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403 Forbidden on OS X with symbolic link

I just upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to find that my web server setup was ruined by the upgrade. I managed to get PHP and Apache back up and running, but I still do not have my old setup from ...
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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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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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Word 2011 Envelope Mail Merge button is greyed out. Why

Steps to reproduce: Launch Word Create a New Document Display the "Mail Merge Manager" from the Tools menu Under "Select Document Type", click "Create New", select "Envelopes..." Stare in disbelief ...
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How can I make sure an app registers with Mountain Lion's Notification Center?

I own two Macs with an identical set of apps that both have the latest version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2). On one Mac, many of these apps register with Notification Center (NC). On the other, many do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make Mac think I inserted a CD/DVD

I'm setting up Boot Camp to install Windows. I already created the bootable thumb drive via Boot Camp to install Windows, but I want to bypass the window that asks to insert a CD/DVD into the ...
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X11 and Mountain Lion: how to use MacPorts xorg-server?

OK, so X11 is not included in Mountain Lion anymore. That's OK, no biggie. Everyone everywhere says to go get the XQuartz packages for X11. I'm a developer, though, and have a ton of software managed ...
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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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Passwordless SSH not working with Mountain Lion

We are using Backuppc in our little office, with a mix of Windows 7 PC's and some users using their Macbooks. Backuppc is sitting on a server running Ubuntu 12.04.2. Passwordless ssh is working fine ...
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Replace MacBook screen with an external display

I have a unibody macbook running OSX 10.8. I wondered how feasible it would be to use an external monitor instead of the built-in display. I am not talking about plugging in a 2nd monitor (this is ...
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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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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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dseditgroup not returning error but not removing user from group

I am following instructions written by someone else to harden an OS X box. One requirement is to made sure certain system-defined groups have no users in them. For this example I will use _ard, but ...
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OS X Server - Networked home directories become locked after a time

In our infrastructure, we are running OS X 10.8 clients, with networked home directories. The homedirs are served from OS X Server 10.8 via AFP. Every so often (I haven't figured out the exact ...
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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 do I copy a the OS X DVD that came with my Mac using a Windows machine?

Even with a clean install of Mountain Lion on an internal SSD, 8 GB of RAM, saving the ISO image to the internal SSD and two different brands (Verbatim & Titan) of unused dual layer DVD+R discs, ...
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How do I change the lock screen image on OS X?

To lock my Mac, I hit Ctrl-Shift-Eject, which puts my display to sleep. When I get turn it on again it asks me log back in and displays the current image in the desktop cycle as a background. I would ...
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Is there something wrong with this launchd plist? Not working, but no error shows up in logs

I've tried this plist file in both /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons but neither seem to work. I can run the shell script it's supposed to call from the command line and it works fine. ...
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I want to see what processes do most of disk writes in Mac OS X

I run Mac OS X 10.8.2 and I want to find out what processes do most of disk writes. Ideally, I would like to see a complete report for a period of say 10 hours, with sorted data showing top ...
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Choosing Specific Files from Time Machine After Reformat

I had been using Time Machine for full back-ups of my MacBook Pro for a couple of years. Today, I reformatted my internal drive with the intention of building it up piece by piece, so I opted to NOT ...
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Configure SSH client to use different ports in Mac OS X

I have a .ssh/config file configured to connect to different servers with SSH: ### # Identity files ### IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_dsa_home IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_dsa_github IdentityFile ...
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Cant exit fullscreen mode for app in OS X Mountain Lion

I think I've entered fullscreen with a program called BBEdit. The background turns into the one seen on the screenshot below, and I lose all other windows and, my dock etc. How can I exit this? ...
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(new) Macbookair freezing for minutes, roughly 5 times per day, mouse movable - what could be the source of the issue?

