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Using 'alias' in bash script in OSX

I write some scripting and I want to make it work on Linux and Mac. The problem is, that "Implementations of sed, readlink, zcat, etc. are different on OS X and Linux." So I tried THIS approach, but ...
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Can I download files directly into alias folder for Logic Pro X?

If I try to download sound files for Logic and they are supposed to get downloaded into the folder at ~/Library/Application Support/Logic/ and I have that specific folder made as an alias to a set of ...
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Rendering thumbnails through a symlink

I've symlinked a PNG image through the command ln -s /path/to/some.png /destination/of/some.png which does work: I can read and write to the PNG. However, I'm interested in having the preview of ...
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How to modify in OS X El Capitan‎ the list of Mail.app's email aliases via the command line

In OS X El Capitan‎ the Mail app (Version 9.2, storage version V3) presents the list of email aliases in the UI not anymore as a string of comma-separated email addresses. This makes it very ...
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How to make Rsync copy alias files?

System specs: 2011 iMac, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 I have come to understand that Rsync does not handle Mac Alises properly, and have now discovered that hundreds of aliases I've previously copied ...
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How to Anti-alias Text and Screen in Preview?

I am studying carmel's answer found in the thread How to export non-blurry eps images? [I]n Preview in Mac OS X, you can make the thin white diagonal lines across each of the squares disappear ...
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Why don't changes in the bashrc file work on a new terminal window?

I'm trying to add an alias to the bashrc file. Since I'm not good at this, Im' going to write all the steps I took nano ~/.bashrc The file had this in it export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.rvm/bin" # Add ...
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Alias to folder on external hard drive disappears from sidebar when the hard drive is ejected

I've made an alias to a folder on my external hard drive and added it to Finder's sidebar. Whenever I eject the external hard drive the newly added item to the sidebar disappears and doesn't reappear ...
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Why .htaccess not working in mac after I changed from Window?

I've develop a website base on Codeigniter3.0.4 using Window after than I changed my computer to Mac with installation XAMPP But my website can't work. Errors types: it shown me as below errors. ...
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El Capitan MacMail added alias still reveals dominate email account

I am trying to add a Google Apps group email address as an alias in MacMail. I receive mail addressed to the group account without issue, but I can't send mail from that group address. I can't add ...
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How to persistently define aliases in Terminal

I want to add aliases to my environment so that they are available in all Terminal instances. I got this answer: Yes, you can put it in your .bashrc, .bash_profile or .profile. On some systems ...
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Move folder to finder favorite bar not possible - bug in OSX

Just in case someone runs into the same problem and is banging his had on the wall as there seems no solution ... OS X 10.11.3 still contains a bug where it sometimes is not possible to add a folder ...
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How to make an alias (Cmd-L) using command line?

With Finder, Cmd-L is a short-cut to make an alias of a file/directory. How can I use the command line to do that? I tried 'ln -s', but it generates the 'Symbolic Link', not 'Alias'.
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List all defined aliases in Terminal

A friend who owned my current Mac before me created a lot of alias commands. Is there a way to list all defined aliases and the command that is associated with them? And if so, am I able to edit ...
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terminal custom commands source every time

After following this comment I added all my startup/alias commands to ~/.bashrc file and in ~/.bash_profile I added source ~/.bashrc But still my aliases are not working. I have to manually source ...
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Setting up bash_profile but alias not found?

Trying to set up my bash_profile but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. touch ~/.bash_profile And... open ~/.bash_profile Save and close the .bash_profile. Then close and re-open Terminal and ...
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alias not working in terminal

I'm on a mac in Terminal. open -a "Sublime Text 2" opens Sublmine Text 2, just like I want it to. I now want to alias this to my .bashrc file, which I have an use for other things like prompt ...
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Why are there account aliases?

I don't understand why when I go to /Users/Me, I find an alias of "me", and then another inside, and then again. Can this alter the performances? Can I trash them? And moreover, what are they doing ...
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How do I replace an alias by the original file it is linking to?

I have a folder containing several alias for pdf's that each have > 200 mb. Each pdf is in a different location on my drive. I need to compress all of those files. What is the fastest way to do it? ...
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Stop Finder from creating aliases when moving Applications

In Snow Leopard, Finder treated .app files like any other application. You could drag an application between any two folders at will, and the application would be move. At some point since then (I ...
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Mail aliases El Capitan

I used several aliases on my gmail account that was configured in mail.app. After upgrading to El Capitan, those aliases just vanished. There is an option in Preferences>Accounts>Account ...
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How to find all the aliases within a given file system?

I would like to avoid any future problems with aliases (empty files created with the Finder, not to be confused with symbolic links) I might have used in the past and which may stay within the system. ...
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How to create a shortcut/alias for the “NTFS for Mac” preference?

I have a bootcamp Windows installed on my RMBP, and I used to use the "Startup Disk" preference to boot into windows. By click and drag the "StartupDisk.prefPane" from /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ ...
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Normal size of alias folder

I just delated an alias folder and I saw that the size in the bin was around 1.3 Mbit is this normal? Shouldn't be around few Kbyte?
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Can an alias be added to the dock via the command line?

