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How to back up all files in MacBook Air? [on hold]

I want to back up all files in my MacBook Air to a USB stick and then delete them. Most of my files are in Notational Velocity.
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How to archive Notational Velocity notes

Is there a way to copy all notational velocity notes to a usb stick and then delete all files? Same for Notes that came with the computer. I'm using MacBook Air.
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PHP mail() function not working in Mac OS X

I know this question has been asked many times and people use to give many solutions. I have followed almost all the possibilities which I come across after investigating on it. but nothing worked ...
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How can I encode an image sequence to a 24bit RGB888 AVI file on OSX?

I would like to convert an image sequence(PNG or JPG) to an RGB888 avi file on OSX. I used VirtualDub on Windows, but I'd rather not go back and forth between operating systems if I can. I did try ...
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Sometimes the 'SHARED' tab in my Finder sidebar is completely missing

I'm new to this wonderful place so please excuse me if I am going about this the wrong way. I am running a MBPro w/Yosemite and an iMac w/Yosemite which is in my home office. I sometimes like to ...
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How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?

I bought a new USB Hard Drive that I want to use as a back up for my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at the moment) and my Mac Mini (running Mac OS X 10.9). I can do this perfectly at the moment, but I want ...
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How to point MacVim to the right perl on OSX 10.10?

When I try to use MacVim from the command line, I get dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/Perl/5.12/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/libperl.dylib Referenced from: ...
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How to reinstall default Perl on Mac osx?

I accidently deleted the default Perl library on Mac OSX Mountain Lion. I know it was a stupid mistake, but how do I fix it? Whenever I try to use Perl I get dyld: Library not loaded: ...
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Trying to delete directory with “rm -rf”, but get message that it's not empty

I've tried deleting a directory using "rm -rf" and I'm getting the message "Directory not empty": Bens-MacBook-Pro:please benjaminhocking$ ls -lart empty_directory/ total 16 drwxr-xr-x 5 ...
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How to select and paste text in kdiff3

I'm using kdiff3 to do a 3-way diff, but I can't get it to move text over from one file to another. According to this answer about merge tools on stackoverflow, you can press ctrl+1/2/3 (or command + ...
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Can't find zlib when installing other libs with brew

I'm new to both *nix and brew. I tried to install many things with Homebrew, but it always said: configure: error: *** Working zlib library and headers not found *** Then I tried install zlib ...
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Reset root password or enable sudo on MacOS X Mavericks

I have a MacOS X Mavericks installation with a single user Admin and empty password for that account: Now I'm trying to install Cocoapods, but can't use "sudo", because I don't know the root ...
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Where's the editor: libplist-util and Ubuntu

I need to modify some compressed/binary plist files in an IPA. An IPA is an iOS's APK. Tere's a libplist-utils for Ubuntu and I installed them (I don't have access to my MacBook at the moment). ...
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How can I copy into the Mac clipboard from vim?

I can paste from vim in one terminal window to vim in another, but not to anything outside vim. I've read numerous posts on the subject, and nothing I've found has helped. Copy/pasting from MacVim ...
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Symlinking executable surrounded with dylib not working

The executable $ /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/WolframKernel works fine: Mathematica 10.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) Copyright 1988-2014 Wolfram Research, Inc. In[1]:= However ...
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Excel opens all files in directory

Excel 2011 is behaving strange. When I open a file, Excel responds by opening all (.xlsx and .csv) files in the directory! I'm running OS X Mavericks. Tried several ways of opening: double click, ...
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Highlighting tool overlap with multiple lines in Mac Preview on Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. When I try to highlight two lines of text on Preview, the highlight overlaps, which looks really horrible. Is there a way to control the height (size) of the ...
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What is a good fix to have 10 key work correctly with Git?

I have an Apple Macbook Pro V. 10.10.2 (14C1514) with an apple keyboard (with 10 key) I am also running Git with Zshell. When I am using git, the 10 key on my keyboard is not working. However, when ...
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On a Mac, how do I use the 'special' keyboard keys on a non-Apple keyboard?

On a Mac, there are special keys to adjust the brightness, show Mission Control, go to the previous/next song, and adjust the volume. In the System Preferences, there is the ability to set the ...
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How to make a shortcut that starts a new terminal window on mac os x 10.9.1 mavericks

I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut to open a new terminal from wherever I am. A default shell in my default home directory would be great. I've been trying for a while to make this happen, but no ...
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Strange GUI Error

I'm using 2013 Mac Mini with OSX Maverick 10.9.4 installed. I don't know how to google this one because it's randomly happened, everything's normal after boot up, but here's the problem: Suddenly ...
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Where is the OS X Remote Desktop Client

An update to the remote desktop client was recently applied to my MacBook via the software updater. I can't find this application anywhere. What is this application called and where is it located?
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...
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Cannot start Hyper-V on MacBook in Bootcamp but can in Parallels

I am running Mavericks on a late 2013 model MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Intel i5 chip) and have installed Windows 8.1 into a bootcamp partition. Under Bootcamp, an attempt to start a VM in Hyper-V ...
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How can I delete the content between two tags in a large xml file (>2GB)

The File in Question is XML but I want a Shell Script to remove all the binary (Base64) encoded images that are embedded. The files are generally huge (>2GB). I want to delete everything between: ...
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How can delete all files except one from a directory?

