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OSX (10.9.5) running out of open files with Time Machine to shared drive

I mounted an external drive as a shared resource and made it available on my local network using AFP. That machine and another machine use it for Time Machine backups. Eventually the machine where the ...
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How to share guest (Ubuntu) internet with host (MacOS) using vmware?

My new usb-wifi dongle only properly works with Linux. I successfully set it up in my Ubuntu vmware-vm and shared the vm's internet connection. I checked that by connecting to the internet from ...
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UNIX Command to Determine Mac OS Version on a Specific HD

(For some reason, the DeployStudio forums aren't accepting new members at the moment, so I'm hoping you folks can help me out) I'm in the midst of exploring using DeployStudio for a series of test ...
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How to get health data from my iPhone?

I'm a Mac/iPhone lucky owner and also a big fan of data analysis. Maybe someone know how to import personal health data from my iPhone to my Mac?
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Can't rm or cd into directory [duplicate]

I found a directory on my machine called "Previous System" that looked old and useless and I tried to delete by dragging to the trash and emptying the trash. That failed to delete the directory, ...
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Creating a Package installer that will run an already made package installer

I am new to creating package installers. I am looking to create a package installer that First Runs an already created .pkg file (printer Drivers) then runs a post bash script that configures the ...
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Mac Yosemite shows too large backups

When I open About this Mac I see that the backups are 140TB whereas the disk space is only 750 GB Why is it so? How to change it?
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^ and < keys interchanged with Logitech G15 on OSX

At work I'm using a Logitech G15 keyboard. The Keyboard assistant doesn't detect it properly. No matter what I select after hitting Skip in the dialog shown below, the ^ and < keys are always ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Display Last Value from End of Row in iWork Numbers

In iWork Numbers (v3.5.2) I would like to display the last value (not int or bool) from a row. I have an image of what I'm looking to do below. In row 1 I have the Current pulling the value from ...
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Share iCal calendar with Google Calendar

Here's a concrete problem: I use Google Calendar and my coworker uses iCal. We need to be able to read (not write to) each others events. I can share my different Google calendars with him by ...
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How to remap Firefox to always use Cmd key for new tab

I'm trying to migrate from Chrome to Firefox under OS X and this issue is extremely annoying. In Chrome pressing the Cmd key is a universal for "do this in a new tab" command. It works for addresses, ...
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How to keep wifi sharing while Mac is sleeping?

I only have "Turn display off later" bar, I thought it should have another "Turn computer to sleep later" bar too... I don't know if this is a change of Yosemite... It is supposed to look like this: ...
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Mac Network Authentication

I'm currently running an office of 60-70 individuals that run in and out, using about 20 computers. I'm looking to implement network authentication via any working method, and would like network ...
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Sound on 2 asus MX279H Monitors from imac 27" (Late 2013) osx 10.10.3

I am planning on ordering 2 Asus MX279H monitors along with a 27" imac. I found out that the 2 monitors each have a pair of 3-watt speakers. Can OSX 10.10.3 Play audio from the monitor's speakers as ...
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How do you get rid of malicious safari browser extension?

I am running Safari 8.0.4 on OS X 10.10.2 I think when I installed filezilla there was also a malicious browser extension installed in Safari. Here is what the extension preferences panel looks like: ...
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How to Remove Synergy from Mac OSX

Hi I don't remember installing synergy but it's been in my computer for a while. However now since I don't have much space in my computer, I can't afford it taking up any space. But I couldn't ...
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USB Flash Drive on vmware workstation 10 doesn't appear in removable devices list

As stated in the question, when I connect my USB flash storage devices, the removable devices list won't even show the device in the list. While it does show other USB devices like the USB internet ...
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Is Mini DisplayPort-to-Mini DisplayPort cable different than Thunderbolt-to-Thunderbolt?

I currently trying to connect iMac late 09 in target display mode to a MacBook Pro 15" but I’m not getting it detected. My setup uses Thunderbolt-to-Thunderbolt however this Apple document says I can ...
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Hard Drive noted as 'Failing' in Mac OS X and Other installations

Recently I tried to dual boot OpenBSD and Windows 8.1. Unfortunately for me, I was inexperienced in fdisk and accidentally formatted my hard drive :( I tried to install Windows again but it refused ...
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when set default application fails

I am running Mac osx 10.10.3. I have developed an app. I have placed the default version in /Applications, but I have other versions around. When I double click the target file, the wrong version of ...
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Snow Leopard will not accept password after reinstall from Mavericks

I have a 17" Macbook Pro which I upgraded to Mavericks about six months or a year ago. Yesterday, the disk crashed and so I reinstalled from the original install DVD (thus reverting to Snow Leopard), ...
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OpenSSL 0.9.8zc -> 0.9.8zd “broke” my certificates.

I have a self-signed certificate (and CA) created on a Mac using OpenSSL 0.9.8zc. I use the certificate to secure connection to my svn server. With the latest OS X update, OpenSSL was updated to ...
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Accessing files located on a Windows drive from OS X via Parallels is very slow

I have Visual Studio 2013 running in Windows 8.1 in Parallels on OS X. I prefer to use text editors on the OS X side. The project files are stored on the Windows drive. Before I had them on the OS X ...
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Launch executable with custom root directory

How can I launch an executable so it thinks that the root directory is at a custom path, and not at the actual root. I thought it would be possible with sandbox-exec, but I haven't found any ways so ...
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Changing language of functions in Excel 2011 for Mac

I use Office 2011 for mac, with Norwegian language. I don't mind menus and such being Norwegian, but for some reason, the names of functions have been translated from English to Norwegian, and that is ...
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Wireshark fails to install on OS X 10.10.3 using brew

I've encountered the following issue while installing wireshark via brew. ➜ ~ brew reinstall wireshark --with-qt5 ==> Reinstalling wireshark with --with-qt5 ==> Downloading ...
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Unzip a file into a target directory?

