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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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Can't find executable (pipsi) in my PATH even though my PATH is set correctly and permissions are also correct in ZSH

I have just installed pipsi. I'm on Mac OS X Yosemite and I'm using iTerm and running zsh via oh-my-zsh. My problem is that I get the following: ~ >>> pipsi zsh: command not found: pipsi ...
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How can I keep SSH sessions alive when the IP changes when switching between Wi-Fi and Ethernet?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I want to be able to create a virtual interface with a Static IP that’s tied to both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces, so that when I undock my laptop, I don’t lose my SSH ...
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Ask for SSH key password every time

I am trying to set up 2 factor authentication to SSH in some of our servers and I would like to prompt for password EVERYTIME you are trying to access it. I could set up a password on my key doing ...
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h:mm:ss for workout data in MS Excel for Mac

I am trying to store my running data in an Excel spreadsheet, but Excel keeps formatting it as a date and time. For instance, I enter in 30:00 for 30 minutes and 0 seconds, and Excel converts it to ...
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I destroyed my Mac's PHP setup: SSL certification fails

Long story short, I deleted the PHP symlink on my Mac, and replaced it with a symlink from XAMPP. Now it seems that there's a problem with my SSL configuration or what seems to me, a lack thereof. ...
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Terminal new window always shows -bash: Searching: command not found

When open terminal, it always shows -bash: Searching: command not found. It does not affect other functions, just each time, even though open a new terminal window, it still pops up at the top of the ...
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Quit Chrome process from within app

I have a custom web app written in Angular that is launched from a bash script. The app provides a GUI for the user to enter some information. Once the user is done, I'd like the bash script to ...
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Edimax EW-7811Un Mac 802.1x Hotspot

I'm having some trouble trying to set up a wifi hotspot with my mac. Essentially what i'm trying to do is connect my chromecast to the network but chromecast does not support the 802.1x ...
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Why can’t I see my Macs on LAN under “Network”?

EMBARRASSING UPDATE: I rebooted my laptop and it solved the problem. D'oh! Thanks for your thoughtful answers. I’m using OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I’m not sure when this changed, but certainly a ...
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Changes to menubar don't persist across restarts

This is driving me up the wall. Any changes I make to my menubar items are not persisted. I want to remove the system clock from my menubar. When I remove the clock and killall SystemUIServer, the ...
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my Mac Pro Yosemite randomly restarts

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2011) When I upgraded to Yosemite, it was fine until a month ago, then there is no day that my computer does not restart/freeze randomly. I am really tired of it, ...
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Installing a vim color scheme

After some research, I've discovered that in order to properly install you need to create a .vim directory inside of the path represented by the $VIMRUNTIME variable from this StackOverflow post. When ...
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Installing Windows 10 on OS X Yosemite with BootCamp

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro, the late 2011 model, using BootCamp. However, with all of the videos I have seen there is an option in Boot Camp Assistant that says "Create a ...
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Multi-monitor set-up: Prevent OSX from changing main displays when switching HDMI input

I use a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro Retina (2012) where I connect one 24-inch monitor through a DVI to mini-display cable and a 32-inch monitor using an HDMI cable. The 32-inch is my main ...
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Optical fiber symmetric 200mb. Less speed in download than upload OSX 10.10.2

I Have Optical fiber symmetric 200mb. The problem is I have a less speed in download than upload: Download: 50mb 100mb Upload: Wifi 100mb Ethernet 197mb. The conection is ok. I tried with ...
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Is it safe to remove extra interface languages?

MacReviver is suggesting I remove most interface languages to clean up 198 MB in my MacBook Air to speed it up. Should I do it? Will it affect any other program adversely?
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Mac OS X: keychain fails to save passphrase when connecting to remote host via ssh as root

When using ssh to connect between two mac machines as a standard user passwordless connection works ok on both macs. But each time when doing the same as root it asks me to enter the passphrase. I ...
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Mac OS X: ssh: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_*_key

When doing this check: $ /usr/sbin/sshd -t Getting: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_dsa_key But when doing same check with sudo all is good: ...
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Getting consistent results in NetRestore for a multiple model Mac deployment

I'm currently the Mac QA Admin for over 120 different Macs. I have MacBooks, Mac Minis, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMac 24", 21.5" and 27". That's a lot of different screen sizes. I have a Default User ...
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What do these lines in the dock mean?

As in the picture below. I get that the dots underneath each icon are to indicate that the app is running. But what do the lines mean? Is this, as I'm inclined to think, a bug in OS X? Or do they ...
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OSX Yosemite backup

I have a MBP running OSX Yosemite and the Time Machine backup has stopped working. It's showing the following: OSX Yosemite time machine error: sparsebundle” could not be accessed (error ...
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What is the difference between terminal and bash? [duplicate]

When I open Terminal Window in Mac OS X, I can type bash and hit enter and I will see: Last login: Fri Feb 20 14:30:56 on ttys000 Korays-MacBook-Pro:~ koraytugay$ bash bash-3.2$ I can for example ...
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Mac osx VPN for internet sharing

Im looking for help in creating a VPN for my mac. I have downloaded cyber ghost and know it is possible to connect a vpn but am unsure at the configuration for the server address etc. Someone in this ...
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Please explain what the Error with OS X 10.10.2 and MacWinDjVu (does not open any more) is and how to solve it

