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Apple's Unix-based operating system. Use for questions about the operating system or to provide OS context. For Mac hardware questions, use [mac]. Questions about using macOS on non-Apple hardware ("Hackintosh"), are off-topic.

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Where is macOS's "main log" from Console.app stored?

Console.app in macOS shows the "main log" in Devices > My Mac, plus various "reports". For these reports, I can right-click and say "Show in Finder" to go to the ...
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Google Drive on macOS claims it is syncing but not actually downloading

I am having an issue with the Google Drive desktop app on my MacBook Air M1 24GB laptop (with macOS Sonoma). When I save certain files to Google Drive it syncs the files but there is a little cloud ...
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Validating Changes to pam.d (like visudo)

I'm working on an Ansible task for setting fingerprint sudo usage in MacOS. This is done through a custom rule in /etc/pam.d/sudo_local. Is there a method to pre-validate edits to PAM for safer ...
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How to setup an Ethernet bridge under macOS Sonoma 14.2.1?

When configuring an Ethernet Bridge under macOS Sonoma, it seems that the bridge will not be set up entirely. From another post I learned that new devices should be configured via the GUI what I did. ...
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Variables in /etc/resolver/ for domain specific DNS on MacOS

I have a growing list of files in /etc/resolver for domain specific DNS resolvers. Each resolver is using the same nameserver and all other traffic is using my router defined DNS. Currently, if I want ...
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How to fix the keyNotFound(code: "BCLM") error?

When using the bclm command[1] to change the max charge setting for my M2 Mac's battery. I am suddenly getting the error: ❯ sudo bclm write 90 keyNotFound(code: "BCLM") bclm is installed ...
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Copy interactive command outputs from Terminal to MacOS clipboard programmatically

Developing this answer, which offers a way to copy a given line from standard output to MacOS clipboard – I wonder if there's a way to do the same for interactive commands? For example: ~ bc -l >&...
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How to quick record system audio in background on macOS?

On macOS Monterey I want to achieve what can be done on Windows with ShareX: record system audio with a global hotkey and have the audio file automatically copied to the clipboard – all in the ...
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FFMPEG 5.1.3 Stuck opening AVFoundation Audio Device (AVerMedia capturer)

FFmpeg hangs if I try to record the sound from an AVerMedia capture card. My question is how to solve this problem even if it implies modifying FFmpeg's code. I am currently running FFmpeg 5.1.3 This ...
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Share directory from Mac with qemu / UTM virtual machine

I'm looking for end-to-end instructions how to share a Mac directory with a virtual machine that's being run with qemu or UTM. I cannot find a p9 filesystem implementation on the Mac side, so that ...
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HP printer not printing

I am running macOS 10.15 Catalina and have a DeskJet 6940 printer that has stopped working. I can successfully send a job to the printer. It successfully runs through the printer, positioning the ...
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MacVim doesn't open a window (except from Terminal, and then only one window)

If I start MacVim from the dock, it launches, but it doesn't have an open window. File / New Window and File / New Clean Window are grayed out (and of course don't do anything). If I start MacVim from ...
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How can I mount network drives consistently in macOS?

The issue is that I have a shared drive with 3 partitions on my router. The router insists on exporting a drive letter ("G", "H" and "I") instead of partition names. The ...
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"dscl . list /users" command on Mac to know if hacked

I have a feeling that my macbook is hacked so I searched online and used the "dscl . list /users" to find out if there is any suspicious results. I got a huge list of weird names of users ...
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Copy/paste intermittently doesn't work on Ubuntu and macOS but fine on Windows 10, ideas on what could cause?

I have a computer where I dual boot the newest version of Ubuntu 22.04.3 and Windows 10. I also have a work laptop Apple MacBook that's fairly new with M1 chip. The issue I'm facing is inconsistent ...
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What are 'unaligned pkts' in MacOS `ifconfig`

While trying to track some network issues with my Mac Studio, I ran into a strange metric that I can't figure out – 'unaligned pkts', which seems to be incrementing at a rate of ~20/s. > ifconfig -...
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How to run windows server on macOS with apple silicon?

