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How to get different prompt look for root and regular user

My .bash_profile has different styles of prompt for regular user and root but in order it to work the .bash_profile should be reloaded every time I switch users. How can I achieve this? Can I make the ...
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Working out which java instance is which on OSX

I OSX I regularly have this issue: All three Java are different Java programs, I probably want to leave one open, close another and look at the output of the third... but I've great trouble ...
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Cannot access https://mail.live.com from osx (safari or firefox)

I'm currently seeing the below error messages when trying to access mail.live.com: Firefox: "The connection to mail.live.com was interrupted while the page was loading" Safari: "Safari can't open ...
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Mac App: Pdf Compiler to generate “reports”

I'm looking for a mac compatible software that can take multiple PDF-files as input, and output a merged and structured compilation of those files into one single PDF. The purpose being: making a ...
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Websphere Full Profile on Mac

Do anyone know how to develop with a mac against a Websphere Full Profile server 8.5.5. I thought there will be a possibility to add a websphere to eclipse or intellij for development as remote ...
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RStudio does not start with Mac OS Mavericks and R 3.1.2

I am confronted with the problem that my RStudio does not start anymore. I got the newest version of RStudio 0.98.1091 and it all started after I installed the newest version of R. After some ...
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Why is my bash history not sorted by date?

My mac bash history looks like this (I'm copying just the last +100 lines): 2769 23/09/14 17:54:09nano ~/.bash_profile 2770 23/09/14 17:54:21nano ~/.bash_profile 2771 23/09/14 17:54:28source ...
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What is the shortcut for invert color on Mac OS X Yosemite?

I did some search but find the most discussed shortcut Command-Option-Control-8 is not working anymore. Is it changed or do I need to set it manually? Thanks
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Compilation with (configure -> make -> make install) is very slow on Mac compared to Linux

I have the highest Mac. Book Pro. 15 Retina on apple's website, my experience with mac is just 3 months (when I bought this mac), I'm facing huge issues in speed when compiling anything from source, ...
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Colorschemes in vim using mac

I've trying for a while to implement the colors in vim and they does not appear. I have saved various colorschemes in the vim/colors folder and all that seem to be fine. Also, when I load the color ...
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Taking screenshots on Windows, OSX-style

At work I can take screenshots of my entire screen with command+shift+3, or of a specific area with command+shift+4. Both commands output a .png file and drop it on the desktop without any further ...
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Can `ls` be set to only list the first X files/directories?

I'm trying to make a command which only displays the first 30 files when the ls command is invoked. I found this method... ls | head -30 ... but it ends up spitting out the files in one long list, ...
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Mac mv command very slow

On my mac cp command works 9 times faster then mv. Why it is possible? Mac-Pro-AVM-4:2014-10-22 editor$ time cp /Volumes/AVM4_HD5/INGEST/Final\ Cut\ Original\ Media/2014-10-22/Clip\ \#13.mov ...
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How to login to a Mac to access files from a PC?

I have a MacMini running Yosemite and a PC running Windows7. I want to copy some files from the Pc to the MAc For some reason the Mac cannot see the PC on the network, but the PC can see the Mac. ...
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Sourcing ~/.bashrc in ~/.profile?

I'm quite new to developing under OSX and assigned some aliases and other preferences in the ~/.profile initially, however it got quite big and messy after a while because I had a lot of Environment ...
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How do I remove a VirtualBox host only network adapter

On OS X, 10.10, if I start a Vagrant based VirtualBox VM that is configured with a host only network adapter and then destroy that VM and attempt to re-create it with the VMware provider the vboxnet# ...
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OSX LDAP setup issues

I can't get my head around LDAP configuration under OSX (Yosemite). The thing is that I have received the following parameters from the IT department. I have replaced fields that are internal with ...
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Is it possible to have two versions of Vagrant in Mac OS X?

in my company we are using Vagrant 1.3 and I cannot update it because the Vagrant files we are using in our development environment are tied to that version, and they won't work anymore. I am ...
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OS X: How to call “Service” through command line?

I'm looking for a way to call "service" actions (In Finder, I can right click a file and find them on the bottom of the menu, see below) Through command line, is there any way to do it? Thanks in ...
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Getting rid of unwanted processes on Mac

I've noticed a bunch of processes that are always running on my Mac that doesn't have any purpose at all. I'm not talking about the processes used by the system. For instance, the Spotify helper ...
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Access OSX Server from Internet While OpenVPN Is Active

I have a OSX box sitting at home that I am using as a server. I have set up OpenVPN using an app called Viscosity (just a GUI for OpenVPN) and have configured it to route local network (192.168.1.0, ...
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Rename files do the tree folder name in terminal, shell mac or shell linux

I'm working with a tree of folders and files with the structure \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00000 \ temp.xxx \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00001 \ temp.xxx ... \ History \ 10 \ 5 \ 10552 \ temp.xxx \ History \ 10 ...
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How can I stop applications from knowing system volume has been adjusted?

Spotify recently made some changes I disagreed with (doubling cost), and so I no longer have their premium service. This means they play ads after every couple songs. These ads are often very ...
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Installing 32 bit Windows 7 Guest Virtual Machine on 64 bit OSX Host

I'm using VirtualBox to attempt to install 32 bit Windows 7 Pro as guest on a 64 bit OSX 10.8.5 host. Windows attempts to load its setup program and throws an error: "Windows failed to start..." ...
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Changing TCP sliding window behaviour

We all know that TCP's congestion control uses additive (linear) increase and multiplicative decrease when adjusting sliding window size. Is there a way to change it to "linear decrease"? When a ...
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How to run OS X inside VirtualBox inside OS X inside VirtualBox [duplicate]

I want to have the following virtualization configuration: Real Apple Hardware: MacBook Pro 13" (2014) VirtualBox OS X 10.10 VirtualBox OS X 10.10 Why? A real reason, ...
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Soft links behaving badly in OS X

I have a very small open source project used to help people with speech disabilities communicate. You can see a working version here and the github for the whole project is here. I'm currently ...
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How do I change desktop background with a terminal command?

