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How can I (on a mac) highlight a list of files in finder from a list of filenames in a spreadsheet?

I do a lot of content management. I already have a program that will detect from a spreadsheet a list of filenames and RENAME those items... but this program is limited to renaming those filenames. ...
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Mac shortcuts for Finder and Safari

I am having trouble adjusting to a Mac after years of using a PC. When I open finder by pressing command + option + spacebar, how do I cycle through the options on the left using only my keyboard? I ...
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OSX Mavericks cycle through active buttons

I have moved to OSX from a while now and something that really bugs me is that I can't cycle through the buttons of an app. For instance when I try to close an application and it asks me wether I ...
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AEBS crashing after iOS 8

Okay, let me start with the caveat that I'm a bit in the dark about what exactly is going on here. I'll try to provide all the necessary info but feel free to ask for more if I leave something out. ...
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No permission to downloaded files, only original files

I'm working on a local server and whenever I copy something to the images- or fonts-folder, I get the following error: **Forbidden** You don't have permission to access ...
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Cd between folders/git access 'permission denied'

All of a sudden I can't cd between folders and can't access gir. I simply get permission denied, as follows: localhost:Edward user$ cd Documents -bash: cd: Documents: Permission denied ...
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How to fix Mac's swiss keyboard to do braces correctly?

I'm a swiss developer and always developed under Windows or Linux. On those platforms, the swiss keyboard layout did the following: Alt Gr + ä: { Alt Gr + $: } Alt Gr + ü: [ Alt Gr + ¨: ] But on ...
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Show read-only files from SSD card on Mac OS X

I have photos on SSD card and I'm unable to view read-only files after copying the files to my computer. The photographer has used that read-only indicator to mark the taken photos to edit. Using: ...
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What is the difference between OS X and Linux filesystem? [closed]

When I go to the terminal in a Mac running OS X 10.something, which is everything now, the file hierarchy and naming scheme, especially when I cd to the root of the hierarchy it looks identical to ...
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launchd seems ignore StartCalendarInterval on Yosemite

I tried to update Homebrew on time with launchd. My plist file is presented here: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Windows PC equivalent of 'Show package Contents'

I have a Unity project that loads external movie files as movie textures. The .mov files are loaded using relative pathing. On the mac, I get it to work after compiling by simply copying my videos ...
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Write back partition being resized

I have problem with my mac it don,t boot. After some research i find out that it mark partition as crashed and want to check it. But while checking it say invalid sibling link and can't repair because ...
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ssh over USB on Mac osx returning port 22 network is unreachable

When I try to SSH over USB to my device running linux, I get "ssh: connect to host 10.90.1.2 port 22: Network is unreachable" Mind you, I can run the same command "ssh root@10.90.1.2" on my linux ...
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Automatically switching between network interfaces

When commuting I usually have several network interfaces active on my MacBook (phone, hotspot, bus wifi). Periodically one of them becomes slow/unresponsive, and I have to manually switch to another ...
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Where did pep8 went when I upgraded to OSX 10.9.5?

I just updated OSX to 10.9.5, but I now miss pep8, brew did not help, how do you install pep8 on MAC OSX 10.9.5? I already accepted the new license with sudo xcodebuild -license.
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How to know your Mac is not compromised (software and hardware) after lending [closed]

Is there a way to find out if your Mac has been compromised software and hardware wise? I have a pre-unibody MacBook (2007), and it was in someone else's hands once. I want to make sure: the person ...
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problems dual booting Linux on OSX using rEFIt/rEFInd

Firstly let me start off by saying that I am a novice at this type of thing, so any help/advice is appreciated. I'm having problems dual booting on my MacBook with OSX Lion (10.7.5). Trying to ...
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hide Dictionary.app's search candidate sidebar on OS X

Is there any shortcut or gesture or whatever protocol to hide/close Dictionary.app's search candidate sidebar? on OS X...any morden OS X operating systems. I have accidentally hidden it several ...
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How to diagnose short freezes/apnea on my Mac

I'm using a late-2011 MacBookPro running OSX 10.9.5. For the last couple of days, I'm experiencing short periods (1-2 seconds) of unresponsiveness where everything freezes, including display, mouse ...
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How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac?

How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac? I can't find the PC settings General option on Mac. I need to disable it to use a special USB driver.
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No Startup folder in Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

I'm trying to save a new default worksheet in Excel for Mac 2011. Instructions say to save it in the Startup folder at this location: /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Startup/Excel There ...
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Mount encfs volume created by encfs4win on OS X or Linux

I created a few encfs volumes on Windows 7 using encfs4win. One is on Dropbox others are elswhere. I am not able to mount these volumes on Linux or OS X. On Linux Mint I use the frontend Cryptkeeper ...
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Setting up OS X Server

I am running OS X 10.9.5 and want to setup Apple's Server software. I have installed v.3.2.1 (13S5179). When I launch it, it gives me the message: "An error occurred while configuring your Server" ...
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Rsync unhides files when syncing

When I tell rsync to sync 2 folders with -a /source/path/ /destination/path, hidden files become suddenly visible. Is there a way to tell rsync not to unhide those files, but simply copy the folder as ...
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sub versioning with a TSQL Mac osX client

How can i setup ANY t-sql mac client connecting to a ms sql server and connect it to our svn server? i am looking to mimic MS Management studio + red gate. where once you have added the SVN link you ...
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Installing java for mac

I tried to download and install Java on my mac, but it doesn't work it says that the java is 10.6 version and I need a version for 10.9.5 macbook ... so any help please? any secure links to download ...
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Create a simple installer, to install files into existing app on Mac OSX

I'm trying to find the simplest way of creating an installer. This installer doesnt install a specific app, but installs some files into an existing app e.g. /Applications/MyAPP/ In Windows there is ...
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Replaced OS X Mavericks During Ubuntu Installation - Can't Reinstall Mavericks

I installed Ubuntu on my 13-inch retina macbook pro (late 2013) and decided to erase OS X and replace with Ubuntu. I regret doing this since now my wifi isn't working (pretty sure it's a driver ...
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How to jump to specific character on Mac OS X command line?

