Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the 7th version of Mac OS X released on August 28th, 2009.

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How can I input utf-8 symbols in telnet client on OS X?

I am using OSX 10.6.8 and telnet via terminal. I can input russian (utf8) symbols in terminal, but when i use telnet, i can see russian symbols, but cannot input them (instead of "тест" i get ...
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Change permissions for multiple files at once on OS X?

I moved thousands of images from iPhoto to another user account, and now I don't have permission to view some of the images. So, I ask: Is there a way change the permissions for multiple files on OS ...
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OSX Automator Spotlight Comments

(From OSX 10.6.8) I would like to set up an Automator workflow that adds ( "Archived" + Current Date ) to a root folder/files and all files/subfolders' spotlight comments EXCEPT where an "Archived" ...
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I only have permission to add files to download and document folder

All folders I add files to except for download and documents gives me a message saying I don't have permission. I tried manually changing the permissions chmod and it still gives me trouble. Can ...
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Find camera connected to Macintosh in Terminal?

Is it possible use the Terminal on Mac (OS X 10.6.8) to find a camera (Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS in this case) connected via USB? This camera does not show up in the Finder as a mounted drive. Where/How ...
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http://localhost/ now working in browser mac

in snow leapord machine http://localhost/ isn't working through browser. But when I ping http://localhost/ I do get successful replies PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ...
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Can I Run XCode 4.3.X without OSX 10.7 Lion?

I cannot upgrade my Macbook to OSX 10.7 (Lion) but would like to have XCode 4.3 as I am now running iOS 5.1 and will soon be looking at iOS 6 ... and XCode 4.2 does not allow me to work with iOS 5.1 ...
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Keyboard shortcut (or permanent setting) for fitting column width to longest filename in OS X?

I use the OS X Finder feature to expand/fit the column width to the longest filename a lot -- by double-clicking the two vertical bars at the bottom of the column border (in Snow Leopard) or the ...
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Why can't my system can't find 'npm' (Node Package Manager)

I'm trying to use npm (Node Package Manager) on my OSX Snow Leopard. npm is installed in /usr/local/bin/ It's in $PATH (set in .bashrc) but when I'm logged in as a general user it can't be found, ...
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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Bash mine script, please [closed]

The script, in and of its self, is fairly self-explanatory. Can this script be further improved? First iteration was writ upon OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, current iteration was run upon OS X 10.6.4 Snow ...
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Copy an existing OS X install from another drive

I just bought a new solid state drive, and I'd like to copy all of the files and setup from my current Mac OS X hard drive onto it. What is the best way to do this? I have a 1TB external hard drive, ...
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Cannot upgrade to Lion using DVD

When I first setup my MBP on 10.6 I made a lot of newb mistakes, and was unable to get Ruby on Rails to install, amongst a lot of other things. Because of this, I decided to backup everything on to a ...
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Can't boot off USB drive in OS X 10.6.8

I'm trying to boot off of a thumb drive which has an OS X recovery image but am unable to get it to be recognized. I'm pretty sure the USB stick is written correctly (GUID partition table, Mac OS ...
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Simple way to open Port for Transmission for a Mac Snow Leopard

I am a complete noob when it comes to TCP/IP, but would like to open up my port for the Transmission bit torrent client on Snow Leopard Mac. Also, I am based in the UK if that has any relevance.
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EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0) … unsuccessful

I installed VMware-workstation-full-8.0.0-471780 and created a new virtual machine with OS X 10.6.6 with 4 GB RAM 1 Processor 40 GB Hard Disk (SCSI) and General: Guest Operating system: Apple ...
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Install Snow Leopard Server on a Virtual Machine on a Mac Mini Server

I have a working Mac Mini Server with Snow Leopard. I want to upgrade it to Lion, but there's some critical legacy software that doesn't work on Lion, so I figured I'd install a copy of the same ...
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Is there a way to make the current active application stand out on OSX?

I've just switched to a double-display configuration, and I still make mistakes regarding which is the current active (focused) application. Is there a way to get the active window to be highlighted? ...
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iPhoto 7 - upgrade to Snow Leopard -> no video playback

iPhoto 7.1.5 - working faithfully in 10.4 and 10.5, suddenly has forgotten how to play video after an upgrade to 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Apple's solution for iPhoto 08 is to install a newer version of ...
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Sounds and music not working in one user account

On my Mac, in one user account (I use several) I don't get any sound in videos or when playing music. The system signal sounds (like when turning volume up) are working. Everything else is normal ...
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OSX - what would cause a d.txt file to contain all my Terminal history to appear in my homedir?

I was working when I noticed a file in my homedir called d.txt. It contained all of my iPython work I'd been doing in the last hour or so. Is this something that my Terminal app did, or something that ...
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Launchd WatchPaths does not respond to changes but only mounted files and disks

I'm running Snowleopard 10.6.8 on a Macmini server and I want this server to execute a script whenever a file or folder is inserted/edited or deleted from a specified folder. Since I'd like this ...
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Changing OS X 10.6.8 mouse pointer

I wish to know if there is any way to change OS X 10.6.8 cursor. I want to change it to "Hello Kitty" cursor, don't ask why, not my mac:) Is it possible? How? What kind of cursor files are accepted?
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Change OS X partition to Mac OS Extended Journaled without reformatting?

