OS X is a Unix-based operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Xcode Header Autocomplete

I am cross-posting this from Stack Overflow because the question does not fits better in this stack exchange network. I am using Xcode 5.1.1 on Mountain Lion and creating a command line application ...
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Abort Mac OS X Mavericks installation

I've tried to install Mac OS X Mavericks using Target Disk mode, but unfortunately for some reason the installer tries to install it on the source machine, even though I choose the Disk from the ...
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how to kill a node server via ant script in mac osx

In windows we can use <target name="stopnode" description="Stops all instances of node"> <exec executable="taskkill"> <arg value="/IM"/> <arg ...
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Directories will list, but are not recognize by cd

New to terminal and having problems out of the gate. Using Terminal 2.1.2 on a Mac running 10.6.8. Using the "ls Documents" will list the contents, but when I try to change directories, which I tried ...
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Run a script only at shutdown (not log off or restart) on Mac OS X

Is there any way to run a script only at shutdown? I mean, only when the computer is really shutting down to off state. This script should not run when doing just a log off or restart.
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Suggestions for cutting/clipping videos on Mac OS X (iMovie produces very large files)?

I need to cut out parts of a video (+ the associated audio, of course) to make a short clip. For example, take 2 minutes from one location, 3 minutes from another part of the video, 30 seconds from ...
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How to run --args AFTER Google Chrome is already open

How do run --args after Google chrome is already open? open -a Google\ Chrome --args --"profile-directory"="Profile 1" ONLY works when Google chrome is not running and I would like to know how to ...
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Is there any way of extracting a shared secret from a PBK file or a similar artefact from a Windows 7 installation?

My company's laptop comes with preconfigured VPN connections to access the company's network. The default setup of the laptop is a bit outdated to say the least and I was wondering if in some cases I ...
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Cross launch between 2 different version of Mac OS

I have two different versions of OS-X installed (via separate partitions) I now have 2 application folders. If I run my applications normally (say, from the dock) I am fairly confident that everything ...
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What is the sequence of files bash loads to set PATH variable

I want to understand the way PATH variable is set in Linux/Mac. What all files are loaded and in what sequence to set the PATH variable for BASH.
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How to show particular 'dot' or hidden files on OS X

Is there a way to configure OSX to always show particular dot files? I'm familiar with the commands to toggle between showing and hiding hidden files. Show Hidden Files: defaults write ...
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Why did Apple Mail delete my Sent Messages?

I use Apple Mail on my Mac Book. I have a few accounts, and the structure looks like so: INBOX - Account 1 - Account 2 - Account 3 - Account 4 SENT - Account 1 - Account 2 - Account 3 ...
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OS X Mountain Lion Telnet Client Issues

Having a very strange issue here... The built in telnet client in OS X is giving me some strange results. I normally use it for testing whether a TCP connection can be established: telnet google.com ...
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Automated conversion of .dvdmedia(VOBs) to format Plex can handle on a Mac?

I'm super impressed by Plex, and I'd like to convert all my old dvdmedia files into a format that it can understand. I have quite a few of them (the product of a dvd library being ripped to work with ...
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Microsoft Remote Assistance on Windows 7 Home Edition from OS X 10.9.3 possible?

I would like to provide remote support to my "grandma" by some kind of remote screen sharing that allows me to perform admin tasks (fixing the e-mail configuration, etc.) on her behalf. She is running ...
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Is a bootable OSX USB stick live: can try, to test an app?

I want to test my OSX app on an older version of OSX (10.8). Will a 'bootable install USB stick' (official from Apple) be live? That is, like a Ubuntu stick that offers the choice of 'install' or ...
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Why would I not want to use Apple Java?

Being fairly new to the Mac platform, I was wondering why, when downloading Charles web debugging application, they would offer an alternative download if you do not want to use Apple Java? What ...
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Picasa 3.9 Mac OSX shared database on network drive or external hard drive or nas

Hey I am trying to have both my mac mini osx 10.9 and mbp share the same Picasa library with the ability to add and edit photos (not simultaneously) to the same collection. On Picasa 3.9.137.163 in ...
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Chrome present on all desktop panes

After upgrading to Mavericks, I have this problem when using Google Chrome lately. It's about having Chrome present on all desktops panes within a display. I wanted to assign Google Chrome in a ...
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Equivalent iptables command on OS X 10.9

I want to redirect the tcp traffic temporarily to a custom port. On Linux, I use the following command: iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 1935 -m owner \! --uid-owner root -j REDIRECT and to ...
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Open file as text?

I'm working on a MacBook Pro with 10.8.5 (fully patched). I'm trying to add a new platform to OpenSSL's Configure script (Android, x86): I right click on Configure and browse to an text editor ...
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Unable to create a permanent alias in Mac OS

In Linux I can well to add alias to bashrc and it will become a permanent alias. In Mac OS I tried to do the same thing: vim ~/.bashrc export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.rvm/bin" # Add RVM to PATH f or ...
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Is there a shortcut to navigate to next application on the same desktop on mac os?

I have set up 4 desktops on my mac, and on each desktop I have several applications opening. So when I'm on one desktop, and I just want to cycle through all the applications opening at current ...
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Can't delete folder, permission fault

I have a white Mac Book and I am trying to install keyremap4mac, but it tells me that I have installed "double command". I deleted double command but in my library/startupitems/ there is a folder ...
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Installed GIT for Mac, but cannot locate file

I'm a new MAC user running OS X Mavricks and I am trying to get git up and running on my MAC. I successfully downloaded the program from the website and ran it. However I can not find it installed ...
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How do I change the running app icon for Yahoo! Messenger?

