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Add a package(RPM) to CentOS ISO

I'm having some trouble trying to install CentOS 7 (Everything iso version) on my Laptop with OSX Yosemite installed (Hackintosh). The error prompts when starting installation because it looks for ...
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“Wait for everything but particular usbmodem” zsh regular expression

I am writing firmware for different devices that communicate with each other and both of them are connected to my mac by USB. I am using zsh. First one is always on /dev/tty.usbmodem1 and for some ...
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Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
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Location of Chrome cache on Mac OS X

After a bit of Googling, I'm able to find the location of Chrome cached files on Windows but not on OS X. Would anyone know what the location is for Mac?
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Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?

I've had this happen once before recently on a different site, and I don't know what I did to fix it. Now my computer will not open any page on stackoverflow.com. When I try, I get the error message: ...
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Specifying multiple cd commands in a .command file

I have a very small .command file set up on a mac server that's basically just meant to launch a Python process. It's more intuitive for other people to use than opening terminal, typing out 'python' ...
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Can I reference multiple interfaces in OS X pf with wildcards?

I use /etc/pf.conf and pfctl from within a program to programmatically block and unblock network interfaces. When I for example want to unblock all tunnel interfaces I want to unblock all interfaces ...
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How to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive in Mac

I had a problem after trying to triple boot my Mac when I installed Linux upon Windows and Mac OSX, now Windows won't boot. That's why I want to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive to repair startup, is ...
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Photos & Carousel - folder structure in finder?

I am thrilled about Photos (Apple) and Carousel (Dropbox). However, I see there is a MAJOR inconvenient that I don't seem to get myself around. It's great to be able to group the images in albums and ...
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How do completely wipe Adobe Creative Cloud from my Yosemite OS X machine?

My Creative Cloud app was corrupted on install. Every time I try to open it, it crashes. It tells me to download the installer and re-install, but every I run the installer it tells me to go download ...
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Can't install adobe flash player on Mac osx

I have installed the adobe flash player for Mac OS x safari 10.5.8. Have enabled Java script n did everything possible. When I try to open it, It just quits saying the application install adobe player ...
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Auto-close unused applications in OS X

I am a software programmer and I almost never reset or shut down my Apple computer. Over time, I open a lot of windows, and I don't close them, because I am focused on doing other things. I was ...
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Loading Windows 8 Phone onto Mac showing as Unix Executable Files

I'm trying to get videos off my Nokia Windows 8 phone onto OSX using the Windows Phone app. When I import the videos it shows as Unix Executable Files and won't open in Preview/Itunes/Photos/etc. How ...
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One Mac computer with multiple network connections?

I have a Mac (OS X 10.5) that I would like to connect to a dedicated/isolated Internet connection (one that is not connected to the LAN), and a LAN. The LAN is set up with its own, separate, Internet ...
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Multiple characters from Mac keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro and all of a sudden some keys started giving me multiple different letters. For example, I type E and I get EW. Or 2 and I get 23. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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Boot disk on USB not found (dual boot Elementary OS + OS X)

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Elementary OS Freya on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. I made a boot drive and followed these instructions (especially step 10) to boot but when I restart my computer and ...
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Show hidden files on OS X except .DS_Store

I want to see all hidden files on my Mac except .DS_Store. Is there a way to do that?
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Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Finder fails to open pdf w Prieview.app or save with normal icon

Icon is blank "sheet" on all users' file names ending with .PDF. Finder will not open any .pdf files with default "Prieview.app. Info shows prieview is listed with "Open with:" for these files. ...
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How to get file path of selected file in Finder into clipboard? Issue with Jumpcut

I used to be able to get the file path from any selected file in Finder by hitting a keyboard shortcut. I'm running an automated script that takes Files and Folders in Finder and uses the built-in ...
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Possible to delete OS X app without administer password?

I have a school issued Macbook Air and have installed some apps through the app store. I used my private Apple ID to download the apps but am not unable to remove them without the administer password ...
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WebM on Mac OS X

What options are there for playing WebM video files on Mac OS X other than VLC? A plugin to Quicktime Player would be perfect.
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What scripting/programming languages are default on Mac OSX?

I was wondering what programming or scripting languages come pre-installed on OSX? Particularly programs that can be run from the command line. I'm planning on parsing some CSS, and outputting an ...
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WebSocket error for WhatsApp Web on Chrome on OSX

I am using Google Chrome on Mac OS X, and for the past day I cannot connect to WhatsApp Web This is the error that I see in the Chrome Developer Console I do not see anything that is blocking ...
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How to boot Apple Mac via PXE (custom mini-Linux)

I have a network system, where I serve a mini-linux to a connecting client via PXE (pxelinux.0). I can't get this to work with Mac OS X. Booting from network is there saved for backup operations. I ...
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Google Chrome in Mac OS X - How to open link in Chrome when it's not the default browser?