I have a file called All CRGs.zip and I want to unzip its contents into a directory called data (which already exists and has some other files in). Is this possible? I'm working on OSX. I've tried: ...
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Unzip all zip files in a directory without overwriting?

I'm working in OSX. I have a lot of zip files in a directory called data and I would like to unzip them all: $ ls data 62.zip 63.zip 64.zip ... I'm using the following command: unzip -d data ...
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What is Mac OS and iOS compiled with? [closed]

I have a number of questions. As far as I know Linux is compiled using gcc and Windows is compiled using Visual Studio. I was wondering what Mac OS and iOS are compiled with. What about Android? Why ...
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PF rule using return-rst on Mac OS X does not reply with TCP reset

I'm trying to add a simple PF rule: block return-rst out proto tcp from any to any port 33128 to filter all outgoing traffic to TCP port 33128, and I'd like it to respond with a reset. However, ...
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After applying security update 2015-04 on Mavericks some site SSL certificates fail

I applied security update 2015-04 on Mavericks and afterwards some site SSL certificates (e.g. Twitter, support.apple.com, etc) fail. How can I fix this?
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Is it possible to override built-in system shortcuts in OSX with App Shortcuts?

I set up ⌘↑ to maximize / restore windows (via System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > "Zoom"). I chose that combination because it's closest to the Windows combination for the ...
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How to substitute all occurrences after a certain number with sed in OS X

I am trying to modify a bad .csv file, where the last 'column' is broken into a different number of columns due to extra , characters. I want to use sed to keep the first 4 commas, and replace the ...
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sed gives “illegal byte sequence” error when trying to replace a character

I am using the “Terminal” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I am trying to delete all occurrences of a from a file, by using sed: sed 's/a//g' file Which gives me the following error: sed: RE ...
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Terminal suddenly disappeared from my MacOS Yosemite

I just had to reboot for the first time in weeks... after the reboot, I noticed that two elements were missing from my dock: Unity3D and my Terminal (more precisely, they had been replaced with ...
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Usual port for an internal proxy?

is there a way to know from Mac OS X (a FreeBSD *nix) what port is using the internal proxy used by my institution? the proxy is one of the kind "wpad" proxy, and I need the port in order to ...
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Homebrew OpenSSL: rehash failed to verify, something is wrong

Reposted from StackOverflow Just noticed 'You have mail' in shell prompt. Here is what is says: $ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/pain": 1 message 1 new >N 1 ...
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Getting info about image dimension on Mavericks [duplicate]

I am using Mavericks OSX and Photoshop CS6. Is there a way to see images dimension when opening image in different apps ? Earlier this was working by default (using Finder ->right click on image->Get ...
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Changing Java on my Mac to 8

I'm about to get back into java programming, so I downloaded the latest version of Java, Java 8 update 40. Now, my MacBook has seen better days, and who knows how many version of Java is in it. At ...
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Type a backtick in a single press [duplicate]

I use backticks in programming on mostly OS X but sometimes Windows. Can I configure the system so that I can type them in a single press? I don't care for those òìè just these `
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My Google Chrome.app is too big. Can I remove previous versions from the Content folder?

I recently scanned my hard-drive looking for things that are taking up too much space. I couldn't believe what I found: The Google Chrome.app takes over 5 GB on my hard-drive (Mac OS X Yosemite ...
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What's the easiest way to update the units command on a Mac?

What's the easiest way to update the units command on a Mac? I don't think I have any package managers installed. I just came across the units command for the first time: 0ony:sse-py stphqu0$ units ...
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LAN is messing with localhost connectivity

I am developing a web app and am using PhantomJS (basically, a headless browser) to run automated tests. Phantom is connecting to my project locally, via http://localhost:3000, and is checking certain ...
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Connecting a Mavericks Mac to VPN using Forticlient

I´ve tried to connect to VPN using an account I was given, this account doesn´t have any shared secret, as fas as I know , they don´t provide any shared secret, their main argument is that my PC peers ...
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Apache HTTPD Configuration Errors During Restart

When I try to relaunch the Apache HTTP Daemon on OS X 10.10.2 'Yosemite' using apachectl graceful via Terminal, the software spouts the following error messages: AH00548: NameVirtualHost has no ...
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Mac Command Line Open PDF to Specific Page

The goal is to use command line to open a PDF file to a specific page. The more general question is how do I find out what args are available for any given app? I am able to open a pdf file in Mac OS ...
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iTunes naming pattern different on Windows and Mac

On my Windows machine iTunes renames and moves all my imported TV episodes to the following format: TV Shows/[show]/Season [Season#]/[Season#]-[Episode# with 1 leading 0] [Episode Name] but on my ...
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Can I use an external ssd on a 2014 1.4ghz mac mini to run Photo Shop and Light Room

I got the computer for my girlfriend who does photography for a hobby. She has a 24.1 megapixel camera and I'm worried that transferring and developing pictures that size will be slow. Will running ...
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Chrome for Mac re-opens old tabs when clicking on a link in Mail, etc

I use Chrome on my Mac and on my PC. On the Mac (as all of you probably know), it's possible to close all of the Chrome windows/tabs, and Chrome stays running. AFAIK, this isn't possible on Windows, ...