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Mac OS X Lion Apache Server not Found

After upgrading to Lion 10.7.2 today, Apache virtual hosts are not working anymore. When I go to http://XYZ.localhost, it say "server not found". I am using Apache on my Mac OS X Lion and until ...
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Can't run localhost PHP server on OSX Mavericks

So i've done this before but I don't remember the command. I was able to use a directory a localhost file. I've tried sudo apachectl start but when I go to localhost the page isn't found. I've also ...
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How to stop a process in Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ending a process in unix instead of interrupting it When I task in Terminal, such as ping blah.com, how do I then stop this task (other than closing the Terminal window. ...
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Can't Type Tilde character in Mac OS X

Hi this is a new problem that I did not have a few weeks ago. I have a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The problem is that I cannot type a tilde. Instead when ...
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Colorschemes in vim using mac

I've trying for a while to implement the colors in vim and they does not appear. I have saved various colorschemes in the vim/colors folder and all that seem to be fine. Also, when I load the color ...
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free dual pane file manager for Mac OS X with tabs

does free dual pane file manager for Mac OS X with tabs even exist? I found muCommander but it doesn't have tabs.
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Taking screenshots on Windows, OSX-style

At work I can take screenshots of my entire screen with command+shift+3, or of a specific area with command+shift+4. Both commands output a .png file and drop it on the desktop without any further ...
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Can `ls` be set to only list the first X files/directories?

I'm trying to make a command which only displays the first 30 files when the ls command is invoked. I found this method... ls | head -30 ... but it ends up spitting out the files in one long list, ...
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How to view an SVG image?

I'm working with a bioinformatics visualization tool, which saves a biological pathway as an SVG image. I now want to view the SVG image... but am having some trouble doing so. I tried opening it as ...
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Is over provisioning on SSD just another partition or unreserved space and can it be alongside a dual boot partition OS setup?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Is the software 'TextMate' at its end of life? [on hold]

Several years ago I've purchased the software 'TextMate' in version 1.5. After a while version 2 beta was introduced. This also was years ago. A textmate 2 release was never shipped nore is there ...
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Mac mv command very slow

On my mac cp command works 9 times faster then mv. Why it is possible? Mac-Pro-AVM-4:2014-10-22 editor$ time cp /Volumes/AVM4_HD5/INGEST/Final\ Cut\ Original\ Media/2014-10-22/Clip\ \#13.mov ...
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Convert many images to one PDF

How can I convert about 100 PNGs to one PDF on a Mac? I'm open to using the command line if it helps. I have tried using iPhoto, but it quits, not sure why. Saving from Preview doesn't quite do what ...
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How to batch combine JPEG's from folders into PDF's

I have a about 500 folders with images inside. Is there a way I could batch convert this so that I get .pdf files that contain all images inside as pages? EDIT: There should be 500 PDF's created, ...
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How to login to a Mac to access files from a PC?

I have a MacMini running Yosemite and a PC running Windows7. I want to copy some files from the Pc to the MAc For some reason the Mac cannot see the PC on the network, but the PC can see the Mac. ...
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Bad SATA cable suddenly? (MacBook Pro mid 2012)

OS X 10.9.2 Story SSD crashed due to kernel panic (Crucial M4). Data was still on it when I plugged it in via USB. Wiped and tried to reinstall via Time Machine, extremely slow transfer rate (est. ...
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Sourcing ~/.bashrc in ~/.profile?

I'm quite new to developing under OSX and assigned some aliases and other preferences in the ~/.profile initially, however it got quite big and messy after a while because I had a lot of Environment ...
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OSX LDAP setup issues

I can't get my head around LDAP configuration under OSX (Yosemite). The thing is that I have received the following parameters from the IT department. I have replaced fields that are internal with ...
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Reversing scroll direction across Synergy connection

I am running synergys on an XFCE desktop, with the scroll direction reversed (to provide "natural" scrolling, as I prefer these days). I am running synergyc on a Mac laptop running Snow Leopard (as we ...
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“reload” mac audio drivers without rebooting

I have an external audio interface (M-audio fast track c400). In order to get my macbook to recognize it (display in audio/midi setup), I have to reboot, which is a hassle. I have had other m-audio ...
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iTunes: use same folder by Mac and Windows

I have Windows 8 installed on my MacBook Pro with Boot Camp, and I have read/write access to my HFS+ partition through Paragon's HFS+ for Windows 10. My question is, can I install iTunes on Windows ...
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How do I remove a VirtualBox host only network adapter

On OS X, 10.10, if I start a Vagrant based VirtualBox VM that is configured with a host only network adapter and then destroy that VM and attempt to re-create it with the VMware provider the vboxnet# ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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.profile not loaded (osx lion)

after installing mac ports my .profile looks like this: # MacPorts Installer addition on 2011-12-04_at_20:48:26: adding an appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts. export ...
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How can I stop applications from knowing system volume has been adjusted?

