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Set owner/group : Operation Not Permitted on OS X

I have two separate disks on my Mac running OS X 10.10.2. My home directory is on the non-boot disk. I am seeing some weird issues. For example, Chrome can download files to ~/Downloads, but Deluge ...
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How to search files from a specific time with OS X 10.5.8?

I’m trying to search for a file on my Mac laptop from a long time ago. I know the type of file and I now approximately the time period when it was recorded. It’s one of those Word files that was ...
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How to install “elastix: a toolbox for rigid and nonrigid registration of images” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have downloaded Mac OS X 64 bit binaries for Elastix and tried to run ./elastix in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): $ cd elastix_macosx64_v4.7 $ tree . ├── CopyrightElastix.txt ├── bin │   ├── elastix │  ...
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Copying many files without stopping on errors on OSX

I need to copy several Gb from an external HD to my moan hd and some files will cause errors. If I do this with the finder, it will stop on the first error. Is there a way to copy everything no ...
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Chrome youtube doesn't play/Twitch plays with no sound

I have OS X Yosemite, Chrome version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) When I open youtube video it loads but I can't play the video. I didn't download any extensions before youtube stopped working correctly ...
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Showing different space in Windows and Mac [duplicate]

I have a Mac which has a 500GB drive. I used bootcamp to split the whole drive into 300GB for Mac OSX and 200GB for Windows 7. However, when I went into Windows, I found the spaces for the two ...
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OS X - Disk Utility - “Free Space” on external HDD can't be modified

I have an external 1TB HDD and can assure it's fully working. Now I wanted to split it into two partitions, one for r/w on OS X and the other one for r/w on Windows. However, I selected Free Space ...
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Start two scripts that run indefinitely in shell script

I'm a webdev and I am using JSX compiler and SASS preprocessor to compile my .jsx and .scss files. When I start working, I launch these two separate commands: jsx -x jsx jsx js --watch --no-cache-dir ...
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How to install wifi usb adapter drivers - OS X

I bought the EDUP USB Nano Adapter EP-N8531 and I have to install the driver that I found in the relative cd. I have the following files (in the "mac" directory): In the nano adapter case there's ...
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Can I convert an image from CMYK to RGB in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to convert a JPEG from CMYK to RGB, using Preview or any other tool built into Mac OS X? I see I can go to Tools | Assign Profile… and select from a long list of options, including ...
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Sudden BSOD (blue screen of death) on MacBook Pro running Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro (2014 Mid) running Windows 7 and it encountered a sudden blue screen death as the screenshot shows. The information on the blue screen reads: A problem has been detected and ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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How can I remove apps from Launchpad in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

Is there a way to delete unwanted app icons from Launchpad without using any management app? This is possible in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) using some commands in the “Terminal;” but what about Mac OS X ...
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How come I can ping only certain computers and not others?

I use a Macbook Pro Retina, and using my old Macbook Pro, I can ping my retina successfully, and I can also ping my Macbook Pro from my retina successfully (all in the same network). However, I can't ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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How to get IP address of all users on a network on Mac OS X

There is a similar question here, but it doesn’t answer some of my questions. The biggest problem is it says to fill in “MyOtherMac” with the name of the other computer found in the first step. The ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) unable to connect to “Personal Hotspot” on an iPad running iOS 8

After I moved over to a new user account on my Mac—to try to fix another issue—my Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and iOS 8 “Personal Hotspot” function quit working. At first it wouldn’t show my iPad’s ...
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Installing Windows 10 on OS X Yosemite with BootCamp

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro, the late 2011 model, using BootCamp. However, with all of the videos I have seen there is an option in Boot Camp Assistant that says "Create a ...
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Mac network and Internet access issues

I work in a school that has a department server running a Windows platform. We have some oldish Macs running OS 10.5 that won't take a departmental image and so have been kept to use as extra stand ...
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Reverse vnc from OS X

I looked at ARD, macports, fink, and homebrew but could not find a working command line vnc server that supports reverse connections. (yes I want to avoid turn/stun/upnp/tunnels/proxies). X11vnc ...
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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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Want to stop Photoshop from opening at OS X startup

Photoshop opens when I startup my iMac with Yosemite 10.10 I have checked off Open at Login and my System Preferences do not have an Accounts icon in order for me to stop auto login for Photoshop. ...
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How do I search files in specified destination and let them all showed in one Finder window on Mac OS X?

I want to search all .xml files inside a specified folder (and its subfolders) ~/folder/ and make all the result showed in one window, what can I do? I can search all files but don't know how to ...
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Cannot get RAID working with Mac Mini after adding drive

I had a working RAID array with 3 2TB drive in an external Startech.com SATA enclosure that was set to RAID5 I wanted to add another 2TB drive, so I added the drive but according to the manual, I ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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Remap escape key to underscore

I'm currently working on remapping my keyboard using PCkeyboardhack for MAC OSX. I'm currently looking for the virtual key for underscore. Is the only way to get this key with the shift modifier key? ...
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How do I control the system volume on OS X with a keyboard without media controls?

