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Where is SVN on OS X Mountain Lion?

I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and found out SVN is no longer present. I use Netbeans 6.9.1 in conjunction with Apache's SVN. How can I get it back and working?
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How do I start apache in OSX Mountain Lion / Mavericks?

OSX Mountain Lion removed the GUI for web sharing, but apache is still installed. How do I start and stop the service? How do I get the service to automatically launch on startup?
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How do I switch between Java 7 and Java 6 on OS X 10.8.2?

I am using Java SE 7 to program simple games for windows and mac, but I have to switch to java 6 to run games such as Minecraft on my computer. This used to work just fine before I updated to Mac OS X ...
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Why can't I block Facebook using /etc/hosts on Mountain Lion?

It worked for a while in the old configuration, but then stopped working for some reason. Here is my /etc/hosts file from my Mountain Lion MacBook Air: 127.0.0.1 reddit.com www.reddit.com 127.0.0.1 ...
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Mountain Lion Switcher (Cmd+Tab) not showing all apps

I've upgraded to Mountain Lion yesterday and everything is working great except for one thing that's really really annoying, When I press Cmd+Tab, I get the regular switcher, but only some of the ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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How do you get loopback addresses other than 127.0.0.1 to work on OS X

According to everything I read, the entire 127.x.x.x subnet should loopback. However, on my Mac, I can only ping 127.0.0.1 I know I've done this before (though possibly on another OS) and has come ...
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How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X?

How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?
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Can I download the OS X Mountain Lion update and share it with my family?

I have purchased and downloaded the 4 GB Mountain Lion update. Can I burn this to a DVD and share it around with my family? Is it locked to my Apple ID or anything?
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How do I configure custom URL handlers on OS X?

I've been reading a lot online about custom URL handlers / custom protocol handlers such as: Launching External Applications using Custom Protocols under OSX OS X URL handler to open links to local ...
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Remove Applications from Location Services in Security & Privacy on Mac OS X 10.8

I wanted to remove applications from location services in the security and privacy settings on MaC OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. (The apps were still listed even though they were uninstalled.) I found the ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 VPN Server: Bypass VPN for LAN traffic (routing LAN traffic to secondary connection)

I have somewhat of an odd setup for a VPN server with OS X Mountain Lion. It's essentially being used as a bridge to bypass my company's firewall to our extranet connection - certain things our team ...
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Where does OS X Mountain Lion store Notes data?

Any idea about where OS X Mountain Lion stores Notes data? Is there a way that I can recover lost Notes?
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Disable Mountain Lion Dictionary Gesture

Ever since Lion I've been using Better Touch Tool in order to have the three finger tap gesture trigger a middle click. Now, in Mountain Lion, Apple has changed the in-line dictionary definition ...
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What are “Paste Item Exactly” and “Duplicate Exactly” in Finder?

While holding Opt and Shift, the Finder menu items Duplicate and Paste Item become Duplicate Exactly and Paste Item Exactly. These require administrator permissions. How are they different from the ...
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Can't boot to Windows installed on the second drive in MacBook Pro

I have a mid-2012 15" non-retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion. I have a 256 GB SSD in place of the original drive and an OptiBay in place of the optical drive where I put the original 500 GB Toshiba ...
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OS X Keychain Won't Stop Popping Up

The OS X Keychain keeps on popping up on my Mountain Lion Macbook. As soon as I log into my user/admin account, I'm assaulted by three Keychain prompts, one after the other: Messages Agent wants to ...
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In OS X is there a way to assign an application window to a specific monitor?

I know that with OS X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) applications can be assigned to specific Spaces/Desktops. With my laptop I daily connect and disconnect from an external monitor. When I ...
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Finder/Quick Look Malfunction after 10.8 OS upgrade

I upgraded to 10.8 and cannot shake this issue at all. I process image files daily as part of my work. For some reason only since my upgrade to 10.8, at some point Finder cannot preview any image ...
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OS X Mountain Lion terminal tab name + open a new tab in the same directory

1) In Mountain Lion, through Preferences, you can change the setting of Terminal so that a new tab can be opened in the same directory as the opening tab. (i.e. if I am at ~/workspace and I open a new ...
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Hosts file on Mountain Lion stopped working suddenly

I have used my hosts file (located in /private/etc/hosts) several months to block distracting websites during the work day. This worked all well until now. Today it suddenly stopped working. Some ...
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How to prevent password popup everytime for changing network configuration in OS X Mountain Lion?

I have a few network scripts that I used under OS X Lion that automatically created a ssh connection and then changed network configuration on my local machine to run traffic through the ssh tunnel. ...
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How to fix the scrollbars in Mac

Recently the scroll bars in all my applications on mac are growing larger when I hover over them and then covering the last item in lists (like Finder). Does anyone know how to turn this option off or ...
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Mac firewall blocking nginx (port 80) from external side

I installed nginx using ports and started it with sudo. Accessing the nginx welcome page from localhost works perfectly, however accessing it from an external computer fails. Doing an nmap on the ...
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How to open a window in current space using Mountain Lion?

Let's say I have Evernote open in space 2 and while in space 1, I would like to click in the dock or switch (using keyboard) to evernote and have it (evernote) open in space 1. Any idea? Previously I ...
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Upgrade to OSX Lion cannot connect to TV with HDMI cord?

