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How to remove trailing whitespace from file extensions and folders snow?

How can I remove trailing whitespace from file extensions and folders in snow leopard ? Ideally I would be able to run a single command within a directory that would search and remove for all files ...
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Associate a file extension with an app in Snow Leopard

How do you associate a filetype with a certain application in Snow Leopard? Apparently this is different than the last 20 years of Mac operating systems because every article I find about Leopard or ...
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Deleting a single file from the trash in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

In earlier versions of Mac OS X one could delete a file from the trash by opening a terminal window and typing rm ~/.Trash/file_i_want_to_delete. See this previous post. Unlike earlier versions in ...
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DNS lookup fails but nslookup works

I have DNS lookup problems on my internal network. I'm using an internal DNS server with the IP 192.168.1.254. If I use nslookup everything works like it should: >hawk:~ user$ nslookup ...
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OS X Snow Leopard: Finder automator item for creating a new text file

how can I create a Finder automaton item that appears in 'Services' for creating a new text file inside a file folder? I use TextMate, so better if the solution is editor-agnostic (rather than using ...
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Can't Install Xcode on OS X Snow Leopard

I have tried 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 4.0.2, 4.2 etc and I get an install error immediately after providing credentials. I provide username, password. I am admin. Then I get The "Installation Failed" error: ...
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Will I be able to upgrade my Snow Leopard developer seed to final, or will I have to re-install?

I have been a developer for a long time. I am deciding when to just use Snow Leopard as my primary operating system, now or after it is released to the public. In the past I have always had a separate ...
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How do I force QuickTime to open on a second monitor?

When I launch a movie in QuickTime I'd like for it to always open up on my second display (not the default primary one). I'm actually opening the movie via AppleScript from iTunes so an applescript ...
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Logitech G5 2007 Edition with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 5th button not invoking Exposé

I'm using a Logitech G5 2007 Edition mouse with my Mac. I've had it since Tiger, and everything has worked fine. I use the 4th button (the back arrow button) to show all windows in Exposé and I use ...
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How Do I Keep Snow Leopard From Showing the Soft Keyboard When Asking for a Password?

Ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard on my Mac, it insists on showing me the soft keyboard when it asks for a password. It wouldn't be too bad if it dissappeared afterward, but no. It stays there ...
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Exposé in 10.6: When exposing “Application Windows”, how do you show only the windows in the current space?

In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, If you activate the "Application Windows" Exposé function, it will show all of that applications windows, whether they're in the current Space or not. Is there a way to ...
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Unmount a volume as soon as its inserted if its name is “XYZ”

I have a USB modem which is mounted as say XYZ(which contains the Dialer Software and Readme) when its inserted. In order to connect using it, I have to eject it and then connect it using ppp dialer. ...
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Can I do a fresh install of Snow Leopard from external DVD drive?

The optical drive in my macbook (aluminum late 2008) is broken totally. Instead of buying a new drive, I'm planning to install a SSD on that bay. I'll also buy an external DVD drive (connects with USB)...
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How to create a split tunnel VPN on OSX for Cisco VPN client?

How can I configure my VPN client on OSX as a split tunnel? I don't want all my traffic to travel over the (slow) VPN. Surely there must be a way to add a default route that bypasses the VPN. I am ...
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Is it possible to change the background behind the OS X login box screen saver unlock?

I have my Mac configured to require a password when it goes to sleep or when the screen saver comes on. When I wake it up I'm presented with a login box and the screen behind it is flat black. I would ...
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Does Mac OS X need an antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Anti Virus Software needed for a Mac (OS X); If so free solution? Should people running OS X get antivirus software?
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How Will Mac OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade Work?

I am relatively new to Mac OS X. I got my MacBook in January, and I have never experienced a new version of the operating system. I am wondering if I should simply upgrade my install to Snow Leopard. ...
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Can I write Japanese on my trackpad?

I see Mac OS 10.6 has a new Chinese character input via the trackpad. This looks really cool, but I can't find a detailed description of it, so I'm not sure if I can use it. Can I use it to enter ...
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Cannot delete attribute file in mac os X

Suddenly some *attributes files started to appeared in the trash folder of my mac os x (snow leopard). The problem is I can't delete them. // 1. See there is a file with an invalid name MAC:libs ...
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Better terminal program for Snow Leopard (OS X)

Does anybody know a better terminal program for snow leopard which allows for text editing? (i.e. jumping to a specific character without having to use the arrows to go one by one) etc..? thanks! ...
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Can the OS X unlock panel trigger a login hook similar to loginwindow?

I'd like to automatically run a shell script every time I authenticate onto my computer. However, all the info I can find about loginhook and Global LoginItems applies only when authenticating to "...
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iTunes OS X full system crash cont'd: is a bad media file the culprit? How do I isolate it?

