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How can I display post installation instructions for a MacPorts package?

Some MacPorts packages display some post installation info after they are installed. Is there a command to display them manually?
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Recover Linux ext4 partition formatted(erased) to hfs+

I have a Linux partition with ext4 and I accidentally formatted it with Mac OS X Disk Utility to HFS+ (Mac OS X Extended Journaled). I tried to recover it with http://www.r-studio.com/ on Windows but ...
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Remove one OS X installation from OS X dual boot

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" with a 128GB SSD. On it have two installs of OS X. One of Mountain Lion (10.8) and one of Mavericks (10.9). I want to remove the Mountain Lion install so I can use ...
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Changing an Application's icon from the terminal OSX

So I have an application that I'd like to change the icon for. If I drag and drop the new icon into the app's Contents/Resources/ via the GUI, the app updates ok. However, if I cp the icon in the ...
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How to get track changes version of document back after after closing document?

I'm wondering if there's a way to get tracked changes back after accepting them, saving the document as a new title, and closing out the document? I'm working in Word on a new MacBook Pro running OS X ...
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Setup a Watch Folder over a network

I'm trying to setup a Watch Folder in AppleScript which is over a home network. I want the script to generate an email when a file (or files) is dropped in the Watch Folder. How can I achieve this?
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Is there a way to keep file structure when using Photorec?

I keep getting folders that are just piles of items. I need the original structure of the recovered files.
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Arpabet phonemes to Text-to-speech engine

I'm using the Carnegie Mellon Pronouncing Dictionary for a project and it stores words as a pair consisting of the word and then the phonemes in Arpabet style... hello -HH AH0 L OW1 I'd like to ...
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How to extract .raw backup of Windows to a partition?

I have a backup of a Windows 7 drive (virtualbox install) made in .raw format and I want to extract it to my empty partition ready for Windows. Im using OSX. Any ideas? I have tried this: sudo dd ...
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How to make changes in shared folders between two Mac computers and save those changes?

I have a follow up question to the question on how to share files between two Mac computers. I've gotten that far using the "sharing" option in "preferences". Now the problem is that the person I'm ...
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How can I read PDF comments done with Mac's Preview on Linux?

I use Linux on my desktop and Mac Os X on my laptop. Mac's Preview easily allows to comment a pdf file and, e.g., Acrobat Reader allows to see those comments, but not to edit them. So, I wonder if ...
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Macbook only boot on target disk mode

Well, when I try to boot it stucks on grey screen with thunderbolt and firewire symbols, it is always trying to boot on target disk mode, I believe its a driver problem with the built-in keyboard, ...
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Find out port for a specific USB device is on Mac OSX

I have a Nexus 7 tablet attached to a Mac Min, and I need to figure out what port it is connected to. I am managing someone elses code, in which they litearally define the port: ...
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OSX Hungarian Lang, no hashmark(#) no star(*) characters

I cannont descibe this any better then show you this video I recorded. Showing keyboad viewer. Youtube video I am looking for a way to put hashmark and star to some alternate place without changing ...
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Run selfcontrol in the background

I use selfcontrol whilst working on my laptop. Is there any way to have it running invisibly so I don't have to keep being reminded it is there?! Would it be better to block the sites with a HOSTS ...
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Google Chrome cache - can I view images/snapshots of webpages?

I was working on WordPress writing up blogs, but unknown to me was the the WordPress server for my website was down. so I was essentially working into nothing, the blogs are lost, and the revised ...
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Can't copy website with curl

I want to get all the images from a website behind our company firewall, similar to what was asked here. I can access the site from Firefox on OS-X, but when I try to use curl I get: You ...
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Mac: Create one virtual audio device out of the combination of others

So I have just realized, that my Traktor Audio 6 would use EVERY and ANY input labeled device as an input...well, duh, how could I think it'd only use the MAIN in's and out's. But now I have the ...
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Should I let JungleDisk replace my /Library/Preferences/cacert.pem?

About a week ago JungleDisk Desktop backup started warning it couldn't upload a "database" file (that it uses for speed), and was falling back to a regular upload, which succeeds. Example message: ...
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Change Windows from booting with BIOS to EFI from other OS

So I have just used gdisk to remove the MBR on my Mac's drive because I got annoyed that I couldn't access my fifth partition - but then learned I could with GPT. Now that I did the "conversion" (its ...
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How to have a complicated two way sync using rsync preserving deletions

I have gone thorough similar questions on stackoverflow but they dont cover the situation that I would like to ask here. I have all my music files on my remote machine. I would like to sync them to ...
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Why Pluging in one MicroSD into my Mac creates four new devices?

I just plugged in a microsd and doing a diff before and after ls -l /dev/ > before ls -l /dev/ > after these 4 new devices show up: /dev/disk1 /dev/disk1s1 /dev/rdisk1 ...
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Application download logs on mac os 10.8.3

I want to know where can I find my applications downloads logs? Like url that the application downloaded or downloading now
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OSX - Using different DNS for different network interface

I've an OSX Mountain Lion system and, if it's possible, I need to use different DNS servers for different networks. I'm going to explain my situation: I'm at work. I'm connected to work network (by ...
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How to copy file from PC to Mac, while preserving xattrs on the target file?

I've a file M on my Mac (OS X ML 10.8.4) and file P on my PC (Win7). File P was originally a copy of file M but is now slightly updated. File M has some extended attributes. How can I copy file P ...
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Differences between DMG and various Zip-like formats?

