OS X is a Unix-based operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM [on hold]

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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Where do my $PATHS come from on osx? [duplicate]

I KNOW this question it's kind of a duplication, but I think my problem is a bit different than the other questions I found here. If I echo $PATH, I can see the usual string with several paths. Ok. ...
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How can I prevent a LaunchAgent from running automatically but enable it to run when loaded via the command line?

I like using the idea of using LaunchAgents to manage services that run in the background on OS X, but there are a few that I don't use often so I wish they would not start automatically. Is there a ...
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Hiding Table Borders in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I want to see the table borders in the document when I am editing it but not when I go to print the document. I am using Microsoft Office 2011 on a MacBook Pro. Is there any way to do this? Aside from ...
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How to test if file is a socket in command line?

As titled. Is there a way to test in command line whether a file is a socket? By test I mean whether I can tell from the stdout, and not programmatically as in a bash script, although that's fine too. ...
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Why is docker reporting 100% disk usage on a fresh ubuntu image?

I am no longer able to use docker or effectively run new images -- it is reporting that I have 100% disk usage. Here, you can see I am launching a pristine copy of ubuntu, and yet it is telling me I ...
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Understanding traceroute output / high latency vs blizzard server

I've been trying to read about understand the output of the traceroute command on the mac but i really can't understand it very well. I'm experiencing terrible latency connecting to the diablo 3 ...
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How can I setup OS X's terminal.app to perform the correct actions for the ctrl key?

These are the key mappings i'm looking for: Ctrl+← : jump one word back Ctrl+→ : jump one word forward Ctrl+del : delete one word I want to do this by modifying the mappings in the ...
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com.apple.emond keeps getting restarted

My system log tells me that the Event Monitor is constantly getting restarted and I have no clue what the actual problem might be. system.log: Oct 19 21:03:44 funkymachinename emond[51201]: ...
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PhpMyAdmin shows error 1146 after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I was working with XAMPP 1.8.3-3 on OS X Mavericks. After upgrading to Yosemite, MySQL server stopped working. And an upgrade to XAMPP 1.8.3-5 fixed the problem and MySQL server started working. Now ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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OSX “._” prefixed file names

when i name a file with prefix "._" it just disappear, altrought, other "." beginning files are still visible what are "._" and how can i see them in finder? Note: i did enable to see files ...
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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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Why arrow actions ignore in mac os terminal using ssh?

I use ssh connect to debian using mac os terminal. So I have this issue if I "press up right down left": $ ^[[A^[[C^[[B^[[D at the same time everything ok in local terminal. Esc+, Option+ and ...
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Google drive app not working in OSX Yosemite

Just upgraded to OSX Yosemite. And the google drive app seemed not to be working. Anyone else experienced the same issue? It seemed to be able to sync the documents in my folder in OSX and the folder ...
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isight not working, lost it after upgrade

right now i am running the OS X Yosemite 10.10, after upgrading my OS X i lost my camera, i tried everything in the forums, but nothing helped. i can't FaceTime, or Skype or anything. normally i ...
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How to echo microphone with certain delay on macbook

I want to play the input to my macbook pro's microphone through headphones/speakers after certain delay(5 seconds). I have been doing this on ubuntu for years, using a variation to the answers of this ...
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Safari downloads failure on OS X

I had Speed Downloader installed a while ago and it seems I have deleted it improperly since almost all downloads in safari look exactly like in this question here - Safari does not download files ...
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Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi is always looking for a network

Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi states that it is always looking for a network even when it is already connected to a Wi-Fi. Here is a screenshot: How do I stop it from Looking ...
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External android/usb attached mass storage unit does not show up under Mac /Volumes?

I have an Asus tablet running JellyBean 4.1. In the settings it shows "Attached as USB device" So on the Tablet end things are looking good. On the Mac the Android tablet does not show up in the ...
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Apple late early 2009 MacBook Pro does not wake (easily) from sleep

My MacBook Pro does not wake up from sleep. Someone told me (because she also had a problem with the same symptoms as mine) there is a sensor at the hinge at the bottom of the display that tells the ...
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Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5?

As in the subject line. Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5? I would appreciate answer to that and more elaborate answer what exactly "helpd" ...
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Quick look folder content on Mac

Is it possible to quick look folder content? I found good plugin for zip folders but cannot find for directories (found Folder Quick Look plugin, but developer site not works and I can't download it). ...
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How to sign gmail email with digital signature?