Below the output of the console. I made the start and endpoint of the freeze bold. Do you have any idea what could be the source? 06.09.13 19:30:49,000 kernel[0]: sav: ...
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In OS X 10.8.4 what are the standand user accounts that should be in directory utility

I believe I have some malware or virus on my os x 10.8 computer. I need to know what the list of user accounts and groups are the ones that come on a standard install of Mountain Lion in the Open ...
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Mac OS X: file associations keep changing (though reverting it manually)

For some time now I'm experiencing an annoying behavior under Mountain Lion: While doing my daily work, the programs to open a file keep changing. For example, opening a PDF is switched to Adobe ...
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Bootcamp both Windows 8 and Windows 7 on OS X Mountain Lion

I currently have Windows 8 installed via Bootcamp 4(?) via Mountain Lion. I'd like to also install Windows 7. Is there a way to do multiple bootcamp's - what is the best way to go about this?
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Can an OSX server handle windows account administration and file storage?

I want a server and I have a contract with a business to set up a network with the current systems and a new Mac Pro. I have used OS X server before but not for a while so I need to know: Can I set ...
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Unable to drag and drop between desktops using Parallels 8

I have Parallels Desktop 8 installed on my Lion mac mini. My VM in parallels is Mountain lion. I seem to be unable to drag and drop files from one desktop to another. I tried reinstalling Parallels ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - See unread notification badge in menu bar or Notification Center icon

Is there a way to show a badge or to highlight the notification center icon where there are unread notifications? A program, an app, anything that do this! A badge on the Notification Center icon or ...
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How to open Preview with no documents

I am using Preview on Mountain Lion (10.8.2). I opened a PDF in Preview and searched in it. Now whenever I open anything in Preview, it opens the PDF and the search always shows spinning on the ...
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Non-US Keyboard and CMD + SHIFT + 7

I have a Swiss keyboard and in many (developer-based) programs I get a conflict with one of my favorite shortcuts: Cmd + Shift + 7 or Cmd + /. I use this to set the focus to every OSX application's ...
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Multiple commands using a .command script at launch

I'm trying to figure out why this command script isn't working. killall Google\ Chrome; open /Application/Google\ Chrome.app -args --disable-restore-session-state . I am trying to kill any ...
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Chrome address bar font just changed (OSX)

The font used by the address bar just changed and it's bugging me, wondering if anyone might know how to reset it. I tried creating a new profile and it's the same. My other copies of Chrome (Canary ...
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Mac OS 10.8.4 and Excel

I am trying to delete everything after the "," on each cell in a column of email addresses. For example: jonsmith@hotmail.com,2013-08-06 13:27:53,bounced sallyfield@google.com,2013-02-06 ...
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Automator - Set Selected Folder Path as Variable

I'm trying to setup an Automator service that would download a list of URLs to the currently selected folder, or wherever the service was ran from. The only problem is I don't see how I would go about ...
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Zip images in directory

I have a directory of directories. Each directory contains ~100 images. I want to create a zip for each directory. How can I do that?
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Can the Mac OS X Server Contacts feature hold my customers contacts informations?

Mounting a Mac Os X domain for a very active but small-in-size company. We would like to centralize our clients/customers'contacts as a kind of database. That is what we thought we could do with the ...
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Accessing MacOS X clipboard from

I'd like to access the system clipboard in Mountain Lion as a register in vim. The vim that comes with Mountain Lion is built with -xterm_clipboard shown in vim --version. Homebrew has a formula for ...
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Can I use cron or launchd to run a bash script without being logged in?

I'd like to have a simple bash script run (regardless of whether anyone is logged in or not) akin to putting it in /etc/cron.daily/ on Linux, but on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4. If it's possible, ...
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Changed my user directory name in /Users without being root and permissions are messed up

I tried changing the name of the directory back, but when logging back into the old user the files weren't picked up. So now I have all my files and programs on a new user but I don't have permission ...
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trying to find out if there is a command similar to “ditto”

I know if I want to in a sense merge one directory into another without over writing everything in there using ditto. But now I am trying to see if there is a way I can compare both directories. ...
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Valgrind installation errors on OSX 10.8

Hi so I've been trying to Valgrind on mountain lion. I followed the instructions on valgrind's webpage: http://valgrind.org/docs/manual/dist.install.html As well as the instructions on this blog: ...
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How to change screen resolution on OS X

I am a noob to OS X (coming from Ubuntu/Centos) and am unable to locate the system settings app used for selecting resolution. I looked at the "displays" and it was not there. I am using Mountain Lion ...