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HTTP Sniffing using wireshark

I am using Wireshark on my Mac, which is running Yosemite. When I am sniffing the HTTP protocol, I can only see the HTTP/get and I cannot see the HTTP/OK.. Is there a way to enable this on my MAC? I ...
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How to copy Skype text with timestamp and names in MacOS

When I select and copy some text from Skype chat, it does not include timestamp and name if I take only one message from one user. If it is two or more messages, timestamps and names are there. For ...
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No data received (Error code: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE) when accessing goo.gl short URL

I have a strange problem. I cannot access a web via goo.gl short URL on any browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox). I'm on Mac OS X 10.10.2 The status bar will show "Waiting for goo.gl..." for 30 sec or ...
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Install OS X Yosemite quit unexpectedly while using the libBaseIA.dylib plug in

The current version of my MacBook is OS X 10.9.4 (mavericks). I've noticed lately that many apps crash. One of them is Xcode. I have decided to upgrade the OS to Yosemite. I've got the following ...
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osx ls wildcards on samba share

On a SMB share mounted on OSX, I do 'ls ../M*' and see nothing the first time, then something the second. I don't see this with a linux client, so hopefully it's an OSX mount option? If so, where do ...
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Mac OS X hard drive not mounted from BootCamp

I recently use MacBook White (Mid-2010) that has Windows 7 installed thru BootCamp. From that Windows, I can access Mac OS X hard drive with read-only attributes. Then I decided to upgrade to a ...
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Disabling QuickLook/Preview in Spotlight search results on MouseOver (OSX 9)

I am supporting a severely visualy disabled person to regain use of his Mac. The magnification need is x12 to x16 which renders only 3 to 4 words in a row in the viewport (i.e. screen). It is thus ...
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Executing control statements in zsh?

This feels like a dumb question but I'm on a mac using iterm with zsh and I've been reading the zsh manual and am trying to execute ^Xh to query the completion parameters, but whenever I do ls ^Xh ...
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How to connect/disconnect an Ethernet network with command line

I am using a balanced IP at work but some servers don't like that, they are considering it a security breach, so i often need to switch from my Ethernet connection (balanced with 2 IPs), to a Wireless ...
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Bad mpd audio playback with fifo enabled

I am using Music Player Daemon (mpd) with ncmpcpp on OS X. ncmpcpp has a feature, the music visualizer, that draws a realtime wave/spectrum of the music you are currently playing. In order to use ...
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On OS X CUPS default printer settings are not applied

On OS X 10.9.5 i enabled the cups web UI, and changed my printer's default paper tray to tray1/ tray2 (I have 2 queues for the same printer, so i can access the tray by selecting the printer). But ...
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Known hosts file keeps getting deleted

Have a weird issue where my known_hosts file is getting deleted periodically. Is there any way I can watch the file to see what may be deleting it? Any OSX logs that can be monitored to see what might ...
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Speech Recognition in Yosemite blocks sound from other sources

I have found the answer to this one before, it is somewhere on this site. However, I couldn't find it, and I searched for quite a while. When I start the Speech Recognition Server (I use it with my ...
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Double clicking on a Zip file in Finder re-downloads it from web

I'm experiencing a strange behavior, after downloading any zip file, when I double click it, expecting it would open, instead it reconnects to its website and re-downloads itself. The file is opened ...
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How do I install programming info pages in Mac OS X?

I used to have a Linux system i was able to type info libc to view info pages on the C library, including unix functions. However, now I am running Mac OS X this does not work. How do I install the ...
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dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib curl SSL error

I'm not sure what happened to my system but I am having an issue with dyld/curl, affecting my overall computer performance. I am on Yosemite. I have a feeling it's the Conda openssl. How do I just ...
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Trackpad orientation rotation by 90 degrees on Mac OS X

I am using this application called "Inklet". It lets you draw with gestures on your trackpad. It is working fine except that what ever I draw gets rotated by an angle of 90 degrees counter-clockwise. ...
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How do I swith Firefox channel from beta to stable?

