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How can I create a macro to compile a CoffeeScript file I am editing from inside VIM?

I am writing a lot of CoffeeScript in VIM and I compile it very frequently by typing : coffee -c %. How can I easily create a macro so I don’t need to keep typing this?
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I can't find the location of jdk for Java 7 and 8

I have 3 different versions (jdk) of Java installed: 6, 7 and 8. In bash_profile: export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8) setjdk() { export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v $1) } ...
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Detect bad shutdowns in OSX

Is there a way to detect bad shutdowns in OS X? The best I can come up with is parsing /var/log/system.log for lines like this: 12118 Jan 28 21:51:38 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1422492698 0 ...
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Millisecond precision in syslogd on OS X

When I log messages to syslog in OS X (10.10.1), it truncates the timestamp to the second. If I log to a file, for example, I am able to capture milliseconds. Milliseconds matter when logs are coming ...
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I'm locked out of my MacBook pro because my password uses a russian keyboard but I can't change to it from the English keyboard

Is there a way to change the language of the keyboard in Mac OS X 10.9.5, or even system language, while not logged into an account (as I restarted)? This is my toolbar at the moment: There is ...
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How to get rid of com.teaksoftware.veStartAtLogin (Mac OSX 10.9.5, MacBook Pro, late 2011)

I am on a MacBook Pro, late 2011 model, running OSX 10.9.5). Looking at the system log, I get about every 10 seconds the following entries: Jan 29 18:48:44 mymachine ...
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“osxfuse” volume seen as a folder

I am mounting some directories to alternative mount points at the system startup (i.e. from fstab) and using osxfuse and bindfs. I don't really want OSX to treat these as volumes, but rather as ...
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Installing java 7 or 8 on Mac OS, some questions

I have java 6 installed on my Mac OS laptop. Due to a requirement of some Android library of having Java 7 installed, I need to install it. Should I install Java 7 or 8? Or both? I know there's no ...
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Strange Vim/terminal use from ssh via Mac OSX

I am using terminal from a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and SSH’ing into a fedora machine and am having a couple strange issues with the terminal: When I :q from vim, the contents of the vim screen is ...
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File '1' in OS X

I found I have files named 1 with zero size all over the hard drive. Especially in frequently used directories. They are created again even if I delete them. I think it maybe has something to do with ...
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fsck on mac partition

How do i run a fsck command on a partition (disk0s4)? I tried »fsck -fy« in single-user-mode but it only checks the boot partition (disk0s2) which is ok. »fsck -fy /dev/disk0s4« does not work: »fsck ...
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Console outputs kernel error AudioSysctl

Since Yosemite my console app logs this twice a second: kernel: AudioSysctl: (0) It's insane. Since I can't find anything about it in the internet, how would I try to get to the bottom of this (and ...
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Time Machine does not backup all content?

I had to move from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air, and so I backed up my Pro using time machine onto an external hard drive. The backup ran smoothly and no errors were displayed. When I went to see ...
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Why are there two identical accounts showing notes in Notes app?

I just got a Macbook Pro and I set it up with my iCloud account, and I noticed that when I go into the Notes app, the left pane [that displays the accounts it's grabbing the notes from] is showing two ...
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Why isn't & working?

So I ran the command find / .bash_profile to see if it existed anywhere on my Mac before I create one. Searching the entire computer obviously takes a minute, so I wanted to run it in the background ...
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Access remote applications with console

I am accessing my remote desktop (OSX) by ssh (my local computer is also OSX). Everything is working fine but suppose now I want to access my remote current gmail sessionsfrom the console. Is there a ...
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USB Drive will not mount in OSX Guest in VMWare Fusion

I have a Yosemite (10.10.2) host with a Mavericks (10.9.5) guest in VMWare 7. I have a seagate 3TB drive mounted on Yosemite. I connect the seagate to the guest using the icon on the toolbar. The ...
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How to convert a Physical OS X machine to Virtual Machine

I would like to migrate an existing OSX 10.9.5 machine to a 10.9.5 Guest VM running on a 10.10.1 host. My situation is: I own a 10.9.5 MBP that I use everyday. I have development tools on the ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for a Specific Emoji in Yosemite 💩💻

I just got a new KBC Poker II and am playing around with the programmable key mapping. I'd like to bind one of my keyboard keys to the poop emoji (💩) for maximum speed. Is there a quick keyboard ...
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How to open new Chrome window with applescript as a different user

I would like to know how to open a new Chrome window as a different, non default, user using applescript. I'm trying to create Alfred workflow to open chrome window as a user from a list, but i ...
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OS X command to make current terminal window full screen

I am trying to make a bash script to open up my working environment. I want 1) Open up Terminal.app and type a command like "time_to_work" 2) This command will: a. open up sublime text open ...
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Limit Mac users’ ability to upgrade OS X

I run a mixed environment, with both Mac and Windows users on a Windows domain / Active Directory. I have had a few users on Mac upgrade their OS without thinking of the ramifications this may have ...
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Why is Chrome 40 rendering Ubuntu Web Font with faulty rsaquo and lsaquo?

Since I updated Chrome from 39 something to version 40.0.2214.91 (64-bit) earlier this week I noticed that the Ubuntu web font I use on my site render some characters ugly. The characters rendered ...
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Jar file won't open

Running a mac with yosemite. I have a load calc software that won't open. I keep getting this error. The Java Jar file "file_name.jar" could not be launched. Check the console for possible messages. ...
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My MacBook is in kernel panic limbo, what can I do?