I recently upgraded to Lion and now I can't connect to my TV with an HDMI cord. I need to be able to transfer webpages on my iMac on to a tv. If i upgrade to mountain lion does anyone know if this ...
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How to get rEFInd working with FileVault 2 on OSX 10.8

I installed rEFInd on my new Macbook Air which I planned on using to do a duel boot to linux, but prior to installing linux, I decided to encrypt my drive. I knew I was going to do this, so I had ...
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Mac won't boot into safe mode

Mac boots fine normally, except when in safe mode. Holding down shift when booting gets me to the progress bar on the grey screen. Progress bar gets about half way before mac reboots. I modified ...
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Command Line SSH restart Mac OSX Mountain Lion

How can I restart the SSH service via the command line on Mac OSX Mountain Lion please? Using ps aux | grep 'ssh', I was able to deduce that the process is most likely /usr/sbin/sshd. From here I ...
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How to install rvm on Mac OS x 10.8.x. rvm: command not found after rvm installation

I downloaded command line tools for Mac OSx. Checked for git version. Then tried to install rvm: MacBook-Pro:~ Tom$ curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable % Total % Received % Xferd ...
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Planning on a SSD, bought Mountain Lion. What should I do?

I own a MBP 13" mid 2009 running Snow Leopard. Now, I just bought Mountain Lion and haven't installed it yet. I am planning to get a new SSD to replace my optical drive. Here's the process that I ...
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How to remove xcode warning in macports?

I have this warning in macports: Romans-iMac:~ holms$ sudo port -v install nginx +ssl Error: Error: No valid Xcode installation is properly selected. Error: Please use xcode-select to select an ...
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How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?

I plugged my USB flash memory stick into a Mac and it gained some unwanted hidden folders. (See the question Prevent MacOS from making .* and ._* files for prevention.) I'd now like to remove these ...
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Emacs fullscreen on Mountain Lion without Toolbar

The newest version (24.3) of Emacs.app includes support for Mountain Lion's fullscreen. However, even after disabling the toolbar (tool-bar-mode 0), the space for the toolbar is not used by Emacs, it ...
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How to auto-arrange/clean-up files for ALL folders in OSX Mountain Lion

I have figured out how to make folders auto arrange their contents. This is achieved in Finder->View->Show View Options (or cmd+J). From the newly opened window, setting the arrange by dropdown will ...
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Triple boot WIndows 7, Windows 8, and Mountain Lion on Macbook Pro

Ok, So I have a bit of a unique situation here I could use some help on. I've modded my summer 2011 MBPro to have 2 harddrives by replacing the optical drive. OSX Mountain Lion is installed on a ...
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Can't assign to PS1 on OS X bash

I'm trying to set up PS1 so it displays the branch name on git: user.name:some/repo (master) $ However, nothing I do seems to work. Even when I just try assigning to PS1 directly, it doesn't work: ...
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Can you use AirPlay to show an extended desktop?

I just installed Mountain Lion and it has the new AirPlay Mirroring feature. Is there an option to extend the desktop, as you would with a second monitor, instead of mirroring?
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Permanently reject Bluetooth pairing request

There's some keyboard device that attempts to pair with my iMac about every 30 seconds. The reject button only removes it temporarily. Same with the disconnect. Discoverable is already off for the ...
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OSX Mountain Lion logs out after login

I open the lid of the laptop and the computer wakes up. I fill in my password and log in. I'm shown the desktop for a second and then the screen goes black. I then have to hit a key or two to wake ...
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Mac Joining Active Directory Still Prompts For Authentication

My Mac is joined to an Active Directory domain. What I expected to see was the same ease of access to file shares and internal websites that Windows computers joined to the domain experience (i.e., no ...
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How do I install GCC 4.7.2 on OS X 10.8?

How do I install GCC 4.7.2 on OS X 10.8? I don't care about keeping the Xcode version of "GCC", I just need GCC 4.7.2
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How to explore more defaults write tweaks on OS X?

I would like to explore some new tweaks which can be done by the "defaults write" command in OS X(ML). What can I do to find them out myself rather than hunting online for known tweaks?
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How To Keep Wi-Fi On Even When Your Mac Sleeps?

Whenever I want to download something which is over a gigabyte, I leave my computer, so the download could happen smooth and fast, but that's not to be, when my computer goes to sleep, and the Wi-Fi ...
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How do I back out of sudo privileges in OS X

Is there a command to de-elevate the user from sudo permissions after I execute a command such as sudo pmset sleep 0 so that when I try to execute another sudo command it asks for my password again? ...
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Cannot auto-update Google Chrome anymore (error: 12) - OS X 10.8.2

"Update server not available (error: 12)" This is what I get when I check for updates in Chrome - About Google Chrome. I tried the official solution which did not work: ...
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Where is safari cache folder in Mountain Lion?

I want to search for some cached MP3 files in the cache folder but cannot find it... I've searched online for 10mins but the result I got is all about how to clear cache. I want to know where is the ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - make windows “Always on Top”

Searching online, I can only find references to Afloat, which doesn't seem to work on Mountain Lion. Surely something like this must exist?
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Accessing the Unix environment from emacs and Cocoa apps in OS X Mountain Lion

I use emacs on my mac, I install the Cocoa version of emacs using homebrew. One problem is that in order to see the "Unix path" I had to replicate my path from .profile to .MacOSX/environment.plist I ...
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On a Mac, how do I use the 'special' keyboard keys on a non-Apple keyboard?

On a Mac, there are special keys to adjust the brightness, show Mission Control, go to the previous/next song, and adjust the volume. In the System Preferences, there is the ability to set the ...