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Shortcut to convert multiple lines to comma seperated values in Sublime

I am using sublime 3 in Mac OS. I want to convert 1 2 3 to 1,2,3 using keyboard shortcuts. or any plugin which can convert vice versa with keyboard shortcut. I don't want to press 10 keys to make ...
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Running the output of `ssh-agent` in fish; what does `setenv` do?

When I want to start (or restart) ssh-agent, it gives me a few commands that I should run by doing eval $(ssh-agent). Of course this fails for fish, since it gives syntax for bash or csh. The ...
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Best way to backup/clone a hard drive in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have a MacBook Pro which I use for work. I have a lot of software installed and configured which I do not want to have to re-install/configure in the event my MacBook Pro is stolen or damaged. I’d ...
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Throttle network bandwidth per application in Mac OS X

I notice that iTunes seems to suck up all my bandwidth and doesn’t play nice with other applications that use the web when it's downloading. In fact, it doesn't even give itself enough bandwidth when ...
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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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AFP share with local Unix users

I have a Solaris server on which I have a AFP share. I connect from a Mac client to that AFP share with local users from the Solaris server. So let's say I connect to the share with the Alice user. ...
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Emails disappearing from Mac Mail

I'm experiencing a strange problem with Mail on my Mac (Yosemite 10.10.4). I have it configured to use my Google account for mail, and it had been working fine for well over a year. But what happened ...
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Powerpoint fullscreen remove black frame

When I activate slideshow mode in Powerpoint 2011 for mac, my slides get a black frame around them. Is it possible to remove this black frame and stretch the slide to fit to the screen? NOTE: If ...
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Removing metadata with PowerPoint 2011

I'm looking for a solution to remove metadata from .PPTX files on Mac with PowerPoint 2011. On Windows, there is a Microsoft utility called Document Inspector. Does anyone know of anything similar on ...
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How to update Mac's system Python

I'm on Mavericks at the moment, and i want to update the Python system's version (2.7.5) to the latest (2.7.7) from http://www.python.org, because i want to install pygame. What i have to do? I would ...
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Drag and drop left behind an outline in Mac OS X 10.9.5

I downloaded music last night, and as I dragged the file into my music folder, the outline from it froze on my screen. I tried restarting my Mac, but the outline is still there. As well as this, I ...
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How do I create a hyperlink with only one word in Pages?

I use Pages.app on OS X Leopard to create a monthly newsletter. How do I create a link to a URL using only one word, such as "Garden" linking to a gardeners page? I have exhausted all graphics in ...
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Copy-on-select, paste-on-middle-click on Mac OS X?

Is there a way to give OS X the usual X-windows behavior where selecting text in any application automatically copies it to the clipboard, and the middle mouse button automatically pastes it? +C, +V ...
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Mac “show desktop” logs me out and restarts applications

I have set my macbook (OSX 10.10.3) to use the upper right corner of my display as a hot corner to show the desk top. Recently when I move my mouse to the upper right corner of the screen it does not ...
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Multiboot AD Binding Script Trouble (Error 10001)

So let's preface this with what I'm trying to do: I'm using DeployStudio to deploy multi-boot Macs, such as OSX10 and OSX09. My workflow goes like this upon Netbooting into the deployment server ...
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Mac OS X: Best Way to Make an ISO from a CD or DVD

Both command-line and screen-oriented pointers appreciated! update: I verified the disk utility, hdiutil, and dd methods. dd seems the fastest, 30 minutes on my macbook pro vs. 40 minutes for ...
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How do I access an SMB Share being hosted on an OSX Machine

I've already posted this question on apple.stackexchange.com but I didn't get any answers over there. Can some please help me out here ? I'm very new to the world of Apple so pardon my ignorance ...
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How to install libav/avconv on OSX?

OSX comes with a command line video conversion utility avconvert but this tool provides limited functionality compared to the avconv provided by libav. How can I install avconv on OS X?
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Change background and font colour in mac terminal

Is it possible to change the colour of the background on the terminal window from the default white? Also, can it be changed after the terminal window has been created?
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How to install Imagick on Mac OS with XAMPP

I'm having some trouble installing Imagick on a Mac. I have XAMPP installed and when I run sudo pecl install imagick, I get this error: checking ImageMagick MagickWand API configuration program... ...
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How can I recover data from 3TB Seagate GoFlex home in Mac OS X?

I have a 3TB Seagate GoFlex Home, and it stopped working on me. It’s not a hard drive failure, just a software issue. It’s a Barracuda drive. I can hear the drive spin up without any knocking or ...
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Errors while installing Python modules on OS X

I keep trying to install python addons but I keep getting error codes. Uqueias-iMac:~ uqueia$ python setup.py install ...
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How do I disassociate an Apple ID from my computer?

How do I disassociate an Apple ID from my device? I have 2 Apple IDs: an old one that my laptop insists on using, and my new one that iTunes and my other devices use. When trying to update ...
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Cannot connect to local domain from Mac, but can to its IP

I have a local server hosting a domain over wifi that's accessible from my Android phone browser at a designated URL http://mydomain and its network IP 192.168.0.1, as well as by ssh ssh user@mydomain ...
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Issues installing “One-Way Ping (OWAMP)” on Mac OS X

I am looking for a tool to measure one way delay. I have found a tool One-Way Ping (OWAMP). But I am unable to install on my machine. I am using Mac OS X. I have been searching on Google but having ...
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How to diagnose ballooning OS X kernel_task and wired memory usage?

