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Unable to enter data into cells in sc

I'm trying to use sc, the classic Unix spreadsheet calculator, mainly because I want to be able to look at some csv files nicely formatted in my terminal. I installed sc 7.16 but am seeing some ...
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Launchd not launching ssh-agent after plist edit

I'm trying to reconfigure my ssh-agent to have a timeout via the -t argument. I edited /System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.openbsd.ssh-agent.plist <array> ...
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Having problems with booting GRUB for EFI on USB stick

Whatever I do, it constantly drops me into the 'bash prompt'. Never displays a menu, nothing. I'm running GRUB on a USB stick formatted as msdos (so, FAT) and when I boot into it, GRUB simply won't ...
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Terminal Command to Check if Mac Book Pro Lids Closed

I'm running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I was wondering if there was a terminal command to check if the macbook pro's lid is currently closed. The reason I ask is because I have cron jobs scheduled ...
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How can I link an EPS file into Word for Mac 2011?

I'm trying to import an EPS file generated in ChemDraw into Word for Mac. I've used the Insert>Picture and Insert>Object options and have chosen to "Link to file". However, it appears that the EPS is ...
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How to run php script (via web server) as different user under Mac OS X

I'm trying to call an executable from a PHP script that needs to be run as a different user (NOT root) than the web server normally runs as. I thought it should be sufficient to just set the setuid ...
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Issues installing .pkg file on OS X

I'm having a real hard time installing an app I made for Mac. I created the package with Xcode 4.6.1 on OS X 10.8. I can run the .pkg fine on 10.8. The deployment target was set to OS X 10.7. However, ...
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Mac OS X Caps Locks Key Flash on HD Activity

Is there an application or plug-in that can make the Mac OS X caps locks key flash on HD Activity. I have switched the binding on Caps Lock to Ctrl so light is sitting there idle. If this doesn't ...
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Mac Crontab Deleted

I was messing around with creating cron jobs and somehow I wound up deleting crontab out of /usr/bin. Does anyone know of a way that I can recover it without having to re-install multiple components ...
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Recover FreeNAS network volume affected by rm -rf

I'm on OS X 10.8.2 and have FreeNAS 8.0 running with a 6 TB volume connected through AFP. 5 TB were recently deleted with rm -rf by a malicious script. The FreeNAS volume has no ZFS snapshots, ...
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Embed a terminal in the desktop - OS X?

I'm sure many people have seen the gnome-terminal embed in the desktop feature. Pretty sweet stuff. Many also likely use GeekTool on the OS X side, perhaps for weather or to show output from some ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -128

I' opening an ML file from the terminal using an open command is OS X. Currently, the bindings are such that it opened the file through Sublime Text 2. I get the following error whenever I first open ...
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Using the heap command line tool

I am getting a crash while using libgmalloc and I get a complain which says something like Failed to VM allocate XYZ bytes Explicitly trapping into debugger!!! Now I when I encounter this ...
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Disable preview when scanning with MacOSX

Is there any way to disable preview when scanning in flatbed mode? I don't understand why does it automatically scan a preview since I usually rescan the whole area: it's just a waste of time! I ...
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What does “WLAN adapter PCIE config space was not restored” mean?

My mac (macbook pro 17", mountain lion 10.8.2) is having wireless issues, where it shuts down my wireless connection and I can't bring it up again unless I reboot. The wifi menu bar icon (diamond wifi ...
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Alternative to xxd that returns bytes?

I am on Mac OS X 10.8.2, running a compiled copy of xxd v1.10 (source code) as well as the copy of xxd that comes preinstalled on OS X. I am trying to generate a Base64-encoded SHA1 signature via a ...
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How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
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How can I get Apache on OSX 10.8 to serve up a directory under a user home directory?

There might be more than one problem here, but I got my Mac back from the shop after the hard drive was failing, and the new hard drive reproduced my home directory but not httpd.conf. Since I have ...
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Dual monitors on vmware workstation in OSX

Anyone know or have gotten multiple monitors to work on vmware workstation running the OSX operating system? I cannot find anyone that has accomplished this and I am wondering if this will be ...
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How to fix Homebrew error “/usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin”

I am sure this is not a new question, and have ben answered on this website before. I have tried the solutions prescribed but unfortunately the error is still persisting. Hence, approaching the ...
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What are the reason(s) a wireless network's bssid would change

What are the reason(s) a wireless network's basic service set identification (bssid) would change? I'm trying to figure out some bizarre wifi issues I'm having. Apple's wifi diagnostics tool recorded ...
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How does the Java VM determine its default file.encoding?

I'm running a Java program on Mac OS X 10.8 (from the Terminal), and the Java VM's file.encoding is defaulting to "SJIS". I even tried a tiny Java program that does nothing but print out the system ...
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Unable to connect to Windows 8 PC via network

I installed an upgrade of a clean copy from Windows 7 to Windows 8. After this, I am unable to connect to the PC via network from both a Windows and OS X host. I am able to see the PC on the network ...
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juniper vpn network connect osx 10.6.8

Juniper Network Connect.app stopped working for me out of the blue, i made no upgrades recently. i see the following log, what else can i investigate? Process: ncproxyd [5322] Path: ...
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Why is my portable WD My Passport drive not recognized?

