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How to use `undo.data` to recreate `pending.data` for TaskWarrior after encountering a disk full condition?

When my disk hit 100% TaskWarrior overwrote my pending.data with a zero byte file. I have an intact undo.data but I can't find a way to "replay" the data in it to get my todo list back in a consistent ...
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What ZIP compression method do common OS's natively support?

7-zip gives me 5 options for the compression method to zip files with: Deflate Deflate64 LZMA BZip2 PPMd On my Windows 8 machine, the built-in Windows Explorer utility appears to handle LZMA with ...
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How to play multiple instances of VLC on Mac?

It seems on Windows there is an option: 'Allow only one instance', but I can't find it on OS X. How do I force VLC to open new separate instance for new videos? Currently it's just replacing the ...
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Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X?

Essentially, I am trying to have a thumb drive with two versions of a piece of software, one Windows executable, and one Mac executable. I want the Mac file hidden in Windows, and vice versa. I found ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single file on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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How to convert vmware OS X Yosemite virtual machine to virtualbox?

First I've done vmx to ova : ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas /Users/madzohan/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmwarevm/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmx /Users/madzohan/Documents/VirtualBox\ ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini

I am having a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model.Earlier I was having 10.7.5 OS,my microphone was working Fine.But recently i Updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working.In System ...
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Hyperlink to file in TextMate

I use TextMate to edit LaTeX documents. Let's say I have the file foo.xlsx on my Desktop. In my .tex file how can I add a hyperlink to foo.xlsx, so that when I click on the link, the file is opened ...
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Automating an ssh connection with crontab

I've been struggling to crontab automate a git push process with ssh, and it's proving tricky to setup a key with the ssh agent. Starting with a basic script to test the agent: # set paths (all ...
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Nginx Echo Subrequest not working

I am new to Nginx. My requirement is I need to make a service call but along with proxy passing that request, I need to make call to another service/servlet. For this I decided to use Echo module to ...
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Mac as a wifi hotspot using 802.1x auth

I am trying to use my Mac as a wifi hotspot. Currently, Im running Yosemite on it. The internet connection is through en0 and the local connection is through en1 network interface. Now, I want to ...
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Is there a way to get “arp” to list devices on all subnets of a network?

I'm using arp -an on Mac OS X to list all devices on my network, but (as I understand it) this just lists devices on the same subnet. Is it possible to list all devices on the network and not just my ...
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How do you send all your email content from Outlook 2011 for Mac to a Gmail account?

I have two email accounts. The first is is Outlook 2011 on my Macbook. The second is an online Gmail account. I prefer Gmail and it's search options. Is there an easy way to send the entire contents ...
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iStat Menus forgets which items should be active on launch

When I restart, iStat Menus opens but has forgotten which metrics I'd like in the toolbar. On launch I need to check every one of these again. Anyone have a fix for this? Opened a support ticket ...
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OS X: What use are images in /Library/Desktop Pictures/.thumbnails?

I'm playing around with a shell script that changes the default Desktop background images on OS X. Anyway, I noticed this hidden directory, /Library/Desktop\ Pictures/.thumbnails/, but I'm not sure if ...
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MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
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Hidden “Icon” file not hidden in OS X Dock folder

In OS X Yosemite, I have the Desktop folder pinned to my Dock. Since Google Drive is installed and pointed at my Desktop folder, the Desktop folder has a persistent "Icon" file that I can't delete, ...
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HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer seemingly not connected to Wi-Fi… Yet somehow is?

I am struggling to figure this out. When I attempt to print from my Mac running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) it says it is not connected. On the printer—an HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer—it says it is ...
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Is it possible to get logs of dates when an application is launched in Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Suppose I want to check for an application—such as Safari—the logs of the dates the application was launched. Is it possible to get?
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Doubled terminal emulation sessions renders foreground and background of characters the same color from the destination

I have some no graphics card (“headless”) server that I have to operate via the serial port as the console to install Linux, VMware, and other OSes. For a terminal server I use a Linux box with a USB ...
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Where Sublime Text stores its un-saved windows?

I'm using Sublime Text as a notepad and usually I've plenty of un-saved files which usually are re-open after reboot or crash, but I'm afraid to lose them (which happened few times). Where (which ...
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Why do I have more than one Creative Cloud folder on Mac OS X?

This bugs me. If I delete a folder it seems to try to redownload all of my installed Adobe apps.
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Terminal executes a seemingly arbitrary command when opening a new tab in Mac OS X 10.10

I’m on Mac OS X 10.10. All of the sudden, my “Terminal” started running a command whenever I open a new tab. This is frustrating because I'm used to being able to type immediately when opening a tab ...
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how to change the startup apple logo on OS 10.10 Yosemite?

I have tried some applications that replace the apple logo. These worked on older OS's on 10.9 it changed the Apple logo but at bootup you got the apple logo for a second. My understanding is that ...
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How can I get an automatic duplicate/copy of sent messages in Apple Mail?

I have an account using IMAP and through the configuration settings I can make Mail to save the emails on the servers or locally. In any case, they appear in the default "Sent" folder. I would like to ...
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Running Mac in Full Screen in Vmware/Virtual Box in Windows

I need to test an application in Mac.Currently im running Mac in Windows using VirtualBox but it runs windowed and does not support guest additions,so full screen is not possible.Can VMWare player run ...
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What is preventing Firefox from deleting active logins/cookies on exit?

