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httpd-vhosts showing syntax error

I am using the following tutorial. However when I test my apache I am getting the following error: Syntax error on line 1 of /Users/jessmckenzie/Sites/httpd-vhosts.conf: Invalid command ...
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Unable to connect to mongodb running in virtualbox (host: Mac OS, guest: CentOS)

I am using CentOS 7 in a virtualmachine running on Mac OS X using Virtualbox. Unfortunately I am not able to connect to the VM's database from my Mac OS host. I am using NAT as network for the VM and ...
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recover the currently loaded scripts in bash

I just typed rm ~/.profile instead of vim ~/.profile. I have several terminal windows open still. Can I recover this easily, based on what was run when a different terminal started?
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cats broke my macbook triple boot (maybe) can't boot anything except OSX

I use Bootcamp for Windows and rEFInd boot loader for Ubuntu 14.04. It used to work fine. Macbook Pro late 2014, came with Yosemite, upgraded to El Capitan. I was booted into Ubuntu and out of the ...
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How do I copy an entire HDD to another external HDD without errors? (Mac OSX)

Recently I got a hard drive adapter that would finally let me open my old Macbook Hard Drive. I want to copy every single file on the hard drive (basically the whole thing). But there is a problem, ...
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How to get mono audio output in OSX on old macbook?

I would like to output all system audio as mono in OSX. Following this answer, I tried checking the "Play stereo audio as mono" option under the System Preferences > Accessibility tab, but it has no ...
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Why does my macbook pro power off the internal SSD drive?

I moved the HDD to optical drive bay, and in it's place put in a 128 GB SSD Adata SP600 128 GB drive. I have been facing a peculiar problem. Whenever I try to install OSX on the drive either via USB ...
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Where do I get the pdflatex program for Mac?

I'm trying to convert Jupyter notebook to .pdf on Mac. However, it tells me nbconvert tailed: pdflatex not found on PATH So, I went looking around and someone said, "Install mactex because this ...
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Permissions on my mac are messed right up

Whenever I use one of my ec2 instances (amazon) and I'm doing any programming on that end, it seems like I can run any command without having any need for sudo, e.g. npm install (using node) But on ...
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OS X “launchd” maxing out upload bandwidth

I had an issue on my Mac mini with a DDOS Unix virus which was saturating the upload bandwidth and bringing my internet down, ClamXav and Avast found all the parts of it (it never showed up in ...
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OSX10.11.3 How to combine disk partitions?

My MacBook Air was installed two systems, OSX and Windows, thus it has two disk partitions: Machintosh HD (40G) and BOOTCAMP (80G). I have decided to remove Windows from my MacBook. I used to the ...
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mac OS X password recovery / using utility/terminal reset no hard drive or user shown

My password stopped working on my macbook running OS X 10.11. I keep getting diverted to the guest screen. I searched through stackoverflow and followed the instructions to recover my password ...
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Split a Flac file and create a cue sheet on OS X

I'm looking for a way (software or command line tool) to achieve the following on Mac OS X. Take a single Flac file with its Cue sheet. Split it into several tracks. Automaticaly generate a new cue ...
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Is there a zsh add-on or an iTerm addon that allows arbitrary string autocompletions?

I often find myself staring at a string that was printed in my terminal, I need to use it in a command, but don't want to move the mouse to copy/paste it. I'm wondering if zsh or iTerm support ...
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how to create a tar archive on mac

My instructor asks to submit HW by creating a new tar archive of the top-level directory. Can anyone tell me what does the "top-level directory" mean. Can I just change the folder extension to .tar? I ...
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FTP: executable file changing to a text file during download

I have unix executable files along with a mac OS X app that I have transferred to my FTP server. When I download these files after uploading them, the unix executables download as TextEdit documents. ...
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How to create an ssh connection Terminal shortcut with commands on Mac OS X (Yosemite)