I'm using a PC keyboard on Mac OS. I can use the menubar to control the volume, but are there any keyboard shortcuts I can use to change the system volume? Or perhaps a simple script or solution I ...
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“Show In Finder” won't open a new finder window

The "Show In Finder" action isn't working on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The problem has just started to occur all the time, before it was a bit sporadic, but now it happens all the time. Things that ...
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Error while trying to start Postgres installed via Homebrew: Operation not permitted

I have recently installed Postgres on my Mac via Homebrew. (I may have already had it installed it was not running) brew install postgres ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/postgresql/*.plist ...
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Does installing a bunch of unnecessary fonts slow computers down?

Several sites and blogs advise users to remove the excess fonts from their OS. Does this help in performance or is this just a myth? If it is true, why is that so?
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Cannot connect to a Macintosh computer on the same network via hostname. Works with IP address

I’m trying to connect two Machintosh computers using SSH via their hostname. Both computers are running Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. And both computers connected via a Telus branded Actiontec T1200H ...
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Strange Vim/terminal use from ssh via Mac OSX

I am using terminal from a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and SSH’ing into a fedora machine and am having a couple strange issues with the terminal: When I :q from vim, the contents of the vim screen is ...
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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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ttatcc gives dumb message: dyld: Library not loaded

Installed OracleSecureGlobalDesktopClient.dmg and when I went to run it, got this error: a-taylor-ltm:bin a.taylor$ /Applications/Oracle\ Secure\ Global\ Desktop\ Client/5.10.923/Oracle\ Secure\ ...
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Reset Mac OS X Windows Position after de-attaching external monitor

Using Mac OS on multiple monitor is great, but after removing external monitor (2nd monitor) usually windows position originally on the external monitor doesn't get re-positioned to default monitor. ...
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How to run a script at login/logout in OS X?

I'm toying around with building a custom render farm manager, and I want to automatically add OS X machines to the render farm when they are not in use. Is there a way to trigger a script to run ...
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MS Remote Desktop for Mac DPI Settings for Remote Host

My work machine is a 5K iMac, my home machine is an older iMac both running Yosemite and Parallels 10. When connecting to my work Parallels Win8.1 instance using MS RDP for Mac it displays the Remote ...
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OS X: Base64 encode via command line

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X which will base64 encode a file or stdin?
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Boot Camp: Partition error when installing Windows 7

So I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac (Solid State Drive) with Boot Camp 5.1. Everything goes smoothly until I need to select a partition to install Windows on. The Windows 7 installer ...
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sshd accepts any password for any account on OS X

I have a newly installed, stock, OSX 10.9.5 iMac system on which I enabled remote logins (ssh) in Sys Prefs. That works, but with a weird twist: users ssh’ing in can type in any password (or even a ...
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Opening an existing Tower git repo from the command line

I'm running the Tower git client on OS X and want to be able to open it to a repo already on disk and added to its list. Looking at their custom URL scheme documentation, it seems like it might be ...
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Mac OS X equivalent of “udevadm info -a -n /dev/ttyACM0”

What is the Mac OS X equivalent of the Linux command udevadm info /dev/ttyACM0? I am attempting get the USB information about a TTY device (/dev/tty.whatever) in a script. UPDATE: I'm looking for ...
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Automate the renaming of file in OSX

Example: We have a folder filled with 30 images with inconsistent names. These images need to be named consistently and numerically: image1.jpg image2.jpg image3.jpg ... image30.jpg Can this be ...
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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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Copying/Creating files on TimeCapsule/Mac using Ubuntu 12.04 and afp

I have a TimeCapsule that I am currently just using as an external hard drive (not using time machine) and a Mac laptop. Using a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation, I am able to connect to the hard ...
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Mac OS X Terminal: mouse support?

Is there a native option (ie. without installing extra soft/package/plugins) to enable mouse support in the Terminal app? Actually, I'm using a lot vim with the option set mouse=a (activating mouse ...
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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
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Internet is super slow on Mac Mavericks

I've got quite the problem and I've been digging into it for a while. I am on a MacBook Pro Retina, 2.7 GHz i7, 16 GB Ram, running Mavericks (10.9.1). This is a work computer that was brand new in ...
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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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Windows/OS X: Is it possible to switch to a window in a particular direction?

I'm looking for the functionality that you can find on window managers like awesome, screen, and tmux where you can specify the window you want to switch to with a directional key. When using ...