couple of file types whose associated applications I've changed (notably .csv files and .m (Matlab) files). At some point, however, the files stopped displaying the appropriate ...
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how to remove content belong to another mac mini

I have two mac mini. One of them has almost full hard disk cause it can not be recoveried automatically. mac mini(2010) can not bootup I hope use another new mac mini access the hard disk of this mac ...
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redirect 127.0.0.2:80 to 127.0.0.1:3000 using pfctl

Background I'm trying to make a redirection setup to make it so that when I make a request to example.com it would be redirected to 127.0.0.1:3000. I know that I can map example.com to 127.0.0.2 via ...
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dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib

I'm on Mac OS 10.6. I did some weird stuff trying to run a Jekyll and Node.js based site locally, which didn't work, and I'm now having problems with basic git functionality. The earlier process ...
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Why does curl and wget take so long to resolve locally mapped DNS on OSX?

I work with a team to develop a web service and client, each of us, of course, working on our own machines. To keep things simple and more consistent, we use similar domains in the code and update /...
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How to get latest version (8.2) of thc-hydra on homebrew?

I used brew to install thc-hydra on OSX and it installed the 8.1 version I ran 8.1 that and realized the bug fixes I needed were in the latest version, 8.2 https://github.com/vanhauser-thc/thc-hydra ...
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Automatically shorten paths over a character count limit in bash

Windows and tools running on windows servers (eg. OneDrive) have a limit on path lengths. I am looking for a command line tool in OSX/Linux/Unix to, within a directory, shorten all paths above a path ...
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Preview custom files types in Finder

I would like to preview my experimental data stored as text files with specific extension in Finder. I mean I would like to see the experimental curve in Finder. Is it possible to do by scripting or I ...
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Why Vivaldi didn't get focus when opening link from another app in another space in osx?

When I try to open links let's say in Mail.app or Slack, whatever, and Vivaldi is in another space it didn't get focus. I'm staying in the original space. I got this on Vivaldi 1.2 and osx el capitan,...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB drive freezes Finder copy after a few GB

Something weird is going on with my new Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB drive on OSX. If I start copying a large folder, it goes fine up to about 5-8GB. At that point, the copy operation outright ...
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How to proxy request to a given domain name to a local port?

I want to make it so that when I perform a request to test.com, it will be redirected to localhost:3001. How can this be done in MacOS? I know that there is /etc/hosts but it's only concerned with ...
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OSX 10.1.4 Compressor produces 19GB file Finder shows as Zero Bytes

When compressing video from Final Cut Pro X using Compressor (4.2.2) the files produced are large, 19GB or more. The process takes about 7 hours. I usually let it run overnight. (Yes, 7 hours, Intel ...
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Sort 'top' by CPU time accumulated since launch of top

OS X 10.11.6, GNU bash v3.2.57. How I want top to behave top in 'accumulative mode' (that's the name according to the man page, which I understand to mean: accumulated values are counted from launch ...
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Install Jekyll on Mac 10.11 without homebrew or sudo

I tried to install Jekyll on my Mac (OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan with Xcode cli tools installed) using gem install jekyll, but I received this error: $ gem install jekyll ERROR: While executing gem ...
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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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dark screen except for a selected area

I'm writing of math equations from my screen and I would like to dim the screen except for a selected area. I only want to see one line and only or a selected area. I imagine there's a funky trick or ...
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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Symlink to ~/Desktop or other system files not working in OSX Sierra

Prior to OSX Sierra, having symlinks pointing system-related folders to other in a different place, worked flawlessly (moving Desktop folder from OS's SSD drive to a HDD with bigger capacity, for ...
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Resolving adresses with “.localhost” TLD in Mac OS X

When developing a web app locally I like to use addresses like app.localhost:8080 to access them. They work fine in Chrome but not in Safari. I guess this is because Chrome has special handling for ...
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mac mini(2010) can not bootup

I have an old mac mini (2010 type) memory has been upgraded to 4M hard disk 110g used, 2g free left yesterday when I reboot the mac mini it always displayed the small circle then shutdown ...
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Does Final Cut Pro have an expiration date after purchasing?

I have been trying to Google about this but have not been able to find an answer. Hopefully there is someone that can tell me if Final Cut Pro has any expiration date after purchasing?
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Keyboard shortcut to open new tab next to current tab in Google Chrome

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or is there a way to create one without any extensions or third-party stuff) that opens a new tab next to the currently open tab? For example, let's say I have 10 tabs ...
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Changing hostname for remote login on a Mac

I would like to change the hostname of my Mac for when I want to SCP or SSH into my computer. I followed instructions to change my hostname online using scutil. Now when I enter hostname into ...
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Parallels Desktop: Windows VM got reset overnight - lost all files

I posted the below on the Ask Different site. I am putting it now also into Superuser as it might be solely windows related. My boss logged into her Windows 7 Parallels Desktop VM (runs on an 2014 ...
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is there a limit to how many drives I can connect to my Mac?

