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Use specific version of package per directory with Homebrew on Mac

I often find myself switching to a specific version of a package installed with homebrew when switching projects. $ cd ~/Desktop/projects/project1 $ brew switch phantomjs 2.0.0 Cleaning ...
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What are files that end in ~ on OSX? (e.g. test.txt~)

I'm simply wondering what files that end with ~ are used for. Also, while I'm here, what types of files are generally "hidden", as well, which on OSX are .-prefixed. Are hidden files and ~-suffixed ...
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ggplot2 doesn't load in R/RStudio - Application not responding

I have installed ggplot2 version 1.0.1 on R version 3.1.3, using install.packages('ggplot2', dependencies=T) Checking for the installation: find.package('ggplot2') returns [1] ...
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Possible to drive 5K display with MacBook Pro + Thunderbolt PCI chassis + Capable Video Card?

It's my understanding that currently the only Mac hardware that specifically supports an outboard 5K display (like this one) is the Mac Pro and that this only came along with the recent 10.10.3 ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reapply sorting in Excel 2015 Preview for Mac

In Excel 2013 for the PC, you can press Ctrl-Alt-L to reapply a filter/sort on a table in your worksheet. This shortcut does not work in the Excel 2015 Preview for Mac. I tried other variations on ...
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Synergy 1.7.1 OS X 10.9 to Windows 7 drag and drop causes secure socket error: SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ?

I am currently running Synergy 1.7.1 Pro activated on OS X 10.10.4 and Windows 7 Enterprise SP1. This is under a domain controlled Windows corporate network and I imagine the root of my issue is ...
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How to run specified terminal command from context menu on right clicked folder?

I'm quite happy I found out about Finder > right-click > "New Terminal at Folder". To make it perfect, I'm looking for a way to run a specified command right after. Automator doesn't seem to have such ...
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How to zip a folder in osx excluding the “Icon” file?

I have been trying to zip a folder using the terminal and excluding the Google Drive pesky "Icon" file. This is the command I tried using: zip my-zipped-folder.zip -r folder-to-zip/ -x "Icon" ...
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OSX Guest Account Default Application

On a shared computer running OSX 10.10 I have the guest account enabled so that all files and browser history are deleted for those who use the account. I just installed LibreOffice so that guest ...
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Adjusting 10.10 Desktop Change Python Script

I'm not fantastic in Python and I'm currently using a script based off of https://gist.github.com/gregneagle/6957826. I'm looking to make one change to the Desktop Image Dictionary Keys option in ...
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Why is Google removing my .gsheet documents?

Everyday I'm seeing Google Documents removed automatically from my Mac and they appear in .Trash for some reason. However when I recover these files, I could still open them. Is there any known ...
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Mac OSX unable to SSH connection reset by peer

I have an SSH server running at home and I am trying to connect to it from school. But when I try to connect I get: ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer However, when I ssh ...
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Change Mac phone call defaults

I have Lync for Mac installed on my machine. When I try to make a phone call from the Mac messages application , it routes me to the Lync to make the calls and fails. How can I change this setting to ...
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Cannot log into migrated Apple OSX 10.6 user profiles

The problem: I cannot log into either of two migrated profiles on an OSX 10.6 system What I did: I'm rebuilding an OSX 10.6 system for someone due to a failing disk. The old disk was unbootable but ...
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Mac users create text with non standard accents

When a Mac OSX 10.3 user inputs text in Wordpress, his accented characters such as é or è are not rendered correctly on Firefox and Safari. The accent is shown too high in relation to the letter. ...
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Converting iso file to USB: problems with “dd”? [duplicate]

I'm a total total noob who is trying to download Linux Mint on a Mac OS X using a USB flash drive (8 GB). Here is the info I put into Terminal in order to convert the iso file to one I can put on the ...
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How to convert iso file to USB (don't even know how to mount)

I'm a total total noob who is trying to download Linux Mint on a Mac OS X using a (8 GB) USB flash drive. I know there is some way to go into terminal and convert the iso file, but I don't know how. ...
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MPlayer Extended rev. 15 won't play some video_ts files under OS X

My MPlayer Extended rev. 15 won't play some video_ts files under OS X. I put in one DVD which played fine when I opened the video_ts file, but it isn't working for any of my other dvds. I open the ...
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How do you write to a file within the command line?

Specifically mac, but for future reference for those that come across this post, this could be on any OS. So am learning the command line, and one utility (perhaps the only one) which seems to be ...
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Will a homebrew installation of mysql conflict with xampp or netbeans?

I had mysql installed on my OS-X machine via macports a while back. I think it ended up conflicting with something I used for a wordpress test site (something like XAMPP), and I wasn't able to ...
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iMac crashes randomly : apple hardware test codes 4M0T/40000003:HDD-1325

My iMac(mid 2011 27 inch) is consistently crashing after 15-30 minutes, vertical lines flash and it goes to a grey or pink screen, then restarts after about 2 minutes. I have run the apple hardware ...
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Go to specific row number in Numbers (OSX)

Is there a way in Numbers to go to a specific row number? For example I need to find an alternate way to not have to scroll but rather can immediately go to row # 3000.
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Sharing Android Phone's WiFi connection with OSX

Is it possible to tell OSX to connect to an Android phone (Sony Xperia Z2) via BlueTooth / USB and use the WiFi connection that's setup on the Android phone? I've tried to setup Bluetooth PAN on the ...
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Get OS X Chrome to accept self-signed SSL certificate for localhost

I've been trying to get this working all day, and I have a strong feeling that my issue is specific to Yosemite. I'm running OS X 10.10.3 on a retina Macbook Pro. I took instructions from ...
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OSX - Stop Bluetooth Low Battery Message

I've seen this asked before but never any solution. When using the Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad a message pops up when the battery level gets down to 15%. When you click the message away it ...
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In a Terminal profile, how can I set it to cd right after ssh connects?

