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Connecting to a Mac with MS-RDP 3389?

Is it possible to configure or connect (with or with out software) that helps us emulate the 3389 RDP that Microsoft has for Windows, but on the Mac? I am a Major PC guy, but I am finding needs to ...
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SMB slow read/write from Mac workstation vs. Windows

We have an SMB share running in Hyper-V on Server 2012. Read/Write to the share from Windows workstations on the network is around 100 MB/s, which seems good. Read/Write from Mac workstations to the ...
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OS X iptables owner equivalent OR use only vpn for specific user

I am trying to make sure all network traffic initiated by a specific user on OS X Yosemite will go through a specific vpn or otherwise be blocked. I imagine I could do that easily on linux using ...
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“WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!” constantly occurring, even *after* deleting known_hosts

As per title, lately I started getting the error "WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" after I set up a new server in AWS. I'm on OSX Yosemite (10.10.3) I'm aware of nearly all the ...
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Mac Office 365 Home Application Crash

I know what's causing my MAC PRO to crash, any Microsoft Office 365 app, but I don't know how to fix it. Either does MS tech support. So far their only answer has been to reinstall - now 3 times! ...
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CR versus LF: which should I recognize as “end of line” in terminal program? [on hold]

I understand the use of line feed and/or carriage return as line separators in Windows, Macintosh and Linux. But now I'm writing a program that will accept text user input over a TCP socket, and I ...
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Key codes: xterm vs. Terminal.app

I mostly use iTerm, and it lets you customize the key codes sent to your terminal by individual keys. It has a couple presets labeled xterm Defaults and Terminal.app Compatibility. I'd like to make my ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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Per-process network usage on OSX?

I want to periodically poll for per-process network usage. Is there a way to do this efficiently in OSX like netstat -p on Linux? I know there's lsof -i -Tqsf but it doesn't seem to show bytes ...
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High Sleep Power Consumption in Yosemite

Over the last week, my OS X Yosemite (rMBP 2015) has been consuming large amounts of power in sleep mode (~20% over 12 hours). I am not aware of any particular thing I might have done to make this ...
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How to best setup PC or Mac to access a website that requires older JRE?

I have a website I need to access that requires JRE 1.5.0_11. I'm looking for the best solution to be able to load that particular website using this old Java version without cluttering my system or ...
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Yosemite: Terminal command to toggle Dock maginification?

I have found a number of Terminal commands to control the behavior of the Dock, e.g. defaults write com.apple.Dock orientation -string left to show the Dock at the left edge of the screen or defaults ...
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Access a built-in mac webserver from another machine

I'm using php to create a built-in web server in my Mac, so I can access my webpage files and route them through a file. In order to do this, I'm using the terminal command php -S localhost:8080 ...
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OSX TextEdit save with the first line

Is it possible to make TextEdit save an unnamed opened file with the first line (or first word) of the text of that document? eg: I create a new text document in TextEdit; write the first line as I ...
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How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server 127.0.0.1 On Mac OS X Host, From VirtualBox Guest Windows XP?

How To Access DNSSEC DNS Server Listening On 127.0.0.1:53 On Mac OSX Host, From VirtualBox Guest VM Windows XP Prof 32-bit ? My host/physical computer machine is an Apple MacBook with Mac OS X ...
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Name a tab in iterm2, even with pane splits

I see there are solutions to name tabs in iterm2 when there is a single pane, but it doesn't work well with multiple panes/splits. So if I have two terminals open in a split under a tab, I would need ...
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What does it mean when I use the File Open dialog in TextWrangler and some files are greyed out?

I've checked the quarantine file attribute and removed it. Can't think of anything else that would prevent these files from being opened. Screenshot: Two of these appear to be not-grey because ...
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Start Appium server at system boot (MacOS)

I'm trying to setup Appium server to stat automatically after system startup. Also I'd like it to restart after a crash. Appium was installed as a npm package and it launches and works fine when I ...
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How to get an app to run through my vpn only?

Lets saying I'm using safari and I want it to only use my vpn connection(tun0). How do I force safari to direct all traffic through my vpn(Private Internet Access) and if the vpn disconnects it will ...
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Variable ping on MacBook Pro to router over WiFi: what could be causing it?

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro that is experiencing very variable ping responses over WiFi. Coworkers using the same WiFi network do not experience the same problem, so it seems that the problem can be ...
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Sudo can't create file in /usr/bin - El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan yesterday and everything was good until recently when I noticed I can't write anything (with sudo ofc) on /usr/bin as I tried to install phpbrew. What could be causing this ...
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How do I circumvent the versioning system to run an outdated MacOSX application?

I have iMovie HD 6.03. I want it to run on Yosemite. The application icon itself has a "circle-slash-do-not-run" icon superimposed on the iMovie icon. When I double click the icon a dialog pops up ...
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Compare list of files from a database using find to locate missing files

I have a list of 2000 files from a database that looks like this: ./aa/0f/unique-string/IMG_0987.JPG ./ab/cf/unique-string/IMG_0987.JPG I want to compare that list to the actual directory contents ...
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Autoprefixer does not work on Sublime

I following this link to add AutoPrefixer plugin to my sublimeText. Once I press 'Cmd + Shift + P', AutoPrefix CSS is one option of the menu. However, when I choose it nothing happens. I have a ...
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client - Multiple Profiles

I'm using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (3.1.05187) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D136). I use multiple VPN Server and whenever I switch to ...
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Rsync behaviour/differences & newbie

