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How do I run a plist daemon on MAC OS 10.8.5 with the correct file permissions

I have a plist file saved to /Library/LaunchDaemons/local.WiFiDaemon.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Corsair Vengeance K70 media keys don't work with Spotify (OSX)

Keys: back next play/pause work fine with iTunes, but only play/pause works with Spotify. Connected via USB running 10.9.4. Any tips? Thanks!
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How to remove “not yet installed” apps from MacBook (screenshot)

I downloaded garageband from mac app store but something happend with my internet connection - probably connection crashed - and downloading (or installing) stopped. When apps instalation didnt start, ...
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Remapping Logitech K750 Mac keyboard FN keys to default layout on Fedora GNU/Linux

I recently bought Logitech K750 Mac keyboard and it has that reversed functionality of FN keys, so you have to use FN key to make regular F1, F2 and other F keys to work. We all know, that hid_apple ...
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Why does a c++ code run significantly longer on one computer than another? [on hold]

The code is exactly the same -- I copied it from one computer to another. The code is compiled with g++-4 (4.9.1) obtained from fink on OSX on both machines, and is not run in parallel. Compiler ...
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Steam app and age verification issue

I have OSX 10.9.4 with the Steam App (API v016 and package versions 1407966480) installed. When I would visit game pages that required age verification, my birthday would be filled in due to being ...
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OS X mavericks latex issue

I upgraded to Mavericks and found that pdflatex stopped working. I followed some previous discussions to recreate a link that Mavericks had broken. sudo ln -fs ...
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Default shell for running scripts (w/o shebang) in macos?

I have ZSH as default shell in MacOS, everything is working fine. ZSH is installed as brew package, Ive set default shell in my account, new shell is listed in /etc/shells... everything is set, like ...
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An issue with git diff command

What could be causing this error on Mac OS X (mavericks)? I have git installed with homebrew ➜ whereis git /usr/bin/git ➜ which git /usr/local/bin/git ➜ git --version git version 2.0.4 Now when I ...
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Mac 10.6 - Unable to cp and mv files into ~/Library/Screen Savers/

I am trying to use Terminal to copy a file into ~/Library/Screen Savers/, but every time I try to do it, it fails. My command is: cp -r Web.saver '~/Library/Screen Savers/Web.saver' and the result ...
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Editing hosts file don't block ad from showing up

I probably had some mis-understanding toward host files. so my understanding is that hosts file is the first priority DNS lookup place. sometimes I will encounter some annoying websites like this one ...
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Trying to delete locked files

I'm new to coding and the mac OS and I'm trying to delete a locked file under application support but I'm not sure what code I need to put into terminal in order to do that. If somebody could help, ...
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Has anyone been successful installing pl/java on MacOSX 10.X? [on hold]

I would like to install pl/java for Postgresql 9 on my mac, but have had trouble being successful. Anyone out there?
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Mac Air Bootcamp Windows 7 Installation and USB3 Hurdles

I am trying to load windows 7 on a new Mac Air(OS X 10.9 Mavericks) using Boot camp, a downloaded windows 7 iso file, and USB3 flash drive. No obvious issues with stepping through the initial phases ...
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App Store and other desktop applications cannot connect to the internet on Maverick

Im seeing something really strange on my computer. I'm not entirely sure if this is related but I had notification center removed a while back and brought it back yesterday after following this ...
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How can I identify what is slowing down my mac when nothing is eating up CPU?

Sometimes I'll have characters appearing slowly on screen, an unwelcome beach ball or pages like google images will freeze while scrolling. When this happens often all seems calm in activity monitor, ...
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VirtualBox - Mac OSX host Win7 guest - no Internet access for guest VM

I have a Mac running OSX 10.9.2, and I just downloaded and installed a Win7 IE9 VM in VirtualBox. My Mac uses Wi-Fi for internet access, and it's behind a proxy (it's a work machine). VirtualBox loads ...
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Increasing size of Time Machine storage partition

I have a 500G hard drive attached to my iMac. When it was first attached a friend partitioned it equally for storage and backup (Time Machine). Now the backup part is full but the storage is hardly ...
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Why do I get “unsupported architecture” errors trying to install a Python library in OSX?

I am trying to install a Python library in the Presto package, source http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~sransom/presto/ Using 'gmake fftfit' I get the following error: cd fftfit_src ; f2py-2.7 -c fftfit.pyf ...
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GNU screen changes vim syntax highlighting colors

I am trying to use vim inside a GNU screen session, but whenever I open vim inside screen the syntax highlighting uses completely different colors when compared to when I open vim outside GNU screen. ...
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bash doesn't show current working directory on screen

When using iTerm2 on my OS X, the bash prompt shows my current working directory normally: mbp:tp0 renato$ But when I use screen, the bash prompt changes to: bash-3.2$ How I make the bash prompt ...
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Why does cmd-r mess up Vim on the mac? What is it actually trying to do?

Run across this constantly since I'm a web developer, 'cmd-r' has the side effect of preventing the arrow keys from working in any mode, but I can't imagine that's the purpose and I haven't been able ...
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Find path of button in browser for Applescript

I'm trying to click on a button in Safari with Applescript. I know the code must be something like: tell application "System Events" tell process "Safari" click button " ENTER " of ...
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AppleScript hangs when mounting notremovable encrypted image

I want to mount a dmg as nonremovable image using AppleScript as described here. The difference is that my dmg is encrypted. When I execute do shell script "hdiutil attach /path/to/my.dmg ...
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update git after upgrade to Mavericks

I've recently upgraded from Mac 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) to 10.9.4 (Mavericks). I had git 1.8.5.2 installed on the old system and want to update it now to the latest version. So I uninstalled git with ...
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Mac Terminal - Color Co-ordinated

I would like to create a couple of short cuts on my iMac which ssh on to my dev box and on to my prod box. I would like my dev connection to use the settings something similar to home-brew (green text ...
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How much memory does a 64 bit address?

