Questions tagged [cross-platform]

Cross-platform applications have the ability to be compiled (and then run) on multiple operating systems, usually with little-to-no changes in the code. This is accomplished through various checks in the code itself, or more commonly by the use of a cross-platform development library.

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test for operating system in .ssh/config

I have a remote server where authentifaction takes long time. Therefore I want to keep the connection open with ControlMaster. However, ControlMaster does not work on Windows. I want to use the same ....
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How to get user details from another domain

Currently i am in Domain-A and i am trying to get user id details from another domain(domain-B) with below command. net user user-id /domain The request will be processed at a domain controller for ...
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Is there a cross-platform method of packaging many icons into one file?

I'm trying to find a method of packaging/archiving many .ico icon files (or another cross-platform equivalent) for use with a program for its multiple file type associations. On windows, I could ...
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Trying to use Steam or SteamCMD to download Linux version of game on Windows

I'm aware that SteamCMD is probably geared towards people that run game servers but I thought I would try using it as a more practical way to back up the linux versions of my games without the hassle (...
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git: automatic sync to remote for non-tech-savvies with GUI

Is there an easy GUI application for non-tech-savvies that enables automatic (i.e. on copy/create/delete file) syncing to a git remote. It should be actively maintained, preferably cross-platform ...
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Can g++ compilers be used to build linux software on macos?

On windows I am able to develop for linux using WSL2. I ususally use CLion which allows me to switch between msvc and g++ with a flip of a switch. Is it possible to do the same thing on Mac? If so, ...
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How to type on keyboard attached to Windows PC and send keypresses to Linux PC?

Context I want to use a special keyboard that only works on a Windows PC (due to drivers). I do all my work on an Ubuntu machine. The Windows machine and the Linux machine are side by side. They are ...
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Synchronize Multiple Anaconda Installations

I am a dual boot user, I use Ubuntu18.04 and Windows 10. I also have a parrot Linux running in VM inside ubuntu. Very Obviously I have a problem with tools sync across these platforms. I have an ...
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Migrating a Linux (CentOS) .ova to a Windows Hyper-V

I tried following the steps outlined here: Convert OVA to VHD for usage in Hyper-V But when I try to load the vhd into Hyper-V in Windows it's telling me it's corrupted, I'm suspecting it's because ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to OSX's ⌘+D to navigate to my desktop, ⌘+Shift+H for Home, ⌘+shift+A for apps etc

In finder on OSX there are shortcuts to special folders like the user's Desktop, the user's Home directory and the Applications directory (from memory it's ⌘D for ~/Desktop, ⌘shiftH for ~/ and ⌘shiftA ...
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Cross Platform Method to Compress and Span Huge Directories

I have followed several posts on how to create spanned files that can be re-joined later on the same or different system. However, I have never seen a posting on how to do this in a way that works ...
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Cross-platform tool for clipboard sharing? [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to share the clipboard between multiple systems operating within a LAN. The requirements I have are: It can run on Windows, macOS, and Linux Sharing is ...
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Android Emulator closed because internal error: emuglConfig_init: blacklisted=0 has_guest_renderer=1

I've searched just about everywhere for this issue: emuglConfig_init: blacklisted=0 has_guest_renderer=1 to try and solve it. Could someone shed some light on this? Here's a screenshot of the given ...
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Cordova wmic error

[I'm on windows 10 - Linux Mint Terra is working fine :) ] when I try to create a cordova project I get the following error: C:\Users\user\EvothingsStudio\MyApps>cordova create DemoProject com....
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GDB cross-compilation for arm

I cross-compiling gdb on ubuntu 16.04 to debug an application running on arm. The main tutorial I'm following is https://sourceware.org/gdb/wiki/BuildingCrossGDBandGDBserver The cross-toolchain ...
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How can I compare a full directory's checksum between platforms?

I have a directory full of files and subdirectories on a Win7 machine. I want to archive them, so I compress and move them to archival storage. Before compression, I use the CRC context menu to ...
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Extremely slow copy on veracrypt encrypted drive

I have been trying to come up with a good solution for encrypted backups that I can access cross-platform. I decided to encrypt a partition on a 4TB external with VeraCrypt—AES, no PIM—and then format ...
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The simplest way of running a cross-compiled executable in a FreeBSD environment

I have an executable cross-compiled for FreeBSD in a docker container. What is the simplest way of running it?
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Run command on single file when changed with some shell magic (e.g replace extension)

I am writing several .gv files (graphviz) in the same directory and want to create a png file with neato immediately when I have saved one of them. I am on macOS 10.12.6, with zsh as my default shell, ...
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How to maximize file compatibility between PC and phone?

I need to work with word processing and spreadsheet files, back and forth between two platforms: my PC, currently running OpenOffice in Windows, and my Android Nougat phone, currently running Docs ...
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chrome - close browser but keep tabs synced to different device

So I recently fought down my anti-data-exposure reflex and logged myself in to Google Chrome to sync browser data. The idea is to be able to look at stuff on Linux, reboot the device into Windows and ...
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cross compile gdb server to mips arc

Hi Im trying to crosscompile gdbserver to mips architecture . I'v donwloaded gdb 7-12 and after running configure ./configure --host=mips-linux-gnu Im getting an error Makefile:263: recipe for ...
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MacOS and Windows - Can you move your cursor between them

On Windows (and I assume MacOS too), you can move your cursor between multiple displays (both connected to the same computer). Is there a way, using third-party apps or natively, to allow movement of ...
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cross platform usb drive encryption

not sure if this is the correct place to ask this but is there a way to encrypt a usb flash drive across all platforms? (mac and windows) I'd prefer if I didn't have to use a third party program
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How can I protect my NAS Backup system from ransomware [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 Desktop PC, a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. In my homenetwork I am allowed to backup my MacBook to the MacMini Server, which also works as media server. However my ...
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Why some programs need a Path value, and some others don't in Windows?

