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I'm running Snowleopard 10.6.8 on a Macmini server and I want this server to execute a script whenever a file or folder is inserted/edited or deleted from a specified folder. Since I'd like this ...
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How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6?

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I'm sharing my MacBook's internet connection wirelessly with a PC, and every time I startup my Mac, I need to go to System Preferences>Sharing and uncheck then recheck the Internet Sharing box again ...
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I installed Nginx using homebrew and after completing the installation the following message was displayed: In the interest of allowing you to run `nginx` without `sudo`, the default port is set to ...
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How do I banish the Evernote Helper once and for all in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

I want Evernote to open when I need it and then I want it closed when I close it. I've repeatedly removed the helper from my login items, yet it keeps reappearing. Apparently, every time I open ...
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Mac OS X: Difference between start-up times

In Mac OS X (10.6.3) there's a big difference in the time it takes for the computer to become responsive when you either start up your computer from cold, or or when you log out and sign in as a new ...
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Macports Apache not starting at Mac OSN Snow Leopard boot

Macports Apache2 is not starting at Mac OSX Snow Leopard boot. I've done the launchctl load command, the symlinks point to my ...
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Where does Snow Leopard store per-user StartupItems?

I have several startup items shown in my "LoginItems" preferences. But, when I look at my ~/Library folder, there is no StartupItems folder, and the global /Library/StartupItems folder does not ...
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Run AppleScript on startup (background)

I want to run a apple-script on Mac OS X on startup. The script shall run during the complete lifetime of the user session. What is the best solution to do this? My Script: on idle do shell ...
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How to create a startup script in Snow Leopard?

I'm new to this so forgive me for asking such a simple question. I'm trying to run something from the command line everytime I start (or log in to) Snow Leopard. I'm actually trying to imitate this ...
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Why is svn trying to start when I log in? How (or even should) I stop it?

I upgraded my Tiger install to Snow-leopard last night. All went fine except every time I start the machine, I'm told that svn requires Rosetta. I already know what Rosetta is and why I might want to ...