I have my personal digital signature on the special card and the according reader. How can I sign an email (sending it with gmail) with this signature? I am on the latest OSX and use Google Chrome ...
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Why /Applications Folder not opening in Finder but works in Terminal?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, but I'm not sure if this is a Yosemite-related bug. My application folder (/Applications) does not open in finder (see screenshots) The spinner keep spinning in the ...
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Paste numerical expression to OS X Calculator

Given a numerical expression, for example: 1 + 2 If I paste it to Windows calculator (in scientific mode), I got the expected calculation: 3 However, pasting it to Mac OS X Calculator (tried in ...
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Admin vs Standard User

I will be using a lot of free wifi spots soon. I currently have 1 user which is admin. Should I create a standard user and use it while I am away from home? I ask because even if I want to do ...
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Turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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Open files limit does not work as before in OSX Yosemite

I just updated the Mac OS X to Yosemite, and now some applications do not work (IBM DB2). I know that I need to set the Open Files to 65000, however the command does not work. Andress-MBP:~ root# ...
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Yosemite upgrading process quit and shows “File system verify or repair failed”

I tried to install Yosemite, but I got an error: "File system verify or repair failed". Now I want to get back to my Mavericks. How can I do this?
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Yosemite Installation Error while Extracting Files [duplicate]

I'm getting this error: OS X could not be installed on your computer An error occurred while extracting files from the package "Essentials.pkg". Quit the installer to restart your ...
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Access iCloud Drive via terminal

OS X 10.10 was just released, and one of the features I personally awaited the most was iCloud Drive. Unfortunately, I had to learn that it was not as accessible as Dropbox. file ~/Dropbox ...
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Undo Partitioning on Mac OS X Mavericks Hard Drive

I installed rEFIt and was dual-booting various Linux operating systems for the past half a year or so. When Yosemite Beta came out I made the mistake of simply overwriting my Mac OS X partition (I ...
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apache client denied by server configuration after mac OS X upgrade to Yosemite

I know this looks similar to other questions but Yosemite seems to have changed something with apache configuration with the upgrade. my error log says " client denied by server configuration: ...
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DNS caching not clearing Mac OSX

Something weird is happening on my machine. I'm waiting on a domain to propagate. I visit the page in chrome and it's not there yet. but if i look at it on another machine, on another ISP, it's there. ...
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Unable to copy “Install OS X Yosemite.app” file to my external hard drive

I completed this process on my MacBook Air running Mavericks. From the App Store I clicked to download and upgrade to Yosemite. I stopped the process at a point where it downloads a 5.17 GB file named ...
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VMWare + Windows 8, wrong keyboard mappings

I've been running Mac OS X + VMWare Fusion for a long time, with no problems what so ever. But earlier today I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, and after that VMWare didn't want to start my virtual ...
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Program to monitor network usage and perform system functions accordingly

Is there a program out there that monitors network usage, and then can execute system network functions upon a specific network change. For instance, I would like to monitor the download amount, once ...
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How can I split a PDF file into single pages quickly (i.e. from the Terminal command line)?

I have a PDF file 6 pages long that I want to split into 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf, etc... Preview does not work for this surprisingly (unless I am missing something). I would love to be able to do this ...
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Ctrl+d does not reapeat when held down

I'm using mac osx. I used Ukele to remap Ctrl+D to delete. It deletes character at the cursor. But does not repeat when I held the keys as it does when I held the delete key. How do I do that?
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Mac Air SSD in new Mac Mini?

So I bought a new Mac Air in early 2014 that I promptly rested on the boot of my car before leaving work. Cut a long story short it falls off on the motorway and gets run over. Despite a smashed ...
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brew prune permission denied - what should group and permissions be?

Reinstalling python using brew so that hopefully psycopg2 will stop giving errors: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/postgresql/lib/libpq.5.dylib So following this answer: mikekilmer$ brew prune ...
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Free BSD jailed environment [closed]

So i have a school laptop, (mac os x of course) and i am wondering how i can try to escape the jailed environment the computer basically does nothing other then edit documents and change files, i've ...
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New Adobe Flash Won't Install (Mac)

I'm trying to install the latest version of Adobe Flash (15.0.0.189), but unfortunately the installer gives the rather unhelpful message that "An error has occurred" and tells me that the install ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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why I can do ssh connection without generating a ssh public/private key first?

My advisor has opened ssh access for me to his machine. From my machine (mac OSX), I type ssh username@hisMachineIP and enter a password, I can connect to that machine. But on my own machine, in ...
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Exit status of commands before last command

On OS X, Linux, and other systems, you can use $? to get the exit code of the last command. Is there any way to exit codes of older commands? Either by saying "give me the exit code of the nth ...
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How to paste text from clipboard to the cygwin shell in VirtualBox VM running on OSX?

I have installed a copy of cygwin in a Windows Server 2012 which is hosted in a VirtualBox VM. The new cygwin terminal is not a simple DOS prompt anymore. From the option I will need to use ...
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removing osx preview temp files

When I open a PDF file from email / webpage, preview automatically opens it up for me. But it saves a temp copy of the file on Desktop and it clusters up after a while. Is there a way to change the ...
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Turn off ad sound on Mac Firefox

I want to turn off the sounds from Flash ads. I can't use AdBlock Plus because the site won't let me use it, and Muter is for Windows only. I want to be able to play sound from other programs, and Mac ...