OS X is a Unix-based operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Why there are a lot of user with name KGL on stackexchange?

You must see this page to understand what Do am I saying www.balit.ir/kgl I am waiting for your response
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Office for Mac 2011 does not start, how do I repair the database?

After a TimeMachine restore; Office 2011 is having kittens over permissions it would seem. Having attempted a 'repair' out of Disk Utility, am still seeing: there is a problem with the Office ...
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How do I know if my MacBook Pro supports SATA III?

I have a MacBook Pro that I bought around 2011. How do I know what level of SATA the internal hard drive interface supports? This is the About This Mac: And this is what the SATA section of the ...
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Is there a network discovery and mapper program for OSX?

I am looking for a software that can create a network topology diagram that runs on OSX. Please give me your suggestions. Thank you!
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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac Os X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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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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how to install java 1.7 runtime on macos 10.9 mavericks?

I tried to install Java 7 Update 51.pkg, downloaded from here (http://java.com/en/download/mac_download.jsp?locale-=en), following the instructions here ...
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How to install OS X on a brand new hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new hard drive that I want to install into my MacBook Pro circa 2011 or so. Since the hard drive is blank and I have lost the DVD that came with it long ago... how do I install the latest OS ...
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can not load private key using ssh-add

I tried to create a ssh key by doing following command: ssh-keygen -t dsa then it prompts me to enter store path: Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/KesongXie/.ssh/id_dsa): id_dsa after ...
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Best UAE for OSX? [on hold]

What is the best UAE version for OSX? I have tried E-UAE and there was something weird going on with the emulated screen. It didn't seem solid at all. I tried PUAE too, and it seemed much better, ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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Can't build using MacPorts in OS X

I've submitted a ticket here, but I am pretty pessimistic it'll be addressed. As I say, there, I'm running MacPorts 2.3.1 on OS X 10.9.3. In trying to install llvm-3.2, I get the following error: ...
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Delimters in MacOSX [on hold]

Im using OSX Maveriks. Ive created a CSV file using a semicolon as a delimter. When I open the file in any program it shows the delimters as commas. But if I open the file from the shell via cat it ...
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Hauppauge HD PVR 2 to ffmpeg on OS X

How can I use ffmpeg to capture video and audio from a Hauppauge HD PVR 2 connected to my Mac via USB? I have seen a couple posts here and here about doing this on a Unix machine (not OS X) using ...
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Macbook restarts when closing lid

Recently I built an SSD (128GB Samsung 470) into a late 2007 Macbook, and swapped the old HDD with the Superdrive, I used Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer the system, Desktop, Applications, Library and ...
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Run Linux applications on OSX (like wine)?

Is there a solution to run native Linux ELFs on top of OSX through some wine-like system? To be clear I'm not talking about compiling posix sources for Darwin or emulating through a VM. Similarly, is ...
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OS X Screen Share Dual Monitors as spaces?

I'm using OS X Mavericks' screen share to access my work OS X computer from home. My work setup has two monitors, and screen share displays them either as a long single monitor in full screen mode, or ...
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Git add file path completion not working with zsh on OS X

When trying to tab complete files with git add <partial-path><tab> the completion hangs. I have to quit it with ctrl-c. This is also the case for git rm. All other zsh tab completion seems ...
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How can I manage (delete) emails suggested via the autocomplete feature in Outlook 2011 for Mac?

I recently switched to using Mac with Outlook 2011 for Mac. For some reasons many of the email addresses the program suggests are wrong and the worths part is that they don't have the "X" next to them ...
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“command not found” when running a shell script. What did I break?

I'm on OSX Snow Leopard. Here's the full contents of grr.sh: #!/bin/sh echo wow When I try to run it from terminal: $ grr.sh -bash: grr.sh: command not found $ /bin/sh grr.sh wow $ sh grr.sh wow ...
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Decrease RAM frequency for older computer

Does anyone know any software to decrease RAM frequency. I heard about Typhoon Burner, however I am looking for free solution to match speed of 8500s 1066mhz from DDR with speed of 1666mhz. I know ...
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Lightest way to run Google Hangouts Chrome app on Mac

I recently transitioned to Safari because I'm really tired of how Chrome hogs memory and drains my battery like crazy. The only thing that has been keeping the Chrome icon open is the Hangouts plugin. ...
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Mac mail.app crashes almost immediately after startup

July 11, 2014 OS X 10.9.4 The mail.app has been crashing consistently almost as soon as I open the app. I have a "godaddy" mail (IMAP config) account and a gmail account connected. I've removed the ...
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Firefox won't let me select any kind of script as the protocol handler for an SSH link

I'm trying to run a script when I click on a SSH link in Firefox. I have tried using the protocol handlers in the application section of the Firefox settings. For some reason, I cannot select any ...
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iPad/iOS using a bluetooth keyboard with own hardware keyboard

I use a bluetooth keyboard with programmer's dvorak layout with OSX. In the app store I see Dvorak software keyboards. I'm unsure if there are hardware keyboards My keyboard is qwerty but I changed ...
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Convert all music files in a folder to a specific format, preserving folder hierarchy, in OS X?

