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Using tmux when network is having issues

Is there any reason why I should not be able to use tmux if I am having LAN issues? Or some tip or command line option I need to use? I am starting the tmux session locally. According to the manual ...
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Automount SMB using keychain password

Is there a way to use the automount service to mount my NAS share but without specifying my password in my SMB path? Currently, I have the following: /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # ...
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How can I print from an iPad to a network printer managed by a Macbook?

Is it possible to use a Macbook to manage a network printer such that I can print to it from an iPad? This video explains how to do what I want with Windows, but can the same be done with a Mac?
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Is there a way to change OS X (Mavericks) Reminders default alert time?

I am using extensively Reminders to organize myself. I like using the alert to remind me of stuff I have to do. My problem is that the default time is 9am which doesn't suit me. Is there any way to ...
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How to extract .bundle file on mac os x?

My problem is that I want to install VMware workstation on mac os x 10.8 I downloaded it from the internet and its extension was .bundle. I searched how to extract it on the internet, and I found this ...
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How to install wifi usb adapter drivers - OS X

I bought the EDUP USB Nano Adapter EP-N8531 and I have to install the driver that I found in the relative cd. I have the following files (in the "mac" directory): In the nano adapter case there's ...
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How do I queue multiple files for copying on a Mac?

When I copy multiple files on a Mac, the system tries to copy them all at the same time. The problem is two-fold. First of all, when you select multiple files and copy them, they all go into one ...
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How to make Terminal bounce its application Dock icon in OS X

In OS X, when a program wants attention, its Dock icon at the bottom will bounce up and down. In Terminal, sometimes I will run a long series of commands, like this: a && b && c I ...
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Why are some of my files' names are not being displayed in OS X?

Some of my files' names are not being displayed in OS X as can be seen in the screenshot below: . I have also uploaded a video to demonstrate this issue: YouTube video Any ideas what is wrong ...
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What are the small details Windows and Linux users will trip on when using OSX for the first time?

Like any other Apple product, OS X prides itself on the little details. When, earlier last week, I used my professor's Mac briefly to give a quick project presentation (mine decided to do a chkdsk at ...
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Can't import public key into OSX Keychain

I created a couple of self-signed S/MIME certificates (using OSX Keychain & OpenSSL) and then exported these into 3 files: Certificate (.cer) Private Key (.p12) Public Key (.pem) When ...
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OSX: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted

I'm trying to delete a file under OSX Lion, but can't. I get the following message: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. Here's what I've tried: select ...
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How to copy multiple files and move them to multiple folders using terminal for Mac

I have a folder on my Mac's desktop called Bthepics that has 9 images that I want to copy and move to about 500 folders at once. These 500 folders are located in a folder on my Mac's desktop called ...
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Data Recovery and file/folder restoration [closed]

I have Recovered data after accidental deletion onto a hard drive using Stellar Phoenix then copied this root file back on to the iMac YOSEMITE BETA 10.10, my sons gaming folders appear all in bits, ...
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Need help upgrading OSX to Mavericks: Fix GPT and MBR after installing rEFIt

A while ago I installed Ubuntu using rEFIt on a MacBook, 2.4GHz C2D, 4GB DDR3. Sorry, I don't know the exact model. Anyway, I continued to get errors when trying to upgrade to Mavericks. Eventually, ...
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How to disable the Chrome notification bell menu bar icon in Mac OS X?

Last Chrome version in Mac OS X adds a bell icon on menu bar which I want to disable/make dissappear. The question is... How?
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TrueCrypt mounted disk accessible by guest account

I noticed this issue. I have personal files on my truecrypt account and if it was mounted and then someone use my guest account, they can access my disk! how to prevent that? is there any option to ...
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Recover the OS X Mavericks installer which got deleted automatically after upgrade

I have two MacBooks running Mountain Lion. I just upgraded one of them to Mavericks. I was hoping to reuse the /Applications/Install OS X Mavericks.app that I downloaded for the first Mac on the ...
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ttysXXX in who command

I am just playing with my OS-X terminal. When I use the command: who It result with the following output: raj console Sep 3 09:37 raj ttys000 Sep 11 16:58 raj ttys002 Sep 11 17:53 raj ...
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Special characters on Synology NAS

I've been backing up my photos and mp3s from my MacBook Pro to a Synology NAS. Many files have names containing special characters like é and ö. I've been copying them with Rsync, as follows: rsync ...
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How to get Mac OS X Terminal.app and screen/vim scrolling to play nice?

OSX 10.6.3 Terminal.app Am a pretty dedicated screen user. Terminal.app line buffer and/or scroll does not seem to work for me. That is while in screen anything that goes past the top of the frame ...
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Can't use port 8080 - what is running on it? (OS X Mavericks)

I'm trying to run Tomcat on port 8080 using cargo, but it gives the message: org.codehaus.cargo.container.ContainerException: Port number 8080 (defined with the property cargo.servlet.port) is in ...
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Is it possible to reinstall/fix Mac OS X's system ruby without doing a complete OS reinstall?

Is it possible? I'm running into various issues at least once a week since it got corrupted or something, especially with homebrew. If it is possible, but would just be a better idea to start from a ...
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Replace OS X's shell commands with the linux versions?

The commands available by default in the Terminal in OS X, don't seem to behave like their linux versions. How can I replace all of them with the actual GNU linux commands? For example sed -i ...
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Hotkey to Mute Mic on Mac OS X?