On my Windows PC I got a Putty Batch File that connects to my Pi (SSH - Openelec), authenticates as root, kills a process (hyperiond), and starts it again. I have to use this file frequently because ...
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Alias command from terminal that opens a new terminal on a specific folder

I have this command already working in my .bash_profile: alias mysite='cd /Applications/sites/mysite;pwd; php artisan serve --port=9000 | open http://localhost:9000 | open -a Finder ./' So it: ...
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Handoff from Chrome on Mac to Safari on iPhone

I noticed today while browsing Safari on my iPhone that Chrome popped up in the Handoff spot in the Dock on my Mac. This got me wondering, is it possible to do this the other way around? I like using ...
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MacOS spinning beach ball with application freeze

I have an Openframeworks install that I thoroughly tested and relaunch on a daily basis. Every few days I encounter the wonderful OSX 'spinning beach ball' and the entire application is frozen, and I ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Won't boot after OS X 10.11.4 Update

This computer is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina: 256GB SSD (not hdd, important). This computer is treated with insanely good care, and is not damaged physically whatsoever. So yesterday night, I ...
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If it is even possible, how do I apply the “-32bitclient” command to a directory in Terminal?

I'm running the older 10.6.8 on a computer, and in order to use the software installed on it, I need to keep it in 64-bit mode. However, in order to download files off a particular media card, I need ...
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How to open wcm Commander in os x?

I installed wcm commander via brew in os x , however when i try to open it from terminal (wcm) i get the following error : Error: can`t open X display (XOpenDisplay) , is there a solution to this ...
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Wifi stops working after a while unless I renew DHCP (MB Pro Retina, Late 2013)

It started a while back. I think it happened when I updated to Yosemite, it happened when I updated to El Capitan. Wifi works fine for less than half an hour, then it stops working. It doesn't get ...
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GIT warning: unsupported ssl version tlsv1.2: using default

I am trying to clone a git repository and receiving the following warning and error message: Cloning into 'projectname'... warning: unsupported ssl version tlsv1.2: using default * Couldn't find host ...
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ftp - connection refused on Mac El Capitan

If I run ftp localhost on Mac terminal, it shows the following result. Trying ::1... ftp: Can't connect to `::1': Connection refused Trying 127.0.0.1... ftp: Can't connect to `127.0.0.1': Connection ...
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Needing to open OS X bash script as via launchd IN a terminal window

I've got a lengthy and complex bash script which works OK, but I'm trying to automate my deployment process and I'm flummoxed at this point. I can get the script to run as a LaunchAgent no problem, ...
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How to start with boot disk selection without access to Apple keyboard

I am trying to install from a bootable USB containing an installer for Mac OS X El Capitan on a Mac Mini. Normally I would hold Option while booting to gain access to a screen where I can select from ...
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Safari and Chrome will not use Web Proxy (HTTP) on OS X El Capitan

I've built a simple reverse proxy and have confirmed that it is running well by configuring Windows and Linux systems to use it. I've also used 'curl' on OS X to confirm that it is working as it ...
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Error Installing MongoDB driver on XAMPP (OS X/El Capitan)

I'm not new to XAMPP, PHP, or MongoDB, but I'm new to Mac, so getting the PHP MongoDB driver set up is causing me more trouble than it probably should. When I try to run $ sudo pecl install mongodb ...
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Upgraded to OS X El Capitan and massive iPhoto library seems to be gone

HELP! I had nearly 50,000 photos in my iPhoto library and then upgraded to 10.11.2 version of El Capitan. Now only 794 have populated into the Pictures folder including many recent iCloud shots. But ...
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How to Use XMLSTARLET to Read Value from Large XML File?