I'm using Yahoo Messenger for work however the giant smiley face looks very unprofessional on my dock. I changed the App icon the normal way and it works when the program isn't running, however when ...
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Open native browser from within a virtual machine on Mac

Is there a way to open a browser window from within the vagrant vm? This is what it says: $ open . Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console $ open http://localhost:3000 Couldn't get a ...
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The Software Update tool shows already installed updates

The Software Update tool shows already installed updates. I already installed them a few times, clicking either the 'Update All' button or the individual 'Update' buttons. The apps are: Keynote, ...
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Where are stickies ( Sticky Notes) stored on mac 10.9.3?

i deleted an important note on stickies. And i retrieved an old version of it in time machine under preferences / widgets. but the setup appears to have changed in my upgrade to mavericks and I can't ...
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Installation error rpm and yum

I use sudo port install rpm and sudo port install yum in my mac(version 10.9.3). But the installation works unsuccessful. When I use rpm, it gives the error like: Segmentation fault: 11 When I use ...
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In OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks, how do I prevent a folder with extension .pages being treated as a package?

So I have a folder name ending in .pages and I can't change it to anything else. This makes OS X think it's an Pages file, not a folder. To browse its contents, I have to right-click "Show Package ...
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Disable file sharing in Skype

I am unable to find a way to disable file sharing option for Skype in Ubuntu, I did do it for windows by using registry editor. I would like to know if there is a way to do this in Ubuntu and Mac OS ...
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mac mini shuts down when booting from recovery partition

As the title states, I wanted to go into the recovery mode/disk util so I can re-install OS X. I did this some months ago and it worked. Now all tries fail because it shuts down shortly after. Either ...
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Same keyboard settings for OSX VM & Windows 8 host

I have OS X Mavericks Virtual Machine installed(using Vmware workstation) in my Windows 8. How can we change keyboard settings in OSX so that a windows user will be able to use same(or almost same) ...
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BootCamp Windows 8 - External Drive - Macbook Pro mid 2009

I am trying to partition a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through boot camp with a Proshe Drive. 1st issue is that my MacBook Pro says I cant use Windows 8 and that I can only use windows 7 plus I don't have a ...
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How can I get a script to run constantly on Mac OS X?

I would like to do this: When the application VLC is open and I press the space bar, it pauses the video and an itunes starts to play. Then spacebar again would resume the workout video and pause my ...
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Is it possible to use self-signed SMIME certs with Mutt?

I'm trying to use a self-signed SMIME key that my company has issued me with Mutt. However, when I try to import it with smime_keys I get the following. Couldn't identify root certificate! No root ...
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Change default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks

Is there any way to change the default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks? More precisely, I'd like to make it look like in windows, and even more precisely I want to move the 'point' where the mouse ...
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Is there a diff-like tool that searches the directory for existence of the file or folder?

In an attempt to de-duplicate the data on my system, I've used tools such as Gemini for finding duplicate files across directories and diff tools like Kaleidescope for understanding how the ...
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Sharing files over network - accessing files on a Mac from a Win7 machine

This is one of those questions that has a million web sites explaining how simple it is, but for some reason I'm living in some edge case that is being difficult. First the details: Mac is running ...
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How to use HP printer on mac from linux

The question is in the title. I have printer (HP 2600n) plugged on a mac (I can switch to windows if needed) and I'm trying to print from a VPS , a linux box in the outside network. The VPS is ...
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Bootcamp no longer boots after partitioning

I used Mac OS X and Windows 7 with bootcamp for months without any problem. I had a total of 4 partitions: Macintosh HD, Recovery HD, Untitled (my windows boot drive) and Windows (I don't know what it ...
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Synergy not controlling G4 Mac Mini from Win7 64 PC

I've recently repaired my ancient G4 Mac Mini, I have reinstalled Tiger and applied all updates. I have Synergy setup between the PC and the Mac, with the PC being the server and the Mac being the ...
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Unable to connect to Cygwin from Mac OS X by ssh

I've started ssh server on Windows 7 using Cywgin and I'm trying to connect to it by ssh from Mac OS X Mavericks. It fails with next error: ./ssh username@hostname -v OpenSSH_6.6, OpenSSL ...
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Blutooth Audio Problems on Mac Book Pro

Music audio plays fine from Mac Book Pro to a Vizio 54" sound bar but spoken audio breaks up...any clues? I've tried moving my computer closer. This only happens when playing back movies either from ...
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How to move the Users folder to a new drive in OS X Mavericks?

How can I move the 'Users' folder from my main drive onto a new drive (which I just installed on my MacBook Pro by replacing the optical drive with a 2nd HD)? The goal is to separate the application ...
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How to disable the second partition without unmount it in Mac?

I've installed OSX Yosemite in another partition in my Mac. But there is a problem. For example, I installed iBooks in both partition. When I right click one of my epub or pdf file, both iBooks are ...
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allow SSH to bypass VPN on OSX mavericks, openvpn, pf

My home computer connects to the internet through an OpenVPN connection. However, I would like to be able to connect to my home computer from outside over ssh. Ssh is set up and working, but when I ...
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Reconfigure MacBook keyboard [duplicate]

I'm used to programming on PCs. On the MacBookPro, I find it difficult to find some useful keys like \ and { and |. So I bought an external Keyboard, and I would like to know if it's possible to ...
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Using trackpoint for horizontal scrolling under OS X

I have a Tex Yoda with a trackpoint. How can I do horizontal scrolling with it under Mac OS X? It works with mouse and trackpad but with the trackpoint, only Y axis scrolling works.