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How do I change the file extension with TextEdit on osx?

I am teaching Python to the people I work with, and we are all mac users. I would like to be able to create files like hello.py or data.csv. However, I do not see an option in TextEdit to save as a "...
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OS X: can't create a partition because drive is locked

Problem: I have a USB key with Mountain Lion on it and I want to install it on my MacBook Pro. I deleted the existing partition on the laptop and wanted to create a new one where to install the OS ...
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unix/linux chmod to let everyone read every directory and file

I'm having file permission trouble backing up my MacbookPro through my LAN to my Windows computer. I want to set permissions of all files and directories on MacbookPro to allow reading by all. On the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open new tab next to current tab in Google Chrome

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or is there a way to create one without any extensions or third-party stuff) that opens a new tab next to the currently open tab? For example, let's say I have 10 tabs ...
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Right click contextual menu seems to have disappeared for one use on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

So I think this problem might be one of cumulative upgrades & benign neglect. This machine (used Mid 2011 iMac 27" iMac12,2 Intel Corei7 3.4 Ghz) is my wife's newest Mac in a long line that began ...
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On OS X, saving breaks hard links

I'm using OS X 10.10.5, and I'm seeing a strange issue with hardlinked files. When I update one of the linked files and save the change, the other linked file becomes blank -- a zero-byte file. This ...
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Gimp on OSX - How can you move the frame of the selection area when in selection mode?

The official guide (https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tools-selection.html) says that you have to press Alt to move the selection frame, while creating it. However, on OSX pressing the Option key does ...
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Possible to delete OS X app without administer password?

I have a school issued Macbook Air and have installed some apps through the app store. I used my private Apple ID to download the apps but am not unable to remove them without the administer password ...
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Docker beta for mac not setting up bridge to allow access to my container using it's IP?

I have researched this question with no success: why is Docker Beta not setting up a bridge that allows me to access my containers using their IP? I am using Docker beta for mac Version 1.12.0-rc4-...
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How can I find an OSX application that is running but whose window is not visible?

I'm running an application on my Macbook Pro. Since yesterday I can't see the application's main window. Its icon is showing in the doc and its options are showing in the top menu bar on the desktop. ...
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Build iOS apps using immutable server pattern

My team is looking to build an iOS application, and repeatability is key here. To that end, we use Martin Fowler's Immutable Server pattern. Specifically, our build hosts for everything else are ...
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truecrypt cannot mount with error: hdiutil: attach failed - no mountable file systems

Few days ago I updates macbook air to 10.9.5 maverics just slight update (security bla-bla) from 10.9.2 or 10.9.5 forgot already.. after this today tried to mount my truecrypt entirely encrypted disk ...
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Symlink to ~/Desktop or other system files not working in OSX Sierra

Prior to OSX Sierra, having symlinks pointing system-related folders to other in a different place, worked flawlessly (moving Desktop folder from OS's SSD drive to a HDD with bigger capacity, for ...
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When I paste a command on my bash prompt it is not in history — how can I add it?

When I paste a command to my OS X or Ubuntu bash prompt using CmdV, the command is not in history – even if it is executed. The command is in history only if I type it. How to enable that pasted ...
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Mac: white screen after login

I have a Mac Air 2011. So yesterday I tried to backup my ipad with it and it cause the hard drive to be full. Today I can't login anymore. Tried rebooting it, it goes to the login screen successfully. ...
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Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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Starting Docker for Mac from the command line?

Is there a way to start Docker for Mac (and / or Docker for Windows) from the command line? I can't find any documentation about it. My team uses a set of scripts to automate setup of our ...
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How to disable Remote Management and Screen Sharing Ports in OS X El Capitan Application Firewall?

I have purchased an OS X 10.11 VPS. I would like to lock down the box to only allow port 22 SSH through the firewall. So I turned on the application firewall under System Preferences -> Security and ...
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How to switch between command-line and GUI in VM on a Mac?

I have installed CentOS 7.1 in VMware Fusion of my Mac. I logged into the terminal (default runlevel 3) and started the GUI using the command "startx". I want to switch back to the terminal. Ctrl+Alt+...
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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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Automatically shorten paths over a character count limit in bash

Windows and tools running on windows servers (eg. OneDrive) have a limit on path lengths. I am looking for a command line tool in OSX/Linux/Unix to, within a directory, shorten all paths above a path ...
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Outlook for Mac 2016 & Gmail

Has anyone gotten Outlook on Mac to behave properly when using with Gmail? Because of the Archiving feature, All Mail is synced with Outlook, and that's great. But, whenever I search for a mail, or ...
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How to fix application showing generic app icon in OS X (Yosemite)?

This happens in one particular application (emacs for Mac) in a particular directory in my /Applications folder, for one particular account in my system. It used to show the correct icon before but ...
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Setting the 'default folder' that opens when attaching a document in Mac Mail on El Capitan?

