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 to use PHP scripts?

I found a script for converting m3 files (3D models used in Starcraft 2) to obj files, but I do not know how to use it. All the information I got was "Well, here is the script.", so I cannot really ...
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Where to find the .bashrc file on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion?

I want to install rvm on my Snow Leopard machine. It says I need to add a line to my .bashrc file (I'm using bash) but where is my .bashrc file?
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How do you create a working Hard Link in OSX?

Ok, this has me banging my head. In OS X, to create a hard link, in a terminal window, you're supposed to be able to just type this... ln a.txt b.txt ...and this should create a hard link from ...
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Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect

I have an iMac with the latest version of Snow Leopard on it. I have a NAS drive and a Windows machine that both show up in the Finder's 'Shared' section. However, if I click on them, Finder says ...
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Change iTerm2 window and tab titles in zsh

I want to label the window tabs of terminal sessions. I'm using the zshell in iterm2 on OSX. Is it possible to change the label of a window tab dynamically in the terminal?
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How to change default ulimit values in Mac OS X 10.6?

Mac OS X limits number of processes to 266 and open files to 256. Sometimes this is problem; 256 open files and 266 processes aren't that much. How it's possible to change default ulimit values in ...
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Enable SSH access to my DD-WRT router TP LINK WR1043ND

I would like to copy to the tmp directory on my router, and do not know how to enable SSH to access it. I am connected to it via LAN and am running OSX Snow Leopard 10.5.6.
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Why can't I take a screenshot on my second monitor on my Mac?

Whenever I attempt to take a screenshot on the second monitor, it fails silently. Is this possible, or do I have to move whatever I want to take a picture of onto the first monitor? Using Snow ...
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How to route certain applications through a VPN and others to use my 'standard' connection in OSX 10.6?

I am currently working abroad and use my company's VPN for FTP and some browsing. This is a relatively slow connection and while it is suitable for those VPN necessities; much of my other internet ...
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MKV to M2TS muxer for Snow Leopard

I currently use the tsMuxeR for Windows within a VM on my Mac to mux MKV to M2TS to play on my PS3. tsMuxeR currently doesn't have a version that works with Snow Leopard, and I have not had any luck ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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DMG mounting warning message says “it may make computer less secure or cause other problems”

When I try to open a DMG file I get this: I'll just transcript the image: There may be a problem with this disk image. Are you sure you want to open it? Opening this disk image may make ...
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Can I run Skyrim on Mac with Bootcamp with my machine?

Here's the situation: I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2. My Mac looks like this: V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA ...
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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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Per application volume settings: possible on Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

Is it possible to set per-application volume levels under Mac OS X? I would like to be able to turn the volume down on Entourage for new emails, but leave everything else at a pleasant level, ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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Spotlight Infinite Indexing issue (external data drive)

This is an external drive, formerly a boot drive which is now in use only to access music files (sibelius, audio, midi, live, logic etc.) without transferring the data into a new boot system, partly ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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Enable trackpad tap-to-click in BootCamp on 1st-gen (non-multi-touch) MacBook?

Apparently, the trackpad driver in later model MacBooks (those with multi-touch trackpads) has trackpad tap-to-click support. Is there any way to enable this in Boot Camp on a first-generation ...
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Reset Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) File Permissions — All Files

Is there a script or process completely reset all file system file permissions to factory default? (Less restoring from a image backup or reinstalling the OS). I’ve affected all files from / to ...
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Aventail VPN connection doesn't work

I installed the Aventail VPN client on both the Mac and a Windows 7 machine, both on my home network. When I try to connect one or the other (I make sure one is disconnected before connecting through ...
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Java compiler error: Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor

I am trying to compile HelloWorld in Java under Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and I get this compiler error: java[51692:903] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor It happens ...
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iTunes video black screen until select computer output

I don't remember this happening before, but now whenever I play any video in iTunes (podcast video, movie, TV show, iTunes extras stuff but the menus work) it just shows a black screen with the sound ...
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iWorks 09 displaying blank screen after downgrading OS X 10.10 to 10.6

I had to downgrade the OS X version of a friend's intel Mac after Appleworks 6 stop working after his grandson upgrade it to Yosemite. The friend has hundreds of Appleworks outline files typed ...
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Restore Snow Leopard Mac OS gestures

I haven't used a Mac since Snow Leopard (I am currently using Yosemite) but just got one for work and I was hoping to use the old gestures but cannot seem to get them to work. Is there any way to ...
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How to prevent spotlight from searching external hard drives

I have an external hard drive connected to my Macbook Pro that I always leave on. When I use spotlight to search for something, it always searches this drive. I don't want it to do this because ...
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How to print screen in Remote Desktop Client (RDS) on Mac OS X?

