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Automating email sending by using telnet & FTP on OS X CLI

Running the following script: #!/bin/bash cvs_domain=abc.com cvs_mail_server=mail.${cvs_domain} cvs_port=25 telnet $cvs_mail_server $cvs_port<<_EOF_ EHLO $cvs_domain MAIL FROM:my_mail@abc....
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In OS X 10.6+ how do I use Finder with a wildcard characater in the filename to find files?

In OS X 10.6.6+ Finder I want to list filenames that have the word "windows" in it with a filetype of ".doc". Here's what I used to be able to enter in other systems: *windows*.doc. I know I can ...
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Add more than two windows in SplitView macOS

Is there any workaround that enables adding more than two windows in the SplitView introduced in El Capitan?
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Installing Python Chromagnon for OSX Terminal to extract/restore Google Chrome tabs

I saw this suggestion posted here http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/19500/tool-to-read-data-from-google-chrome-snss-files/19501?noredirect=1#comment46394_19501 but am not sure how to ...
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Share Internet from Windows 10 to Mac OS X via Bluetooth

I have managed to share Internet from my MacBook Air to my Windows 10 netbook successfully. But sometimes I'm using the Windows computer as the primary one for various reasons and want to share in ...
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How do I { maximize | zoom } the current pane in an iTerm2-integrated tmux session?

How do you zoom the current pane if you're using tmux through the iterm integration? Iterm has its own zoom pane key sequence (by default, shift+cmd+enter), but it only seems to work on native panes, ...
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USBSMC history on a Mac

How do I find the USBSMC history on Mac if it was cleared from the console? I am trying to see devices previously connected with date stamps. The operating system is El Capitan.
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Download Songs off Zune

I have a super old Zune player with a bunch of my music loaded on it. Is it possible to download the content of the Zune to my computer (it's a Mac)? I see posts about an app called Windows Phone, but ...
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Suspicious Active Internet connection in Netstat

I recently discovered the tool netstat on my Macbook Pro terminal and there are a lot of these connections that seem to be allowing any ip and any port to connect to my machine. Is this a sign of ...
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MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7.5 with Windows 7 x64 2 partition

I want to backup both Mac & Windows partitions onto a completely OS interchangeable Seagate Backup Plus 2 Tb drive. (I don't know what program was used to do that.) I've read that formatting to ...
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Mail OS X png attachment changes to jpg

Created illustrator image with transparent background, saved (exported?) as.png. When I attached the png file to an email - MacMail OS X 10.10.4 - it converted to a jpeg. As a test I sent it to myself,...
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VirtualBox Installing Guest Additions Not Allowing Full Screen Mode

I'm running a Windows 8.1 VM in Virtualbox on OSX. I want my Windows 8.1 to be able to display full screen but of course to do so you have to install guest additions. Which I then did, but after ...
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Can a computer with one Wi-Fi adapter both connect to a Wi-Fi network and share Internet over Wi-Fi?

I will explain my use case but I am asking about what is technically available with Wi-Fi technology, so please don't submit alternative solutions as answers. I have a MacBook Air and a cheap Windows ...
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Accessing local Windows machines by hostname on OSX

This is very similar to Referencing computers by their name between OS X and Windows operating systems but my question is of a different nature: I can see my windows desktop in finder as a "shared" ...
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Textwrangler: Move to next or previous word

How do you move by word in TextWrangler (on OS X)? (just like vim's b and w keys when in command mode.) I have emacs key bindings option turned on, but M-f and M-b don't do anything.
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How do I run a job in the foreground with the at command on OS X El Capitan

I figured out how to enable the atrun daemon on OS X so that I can use the at command. However, any job I schedule seems to be run in the background. For example, if I schedule echo "testing", the ...
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How to make guard/listen work on Mac/Vagrant

I'm trying to set up Guard and Listen in order to forward fs events from host Mac system to guest Linux. Maybe it's just me but the documentation is not clear to me - I have not been able to make it ...
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Startup Disk freezing

I have 2 startup disks on my old MacBook (10 years old, yay🎉) which worked fine until a few days ago. I created the second startup disk because the first one wasn't working a few years back (apps ...
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Can't Find Mac File (Witcher 2 from App Store Save Files)

I need to find the save files for a game I downloaded because now it's loading and saving very slowly. Because it creates a new save file every time you save, I want to go in manually and delete the ...
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vim seems not loading .vimrc on OSX sometimes

In .vimrc there is a line set expandtab, but sometimes this doesn't work. The problem is When I press tab key a new tab is inserted and it is not expanded to space. I can see the 'tab' is there with ...
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Chrome: videos don't full-screen properly (OSX and Win7)

So I am using Chrome (version 50.0.2661.102 as of writing this) and sometimes when I watch a video, it doesn't full-screen properly. It only takes up the space between Chrome's address bar and the ...
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Two EFI Boot images showing up

I made a Bootable usb stick with linux mint using terminal with the dd command. When I boot my mac and hold the alt key I see my Macintosh HD and I see two times an EFI Boot. Can it be I did something ...
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dual boot total mess, what ways to continue?

I have a macbook pro and I wanted to switch to linux (mint, mate). I have rEFInd installed and working, but everything is a total mess now. So here are some questions. In the rEFInd boot menu I have ...
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How to rotate only one page in document to landscape in MacOS X Pages?

How do I rotate only one page in document to landscape in MacOS X Pages? How do I set up unique style for one page in MacOS X Pages? For example, making specific paddings.
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OS X what are default ownership and permissions for home directory?

