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Don't give access to purchased apps to other users of a Mac

At work, I use a Mac with OSX 10.9.2 and I use my personal App Store account on it. I have to create an account for my colleagues on this Mac too. Will they have access too all the apps I have ...
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Limit user CPU priority on Mac OSX 10.8.4

On occasion, I have several users that log into my Mac via VNC and run processor/disk intensive tasks. They are lower priority, so I'd like them not to bring my machine to a halt. How can I nice an ...
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How to start a virtual machine on a Mac where I am not a root/admin?

I want to have my own little unpolluted environment where I can test a project I am working on. The physical computer is a university Mac, and I don't want to interfere with its environment, so I ...
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How to transfer files between mac users folder

I would like be able to copy files from one user profile to another. For example download photos to : /Users/user1/Desktop and then move than into /Users/user2/Pictures. Default Mac OS X setting do ...
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Mac OSX Lion mystery user account keeps showing up

So I thought someone was coming into my office at night and maybe using my computer. Things were always out of place and lights on, etc. So I disabled the Guest account I had on my computer and ...
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Can't create user on Mac with dscl command

I was trying to create a postgres user using the command sudo dscl . -create /Users/postgres But failed. Got the following output create: Invalid Path <dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14009 ...
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Snow Leopard reports other users, but who are they? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why there are two users showing in uptime command results? My MBP reports other users, but I'm the only one using this laptop: $:> uptime 19:30 up 13 days, 16 ...
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Non-admins on Mac Server, permissions and access

I've just recently set up a Mac OS X server (running on Snow Leopard) and I'm trying to create a user with regular (non-Admin) permissions but still allowing the user to login to their directory. ...
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Enable multiple users to install software using homebrew

I installed homebrew using my other user account (which I use during work), but it is impossible to install software from my newly created personal account: $ brew install unrar Error: Cannot write ...
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How to change the short user name in OS X

I'm using a Macbook Pro and I'm wondering how to change the short name of the "user account"?
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Where are Mac user account passwords stored?

How can I access the encrypted value of a local user account password in osx? Would it be possible to check against it or even copy it to another account?
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how to reset a mac user account?

I am essentially looking to 'reformat' my user account on my mac. By reformat, I'm trying to basically reset the account to how it started when it was created - blank. One way of accomplishing this is ...
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OS X: can I create a skeleton for the guest user, new users?

When login in as guest or creating a new user, can I have a skeleton home folder (akin to /etc/skel on other unixes) pre-filled with files, and having some customized preferences? Otherwise, is there ...
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Change short name on Mac OS X

I want to change the short name of my user account in Mac OS X, I have changed the computer name, but could not find where to change the short user name. Here's a screenshot for reference (I want to ...
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Setting up NIS/NFS on Mac OS 10.6

We have an Ubuntu NIS/NFS server at work and we recently got a few new iMacs. Is there a way to set them up so they can use the linux user accounts and mount the shared nfs files? Are there any guides ...
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Temporarily adding my user to another system

So i need to send in my mac laptop for repair and i have plenty of development work to do for the week that it will be gone for. I can borrow a laptop but obviously it wont have my data and dev stuff ...
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How do I create a user for a server process I want to install on MacOS 10.6?

In MacOS < 10.5, the NetInfo Manager let you see and manage accounts that weren't full users, i.e. couldn't log in. That app is gone, leaving me only with dscl :(
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Use cron to screen capture on Mac OS X

To analyze my own computer usage, not to spy on anyone (although it crossed my mind), I want to have cron capture the current screen every minute. * * * * * /bin/bash -c "/usr/sbin/screencapture ...