I'm using version 2.1.0 of Remote Desktop Client on my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6). How do I use the fn or cmd call to simulate a print screen on the remote system?
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Log of cron actions on OS X

Does the cron which comes with OS X log its actions anywhere? I'm not looking for output of any particular cron job, but rather log of what cron is doing. On a couple linux machines I've checked, ...
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How to uninstall Firebird from Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I’ve found this script from Paul Beach, but I want to know if there is a better way (maybe a script included in the installation).
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Capture desktop with FFMPEG on MacOSX 10.6.8

I tried to capture the desktop/screen-recording with this command ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i "1:0" out.mp4 this doesn't work because avfoundation is a framework on OSX >= 10.7 and my OS version is ...
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Routing connections through VPN based on hostname (not IP range)

This bugs me immensly. I need to connect to client's network through VPN. But I definitely do not want to send all the traffic through client's network so this option is out of question. What I need ...
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Custom Keyboard Shortcut to switch tabs in Photoshop on Mac

In Photoshop on Mac OS X I would like to program Command-Shift-[ and Command-Shift-] to switch between tabs (the different open files). I don't mind losing their functionality as Send-to-Front / ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBookPro2,2 running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Boot Camp?

The installation & setup guide says I need a MacBook Pro introduced in 2007 or later. I have a MacBook Pro introduced in October 2006. I have my Snow Leopard installation disk, and can obtain a ...
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Mac Network Authentication

I'm currently running an office of 60-70 individuals that run in and out, using about 20 computers. I'm looking to implement network authentication via any working method, and would like network ...
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How to retrieve the absolute path of an arbitrary file from the OS X

I'm looking for a simple command that can be used within Bash to find the absolute and canonicalized path to a file on an OS X (similar to `readlink -f' under Linux). The following sample bash ...
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Access localhost on Mac OS X from Parallels machine

i need to test my web site, running on a local Mac, under several browsers in Windows. I use Windows XP, installed in Parallels Desktop. It would be great, when i will be able to access my ...
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How to switch terminal to full screen in Mac OS X

Is there a way to go full screen with Terminal in Mac OS X Snow Leopard?
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MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
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How to make TimeMachine back up contents of any path or mounted volume

I keep different types of data in different encrypted sparsebundle images (say, one for each client) which automatically mount upon login but can't be opened by anybody other than myself. So, after ...
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Keep a window always on top in Mac OS X

In Linux I can right click on any window, and there is an option I can select to keep the window on top of other Windows. Does Mac OS X have this kind of functionality? If not, then is there some kind ...
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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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MacBook Pro Keyboard - How to Swap / Remap Keys?

I know this may be asked before in a different manner, but I still haven't really seen a solid answer. I'm hoping that providing these 2 specific needs will make it more clear. I specifically want 2 ...
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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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Application-specific default keyboard layout in Mac OS X

I know how to change the keyboard layout in general, but I want certain applications to always open with a specific layout, not the same for all of them. For example, I'd like Firefox to open with a ...
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How to spy on a Mac from a PC

I have a desktop running Windows 7 and a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. If someone is using my Macbook Pro, and from my Windows 7 machine I want to see what they see on their screen, is there a ...
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How can I upgrade iMac with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

I am on a 6-year-old iMac desktop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Apple’s app store download page gives me an unhelpful error message hinting that I may need to install software ...
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How can I run emacs for Mac OS X from command line so it opens up in the GUI emacs?

I have installed “Emacs for Mac OS X” on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.6. How can I run it from a command line to open a file? For example, when I do this: $ emacs aFile.txt It just uses the ...
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MacBook doesn't recognize WD My Book

I'm trying to connect a MacBook running Snow Leopard to a Western Digital My Book 512GB external hard drive. The laptop doesn't recognize the drive as being plugged in; it doesn't show up in finder or ...
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How to force Chrome to reload proxy configuration file?

I frequently move my laptop (OSX) between different wifi areas, but my home base has an ethernet connection and relies on my organisation's proxy.pac file. When reconnecting after a stint on the road, ...