I know that 32-bit machines can address 2^32 bytes of memory at a time, and 64 bit machines can handle 2^64 bytes of memory. But if the system only has 4 GB of RAM, is there an advantage to 64-bit ...
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Echo with ansii colors doubles my text (zsh,mac)

Im using iTerm2 on Mavericks. $TERM is set to xterm-256color. When I print this in command line: echo -e "\e[0;36m xxx \e[0m" the console beeps on error and the output is: xxx " xxx in correct ...
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Alias to connect to AWS instance via SSH not working

I made an alias to make it easier to connect to my AWS EC2 instance. Although there is an error. Here is the code in ~/.bash_profile: alias aws_connect=‘ssh -i /path/to/keyfile.pem ...
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partition icons disappeared after installing windows 7.

I installed windows 7 on macbookPro OS X Lion. The mac partition doesn't appear in startup menu anymore and windows 7 boots automatically. The option/alt key only brings up an option for windows. The ...
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Is there a way to copy/paste with iterm2 on osx over ssh with tmux and vim?

Given I am SSHed into a server and have tmux running, is there any straightforward way to be able to yank into a register in vim and: have that text be available in my tmux clipboard? have that text ...
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Mackeeper.zerobit pop-up SAFARI

When ever I open any link or search for anything that has the word Mac, Computer, Keeper, etc. A new tab opens with an advertisement for mac keeper. The website is called ...
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Can you have multiple httpd-vhost.conf files on Mac OS X 10.9+?

I'm most likely switching to a vagrant set up in the near future, but for now, my vhost config file is getting very cluttered with all of the entries. Can I have multiple vhost files? I do not want ...
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Das Keyboard for PC on OS-X

I have a Das Keyboard Pro 3 (bought 2 years ago), the PC model. I just got a Macbook Pro, and connected that keyboard to it. None of the numeric keypad arrows, though, function as arrows: the function ...
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Mavericks Dock Lag

Im having an weird bug on my MacBook Pro. When I start the machine, the dock have some graphic lag, the same when I open and close windows. The solution is simple, just open the AutoCAD and close it ...
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Guest Account Issue (OSX 10.9.4)

I really would appreciate some help with a problem I am having with the guest account on my iMacs. I have a custom dock and settings however when I log out and quickly log back in it loads a default ...
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how to create new partition in unallocated disk

how to create new partition in the red-arrow pointing unallocated disk And I don't want to lose any data in existing COMMON partition. I haven't made any copy of common partition.
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How to send raw Bluetooth data to BT Keyboard on OSX

I'm using Logitech's K810 keyboard on OSX. Everything works fine excluding "Fn-lock", which is feature held internally by the device and in order to set it the OS has to communicate with it. There ...
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How to stop sending RST to specific IP

I want to stop sending RST to specific IP(192.168.56.101) on Mac OS X. I enter this command. But it still send RST. sudo ipfw add drop tcp from 192.168.56.1 to 192.168.56.101 in tcpflags rst What ...
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iPhone via USB sync error - “MuxClearPipeStall Can't clear pipe stall 2” and Error 0xE8000070

I'm duplicating a question from Ask Different, to see if a broader-base of users can understand what the error message "Can't clear pipe stall 2" might mean. Note: This issue is specific to ...
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Installing Homebrew on OSX 10.9

I am trying to install Homebrew with this commands: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" # Add Homebrews binary path to the front of the $PATH echo 'export ...
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Xcode keeps showing the beachball when I select something

When I select something in the xcode editor and then try to select some other text, the spinning beachball comes up and i have to wait for a couple of seconds before i can continue working. I have the ...
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Confirming a GPG key as mine

I imported a public/private key pair generated on my desktop into my laptop. Now however I get this issue when I try to encrypt a file for my own use: gpg -e -r "Jonathan Max Barnes" random-text-file ...
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Specifically, what differs between running the same virtualbox on different host OSes

I was always under the impression that a Guest OS running under VirtualBox would be basically unable to determine the Host OS/Specifications. Today, I tried to install Mac OSX on VirtualBox. First, I ...
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Installing Linux alongside Mac + Windows AFTER Bootcamp

I'm looking to set up triple-booting on my Macbook Pro, running OSX, Windows 7, and something Linux (probably Ubuntu 14.04) Ordinarily, I don't think this would be too hard, but most of what I've ...
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Finding all not responding tasks from the command line in OSX?

I know I can do ps -aux | xargs kill etc but I want to list the PIDs of all tasks that are not responding (the red ones in Activity Monitor). What command I can execute in my terminal to list these ...
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How to fix this graphic error with Chrome 36 on Mac OS 10.9.4?

Time and time again Chrome 36 on Mac OS 10.9.4 seems to have problems to render the graphics properly (see image below). This distortion is visible only for some time. As soon as the contents change ...
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Installing EclipseFP on Mac OS X

I am trying to install EclipseFP. I'm running OS X Mavericks. I've tried following both the official installation instructions and the advice in this answer on SU, but I'm still having the same ...
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Disable clamshell mode in OS X Mountain Lion

I am running OS X 10.8.5 with an external monitor, and whenever I close the lid of my laptop it automatically goes into clamshell mode so that all the screen contents switch to the external monitor. ...
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Access my local host website via internet from anywhere using ip with port forwarding

Sorry, I'm a software guy, don't know much about networking. I saw similar posts, but I'm not able to make it work by following it. I'm on Mac. My IP is dynamic IP. My Mac is connected to a wireless ...