I have a very large XML file and I simply need to read values from it. So far, I have not been successful with XMLSTARLET. I use the "sel" and then try to provide a path to the item, but no luck. I ...
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How to alter routing table on OSX to split traffic

how can I split traffic on OSX so that only some certain subnet are routed to ethernet interface and the rest is routed to Wifi? I've been using this script for more that 1 and a half year but today ...
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Mysql.sock missing - “Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket”

Operating System - OSX 10.11.2 MAMP version - 3.5 I'm following along with this guide, setting up wordpress with Xammp on PC and MAMP on Mac, where I'm in step "Mac - 4" is asked to input: "In ...
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OS X - easy way to delete all virutal desktop

I dont know why but I have almost 200 vitual desktop and I m looking for a way to just have one :) Usually i hit F3 go to one and kill it. But to do it 200 times it's gonna take a lot of time!
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Updating recovery partition in OS X El Capitan

The story I use MacBook Pro from 2012. By default, the recovery partition is OS X Lion (10.7). It is pretty cumbersome to revert back to Lion and then to El Capitan when doing any reinstall, so here ...
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Automount using AutoFS and AFP permission issue

I have a FreeNAS server of which I'd like to mount volumes on my Mac. I'm using afp and mounting via Autofs following this tutorial. The folder / mountpoints on which I mount the drives are located ...
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Running Windows 7 copied from old Boot camp Partition

I have a macbook pro mid 2012. I had the stock harddrive, 750 gb, with a 550 gb partition for osx and a 200 gb partition for windows/bootcamp. I got a new ssd 960 gb, with 750 gb for osx and 210 as a ...
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Time machine failed

Backed up all files, erased disk (partition) reinstalled OS that came with machine (snow leopard - was informed that that was the OS that came with the machine originally and that one had to be ...
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Mounting a Linux distro iso under OS X El Capitan

I need to access a few files which are part of a linux distro iso that I've downloaded. I can't install the distro so I was wanting to mount it if that's possible under Mac OS X. I found a guide ...
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Forward Outlook calendar in email using Outlook for Mac 2015 (15.17)

I would like to forward my Outlook calendar events to my Google Calendar account. Is this possible in Outlook for Mac 2015?
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How to resolve libosxfuse versions dependencies

I'm trying to mount a NTFS volume for read-write following this explanation. But when I attach the voluem, I get this error in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/ntfs-3g_2015-12-30-131038-1_morgan.crash ...
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Able to delete part of the system log files on Mac OSX El Capitan based on a time period?

I was wondering if it was possible to delete only a portion of the system log files on the Mac OSX El Capitan based on a time period? Say I want to delete all activities that occurred between 9am - ...
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How to remove a single item from the Recent Items menu in new OS X El Capitan?

I have been trying to find a solution on how to remove a single item from the Recent Items menu. Before upgrading to El Capitan everything worked just fine. I had downloaded Pref Setter software by ...
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How to remove temporary OS X RESERVED partition not deleted after Boot Camp setup?

The Question: After installing Windows 8.1 on a Mac using BootCamp, an 8GB partition called OSXRESERVED is left behind. How would one safely remove it and reclaim the space for the OS X partition ...
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What does a dialog box message “pictd quit unexpectedly” mean

I received a dialog box message "pictd quit unexpectedly" in my Mac powerbook pro. What does this mean? My operating system is OS X (Version 10.11.2).
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How to protect access to a folder or a disk-drive from all platforms (OSs) ?

I have an external hard disk which I want to protect access to (some of) its data (using password or a specific authentification procedure). (I would prefer folder protection rather that a full disk ...
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Perl replace string inside file with the filename?

I need to replace a string in a JSON file with the filename of that file. I successfully matched the string to be replaced using the regex below, but I can't figure out how to get the filename in ...
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LinkedIn shows “This webpage has a redirect loop” error

I’m on OS X, and no matter what browser I use (Firefox, Chrome, Canary, Safari, Opera), I always get the same error after I log into Linkedin.com (even when I browse in “Incognito Mode” and also blow ...
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Un-known web server “…scontent-ord1-1xxx”

I am running El Capitan on my macbook. After downloading some software from Download.com, it installed some garbage (ebay search bar etc.) I removed all the added downloads however I am noticing my ...