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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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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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problems exucuting x86_64 app on odroid

i have check the dependencies that are satified so what i do: *EXAMPLE RUNNING ON ODROID ARMV7L ldd ./app not a dynamic executable my question is if there is a way to link my executable file to ...
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Cross-building Godot Engine from Linux Mint to Elementary OS

I'm trying to build the Godot Engine on my desktop computer running Linux Mint, and then run it on my laptop running Elementary OS. The reason is that the official build of the Godot Engine doesn't ...
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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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Openssl cross compiling for ARM and host: windows machine + gcc

I am trying to build openssl library for one of my project. but all the online data I am getting is regarding linux environment. so my environment is... host: windows 7/ x86 target: ARM M4/kinetis k61 ...
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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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Crossplatform encrypted file containers [closed]

Since the sudden (and strange...) stop of TrueCrypt, I am looking in vain for a cross-platform (Windows/Linux essentially) encryption software that manage file containers (or equivalent) in a similar ...
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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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Is there a cross OS (win/mac) scripting languagee? [closed]

I use Autohotkey for all my Windows scripting, but would like to use something that could apply to a Mac as well. Without having to write it in multiple languages. And having it compatible with ...
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How to lock a folder forever even if OS has been changed?

I need to use a folder lock software to protect my private folders. But there is a main problem with most of them. Imagine I installed one of them on my sysem that runs Windows 7. Everything is ok up ...
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How to use over 4GB files on USB stick and retain compatibility between operating systems?

I overcame this 4GB file problem by formatting my USB stick to NTFS. But Linux or other OS's or devices doesn't support this format. Is it possible to have a program inside my USB stick, which would ...
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Equivalents for .bat files for starting a jar file

Which are the .bat file alternatives for Linux, MacOSX and other operating systems for starting a jar file for example or another program (.exe, .app ...) with a click on this .bat / ... file? I just ...
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How can I sync my progress on ebooks, specifically pdfs across computers? [duplicate]

I have ebooks in mobi, epub and pdf formats. For the epubs I have been using booki.sh, but I am at a lost for syncing my progress on pdf files between my windows and linux dual boot and my android ...
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“sync” content via filename

Okay, well I've uploaded 5 gigs of images to Dropbox, and those are directly off the camera. In another country, my friend with rubbish internet (whom retrieved a CD containing the images) copied ...
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Unicode (non-ascii) filename interoperability between linux and windows

I have this problem, and I'm not really sure where the issue is on client or on server or both. I'll appreciate any help diagnosing and resolving this. I have remote linux box running debian, that I ...
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How to make edits in Windows to files on a linux server?

I have an SMB connection to an Ubuntu Server 12.10 host that has shell scripts and config files I want to edit with a Windows 7 client using Notepad++. I am able to open the files and make changes, ...
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Convert Linux symlinks to Windows symlinks

I've noticed that Linux symlinks don't work in Windows, and vice-versa. Is there any way to convert Linux symlinks to Windows symlinks? Specifically, I want to convert relative Linux symlinks to ...
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What's a cross-platform solution for tagging files on a USB drive?

I'd like to add custom search tags for Spotlight, Windows Search, and Linux Beagle, all on the same NTFS-formatted USB drive. What's the closest software solution to this?
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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely known ...
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Read/write cross-platform disk image

I have a read-writable .sparseimage on a Mac; I'd like to start using the contents on a Linux machine as well. Is there a cross-platform read-write disk image container I can use? (The contained ...