In Google Chrome in Mac OS X, is it possible to keep Safari as default browser but have an easy way to open a chosen link in Chrome other than dropping the link on the Chrome icon? Maybe something ...
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Being in multiple Slack teams simultaneously

I want to see notifications from two (or more) Slack teams. Can the Mac OS Slack client be launched twice? Can I specify two teams in IFTTT Slack channel properties? Since I want to send Weather ...
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How to unzip split files on OS X

How do I unzip a split zip file? In Terminal, I wrote: unzip filename.zip and it did not unzip this file. Terminal wrote: $ unzip filename.zip Archive: filename.zip warning [filename.zip]: ...
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Mac app for temporarily pasting things into or writing notes in (like Evernote Helper) [on hold]

I'm looking for a Mac app that basically functions like the Evernote Helper, but just for pasting things or writing temporary notes. Something that sits in the menu bar and allows me to paste text ...
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Equivalent of Linux /boot directory in an Mac OS?

In linux /boot, we have the Linux kernel and boot loader files. I wonder whether there is an equivalent of Linux /boot directory in an Mac OS?
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Mac's machine name turns to Nokia_X2-3cee35f9e3149e48 in terminal app

Machine's name is finder Machine's name in terminal and iTerm2 I really have no idea, please help to fix this. Thanks
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On booting, Internet recovery option pops up though I hold down the option key

I formatted my hard and removed all the partitions from it on my macbook pro 2012. Now, I want to install Yosemite on it, but when it starts, and I keep the option down, but no startup disk menu ...
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Getting memory error while adding static route on mac

I am on mac with two interface Wifi LAN 144.33.22.22 I want that one ip go through to different interface I did this sudo route -n add -net 172.22.33.22 144.33.22.22 Then i get this error ...
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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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Why does sound say it's working but isn't in windows 7 bootcamp?

I recently installed windows 7 home premium in bootcamp on os x Yosemite. The sound driver is working and everything. The sound appears to be working. I don't hear anything though. I have the volume ...
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How does Mavericks's Finder store tags?

I haven't used Mavericks yet. Does finder store tags in the file itself (ex: xmp), or is it powered by some kind of Database? or what?
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How to remove Massacdusettes from dictionary in Chrome for Mac?

I notice a misspelled word being offered for Massachusetts typo as: Massacdusettes on Mac OS X Yosemite in Chrome Version 44.0.2403.107 (64-bit). I looked in Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary but ...
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Unable to boot into OSX after installing Windows with Bootcamp

I installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise via Bootcamp on my MBP (Nov 2013 model), now I can only boot into Windows, no way to boot into OSX. When I hold the ALT button at boot, the menu shows only Windows ...
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How to change the font(s) used by a PDF in OSX? Specifically I want to change from bitmap to vector fonts

I have a number of PDFs of scientific papers that I want to be able to read on a Kindle. They look fine on my laptop but on the Kindle they look like low quality scans and are awful to read. As far as ...
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OS X - Eclipse - WindowBuilder -> “Incompatible Java versions”

No matter what I do, Eclipse keeps saying that "Eclipse is running under 1.6, but this Java project has a 1.7 Java compliance level, so WindowBuilder will not be able to load classes from this ...
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How can I block all Facebook elements/content

I have no Facebook account. How to block all Facebook elements (not only like-button, but everything Facebook) on the rest of the Internet. I worry being tracked by Facebook. I am using Firefox on Mac ...
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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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Trouble setting up the class path for MySQL and running MySQL via terminal

Question: what is the easiest way to run the MySQL app from the terminal What I have tried: Using some stackOverFlow suggestions I have used the following commands echo $PATH, produces ...
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Excel for Mac conditional matching statement

In Excel for Mac. What I am trying to do is create a formula in cell A13 that will take a value from cell A1 and look for a match from a a list of multiple values from a list (column a) from tab b. ...
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OSX: How can I clone a larger hard drive to a smaller one?

I'm replacing my spinning disk drive with a smaller SSD, because it should make my system much faster[1]. The data I have on the larger drive will fit on the smaller one. So far, I've done the ...
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Spotlight can't see anything in Applications

There have been other threads on this but none of the solutions mentioned have helped me. Spotlight has stopped showing any results for my Applications. I've tried reindexing and removing the ...
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The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer

I have transcend 2TB portable hard driver; i am suddenly get following error The disk you inserted was not readable by this compute Disk info is as follow Name : StoreJet Transcend Media Type : ...
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How do I become root on Mac OS X?

I recently started doing Unix and Mac development, coming from a hardcore work environment in .NET. I am learning terminal use and how to mkdir and ls and vim, but it's all under my actual name. I ...
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Multiple Conditions in shell script

Im stuck in giving two conditions in my script. I can read two things - What is the NEAREST SERVER If it is MacBook or Anything Else and then use defaults write command to modify the plist file. ...
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Filesystem compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac

Which filesystem is compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac OS? I want to be able to read/write from both GNU/Linux and Mac OS. For example I want to copy a file to my external hard-drive from GNU/Linux and ...
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Google Drive Temp download folder on Mac OS X

I'm looking for the temporary download folder for Google Drive on the Mac. I'm downloading a 5GB file and I'm trying to see how much had been downloaded so far.