I did the mistake to try Firefox beta a while back. Now it's nagging me all the time about updates. I've tried the solution given in this question, but to no help. How do I get off the beta channel ...
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How to decrypt a password hash? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air running on OS X 10.9, and I need to recover a password. I figured out the hash, which is 554bc9ec674ff1476b67a02518cd9e4a, but I don't know how to decrypt it. This is super ...
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How can I remove a broken favorites list item from Finder?

I added a folder from one of our servers to the favorites list on Finder and I don't know whether I moved the directory or whether the favorites list just doesn't play nice with folders accessed via ...
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Renamed dylib, sudo stopped working

I renamed the dylib /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib for testing purposes, but when I tried to change it back I had to realize that sudo mv ... cannot be run because it needs exactly this dylib. How can ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Yosemite?

I tried the Automator approach as described in Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Lion? - but on 10.10. this gives me no result. In Finder, there's only an error sound, ...
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Improper Encoding in Chrome

I started to get this weird issue with chrome (latest) where specific characters would be displayed as other characters. Here is one example so instead of < and > it displays W (with the ...
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Make OSX listen to a specific sequence of keys, and execute [anything]

Here's the use case. I use aText, a text expander. It has a hotkey to show a list of saved text expansions. I want to remove the need for manually pressing this hotkey. Therefore I need my OS to look ...
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Missing data after 2 logical partitions were merged automatically

I have a Macbook Pro with a 1 TB HDD in it. Windows 7 runs via Bootcamp. I've made 3 partitions. 1 for Mac (HFS, boot partition) 2 for Windows (NTFS, boot partition and data storage partition). ...
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DNS config has no effect

Neither this /etc/resolv.conf: domain xxx.com nameserver 192.xxx.xxx.xxx nameserver 130.xxx.xxx.xxx Nor this scutil output: $ scutil --dns DNS configuration resolver #1 search domain[0] : ...
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How to resize and rename images in bulk on Mac OS X? [closed]

I’ve about 300 images that I would need to resize all on the same size. Also, it would be nice to also nice to rename the resized images, so the original image is called file1.png, then the resized ...
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OS X, Bind multiple windows positions/snapshots to the same monitor configuration

I was wondering if it would be possible to save the position, size and display location for the current Apps and save it to a shortcut or keybinding. There is a lot tools out there that can do ...
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How to convert .rge files to Outlook 2010 format?

I have some Entourage archived files, of 5 different accounts, summing up to a total of approx 30 gb of mail data. I have accidently broken my mac and have purchased a windows system which came along ...
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Check if file is visible in OSX 10.10 with terminal

Using commands within the terminal how can I check to see if a specific file is visible or hidden for a user?
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diskutil shows Macintosh HD is missing (with Recovery HD occupying the entire space)

So yesterday I managed to screw up my iMac 2012 (with Fusion Drive) by installing the Mac OS 10.2.2 update... The installation stalled and when I tried to restore from an external drive using Time ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for Mailbox App for Mac

I am using Mailbox mail client for Mac, and I'd like to know what are all the available keyboard shortcuts. Some of them are similar to Gmail (like E or R). Where can I find a complete list of ...
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OSX Yosemite can't bind brew nginx to port 80

Installed nginx and php-fpm via Homebrew. I've disabled native Apache 2.4 that comes with OSX by running: glfx:~ glfx$ sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist ...
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How do I put my wireless interface back into managed mode from monitor mode in Mac OS X without rebooting?

