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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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Move Mac Terminal tab to right/left

Is there a way to set a keyboard shortcut to move a tab in OSX Terminal app to the left or right (note that I'm not asking for a shortcut to move to the tab to the right or left but to move the tab ...
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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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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 ...
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When opening Terminal: “NO LOGINS: System going down at 01:10”

I'm trying to get a terminal open, and I get this message: NO LOGINS: System going down at 01:10 Login incorrect login: *myname* Login incorrect login: It doesn't prompt for my password. This ...
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Cancelling shutdown -h command on Mac

I usually use the command sudo shutdown -h +60 from the Terminal on my Mac. Although I'd like sometime to cancel the scheduled shutdown or postpone it. Is there a command to do so? If yes, how?
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Need to reset OS X terminal AFTER logging out of Ubuntu (ssh + zsh)

I have a problem I cannot understand, and cannot debug for the life of me. I run Mac OS X 10.9.2 (latest) and use Terminal.app and zsh as my shell. A server I work remotely on runs Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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OSX text-to-speech: key words are badly synthetise in French. How to overcome?

OSX has a great Text to Speech (TTS) feature, but I noticed some limitations. I set OSX 10.9.2 in French with French TTS voices. The words "pages", "user", and pseudo-word "fire" for example are not ...
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Terminal program for macintosh osx that can display 80x24 characters in full screen?

Is it possible to get the Terminal app in Macintosh OS X to display 80x24 characters while in full screen mode? I have been fiddling with different font sizes and character spacings but never been ...
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Setting custom (Powerline) fonts in the default OSX Terminal app

I was able to set a custom font in Iterm 2 by setting the Non-ASCII option in Iterm's setting. I was not able to find a similar option in the default Mac OS Terminal. How can I do this for Mac OS ...
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Cannot save the output from a unix executable

I am attempting to save the output of an application I wrote. When I try to save the output by redirecting stdout the file that it results in is blank. This is what I am typing into Terminal.app (OS ...
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execute Shortcut on terminal mac os x

I have an application on another mac as mine, the software is still open, there are keyboard shortcuts that allow to perform tasks, I would like to execute shortcuts via the terminal from my mac.
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How can I launch a new Terminal in OSX with a specified profile from the command line?

I found the same question and a strong answer on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/q/4404242/147265 I'm looking to launch new terminals from the CLI in a different profile than my default. My current ...
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Mac OS X Terminal Error: undefined method `grep'

Every time I enter a command, or even just hit enter, in Terminal I get this line below the output: -e:1:in `<main>': undefined method `grep' for #<String:0x007feea31354b8> ...
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How do i unzip files from a nested folder?

Say i have the following .zip file: ZipFile.zip /zipfolder/ this.file that.file theother.file When i try: unzip ~/path/to/my/ZipFile.zip -d ~/path/to/my/destination/ ...
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More than one UserEventAgents

Recently I was checking my processes network usage in Mountain Lion using "nettop d". I noticed something odd. I always have two UserEventAgents in my nettop list with different pids. And there is of ...
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Open terminal app with multiple ssh tabs

I work on a Mac with Lion (10.7.5). I want to create a clickable desktop shortcut that will open the terminal app with multiple tabs where each tab is an ssh session to a remote machine. What is the ...
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How to move only files with other equal filename but different extension in the folder

I have a lot of folders, some with mp3 files only, others with m4a files only, other with files of both extensions. I need to identify which folders have files in both extensions, then move the mp3 ...
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Is it possible to set terminal to open at login on a mac?

After taking a computer architecture class, I noticed I've been using my trackpad less and less and instead relying more on keyboard input to open, edit, create files, folders etc. But I have to ...
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iTerm2: fix for choppy/jumpy cursor movement?

I just started using iTerm2 and I'm loving it, except that cursor movement is smoother on the Terminal.app that comes with OSX. I have my key-repeat speed pretty high, which makes it more noticeable. ...
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Redirect a cat command when using wildcards as input

I have the following command that takes a certain part of a file in the current directory, writes it to a temporary file, gets a part of another file one directory up, writes it to a temporary file ...
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Save a remote server (ssh) connection including password on Mac Terminal

Can I save an SSH connection similar to the answer to this question but including the password?
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Highlight 'Cursor' in Vim using Terminal.app

When I'm using Vim in Terminal.app it becomes very hard to se the characters under the cursor. In Terminal.app I can only specify the cursor color but not the color of cursor text like in Iterm2 for ...
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Mac OS X Terminal - Naming SSH Connections?