Why When I install Composer on Windows 7/8/10, or some UNIX-suited programs like GNU Tar, I need to set their Path value, and if I don't, they won't be usable by other programs?
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What could cause "missing files" in a mercurial working directory, and what should I do to fix it?

Today I noticed a few files on my Ubuntu and Mac machines that seem to be missing in the Mercurial working directory on my Windows machine. I'm using Mercurial to keep a folder synchronized between ...
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How can i create this search program?

I want to make a program that searches google periodically for images relating to or containing highly specific text and images, downloads them, and outputs them with the right trigger for Windows, ...
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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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Can the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms?

Does the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms (i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows)? Is Edge cross-platform?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the user's home directory or Program Files in windows explorer?

CommandShiftH in Finder will take me to my home (~/) directory, similarly CommandShiftA will take me to /Applications. Is there an equivalent for Explorer? I know in Powershell I can use cd ~, but ...
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What character can be prepended to the front a file or folder name to move it to the bottom?

If we stick an ! character to the front of a directory name, it will be at the top of other directories when sorted. Is there a character which has the opposite effect? Logically, a tilde (~) should ...
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Can CygWin 64 bits compile 32 bits sources?

I am trying to compile on CygWin 64 bits the (presumed) 32 bits wake on lan tool here created by Thomas Krennwallner, supposed to compile on Unix and Windows under CygWin. After download I did: ...
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Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux. Also, can I have the differences of each partition format, I mean the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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Play internet video in external players (cross-platform)?

I have created a similar question on this on the ubuntu page. While that question was directed to a certain problem with adobe flash player in Linux, the answer that I found in the end is cross-...
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Shared calendar across domains/devices

I'm trying to set up a shared calendar for my family, but it's harder then it seems. The requirements are: Private calendar: noone else can edit it. It should sync between devices and be ...
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Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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Derive vimfiles directory from runtimepath option

I want to set a $VIMFILES variable in my vimrc file to determine in a non-platform-specific way the file path of my vimfiles directory (a la How do I get Vim home directory?). This should be trivial (...
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Unclear on making sense of all the command-line-interfaces (CLI)s out there, and when/why to use them

Some background, I am making the mental effort to start using command line interface for all my work, on Windows, Mac OSX, and LINUX systems. It is true that we have a lot more flexibility in the ...
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Watch a filesystem and rsync changes in a cross-platform way with minimal dependencies

I'd like to start a long-running Ruby or Python script, and have the script watch a local directory for changes to files and new files. Periodically, the script will trigger a one-way rsync to a ...
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Restrictions for in-app purchasing across multiple platforms [closed]

I am developing a native iOS app that involves in-app purchasing of consumable digital goods. I am aware of the restrictions on building apps that try to circumvent the 30% commission that Apple takes ...
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Cross-platform daemon/service stop and start

Is there a tool which can control daemons/services in a cross-platform manner? In programming there are different build tools that allow you to build software from source on different platforms; the ...
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What crashed Automake?

When downloading open-source software from the internet (in this case: PHP 5.5.5), they often come with an Automake "script" (if I can call it a script) for building from source. Now I'm trying to ...
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What are the Compile time considerations to reduce the size of binary on Linux?

I have compiled one utility and created the binary on my Linux System. But the size of this binary is 2.3 MB and I need to reduce the size of this binary. I tried applying STRIP on the binary but its ...
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Encrypted file format that is supported on PC and MAC

I need to make an encrypted file on a PC that I can burn to CD and give a mac user who wants to decrypt it without having to install a program? is this even possible? thanks
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Synchronise changes to file system

I have a moderately-sized stash (~100GB) of music and photos (and other documents). I'd like to be able to keep (at least) two copies of the files in sync, without requiring that all the PCs be ...
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How to create a cross-platform traveler disk with TrueCrypt

I need to create a file-based TrueCrypt volume in a 32GB USB pendrive. If I wanted to access my files in offline computers, I'd need to include the TrueCrypt executable in the pendrive as well. I'd ...
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Cross-platform backup solutions [closed]

Here's my situation. I'm always feeling uncomfortable with backups which are bound to one specific OS. A Mac OS X Time Machine backup, for example, is not very helpful when you can't afford a new Mac ...
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Cross-platform usable filesystem with large file support

What is the best filesystem to use cross-platform (Linux, Windows, OS X) which supports disk sizes of at least 2TB and file sizes >4GB? I'm planning to use it on a USB drive on different computers. ...
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Under what login/boot conditions can Chrome Remote Desktop access a computer? Does this differ by OS?

If I set up a host computer for permanent remote access via Chrome Remote Desktop, when is it accessible? Specifically: Is it accessible when it has been locally logged into only by a non-...
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