I know that to jump to first character we have to type ctrl + a and ctrl + e for last character. But how do I jump to any character for example 4 character from start?
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How do I use MacPorts' Perl installation with MAMP?

I have MAMP 3.0.6 and MacPorts 2.3.1. There are some Perl modules that I need to use (through some CGI scripts), I installed them on the MacPorts Perl installation (e.g., p5.16-dbd-mysql), but I can't ...
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Mounting external HDD in Mac OS X from Ubuntu system

I have a 3TB HDD that is connected to my Ubuntu desktop via USB. How can I mount it (the USB HDD) as a drive on my Mac OS X machine over my network while it's still connected to the Ubuntu machine? ...
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record the websites/remote servers visited from my computer

Issue Summary and Description I would like to record all outgoing requests from my computer (in this case a mac) to any websites or remote servers. I mainly program magento applications and with ...
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How can I move Picasa3 from one OSX machine to another without burning disks?

I have all my pictures, captions, etc in Picasa3 on one OSX machine. I want to move everything to another OSX machine. How can I do that? I'm aware of the "backup" feature (Tools -> Back Up ...
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Open an ssh session and pass a password on login

In the place where I live the internet connection basically works as follows: You have to configure your network interface to use a unique private ip and the organizations servers as gateway, which ...
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Change file extensions from uppercase to lowercase in Mac OS X

I'm copying files from my Nikon camera to my iMac several times each week using Nikon Transfer 2 which changes the file name but keeps the uppercase extension. I spend a lot of time changing 100'ds ...
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Is there a way to update SMB protocols on legacy Synology products like USB Station 2?

I have been using a Synology USB Station 2 for some time. It was working fine with my Mac until I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) & Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). After that upgrade, there's always ...
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Windows cursor for mouse cape

Do you know if a windows cursor exists for Mousecape. I have looked on google and I have been unable to find any that look like the one on Windows 8/10. If one does not exist could you make one or ...
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vim leaving empty display on exit

I'm on OSX using zsh and vim clears my screen on exit, unlike less or man and other applications. When I exit vim, the next command prompt is on the very bottom of the screen, leaving empty lines ...
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WineSkin on Mac: Multiple applications in one bundle?

I've been playing with Wineskin a lot lately on my Mac, and it honestly is quite an amazing tool - I can run many (even high-caliber) Windows apps that I usually boot up VMWare for natively on my Mac. ...
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OSX 10.9 network up triggers browser launch with router configuration page

I have installed a MIFI tool a while ago on an OSX 10.9 and since then every time the network connection is up, a browser window pointing to 192.168.1.1 is opened. I uninstalled the MIFI tool and ...
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OS X scan folder for new html files

I am looking for a way to scan a selected folder for new html files. The idea is to save html files on my mobile then have those files sync to my home system and then download (through a download ...
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MAC OS X Internet Sharing with 802.1X Auth

I have an issue, i am in College, and i have a PS4, but as it seems i can not connect it with the network because they use 802.1X auth type. I found a solution, MAC has an option to share internet ...
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bash: git-receive-pack: command not found

I've just changed the git remote for my server, and now when I try to use git push web master, (after staging and committing the changes), I get this: bash: git-receive-pack: command not found fatal: ...
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'subl' command stopped working in zsh

When I try to create a file from the command line I get the error zsh: command not found: “open This was working and stopped a few days ago :( In my .zshrc file the shortcut is: alias subl=“open -a ...
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Ruby installation issues with RVM

I've been following the directions at http://installrails.com to get my Macbook Air setup for some ruby work but I am running in any issue with RVM. When I try to install Ruby I get the following ...
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socat as argument to ssh: “bash: socat: command not found”

If I ssh into an osx box from a linux box, issuing socat works fine. However, if I give the socat command as argument to ssh it fails. socat was installed in osx using brew. Any idea why this is ...
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OSX - Schedule programs to start at night, close in morning

On Mac OSX, is there a program or method I could use to start an application (say Dropbox) at around 9pm at night and then close the application in the morning (say 9am). I've found Dropbox is making ...
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How to make 4k happen on mbpr 13 with U28D590D?

So I'm trying to make U28D590D 4K monitor work with MacBook retina (13" Late 2013). So far I was able to make 30Hz over HDMI, but I'd like to get 60Hz via mDP. It looks like people can do it using ...
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Chrome: force youtube to play video in h.264 instead of WebM/VP9

I am using Chrome as my usual browser on OS X. Since the introduction of VP9, youtube videos are now mostly streamed in VP9, requiring a lot of CPU computing to decode and killing my battery. In ...
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Cannot open SVG file, but see it in preview (OS X)

I have a "broken" SVG file. When i want to open it with Preview or Illustrator, i get an error message: But i am able to see it in QuickLook in OS X: and also within the Finder: I ...