Is it possible to set the 'default folder' that opens when attaching a document in Mac Mail on El Capitan?
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Macbook Pro loses Internet constantly for a couple seconds

My new Macbook Pro (13", i7, Early2015, OSX 10.11.4) is loosing its Internet connection every couple minutes. The WiFi itself stays logged in, but the internet connection is gone. After a short while ...
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Macbook pro doesn't turn on, stuck in safe mode

MACBOOKPRO8,1 hung this morning after wake from sleep. After powerdown, it refused to boot, sticking on the progress bar. It starts in safe mode with lots of issues. On a plain Windows boot up(mine is ...
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Error after installing Git

I have just downloaded Git for my OS X 10.7.5 When I type: which git I get: /usr/local/bin/git But when I type: git --version I get: Illegal instruction: 4 I'm looking for advice on how ...
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HFS partition mounting read-only

I have an external Western Digital Hard drive with two HFS partitions with journaling disabled. When I connect it to a computer running Linux (Debian or Ubuntu), frequently both partitions are ...
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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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git clone segmentation fault 8237

Since shortly I have a problem with my git. The repo's I already have on my computer still works so I can still push and pull, etc ... But when I want to clone a new repo I always get things like this:...
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How to selectively restore OS X?

Recently, it has come to my attention that as a programmer, I messed around too much with system files, (bash profile, homebrew .pc files, unlinked libraries for C++, messing something up really badly ...
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Is Mac OS X open source?

I learned recently (on superuser) that Mac OS X uses the bash shell. I also know that OS X has a UNIX core. I was searching for information about OS X and Open Source on google, but what I found was ...
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Difference between gnu and darwin and mach

These terms belong to the Mac OS X architecture topic and I'm confused about the following: mach is said to be a microkernel Darwin and XNU are mentioned to be a kernel So ...can you help me to ...
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What prompt is sh using when you type sh into Terminal?

When using the default PS1 prompt that MAC OS/Terminal comes with, when you type sh you get a new style prompt. station-4:~ user$ sh sh-3.2$ When you export your own PS1, this functionality goes ...
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Why is Ctrl-Arrow not working in bash on OS X?

I use Ctrl-← and Ctrl-→ on every Linux system I work on, but these key combinations don't work in bash on my Macbook Pro. It is running Snow Leopard, and I'm using the built in Terminal ...
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What's up with stat on Mac OS X/Darwin? Or filesystems without names

In response to a question I asked on SO, Give the mount point of a path, one respondant suggested using stat to get the device name associated with the volume of a given path. This works nicely on ...
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How should I automatically change my .zshrc for different OS'?

I am currently storing most of my dotfiles in a git repository to make keeping them in sync across all my computers easier. I've just recently acquired a Macbook so now have to have all my dotfiles ...
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How do I create a “here document” within a shell function?

I'm working my way through William Shotts Jr.'s great The Linux Command Line on my Mac OSX 10.7.5 system. 90% of the linux that Shotts covers is close enough to Darwin that I can figure out or GTEM to ...
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Clean up or repair Mac OSX bootloader?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed in a Bootcamp partition on my iMac. A couple of months ago, I restored an image of my harddrive, which I've done multiple times before with success, but on PC's....
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USB Filesystem that can run executables and can mount on Linux and OS X

I'm looking for a filesystem that I can format a USB drive with that can run C++ executables. Tried FAT32: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission denied Tried NTFS: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission ...
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Linux-based “Darwin OS” as possible Hackintosh alternative? [closed]

I stumbled across a website on the internet for an Operating System named "Darwin OS". I know that Darwin was an open source project made by Apple and is still included in modern day OS X operating ...
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Is there a list of available boot-args for darwin / OS X

In OS X you can set boot parameters with nvram boot-args=[options] Where the options I know about -v (verbose) -x (safe mode) and arch=x86_64 (boot into 64 bit kernel on 64 bit capable machines). ...
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Why is the highest PID 66435 when there are only 277 processes running? [duplicate]

On my OS X/Darwin system, the highest PID is 66435, but there are only 277 processes running. Doesn't this indicate the system is just counting up with PIDs? And, if so, doesn't that mean the system ...
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OSX CPU Affinity Start and Change Commands?

I've come across some API references but are there console commands to do either (preferably both) of the following two things within OSX? Start a program and assign it to a particular CPU core. ...
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OS X: “deny file-read-metadata /private/var/folders/” error

First, the setup: I have a Macbook running OS X 10.9.5, and I have a folder that I sync using WebDAV with a Windows machine. The way it works is: My Windows machine is running the WebDAV server (IIS)...
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Is there a native alternative to the `watch` command; for Darwin/OS X

I have a script that I'm trying to port from Linux to Darwin/OS X. The Linux version currently depends on the watch command, which doesn't appear to be installed on Darwin/OS X by default. What's the ...
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It is safe delete OSX's /private/var/folders/* at reboot?

Want clean the /private/var/folders/* at the OS X boot, by creating an launchd entry. (AFAIK, the OS X doesn't supports the rc.conf rc.d - everything must be done by creating an entry for the launchd)...
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How to completely remove account and data from Outlook 2016 for MAC?

I would like to know how to completely remove account and all of its related data from Outlook 2016 for MAC. The account can be removed from preferences of Outlook 2016. But where are all data ...
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In Outlook 2016 for Mac, how do I find all emails containing either “A” OR “B” anywhere within them?

I've found a bunch of similar questions, but none that seems to address my specific situation well enough to solve it. There doesn't seem to be an "or" search operator available in Outlook 2016 for ...