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The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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Clean MacOS system (clean terminal) [migrated]

I hope everyone is safe. I tried to install an Apache version using brew yesterday on my MacOS Catalina, but there were conflicts with the Apache version of the system. After some tries, I deleted ...
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Anaconda on machine but conda command not found

I haven't used Anaconda in a while, I typed conda info into iTerm2 to read this error: zsh: command not found: conda I have copied the relevant .bashrc file information into the .zshrc file and still ...
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My terminal doesn't end the process (EOF)

I'm running a "go" program, which stops to asking inputs when I press Ctrl+d (EOF). But in my mac when I press Ctrl+d, it doesn't stop and it continues to ask inputs.
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How do I ensure bash *never* expands paths in environment variables when tab-completing?

$ bash --version GNU bash, version 4.3.48(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) I normally using the above bash version on an Ubuntu 16.04 machine via MATE terminal. Currently however I am using macOS 10....
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(Mac terminal) command line advice for extracting thousands of archives

I have literally thousands of archives containing Amiga adf files that I've downloaded and want to unpack them all. Can someone please tell me the command line i need to use in terminal in order to ...
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Why is vim swapping case on forward-delete?

Vim + Catalina I just switched to MacOS Catalina which has zsh and vim 8.1 out-of-the-box. VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Dec 13 2019 14:45:40) Included patches: 1-503, 505-680, 682-...
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Is there a way to recursivly set “Snap to Grid” as a folder setting in finder?

macOS Catalina I have noticed that when I create a directory it does not inherit "Snap to Grid". Is there a way to make it that a folder inherits that setting or is there a command I can run to ...
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macOS 10.15.3: Cannot delete peculiar file

I have just moved on to a new MacBook Pro(15 inch, 2017), and I am trying to delete a very peculiar file: /Users/tommy/Desktop/com.apple 07-11-49-482.SafariTechnologyPreview/SafariFamily rm doesn't ...
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Chrome wont open links from Slack or Terminal on MacOS Mojave

When I click on links in Slack or run terminal commands like Jupyter Notebook, which previously have prompted Chrome to open a link, no link opens in Chrome. macOS Mojave Chrome 78.0.3904.108
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Override MacOS Terminal Menu With Embedded Dash

I see a menu item in MacOS Terminal which looks like "New Tab with Profile - Homebrew". I'd like to override the Cmd-T shortcut which Terminal helpfully assigned to it because the last tab I opened ...
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Unable to switch to channels 12 and 13 using terminal “airport” utility on MacOS (in wireless-monitoring mode)

There is a terminal airport utility in MacOS that can be used for wireless diagnostics. Detailed here: http://osxdaily.com/2007/01/18/airport-the-little-known-command-line-wireless-utility/ It can be ...
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Ping more than 56 bytes on macOS

I am on macOS and using terminal to ping. How would I be able to ping more than 56 bytes? I tried to search but was not able to find the answer.
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Can't Open .rtf When made in terminal 2013 MacBook Air Mojave 10.14.6

Whenever I make a .rtf in the terminal app, with the touch command: touch FileName.rtf I am only able to open the file with terminal and I am unable to open the file with any other program i.e. ...
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Apple OS: browsers freezing up UI but can SSH in, how to debug?

I'm running OS X 10.13 and have now seen this behavior in both Firefox and Safari. It started a few weeks ago, didn't do that for the last years. Randomly, when browsing (usually Reddit), the screen ...
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Installing Pygame on Mac 10.11.6

As the title suggests I am having trouble installing pygame on my Mac. I've tried a lot different solutions. Such as using the steps in Python Crash Course to looking on stack overflow. I've tried: ...
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Control+R stopped working in Python

My favorite hotkey, Ctrl+R stopped working specifically in the Python interpreter (both Python 2.7 and Python 3.7 (tested 3.7.4, 3.7.3). Ctrl+R still works in regular bash Terminal as well as iTerm, ...
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What does it mean when kill -KILL doesn't work to remove the process?

