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tail -f is not updating on AFP mounted share

I am running Mac OS 10.6.8 I have mounted a network drive, whose file I need to watch. I was planning on using tail. When I run the following: tail -f /Volumes/Cache-A/TransferLog.txt I end up ...
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Search Windows share from OS X

Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)? i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".
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Mac OS Modal Dialog Offscreen Blocking Google Chrome?

I have a MacBook Pro that I take from work to my house. I rarely open the lid and almost always hook up to an external monitor. I frequently find, and I'm unable to find a pattern to consistently ...
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Disable automatic fsck_exfat on dirty volume mount in Mac OSX

I've several large hard disks formatted in exFAT to keep clean compatibility between Win7/Bootcamp and Snow Leopard. Here's the problem: fsck_exfat needs something like 6-8gb of RAM to complete on a ...
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Make a dock icon always open a new window in OS X?

In OS X (Snow Leopard), I find that for web browsers and terminals, whenever I click the dock icon, it opens the existing window, not open a new one. Is there any way to modify the behaviour so that ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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OSX: Stop CDROM spinup during Open or Save

If there's a CD in my Macbook's drive, it spins up any time I invoke the Open or Save dialog in an application. And while it spins up, it freezes the application for about 5 seconds! How do I make ...
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Windows within OSX VMWare Fusion not able to access mac partitions

when I run my bootcamp Windows 7 natively, I installed macdrive and it can see all of the HFS+ partitions as windows drive letters. Read/Write performance is great. When I run my bootcamp Windows 7 ...
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Annoying small images in signatures as mail attachments in OSX Mail

How not to treat those small signature images (logos, etc.) as mail attachments? I usually want to identify a recent email with attachment, but most emails show up with many attachments. This is also ...
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How can I get all of my keys and mouse to work using Midnight Commander on OSX?

I used port to install it and I figured out how to fix home/end/pgup/pgdn in the terminal preferences, but still, none of the keypad keys work. the mouse doesn't work. Any assistance would be ...
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How do I make VirtualBox's vboxnet interface show up in the OS X network configuration GUI?

I'm willing to do any amount of frobbing of settings in .plist and .xml files to make this work. The scenario is this: I have a nice Android based phone. The phone can do USB tethering. OS X 10.6 ...
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Final Cut Pro: Multi-Multiclips?

I have several videos in the Browser that I can make a multiclip out of with no problems. Then I thought that it would be great to: Take a camera angle, shrink it, lay it on top of another one and use ...
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How can I make Mac Mail mark messages as read automatically?

I have rules set up that correctly filter messages into different folders, but for some reason no messages are marked as read.
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Safari proxy bypass for IPv6

I'm a first-time n00b on Mac (but have been doing computers since before PC's). This Mac has 2 VLANs, vlan0 in IPv4, vlan1 in IPv6. Safari can surf via IPv4 squid proxy OK. Safari can surf via IPv6 ...
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How do I change OSX package install directory?

It drives me nuts that every time I download a binary to run on OSX that it wants to install in system directories. ~/Applications is a perfectly fine place to install and doesn't require blindly ...
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When I lock my screen on my MacBook Pro my running application automatically closes after a while

First I must said that I have been asked this question in different form in this topic. but my problem didn't solved yet. When I want my laptop do a long schedule thing (like get all Mac OS X new ...
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Garageband file backwards compatibility

Is there anyway to open a file made with Garageband 5 in Garageband 4? Would it be possible to open it in another program, like Audacity, so that I can re-edit? I'm a bit new to Macs, so if someone ...
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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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Is there a way to set unique applications in the Dock per Desktop in Mac OS X?

I have many applications open and all of them show up in the task bar. However I only use a handful per desktop screen. I want to find a way to only display applications that are active for that ...
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OSX Yosemite - How to add route having two default gateways

I'm on OSX Yosemite and I have two different active connections... - WIFI (en0) - Tethering USB (en7) SnakeBook:~ root# netstat -nr Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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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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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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autocomplete text in all OSX's apps

I find my self typing often certain words. And I remember there was a cool function in Autohotkey (for PC) that let you type only a few letters of a word and an autocomplete function, completed the ...
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Remove shutdown/reset dialog keyboard shortcut

I am often using Ctrl-V (not Cmd-V) inside of some application (ie: source control popup in IntelliJ IDEA), lately, it started popping up an OS dialog asking me if I want to Restart, Sleep, Cancel of ...
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different behavior: “sudo nmap” vs just “nmap”?