Spotify recently made some changes I disagreed with (doubling cost), and so I no longer have their premium service. This means they play ads after every couple songs. These ads are often very ...
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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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Installing a GCC/G++ for my mac OSX 10.8

My problem is simple, I would like to get the OSX/BSD version of the GCC and G++ compilers from the GNU.org website. However after some research (as described below) I learned that Apple uses LLVM ...
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Is it possible to have two versions of Vagrant in Mac OS X?

in my company we are using Vagrant 1.3 and I cannot update it because the Vagrant files we are using in our development environment are tied to that version, and they won't work anymore. I am ...
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Why is Adobe Flash Player downloaded as a “.dmg.mdlp” file?

When I download the current Adobe flash player installer from the Adobe website using Safari 6.0.1 under OSX 10.8.2, I end up with a file named 'install_flash_player_osx.dmg.mdlp' in my downloads ...
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Rename files do the tree folder name in terminal, shell mac or shell linux

I'm working with a tree of folders and files with the structure \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00000 \ temp.xxx \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00001 \ temp.xxx ... \ History \ 10 \ 5 \ 10552 \ temp.xxx \ History \ 10 ...
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OS X: How to call “Service” through command line?

I'm looking for a way to call "service" actions (In Finder, I can right click a file and find them on the bottom of the menu, see below) Through command line, is there any way to do it? Thanks in ...
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Getting rid of unwanted processes on Mac

I've noticed a bunch of processes that are always running on my Mac that doesn't have any purpose at all. I'm not talking about the processes used by the system. For instance, the Spotify helper ...
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Access OSX Server from Internet While OpenVPN Is Active

I have a OSX box sitting at home that I am using as a server. I have set up OpenVPN using an app called Viscosity (just a GUI for OpenVPN) and have configured it to route local network (192.168.1.0, ...
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Tiff not displaying correctly on Mac OS X

I have a collection of .tif files but when I open them on Mac OS X 10.5 they show up as solid black and I don't know why. thanks Upon further inspection at really high brightness there are some out ...
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Mac OS X USB to Serial doesn't work

I'm developing a hardware which has USB to Serial (RS232) connectivity. Everything is fine when connecting the USB to Serial from Windows. But whenever I'm at Mac OS, the cable doesn't work. It does ...
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How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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Changing TCP sliding window behaviour

We all know that TCP's congestion control uses additive (linear) increase and multiplicative decrease when adjusting sliding window size. Is there a way to change it to "linear decrease"? When a ...
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How to match everything from after the last YAML delimiter onwards

I normally use grep to search for a pattern in a string. However in this particular instance I have to identify a YAML header, also, it ends with a triple dash. My test.info file has the following ...
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Using VPN connection in OSX will only route through the first service in “Service Order”

I am trying to get my VPN connection to only route network traffic related to my workplace through the VPN connection and any other traffic through my Wi-Fi connection. If I have my Wi-Fi at the top ...
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Mac Mavericks, where is my developer folder after installing xcode?

I just installed the latest xcode on my Mac Mavericks. There should be a “Developer” folder created in the root folder. but I cannot find it. I am not sure if I installed it incorrectly or the ...
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Installing 32 bit Windows 7 Guest Virtual Machine on 64 bit OSX Host

I'm using VirtualBox to attempt to install 32 bit Windows 7 Pro as guest on a 64 bit OSX 10.8.5 host. Windows attempts to load its setup program and throws an error: "Windows failed to start..." ...
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How do I change desktop background with a terminal command?

I'm trying to add to my OS X configuration script a command which sets the background to the plain dark grey, however, when applied, it only sets it to the main monitor and any additional monitors ...
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How can I randomize my MAC address on boot on both iOS and Mac OS X?

I would like my MAC addresses on my Mac OS X (iMac) and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) to be randomized on boot. I have no idea how to generate the random MAC, nor to insert it into the boot process. Any ...
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PHPStorm -> Sublime Text mac shortcut

I have googleing around for this, but have not found the answer. I have just gone from sublime text to PHPStorm. Is there any similar shortcuts for selecting variable(CMD+D), multiple cursor etc?
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how to test a VLAN set up under OS X Mavericks

I tried to set up an "internal" VLAN, with my mac (running Mavericks) routing this segregated traffic to one of the hardware interfaces. I think this should work irrespective of how people connect to ...
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Setup Entourage for Exchange via HTTP communication

Our ISP set up a hosted exchange server for all our mail. I've setup all our Outlook users with no problems. We have two people using Mac OSX Leopard and Entourage. Entourage has the option of ...
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How can Windows 8 connect to a Mac OS X computer to computer network?

I set up a local computer-to-computer network on my MacBook Pro and had people test it by connecting. Everyone could connect with their laptops or desktops except for people running Windows 8. Their ...
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opening several terminals at once

In my dev environment, I sometimes need several terminals to be open, each running its own script/ a server (rails, django, redis, mongo, consoles, etc) How can I create some shortcut that will open ...
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How to run OS X inside VirtualBox inside OS X inside VirtualBox [duplicate]

I want to have the following virtualization configuration: Real Apple Hardware: MacBook Pro 13" (2014) VirtualBox OS X 10.10 VirtualBox OS X 10.10 Why? A real reason, ...
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com.apple.emond keeps getting restarted

My system log tells me that the Event Monitor is constantly getting restarted and I have no clue what the actual problem might be. system.log: Oct 19 21:03:44 funkymachinename emond[51201]: ...