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How do you get OSX to play nice with Samba (or vice versa)? [closed]

I have a FreeNAS server on a network with OSX and Windows clients. When the OSX clients interact with SMB/CIFS shares on the server, they are causing permission problems for all other clients. The ...
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Why the second time creating a ramdisk make /dev/rdisk2 instead of /dev/rdisk1?

I run the first time ever: diskutil erasevolume HFS+ ramdisk `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://8475854` It create the ramddisk at /dev/rdisk1. The computer power off, power on then I repeat the same ...
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Is it possible to adapt a device driver such that it works with a very similar other device?

I am hoping to find a way to adapt a scanner driver such that it works with a very similar scanner. The scanner I own is the CanoScan 8000F, but unfortunately the driver is only available for ...
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open -n /Applications/TextEdit.app/ not launching new instance?

$ open -n /Applications/TextEdit.app/ per the terminal of my MBPr running Mountain Lion the above will not launch a new instance of text edit. Instead it just brings open instances to the ...
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How can I migrate all keyboard shortcuts from one mac to another?

I have a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts and will be migration Macs. I tested Migration Assistant and it did not seem to get these. I read somewhere that they are stored in the individual ...
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How can I clear the notification center from Terminal?

I really like terminal-notifier and how it allows you to send things to the notification center. It even has a handy feature to remove the notifications that it sent, for example if I spoofed a ...
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How can I add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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How to isolate Mac OS X installers (e.g. Mountain Lion, Mavericks)?

I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion before. Now, I'm going to Mavericks. I'm tired of downloading these big installers every time I have to use them. The installers are deleted after ...
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Apple Mac OS X Mavericks inside Virtual Box

BEGIN EDIT In view of the Software License Agreement (SLA) posted by MariusMatutiae, which documents the fact that Mac OS X is licensed to run only on Apple-branded hardware, and can only be ...
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I am trying to find out screen resolution on my MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro 13". It is 3 years old. In System Preferences > Display there is nothing where I can change or see my screen resolution -- (I see you answered one user - go to System ...
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How to use built-in PHP-FPM in OS X Mountain Lion?

I would like to know how php-fpm included in Mountain Lion (v10.8.5) can be used (eg. with NGINX). I am afraid that some configuration might be needed before it is actually used. NOTE: I know how to ...
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Run Crontab anytime after 4pm

I am trying to run a script through crontab in osx 10.8.5 that will run at 4:30. 30 16 * * 1-5 /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python /Users/lego90511/PycharmProjects/Stock\ ...
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Mac OSX - Use two network connections to the Internet

On my Mac Mini Mountain running Mountain Lion 10.8 I have two network connections to the Internet. One connection, the one currently being used by this very Safari browsing session, is also very busy ...
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Disabling crash messages in Mountain Lion

I note this method to disable the problem reporter in Snow Leopard: sudo chmod 000 /System/Library/CoreServices/Problem\ Reporter.app In 10.8 the Problem folder does not exist, and although its ...
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Changing permissions on Windows share from OS X?

How can I change permissions on a Windows file server from a script on OS X? In Windows, this can be done with the cacls command. Is there a way to do this from OS X?
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Can “safe sleep” actually be disabled on a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion?

I find that wake on lan stop working after my Mac Mini (late 2012 model, running OS X 10.8.5) has entered safe sleep (which is 4 hours after sleep starts). Because I often travel and want to remote ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen in OSX Mountain Lion?

If I have a window on my desktop in OSX Mountain Lion, I see an icon in the top right corner o the window, made of two diagonal arrows pointing away from each other. I can click this to put the app in ...
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Double MySQL Running on Mountain Lion

After I've done a full restart, my Apache PHP server doesn't connect to Local MySQL ( connecting via 127.0.0.1 because localhost for some reason fails always ). So I did this today: ➜ ~ mysqladmin ...
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encrypted mountain lion is not booting , showing osx utilities screen

encrypted mountain lion is not booting , showing osx utilities screen . I have two accounts , user1 , user2. User2 is encrypted . Everything was working fine but when I tried to access guest account ...
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Second user vimrc file usage on vim running on Mac os X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)

I am using MacVim: :version VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Aug 10 2013 17:49:20) MacOS X (unix) version I've executed :version in vim (to check what patches I had installed) and ...
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My Mac shuts down if left closed for a long period, even for a long time. Then the power button must be held to a long time to start up

My Mac (Retina, Mid 2012) running OSX 10.8.5 sometimes shuts down while closed, even if it is plugged in. When it does this, I need to hold the power button for a long time, 15 seconds or more. I ...
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Install octave using homebrew

I found a blog on how to do this here https://www.nesono.com/node/356 but when I do brew install octave I get Error: No available formula for octave I am on Mountain Lion 10.8.5
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Why does Xcode open when I start OSx?

Why does Xcode open with this file every time I start or restart OSX 10.8.4?
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Recover files from an 11" Air?

My 11" Air just went belly up and is spinning indefinitely at the start up screen. In the past, this has required a full wipe of the hard drive and fresh install of Mountain Lion. I'm currently ...
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OS X 10.8 can't resize partitions on MBR disk

I have an external HD with a mix of Mac, NTFS and Linux partitions. I wanted to use it to backup some partitions from my MacBook HD, and partially succeeded, copying a 100MB partition into an empty ...
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traceroute not showing hops

When I attempt to traceroute to an IP Address, I only get a single hop for output. Traceroute has started… traceroute to 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8), 64 hops max, 72 byte packets 1 ...
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Cannot reach websites in browser on Macbook Pro

I'm sorry if this is an easy question. I am not used to OSX at all. I have a Macbook Pro which is connected to the internet. uTorrent is working and is uploading (I'm not currently downloading). I ...
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Why will nmap not update for me?