The short question is that I'd like to know if it is possible to give ssh connections 'friendly' names in terminal? My long reasoning is... I've got several server clusters running behind a single ...
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Why did my terminal suddenly contract?

I logged on to my account and was surprised to see something weird with my terminal: What's going on?
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ip command in Mac OS X terminal

I use the command ip link in Linux. Now I want it on Mac OS X, but the Mac OS X terminal doesn't have ip. What should I use instead?
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Keystrokes and commands for my inputrc — key-combination for “Shift-Space”, remap “Ctrl-PageUp/PageDown” to something without Page-keys

I need to add some things to my inputrc. I'm using bash 4, as OS I'm using debian and OSX. My terminal emulators are rxvt-unicode-256 on debian and Terminal.app on OSX. My new macbook has no ...
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How to identify the terminal from a script?

And don't say "$TERM" – it's always xterm. How can a bash script tell what terminal it's running in, specifically whether it's iTerm, Terminal.app, or actually an xterm? I ask because reset does not ...
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Disabling AppNap for Terminal

How do I disable AppNap for Terminal? Get Info on Terminal does not have Prevent App Nap check box An alternative is to turn the NSAppSleepDisabled flag on, but will it actually work? $ defaults ...
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Tab title is wrong with ssh/screen on osx

I am doing ssh -t host screen -D -RR in OS X (10.9) terminal tabs. My ~/.screenrc is identical on all remote hosts and contain the following line: hardstatus string "%H(%n:%t)$USER %h" My ...
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time command - output to a file

comamnd line: time myprocess outputs its results: OUTPUT FROM MY PROCESS real 0m1.954s user 0m0.086s sys 0m0.052s But if I do time myprocess > outputfile.txt my outputFiel.txt ...
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How to set OS X to open several Terminal instances that start at different screen locations?

Whenever I start a workday I need to open 4 terminal sessions (not tabbed), and move these to the four corners of my screen. I would like to use something like Automator to do this automatically ...
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Change the size of OS X terminal using keyboard

When typing in a terminal on OS X, I'd like a way to resize the window I'm typing in without taking my hands off the keyboard. Is there an easy way to do this? If not, any ideas for hacks?
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How to move back a word in OS X Terminal?

If I ssh into a Linux box I can move back a word in the CLI using OptionBackspace. Is there a way I can do this in the Mac's Terminal? Every time I press OptionBackspace, [D returns.
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Undo OS X terminal window split

I constantly split my terminal windows accidentally by pressing Cmd+D (it's so close to Cmd+F). I have no idea how to undo this. Any ideas?
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Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on folder in command line

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on OSX. My directory tree will look like this: /toplevel/ cbz/ comics/ Comic1/ ...
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Can dumping binary data in terminal be considered dangerous?

I am thinking of a scenario where unknown stream of data is printed to a terminal, isn't it so that some sequences of characters may be interpreted as commands and corrupt the system state? Or the ...
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How to stop and start dropbox.app in Apple Terminal?

How to stop / start dropbox in the Apple Terminal? dropbox stop works when using Oracle Linux, but not within Mac OS 10.6.8.
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What causes commands to print on first line in Terminal.app on Mac OS X 10.8?

Every time I execute a command in Terminal.app, the command prints in the beginning of the first output line like this: > ls lsfile1 file2 file3 This only happens in Terminal.app, iTerm.app for ...
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Terminal not allowing single quotes

For some reason when I paste text into terminal it strips out single quotes. I also can't type single quotes. Double quotes seem to work fine. I don't have any problems with other programs AND when I ...
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Terminal mac (bash) script to extract, move and clean a WordPress install

I want to be able to copy/paste into terminal; wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz mv wordpress/* . rmdir wordpress rm latest.tar.gz But I want correct wait commands in ...
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Find and replace from Terminal and write to a new file with the replaced values

I have a file template.jou that has the following format: /codeline1 /codeline2 /var = var /codeline3 Now I want to replace the var part with different values like A, B and C and then write the ...
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Mac Lion and getting rid of commands I have entered via terminal

I entered a command in terminal and had Mac OS lion execute it successfully. I simply would like to stop that execution and negate what I had the computer do. I have done the history -c command and ...