Apple OS X, High Sierra. I'm in terminal, and do "kill -KILL" a process (like Firefox) and ps -ax shows it's still there (although now labeled with "???"). What does it mean when kill -KILL doesn't ...
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I get this buffer when opening terminal every time. I want to clean these permanently, so I can get clean terminal every time I open it [duplicate]

Last login: Sat Aug 3 11:34:38 on ttys001 -bash: export: `=': not a valid identifier -bash: export: `Users/kushalatreya/Library/Android/sdk': not a valid identifier -bash: export: `=': not a valid ...
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How do I keep using terminal while qlmanage is running?

I am using the command qlmanage -p (file) >/dev/null 2>/dev/null to open quicklook with a file and send both stdout and stderr to /dev/null. I would like the quicklook to stay up while I keep ...
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How to set up a keyboard shortcut to open Terminal on macOS FOR FREE?

Tried looking all over the internet, they all require buying third party programs that support the feature, or suggest programs that don't work for me. Like Automator. Automator doesn't recognize ...
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How do I add application on Windows Terminal?

I have installed Windows Terminal and Ubuntu App from Microsoft Store. According to the description of the app, The Windows Terminal is a new, modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive ...
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Download a video from news website

I was on the local news today and would like to download the video from their web page. I have been strugling with terminal for an hour now. What is the best way to download a video like this? https:/...
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How can i achieve Word wrap with no word breaking or splitting in Linux terminal or using Xshell?

I have a very long Terminal command : g++ -I. -MMD -I/usr/local/share/verilator/include -I/usr/local/share/verilator/include/vltstd -DVL_PRINTF=printf -DVM_COVERAGE=0 -DVM_SC=0 -DVM_TRACE=0 -Wno-...
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Terminal (Mac) isn't behaving as it should on startup

Apologies for this rookie question, but I have no idea what to do or who to ask to try and fix this. While following a Codecademy course and trying to set up Git, I did something that I can't for ...
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'man airport' executable in System Library but want it to be on /usr/bin/ fir global execution (MacOS

I want the binary airport command which is in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ to be in /usr/bin using sudo cp source dest but BSD OS prevents me from ...
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How can I select a line in the macOS terminal with keyboard shortcuts?

I've recently just switched over to macOS from Windows and I previously used PowerShell. In PowerShell, I could type out a command and hit ctrl/command a and it would select whatever I wrote, so that ...
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How do you kill a Mac Terminal process over and over?

So I am in terminal, and let's say there is a virus that reopens every time I go to terminal and kill the process (Using ps -ax) it just reopens with a new PID. So how do you use "bash -c 'while [ 0 ];...
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What is the 'Meta' key in Terminal.app?

What is the purpose of the 'Meta' key in Terminal.app? I see lots of questions about it, but nothing actually explains what it exists for. I see it as a menu item and on my MacBook's touchbar. Does it ...
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Why does PID of apps change/Is there a pattern?

Long story short, I'm trying to write a program in Python that will continuously run the command kill [PID of iTunes but from some testing with the command ps aux | grep iTunes | egrep -v "grep|...
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Can't highlight line of zoomed tmux pane if pane border behind it

TL;DR: I can't highlight/select a line on a Z pane if, on the unzoomed window, there is a pane border behind that line I am using tmux 2.6, terminal.app, and High Sierra on a macbook pro (the ...
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OS X file system anomaly: "ghost '?' in file names and unexpected symlinks

I've never seen this before - only found it because Time Machine kept failing (on Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.6). A similar question was asked here ~7 years go but it was not solved (and he did not ...
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Move files two directories up & delete directories afterwards, using wildcards

I have a folder structure like the below. 1/data/f4aa9d39291bc37a7cacedfab656a941/x1.jpg The first slot and the random string in the third slot vary depending on the folder. (Let's say for this ...
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(On a mac) - VirtualBox not able to access the .vmdk file for a usb virtual machine

When selecting my virtual disk in virtualbox, the error reads as in the photo. I have done this successfully while "sudo -b"-ing the executable in the app, but I need the file to be under my user.
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Prevent Stretching of Terminal Background on MacOS

This may seem like a silly question, but I am modifying the appearance of the terminal application using the profiles menu on MacOS 10.14. I have a nice high resolution image that I have used as a ...
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Disabling bracketed paste mode also disables the 'p' key?

