OS X is a Unix-based operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Security for mac? [on hold]

Recommendations for evaluating mac system log security?
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Can't auto connect to samba drive on login?

I have a old PC running Ubuntu server with samba and for some reason, my mac cannot connect to it automatically on login. I added the volume to the login items in system preferences but every time I ...
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Firewall not shutting off under Mac OSX 10.9

I'm trying to host a web site for testing on my local network using Nginx installed from brew. I've turned off my firewall to allow the port (I've tried both 80 and 8080) to be be accessed freely. Yet ...
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OS X / Windows bootcamp, Wi-Fi drops on OS X only

While I know there can be a vast sea of different explanations to this matter, I am trying to figure out why my Wi-Fi keeps dropping on OS X but not on my Windows(bootcamp)-partition. Symptoms: - I ...
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“Show in Finder” switches Desktops

Here's an odd problem I noticed with Chrome and the Finder. I'm new to OS X so I'm not really sure if this is a bug, or there is some setting that may fix it. Select Assign To..None for the Finder ...
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How to identify what apps are using internet?

I have slow internet connection, when I watch online TV I'm trying to close those apps and processes on my Mac that use internet. Besides the intuitive way (close skype, browser tabs, dropbox, etc) ...
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Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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OSX Terminal: FTP upload only if file size different

I am currently using FileZilla to backup my Documents. The manual procedure for this is as follows: Sign in to FTP using username and password Open Documents folder on FTP site Drag documents from ...
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Network Settings per Network

I'm using macbook air with Mavericks. I'm connecting so many wireless network, I could set up TCP/IP settings per network which I connected. How can I do this in Mavericks? example: I have a router ...
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MacOS X write result from variable to file.

Hello actually iv little problem. echo "$variable" > /path/file Works perfectly "from finger input" but when i try to use it as a shell script then nuthin from $variable is presented into the ...
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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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how to make four windows of the same app fill four quadrants of a screen using slate

I can move a window to the top left corner of a screen using something like this in slate bind a:shift;cmd;alt move screenOriginX;screenOriginY screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 usually when I fire ...
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How can I concatenate multiple clipboard selections in Quicksilver?

I've been using Quicksilver's clipboard module for years but I've always wanted to do this: copy several bits of text. Then paste them as a concat'd list. I found this Stackoverflow post trying to do ...
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OS X: How to change file name from time stamp

I would like to know how to change file name using the time stamp but keep the initial name of the file. Reason: Time stamp of my file has been changed by microwave so I would like to keep the time ...
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Commandline arguments in Mac OSX

In linux I can do something like this: rm test.txt -f On Mac however, I get the following error: rm test -f rm: -f: No such file or directory Is there a way to fix this?
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Transfering big sized files between external hard drives and MacBook

I want to know how to transfer big sized file or folder(e.g. 11 GB or 15GB) between external hard drives and Mac. I know there is a file transferring limit and how much GB is allowed to transfer? I ...
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How to install Mac OS on VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I maintain an application I wrote in pure C. Its multiplatform (windows/linux) application. But, unfortunately, my boss wants me to write a version for Mac OS. Since I don't have such computer, its ...
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how to resize window to quarter screen width and height in slate

I'm using slate as a window manager, and I would like to bind a certain key combo to automatically resize and position the window as follows window width and height will each be half the size of the ...
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Remap OS X Option/Alt key in Windows 7 VirtualBox VM

I am attempting to use SharpKeys in Windows 7 to remap the OS X Option/Alt key, however, when I click the type key button, the Option/Alt key doesn't show up, it acts as if I had not pushed the key at ...
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Shift+9 not working

I just got a Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard to use with my mac. Using KeyReMap4MacBook, i was able to get the command/option/control keys mapped correctly. There seems to be 1 key that isn't ...
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Mail.app rules not triggering

I have a mail.app rule set up to run an applescript when incoming emails come in with a certain subject, but it does not trigger. I see the emails in my inbox, and the rule is activated, but it does ...
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Set Search Domains from Terminal

Is there a file that I can view/edit from terminal that has a list of the search domains? I know it's possible to set these up from the DNS tab in the Network preferences, but is there a way to do it ...
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How do I rename the computer name/root in Mac OSX

I'm new to Mac. I would like to rename the computer name/root title that shows up when I open the terminal. Usually it's like computername:~ xxx$ Any and all help is appreciated!
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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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is pip install scipy fails with ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64

I am trying to install python scipy in a virtual environment using pip install scipy It fails with the following error ... ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64 collect2: error: ld ...
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Unhide folder from hidden in osx

How to unhide the folder? No answer found here
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OSX - How can I make Textmate 2 automatically close the previous output window

On my old computer, when I use Command-R to run a python script in Textmate 2, it opens an output window. If I run the script again, Textmate closes the previous terminal window and creates a new one. ...
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com.user.loginscript[ ]): Exited with code: 1

Whenever we restart our server it changes our DNS and apache settings. I haven't been able to figure out why, so I wrote a quick script to restore these to safe settings on login to fix Mac OS X ...
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Change NSButton Background Image While Tab order [on hold]

I have a window with 5 buttons. On the mouse hover i am able to change the background image. but while switching tab between these 5 button i need to change background image like mouse hover.. i am ...
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Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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OSX Mail Server Forward to External Address

This is a duplicate of my question over on Apple Stack Exchange: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/126566/osx-mail-server-forward-to-external-address I have an OSX mail server set up on ...
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10.8 Is there a way to jump to the top or bottom of current page when viewing a PDF in Preview?

