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Fastest duplicate file finder for very large drive? [on hold]

There are a ton of duplicate file finders out there. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_duplicate_file_finders, and that's a far from complete list.) I have a 4TB hard drive with nearly ...
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Mountain Lion's Migration Assistant not seeing USB hard drive

I just replaced a hard drive in a MacBook Pro for a bigger one. I connected the previous one using a SATA/USB adaptor and I was able to mount it and see the files in it. Both the old and the new hard ...
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What does Subversion use for its CA list?

I'm using SVN on Mac OS X. Often, when I checkout something from SourceForge, I am presented with: $ svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/cryptopp/code/trunk/c5 cryptopp-ecies Error validating ...
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My mac keeps changing its name to “enterprise (2)”. How do I keep it as enterprise?

I want my mac to be named enterprise, but for some reason that escapes me, lately, it gets automatically renamed to "enterprise (2)": Any ideas how I make it stick as enterprise?
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Mbp bootcamp windows 8.1 Apache don't work

Computer: Apple Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) Bootcamp: Windows 8.1 When I install XAMPP and try to start Apache, it didn't work. The error message is below: 上午 09:14:05 [Apache] Problem ...
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Mac OS X thinks my “Windows” key is a “Control” key

I am using a Windows keyboard—a Poseidon Z Thermaltake—on my Macbook pro. I’m trying to keep the mappings between the laptop and the keyboard the same (so ctrl = ctrl, windows = alt/option, alt = ...
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Safari randomly downloading files when visiting pages

I'm having a very weird issue where pages I visit will randomly trigger small file downloads from Safari (version 8.0.5) to my downloads folder. The files are all very small, about 40-50 bytes. They ...
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How to identify which process is running which window in Mac OS X?

I’d like to know if it is possible to identify which process is the responsible of creating/managing a window in Mac OS X. I know in Windows it is possible using the Sysinternals Suite tool that ...
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Why does sudo -n on Mac OS X always return 0?

It looks like sudo -n on Mac OS X (10.10.3) always returns 0 as a return code. So something like this will always show 0, regardless of whether the user has authenticated with his password first: ...
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How do I turn off caffeinate if I want to allow my machine to sleep normally?

I often use caffeinate to ensure that tasks on my OS X systems run to completion without interruption, and would like to be able to disable caffeinate to allow normal sleep once my tasks have ...
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How to run Node.js on Mac after successfully installing it with gem?

On Mac OSX Yosemite I have successfully installed node: # sudo gem install node Fetching: eventmachine-1.0.7.gem (100%) Building native extensions. This could take a while... Successfully installed ...
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How to remove idle scripts from dock

How could I remove idle, open at login, scripts, from my dock? I don't want to quit the scripts or halt them, I just don't want them taking up dock space.
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How can I issue a command on my local machine from within an SSH session?

Example use case: I am working on my laptop running Mac OS X (A) and am logged into my development server (B) via SSH. I have a script which will generate a GitHub URL for the file/branch I ...
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How can I copy my Apple Photos Library and Aperture Library to a new drive preserving the hard links?

Due to low disk space on my internal drive I had to carry out the migration of my 300GB Aperture Library to the new Photos app on an external drive. The libraries currently reside in the following ...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine?

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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How to debug Firefox crashes on Mac

I'm running Firefox 37.0.1 on OSX 10.10 and I'm always getting crashe. It's pretty much fresh out of the box, so this concerns me that there might be an underlying problem that's perhaps maybe not ...
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Get Syncthing working

I want to install a sync service between phone (Android) and laptop (OSX). I'm not a big fan of Dropbox, so I've tried Btsync. That worked for me until recently, but with the completely new setup I ...
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Mac Terminal theme - text-colors not working

I'm using the Mac Terminal more frequently and was using the Homebrew theme (green text, black background). Now I wanted to set a new theme which had different text colors. The one I tried using was ...
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how to tag a folder in a hidden directory in OS X

In OS X is there a way to tag a folder inside of a hidden directory or tag the hidden directory itself? As a workaround I create aliases of those folders and place them somewhere visible and tag ...
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Is there a way to change the keyboard shortcuts for an application in OSX?

I'd like to know if it's possible to change the key bindings for menu selections in OS X? In particular, when I'm using Firefox and I want to bring up the Network developer tools panel, the keyboard ...
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Magic Mouse doesn't reconnect after sleep - Yosemite

i had an interessting issue with my MacBook Pro and the Magic Mouse after upgrading to 10.10.3. Every time I went to a meeting and disconnected everything from my MBP (USB Keyboard, ext. Display, ...
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Launchd process stalls Firefox startup on Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.2

I have long wait times up to 2 to 3 minutes when starting web browsers Firefox and Safari. Looked at Activity monitor and saw "launchd" taking up 98% of memory. CPU Time was 1.40.93 at the time. I ...
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How to disable facebook chat notification only on OS X?

I've set up the Messenger app by Apple to work with the Facebook messenger through XMPP so the Facebook tab doesn't have to stay opened in Chrome. And I've also set up my facebook account in OS X so ...
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Batch create PDFs by combining all PDFs in folders [duplicate]

I have hundreds of folders full of PDFs. I would like to create a PDF out of each folder called the name of that folder. For example, "folder_name_1" has 10 PDFs. I want to convert it to a PDF ...
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change mac appearance color (from blue and graphite)

The choice of either Blue or Graphite in Appearance looks so poor and sad. I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 but the same ever boring colors have been in all versions. Screenshot: is there ANY way ...
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Can Windows Viruses/malwares infect mac osx if installed through Wine?