From my understanding, rsync over SMB tries to build a file list each time on source/destination to check any changes have been modified before a copy takes please. Iā€™m trying to understand the ...
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Write content to file with Automator

I'm building an Automator Service to create an .html file and write some text in it. I've managed to create my .html file by using the New Text File action, but how can I write text in it? I see no ...
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grep returns no results

Came up to a strange problem - was running a trivial command grep -F "INSERT" new.sql >& output.txt on a new.sql that is 76MB large. The funny thing here is that none results are returned ...
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Mac Terminal Display Column of the Cursor

How I can display the column position of either the cursor or the mouse pointer. Using the terminal on OSX 10.10 edited --- I wanted to know which character was the R in over for example. I ...
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Add a newline after each terminal command except at the beginning

I want to add a newline after every command I enter in the terminal. Right now, I have this line in my .bash_profile file: export PS1="\n\u$ " This works as expected: However the issue with ...
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Forensic search of a iMac 27", i7 2.8 quad [on hold]

I am being asked (forced), in a legal battle, to search for files I never downloaded. My attacker is not insisting that I hire someone else so I want to do it myself. It is very expensive and I'm sure ...
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asl.conf doesn't take an effect on my enviroment OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to stop certain application's annoying logging, with no success so far. What I did is those things explained like in this question: How to disable/ set logging level /preferences PER Mac ...
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I'm hoping to turn a USB stick into a multi-partition (4+), multi-boot tool. How do I properly set it up?

There are a lot of links about multi-boot, multi-OS USB drives and various tools to create them. What they don't explain in detail is how to, or whether or not it's possible to, properly partition and ...
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Automatically apply .dmg file from bootable USB to local disk

I have succesfully created a Yosemite package containing Microsoft Office, using AutoDMG. The .dmg file also successfully applies to the disk via the recovery partition on the USB drive. The thing is, ...
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What does third symbol in “rw-” file mode mean in OS X ls manual page?

I have trouble understanding ls's manual regarding a file that has rw- mode. Here's the quote: If r, the file is readable; if āˆ’, it is not readable. If w, the file is writable; if āˆ’, it is ...
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^[[O and ^[[I appearing on iTerm2 when focus lost

I'm using iTerm2 2.1.1 on Yosemite. No tmux. When iTerm loses focus (when switched to another application by Cmd-Tab or clicking another window), a ^[[I and ^[[O seems to be sent to the terminal. ...
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On OSX how can I get normal function of the control key without making control the command key?

I have no intention of learning the Mac way. It may sound stubborn but I refuse to learn a unique way of doing something and to adjust my ways when Linux and Windows have been working fine for 25+ ...
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Sharing OpenVPN on Mac OS X Yosemite

Up until OS X 10.9 Mavericks, I had been sharing OpenVPN connection in this way . However, ever since I updated my Mac to the latest OS, this method becomes no longer valid. I did some google ...
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Troubleshooting advice for Yosemite macair2014 not booting past 50% loading bar?

There is this macbook air 2014 version with latest os x that I have to get operational without loosing data on hdd, currently stuck on 50% boot loading and popping error when forcing it to try and ...
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Scrolling with trackpad/mouse in screen on OS X Terminal

I use screen command on Terminal on OS X. When I want to scroll up I change the mode to Copy Mode by pressing Ctrl A Esc. Then I use my trackpad to scroll up/down. It works. However, sometimes ...
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nested if statement, multiple conditions for if statement

I have a situation to write a script where $MacBook and $SERVER are variables. There is a file that is being read to find the server name. And using another file, I can pull the hardware model (if ...
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How can I manually measure the life expectancy of a SSD?

How could I calculate the average read/write cycles per day/month/year of a SSD and then include factors for x controller or y and z components. I have a 500 GB SSD on a MBA running OS X 10.8.5. I ...
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On OS X, why does sudo ls show hidden (dot) files?

With OS X Yosemite, using the following commands, I get the following: $ touch .a $ touch b $ /bin/ls b $ /bin/ls -A .a b $ sudo /bin/ls .a b It shows hidden files (that have names starting with ...
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What is the best image viewer for mac which allows me to navigate through images in the current folder using keyboard? [closed]

What is the best fast image viewer for mac which allows me to navigate through images in the current folder using keyboard? So, basically I open one image and then using e.g. arrow keys navigate ...
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What is the name of the daemon process of mysql in OS X?

I have just installed mysql in OS X and this code works fine: String url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/"; String dbName = "information_schema"; String driver = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver"; String ...
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What is the purpose of turning off MAMP PRO?

I'm using the MAMP PRO trial. It has an option to turn on or off the server, but after Googling a bit I see there's no turning on or off for a regular server set up without this kind of software. I'm ...
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Booting OSX from External Drive

I'm trying to decide whether to replace an existing hard drive on an iMac 10,1 27inch. I'd much prefer to replace this drive with an external drive as I can get a tremendously bigger drive and the ...
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New MacBook Pro with 308GB used disk space

I just got the new 15inch MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD. After running df -h, here's the output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1 465Gi ...
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How to pass STDIN to wall in OS X?

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/wall.1.html The OS X man page seems to be almost identical to the Linux one, at least at the beginning, wherein it ...
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3 displays, one GPU, passive DP, ubuntu

I have a Radeon HD6850 card that I was using with Ubuntu 14. I had 3 dell monitors connected to this card and they worked great at 1600x1200. I had bought a Displayport to DVI adapter to get it ...