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How to stop a process in Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ending a process in unix instead of interrupting it When I task in Terminal, such as ping blah.com, how do I then stop this task (other than closing the Terminal window. ...
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Is 'more' dead on OS X?

Just when I was getting curious about less vs. more I am running Snow Leopard. When I type more it says Missing filename ("less --help" for help) So I type whereis more and it says /usr/bin/more. ...
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How to get rid of large gaps in text in MS Word

When formatting a document such as a resume, MS Word often inserts a large gap in the text--sometimes as much as half a page of blank space. When I try to delete the gap, moving the cursor from the ...
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What's up with stat on Mac OS X/Darwin? Or filesystems without names

In response to a question I asked on SO, Give the mount point of a path, one respondant suggested using stat to get the device name associated with the volume of a given path. This works nicely on ...
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Automatically empty a folder on Mac OS X

I'd like to find a way to automatically move all the files from the Downloads folder to the trash. Ideally I'd like to trigger this with a keyboard short cut. How should I try this - Automator ...
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In OS X, what's the difference between a package and a metapackage?

The .mpkg and .pkg extensions seem to be the only difference. Surely there's more to it than that?
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OS X: Best method for Time Machine-like backup of one external HD to another?

Time Machine is great, but it only backs up your boot drive. I'm looking for a way to one-click synchronize one external hard drive to another, without simply overwriting everything every time (ie, ...
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magic mouse problem

I just bought a magic mouse and connected it to my mac computer. The only things that are working are the right and left click. It is not even bringing up that scrolling thing in system preferences. ...
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Alternative to Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac? [closed]

When working from Windows, I prefer to use RoyalTS instead of the default Microsoft RDP client, because it allows me to save multiple connections, the credentials of the connection, etc; as well has ...
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How can I lock the screen in Mac OS X 10.6? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Equivalent of Win-L on Mac What's the Mac equivalent of Windows' Win + L command for locking the screen?
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Strange error when Bootcamp attempts to create partition for Windows

I get a strange error when I tell Bootcamp to create a partition for Windows. I get to the Create a Partition stage. I select 20GB for Windows leaving 91GB (39GB free) for OS X. I then click Partition ...
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Apple iCal on Snow Leopard using exchange, has an alert (count invite). What does that mean?

On my Snow Leopard machine, iCal is hooked up to Exchange, and there is a red circle badge/count on my iCal, presumably because of some invite or event. How do I search for what it is, and acknowledge ...
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Secure system against malicous limewire

I want to install limewire on a mac os x 10.6.2 system. How I can secure my system through internal configurations against limewire threats like virus infections, shared folders etc. Is there a way ...
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How can I schedule a daily task with automator on os x 10.6? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: User friendly way to schedule jobs in Mac OS X I have a script that I want to run once every day. I know I can do this with cron but it also seems there should be a way ...
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Synergy (plus) Alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A synergy alternative that just works? I'm a quite a happy Synergy+ user. I share my keyboard and mouse between three machines, two Windows and one OS X. However, I've ...
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Difference between retail Snow Leopard install disk and restore disk included with a Mac purchase [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac installation disk The restore disk only works with your specific system, but does it contain all required systemfiles for all previous macs (like a retail dvd), or ...
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Macports, Fink, Hombrew: Background Processes?

If I install a package manager such as Macports, Fink or Homebrew, how does it affect the startup and running of my system? It seems like the answer should be "Not at all when you're not using them" ...
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How do I computationally slice an audio file into small samples?

I need to cut audio files into small samples of even length. What I need is basically a batch processor for audio that does it and names the slices numerically. I'm using OSX and have found Audio ...
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Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini

I just bought a new microphone, and plugged it into the back of my Mac Mini. I can't seem to get it to work. I went to System Preferences > Sound > Input, and the only device I see listed is "line ...
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How to show Trash on Desktop (Mac)?

Is there any way to show icon of Trash on Desktop? The Trash is displayed on Dock. I have tried to create an alias to ~/.Trash on my Desktop, but it is just an alias and does not have the same ...
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Need a wireless card for packet injection. On OSX

I'll be doing a project for my wireless security course and I need a network card that can inject packets and do packet sniffing for my early 2009 macbook. What is the recommended card for packet ...
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How do you read a .rdoc file on a Mac?

How do you read a .rdoc file on a Mac? If I double-click it tells me there is no default application to read it.
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mac os x install dvd

I got my first Macbook Pro with a DVD for Mac OS X, do i need to install it if I want to use xcode? what operating system is currently running on my mac? What is the difference between them ?
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Latest Browsers For PowerPC Mac? [closed]

If one of the latest PowerPC Macs (shipped in 2006, I believe) is upgraded to the latest OS that the machine can support, what versions of the popular browsers can it support?
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Whenever I hold alt/option and move my mouse, Mac OS X resizes my window… how do I stop that?

I've been using Mac OS X for maybe 6 years now, and I have no idea what's causing this. Maybe someone else has this experience and can help me out. Symptom: while holding the alt/option key, if I ...
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mac: How to mount ejected external hdd again

I've used my WD My Book 1TB for quite some time now. I always simply unplug it without officially 'ejecting' it. However, yesterday I did eject it (the partitions) before unplugging it. However, now, ...
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How do I configure or extend iTunes (on Mac OS X) to send a Growl notification when it's finished burning a CD?