I am relatively new to OSX in general, I started using it two weeks only, the app Wineskin (a.k.a Wine in Linux environment) is used to run a Windows application inside osx by creating the correct ...
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atd stopped working on OS X 10.10.3

I'm using OS X Yosemite, just updated to 10.10.3 and the at command and related (atq, atrm etc) have stopped working. Has atd been disabled in the latest 10.10.3? If so how do I investigate and ...
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Mac > Microsoft Word 2011 > changes shape color against my will

Do this... create a new Word doc draw a shape remove all formatting from it except a single flat color go to fill color in the ribbon & choose the "More Colors" option bring up the "RGB Sliders" ...
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Changing the Accept header for a session with Chrome

If I want to change the user agent string for an entire session, I can start Chrome from the command line with the user agent switch, e.g. open ~/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args ...
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grub-update and “/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem”

I've got a Debian 7 Wheezy (stable release) and my GRUB suddenly refuses to see one of my partitions. It is an OS X HFS+ partition on the GPT disk. This behavior was introduced in the month or so and ...
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Under Mac OS X, can I choose to use the Wireless connection for some specific traffic and the Wired connection for the rest?

Background: I am currently using Mac OS X Mavericks in a professional network where there is a difference in access between the Ethernet and WiFi networks. Specific to my case, when using the WiFi ...
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Trying to find the UUID of a USB flash drive using diskutil vs system_profiler

I am trying to get the Volume UUID of a USB flash drive using the command line on a Mac. I tried using: system_profiler SPUSBDataType And I get the Volume UUID of two out of the three USB flash ...
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OSX (10.9.5) running out of open files with Time Machine to shared drive

I mounted an external drive as a shared resource and made it available on my local network using AFP. That machine and another machine use it for Time Machine backups. Eventually the machine where the ...
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How to share guest (Ubuntu) internet with host (MacOS) using vmware?

My new usb-wifi dongle only properly works with Linux. I successfully set it up in my Ubuntu vmware-vm and shared the vm's internet connection. I checked that by connecting to the internet from ...
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UNIX Command to Determine Mac OS Version on a Specific HD

(For some reason, the DeployStudio forums aren't accepting new members at the moment, so I'm hoping you folks can help me out) I'm in the midst of exploring using DeployStudio for a series of test ...
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How to get health data from my iPhone?

I'm a Mac/iPhone lucky owner and also a big fan of data analysis. Maybe someone know how to import personal health data from my iPhone to my Mac?
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Can't rm or cd into directory [duplicate]

I found a directory on my machine called "Previous System" that looked old and useless and I tried to delete by dragging to the trash and emptying the trash. That failed to delete the directory, ...
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Creating a Package installer that will run an already made package installer

I am new to creating package installers. I am looking to create a package installer that First Runs an already created .pkg file (printer Drivers) then runs a post bash script that configures the ...
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Mac Yosemite shows too large backups

When I open About this Mac I see that the backups are 140TB whereas the disk space is only 750 GB Why is it so? How to change it?
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^ and < keys interchanged with Logitech G15 on OSX

At work I'm using a Logitech G15 keyboard. The Keyboard assistant doesn't detect it properly. No matter what I select after hitting Skip in the dialog shown below, the ^ and < keys are always ...
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detecting 24-bit or 16-bit sound card in a user-friendly way in windows and macosx [closed]

Is there a really user-friendly way for any user to find and report their sound card make? I would just be happy to find a way if one has a 24-bit or 16-bit sound card easily? Can it work on both ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Display Last Value from End of Row in iWork Numbers

In iWork Numbers (v3.5.2) I would like to display the last value (not int or bool) from a row. I have an image of what I'm looking to do below. In row 1 I have the Current pulling the value from ...
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Share iCal calendar with Google Calendar

Here's a concrete problem: I use Google Calendar and my coworker uses iCal. We need to be able to read (not write to) each others events. I can share my different Google calendars with him by ...
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How to remap Firefox to always use Cmd key for new tab

I'm trying to migrate from Chrome to Firefox under OS X and this issue is extremely annoying. In Chrome pressing the Cmd key is a universal for "do this in a new tab" command. It works for addresses, ...
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How to keep wifi sharing while Mac is sleeping?

I only have "Turn display off later" bar, I thought it should have another "Turn computer to sleep later" bar too... I don't know if this is a change of Yosemite... It is supposed to look like this: ...
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Mac Network Authentication

I'm currently running an office of 60-70 individuals that run in and out, using about 20 computers. I'm looking to implement network authentication via any working method, and would like network ...
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Sound on 2 asus MX279H Monitors from imac 27" (Late 2013) osx 10.10.3

I am planning on ordering 2 Asus MX279H monitors along with a 27" imac. I found out that the 2 monitors each have a pair of 3-watt speakers. Can OSX 10.10.3 Play audio from the monitor's speakers as ...
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How do you get rid of malicious safari browser extension?

I am running Safari 8.0.4 on OS X 10.10.2 I think when I installed filezilla there was also a malicious browser extension installed in Safari. Here is what the extension preferences panel looks like: ...
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How to Remove Synergy from Mac OSX

Hi I don't remember installing synergy but it's been in my computer for a while. However now since I don't have much space in my computer, I can't afford it taking up any space. But I couldn't ...