To be clear, I am not asking for function right, which sends me to the end of document or space, which scrolls one screen height. If I am viewing page 31, I want to jump so that the top of 31 is at ...
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A terminal based instant messenger client for OS X [on hold]

I've found one called CenterIM and Finch, but they both seem to be made for linux and don't have any guides on how to build or install the software. If anyone can recommend a nice, lightweight ...
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Can a DHCP router with MAC address whitelist be hacked with a VM?

I locked down my whole network’s MAC addresses so that only CPU’s on the whitelist can get an IP from the AirPort Extreme DHCP server and router. Well, guess what. A Mavericks VM with a completely ...
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Can flush DNS command resolve internet speeds?

Was assisting a user that had been downloading 8 movies from iTunes. Her speed was sitting at .06 mbps down with ethernet. Restart and power cycle got her up to 2.36 mbps down. 0% packet loss. I ...
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Strange probs with popd and pushd

Just when I thought I got popd and pushd, when I tried to practice on my own...it all went to hell. I removed the temp directory.I verified this by going through Finder. Then I made a new set of ...
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Can't reach apache document root from HOSTNAME.local on mavericks

I got some problems with reaching my local apache webserver from my MYHOSTNAME.local There's no problem when I visit localhost, but when I visit MYHOSTNAME.local I get a white page. It looks like ...
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OSX keeps showing info box “couldn't connect to server”

OSX keeps displaying a notification box stating that connection to a local nas-server failed. It's unbelievable annoying, it shows up every 30 minutes or so and I haven't even tried accessing this ...
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How to set up Linux VPN server and connect from a Mac?

I am trying to set up my own VPN server on a Linux box which I would connect to from my Mac, and I am having trouble figuring out which is the best and easiest(recommended) way to do that. Which VPN ...
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How to setup OSX as a wifi router from the command line

I need to setup my mac as wifi-router. I want it to appear indistinguishable from a stand alone wifi-router. I don't want internet access. Things I've tried. Turning on Internet Sharing Doesn't ...
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Why is ATI Radeon HD7850 performance on Mac (Hackintosh) not as good as on Windows?

I am running Mavericks 10.9.2 with QE CI patch (working kext). However the performance in games is pretty low (<30fps, @1920x1080, no AA) My system specs are: Core i5 750 @3.3Ghz 16GB DDR3 ...
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OS X updates show I already installed but really not

"About mac" shows I have version 10.9.1. App store updates show there is nothing to update to, because 10.9.2 has already been installed. What gives? PS: I have two computers with the same app store ...
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Can't get DVD to play

I have a Mac and I loaded a DVD but it is not playing. I see the DVD player in applications but I can't access as it is grey and when I click on it nothing happens. What do I do?
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Unable to run tmux on OS X

So I got brew on my mac and I had tmux installed and running just fine. Then after I refreshed my system every time I try to run tmux i get this error: "-bash: tmux: command not found" So since I'm ...
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How to pin information to the top of a terminal window on Mac OSX

I've seen demos where folks have had a Mac OSX terminal where the current time + username + directory are afixed (like 'freeze rows' in excel) to the top of the terminal window (not in the title bar), ...
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No internet connection with browsers on OS X 10.9

Unable to browse Internet on Mac OS X My Problem is very similar to the one linked above; I can't reach websites using browsers, everything else like terminal stuff (ping...), Mail, Skype, OS X ...
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Please help me visualize popd and pushd

I'm working through The Command Line Crash Course. I've been doing really well, but now find myself completely stumped at popd and pushd. I've read the analogy of a stack of plates or pancakes. I ...
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Batch output md5 with corresponding file name to text file

I'm trying to output to a text file a md5 checksum of each file in a folder in this specific format: checksumhash1 *NameOfFile1.ext checksumhash2 *NameOfFile2.ext checksumhash3 *NameOfFile3.ext ...
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Unwanted redirects in chrome

When I type a search in chrome on OS X it automatically does another search after I hit enter. This seems like malware. I found a few extensions in chrome that I did not install -- and I removed them. ...
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Google Drive and Chrome on Mac OS auto logout

We are trying to set up google drive and chrome apps to automatically log out/sign out at reboot. The purpose is to have each new user to have a fresh login screen for those two apps. Also we would ...