I have a very strange issue, which I'm having a hard time diagnosing as to the root cause. I have a Mac Pro (2008, 8-core 2.8 GHz, 8800GT) with 14 GB of RAM (recently upgraded because of this ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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Good program to visualize file system usage on Mac?

Based on this question, I would like to know if there are any good programs to visualize file system usage on OS X? I used to have SpaceMonger when I was using a PC and would love to find some ...
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Google Drive Temp download folder on Mac OS X

I'm looking for the temporary download folder for Google Drive on the Mac. I'm downloading a 5GB file and I'm trying to see how much had been downloaded so far.
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How can I avoid TeamViewer‎ 9 from asking for an administrator password everytime I open it?

On Mac OS X, I have recently upgraded from TeamViewer‎ version 8 to 9. I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions. Now every time I ...
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Arrow keys being treated as numeric keypad in MS Remote Desktop on Mac OS X

When Using MS Remote Desktop 8.0.x to connect from my Mac to a Windows VM on another host I have a key mapping problem. Windows treats the Mac's arrow keys as if they were on the numeric keypad ...
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Why isn't there a clone of Total Commander for OS X? [on hold]

Is there some reason why somebody doesn't create pure, clean copy of Total Commander for OS X? Are there some technical, legal problems why all TC clones are so.... weird and not as usable as ...
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How to use a short name for a long domain name

I don't want add an entry to the /etc/hosts file but rather refer to the following domain: git.domain.com as git and type it as such when I want to connect to this server? Is this possible without ...
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sed option to preserve file times during a find/replace?

I'm trying to modify some Autotool files because a project is not honoring my CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS and LDFLAGS. I located some areas where I could likely make the change with a grep for libtool: link. ...
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Starting Terminal as full screen by default

In Mac OS X 10.8, how can I make terminal.app open in full screen by default? It appears that it opens full screen if I control click the terminal app before quitting and then choose close. But I ...
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How to list only files of a certain type in terminal?

How I can list all files of a certain type in a directory? For example, if I want to see all MP3 files in the current folder, what do I do?
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X11 forwarding using bsub

I would like to run an interactive R job on a server. I would also like to enable X11 forwarding so I can view my graphs. However, I am having problems. My laptop is a Mac OS 10.9.4. I have tried ...
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Change Terminal Title in Mac OS X

How can I arbitrarily change the title of a Terminal window in Mac OS X? I have seen this question and this magicwrap thing, but think it's just a simple Mac OS X command.
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Lost access to sudo on Mac. Want to regain access

I don't know what came in my mind that I just typed this in my shell: sudo chmod 700 /usr/bin/sudo and then also entered my password. The above command ran and I lost control over sudo. sudo is ...
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Syncing Contact Pictures from Office 365 with OSX Contacts

I'm using OSX Yosemite and was able to easily add my company's Office 365 Exchange address book to Contacts on my Mac, but none of the photos have synced. Is there a way to sync the contact images ...
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can't change different footnote/endnote font sizes in MS Word 2011

I've already consulted all the instruction on how to change formatting of footnotes/endnotes in Microsoft Word 2011. The problem is the settings say I'm using the same size font, same font, all ...
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Mac hardware specs for running Visual Studio in Parallels

I'm moving over to a .NET project and am going to be working with Visual Studio 2013. I'm a Mac user and going to be working mostly front end. My current setup is an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15" with ...
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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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Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code? Is a Mac vulnerable to such a tar.gz?

Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code that is similar to ZIP file? On a Mac particularly? Edit: Oops, I meant to ask the process of opening/untar a tar file on the Mac. Not the contents of the ...
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How to change to brightness of an external display on a macbook pro running OSX 10.6

I am using a macbook pro running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. In System Preferences/Displays/Display, I can change the brightness of the macbook's screen. However, this option is not available for the ...
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automatic new mac setup (dotfiles, scripts, etc)

I'm looking for a way to automate the setup of a new macbook I'm about to purchase. I've done through quite a few during the years and it always takes forever to get everything up properly. I don't ...
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Connecting to Windows 10 Network Shares

Under Windows 10 Pro, I have been unable to connect to any network shares that I have previously established under Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (so every network share on the system). I checked ...
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How to block a port from all traffic on all interfaces in Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

I need to block port 27017 to do some testing but I can’t seem to figure out how to do it in Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite). I know that sometime ago they moved from iptables to pf tables, but the ...
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What is the shortcut to access the menubar in Mac OS X?

In Windows, I can access the menubar using the Alt key. How can I achieve the same effect in Mac OS X? Specifically I am using Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard).
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What is the complete list of sources that Safari will use for trusted certificates?

Browsing to a particular HTTPS URL in Safari succeeds. Clicking the lock icon, followed by "Show Certificate" shows me the certificate chain. The root cert is listed as "Trusted" (has a blue "+", ...