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

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Mounting Windows 8.1 hosted network volume on OS X Marericks 10.9.4

From a Windows 8 machine, I have shared an NTFS partition, full rights. On the Mac, I can access it as expected. However, if I right-click on the volume and select Make alias, I will get the ...
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Creating and running a launchd daemon

I'm trying to follow along w/ the tutorial located here: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/06/11/how-to-keep-homebrew-and-xquartz-updated-automatically/ I've properly set up all of the script files, but am ...
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Run command on startup (Mac OS X)

I need to run the command: sudo apachectl stop So that my database web server can handle incoming requests instead of the Apple server. However, this does not survive a restart. I tried setting up ...
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Seeing output of `make` in MacVim GUI

I recently switched to using MacVim gui and I'm really enjoying it. One of the issues I'm currently facing, however, is that when I run a command (such as make), I see the output of the command in ...
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I can't copy my file into my 2GB memory stick

I have a Verbatim 2 GB memory stick that I need to copy an MP4 movie onto to post off. The movie is 544.5 MB. As far as I can see, all other files have been removed from the USB stick, but it says ...
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In Mac how do I signal end of file (EOF) on the shell

IN windows, I press F6 function key to introduce the CTRL + Z character that signals the end of file. c:\> copy con filename copies the command line input to the given filename. At the end, ...
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Why would an arp table be incomplete?

Last night I connected to a local BT Fon network that my housemate was already on. My aim was to find his mac address, so I did an arp -a command (from OS X) and it returned only the router address. ...
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How to capture copying of file by user in mac os x?

I've seen that some applications to protect files from copying make them invisible. When user tries to copy file in Finder by using drag'n'drop they show popup like "Warning copying of file is ...
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XCode left shift not working when in combination (for example cmd+shift+o)

My Mac decided to make my life harder and challenge me to use only right side shift key please help me bring back my beloved cmd+shift+o command.... Ok enough winning and some problem description on ...
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Safari: Problems with pop ups and cursor control in addition to massive resource use! OSX 10.9.4

I currently have a Macbook pro mid 2012 i7 with 8g of ram. When I use Safari my resource use and cpu temperature rise to 205˚F My cursor does not register the links I guide it to (Sometimes the ...
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Is there any way in OS X to switch between full screen windows on either a within-app or an MRU basis

Once a window is made full-screen in OS X, it no longer seems to be available for switching to with Cmd-Backtick. If I make all the windows in an app full screen, Cmd-Tab to the app will take me to ...
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How do I safely change primary group in OSX Mavericks?

I'm trying to implement consistent UIDs and a GID for OSX and Linux, so that I can easily share user data between the systems. I picked a UID of 1001, and a GID of 1001 to get started, as these appear ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Can't send mail with Apple Mail with Outlook.com due to SMTP

To preface, I know for a fact that the password I am using is correct as per outlook.com's instructions and every tutorial I can get my hands on. It should be my password I use to enter the account, ...
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Script to Open Quicken and update Accounts

I am trying to write a script that will open the Quicken Program and then execute a Shit Command U.. when it finishes updated the accounts, it will close the application. This is what I have. tell ...
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Can a Chromebook run Mac OS

I am thinking of getting a HP chrome book 11 or 14 (not sure yet) and I like Mac OSX could I run it on a chrome book? I also am curious if it could run Mine craft with shaders mod
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Can you run Mac OSX in Virtual box on an AMD pc? [on hold]

I thought about coding a few iOS apps. To do that you need a mac. I have an AMD based pc and I don't want to buy a mac. So I wonder if its possible to run mac OSX in virtual box on an AMD pc. Thanks
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Batch rename directories in OSX

I currently have a large set of directories containing photos. The directories are currently named in the format of yymmdd_text. I would like to rename them all to yyyy-mm-dd Text (notice capitalized ...
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How can I print all browser tabs to PDF using Mac, FF 31 or latest chrome?

I want to print all opened browser tabs. I have tried to download "global print" for FF, but it allows printing only to printers. How can I print all tabs to pdfs?
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Incognito browsing with Safari: how to browse privately?

What is the equivalent to Google Chrome incognito in Safari browser? In other words, how to browse privately using Safari (in my case version 7.0.6)?
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Objective C IDE on Mac other than Xcode?

I've Xcode installed but I want to test some code snippets without messing with the main project. I also have Eclipse installed on my Mac, is there anyway I can run Objective C code on Eclipse? Or is ...
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VirtualBox and Vagrant uninstall succeed, PID still exist

I've recently tried to uninstall the Vagrant and VirtualBox softwares, and everything seemed to be fine. I ran the uninstall.tool from my shell to uninstall Vagrant and moved the VirtualBox.app from ...
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Apache Virtual Host hangs when loading, but it's subdomains load perfectly

I have a WordPress Multisite installation, with quite a few subdomain sites set up. These all work perfectly fine, however the main domain doesn't work. It doesn't even show a white screen, or any ...
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Mac Mini with two monitors (HDMI and DVI)

I've got Mac Mini connected to a LG Flatron IPS235t-bn monitor using Thunderbolt to DVI cable. I want to purchase an HDMI monitor as a second for this system. Will this work if I just connect my new ...
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MacVim always return focus to terminal upon leaving

I'm running Mavericks and I recently started playing around with sshfs to try to boost my productivity by using MacVim (I've been using in-terminal vim for a few years now). I really like MacVim. I ...
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Default Mac Ruby Gems?