I'm on OS X, using Terminal (bash) to connect to my web server. I'd like to set up the Profile so that it opens to a specific subdirectory after ssh connects.I don't always want to start in this ...
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Can I run Skyrim on Mac with Bootcamp with my machine?

Here's the situation: I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2. My Mac looks like this: V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA ...
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Make a custom yosemite install image on os x

I'm in charge of reinstalling os x on the computers of every new hire in our company. We're just starting to learn about the awesome things that you can do with OS X Server including NetInstall. I ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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.zshrc doesn't export variable for anaconda

I installed Anaconda Python on my Mac today and following line was added to .bash_profile by Anaconda. Since I am using zsh so I moved this line to .zshrc. However, it doesn't work properly even if I ...
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mac find -name *.png does not work [duplicate]

I am trying to recursively search for a filename ending in .png My find command works fine for *.js, but not for *.png. ~ >find dev -name *.png ~ >find dev -name bluerightarrow.png ...
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Routing RDP traffic to Windows 7 VM using pf

I have a machine running OS X Server which has a Windows VM running via Parallels. I need to route traffic from the external adapter on port 3389 to an internal/virtual adapter. I have tried quite a ...
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running scripts using SSH Tunnel mac

I have got a SSH tunnel setup using Coccinellida tunnel manager but I really can't work out how the hell I run the scripts I need to!?!? its says it is connected but I have no text area to write the ...
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Setting Environment Variables on Mac OS X

I'm new to using Mac OS X. From my understanding, it uses Linux under the covers. I have a need to add an environment variable. Currently, whenever I start a terminal window, I've been executing ...
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Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 Preview .iso file

Using bootcamp to create a mountable installable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso gives me an error saying: Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO ...
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Sublime text – configuration to focus selections right away while searching

Transitioning from Textmate to Sublime text and sorely missing one feature: In textmate, when searching for "sometext" in a single file, "Cmd–g" sets focus to selection, so that you can edit current ...
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Cannot copy large files between a Mac and a PC over WiFi

I have a 17" MacBook Pro (Late 2011 model). Whenever I copy a large file between them (> 1GB), the transfer stalls or fails outright after the 1st gig or so. It doesn't matter if the file is on the ...
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Why does bash need && to echo a variable on one line?

Why does SOMETHING=1 && echo $SOMETHING need && to return 1 Why doesn't SOMETHING=1 echo $SOMETHING return 1
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How to find a file which ends with “/folder/subfolder/” in Mac OS X Terminal?

I would like to find a file which is located for example in /Users/username/Library/folder/subfolder. I know that last two subdirectories would be /folder/subfolder but I don't know in advance what ...
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Applescript Ext Loop early

I've created an applescript loop that automates a repetitive task. It prompts for the amount of times to loop, and then does it's thing. However I've been asked for a way to exit the loop, if for ...
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Files opened when I open Word

When I open word for first time it opens a bunch of other word documents, probably some of the documents that I used and closed last time. Is there anyway to avoid this? I want to open just the file I ...
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How can I scroll horizontally with my regular mouse?

Normally, I only need to scroll up and down, but when using software like trello, waffle.io, a text editor with large amounts of code on a single line, etc, I need to scroll horizontally. Using the ...
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XAMPP won't start Apache on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite

I had a local XAMPP stack running on my Macbook Pro fine for weeks (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, XAMPP 5.5.24). Then, I spent some time trying to install a library, in which I somehow messed up the ...
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Windows 10 Preview as Fusion Guest VM

I tried to install Windows 10 Insider Preview (x64) - Build 10074 in a VMware Fusion 7.1.1 VM but it always hangs at Please wait a moment (with the spinning thing). Is there a way to get around this? ...
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OSX Sleep mode messes with sound and window sizes

Here is my work environment: 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 (The Force Touch thing) Latest OSX External DELL Screen connected with HDMI (set as the main screen) Apple Earbuds connected to the rMBPs ...
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colorize files on MacBook terminal

I have a dedicated remote Linux server, and was able to add this code to my ~/.bashrc file: alias ls='ls --color' LS_COLORS='di=34:fi=0:ln=36:pi=5:so=5:bd=5:cd=5:or=31:mi=0:ex=35:*.rpm=90' export ...
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USB PPD Printer (Sharp AR-M160) does not show up on OSX 10.10

I have an old Sharp AR-M160 Multi Functional Printer and I want to get it to work on OSX 10.10 Yosemite. Here they offer PPD-Drivers for 10.4 which I suppose should be fine and installed. I checked ...
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Get my computer’s location from Terminal in Mac OS X

Can I get my computer’s location (running Mac OS X) to the granularity of city and country from the command line? The system clock has it so I am wondering if it's possible. I know I could get the IP ...
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wifi still connected while macbook in sleep/hibernate mode

my brand new macbook is still connected with wifi even i put it in sleep mode how do I know wifi still on? i pinged macbook ip from another machine accidentally, thats how i found out. is it normal? ...
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Deleting user defaults under Mac OS X 10.10.3

Since a short time (I (guess* since Mac OS X 10.10.2) I was able to clear my settings under NSUserDefaults via defaults delete ~/Library/Preference/<my app>.plist But all of a sudden it does ...