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Is there any limitation for having many files in a directory in Mac OS X?

I have > 100,000 files in a directory in my MacOS X and looks it is slow for my script to read a file in them. Is there any limitation or recommendation to have that many files? Should I split them ...
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Full screen apps on a dual-screen mac

I've got a mac mini running OS X 10.9.3 right now, but every time I try to full-screen a program (Dota2 for example), or a Youtube video the 2nd screen turns grey and is utterly useless. I thought ...
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Is there a way to make a usb NIC show up in the wifi dropdown on a Macbook Pro 15?

I purchased a USB NIC (Alfa AWUS036AC) because the onboard NIC on my 2014 MBP 15 and my Netgear router don't play nice with each other. Is there a way I can make the networks it (the new NIC) sees ...
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Xquartz stopped working on Maverics. Cannot install a valid X11 forwarding

I'm having trouble with XQuartz on Mavericks. After I went to apple genius support to change my battery (in which the genius guy forced power off when I had an X11 connection opened), I am having the ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcuts to Preview app on Mac OS X Yosemite?

I want to assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Blank Page" menu item in Preview on Mac OS X Yosemite. Keyboard shortcuts on Mac are easy to assign, so I thought it would just work: It appears I can't ...
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Encrypting a second partition with FileVault

I'm running Yosemite, and I've just carved out a second partition from the harddrive which I would like to encrypt. The main boot partition is not encrypted (no real sensitive data on it). How do I ...
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How to apply regex to large text file?

I have large text files (some mega) example and I would like to know how if there is a more efficient way to apply regex than to PyCharm or SublimText 2 on Mac OSX. Thanks. Comment: I want to ...
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Tracking down rogue terminal windows in OS X

I use iTerm 2 on OS X and suspect I may have a bunch of terminal windows running in the background and I would like to find and close them. When I open a new terminal window my CL looks like this: ...
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Double cursor on second screen - Yosemite

since I started to use 2 monitors with my macbook pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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Unrecognized archive format when trying to extract content from a TAR archive

I have an uncompressed TAR file created on Linux. If I use less to view the file I can see all the data; mostly code files. However if I try to decompress it I get the following error: tar: ...
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How can I copy-paste a directory from my computer to another computer using ssh?

Watching this video I have learned how to copy-paste from an external computer to my computer using ssh by doing scp name@IPadress :/what/I/want/to/copyPaste Now, my goal is to do the opposite, ...
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kernel issue with USB [on hold]

I found that many people (google search) who use Unix/Linux have this message popping out from time to time hub 1-1:1.0 over current condition port 5. I have not been able to find the cause of this ...
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Mac OS X USB to Serial doesn't work

I'm developing a hardware which has USB to Serial (RS232) connectivity. Everything is fine when connecting the USB to Serial from Windows. But whenever I'm at Mac OS, the cable doesn't work. It does ...
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Mac OS X Network Issue

I have a OS X Server application that is running on one of my servers. It has Chat enabled and it works just fine, but it disconnects me and other clients often. I assume that the issue comes from ...
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Homebrew Apache Issues Post MacPorts Removal

I removed MacPorts completely following their guideline here. uninstaling all ports and then removing all folders sudo rm -rf \ /opt/local \ /Applications/DarwinPorts \ /Applications/MacPorts \ ...
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X11 window doesn't take up whole screen in OS X Yosemite

I'm running a remote piece of software on my macbook via ssh (Lumerical FDTD Solutions). When I open this software GUI, it opens an X11 window. I'm having issues resizing my X11 window. The top of ...
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OS X in a virtual machine on Windows [on hold]

I want to create a PhoneGap app for iOS for distribution through Apple store. My development environment is on a Windows PC, but it seems that Apple developer tools do not work on anything but OS X. ...
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Where are my Office 2011 AutoRecovery files?

I have followed the following suggestion that was posted on here but it says "The folder can't be found". The path that was suggested is: /Users/username/Library/Application ...
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Can’t ping between two virtual machines using VirtualBox host-only adapter in OS X

I am trying to run Kali Linux in one VirtualBox, and a De-ICE machine in another VirtualBox on a Mac (OS X 10, if it matters). I want to use the host-only adapter to connect the machines so the Kali ...
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Open link under selection using find on page in Safari

In Safari, is there a shortcut to open currently selected link while using find on page search? E.g. Cmd+F enter search term Cmd+G jump through results on page ??? open selected
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Tmux + mutt not redrawing

I've recently switched to mutt, but have been using tmux for a year or so now. Mutt seems to have occasional issues redrawing, for example if I delete a bunch of email using d and then persist the ...
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syslogd filter by sender

I'm trying to route syslog messages from one specific application to a separate UDP port. In syslog.conf if I set *.* @127.0.0.1:5140, all messages are routed (progress!). However, I'd like to be ...
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How can I remove Java 1.6 from my Mac 10.10

I looked and found an answer for this question for OS X 10.5 but the path doesn't exist on my computer here. I am a brand new Mac user so getting around my file system is very painful for me ...
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Mac backup / sync software [on hold]

I'm looking for a mac program that would allow me to work following way: Keep all my files on Windows/Samba Share (on Synology NAS device that can also act as rsync server). When I need to work on ...
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OpenOffice Writer for OSX exported pdf is missing cyrillic letters