THE ANSWER — NO SOLUTION It seems that this is a (hardware?) bug with the Intel iMacs and Mac Minis, as I discovered in this thread on Apple Support (which admittedly wasn't easy to find with that ...
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Create a local DNS TLD for development

I do a lot of web dev, mainly RoR and PHP, I've got a VMs which holds my dev environments and handling multiple clients on them is a pain. With PHP you just create a subdir, but with RoR it's a little ...
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Installing MacPorts on Snow Leopard

I installed MacPorts from the DMG package at http://www.macports.org/install.php After installing it I tried to use it and get this: dlopen(/opt/local/share/macports/Tcl/macports1.0/MacPorts.dylib, ...
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OS X resets Perferred Startup OS / Partition

So I bought a MacBook Pro and because I prefer it, and need it I have Windows 7(x64) installed using BootCamp. My problem is that on the rare occasions that I boot into OS X it changed OS X to be the ...
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Switch between Single and Dual-Monitor output

is there a way to switch between single and dual monitor view on my macbook pro running mac os x leopard? Maybe a shortcut or something? To be more detailed: I'm running mac os x on a laptop. ...
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X11.app (on SnowLeopard) won't start

Today I discovered that X11.app no longer works on my Mac. I'm not sure when this happened. I think it's been several weeks since I last used an X11 application. By "no longer works" I mean it does ...
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Snow Leopard not reading NTFS

I just upgraded a brand new Macbook Pro that I bought with 10.5 installed to Snow Leopard. After doing the upgrade I am trying to access NTFS partitions on my external hard drive but they are just ...
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Choose language for Mac OS X

When starting the program, among other things, it checks the Language and Text setting for Mac OS X and determines the language for work. "If the program supports language, standing first in the list, ...
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...
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How can I create a virtual disk/filesystem?

I'm testing an iPhone application and need to test its behaviour when storage space is low or the disk is full. This is fiddly to test on a device and ideally I'd like to be able to test with the ...
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Selectively routing traffic via ethernet or wifi, with proper DNS (Mac OS X 10.6)

When I'm at work, I access various intranet pages as well as the wider Internet through ethernet. However, the company LAN blocks some ports (e.g. Google Calendar). I can get to those through WiFi. So,...
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Snow Leopard on Core Duo

The first run of MacBook Pros have Core Duo processors, whereas all the ones after that have Core 2 Duos. Apple says Snow Leopard only requires an Intel processor, but will a first-gen MacBook Pro get ...
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Mac OS X in VirtualBox

I want to buy the MAC OS X operating system from Amazon and wanted to know if it can be install in VirtualBox with Linux as the host machine?
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Resizing Windows 7 bootcamp partition

I've installed Windows 7 on my Mac using bootcamp but stupidly only allocated it 25gb which isn't enough once I've installed Visual Studio and other stuff. I was able to shrink the Mac partition ...
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OSX - Disable keychain password prompts

How do I disable the OSX keychain password prompt? This machine is our local build server (running hudson). Everytime the automated build script runs code signing, the keychain pw prompt pops up and ...
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VMWare Fusion 2.0.6 no longer wants to load my VMs

The issue: VMware Fusion cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program and to access all directories it uses and rights to access all directories for ...
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Why are some files in ls -l on Mac OSX (Snow Leopard) tagged with “@”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the @ in ls -al mean? When doing an ls -l some files are tagged with "@" like this: -rw-r--r--@ 1 master staff 2074042 Feb 3 19:26 openssh-5.1p1-vs-openbsd....
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Sending ASCII characters on Mac USB/RS232 cable

I have a RS232C/USB cable to connect an electronic device to my iMac Intel (MacOSX SnowLeo 10.6.3). Is there a utility program that allows for sending ASCII characters on the USB port that the RS232C ...
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How to check hardware compatibility for Mac Mini before upgrading to Snow Leopard?

I am using a Mac Mini (having a light white logo – an older Mac Mini model). It is using Leopard 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to 10.6.8. I want to check is it possible to install? If it is possible, ...
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Cannot delete invisible files on OSX

I have no items on my desktop in finder. When I enter the "ls" command in terminal at my desktop, two mysterious invisible files pop up: ~$Revised_December_EOM_Report-2.xlsx ~$Revised December EOM ...
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Mac has wrong keyboard layout

I have a Mac mini with Snow Leopard installed. It have a blue tooth keyboard. This keyboard is a Swiss-German keyboard with all the necessary special characters on it. I have two problems with this ...
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How do I fix my dead keys in Snow Leopard?

My problem is whenever I type quotes on Snow Leopard 10.6.4, it waits for the next character typed, and turns it into another character instead of just typing quotes. example: [shift] + " a results ...
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How can I restore my Chrome search engine list after beta killed it?

So I have loads of keyword sites (>100) built into Chrome (8.0.552.231) in what it calls search engines even though most are actually simple keyword links and only a few actually search anything. I ...
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How to change disk image's default mount directory on osx

when I double click a disk image it mounts under /Volumes/image-volume-name. I want to change that for a specific image. I know that I can control the directory when mounting from a command line, but ...
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how to clear font cache in mac

After heavy manipulation with fonts, the font list (in word or photoshop) shows to me strange results. What is the best methods of clearing font cache in SnowLeopard? Regards, Avram.
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how can I monitor a folder for changes or activities?

I want to delete my macport folder but I'm not sure if there is something important in it. So my idea was to observe the folder a time. Is this possible?
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mod_rewrite problems in sandbox: Mac OSX 10.6.6 Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2 PHP/5.3.3

greetings earthlings, I develop sites on a mac and have been trying to get mod_rewrite to work unsuccessfully. I have it working at my hosting provider just fine but really need it local to test/...
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How to get an HP and Canon printer to work in Snow Leopard?

After installing Snow Leopard onto my Mac Pro, I found I was unable to print to either one of my printers, and HP LaserJet, or a Canon iR C3220-C1. So how do you get them to print again? I'm ...
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Command-A doesn't select text in several Mac OS X text edit fields

I'm trying to make my Mac follow behavior I know it must have done in the past where, when one presses ⌘ + A, it will select all the text. The problem has started recently and I think it might be ...