So I'm writing this because these past few weeks I have experienced a heap of problems with my 2008 MacBook which have come to a head in the last couple of days culminating in me being almost ...
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Default telephone links on OSX open with Hangouts instead of Skype

How can I change the default opening action for telephone links in Chrome? I can't get rid of Google Hangouts - I only have Skype credit so I'll never call a normal phone number with Hangouts. I ...
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OS X LoginHook - nc exits prematurely for no apparent reason

I'm trying to use loginhook to download large amounts of data and I've been having problems which I've nailed down to nc exiting prematurely for no apparent reason. This is a simplified test script: ...
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iTunes 12: How to export podcast subscriptions

With the release of iTunes 12 for Mac the option to export my podcast subscriptions (via an opml file) seems to be killed. Is there a possibility to create an Applescript that performs this job?
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In Mac OS 10.10 Whenever I open new Terminal window some command automatically gets executed

In Mac OS 10.10 Whenever I open new Terminal window some command automatically gets executed. I don't know how it came to my Mac. Probably after installing some command line utility not sure which. ...
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No hard drive to shows up when setting up MacBook for Mac OS X install

Trying to reinstall Mac OS X, ran “Disk Utility” from the install disk, hard drive is good, but no hard drive shows up to select to install on. Before this, the MacBook woke up from sleep with a ...
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Efficient way to copy and paste address into web form, fill forms

A repetitive task I would like to automate is moving address data from one website to a form on a different website. Currently I copy the name, paste the name, copy the first address line, paste the ...
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Why is text selection in some pdf's so weird? [on hold]

Often when I try to select text in a pdf the text selection is behaving weirdly. In the below image my goal was to select all the lines between Microsoft Office LaTeX and Software Programming ...
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How can you minimize full screen apps in OSX Yosemite?

I like keeping my windows full screen. However, when any application is full screen, the yellow button in the upper left becomes grey and is not clickable. How can I minimize the window without ...
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Apache won't start after OSX Yosemite upgrade

I installed Apache 2.2 using Homebrew on OSX 10.9 and it was working fine until I upgraded to Yosemite this weekend. sudo apachectl start ps aux | grep httpd ps aux | grep apache sudo ...
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Mac OS X Mail messages moving back to inbox after Applescript moves them to another folder

I used Automator with an Applescript to move messages from my inbox to designated folders. When I check, they are all there. If I get another message with a related topic, it seems that both messages ...
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How do I open a Google search link with a new tab using the keyboard?

Previously, I was able to use Cmd + Enter on my Mac using Chrome. However, lately, I noticed that it does not work anymore. Cmd + click still works. It works by opening that link in a new tab. To ...
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Rsync file has vanished error on OS X

I'm trying to rsync between two shared drives. For the most part this works fine, however any file with international characters reports the following error: file has vanished: ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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Cmd+Enter to open link in new tab not working

I am using Chrome on Mac OS Yosemite and occasionally when in chrome, the cmd + enter shortcut to open a link in a new tab just stops working. Is there anyway to check the keyboard shortcuts in ...
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Export first few pages of Doc to PDF using LibreOffice

I have been using LibreOffice in my rails app to convert my Doc to PDF using the command /Applications/LibreOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice --headless --convert-to pdf --outdir ...
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Wacom icon won't appear on system preferences? [on hold]

I'm using Yosemite OS X, and I haven't been able to use my Intuos tablet because all the preferences were reverted, but not shown under system preferences.
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iMac target display mode - non-standard apple keyboard

So enabling TDM with an apple keyboard works by pressing cmd + f2. But it won't work on my logitech. It is very annoying to have to plug in my apple keyboard just to get this to work. Can anyone ...
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Why does a progress bar persist for files in my download directory?

When I download files using a browser in OSX, a progress bar appears on the Dock. It's a great feature that I like. I downloaded some files a few days ago, but the progress bar remains. How do I ...
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how to solve burning cpu message in Console

When I run Google Earth or any viewer for Second Life, and it shows 3D imagery, the Console shows a message like the following: 26-01-15 19:51:58,000 kernel[0]: process Google Earth[5427] thread ...
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How to prevent firefox from melting my CPU?

While many people complain about small battery life on notebooks, I'm much more annoyed by a hot one. Normally, the best way to avoid this is by disabling flash on my browser, using click to play for ...
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Does Mac OS X have the ability to change Retina scaling per-app?

I'm rather new to OS X, and my machine has Retina scaling. That's great for everyday tasks, but some applications (for instance, IDEs) benefit more from screen real-estate. Is there any way I can make ...
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MacBook Air, OS X 10.9.3 - Excel for Mac 2011 [on hold]

I am trying to save a spreadsheet that was built in a different version of excel and the conditioning formatting formulas are too complicated for Excel for Mac 2011. Any ideas?
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How to prepare Laptop (or other device) for a mobile hotspot to save data

I want to browse the internet with my laptop over my mobile data plan using a mobile Wi-Fi- or USB hotspot. My data plan is limited to a certain amount of data and I don't want to spend that on ...
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Go to directory of symlink file target

How can I create a command (or alias) to go to the directory which contains the target file of a symlink. For example, if I have a symlink symFile@ -> /Users/zhermes/some/dir/someFile I'd like ...
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Why is iconservicesagent haemorrhaging the RAM on my MacBook Pro

Superusers, I have a MacBook Pro i7 (late 2010) running Yosemite OS. I recently upgraded the machine with a new crucial SSD and 8GB of RAM. Though the machine is working light years better, the ...