Since upgrading to 10.13 (I think that was the release), macOS has supported bracketed paste mode. This is extremely annoying, because I frequently find myself getting garbage characters in Bash that ...
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Use iterm2 or terminal app which can filter results, not just highlight results

Right now I am on MacOS, and I am using iterm2 as my terminal app. It's got some great features but one limitation is that when I use ctrl-f to search for something, it will highlight the results in ...
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Why does terminal output this every time I open it?

Every time I open Terminal, it outputs: -bash: e: command not found Is that normal? If not, how could I remove this? I'm using MacOs Mojave.
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Less seems to no longer accept mouse-scrolls in the Terminal in macOS

For a few years now, Terminal.app in macOS has supported mouse-scrolling with the less program, but today I noticed that it is no longer accepting mouse scrolls, and only works with the Up and Down ...
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How to remember the purpose of specific Terminal tabs?

I always have multiple Terminal tabs open, each with a different purpose. I want to remind myself what that purpose is by echoing something (stored in a variable) whenever that tab becomes idle. (By ...
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I can't run Eclipse from the command line

I have an installed copy of Eclipse Oxygen installed on my MacBook running macOS 10.13.4 using the Oomph installer. I am trying to write a shell script that uses the Eclipse command line tools. (I ...
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Installing NLTK via terminal (sudo: pip: command not found) (Mac)

Mac 10.13.4 Trying to install NLTK (http://www.nltk.org/install.html) Using command sudo pip install -U nltk as stated in the above resource. Returns sudo: pip: command not found What does this ...
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What is the Intel CPU feature code for Quick Sync?

I have an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4980HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, which I know supports Intel's Quick Sync. I'm running the following command in the macOS Terminal to get all the CPU features: sysctl -n machdep....
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This prompt makes terminals wrap mid screen why? [duplicate]

I've the following PS1 prompt: export PS1="\e[1m\e[38;5;198m\u\e[0m @ \e[1m\e[38;5;208m\h\e[0m : \e[1m\w\e[0m\e[38;5;226m\$(parse_git_branch)\e[0m \e[1m>>>\e[0m " what happens is that when ...
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iTerm2 shares the same instance across all macOS workspaces

Suddenly after a computer restart, my iTerm behaves differently, as the same iTerm2 instance is shard across all macOS workspaces. If I open a new tab or open a new windows of iTerm2, these will ...
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Disabling the small tab titles in terminal.app?

In the mac default terminal app you can set a name for each tab. However, whenever processes run there's a smaller title that shows up at the side describing what process is running: Note how next ...
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Mac OS Terminal - Change to Recent Directory

In Mac OS Terminal, is there a way to either have the Terminal remember the directory it was on after I last quit the Terminal application or easily "cd" to a recent directory? I often "cd" every ...
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Cannot open /private/etc/hosts file form terminal

Problem with /private/etc/hosts file I was trying some software (MAMP PRO) and it has problems writing to the /private/etc/hosts file (the software has admin rights). I thought it was the software ...
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How to get Admin privileges to Application Support folder to create Symlink?

I want to have all of Apple Logic’s sample and loops on an external drive with a Symbolic Link in /Library/Application Support. I’ve done this before on a different Sierra system, and had no problems, ...
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Open Terminal with predefined tabs

Is there any way to open Terminal with predefined tabs? I have 5 most common paths that I usually use and I want Terminal to open with these paths opened in different Tabs. I guess this should be ...
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Long form command line flags in Terminal?

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. So basically, I'm currently combing through some of the more commonly used Terminal commands, and I find it really hard to remember the short form ...

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