I am on Mac Book Pro running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and I use a lot of drives for my personal data and data from clients (and every drive has a redundant drive constantly being updated in case of ...
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Is there any PDF viewer / editor in Windows that will allow me to crop whitespace? [on hold]

OS X comes together with Preview, which allows me to crop PDF 's as I want and save them "cropped". When I crop a PDF file with Preview and open it up with Foxit on Windows for example, the cropped ...
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Old(ish) application doesn't work in macOS Sierra

I recently downloaded the Public Beta of macOS Sierra, and everything is working perfectly - except that one application won't launch. macOS draws a large banned / not allowed sign through the icon (...
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Where does Parallels store keyboard options

Background With Parallels Desktop 11, I am trying to allow application switching with alt-tab on the Windows side (client), while keeping cmd-tab for switching applications in OS X (host). Setting ...
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How to programmatically set the title text color in the OSX Terminal?

I have a script that runs in a tabbed terminal window which will periodically update the tab's title with some text using: printf '\e]1;Some Text\a' This works great, but I'd like to take to take ...
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brew install php70 with package

Sorry for this simple question, but I search a lot, I don't know how to do that. I installed the php70 with another package $ brew install php70 I found this option $ brew info php70 ... --with-...
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mac silent pdf print via terminal

Is there some way to print pdf file on mac via terminal (silent print), using python or some other technologies? Here is example for Windows
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Support OSX vCard extensions on Windows/Thunderbird

Let me explain. The built-in address book client in OSX (Contacts.app) allows you to create groups of contacts on a CardDAV server. The way it does this is that it uploads on the server a vCard that ...
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Displaying .svg files without saving them from the terminal

I'm looking for a way to dispay .svg files from the terminal without having to save them on my drive. Basically I want to pipe them into the program, and have the program display it (from RAM) and ...
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4k Monitor fullscreen video playback in a pip window

I’m blessed with having a 43” 4k monitor at work, and as well, at home. I have both a MacBook Pro Retina and windows desktop computer hooked up to them. I love working on the monitors but I have one ...
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How do I remove an entry from IP address resolution?

On OS X, I am swapping devices using Thunderbolt Ethernet and often find that I'm unable to connect for some time to newly added devices. The cause seems to be that the interface (I apologize if I ...
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How to use colleagues systems as servers to run Storm

At times when connectivity to the internet is not very good or unavailable, my colleagues and I are considering using each other's laptops as servers (Storm supervisor nodes), to run our Apache Storm ...
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Mount network share point at login - Mac Network

I've recently taken charge of a suite of 25 macs + mac server. The network is a school network with a 150ish users between 4/5 class groups. I've made network folders on a raid drive attached to the ...
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Run Script on OSX Automatically

How can I run a script I made on my mac automatically. It needs to run once a day. Because it requires rsync the mac needs to be connected to the internet and I have realised when it is sleeping wifi ...
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MacOS doesn't download the “Yelda 6.0.1” update

I'm using "MacOS 10.12 Beta 2" and the App Store can not download the voice update. How can can I fix that?
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Very high CPU usage Firefox Youtube Mac

For the last 6 weeks or so, I get occasionally really high CPU usage when viewing YouTube on Firefox (v 46, v47). When this happens, FF ignores user input like switching tabs. This is on a Mac, OSX ...
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Computers can't access each other when both of them connect to Apple NAT64 hotspot

We have an iOS App on App Store. To submit a new version after Jun 1st, 2016, we have to support an “IPv6-only network” according to this link. We referred to Apple's documentation, upgraded a Mac ...
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How can I observe all network traffic to and from a certain domain in OSX?

I'd like to observe requests from my machine to certain domains and optionally insert my own canned responses instead of the ones they provide. eg: any GET request to api.googlemaps.com I intercept ...
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Error A12E4 When Trying To Install Adobe Application Manager

So, I recently wiped my mac HDD and reinstalled OS X, and then restored everything from a time machine backup. When I went to launch any of my CS6 apps, they would just crash immediately. So, I ...
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How do I (admin) add an existing user to a Mac OS X with missing user ID?

I restored a Mac and now only have admin and guest as a user. I know group name, user name, apple id and account name. I do not know user ID, aliases, login shell, UUID or directory. 2 Question: ...
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I have a MacBook Air currently running Windows 10 natively, but want to dual-boot OS X without wiping Windows. Is this possible?

My laptop is currently running Windows 10, and it was installed natively on a blank system. This resulted in the drive being partitioned using the Master Boot Record scheme, which OS X cannot install ...
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How to interpret extended attributes on MacOS X?

I have a problem with rsync (version 2.6.9 which is outdated, but this is another problem) not correctly synchronizing files from MacOS X to MacOS X (versions Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and ...
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Booting Kali Linux on Mac, it doesn't let me install it

I'm on this issue from one week, and still I can't solve it. I'm on a Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I want to install kali linux on my external hard disk, and I find some guides online. But, when ...
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How to use test -h or test -L on OSX?

I'm trying to detect in a shell script if a file is a symlink pointing to a directory. This is what I'm doing: if [[ -L "$out_dir" && -d "$out_dir" ]] then echo "Dir is a symlink" else ...
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Mac Virtual Screens order keeps changing

I am using my Macbook Pro with 2 external monitor, both of them is connected through mini displayport. One of my external monitor has 3 virtual desktop. (While the built in monitor and the other one ...
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Shown router IP doesn't work

I've been trying to get a router's IP address to configure it. It's a D-Link DIR-615 router. I've seen a few answers on how to get the router's IP address, though none of them works, it shows the ...