Please explain what the Error with OS X 10.10.2 and MacWinDjVu (does not open any more) is and how to solve it. I use DjVu regularly, and until today I did not have any problem. I just turned on my ...
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Is it possible to use a SOCKS proxy for all Google Earth connections on Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X and my favorite app Google Earth got blocked by the government. Is it possible to use a SOCKS proxy to play with Google Earth? Thanks,
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Mac Cannot Access Any App or System Preference

I cannot access any application or any of the System Preference (including terminal, Disk utility, etc.). This happened as a mistake of sudo action. What can I do now?
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External drive is read only - How do I convert to writeable [duplicate]

I am trying to create a new folder and save video files to an external drive. I had no problems saving audio and images to the drive using my PC laptop before the laptop died. On my new Mac OSX ...
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Automatically enable Xcode “Developer Mode” on computer lab workstations bound to AD [duplicate]

I try to setup Student Computer Lab So that every user of the AD group "AD\Domain Users" should also automatically be a member of the local group _developer.
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Altiris Jobs stuck OSX 10.9.4

I have several jobs currently stuck in "Client Tasks" several of them are the same job multiple times. I have already tried: (in terminal) sudo su /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/bin/rcscript ...
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What is mac process “Wi-Fi”

I am running Mac OS X Yosemite. Today I ran across a process named "Wi-Fi" in Activity Monitor. The name catches my attention so I google around, but found little info about what the process ...
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OSX ssh: Connection closed by [IP]

So when I try to ssh from one of my mac to another mac like this: ssh root@macpro.local I get: Connection closed by 192.168.1.64 I tried: ssh -vvv root@macpro.local and get: OpenSSH_6.2p2, ...
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OSX: ssh: Could not resolve hostname: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

There are two mac hosts in my Wi-Fi network (laptop and Desktop) I'm trying to ssh laptop from Desktop - everything works fine When I'm trying to ssh from laptop to Desktop doing this: ssh ...
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Is it OK to have kerberos-sec port open to the Internet in Mac OS X?

I’ve just bought my first Mac I want to connect it directly to the Internet in a colocation facility. Running nmap against it shows: Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-02-18 21:54 GMT ...
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Find network path of shared drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

I have two Time Capsules, that are currently located on a different network (one is directly connected to the WAN, the other is behind the first one), that are mounted on my MacBook Pro using Back to ...
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Error while trying to start Postgres installed via Homebrew: Operation not permitted

I have recently installed Postgres on my Mac via Homebrew. (I may have already had it installed it was not running) brew install postgres ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/postgresql/*.plist ...
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How to recover /usr/libexec/java_home executable on Mac OS X 10.8.5?

Today I accidentally delete the /usr/libexec/java_home executable on my Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) while trying to install latest JDK. Then, I realized that homebrew (package manager) and some ...
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cannot mount vagrant synced folder after packaging box

I have created a vagrant box on osX. With the following configurations I can start the box to use a synced folder. config.vm.box = "mac_osx_1010" config.ssh.insert_key = false ...
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Mapping shift key to mouse left button on mac os x

I want to map one of the shift keys on the keyboard to simulate mouse left button, that is when shift is pressed, a left-button down signal is sent to Mac OS X. Likewise, when shift is released, ...
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Removing illegal characters with Automator

I've been trying to write a Mac Automator service to remove illegal characters from filenames. I have it working, but the solution is a little inelegant and I was wondering if anyone would have a ...
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sharp corners on OS X windows

I'd like to have sharp corners on my windows on OS X, since I use a tiling WM (hammerspoon) and the default round ones doesn't relly fit in. I've searched quite a bit but couldn't find anything ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the user's home directory or Program Files in windows explorer?

CommandShiftH in Finder will take me to my home (~/) directory, similarly CommandShiftA will take me to /Applications. Is there an equivalent for Explorer? I know in Powershell I can use cd ~, but ...
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Is it legal to run windows on a mac? [closed]

I understand that it is Illegal to run OSx on a windows machine or PC for that matter, but is it illegal to do the reverse? Why or why not?
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Vi like editing operating system wide? [closed]

Is there an extension I can install on Mac OS X that lets me use vi like commands everywhere in the operating system? And if this is not possible, is there a solution that just extends the terminal?
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No Flash Player in Chromium on OSX

Few days ago I switched from Firefox to Chromium. I really liked it, but it has one minor issue. I can't make it run flash. I followed this article, but there is no Flash Player entry on my ...
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SourceTree SSH options on OS X

I'm trying to connect to GitHub through SourceTree on OS X using SSH. Even though I can connect fine command line, I can't seem to work with any repo through SSH in SourceTree with the error: ...
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Transform my good old mac pro in a HDD box to be connected with my new iMac

I've just bough a new machine, 21,5 ", late 2013. And I would like to know if its possible to turn my old mac pro late 2006 in a HDD box to be connected via UB3 or thunderbolt to my iMac? Then I could ...
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Docker port expose fails in Mac OS X

First off I went through tutorial and started flask app from tutorial in container. It did worked. seraf$ docker run -d -P training/webapp python app.py Then I found my virtual machine’s ip with ...
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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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What should my $DISPLAY variable be and why is it not set?

I am using Max OSX 10.10.2 Yosemite and SSHing into a remote machine but cannot get X11 forwarding to work. When I ssh -X RemoteMachine, I get : $echo "$DISPLAY" to return nothing. Indeed, when I ...