The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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Sign into WPA2 network that requires a username from mac terminal?

I am trying to sign into my school's network through terminal. It has WPA2 security, however it requires that I put a username along with a password. Is this possible to do from terminal? Side note: ...
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ACT!: Resolution of the dependency failed, type=“Act.UI.ActApplication”,name="

Issue Resolution of the dependency failed, type="Act.UI.ActApplication",name="".Exception message is: the current build operation (build key Build Key{Act.UI.ActApplication,null}) failed: The process ...
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Shutdown Windows 7 PC from Mac terminal

How can I shut down a Windows 7 PC remotely from a Macbook Pro, OSX El Capitan? I saw this question, where the accepted answer recommends using this command: net rpc shutdown -I <IP of Windows ...
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Is there an OSX terminal command (el capitan) to disable / hide panes in System Preferences?

been Googling for the better part of an hour now and not too familiar with OSX ways of doing things via command line. If anyone has a great resource site for OSX system commands / switches that would ...
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Quit OSX Terminal on Last Window Close

I have my preferences set so that CTRL-D closes my current window, but I'd like the Terminal application to quit if I close my last/only terminal window. iTerm2 can do this. Can Terminal do it?
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OS X El Capitan 10.11 Terminal 2.6 won't open new tabs with same working directory

I am using the default settings for Terminal, but when I create a new tab my working directory is always set to my home folder instead of the current working directory of the previous tab. Here's an ...
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Find out all IP addresses of all Computers on Network

I want to list all IP addresses with their Computer's names (if my IP was 197.577.52.4: 197.577.52.4 - Luca's MacBook) through Mac Terminal or Mac Software. I tried many terminal commands, but it ...
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What key on a Mac corresponds to the @ symbol in Windows in the Mac Terminal

One of my users is using a mac to connect to a Windows remote terminal. When trying to enter email addresses the @ symbol on the mac is typing a " symbol. Which key on the mac will type an @ symbol ...
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How can I change the color of only the command I type, and not the output following it?

export PS1='\[\033[1;31m\]\u\[\033[0m\]:\[\033[4;31m\]\W\[\033[0m\] \[\033[0;33m\]\$' This is what my prompt looks like at the moment. However, this paints everything after the $ in yellow too. I ...
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OS X writing on NTFS filesystem: files disappeared after ls -l@

I have an NTFS hard drive that I have written files to after following the instructions here to allow for writing to NTFS. I noticed that if I write files to NTFS, after disconnecting the drive and ...
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How to run Python script in a terminal window by double clicking it?

I am running OSX, and I am making an app that has a Python program in the Resources folder, the Bash script calls the Python script to run when the app is launched. The script is in the MacOS folder ...
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Cannot remap Control-<key> to another Control-<key> using .inputrc in bash + Terminal + OS X

I'm trying to remap Control-g to Control-c for use in bash in Terminal.app in OS X. This is because Control-g in Emacs is 'abort'/'cancel', and my ingrained muscle memory leads me to hit Control-g on ...
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A script that will make a Mac join specific WiFi network and enable remote login/management

I have physical access to a Mac Pro, but it has no monitor and I want to access it remotely. I don't know what state the Mac was left in (network connection, sharing prefs, etc). I am pretty sure I ...
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using FISH shell — set default folder for multiple tabs?

I'm using fish shell in OS X. Using the standard bash shell, you can open multiple tabs in Terminal, cd to a different directory in each, and then save the setup as a Window Group (via Window > ...
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How to fix files and directories in Mac terminal from being inverted?

I recently was going through some directories and realized that my files/directories are inverted as opposed to being alphabetic from top to bottom. As the terminal is after an ls -al: Public ...
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MAC OSX Terminal (TERM)

I am using debian wheezy, I installed mysql but when I login to mysql using command mysql -u root -p and then after typing my password, I don't see any output. According to log file I am successfully ...
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understanding the -R flag and * in rm commands

When using the rm command in OS X 10.9 I accidentally deleted an entire disk. As I understand the command I used: sudo rm -Rfv /Volumes/Disk/AppName\!\ Whatever\ X.app/Contents/Resources/* ...
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How do I remove SSHFS's Terminal library?

I installed OS X FUSE and SSHFS from the official site. Now whenever I type in ssh xxx@xxx.xx, the terminal window is different. Some folders are blue and the window is different; it's not the way it ...
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How do I to modify Automator Service ditto command?

Using and Automator Service and an AppleScript that is redly available and exists on this thread of but a "GUI" around ditto. The solution works well, however, I am not getting the behavior I ...
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OS X: let scutil use stored secret when connecting L2TP VPN

This is a follow-up question of Start configured VPN from command line (OSX). I tried the answer by @encoded, which suggests the following command: scutil --nc start ...
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OS X terminal.app selection color when window inactive

I am using a solarized color scheme in terminal.app. When I select text it looks great, and I am able to change the color of the selection in the preferences. But when I move focus to another ...
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How can I stop Drobox sync during the day and automatically start at night

I'm trying to stop the Dropbox daemon from running during the day. I'd like to start it and perform a sync around 6 pm daily. I'm running Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on an iMac 27'.
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How to display github emoji codes in Mac Terminal?