In related questions I see instructions on how to set permissions. What is the default OS X permission for one's home directory. How is mine different? (See snippet): jbenniMac:~ jbenni$ pwd /...
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Change a shortcut on keyboard plugged in in OSX

Friends, I have two USB keyboards and I want to have different combinations of the following shortcut with different keyboards. Is there a way that I could automate that change on keyboard being ...
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mac to mac vnc through ssh for dummies. Is my connection encrypted?

I am finding online tutorials very challenging and I feel compelled to ask a question that I'm sure is common: How do I control the screen of a remote mac on a (remote) home network, where all info ...
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Un-pause all paused processes osx

In osx it is possible to un-pause a single process with the command: kill -CONT 1234 Where 1234 is the process id. Is there a way to un-pause every paused process on the machine? Why: There is ...
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Downloaded package (xxx.pkg) can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

I'm the developer of an application which clients can download from my website (lightroomstatistics dot com). The first time the clients or I, on a different computer, start the downloaded installer I ...
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SSH error “Connection reset by peer” - no obvious cause

I'm trying to SSH a shared host server and everything has been working fine for over a year, but now without explanation whenever I try to connect to it I get: ssh_exchange_identification: read: ...
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echo $path returns blank on Mac

echo $path is returning blank for me. The following are contents of my .bash_profile. CHANGE PROMPT export PS1="►►" export TERM=xterm-color export GREP_OPTIONS='--color=auto' GREP_COLOR='1;32' ...
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Getting my private key from my OpenShift account

I am a relatively new user to OpenShift. I have some experience with git and I was using it perfectly on my old Mac. The Mac broke down and had to recycle the parts to a store that recycles computer ...
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Cannot load webpage on one particular computer

I have a computer running OS X 10.6.8. One particular webpage will not load regardless of browser or network. Here are the symptoms: The website does not load when the URL is entered into any ...
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Entries in my Mac OSX routing table

I undestand basics of IPv4 and subneting but I could not find a definite answer of what some of these entries in my routing table mean: netstat -nr Destination Gateway Flags ...
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OSX 10.11 remote login without taking over display

I want to be able to run updates for a few computers all from my desktop, while the users of those computers are logged in and working. Is there any way to log in to a remote computer as it's Admin, ...
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Locate command to add all Volumes to Database

I have a Mac with two partitions, one for Mac OK with Mac OS extended journaled format and another with NTFS format. The problem I have is when I create a locate database with this command: sudo /...
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How to check if make uninstall will work

FYI I'm on Mac OS X El Capitan. I compile things using CMake and make on my machine on a day to day basis, but without so far having understood CMake or make in any respectable depth at all (I have ...
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Mac Graphics Card Game Compatibility

I'm trying to download a game on my macbook pro. On the game's site, it gives the following minimum requirements: OS: OS X 10.8.5 or higher Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: ...
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Make an OS X install that boots in single user mode by default

I'd like to make a bootable OS X on a USB stick for the purpose of running some maintenance scripts. Ideally, I'd like it to appear as an option when I start the machine with the Option key held down,...
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Chrome locks up every once in awhile due to crashpad_handler

Every so often when browsing the web, Chrome locks up for awhile. Often it makes the Kill / Wait popup appear, but if I click "Wait" it eventually does come back. If I run top -o cpu when this is ...
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Doesn't a PC keyboard work in Mac using VMWare?

I use this keyboard-mice combo on my PC and now I've installed El Capitan using VMWare, but the media keys aren't working on Mac virtual machine. Is there some specific config that I need to change in ...
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How to increase volume on a virtual machine?

I've installed OS El Capitan using VMWare Workstation and sound is too low, for example, testing iTunes. Is there a way to make it loud in the same level as happens in Windows (which is, in my case, ...
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How to removed signed trusted app from Mac OSX?

On my Mac OSX machine I ran an app that was correctly signed by my organization, but not downloaded from the app store. Now when I go into Gatekeeper and change the allow apps setting to only the app ...
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Self-creation of odd database files?

Quark 11 has just created two files and they now appear in my 'open recent' list. One is called 'link', one is called 'ls'. Neither can be opened by this version of Quark, both are locked. I don't ...
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How make a list with all download URLs terminating with tar.gz within a web directory

So, I want download all files terminating with tar.gz in this URL per example: http://ns334561.ip-5-196-65.eu/~fgscenery/WS2.0/ but i need it with format of a list like: http://ns334561.ip-5-196-65....
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How do I access local web address in a microsoft virtual machine?

I have downloaded a Windows 8.1 VM from Microsoft's dev center to do local testing for IE11. Host is OSX Guest is Windows 8.1 Using Virtualbox 5.0.12 Host machine /etc/hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www....
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OS X tags on network shared files don't work

I would like to use OS X tags on files in a Windows shared network location. I expect the tags information are saved in the DS_Store file, so I made sure to run in terminal: defaults delete com....
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Macbook Pro kernel panic - without something plugged in?

Last year I had the screen replaced on my late '13 MBPr and it has worked fine until recently. At this point I need to have something plugged in for it not to crash - either an external monitor or my ...
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Mac OS X issue: new Finder window is “blank” until Force Quit > Relaunch

Machine is a '06 Mac Pro 1.1 running OS X Mavericks (installed via SFOTT) Sorry, don't have enough of a "reputation" yet to post links, so you'll have to Google 'SFOTT for Mac' if you're unfamiliar ...
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Apple Music skipping through songs

Few days ago I noticed iTunes skipping through songs. I didn't really understand what was happening so I started investigating: Different networks make no difference no problem with my router / ...