I need to delete all files, except one (its name is defined), from a given directory. How can I do this from the terminal in OS X? Can I do this with one single command?
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Macbook booting itself in to OS X Utilities

Macbook (OS Mavericks) would not boot up last night, screen would go white, I'd see the apple logo and a loading bar which didnt move, then it would shut itself down after a few minutes. I tried using ...
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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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How to use an image as title using MLT/melt video editing tool?

I'm just beginning to use the MLT/melt command-line tool to edit some pretty simple videos. I found how to join several video clips, how to set a fade transition between the different clips, the only ...
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GitHub Mac OS application is launched but its application window is hidden

I just installed GitHub Mac OS application. I do some work with that, closed it and then open it again. After that the application opens but apparently the application window is hidden. I can work ...
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Logs of Gnuplot for startupt?

I have now many times uninstalled and installed different gnuplots. However, now, the gnuplot with qt crashes in the startup if I simply run gnuplot -e "plot 'data.dat'" The crash occurs such ...
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How to read from Contacts.app in mutt OS X

I'm trying to setup mutt to autocomplete emails from my address book. I've tried using contacts and the new contacts to no avail. Has anybody successfully done so? My guess is that this might be ...
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Not seeing the computers host network when using VPN

I have an Asus RT-N66U at home and I'm connecting to it using my Macbook Pro. What I expect to happen is that I no longer see the computers on my physically local network and I do see the computers ...
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Cannot change case of existing file name in OS X

I have a weird problem from a long time ago already. If I try to rename a file from "myfile.txt" to "MYFILE.txt" and vice versa, nothing changes. The filename still says "myfile.txt". I tried to ...
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How to install Meld with Homebrew on Mac OSX?

To install meld on Mac OSX I try to run: brew install meld but I got the following error: Error: No available formula for meld What is the right way to install meld?
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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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Mac terminal lost git knowledge

When I opened terminal and went to a git repo, it would automatically show the branch I'm on with a big green check or red X if I had any changes. Logged onto machine today and my bash profile was ...
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Can you make an image a Hyperlink in iWork Pages '09?

I know how to make text a hyperlink in Pages '09 but when I want to link an image to a webpage, it's not giving me that option. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to make an image in a ...
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How to set truly global environment variable?

I am working on a Mac and I tried setting them in /etc/launchd.conf and tried running a Java program from shell and the same program from Eclipse. I get two different outputs for System.getenv() in ...
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apache client denied by server configuration after mac OS X upgrade to Yosemite

I know this looks similar to other questions but Yosemite seems to have changed something with apache configuration with the upgrade. my error log says " client denied by server configuration: ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single file on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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How can I get an automatic duplicate/copy of sent messages in Apple Mail?

I have an account using IMAP and through the configuration settings I can make Mail to save the emails on the servers or locally. In any case, they appear in the default "Sent" folder. I would like to ...
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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...
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How exactly does one install `.egg` files?

When I tried downloading the Sphinx installer here, my computer couldn’t find a default application to run the installer. easy_install doesn’t work either. I’m running Python 2.7 but only have ...
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Cleaning up temp files in Mac OS X

My 4 months old Mac partition volume is losing space slowly and gradually. I am pretty sure there are a lot of orphaned temporary files laying around in the volume. I know where to find the obsoleted ...
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Thunderbird GnuPG + Enigmail: encryption command failed

Yesterday Thunderbird complained that I used GnuPG 1.x and the next update of TB would not work with this version. So I upgraded my Mac (OSX 10.10 Yosemite) to GnuPG 2. Now I see that TB has a new ...
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Create Backtrack 5 R3 USB Macbook Air 2012

I have tried to create a USB to start Backtrack 5 R3 on my Macbook Air 2012 without install it in the hard drive. I have tried different solution like: UNetbootin (created on both Windows and Mac ...
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How can I remove the “connecting to networked drive” popup when waking from sleep in Mac OS X?

Every time I wake my laptop up, I get the “connecting to networked drives” popup. There has got to be a way to turn off this notification but have been unable to find a way. I’m using a Western ...
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CDROM does not appear on desktop, MACOS 10.5.7

When I pop a CDROM into the drive of my Macbook Pro, It spins up, I hear it, but no icon appears on the desktop. (I think it's 10.5.7; actually not sure how to verify this on Mac, but I think I saw a ...
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Uninstall Bittorrent Sync

How do you properly uninstall Bittorrent Sync on Mac OSX? I can't find anything in the official FAQ or the User Guide BitTorrent Sync User Guide BitTorrent Sync FAQ