I'm currently running nmap 6.25 on Mac OSX 10.8.5. I tried to download the pre-compiled DMG bundle for 6.40 and install it. After installation it still shows me I have 6.25: hehe~ ➙ nmap -V Nmap ...
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Windows 8 Boot Manager switches between Graphical and Text versions

I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Mountain Lion and am using the Windows 8's Boot Manager. The Boot Manager appears in text version if I restart my computer from mountain lion and in graphical version ...
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Recovering deleted files from mac os lion [duplicate]

I have accidentally called rm -rf on a folder, which I need to replace. Without the recovery being enabled, is there a way to recover the contents at all? I have mac os Lion OS.
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What would cause a ColdFusion website to error in only one browser, on only one computer?

I'm using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion. A particular website I am trying to visit gives me ColdFusion/Java errors anytime I try to access any of its pages. For a while I thought it was a ...
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Horizontal Position of Second Display Incorrect Mac OS X 10.8

A few years now, I've been using my MacBook (late 2008) with a secondary display (Samsung TV screen). Since a few weeks it's not working correctly. When I connect the screen, the desktop is extended, ...
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How to install mac on a new hard disk without a dvd or bootble usb

How can I prepare myself for installing MAC on a new hard disk. I am worried if someday I wake up and find my hard-disk has crashed then how can I re-install MAC on my new hard-disk. I know how to ...
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How to configure network shared folder permissions

I have setup a local shared folder between my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion) and my Desktop PC (Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit). On my Mac, the configuration looks like this: ...
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Is there supposed to be a dev folder in OS X? [closed]

I have the latest version of Mountain Lion installed. I'm curious - is the dev folder only supposed to be on a system in the developer version of the OS, or is it in all versions?
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Why is windows 8 - 32 bit that is running through Virtual box on mac is not using/showing the specified RAM?

I have upgraded ram of my macbook pro to 16gb and I am running virtual box to run windows 8-32 bit. In settings, I have assigned 8192 mb of RAM but when I run windows and check the properties of my ...
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How can I make OS X use the keystrokes that I wake it with as the log-in password?

When I am waking my computer from sleep (or just from having the screen turned off after not having used it for a while) first the screen comes on, and then it asks for my password, and then I can ...
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iMac version 10.8.5 keychain isn't working and I didn't send the backup keychain to Apple

`How can we get into the computer without the usernames and passwords?What if there's an administration reset/backup keychain set and I can't remember what that is. I've tried every old password and ...
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Can't run postfix on Mountain Lion due to missing system_user_maps.db

When I start postfix, I see in /var/log/system.log the following error: error: open database /etc/postfix/system_user_maps.db: No such file or directory How should this file be created so that ...
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Should I wait for OS X Mavericks [closed]

I'm developing with XCode, but just realized the newest version requires that I upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, which I am quite against as I don't need the (useless!) features. The upgrade itself is ...
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How to select a text box in Adobe Acrobat XI professional in order to copy it?

I running Adobe Acrobat Professional on a Macintosh OSX Mountain Lion. Recently, I upgraded from version X to version XI. Under the old version X, I could select a text box by clicking on it and ...
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What causes commands to print on first line in Terminal.app on Mac OS X 10.8?

Every time I execute a command in Terminal.app, the command prints in the beginning of the first output line like this: > ls lsfile1 file2 file3 This only happens in Terminal.app, iTerm.app for ...
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apachectl not working on OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm attempting to restart my Apache instance on OS X (Mountain Lion). The command: sudo apachectl restart does nothing. Neither does sudo apachectl stop as well - I can run the stop, then still ...
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OS X terminal displays question mark over directory icon

When I load a new instance of the terminal, the window's title bar displays a question mark over the current folder directory icon. Notably, this doesn't happen when the wi-fi is turned off. Is the ...
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Time command not behaving correctly

I am having a weird problem with the time command. When I try and run $ time rspec spec It should return Finished in 15.78 seconds 75 examples real 0m22.334s user 0m17.952s sys 0m2.643s ...
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How can I run Dropbox on Mac OS X Mountain Lion without logging in?

I'm using Dropbox to sync files to my web site, which is running on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Problem is, if I am not logged in, Dropbox isn't running and as a result any changes I make to my web site ...
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Automate python script mac

I want to set up a python script to run every weekday(not sunday and saturday) on my mac OSX 10.8.4. From what I have found so far, it looks like I want to use cron. But before I do something horrible ...
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OS X Mountain Lion as Guest OS in VirtualBox on a Host with OS X Mountain Lion

I've got: A legal copy of "Install OS X Mountain Lion.app" An Intel Mac laptop (2012) with OS X Mountain Lion installed An up-to-date VirtualBox installation I'd like to install Mountain Lion as a ...
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Terminal not allowing single quotes

For some reason when I paste text into terminal it strips out single quotes. I also can't type single quotes. Double quotes seem to work fine. I don't have any problems with other programs AND when I ...
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Opening a .img file on a MAC OSX

I have a few videos that are .img and are not getting mounted on my Mac. It says File Not Recognised. The same files always mounted on my Windows 7 using Daemon Tools, but it is not working on the ...