I want to display emoji codes from http://www.emoji-cheat-sheet.com/ (e.g. :+1: ) inside github commit messages when doing git log. I use Mac Terminal app.
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Changing the default action when clicking on links in Terminal.app

Previously I've been able to open links just by clicking them on Terminal.app. After updating my OSX, the terminal now gives Quick Look as default option for links. Is there any way to disable Quick ...
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Awk to merge two files using hash

I have two files of the same length, and I want to swap out one files 3 columns with another file's contents. I want to print the following: f1Col1 f1Col2 f1Col3 f1Col4 f1Col5 f1Col6 f2Col1 f2Col2 ...
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Redirect stderr to second terminal / tty

I've tried things like rse to differentiate standard-output and standard-error streams from a program; but I'd really like the option of viewing the two in separate terminals, without redirecting to a ...
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Mac Command Line Open PDF to Specific Page

The goal is to use command line to open a PDF file to a specific page. The more general question is how do I find out what args are available for any given app? I am able to open a pdf file in Mac OS ...
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Doubled terminal emulation sessions renders foreground and background of characters the same color from the destination

I have some no graphics card (“headless”) server that I have to operate via the serial port as the console to install Linux, VMware, and other OSes. For a terminal server I use a Linux box with a USB ...
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How to close open (20+) notification windows from terminal or disable HP Alerts?

For some strange reason an app called “HP Alerts” filled my screen overnight with notification windows telling me one of my inkjet cartridges are low on ink. I have now disabled these notifications ...
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print names of files in folder from path in terminal

I was making a program and want to see all the items in a folder by giving it the path. my program uses the terminal so the commands are the same. something along the lines of echo ...
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OS X command to make current terminal window full screen

I am trying to make a bash script to open up my working environment. I want 1) Open up Terminal.app and type a command like "time_to_work" 2) This command will: a. open up sublime text open ...
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Does closure of Terminal stop remote script execution?

I have NAS (running Linux) and Macbook. What if I start the OSX Terminal application, connect to my NAS thru telnet and execute there some script: python myscript.py > log.txt Will it continue ...
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How to mount/unmount webdav server directory using Terminal

I use OS X 10.10.1 and I want to mount a HTTPS webdav server directory as a volume on my local machine using Terminal. I found this utility -- mount_webdav -- which seems to work - I created a ...
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Make perl regex search exit with failure if not found

With grep I get a failure return code/exit status if no result is found. How can I do the same thing with perl? Basically, I would like to change the following so that it exits with status 1 if no ...
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OS X terminal eating the shift key

I'm switching from iTerm 2 to the stock OS X 10.8.5 terminal (work policy, iTerm isn't on the approved software list). In my tmux configuration, I've mapped shift-left and shift-right to change ...
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How would I restart Apache using the Terminal in Mac OS X?

This is what I’ve done but I’m really new to terminal: Jeremys-MacBook-Pro-2:~ jeremyoconnor$ apachectl restart This operation requires root.
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pstopdf mac terminal width and height options

Are there any options which set width and height of outcome document of pstopdf command in terminal? I've used a2ps command to convert my Java code files into .ps file, now I want to convert .ps file ...
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Midnight Commander function keys not working

I'm using Midnight Commander in a Mac Terminal. I'm using PC keyboard, so function keys work as F1-F12 keys, but they don't work in MC. I tested what character sequence is sent with each function key ...
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Mac Terminal Foreign Host-Name

When I was recently connected to a coffee shop wireless network using Terminal for some coding I saw a foreign "preface" (if that is the right word) before my username. Rather than Normal_Name:~ ...
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Mac command-line sort files into subfolders

I want to run a command on a very large folder to sort every item into subfolders based on modification date. Can this be done with one line? I.e., all files modified in July 2013 would be moved to ...
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How To Login To Terminal (OSX) Without Quitting Or Closing Window

I like to keep my windows open on my work machine so when I arrive in the mornings, I don't have to go through the process of opening them all again; and opening all my files. I can pick up where I ...
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MySQL in OS X Terminal.app — how to exit mysql command prompt but continue using the Terminal?

I type mysql and enter the mysql command prompt (denoted ~mysql) (I have ohmyzsh installed also). But I can't seem to do anything within it. No commands work. To exit, I type 'exit', and get [Process ...
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Localhost on Mac causing system-wide problems?

I had some trouble with my 2013 MBP bogging down this summer (apple wasn't sure why...too many chrome tabs or filesystem corruption. in any event a complete reinstall fixed it). I've been doing web ...
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Setting Terminal tab to current directory and program running

How can I make the terminal tab display <name of process running (vim, bash, ruby, etc)> - <parent directory/current directory>?
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Terminal file find location [duplicate]

I am using a mac terminal (.command) file to launch a Python program. My question is, how can I find the location of the .command file when I am inside of the .command file. Thank you.
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Run command on startup (Mac OS X)

I need to run the command: sudo apachectl stop So that my database web server can handle incoming requests instead of the Apple server. However, this does not survive a restart. I tried setting up ...
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Vim starts with beginning of a “change” command

I'm having an issue with vim startup. Whenever I run vim somefile, it starts as though I pressed c just after startup. So, if I then try to immediately jump to the end of the file with G, it instead ...
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OS X Find and RM recursively through folders with spaces in the names?

WD My Cloud NAS added hidden .wdmc folders to every folder with a jpg without notifying or asking me first. There are many hundreds on my NAS drive. It has something to do with their media server ...
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Copying only files without a special string in filename

I have to copy only files from a folder that don't have following string in its filename: NNNNxNNNN (a 3 or 4 digit number followed by the character x followed by a 3 or 4 digit number again -> it's ...
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Mac OSX Terminal: Copy Window Contents

I am running a java script, which has some text output. I'd like to copy/paste that output. If I do ⌘-A, it copies everything that's been typed that session, even if I typed clear beforehand. How can ...