Is there a hotkey I can use or configure to mute the mic on a 13" MacBook Pro (MPB)? I would prefer an icon or notification to confirm that it is set (even if I need to toggle the option).
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How to stop sublime text from adding a new extra line at the end?

I'm on OS X and using Sublime Text 3 and it's adding a newline at the end of document after I press CMD+S, which I don't want. I have already added below line in Sublime Text user settings: ...
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How to make a shortcut that starts a new terminal window on mac os x 10.9.1 mavericks

I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut to open a new terminal from wherever I am. A default shell in my default home directory would be great. I've been trying for a while to make this happen, but no ...
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Software: Launching League of Legends spectator mode from Command Line (Mac)

Background: tl;dr at the end League of Legends has a spectator mode, in which you can watch someone else's game (essentially a replay) with a 3 minute delay. Popular LoL website OP.GG has figured ...
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Is it possible to modify the system-wide opacity of non-selected windows in os-x, or must this be done on a specific basis?

~50% or even lower opacity on can be very useful sometimes when you have lots of clutter in the background blocking your view. The Terminal application has this nice capability in preferences -- ...
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screencapture command on mac fails silently when sshed in

I'm trying to tinker with a machine where I can only connect via shell. I don't have physical access and can't access VNC (maybe that's another question). I'm trying to take a screenshot right now to ...
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Using VPN connection in OSX will only route through the first service in “Service Order”

I am trying to get my VPN connection to only route network traffic related to my workplace through the VPN connection and any other traffic through my Wi-Fi connection. If I have my Wi-Fi at the top ...
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Backup System for Mac [on hold]

We have nearly 15 Macs and all the 'important' documents are stored on the server but saved on an external hard drive. I would like to post them on cloud i.e. aws or google drive. We have set up all ...
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Mac central password management

I have an office of 15 macs and they all have a user and an administrator created. They do link to the mac server but only to access a directory which is shared between everyone. I am trying to ...
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Fast large folder comparison utility on Mac (maybe Windows)

I am looking for a tool that could help me compare the contents of 2 big folders and detect what's changed in one of them (files added, modified, moved, copied) compared to the target. I also want to ...
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How can i avoid teamviewer to ask for an administrator password everytime I open it?

On MacOSX, I have recently upgraded from Teamviewer 8 to 9. I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions. Now everytime i want to open ...
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Mac: Associate two files

I'm looking for a way (hopefully built into OSX) to make two files always stay together. The purpose: give every file used in my classes (mostly PDFs and PPTs) a "summary file" -- which could just be ...
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LDIF to Vcard on OSX

I have to migrate very old Eudora mail and contacts to Apple's Mail and Contacts apps. I have successfully migrated the mails. About the contacts, since I have not figured a direct way to migrate ...
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Use a script to grab paths to the recently changes files on the system?

Months ago I asked Is there a program or some method to access recent Finder windows / places? After asking that question I started using a utility called Fresh to watch recently changed files all ...
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I've copied a folder over another one on my Mac, what can I do?

I've been designing a website for the past couple of weeks on my local server and I made some quick last changes before the meeting later this day. Being new with OS X, I copied the folders over to ...
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Files/Folders get weird names and become inaccessible on Samba share

Here is our current setup: Mac OS X 10.5.8 File server using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system. There is a share that is shared over AFP (For Mac desktops) and Samba for (Windows desktops). ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not operational with VirtualBox on windows 8.1 [closed]

I have VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not operational with VirtualBox on windows 8.1 I've enabled Intel Virtual technology on BIOS, turned off Hype-V but still there is the error :(... I tried ...
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Nginx on OSX 8 (Mountain Lion) won't start - dyld: Library not loaded

I recently decided to ditch MAMP for NGINX as it's what I use in production. So far I have: Installed XCode's GCC module. Installed Homebrew Installed NGINX What I've tried: Uninstalling ...
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Is there a network discovery and mapper program for OSX?

I am looking for a software that can create a network topology diagram that runs on OSX. Please give me your suggestions. Thank you!
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Retrieving Chrome History and History Archives for Mac

I've read some articles here that suggest that we are able to retrieve Chrome's history as SQLite databases: Export history from chome browser How can I view "archived" Google Chrome history ...
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How do I display the filepath field in Finder?

I'm going a bit crazy here -- for some reason I can't figure out how to turn on the file path field in the Finder application in OS X. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to find: Note that I'm ...
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How do I change the configuration on my printer to match the network on my imac?

I use 10.9.4 on an imac; have an HP Photosmart C7280 all-in-one printer which used to work on wifi. Now it doesn't. I have tried many things. The printer configuration shows a different MAC address ...
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Mail.app doesn't detect sender in Address Book

I don't understand, how does 'smart addresses' in Mail.app work. Recently I mentioned, that for some emails I don't see person's full name in 'From' column. I started to dig into this behavior and ...
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What file does OSX Mavericks look at to setup environmental variables for terminal

I changed something on my Mac and when I start terminal by simply clicking on the icon, none of the PATH variables are loaded to tell terminal where basic (or any commands) are. I have edited the ...
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X 10.9.4

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf Into etc/pf.conf in the end i add # # Allow connection via Viscosity only # wifi=en1 ...
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Is there any way to disable file preallocation in Transmission on OSX?

Is there any way to disable file preallocation in Transmission on OSX? I've tried: defaults write org.m0k.transmission PreAllocation 0 defaults write org.m0k.transmission Preallocation 0 defaults ...