On Mac OS X, I can turn my wireless interface in monitor mode, as explained in a 2007 OSXdaily article. I can also use the integrated Wireless Diagnostics utility to do so. Unfortunately, none of ...
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How to use new keyword dummynet-anchor in pf.conf of Mac OS X

Mac OS X introduced a new keyword “dummynet-anchor” in pf.conf file, which not used in FreeBSD and OpenBSD. The ipfw was removed in Mac OS X 10.10, How to use “dummynet-anchor”? UPDATE: What portion ...
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Recovering data from a lost/deleted HFS partition in Mac OS X

I have a 2TB hard drive with 2 partitions. It got partition by a program into 5gb accidentally. I tried using Disk Drill Pro to recover the lost partitions and it could see it but could not rebuild ...
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Playing video games on pc with mac

Here is the setup: Desktop pc running windows 7 with everything but the kitchen sink (i7, 32 GB Ram, gtx 970, etc) which I will have my games running on. MacBook Pro which I would like to play games ...
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Apple script or automator to process list of names

So I have an automator or apple script job and I have never done this kind of process before. I need to use a list of about 5000 names as input, open an application called LINE messenger, use that ...
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What is the best Web Development IDE for OS X (that is comparable to Visual Studio)? [closed]

I'm trying to find a good Web Development IDE for OS X Yosemite. And I've just run out of things to search for, so now I'm asking you - do you know of any that compare to Visual Studio on Windows? ...
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Can not update Intellij IDEA in MacOS

I recently got a error about update intellij IDEA. The error as follow: "IDEA does not have write access to /Volumes/IntelliJ IDEA 14/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents. Please run it by a privileged user ...
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Why won't Java 8 update 31 x64 work with Chrome 42.0.2288.6 dev x64 on OS X 10.9.5?

I've updated to Java 8 update 31 x64 on my OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and now it will no longer work in my Chrome version 42.0.2288.6 dev. Why is this? It worked prior to updating. I've tried the Java ...
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Creating direct keyboard shortcuts OSX

I'm a user of many different keyboards, all inconveniently with entirely different alphabets (EN-Dvorak, RU, JA, ZH-Pinyin, KO). I already have the usual CMD-SPACE and ALT-CMD-SPACE combos, but even ...
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Can't access Boot Camp partition on Macbook Pro after removing Ubuntu

Up until several weeks ago on my Macbook Pro (mid 2012) I could switch with no problems between OS X, Ubuntu and Windows 7 (installed through Boot Camp) using rEFInd. Then I decided to remove the ...
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Change HTTP/S ports in OS X Server?

I am setting up OS X Server on a local computer (for managing a few devices.) I contacted my ISP to allow me to set up port forwarding, and they said that incoming ports 80 and 443 are disabled. Which ...
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How can I create a macro to compile a CoffeeScript file I am editing from inside VIM?

I am writing a lot of CoffeeScript in VIM and I compile it very frequently by typing : coffee -c %. How can I easily create a macro so I don’t need to keep typing this?
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I can't find the location of jdk for Java 7 and 8

I have 3 different versions (jdk) of Java installed: 6, 7 and 8. In bash_profile: export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8) setjdk() { export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v $1) } ...
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Detect bad shutdowns in OSX

Is there a way to detect bad shutdowns in OS X? The best I can come up with is parsing /var/log/system.log for lines like this: 12118 Jan 28 21:51:38 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1422492698 0 ...
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Millisecond precision in syslogd on OS X

When I log messages to syslog in OS X (10.10.1), it truncates the timestamp to the second. If I log to a file, for example, I am able to capture milliseconds. Milliseconds matter when logs are coming ...
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I'm locked out of my MacBook pro because my password uses a russian keyboard but I can't change to it from the English keyboard

Is there a way to change the language of the keyboard in Mac OS X 10.9.5, or even system language, while not logged into an account (as I restarted)? This is my toolbar at the moment: There is ...
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How to get rid of com.teaksoftware.veStartAtLogin (Mac OSX 10.9.5, MacBook Pro, late 2011)

I am on a MacBook Pro, late 2011 model, running OSX 10.9.5). Looking at the system log, I get about every 10 seconds the following entries: Jan 29 18:48:44 mymachine ...