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Alias\symbolic link icons

I installed Mavericks on an external SSD drive and now want to point my music, pictures and video to ones on my previous drive. I created a link using ln command, a link was created. I launched iTunes,...
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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 Information>...
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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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Set Alias for Terminal Window in Applescript

After opening multiple terminal windows and running commands in them, it becomes difficult to send another command to a specific terminal window. How can we set an alias for each terminal window so ...
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can I point my Pictures folder to a folder in an external hard drive?

I would like to save some space on my laptop and to do so I was thinking of moving my Pictures folder on an external hard drive. As OSX doesn't want me to mess around with the main folders in my home, ...
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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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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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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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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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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" /Users/ahanagrawal/Documents/"...
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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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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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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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I seem to have a recursive folder (Volumes) on a partitioned hard drive. How do I make symbolic links to free some disk space?

So I have a partitioned hard drive: OS X 10.9 (my start-up disk) OS X 10.6 (obviously running Snow Leopard) Share Before you ask, it was a gift and came partitioned like this. The idea is that all ...
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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 /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.4/...
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update to 10.8.3 from 10.7.5 broke many (all?) existing aliases

I depend a lot on aliases to files and folders. Just after upgrading, most of those I've checked, aliases that worked before the upgrade, fail now. I get the usual error message, "...the original ...
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How can I use application aliases pointing to a secondary partition and launch them via Spotlight menu?

I have an SSD with two (bootable OS X) partitions. I don't want to have duplicate installations of most of my applications. So I made some OS X proprietary aliases in one of the two /Applications ...
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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 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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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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Maintaining alias links when moving original files across drives

When I move the original file that an alias point to, the alias is still able to find the file in it's new position. But not when I move the original files across drives. I'd like to move a bunch of ...
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Alias icons not showing on docked folders

I wonder if anyone knows how can I fix this icon problem? On this paste there is only one icon with this issue but on a different one I have twelve like that and only one showing correctly. You can ...
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How to fix shortcuts which are converted to files with Relative path?

I have a Xcode project's code base in which all the Shortcuts (Alias) are converted to Plain files with the relative path of the actual file. For Instance, the original file structure was: But now ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 /Users/Shared/...
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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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How to get the shortest file size on aliases?

I realize a bit of why they are so big. Actually, they used to be small enough (around 2kb) and still magical about keeping the file link. I can also see a few ways to "shorten" it, including one I'...
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Mount Folder in Maverick

I want to mount a folder to another folder. My reasoning is: I have a free box.net account with 50GB, but it does not include versioning. So I would like to put the folder under git. But I do not want ...
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is there a way to list all the aliases that point to a file or folder?

I have a folder that I know I've made aliases of, but I need to find where those are. Is there a way to list all the aliases that point to this folder?