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Using different passwords for usual login and for admin-requiring actions

I use Mac OS X 10.9.3. Background: I log into my profile very frequently (e.g. after closing lid) and often do it in public. Someone definetely should be able to see it, and no matter if I make it ...
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terminal sudo or su asks for password in Mountain Lion OS X

I don't know the root password on my system and I'm trying to start Apache. $ sudo apachectl start WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion of important ...
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Check a Mac partition's installed OS

I'm managing a lot of Macs and each machines has several partitions with different OS versions. I would like to create a script that I could run to do an inventory of all partitions of all machines ...
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Why can't I use the GNU Debugger (GDB) programming utility on Mac as a standard user?

I can only use the GNU Debugger (GDB) when authenticated as an administrator. When I launch GDB as a standard user, after giving the GDB command "run", a dialog requests me for a user name and ...