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Vundle directory automatically copied to dotfiles directory with weird permissions

I just installed mathiasbynens dotfiles (only the bootstrap scripts, not os x default, not that it matters). The bootstrap script copies all the files to ~ folder (not symlink, copy). Anyways, I have ...
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How to free a port on OS X when lsof(1) reports that it is not in use

I am a developer working in OS X on Eclipse. A bug I have been working to fix in a web application results in some very strange behavior when resetting an instance of Tomcat, resulting in the ...
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dotlock permissions problems with dovecot and OS X 10.10.3++

I have installed dovecot on OS X Yosemite via Homebrew. But for some reason I can't get it to fully work properly anymore starting with the 10.10.3 system update by Apple. There's some kind of ...
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How to safely set a user specific environment variable for non-interactive ssh connections?

I am setting up a unison based backup procedure. The client is a Windows Server and the server is OS X 10.10 server. I have a dedicated backup-user on the server that is allowed to connect through ...
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Open a new file from command line on os/x using default application for the file type

This should be quite simple .. but is not working open x.txt Just hangs using iTerm2. The default app should be TextEdit.app. So how to do this? Note: I have also tried open -a TextEdit.app ...
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How to reset icloud music library

After introducing Apple music I have completely lost my touch with itunes. First my itunes library was ruined, and then icloud music library is messing with me from day one. Now I want to find a way ...
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Storage requirements for booting Windows 10 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite

I have read a few articles that state that, for booting Windows 10 (using either Boot Camp or rEFIt/rEFInd) on a Mac, you should have at least 30GiB free of disk space, and at least a 16-20GiB flash ...
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How to install itunes on osx with homebrew?

I couldn't find any itunes on homebrew to be able to install. Am I missing something? I tried: brew search itune I've got Caskroom/cask/itunes-producer Caskroom/cask/itunesscrobbler ...
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What are /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ and ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ for?

I see a lot of old crufty stuff in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ and ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/. Doesn't each browser manage its own plugins in independent application-specific directories?
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IO errors from ESXi to OS X Server (NFS or rsync)

Ok, so here is the context. I have a OSX Server 10.8 inside a VM. This VM is attached to an iSCSI volume (from a thecus bay where it is a RAID5). This volume is shared via NFS and AFP. I have some ...
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OS X 10.9.5 and Microsoft Office 2011 corrupt table formatting troubleshoot

My task was to take three columns of data – "item #", "description", and "quick ship" (each column contains lots and lots of data...) from Excel and move that into information into a table in Word so ...
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MAC beginners questions

My GF wants to update her PC to MAC ,and weve found the following on amazon...http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001UGY400?colid=1T8ZDO6FU9KDC&coliid=I1P7TSDLD0KZH0&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl ...
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Good Open Source Package Manager for OSX [closed]

I am new to OSX, having been a Linux user for years I am used to work with apt and how nice is just to update and upgrade mi computer software. What is the best similar solution for OSX for open ...
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Clearing redirect cache in Chrome and Safari

I used to have a self-signed certificate on my test site, such that http://example.com redirected to https://example.com. I have since removed the certificate as well as the redirect, such that the ...
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Set network card to AP mode in OSX

I am trying to do OSX's internet sharing from the command line and there doesn't seem to be a command for it, so I'm trying to do it manually by turning the network card to access point mode. I can't ...
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Unable to Use IPv6 Tools from Command Line (OS X Yosemite)

ssh, ping6, traceroute6, etc. all hang when I'm trying to access a host via IPv6. My machine is configured for IPv6 as far as I can tell (via sites like http://ipv6-test.com, etc.) I'm not sure ...
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How does conda's source activate foo work

Anaconda's documentation for managing environments states that activating an environment is done using: source activate <env-name> I've noticed that with conda installed, activate is in the ...
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Keep java 6 along with newer java versions (for photoshop cs5)?

I have adobe photoshop cs5 on a mac that was updated to yosemite. The yosemite update brought me to java v7. Trying to start photoshop now results in an error dialog telling me that photoshop needs ...
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Why does mac iterm and iterm2 not source .bashrc or .bash_profile?

I have ready many posts related to login/non-login and interactive/non-interactive. It would be my understanding that .bashrc should be sourced from iterm - which is interactive logon shell. It is ...
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Freezes MacBook pro

i have a mid 2010 macbook pro 4gb ram and nvidia card 13.3" . Sadly enough a few months after I bought it it started freezing . The screen is just static and unreaponsive. prior to that i installed ...
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Search text in zipped files and move them to other folder

Friends, On my Mac, I have 100s of zip files in a directory named Test. Let's assume I have files a.zip,b.zip,c.zip....... Now I want to grep all files for a text "searchText" and move the matching ...
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On OS X, Incorporating PDF Tools into a larger Folder Actions workflow

As sort of a continuation from this post: How do I set up a OSX service to delete the first page of a PDF? These shell scripts are very useful. I'm in a similar situation to the OP, and I've gotten ...
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Disable memory compression in Mac OS X for specific application?

Is there any way to disable the memory compression in Mac OS X for a specific application? I read how to disable it in general at Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks? , but in my case ...
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Script for Mac Mail Subject Line

I send out shipment notices using Mac Mail to my customers, I have a signature template built, but I always have to put the words Your Order Has Shipped in my subject line. Is there a script that I ...
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List of files that control logging and the corresponding log files OSX

The title should be clear. However, some logging done by syslogd can be controlled using asl.conf. Where can I find a list of files that control all the other log files that come as standard? (not ...
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Skype crashes at start even after deleting all settings

I've got latest Skype 7.10 on Yosemite 10.10.3. I used it last week and it worked flawlessly but today it 'quits unexpectedly' every time I start it. I already went to ...
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How to replace text within two words on TextWrangler?