I have a machine running OS X 10.5.8, and am upgrading it to Snow Leopard, and then Lion. Snow Leopard requires a Journaled partition, but the partition the OS is running on now is Mac OS Extended — ...
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New to Mac, can't delete files from NTFS drive

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to use USB under OS X on my iMac. I have just got my first ever iMac and am frustrated with using my USB drive. I had previously converted this drive's ...
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Change Pseudo-Function Keys to Show/Hide Application

On my macbook air, the F5 key is un-assigned. So in Sparrow I set that key to hide/show Sparrow. Basically I have a dedicated F key to look at my inbox then hide it again to go back to my work. My ...
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Disable logout after x minutes in OSX 10.6.8

Every time we change the setting on an iMac running 10.6.8 to not log out after X number of minutes the preference seems to reset to log out after 55 minutes. We don't want the computer to log out as ...
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How to create .profile file and where it should be saved

Iam very new to Mac OS X 10.6.2 ,i want to create java_home and path. I find that those will be defined in .profile file, how can i create it and where should it be created.
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Self Built MacVim on OSX 10.6 doesn't open a GUI window

I've noticed the MacVim downloads page has stopped uploading pre-compiled snapshots for OSX 10.6 (only 10.7 is supported now, with 10.6 considered LEGACY). I'm still using 10.6 and wanted to build it ...
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Make and Xcode for OS X Snow Leopard

I have OS X Snow Leopard and I need install make (this exists in Xcode). I don't have the DVD to install though. On the Xcode page I don't find an old version of Xcode. How I can get an old ...
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Mac OS X change of modifier keys depending on current application

I would like to swap the control key with the command key, but only while in a given application. I saw this but it works globally. This seems also to work on a global level, although I am not as ...
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how do you clear apple/mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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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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Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: Mac OSX when installing ImageMagick

I am trying to install imagemagick and on my snow leopard MacOSX with homebrew. when i run: sudo brew install imagemagick it breaks at this point with the following error log. ld: warning: ...
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Edit .bash_profile in OS X

How do I edit the bash_profile? I've tried using the command chflags but it shows the error [Error writing. Bash_profile: Operation not permitted] I'm using OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
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How can I prevent all windows of an app coming to the front when switching?

Let's say I have applications A and B running, with windows A1, A2, B1, B2. On Windows, I can switch to B1, then A1, and see the two side by side. On Mac (Snow Leopard), when I switch to A1, it also ...
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Blank Terminal (no response) on Mac

I've seen numerous cases of this all over the internet, and the solution is (optionally: Do _ and then) reboot. The reboot is the only necessary step, but I'd like to remove that step (find the root ...
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How to remove leading whitespace from file and folder names?

How to remove leading whitespace from file and folder names? (I'm running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.) As provided below by @Lri I was able to remove trailing whitespace using this: #!/bin/bash ...
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OSX AFP authentication

I've enabled file sharing (AFP) on my iMac so that I can access it via our MacBook. I've also created a directory ~/shared/family that I have shared to specific user accounts. When I use the Finder ...
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OS X Can't Access Netatalk Shares

In my home network, I have a server running Ubuntu 10.4, configured to share files to my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Netatalk and Avahi. It was working like a charm until one day it ...
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Adjust base volume on a MacOSX

Currently when using headphones on my MacBook Pro the volume goes from completely silent at 0 bars fairly loud at 1 bar (6%) very loud at 2 bars (13%) and everything above is painful. (Unless I for ...
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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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Spotlight calculator doesn't work (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)

In the last few days the spotlight's calculator doesn't work. It will search and return results, but not the numerical one. I found only several references to this type of problem, all dealing with ...
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How to prevent a .command file from showing window when it runs on OSX Lion?

If you have a .command file on your desktop containing say a Terminal command that it runs when you double click it, is there anyway to either (1) prevent the window that pops open when you run it, or ...
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How to run bash_profile function from desktop alias .command file on OSX Lion?

Ok, so I have this great little function in my bash_profile which works great when I call it from Terminal (it opens a new firefox window instead of new tab): function firefoxNewWindow() { ...
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I have a Windows 7 desktop and an OSX laptop. My keyboard, mouse, monitor are plugged into desktop. Can I switch them for use with the laptop?

As the question states, I would like a way to quickly switch (from software) between my laptop and desktop. The laptop is a Snow Leopard macbook, and the desktop is a Windows 7 machine. How can I ...
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How do I stop this message?

I’m on a Mac running OS X 10.6.x and I’m seeing this launchd error message repeated constantly in Console.app: How can I stop this error message? 3/3/12 3:35:03.002 PM ...
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Remove Auto mount of linux drive/partition on Snow Leopard

I have a Snow Leopard + CentOS dual boot system setup. When I log in to Snow Leopard, it tells me that it is unable to mount the disk that i have just inserted. It is referring to my centos ...
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Minimizing the toolbar in MacVim on OSX Lion

In previous versions of OS X it was possible to minimize the top toolbar of most applications due to a small button in the top right of the window. In Lion however it seems that this has been replaced ...
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Can ping router and websites, but cannot load all webpages on Mac OS X 10.6.8

So this peculiar problem has started on my Mac running OS X 10.6.8. Every time I open Opera/Safari/Google Chrome to surf the web, certain web pages do not open. Google.com opens after a 20-25 second ...