I'm attempting to do a simple port scan with nmap: $ nmap 192.168.56.101 Starting Nmap 6.47 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-03-10 19:30 IST Nmap scan report for 192.168.56.101 Host is up (0.0048s ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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clipboard between osx and linux over ssh

My dream: From my osx machine I ssh to a linux machine and can copy paste with a commandline application like xclip or pbcopy, and then be able to use it on my host machine. Example input (mac)$ ...
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Python not finding appropriate modules/ python version problems

I'm trying to install w3af, and getting a myriad of dependency issues; these I'm trying to resolve by attempting to run a python script which imports the required modules - if this runs without ...
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I destroyed my Mac's PHP setup: SSL certification fails

Long story short, I deleted the PHP symlink on my Mac, and replaced it with a symlink from XAMPP. Now it seems that there's a problem with my SSL configuration or what seems to me, a lack thereof. ...
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Altiris Jobs stuck OSX 10.9.4

I have several jobs currently stuck in "Client Tasks" several of them are the same job multiple times. I have already tried: (in terminal) sudo su /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/bin/rcscript ...
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How to run VMWare and VirtualBox on OSX with Bridged Networking

So here's the issue. I'm running OSX Mavericks as host OS. I've had VirtualBox for a while, and I typically use bridged networking for the VMs I run on Vbox. Had no problems there. I recently ...
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Fixing my external hard drive partition map

Okay, so something really strange has happened, and it's a doozy, so please bear with me. Problem: I need to fix my hard drive's partition map So let me fill you in on what happened here. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is Chrome 40 rendering Ubuntu Web Font with faulty rsaquo and lsaquo?

Since I updated Chrome from 39 something to version 40.0.2214.91 (64-bit) earlier this week I noticed that the Ubuntu web font I use on my site render some characters ugly. The characters rendered ...
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How can you minimize full screen apps in OSX Yosemite?

I like keeping my windows full screen. However, when any application is full screen, the yellow button in the upper left becomes grey and is not clickable. How can I minimize the window without ...
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Infinitely typing error

I'm not sure if Google's login page, Chrome, or Mac OS caused this, but recently I encountered an error when trying to type my email into the Google login field of a webpage on my 1-day-old MacBook ...
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Paste formatting into Excel

I have a script which outputs tab-separated lines that I later paste into Excel (I'm on OS X if that matters) so the end result is a spreadsheet of columns and rows. Is there any way I can add ...
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Add Danish Dvorak keyboard layout to OSX

I'm trying to find a Danish Dvorak layout for OSX. I can't find any non-English Dvorak layouts in the system settings or while poking around the Internet. Is it possible to import the layout from ...
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Override DNS order when conencted to a VPN?

I'm having some issues with DNS when I connect to my VPN from my Mac. When not connected, scutil --dns (the DNS lookup table) returns: resolver #1 nameserver[0] : 10.0.1.1 flags : Request A ...
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OSX - Alternative for TotalFinder's Visor Feature?

Is there an alternative for TotalFinder's Visor feature? The Visor feature is a keyboard shortcut that brings up a finder window over top of the screen, even on full screen apps. I don't want to use ...
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Macbook pro bluetooth headset auto re-connect doesn't work. Requires pairing after restart

I have paired my Macbook Pro running Yosemite with Bose Soundlink OE bluetooth headset. Once after I restart the mac, I need to re-pair the bluetooth headset. Mac wouldn't save it in the list of the ...
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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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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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osx - Transform unplugged screen to space

When I unplug my 2 screens from my MacBook Pro, I would like them to become 2 new spaces (or virtual desktops). Currently, I get all the windows from the unplugged screens on my primary space. If ...
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Cannot SSH to my Server, The connection Hangs

Hello i have setup a home server which I am trying to access remotly. I did this a while back and untill recently I moved homes and ISP. I have port forwarded with my new ISP to be able to access the ...
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How to disable antialiasing in Eclipse?

My settings are OSX Mountain Lion java version "1.7.0_17" eclipse cpp 4.4.1 Thunderbolt display I have tried running in the terminal: defaults write org.eclipse.eclipse AppleAntiAliasingThreshold ...