I'm trying to run Windows Server on macOS with Apple Silicon. Parallels can't install any x86 versions(windows server don't have arm versions out in the wild, only for OEM) I tried installing it on ...
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Allow connection to modem dashboard in pf firewall

I am using Murus to manage the rules of my macos pf firewall. My approach is to block everything by default and allow only what I need. This has worked well so far, with one exception: I cannot seem ...
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numpad enter remapped in new macOS updates for alacritty

I have been having annoying problems with my terminal Alacritty. In macOS after recent updates my numpad enter is not giving me what I would expect when I press it. Normal Keyboard enter. ❯ whoami ...
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excel requires one date format for cell entry but shows another

In Excel (2023) for Mac I have formatted a few fields as Date dd.m.yy. And it displays the dates in those cells as such. BUT, it requires me to enter the date with the format m/dd/yy. So I prefer to ...
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HDR Metadata Tag for MacOS TV App / Apple TV

When importing Media in the MacOS TV App there have to be certain Tags in the Metadata of the Mp4/M4v file so that TV registers it as 4K. I want to have imported Movies with HDR10, HDR10+ or Dolby ...
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rsnapshot backup fails with cryptomator mounted volume

I have rsnapshot (on macos) setup for my backups and in the config file one of the locations I am trying to back up is a Volume mounted by Cryptomator. Relevant line in config file: backup /Users/...
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How can I find out what software has been updated on my system in macOS?

I have my macOS Sonoma (14.3) set to automatically update apps in the background. This is great! But is there any way to see what apps have been updated in macOS and when? Sometimes it would be nice ...
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Mac: How to restore a failed external hard drive from Time Machine? [2024]

I have an external drive which still works but I want to test the backup, which contains all my photos. I have a second larger external drive, which i use for back up via Time Machine. When the ...
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Toggle to previous App on different Desktop on Mac

On Mac I have Chrome app on Desktop 1 and Chrome app and Messages app on Desktop 2. When I am on the Chrome app on Desktop 1 and I press command + tab I switch to Messages app. How do I return to ...
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How to prevent a website overriding macOS keyboard shortcuts in Chrome?

I see a few threads on this for Firefox and Windows, but not for Chrome and Mac. On macOS, for more than two decades, the keyboard shortcuts command-leftarrow and command-rightarrow have been offered ...
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Switching from Mac to Linux DE: Strategies for globally swapping <ctrl> modifier with <meta>? [closed]

I'm switching from MacOs to Linux and exploring several popular Desktop Environments like KDE Plasma, Gnome & Pantheon, etc. I find that the MacOS convention of using the meta key (aka the command ...
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How do I change the default app for all programming-related files on MacOS

Recently switched over from Windows to Mac. First thing that I had to was some stats homework so I installed RStudio to finish that. After that, I installed VSCode for all my other programming-related ...
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gpg: failed to create temporary file - problematic hostname

I've stumbled upon an interesting case with setting up gpg on Mac OS: gpg: failed to create temporary file '/Users/pprazak/.gnupg/.#lk0x000060000145c100.NAME WITH SPACES.53297': No such file or ...
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macOS cannot access custom .local domain

I have a custom DNS server using Adguard Home. Router is configured to use Adguard Home as the DNS server and a lot of .local domain names are defined there. Eg. media.local. All my Windows, Android, ...
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How to launch the G.Projector NASA app on macOS with openJDK?

I'm trying to launch G.Projector on macOS M2 but it complains about lack of Java 11. However, I have openJDK and Java installed. I dowloaded the “requires Mx "Apple silicon" Mac with ARM64 ...
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How can I equalize audio frequencies during video calls on MacOS?