I have a music collection that is slightly too big for my car stereo to handle. However it is also mostly 256 kbit/s MP3. My plan now is to convert all tracks to 192 kbit/s MP3. Then they will all ...
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Removing large files from Time Machine?

I love the way Time Machine works. And I'm smart enough to have excluded certain folders, like Music and others. But I foolishly forgot to exclude my virtual machines. That's 3GB+ that's now been ...
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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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Playback random section from multiple videos changing every 5 minutes

I'm setting up the A/V for a holiday party this weekend and have an idea that I'm not sure how to implement. I have a bunch of Christmas movies (Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, It's a ...
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Setting non-contiguous text selection on iTerm and Chrome in OS X

How do I set a selection of non-contiguous text in the latest version of iTerm2 and Chrome in OS X 10.8.3?
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Extracting Data from a WD MyBook External Disk

I have a WD Essentials MyBook, which was working fine as my Time Machine volume on Snow Leopard. I have since upgraded to Lion and now the disk is really slow to access. I tried to take the disk out ...
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Fish shell syntax highlighting looks weird in byobu-screen

When I am in plain fish shell, a command is highlighted like so: but when I am in byobu-screen and type the same thing, I get: When I do a fish_config and look at my color palette, nothing is ...
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inotifywait alternative command for Mac?

Something like $ macwatch dir_or_file cmd_to_execude_when_arg1_is_changed during which I do not have to write XML. I am aware of ...
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USB Modem On OS X Doesn't Respond to Python Modules

My goal is to communicate with my USB modem on my iMac with Python so I can send commands and read the results and responses. I have a USB modem hooked up to my iMac and I can communicate with it ...
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How to view .mts files on a Mac?

I am trying to view .mts files on a Mac. I can play them fine on Ubuntu using VLC. However, when I tried VLC player on Mac, the file did not open properly (multiple windows opened up - the voice ...
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How to determine which brew package provides a given file?

Is there a way to figure out which brew package provides a given file (like apt-file on Ubuntu or pgkfile on Arch)? I'm not talking about querying which locally installed package owns a file on my ...
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How can I remove Postgres completely from my Mac?

I have been experiencing spooky behavior with Postgres after using the Mac installer for Postgres. There seems to be an existing half-baked Postgres installation that was already there and remains ...
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How can I start/enable `at` on MacOSX?

I just noticed that at jobs submitted in my terminal on MacOSX are never executed: $ atq 2 Fri Feb 7 12:07:00 2014 3 Mon Feb 10 10:36:00 2014 4 Sun Mar 9 09:59:00 2014 5 Mon Mar 10 13:39:00 ...
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How do I read and write to NTFS drive on Mac OS Lion

I have tried the following solutions without success: Paragon NTFS Tuxera NTFS http://osxfuse.github.com/ http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html All of them allow ...
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Adjust pixel format for an external display in OS X on iMac (early 2013)

I just replaced a custom build desktop with a new iMac (early 2013 model). One of my external monitors that I use needs a different pixel format than the one currently set as default in OS X. On the ...
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Mac Trash won't empty, and rm ~/.Trash/* does nothing

The Trash icon on my Dock shows the Trash containing files. I tried right-clicking and Empty Trash, but it still shows files there. When I open the Trash folder in Finder, I can see several files ...
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Adding a line into the hosts file, getting permission denied when using sudo - Mac

I'm trying to add a line into the hosts file on my Mac by executing a one line command on the terminal. I thought this would be easy using sudo, but it returns "permission denied" when I try to add ...
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Excel - take two csv files and map them

I have two csv files. 1 has a list of emails, another has a longer list of emails with first names, last names, address, etc. What I am looking to do is take both of these files and map the emails ...
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All steps to set up and resolve subdomain.localhost to 127.0.0.1?

I suddenly feel stubborn about my subdomain on localhost not working. My /etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost fe80::1%lo0 ...
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How to Sync photos from SkyDrive to iPhoto

I'm running OSX (Lion) as my home computer, and use iPhoto ('11) for photo management. Windows Phone 7.5 automatically uploads photos to SkyDrive when taken - and I'd like to automatically sync these ...
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OSX Operation Not Permitted on Immutable flag

Anyone know super command for replacing locked .plist? I have locked desktop.plist (immutable flags) needs to replace with a new desktop.plist. Problem is unable to replace the existing .plist. I get ...
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How to enable unread Skype message counter on Mac

When I used Ubuntu or Windows it was very comfortable to see count of unread skype messages in the system tray. Bun here, in the MacOS, I can't find how to enable this nice option. The only what I can ...
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Delete all files in a folder without deleting directories? (OS X)

Is there a simple terminal command maybe to delete all actual data, all files but leave all the directories there? Including packages (.app) as directories? -- You don't need to read this: The reason ...
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Retrieving Chrome History and History Archives for Mac

I've read some articles here that suggest that we are able to retrieve Chrome's history as SQLite databases: Export history from chome browser How can I view "archived" Google Chrome history ...
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Synergy not controlling G4 Mac Mini from Win7 64 PC

I've recently repaired my ancient G4 Mac Mini, I have reinstalled Tiger and applied all updates. I have Synergy setup between the PC and the Mac, with the PC being the server and the Mac being the ...