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How to auto start a mac with socks server on using ssh?

There are a number of tutorials online that teach to use ssh as a socks5 server, after sshd is up, the next step is to have a terminal open, then open a socks5 server port by typing something like the ...
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Bridging Bluetooth devices with OS X 10.9 MacBook Pro

I have an iPhone 4 (Bluetooth version 2.1), a MacBook Pro running Mavericks (Bluetooth version 4.0) and a small drone that can only communicate via Bluetooth 4.0. The software to control the drone is ...
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Can I run QGis from the command line on OSX?

I want to run QGis from the command line in OSX (so that I can create a high-resolution image of a project). But lots of Googling has convinced me that it may not be possible in OSX. Does anyone ...
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Macports Apache httpd not starting on Mac OS X Yosemite

So, after 2 days of struggling to figure why Macports Apache httpd suddenly decided to stop working, finally it came down to this: $ sudo bash -x /opt/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k start ARGV='-k ...
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Remote login on mac through Putty

I have enabled remote login through the system preferences (shows green) Tells me that to ssh I should do user@ip And is enabled for all users. In my firewall setting, firewall is off. I am able to ...
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Google chrome helper using a lot of memory MAC

i find in my activity monitor that i have around 10 google chrome helper processes and most of them use 300-400 mb.On some questions i read, they say to change the plugins from run automatically to ...
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PHP - Exec on user's GUI session

I am trying to get a PHP script to execute an Applescript which opens an application.* PHP is running under the _www user. And while it can execute Applescripts with the osascript command, it can't ...
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native mac malware opening urls across all browsers

I'm a security newbie so please excuse the solely high level symptomatic description of my problem. My friend doesn't know how he got it, but he has some form of malware on his mac which, when he ...
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NoMethodError with Ruby when installing SoundCloud 2000 client for CLI

I’m trying to install SoundCloud2000 on my MacBook running Mac OS X 10.8.5. I have Ruby 2.2.0, mpg123, and portaudio installed. Installing SoundCloud 2000 as a GEM seems to work fine: gem install ...
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iMac mid 2011 with Yosemite [closed]

My screensaver app tries to connect to a folder on my NAS that no longer exists and this causes problems. I tried to give the screen saver another path to a local directory but it does not change and ...
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pointer has life of its own (MacBook Pro)

I have a MacBook Pro, and the mouse is randomly moving around, but it seems to be happening at only one place. At my local Starbucks. My Bluetooth is disabled, I have not installed any software ...
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Multiboot by UEFI boot manager for Win8.1, Mac OS X and Linux

I am trying to build a hackintosh and want to multi-boot 1) Windows 8 2) Mac OS X and 3) Linux. Each OS will be installed on their own harddisk. If the motherboard and display card are fully ...
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Where does Chrome define default extensions when creating a new user

At the moment I'm specifically looking for this for Chrome on a Mac. When creating a new user where does Chrome copy the defaults from? I suspect something located in ~/Library/Application\ ...
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How can Power PC apps (HP printer) be made to run on Intel chip based Macs

My old HP Deskjet 5550 printer will not run on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5 since Power PC apps are no longer supported. Is there a way around this?
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Snow Leopard Show Contents of VPN

I got the credentials to connect to my company's VPN from home. I'm running Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Problem is I can connect to the VPN, but no remote Volume appears in the Finder. I've tried in ...
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How can I make OS X Finder ICON VIEW act responsive?

Finder is great for the icon view but the icon view doesn't adjust the icon layout when you alter the window dimensions... can we change this to act responsive?? Like Pinterest?
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Port forwarding outgoing request with PF

I'm trying to redirect all outgoing traffic from my local machine on port 843, to go to my local service on port 1234. So, when I make a request to e.g. 1.2.3.4:843, I want it to connect to ...
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How to create a schedule for SelfControl app

I want to block my blacklist Mon-Fri 6am-12pm and 1pm-5pm (closely related to this post), but I don't know enough about Applescript to know how to set up a schedule. Any ideas for how to achieve ...
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dnsmasq: DNS request timed out for machines in local network

I have a vagrant machine running on my mac with virtual hosts I want to make available to my local network. I installed dnsmasq via brew and have the following in its /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf: ...
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How to create default bookmarks in Yosemite for new local account creations?

I need to be able to reproduce my preset bookmarks in Safari created from the local admin account onto newly created local accounts. I am working on getting a new Yosemite image for my company but I ...
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Downloaded Bitcoin core from Github, getting configure error: (configure: error: libdb_cxx headers missing)

I'm following along with Andreas Antonopoulos Bitcoin book Mastering Bitcoin Chapter 3 (The Bitcoin client) I'm on a Mac and used homebrew to install the dependancies: brew install autoconf automake ...
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Outlook 2011 on OSX doesn't show notifications for filtered emails

I created a rule to immediately move new email to a folder in Outlook 2011 on OSX. Whenever new mail is received and it's sent to the folder via the rule, there is no desktop notification. Nothing ...
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How do I transfer epub files from iMac to Samsung Galaxy Tab 4?

Have 2 iMacs, one running 10.10.1, the other 10.4.11. My old Nook can be plugged into either, and I can drag-and-drop my epubs onto my Nook. Just got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. No longer able to ...
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Worked but started to crash

So i followed direction in changing the coding and everything worked properly for a little while. Reason i did this was to speed up my computer in which it did, but once i began opening up multiple ...
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Remoting into an iMac from a Mint1 17 computer

My father was using an old iMac ( not sure how old ) before he passed on. He took care of it completely. Now his widow is using it to keep in touch with people. She is in her 80s and not all that ...
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Mac .bash_profile.save How to make it run by itself / where to actually change paths

trying to change my path for Ruby / SASS. I have always used a file in my home called '.bash_profile.save' In there I have the export paths which work fine but only when I run: source ...
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How can I VNC to a machine that is using a Shared Internet connection from my iMac?