I found this article but it handles the GUI solution. I would like to automate the setup of a new machine, and do that I've created Dropbox shares of a number of my common configurations. (I could ...
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Make shortcuts to directories via terminal

My problem is: whenever I'm coding, I work inside folders that are inside other folders and it's a long way to type: cd /folder1/folder2/.../folderN I know it's possible to make a shortcut to the ...
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How to deal with multiple volumes folder in OS X?

I'm fine-tuning the network in my little office... I've got multiple folders named HD1 across different machines... The problem I noticed is that when you connect to an AFP folder, it creates a ...
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Cant seem to add anti-aliasing to rounded image in GIMP or Illustrator

I have this following image in which I have a size of 1200x1200, PPI of 326 and I have applied anti-aliasing to the image almost 10 times in both Adobe Illustrator and GIMP. Neither of them are ...
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Why isn't this alias in terminal working?

The alias's objective is to launch a pdf in my chrome browser. The pdf is entitled "Intro to Java.pdf"; the browser is "Google Chrome" alias x='open -a "Google Chrome" ...
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Sharing links in emails OSX 10.7 to 10.10

I need to be able to share links to folders or files on a network system with users on a range of versions. a simple smb:// link works in older version but in newer versions you just get a mounted ...
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AppleScript to show package contents of hidden original of alias

I'm attempting to build an Automator workflow (which will be saved as a Service, so that I can both access it from contextual menus and invoke it with a keyboard shortcut), that will function much ...
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Some aliases return 'No mapping found'

After editing .bash_profile, .bashrc, .inputrc dotfile config my aliases went silly. Some aliases work as expected. Others for no apparent reason return: No mapping found Press ENTER or type command ...
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How to go to alias from terminal?

By alias, I mean the folder shortcut created when you right-click a folder in Finder and select "Make Alias". I can traverse symbolic links in Terminal with cd, but it doesn't work on aliases: bash: ...
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iMessage with iCloud mail aliases?

Is it possible to use an iCloud email alias as the Caller ID for iMessage? When I try to enter an alias on "Receive At > Add Another Email..." I always get an error popup titled "iMessage Activation" ...
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Tab completion in terminal with alias

I'm running a zsh terminal under Yosemite and have defined a simple alias to place files in Yoink: $ alias yoink='open -a Yoink' $ yoink my-file-to-yoink.txt This works great but for some unknown ...
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Automatically propagate Finder tags from alias to original file/folder?

Is it possible to automatically propagate tags that are generated for an alias to the file/folder it points to?
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Make alias take icon of the .app it points to

I have a blah.app, and on desktop there is an alias to this app I went to blah.app/Contents/Resources and replace the icon with my icon, same name I went to blah.app/ and created a new folder next to ...
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OS X won't create any symbolic links, creates aliases instead

No matter how I try to create an symbolic link OS X refuses to play along and instead creates an alias. I've tried several tools and also through the terminal using the ln command. I am on a fresh ...
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How do I fix failed aliases?

I had two external hard disks: External and Backup. External had many aliases which pointed to other files on the same disk. Backup was used to backup External. External failed, and I now use Backup, ...
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How to share directory alias between user accounts

I'm having trouble using aliases across user accounts. I have two existing directories: /Users/foo/stuff /Users/bar/stuff I'd like to alias /Users/foo/stuff to be accessible at ...
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Network Folder Alias Causing Finder to Hang

I've done some research and I can't seem to find anyone who is experiencing the issue that I am in the same way that I am, and I'd appreciate any help you folks can offer. Background: I have a ...
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alias command stopped working

I have a few aliases set up on my mac. But for some reason they don't seem to work anymore. I'm not sure why either. Even when I type in alias to see my list of aliases nothing happens just this: ...
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Should I delete the “Recovered Items” folder?

When I upgraded to Yosemite in October, it had some problems during the process, but after it finally installed, everything worked great. It still does, but I just need some more space for Guild Wars ...
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Problem persistently defining aliases in terminal

I am trying to persistently define some aliases for my everyday terminal use. I started off with this tutorial: How to persistently define aliases in Terminal, more precisely with Mike's comment. As ...
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Created a symlink but Finder shows it as an Alias

When I try to backup my iPhone, iTunes gives me an error, saying that it cannot make a Backup because the backup is damaged or not compatible. To move the backup folder I have followed the steps as ...
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Trying to get a Symlink but it turns to be an Alias

I'm trying to move my Backup folder from the SSD to another internal HD via symlink using this command: ln -s /MacintoshHD/Backup ~/Library/"Application Support"/MobileSync the problem is, when i ...
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Extract target of alias from Terminal

In my Finder windows I have many aliases that target other folders or documents. At the shell prompt in Terminal, these aliases show up as regular files. How can I get the target of an alias so that, ...
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Spotlight not finding .app created with appify

I've used a script called appify described here https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/shell-script-mac-apps to create /Applications/Emacs.app that runs the actual Emacs.app at ...
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How do I make an AppleScript use a Folder in the Contents of a Bundle for an alias on the Desktop?

I'm trying to write an AppleScript to make a temporary alias on the desktop from a folder that resides in the Bundle's Contents:Resources folder and then execute a terminal command that has an ...
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How to remove iCloud alias from iMessage

I created an alias for my iCloud email address and then added it as another address I could send and receive iMessages from. I have subsequently deleted the alias from iCloud email. However, the ...