I'm trying to add to my OS X configuration script a command which sets the background to the plain dark grey, however, when applied, it only sets it to the main monitor and any additional monitors ...
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How to disable antialiasing in Eclipse?

My settings are OSX Mountain Lion java version "1.7.0_17" eclipse cpp 4.4.1 Thunderbolt display I have tried running in the terminal: defaults write org.eclipse.eclipse AppleAntiAliasingThreshold ...
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How can Windows 8 connect to a Mac OS X computer to computer network?

I set up a local computer-to-computer network on my MacBook Pro and had people test it by connecting. Everyone could connect with their laptops or desktops except for people running Windows 8. Their ...
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How to restore Chrome “Person” bookmarks, settings, etc

I'm on Mac OS X 10.9 and somehow deleted one of the "People" profiles, and have lost my workflow terribly because it contained many settings and all bookmarks, etc. I don't think I was logged in to a ...
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iCloud Drive taking up space on local drive?

My computer seems to be keeping a local copy of my iCloud Drive folder. Is there any way to disable this? I know this because in my "Library" folder, there is another folder called "Mobile Documents" ...
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OSX Activity monitor Network bandwidth period

I found this little table in OSX Activity Monitor in Network tab I'd like to ask what's the period used as it's not written anywhere. Is it data downloaded/uploaded per 30 days, 90 days 7 days...? ...
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What doe the '@' mean after permissions in 'ls' [duplicate]

I have a directory with the '@' appended to the permission line. I believe that's got something to do with read-only. I have tried all the sudo tricks I know and getting nowhere.
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Inconsistent applying permissions

Changing permissions in a script after installing certain apps (Linux and OSX), I found the following very confusing. Creating an ".app" in OSX requires placing a directory with a number of files ...
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opening several terminals at once

In my dev environment, I sometimes need several terminals to be open, each running its own script/ a server (rails, django, redis, mongo, consoles, etc) How can I create some shortcut that will open ...
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Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory

The error message given in the title is perhaps the most incredibly annoying message I have ever had the mispleasure of reading. I thought my "startup disk" was the CDRom that has the image of the ...
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What is the safe way to scan external drive for viruses

I have an external drive which contains lots of important files and MacOS time machine backup. I had to plug it to a computer in our school and my drive is infected by viruses. Now I'm worrying about ...
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macosx: How to unblock SMTP port?

In /var/log/mail.log I see runs of time-out errors in quick succession, like this Dec 13 15:50:31 myserver postfix/smtp[2911]: connect to alt2.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[74.125.138.26]:25: Operation ...
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Memory Swapping and OS freeze

In one scenario my written application uses more memory than available on a machine (which has 16GB). On OSX everything seems to work as expected and the OS still runs even hitting the memory barrier. ...
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How to efficiently restore all RAW photos from sparsebundle/time machine backups?

I got into a problem were a large number of my raw photos have been deleted over time but I'm pretty sure they are on my time machine backup, but manually using OSX timewarp UI to go and find these ...
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RVM wants me to edit PATH in .bash_profile - I fear it is a mess

I am trying to get an Omega sub-theme running on my local machine (OSX 10.10) with Acquia Desktop Dev. Trying to run isolated ruby in sub-theme directory. When I use rvm list I get: Warning! PATH is ...
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How to keep ~/.ssh folder secure on OS X

My question is about storing private and public rsa keys in ~/.ssh on OS X Yosemite. By default ssh-keygen stores pairs of keys in plain text format, which means anybody who have access to my OS X ...
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My devices cannot see my dlna media center

I installed XBMC on my iMac to host as a media center. I enabled UPnP in XBMC. However my BD player cannot see any media center (it can see the Mac as a computer). I know the BD player support dlna. ...
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Mac OS shortkey for popping up the Finder window?

I would like to know whether there is a shortkey in Mac Os for my finder window to pop up? For example, when I download a file via firefox, I want to go to the ~/Downloads directory. This process is ...
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very specific key-combo failure with USB keyboard under OSX

I use a third-party external keyboard with my MacBook Pro. It's a ThinkPad USB keyboard with Trackpoint(I love having control of the mouse pointer without having to move my hands off the keyboard). ...
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How do I add the week of year to the menu bar datetime in osx yosemite?

The basic settings for the menu bar datetime allows me to pick between 12/24h and add the date. The internationalisation tab in the preferences allows me to define the short, medium, long, full time ...
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Gems installed with the --user-install option into the OS X home folder aren't working properly afterwards.

On previous OS X revisions i had installed my gems with sudo. With Yosemite i wanted to change that and install without sudo. To leave the default gems in /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0 ...
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Can't scroll back after cat with mosh, tmux and iterm2 setup

My setup is the following: https://filippo.io/my-remote-shell-session-setup When I do apt-get update on my server I can see all the output and am also able to scroll back as I expect. When I do cat ...
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Make TeamViewer on OSX View Host in Native Resolution

Every time I log in to a host, TeamViewer picks a strange resolution, cutting off half the remote desktop. When I select View - > Screen Resolution, the remote machine's native resolution is marked ...