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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 ...
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Google Drive with a .gitignore like option

With git and hg, etc, you can define .gitignore file that will prevent certain folders/filetypes from being saved to the repo. Is there anything of that nature for Google Drive? In the preferences, ...
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is it possible to reboot into Recovery Mode on OS X 10.9 without holding down Command and + R?

I really need to reboot into the Recovery Mode of OS X 10.9 so that I can fix a problem flagged up by Disc Utility, however I cannot hold down the Command and R buttons myself as I am quadriplegic. I ...
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Disable the caret browsing permanently in Firefox on a Mac?

I don't use the caret browsing and I want to remove F7 key function from Firefox. Can that be done?
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What is the difference between Ctrl+L and Cmd+K for clearing the terminal screen?

I've to realize that both of these keyboard shortcuts accomplish the exact same goal: clearing the terminal screen in OS X. The only discernible difference I can see is that the Cmd ⌘+K shortcut ...
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Whats the process for erasing disk, reinstalling Mac OS and restoring data and apps

I was told by the Apple genius bar that my OS was messed up and is slowing down my macbook. I was told to erase the disk, reinstall the OS and restore the apps and data from my Time Machine. I'm ...
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Mac: How to install Windows 10 Preview on Parallels

I'm trying to install Windows 10 preview on Mac OS X with Parallels, but the ISO file is not recognized by Parallels. The ISO is not defect, I've checked the Hash.
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Screensaver spanning multiple monitors on OSX

Is there anyway to have a single screensaver span multiple monitors in OSX Mavericks? On windows, there are certain screensavers (including default ones I believe) that are multi monitor aware and ...
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run a script when an application is open in OSX

I want to be able to know when an application is open sot hat i could run a bash script in osx. How to monitor for open applications? say for example I open chrome browser then i want to run a bash ...
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How to view sent time for Outlook event invitation

I'm using Outlook Mac 2011 on OSX 10.9.5, and I cannot figure out how to see when an invitation was sent. The event invitation doesn't have the 'Sent' field like a normal email does. I tried looking ...
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How to ssh from Linux client to OS X host without error message “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”?

My LAN comprises a desktop computer running Linux (Debian Wheezy), a MacBook with OS X Mavericks, and a modem-router; ssh with Linux host and OS X client functions well - no problems connecting from ...
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Making application globally available in Terminal

I've downloaded ffmpeg and placed it in a folder, say /user/bla. Now every time I wish to run ffmpeg, i need to enter system:random/path user$ /user/bla/ffmpeg [arguments] Can I make the application ...
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Can't convert PDF into image, because of 'no images defined' error

I've the following PDF file: http://www.fmwconcepts.com/misc_tests/pdf_tests/test.pdf But when I'm trying to convert it via: $ convert test.pdf test.png I've the following error: convert: no ...
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How to install the debian bash-completion using homebrew?

I want bash to install bash command completion on my mac using brew.
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VLC media file kind attribute differs from Mavericks to Yosemite

I have noticed since I started using OS X Yosemite beta 3 that any files that by default open with VLC now have the Kind attribute set to just VLC Document, except for MP4 which also opens with VLC by ...
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View macbook pro desktop screen on my MacPro display OSX Mavericks 10.9?

I got two systems: Macbook pro and Mac pro Both are connected to the same WiFi network. I would like to use my Macbook pro while working on my Mac pro, interfacing with it a window or ...
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Cloud storage/backup/sync options

I have the following four needs and am looking for one or more apps/services that can solve them. I have a lot of photos that need to be backed up. These are rarely ever viewed, but I don't want to ...
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Similar command suggestion in terminal

In ubuntu (and likely elsewhere), if I misspell a command, the shell suggests similarly spelled commands: askewchan@foppl:~$ exi No command 'exi' found, did you mean: Command 'ex' from package 'vim' ...
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logmein is constantly trying to launch something on my Mac

I have looked everywhere but I can't find what is kicking it off. I can't catch it either since it's only there for split second. 9/30/14 5:15:57.792 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: ...
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Disable only one of two connected iSight cameras?

I have two Apple TB displays connected to my laptop, ant I'm running into all kinds of problems having both iSight cameras detected. Is there any way to selectively disable just one of the cameras? ...
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Scrollbar hit area is too small on OS X

Here is a zoomed screenshot of a terminal window corner with lots of output. I marked with a red paint an actual area I need to click to drag the scroolbar, anything below or to the right from that ...
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Both Thunderbolt and WiFi are connected at the same time. Which is being used?

At the office I've got a MacBook Pro running Mavericks, connected to a CalDigit base station which provides Ethernet over Thunderbolt. This works perfectly. However, I often have to go to meetings ...
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detox not removing all whitespace

Here's a process that is giving me some trouble. Hope you can help: I unzip a file generated by system X. All files have white spaces interspersed in the file name. I use detox to remove the white ...
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CTRL + SPACE Shortcut Key for Context Menu on Mac

I'm writing as a last resort after my many hours of searching.... My System is: Mac OS X 10.9.4 Firefox 31.1.1 Thunderbird 31.1.2 It seems I must be going about my goal to access the context menu ...
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Fixing bad timestamps on Skype 6.19

I was doing a bit of testing of a javascript app that had me changing my timezone all over the place. While that was happening, I got a couple of Skype messages that got assigned bad timestamps. Now ...
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Ask Homebrew to open URL of a package?

Homebrew packages include a URL to the package webpages. For example: 13:38:39 ~ $ brew info atk atk: stable 2.14.0 (bottled) http://library.gnome.org/devel/atk/ /usr/local/Cellar/atk/2.12.0 (205 ...
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installing octave on OS X - get error and not sure how to fix

I have done a brew update && brew upgrade and brew install octave --without-docs afte a while I get: patching file libgui/qterminal/libqterminal/unix/ExtendedDefaultTranslator_mac.h ...
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OSX and bacula: system backup or malware?

Worrying about the bash "shellshock" bug, I have taken my iMac off the network and checked for open ports. On OS 10.9.4, when I run netstat -atp tcp on the terminal, I see an unexpected entry for ...
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Sudo suddenly not working correctly on OS X?

I have started noticing that commands requiring the use of sudo on OS X Mavericks are failing, e.g. I just updated Meteor and it couldn't write the launcher script sudo cp ...
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Is it possible to hide directories on share using Apple ACL?

I'm just setting an office server running Maverick Server. I can setup control to directories and block some users or group from accessing certain things. However, I can't seem to find any way to ...
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Python 2.x and Python 3.x with Beautiful Soup Package on Mac OSX 10.9.5

I am fairly new to Python and have run into some problems installing Beautiful Soup. I am running Mac OSX 10.9.5. I installed and used Python 3.4 during a summer and installed Beautiful Soup 4 for a ...