Is it possible to get a iTunes to send a (Mac OS X) Growl notification when it's finished burning a CD? (GrowlTunes doesn't do that.) How? Update: Can an AppleScript query iTunes on whether it's ...
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Mac CD rippers and Metadata

I want to rip some of the old CDs into MP3. I know thats easy. But, how can I also save myself from tedious step of adding the artist names and song name into teh ripper. Itunes only shows data ...
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Why does Finder keeping showing me menus in Spanish?

The bottom of my menus, when I command-click on a file in Finder, are in Spanish: How can I stop this from happening? I'm sure I inadvertently hit a key combination that did this, but I'm stumped ...
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Fast reliable e-mail clients for OS X

I have about 8gb of e-mail from about 10 years. I have my structure organized into a lot of folders. I am on 10.6.2, 8gb RAM and a SSD drive. I am on OS X and using Apple Mail. It works ok. Generally ...
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How to Switch Some Basic Keys in Windows (Windows VirtualBox Guest on OSX Host)

I am going crazy switching between Windows XP in a VirtualBox and the host (OSX), mostly due to the use of control-c, control-v, control-x and that they are different between the two OSes. Is there ...
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How can I make Virtual Box sees my external hard drive

I have: installed Virtual Box 3.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.5 setup a Ubuntu 9.10 machine for Virtual Box have a new external USB hard drive My question is what can I format my hard drive and configure my ...
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How can I bulk rename files in a RAR or ZIP archive on the mac?

I have a set of archive files -- both zip and rar formats -- inside of which I need to rename some files. Specifically, I want to do something like this: for each archive file in a directory for ...
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Recently-written files suddenly dropping to 4kb - OSX

I've got a bit of a problem here... I've got a render-farm full of machines that are writing to a central disk, and, sometimes, after it's written an image sequence (DPX files, 12Mb per frame), about ...
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Stacks for application windows in OS X

Can stacks be created for application windows in mac os x - leopard? For example, if I click on firefox, it should show a stack of all open firefox windows and I could choose between them.
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How do I stop mail.app and its nag screen from opening upon login in OS X if I don't use it

Currently whenever I start OS X (10.6.2), mail.app starts up with a "Welcome to Mail" dialog, asking me to create an account by inputting name, email address, and password. If I cancel this dialog, ...
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What's the REAL memory requirements of OSX 10.6?

I'm running a 3 year old Mac Mini with 2G and Snow Leopard. I'm currently finding that after a couple of days, the machine grinds to a halt with thrashing to VM. I'm running a lot of programs, but I ...
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2 basic Textmate shortcuts ‘don’t save’ and ‘replace all

Ok, maybe they're system shortcuts. I've googled (just a bit) and couldn't find an answer. Maybe there isn't any :) Still.. I love keyboard and I use quite a few in TextMate but just realise I still ...
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Keyboard shortuct on Mac

I am new to both Mac OSX and iPhone development. Coming from Windows and mostly use keyboard shortcuts to open windows/applications etc. As many of you know doing an alt + F opens the File menu [drop ...
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Save and reopen Spaces configuration in Mac OS X

Let's say that I am working using several spaces. In one of them I have 20 applications opened with their respective files. My computer crashes and I have to open everything again. Instead I want to ...
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Expand rars like other archives (zip, bzip, gzip, &c) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? What (free) program will allow me to double click on a rar and have it just expand everything into a folder, the way ...
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How do I start programs automatically when Mac OS X boots up? Specifically VMWare Fusion's vmrun to start VMs

How do I configure programs to run automatically when (after) Mac OS X boots up? Specifically I am trying to get VMWare VMs to start automatically after an OS X reboot but running any (non-graphical) ...
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How do I create a shortcut key to trash all files in a particular folder?

I'd like to be able to utilize such a shortcut without having to actually be in Finder looking at the folder whose contents I want to delete. For example, I could be surfing the 'net and suddenly ...
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Actual file size on mac os x

I have a large number of folders that each contain quite a few files of varying sizes (from a few bytes to 400kb or so), mostly smaller ones. I need to get the actual (not the disk usage) size of ...
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Mac OS X: Increase mouse speed on login screen

I have an iMac 27" and it takes so much time to move the mouse pointer from the upper left corner to the center of the screen to click my account entry on the login screen. Isn't there a way to ...
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How to uninstall Paragon NTFS trial

i installed NTFS for Mac OS X (trial version) and removed it when it expired, but now every time I log on, I see this box that says "Your trial version has expired. To continue using the driver please ...
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Mousing and Page-Up/Down in Terminal for Mac OS X

Compared to *nix, Terminal.app seems pretty lame. How can I get it to: Send Page-Up/Down to an application, instead of just scrolling the terminal output Mouse around in vim. set mouse=a isn't ...
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Microsoft keyboard media keys on OS X without Microsoft's Drivers

Is there any way I can enable at least the media keys (play/pause and volume) from my Microsoft keyboard on OS X Snow Leopard? They used to work perfectly on Leopard using Microsoft's IntelliType, ...
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Mac OS X and Spaces, assign to keys

Is it possible to assign the 4 or 9 spaces to some key combinations? Also that they do not interfere with another combinations?
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how to increase RAM allocation for Maya in Mac OSX

Having a bitmap displayed as a blueprint and doing poly modeling gets slow in Maya 2010. Any options to feed it more RAM? Any performance tips?