Alright, so I want Firefox to delete all active logins/cache when I close it. My privacy settings are: Accept cookies from sites Accept third-party cookies: Always Keep until: I close Firefox ...
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How can I debug OSX memory card events

I am trying to get kernel messages for memory card insertion - removal, but i don't get logs. I issue the command "tail -f /var/log/kernel.log" So i need to know how to increase kernel log level to ...
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Google drive off-line is off

I am using Yosemite on OSX et Chrome as a web brower. I installed google drive. Everything on my google drive works well when I am online. When I check the content of my local google drive directory, ...
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diff style comparison of directory contents against line by line contents of text file

Unlike many of the file and directory comparison utilities out there, including diff, I've only seen literal file to file (sometime, more than two files) and directory to directory comparisons. I'm ...
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How to install an autoconfig proxy only for the VPN interface when it's connected

In OS X I am using the networksetup tool to enable and put in an autoconfig proxy URL, which works great. Now I am trying to do this for just the VPN service when it's connected. The problem I ...
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Localhost webpage not available on LAMP over Mac OS X 10.10.1

I am trying to setup LAMP on my Mac OS X 10.10.1 I configured localhost folders including /Library/WebServer/Documents/, /etc/apache2/Users/username.conf and Sites folder. A telnet localhost 80 ...
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How can one redirect to a new host all traffic destined for an old host?

We're moving a bunch of services, say from 1.2.3.4 to 5.6.7.8. In order to test that the new services are correctly configured, we'd like to redirect (to the new host) all traffic destined for the ...
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How do I make my VPN'ed local server accessible on LAN?

At home, I have an OSX server that I connect to using SSH and VNC. I recently purchased a subscription to a VPN service provider and the idea was that the server would be connected to the VPN at all ...
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Seeing Google Chrome from Mac icon in the dock

I have two macs running on my desk. Now when I switch to Chrome on 1st of them, on 2nd it shows an icon looking like this in the dock: Sometimes it hides itself, and works that way only, not vice ...
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OSX Mavericks - Recovering from an Invalid Record Count error

I've ended up with a friend's Macbook Pro that won't boot. They've given it to me asking me to fix as they have family photos not backed up (naughty, I know!) they want retrieved. When booting up, ...
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can't ping from mac host to windows guest in virtual box

I am trying to ping to the windows 7 guest in virtual machine from mac host. but I get below message ping: sendto: No route to host Request timeout for icmp_seq 5 I set bridged-network in network ...
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How to remove the limit of how many desktop spaces can be opened in mission control?

The title says it. I'd like to remove the limitation of 15 additional desktop spaces from mission control. Is there a way how to do it (for ex. by tweaking some plists or from cocoa app in code)?
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How to avoid delete confirmation in LibreOffice Calc for OSX

Windows users can avoid the pesky delete confirmation dialog in Calc by using their Delete key instead of Backspace (according to the documentation) My Macbook only has a Delete key and so I can't ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to OSX's “New Terminal at Folder” service does not work

I often use right click > Services > New Terminal at Folder to do terminal commands at particular place so now I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. However, no matter what shortcut I ...
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Upgraded to Retina MacBook Pro and now text on my external display is “haloed”

I just upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Air to a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I use an external display (Acer K272HUL, via a Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable). All text on the new display (everything ...
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Connection Refused on Mac via FTP

I have MAC OSX 10.9.5 and I'm new to FTP connection on Mac. I couldn't find a clear list of reasons that I cannot connect to a server. The server is running but when I try to connect through ...
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Non-Functioning Mac App Store

When attempting to upgrade my OS on my MacBook Pro to Yosemite (currently 10.9.5) by launching the App Store, I receive the following empty screen. I had previously begun successfully downloading ...
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Can a MacBook Air's Delete key be remapped to “power on”?

For my new MacBook Air, the power-on button requires many tries. Can the Delete key be remapped to be the power-on button?
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Problems with X11 and Inkscape

How do i get X11 and Inkscape to work together? I cannot seem to locate X11 from Inkscape application when asked to find it. Is X11 a new terminal altogether. In simple, I need to know how to ...
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Mount point into home directory - drawbacks?

I'm creating a script which copy the content of a SMB share to a local folder via rsync (on OSX). At some point, the remote filesystem should be mounted in order to access it. To avoid elevated ...
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iMac 21.5" (2010) OSX Yosemite 10.10.2 / Thunderbird 31.5.0

I want to delete 'offered' email addresses from T'bird's lists. This is easy in 'Collected Addresses' but there are other, often duplicated, lists such as 'Family' that include out of date info. If I ...
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TeamViewer Mac OS X Errors

I have been trying to deal with problems with TeamViewer on my Late 2014 Mac Mini for the past few months, and I don't think I'm getting anywhere with the tech support. TeamViewer won't even launch ...
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How to minimize a maximized window in osx yosemite?

In my Mac OSX Yosemite whenever a window is maximized to full screen the yellow minimize button becomes disabled, along with top menu's window/minimize option and the associated cmd+m shortcut. Is ...