A Mac always comes with some default ruby gems installed in the local RVM. Is there anyway I can check or view a list of the default ruby gems installed in a Mac OSX Mavericks?
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OS X Theme to grow Menu Bar

Are there any Themes that are safe and will increase the size of the Menu Bar in OS X? I find it hard to see the menu bar on our 42" screen using the HDMI output.
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OS X has been securely deleting user for a week

...and counting. I am deleting the old admin user, from a new admin account. This is done through system preferencecs > users & groups. While the system is deleting the user account and ...
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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OS X Bash 4 terminal exits

I have the latest OS X running the standard terminal app, with bash 4.0 via homebrew However, if I run a script that contains an exit command, it's expected it would exit the script. Instead the ...
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Encode degree sign in vnc url scheme

I would like to open ScreenSharing.app from terminal like this : open vnc://$user:$pwd@$host This works fine, but I've a password with a "°" sign in there, and it's not working with this one. How ...
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Do you have to open the Mailbox Mac App for it to return emails to your inbox?

Mailbox provides a method to delay your emails until later. After a time, the emails will re-appear in the inbox allowing you to deal with it then. Do you need to have Mailbox open in order for these ...
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OSX Convert and Network User to Mobile User or force all Network Users to Mobile

We have Macs that I am working on binding to LDAP (not AD) and I want to make sure when a user logs in using their ldap credentials that it either create them a Mobile Account or it runs a script to ...
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How to create custom shortcut for Forward delete on Mac?

I want to add or change shortcut of forward delete (fn + backspace) to custom shortcut on Mac os X. Has someone any idea how to do it? Thanks.
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Vim with DBExt using FreeTDS on OS X

When I try to run a simple line of SQL like select 1 DBExt doesn't complain, the status bar says 'Executing SQL...` but nothing is showing up. Using homebrew I have installed unixODBC and FreeTDS ...
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ssh error: connection closed by remote host

When trying to SSH into a particular Mac machine it gives me the following error : ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host I have done some google searches on the issue but I ...
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How do I move notes from Microsoft OneNote for Mac to Evernote for Mac?

I had been using Evernote. When Microsoft launched OneNote for Mac, I experimented with it for a few months. I'd like to move back to using Evernote, but I'd like to be able to move the notes I ...
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Disc not bootable after creating a Windows partition with Bootcamp

I want to install windows on my mac AGAIN after removing it a few weeks ago I buy a USB, get the windows 7 iso, use BOOTCAMP to format it and create it as a bootable disc I then create a new WINDOWS ...
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bootable usb linux for macbook 2009

I have an old 2009 macbook. Ive been trying to install a linux distro on it. I formatted the drive as a mac os journaled and did the whole turn iso into disk img.dmg and the sudo dd. Still doesnt work ...
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Why does opening and saving files in one application on a mac affect the audio of another application?

I'm using a Mac computer at work, and the audio of one application is being negatively affected by the processes of a different application. In my specific case I'm listening to music on Soundcloud ...
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Mac to PC RDP same LAN

I can RDP into my work desktop from home (using a Macbook Pro, early-2011) but when I'm on the work network with my Mac, I can't bring up my desktop using RDP (same credentials) - I keep getting an ...
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Using NAT to translate IP addresses on Mac OS X Mavericks

I want to access two iPhones (iOS 7.1) via USB tethering of the default iPhone hotspot. When I connect them to my iMac, they have the same static IP and can only be separated on the iMac because they ...
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spawning a new terminal in OSX Snow Leopard: why isn't it working properly?

I know I'm supposed to be able to type open -a Terminal . to get a new Terminal window running in the current directory. But it doesn't seem to work for me; I get this: Last login: Wed Aug 27 ...
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zsh process taking 95% of my CPU

When opening my activity monitor, I have a zsh process taking all my CPU. Is it normal? I have iTerm and oh-my-zsh installed but I don't expect it as a normal behaviour. Any idea?
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custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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Terminal does not allow me to provide any input

Specifications: running OS X Version 10.9.4 on a mac. Problem: upon opening either terminal (or iTerminal) I get the following message: Last login: Wed Aug 27 07:45:03 on ttys000 login: ...
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Bootstrap pkgsrc on macosx (10.9) error

I am trying to bootstrap pkgsrc-2014Q2 on OS X 10.9. The script complains: cd /Users/tiramo/Downloads/pkgsrc-2014Q2/bootstrap/work/wrk/pkgtools/bootstrap-mk-files/work/bootstrap-mk-files-20140516; ...
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Mac OS X hyper terminal client with log contents adding timestamp

Is there any hyper terminal client in OS X can save the log with timestamp at each line of the log? Just like PC's hyper terminal tool TeraTerm, there is an timestamp option while configuring the log ...
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XCode debug interrupts my mac system sounds

Does anyone have any idea why when I am debugging with XCode for some time, the sound disappear and I mean all kind of sound(all sounds i.e. iTunes,Players,everything...), even the system ones. I am ...
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Run per-user specific launchd process as root

I need to figure out how to make a plist file for a certain user run as root. Since the user isn't root, the UserName string is ignored. I only want it to run for this one user, and no other users, so ...