I have a large XML file with hundreds of thousands of lines, and I need to replace data between two words (tags, in reality). Ex.: <foo>Sample Text</foo> Where I need to replace ...
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Applescript to create link in specific place of MS Word document

I'm trying to make an applescript to work like this: 1) I let the flashing cursor at the precise place where I want the link to appear in the MS Word (v. 15) document. 2) I press a keyboard command ...
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Hoping to open a SQLite Manger in-memory database from the OS X command line

I like Firefox's SQLite Manager plugin because it's easy to show people how to use it. But ideally, I would like to be able to seamlessly move seamlessly between SQLite Manager and the sqlite ...
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Macbook Pro Startup Repair

in the last week my macbook started and worked so slowly I restarted my mac, but appeared the prohibitory icon alternating with the apple logo. After some minutes appeared the flashing folder icon. ...
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Using ubuntu from a mac (alternatives to X11 forwarding + XQuartz?)

What would you say is the latest/preferred way to connect from a mac to a linux box? At the moment I am using X11 forwarding over a dedicated ethernet connection plus NFS shared folders. My ...
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is Keychain Access Secure Notes saved in the cloud?

I use Keychain Access secure notes in my Mac for storing important notes. My question is that the information i saved there backed up into cloud(icloud)? if i re install Mac OSX and enter my Apple ...
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How to use nano in /usr/local/bin

I'm trying to install the most recent version of nano on my mac. I did so with homebrew, and it seems to be the first version listed in my path, i.e. `which nano` -V returns GNU nano, version ...
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How to create custom shortcuts in Excel 2016 for mac

I recently updated to Excel 2016 from Excel 2011 for mac, and I'm missing a very important feature which saved me a lot of time: custom keyboard shortcuts, i.e. being able to create new shortcuts for ...
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OSX Homebrew MySQL Installation Gone Bad

I'm having issues with getting mysql installed properly under homebrew. I want homebrew to manage it, and I had it installed manually using the .dmg installer beforehand. I've backed up my data into ...
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Whitespace treatment in OS X vs Linux in Bash

I am trying to run a very simple script on a few different platforms: #!/bin/bash STRING="this is a test" echo $STRING , and I cannot tell why on Mavericks and Yosemite I get the output: ...
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VirtualBox 5 - Win 7 or 8 guests: Graphics Adapter that will allow free upgrade to Win 10

I had two machines: OSX Yosimite with VirtualBox 4.3 and a Win 7 guest OSX Yosimite with VirtualBox 4.3 and a Win 8.1 guest Both had the Win 10 upgrade icon but they both said "Unfortunately, this ...
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Find .htaccess files on OSX

Hidden files are already visible in my computer (I used Revealer) but I can't use finder to find .htaccess files. I tried typing .htaccess in the search field, selected the options "File visibility" = ...
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Which URLs need to be whitelisted for MacPorts to work behind a proxy?

I can use only allowed web resources via corporate proxy and to add something new to that list I should know a URL pattern, e.g. https://*developer.apple.com/* What URLs need to be whitelisted for ...
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How to execute command and use it's result in sed correctly?

I have a config file in JSON format with following block "device" : { "name" : "MyPi", "type" : "ws2801", "output" : "/dev/spidev0.0", "rate" : 250000, ...
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Is it possible to set up two-finger drag on OS X with Apple Magic Mouse?

Is it possible to set up two-finger simultaneous tap on the Apple's Magic Mouse to be recognised as drag? Simply that I could tap with two fingers on the magic mouse and then drag content by moving ...
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How to automate pressing right command key on a macbook using python

I am doing some automation for my testing work on mac. While a lot of tools and libraries are available to simulate button pressing on keyboard(like pyautogui and osascript), I could not find a way to ...
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Enabling TRIM 3rd Party SSD MacBook Pro

I have a 15 inch mid 2012 macbook pro and a 3rd party Intel SSD (INTEL SSDSC2CT240A) that reports: TRIM Support: No. I have scoured the internet all returning varying statements from: Trim support ...
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Netcat connection closes after connecting through python

So I have installed Netcat on my raspberry pi and my mac and I can get them to connect really easily. Problem is that if I want a python script on my mac to establish the connection when the raspberry ...
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Why can't I open applications that I drag and drop onto OS X Guest VM?

I am running OS X Yosemite. I have a guest VM (Yosemite), that I would like to copy applications onto. It has the same appleID as my host VM. I drag and drop the application from the application ...
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How to find out what system processes an executable/app uses OS X?

I'm trying to find a way to find out what other processes an executable uses so i can block/unblock the app and those processes on my firewall. For example, Google Drive app uses Discoveryd to ...
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Mac Chrome Hebrew Letters showing up in squares

I have Chrome 44.0.2403.130 and the hebrew letters show up in squares. (Macbook Pro OSX Yosemite 10.10.5) My encoding is UTF-8 I uninstalled Google Chrome (using app-cleaner) and reinstalled. I ...
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Switching monitors and wireless peripherals between different computers (Ubuntu and OSX)

I am not sure if this is the best place for hardware (peripheral) recommendation questions, please direct me to the correct site if this is not the case. Let me introduce the context of my question ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't start decryption after password entered

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Pro. Last week I found the computer with a gray background with a folder symbol with a question mark in the middle. I couldn't do anything with the computer so I ...
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El Capitan beta - VirtualBox 5 won't open: Effective UID is not root

I had VB 4.3 running on OSX El Capitan betas 1-3. I installed VB 5 and it doesn't launch and gives the message Effective UID is not root. I found the post at VirtualBox does not start on Mac OS X. ...