I was using OpenOffice for Ubuntu for a while and I have created many PDFs from the same template. I have recently switched to Mac, installed OpenOffice and created a PDF (Export as PDF) from the same ...
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Attempting to copy a .zip file over SMB results in “Invalid argument” [migrated]

I am on OS X Yosemite. I have connected to my work via VPN. I have mounted a share on the VPN over SMB. I can see the .zip file that I want (I just created it) but I cannot copy it: Rammy:Main ...
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Excluding SyncServices from Time Machine backups

I've noticed using BackupLoupe* that lately each of my Time Machine backups burns some space on ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices. Can I safely exclude the directory from Time Machine if I ...
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How to reinstall osx with a windows keyboard

I read that the hotkey to use for reinstalling osx is cmd + r but I have a windows keyboard plugged in and I am wondering what I can do to reinstall osx with this keyboard?
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How to download Pluralsight videos?

Someone must have a streamlined way to pull down Pluralsight videos without using a mobile device or screen capture utility. In the middle of watching a video, Pluralsight's site went down... they ...
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Macbook Pro shutting down on its own after sleep

My Macbook Pro 2013 (upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite) keeps shutting down on its own after I put it to sleep by closing the lid. It used to be that this happened a few hours after I closed ...
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Apache and VirtualHosts in OS X 10.10

So I've been using the default OS X install of Apache for a few years with no real issues beyond my own idiocy. However, I recently upgraded my MacBook to 10.10 Yosemite and now my VirtualHosts have ...
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Closing SugarSync Mac app window with AppleScript

I am trying to set up an AppleScript that will open some apps (including SugarSync) after startup so I don't need to have them as login items. It works, except that with SugarSync it also opens the ...
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Canon Printer - Strange issue on Mac (ccpd wants to connect to the internet)

I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and my native firewall is active. Whenever I restart/open my computer, I see a messagebox that asks me whether I want to allow ccpd to connect to the internet or not. I ...
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What is the correct method to locate and throw away unnecessary files when your disk is full on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Looking the size of each file in your system manually in order to find the bottlenecks is, obviously, too inefficient. What is the correct way to have a good overview of which files are consuming most ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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Move Large Apple Mail .mbox Folders to Gmail

I have e-mail from accounts that no longer existed archived in Apple Mail, in their .mbox format. Does anyone have recommendations on how to move the messages to Google Mail, so they'll be more ...
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In Mavericks why can't I change the password of an account even though I am admin and have unlocked the lock icon?

I am on OS X Mavericks, and I am admin. I need to reset another user's password. So I choose: System Preferences -> Users & Groups and clicked the lock icon to make changes (and entered the ...
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How to create multiple profiles in OS X Mail (Yosemite)?

Is it possible create multiple profiles in OS X Mail, with specific mail accounts, and switch between them? I am responsible for 30+ different mail accounts (accessed via IMAP). It is distracting ...
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Key combination Ctrl + \ is not working inside virtual Parallels machine in MacOS

I'm new to Mac world, just got a Macbook with OSX Yosemite. I'm using Windows software for work and I have installed Windows 7 within Parallels Desktop. I used to use Far Manager for file operations. ...
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Boot OS X from USB enclosure on Asus laptop?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro 15". Like many others that I have seen on the internet has developed a problem that causes it to crash constantly, on reboot I get horizontal reddish lines across my screen. ...
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error when installing Mac OS X on virtualBox [on hold]

this error comes to me when I want to install ( Mac OS X ) on VirtualBox VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and ...
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ps aux status column meaning?

On a Mac, 64 bit, osx 10.8.5, two of my ps aux output lines, plus the header, are ; $ ps aux | head USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND myuid ...
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OSX Launchd /Library/LaunchDaemons

I have created a plist file (see below) and stuck it into /Library/LaunchDaemons/ . (It starts a virtualbox via a script that runs VBoxHeadless .) I can start the plist as user "nobody" sudo -u ...
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Why is my Mac slow?

I've started seeing the beach ball cursor on my Mac a lot lately, and I haven't been able to track down the cause. It happens even after restarting, with only a few applications running (basic stuff ...
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Can't copy data into NTFS-formatted external HDD from Macbook [duplicate]

I have copied my whole HDD into a Macbook Pro. Now I formatted the HDD from FAT32 to NTFS. Macbook is not allowing me to copy the data back to the HDD. What do I do now?
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Computer freezes when going through a list of files in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

When scrolling through contents of folders on the hard drive, the computer (Mac Pro 2008 running Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks) freezes and the ball spins. At first, this was occasionally and just annoying. ...
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Access windows file servers from Mac

I'm looking for a solution to a big problem were having in the office. Essentially we have MacBook Air that we use to work remotely from the office and at the moment we've been logging into the ...
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Samba fails to connect to VMWare CentOS guest from Mac Mavericks host

Trying to connect through smb to my VMWare guest at 192.168.0.138:139 gives me the following message: There was a problem connecting to the server "192.168.0.138" This file server will not ...
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Mac RAM with SSD

I have a Macbook Air with 8GB or RAM and an SSD. Recently, I've been doing a lot of high-RAM-use tasks (like image processing) in MATLAB. I noticed that it uses a very large amount of RAM, which in ...
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How to match everything from after the last YAML delimiter onwards

I normally use grep to search for a pattern in a string. However in this particular instance I have to identify a YAML header, also, it ends with a triple dash. My test.info file has the following ...