I am using MacOS Sonoma, and I have been experiencing discomfort in my ears during video calls on platforms like Zoom, Meet, Teams, and others. It seems that certain frequencies are causing this issue....
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manpath abnormal: `man -k .` show duplication and partially missing in macOS

I got abnormal manpath in man -k . or apropos .: duplicate shows: $ man -k . | grep -w apropos man(1), apropos(1), whatis(1) - display online manual documentation pages man(1), apropos(1), whatis(1) -...
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display path to files with same names

with this command in Terminal: ls -R |sort | uniq -d | sort -r I can display a list of files with the same names located in the running directory and subdirectories. But I would like to display also ...
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No such file or directory error in macOS in recovery mode

I am using macOS Catalina (10.15) and I'm trying to backup my Mac home folder to my current SSD drive through recovery mode. I am planning on saving data and then cleaning the drive so that my Mac can ...
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Issues with Obsidian Notetaking app

On this app, a note taking app called Obsidian, I am having issues trying to use CSS snippets, but the .obsidian folder is grayed out and I can't put anything in it. I can see the files, just can't ...
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textedit macos: after new line background color is not applied

In textEdit application in macbook ( Sonoma OS v.14.2.1), there is an ambiguity in display of background colour for same file formats rtf, rtfd. When i hit enter and move to new line, for some files ...
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Why does FileZilla start its own ssh-agent process?

Why does FileZilla start its own ssh-agent process? When I open my terminal, an ssh-agent gets created with socket location /var/folders/sm/4bt9kz951dg4s5kq1jwy57tc0000gn/T//ssh-nWola5Puaw6o/agent....
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openssl -aes-256-cbc can no longer decrypt my secrets from early 2022

In about March 2022 I encrypted some secrets and saved them in text file: echo mysecret | openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -a -A -e -k $mypassword and saved the result. That worked at the time but now I find ...
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Xcode repetitive installations

Xcode releases usually follow macOS releases. Until recently macOS Sonoma updated and I have to reinstall all my Xcode packages or simulators again. In addition to linking brew over again to recognize ...
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Some apps on my Macbook Pro cannot be uninstalled

I just bought Macbook Pro 2019 16/256 and I've installed a bunch of apps in a few days then I've realized one app, "Google Keep notes and list", suddenly installed and I want to uninstall it ...
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switching window keyboard shortcut with screen window management on MacOS

all I used to be a linux user, now I am accessing a server from MacOS, Ventura. I have remapped my Mac Keyboard by switching the ctrol and command keys. However, I came across some problems with the ...
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How to manage port forwarding rules in a centralized way

What is the best practice to maintain port forwarding rules for a group of users using macOS in centralized way (configuration files with rules is sufficient)? Let's say, I would like to redirect ...
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Equivalent of "Styles" pane in Word for Mac

It is surprisingly difficult to find a definitive and up-to-date answer to my question: Is there an equivalent of the MS Word for Windows 365 "Styles" pane for MS Word for Mac 365? This is ...
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Copying files away from HFS+?

I own two old hard drives, which are formatted as HFS+. Since HFS+ stores files in a hidden directory, if they are referenced in multiple places, I was wondering what the most efficient way to migrate ...
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MacBook Pro M3 date time in macOS Sonoma (14.2.1) all messed up after battery went to dead, how to fix automatic time?

My MacBook Pro M3 battery died on Friday Jan 19, 2024. The system is running macOS Sonoma (14.2.1). Then here's what happened: Opened computer today on Monday Jan 22 around 9am. Date time said Friday ...
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MacOS error from gcloud storage cp -r

When I do: /path/to/gcloud storage cp -r 'gs://group/file' 'directory' I get an error in a macOS popup: gcloud download mac os “gcloud-crc32c” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be ...
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MacOS pmset — Schedule different wakeorpoweron per weekday

Related questions: Sending multiple pmset repeat schedules to a Mac Pmset multiple repeating schedule pairs What I am trying to do pmset repeat wakeorpoweron MW 9:00:00 wakeorpoweron TRF 11:00:00 ...
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How to change default screenshot application on macOS?

I want to keep the default shortcuts for taking a screenshot (physical button on my keychron keyboard and shift + command + 4) but instead of using built in tool that lacks a lot of features and is ...
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The files after extracting a tar

I recently start to use tar to backup my files on macOS. I usually use: tar cvf archive.tar foo bar and i also run this to check: tar tvf archive.tar It would show the following and it seems okay: -...
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