For my everyday work, I have a few DMG files that I keep on cloud storage. At the beginning of the day, I download my DMGs, convert them from Compressed to Read/Write using Disk Utility (OSX). At ...
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OSX Keychain not remembering SSH Passphrase

I have an key with a passphrase that I would like the keychain to remember. I have put the passphrase in multiple time, each time adding it to the keychain, but it still asks me for the passphrase ...
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macport selfupdate using sudo fails behind proxy

I have just installed macport but the selfupdate fails. I suspect this is because I am on corporate network behind a proxy, but can't figure out how I can fix it. For background, I have set the ...
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How can I remap the Eject key to Key J in OS X?

I already have the KeyRemap4MacBook and need private.xml that will do this. I read the manual and tried a few things with no luck.
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send applescript a url ,if the url file's extension is “.mov” download it to desktop

I'd like to remote control my mac mini(using as a NAS with Mac OS X 10.8.2 Server)download files from URL. I think applescript can realize it. So I'm puzzled by two problems: 1.How can I send URLs to ...
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Making HFS+ volume available to Windows 8

I need help determining the best way to make several GB of files on an OS X HFS+ volume available to a Windows 8 machine. The basics of the situation are as follows: We have a wheezing G4 Mac running ...
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Recover original timestamp after command line copy

Is it possible to recover the original time stamp (date added, date modified) of files after copying them (command line, cp -r folder) The original files are gone.
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Upgrading from Mac OSX 10.5.8 – Online Download

I need to upgrade my osx from 10.5.8 to the latest. After checking the Mac store, it seems like I need 10.6 before can get to 10.8, but I dont have time to get the discs for 10.6. Is there any way to ...
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Installing rEFIt or rEFInd without OSX

After a bout installing Ubuntu on my MacMini I am now left with GRUB and no installation disk for OSX 10.8 I can boot to Ubuntu 13.04 and I have a Windows machine. I need a way to get into OSX.
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Is it possible to get a “reverse video” effect for selected text when using iTerm2 (like gnome-terminal)?

I've been developing in linux at my day job for the past year or so and while I'm quite happy to be back in OS X I'm missing some features from Ubuntu/Gnome. Is it possible to get the reverse video ...
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Harmonize keymappings in vmware fusion on win 7 guest

I'm having OS X Mountain Lion as host and I'm running Win 7 as guest with vmware fusion. And I'm using a mac keyboard. Trying to enter special characters become really confusing and a pain if you want ...
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Importing certificates with gpgsm: pinentry is not displayed

I recently installed GnuPG 2.0.19 to use GPGME with mutt (1.5.21). gpg-agent.conf has log-file /Users/jan/gpg-agent.log debug-level guru debug 1024 verbose lc-ctype UTF-8 keep-tty keep-display and ...
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Xrandr on osx not recognising screens

in relation to this question, I'm using the xrandr command in osx to perform operations on my external monitors. Unfortunately it does not appear to be recognising external montitors at all: ...
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macbookPro Slows down to half of its processing power

I have a macbook pro 2010 made, core2duo, 4 gb ram and i m running Mountain Lion on it. before few days I was playing 8 ball pool on browser suddenly my system was crashed and shut him self down. ...
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How to automatically mount 3 TrueCrypt volumes on OSX after login

As the title say I would like to automatically mount 3 volumes after logging into OSX. I saved my 3 volumes to the favorite volumes. I tried the –-auto-mount=favorites parameter from here: ...
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Mission Control covered by copy of background

This happens whenever I plug my MacBook into a thunderbolt display. Mission Control seems to be stuck like this until I restart. Does anyone know a fix? Has anyone at least seen this before?
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How to find device node on Mac OS X

I'm trying to get a Roland iModela to work on my Mac. Even if stated otherwise by the manufacturer this machine is able to be run by other OS than Windows. I already got it working on a Linux with cat ...
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How do I enable PHP on Mountain Lion and view a PHP file?

I followed this guide to enable PHP on Mountain Lion, but now I have no idea where to access the page. I tried localhost/~myusername/info.php where info.php if my file, but nothing loads.
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Can I run Windows 8 dual boot on a mac using an external drive instead of having both OS's on the internal drive

Basically, I want to keep Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro's hard drive only, I don't want to partition the drive to install Windows 8. I'm already using Win7 and WinXP in Parallels Desktop ...
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Sync chrome tabs with safari locally

I want to be able to check my open tabs on my iOS devices that I have open on my Mac's Chrome browser. I have looked up if its a possibility to sync Chrome directly with iCloud but its not possibile. ...
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How do I stop my desktop folders moving when I plug a screen into my Mac?

Whenever I connect my 24" monitor into my mac I end up with the folders on my desktop moving to the left and then when I take it out I have to re-sort them, does anyone know how to stop this?
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Mac OS X Lion - Outlook 2011 Sync with iPhone

I just had to reinstall Outlook 2011 and im having problems to sync my contacts and calendar with my iphone. When i open the Sync Services panel on Outlook it doesnt show nothing, its blank, just as ...
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Select file from cloud to upload in browser?

Is there any such extension or plugin available for macs that let you browse your cloud files and select them in finder without actually keeping a copy of these files on your computer. For example, ...
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Can't see SMB directory in Mac Finder when logged in

I setup SMB to show a "Media" section [Media] path = /home/Share/Media writeable = yes browseable = yes valid users = stef guest ok = no Currently, when I check the Shared entry ...
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Building and Using Lua for iMac

I successfully built Lua for my iMac and I can run simple controls in terminal, but I have longer programs I want to run. On Windows, I was able to just double click my sample.lua file and it would ...