I have a Windows XP machine that is connected to the Internet using a shared ethernet connection with my iMac. From my Macbook Air that is connected to the same router, I'm still unable to connect or ...
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Authentification fails with TeamViewer after reinstalling the application

I used to control a remote computer via TeamViewer. This morning, my TeamViewer application (I am on Mac OS) crashed while I was using it. It then failed to open and close properly. I did not ...
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Printing sorted files in Mac OS X (wrong order)

I have many (about 100) files 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf... In Finder I sort them by name and sent to print, but they are not printing on the sort order (always 2.pdf -> 1.pdf -> 3.pdf or something like ...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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Prevent some programs from using VPN on Mac OS X 10.10

Problem: I have created a VPN and it works flawlessly. However, I want to prevent certain programs, such as FTP and IRC, from using the VPN. In other words I want everything except FTP and IRC to go ...
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If I install a Linux VM, will I be able to work with ext filesystems from my Mac?

I'm working from a Mac and need to edit a few lines on a Linux partition. (I need to enable SSH on Raspbian for a Raspberry Pi, but I need to do so effectively headless – I don't have any peripherals ...
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How to transfer files between OSX and Android phone wireless?

I have MacBook running OSX 10.10.1 and Android 4.4 phone (Sony Z3 Compact). Both devices are connected thru Wi-Fi to the same router. Is there any way to easily transfer files wireless between them? ...
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MAMP “localhost” doesn't work unlike 127.0.0.1

What to do to fix this? my etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost and using terminal with command: file -b /etc/hosts i got ASCII English text, with CR line terminators but ...
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how to apply CSS when using Devonthink Pro's “Clip to PDF” Bookmarklet?

I use Chrome on Mac OSX Yosemite to view articles on the web. Some of these articles I want to capture to DevonThink Pro Office as PDF. Obviously I want only a clean ad-free rendering of the article, ...
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How to update bash on Mac OS X Yosemite

Just trying to learn bash scripting a little. My old bash version: Bash version 3.2.53(1)-release... I've updated my bash on mac os x yosemite with homebrew: brew update brew install bash Then ...
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Every hotkey in Photoshop selects the Path Selection Tool. How do I get my shortcuts back?

Since updating to Yosemite, my Photoshop CS4 for Mac has decided the Path Selection Tool can do every job, lol. I went to "Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts..." and made sure it was on the default settings. ...
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How to mount/unmount webdav server directory using Terminal

I use OS X 10.10.1 and I want to mount a HTTPS webdav server directory as a volume on my local machine using Terminal. I found this utility -- mount_webdav -- which seems to work - I created a ...
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Personalized keyboard doesn't work on Windows using Parallels with a OS X 10.9 host

I have a personalized keyboard I made using the ukelele application. Whenever I open some applications, though, my keyboard is completely ignored. Parallels is one of those. How can I fix the issue?
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Access forbidden 403 trying to access files

I've just gotten a new macbook pro, now i have had no experience in macs before so I'm a noob with them. I have tried to install xampp, it was done successfully but then i type into my browser ...
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How to delete old $PATH echo in Mac

After i changed my Mac username(using the way supplied by Apple Documents), I found that when echo $PATH, there are some old paths in it. ...
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Xcode has deleted my folder contents

I created a new Xcode project with AFNetworking Application template, then I chose a folder in which to create the project. Suddenly, Xcode crashed, and this folder has nothing in it except a 2kb ...
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Yosemite: Three Finger / Look Up Trackpad Gesture Not Working

The Look Up / Three Finger trackpad gesture is not working in Yosemite for my user. This gesture was working in Mavericks, but stopped when I upgraded. If I log in with the Guest user, the Look Up ...
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Why is Postgres sending network traffic on OSx

I was looking through my Activity Monitor seeing if there was anything running that was hogging my network and noticed that Postgres has the largest amount of bytes sent. Now the numbers aren't ...
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Writing Windows Installer from a Mac to a USB for PC usage

I have to reinstall an ultrabook which came with a Windows Installation disk but no reader. The only machine which has a CD/DVD reader in the house is a 2007 iMac. I think BootCamp makes a ...
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OS X: Capture video from Flash player anywhere on the web

It's almost 2015 now, and almost all known methods on OS X to capture videos from Flash player seem to have ceased to work for me. I'm not talking about well-known video hosting websites, which are ...
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No audio booting windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro using BootCamp

I've been trying to run Win8.1 on my MBP using BootCamp assistant, but for some reason there is no audio. I've tried everything, including installing all the latest drivers and restarting the boot ...
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How to use mdfind for a literal exact match in filename?

I want to locate a literal filename exact match, and not all files containing that word in their name. I tried mdfind -name "^filename$" but the regexp doesn't seem to work.
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What's the smartest way to copy-rename (backup) several files in different folders at once in the shell?

I want to copy-backup several files in different folder at once before updating ntpd. Example (one file only): sudo cp /usr/sbin/ntpd /usr/sbin/ntpd.old Files: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen ...
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How to install windows software esword onto mac using wine

I opened this app setup.exe from http://www.e-sword.net/downloads.html In wine bottler and it created this .app file in a directory of choice. When I double clicked it, it opened this wine file ...