My Western Digital My Passport portable drive is not recognized in OS X. It used to be recognized, but not anymore. It does not appear in /Volumes. The hard drive is recognized by a Linux machine. I ...
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Mac OS X libraries path setup

In OSX, by default, (apple) libs and components live in /usr. Since I use MacPorts and compile my own modules, I have the following path setup: /usr -> default Apple /usr/local -> My own ...
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Share external HD on OSX to Windows PC over network, “The parameter is incorrect.”

Another user describes the same problem I'm having in a question here, that didn't get an answer. I'm hoping to have more luck here: My external is formatted exFAT. Neither the Mac nor the PC have ...
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VPN - Accessing computer outside of network. Only works one way

I could use some help here. My ideal goal is to create a VPN for 2 macs that are in different locations so that they can share each others screens and share files. I basically want to do what ...
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Mountain Lion screen crashes after returning from sleep

During the past 3 days I have experienced the following issue: when returning from sleep, I see an extremely garbled version of my desktop. The only thing that seems to help is a reboot. My first ...
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How to open a server port outside of an OpenVPN tunnel with a pf firewall on OSX (BSD)

I have a Mac mini that I use as a media server running XBMC and serves media from my NAS to my stereo and TV (which has been color calibrated with a Spyder3Express, happy). The Mac runs OSX 10.8.2 and ...
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How to get java webstart 6 on OSX 10.8.2 after java update

I'm trying to find out how to run java webstart 1.6 on a machine running OSX 10.8.2. Every time I try to open the .jnlp file I get java 7 rather than java 6 starting. The system seems to still have ...
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Apache says it's started but localhost does not load

I'm having a problem with apache2 server today. I just wont respons for localhost but it says it's started. Env: Mac OSX. I'm listening on 80 as specified in /private/etc/apache2 lines 51-53. ...
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Connect device straight to VM (Passthrough?)

I've a Windows 7 VM on my VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 running on OSX 10.8.2. I want to connect it a tablet (Smart Pad 810c) that OSX doesn't recognize at all (it's not listed either in USB system ...
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Why does this line appear every time I launch iTerm on my MacBook?

So I use iTerm on my MacBook Air and also my MacBook Pro. I've been playing around with .bashrc and .bash_profile and trying to come up with clever ways to configure things. At one point I decided I ...
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Connected to internet but can't browse after trying to remove Covenant Eyes

I recently got a MacBook Pro. It connects to ethernet\wifi and has internet but when I open Safari or Firefox, nothing happens. I get a timeout for all websites. I had Covenant Eyes on my Mac before ...
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What does “Updating Boot Support Partitions for the volume as required” mean?

I have used GNU ddrescue to copy a crashed WD external disk over to an identical one. ddrescue told me that 9 MB out of 2TB could not be rescued, so I think that's pretty good. Anyway, being a Mac ...
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Mouse button still controls settings of other Synergy client when changing window

I'm using Synergy as the server on OS X Mountain Lion. Now I have a strange problem using a specic piece of software on the Mac. It is a program for viewing medical images (Osirix). The left mouse ...
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Mountain Lion: Launchpad always scrolls left

When activating the launchpad in Mountain Lion, and try to scroll to one of the panes to the right, after a second it automatically scrolls left again. This is on a mid 2011 MBP, with no other devices ...
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Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass ...
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Terminal with session management and scrollback OS X

I use GNU Screen all the time in OS X, primarily running on the server side of my SSH connections in order to maintain persistence, while multitasking. The beauty is that if I get disconnected, all ...
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Time Machine says it must create a new backup erasing my backup history?

Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “MyBackupDrive”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you. What does this mean and why did it happen?
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Printing PDFs quickly from Finder - OS X 10.8

I've read a few hacks on this and tried a couple but nothing cutting it yet. Dragging files to desktop printer causes them to print out in portrait when they should be landscape and they therefore ...
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Create AddressBook group without creating individual contacts

Is there a way to create a mailing list for AddressBook.app and/or Mail.app without individually creating contacts for each person on the list? Specifically, I have an e-mail addressed to each ...
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Automount of AFP shares on Lion clients from OS X Snow Leopard server - not working right

Recently upgraded Snow Leopard clients to Lion. AFP shares are set up as login items. The network shares on some of the machines now take a long time to come up (10 minutes). Several machines that ...
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In OS X Messages, can I disable double-click opening a conversation in its own window?

I keep Messages over on the left side of the screen so I can see when someoene's sent me a new message. But if I click to make the window active, and then click again to make a conversation active, it ...
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How to disable OpenGL threaded optimization on Mac OS X?

How can I do the equivalent of this on my 2009 Mac Mini (Mac OS X Lion):
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iMac wakes up from sleep

I'm having quite an annoying problem with my imac: After I tell it to go to sleep, it wakes back up approximately 5s later. I've taken the following steps to try and diagnose the problem: ...
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Prevent Parallels from dismounting data HDD when starting Windows

I've got two harddrives in my Macbook. A SSD with OSX and Windows 7 (via Bootcamp) on it and a ordinary HDD for data which is formated as exFat (because both OSX and Windows can read/write it). I'm ...
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Using keyboard specific keyboard-layouts in OS X

I use a Kinesis Advantage with my MacBook Pro. While I use the dvorak layout when using the MBP's built-in keyboard the Kinesis has its own internal dvorak mode which assumes the host computer is ...
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How do I install Intel SSD Firmware from a USB flash drive on a Mac

I've removed my Optical Drive and installed my HDD there instead on my MacBook using OWC's Data Doubler. Furthermore I've installed a Intel 520 180GB SSD in my main drive slot. Now I want to install ...