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The default Unix shell used by Terminal in Mac OS X

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core dumps in Mac OS X

I was wondering if core dumps are disabled by default in Mac OS X, or if we have to add the following line to our .bash_profile: ulimit -S -c 0
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Updating and running Git through Homebrew instead of XCode

On my new 2014 Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks), I have just installed Git using Homebrew. In order to install Homebrew, I had to download and install XCode 5. So now, when I enter the command which git, I ...
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Mac OS X Terminal - Basic commands not found by shell [duplicate]

I've had some problems recently with terminal. The shell isn't able to execute basic commands, since they are not being found. Here's an example : -bash: ls: command not found I've been doing some ...
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Installing software on a MacBook

I'm switching from PC to a MacBook and wondered the best convention for installing new software. For example, I've downloaded the Atom IDE, unzipped the 4 files and put into the ...
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How to check the exit status of an application after using 'open' in shell

I've looked all over for this and I'm not entirely sure how to do this. I want to use a bash script to open an application using 'open' and then check the exit status of the application after it has ...
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Change *.txt to *.csv

How can I rename all *.txt in a directory to *.csv files in the terminal (Mavericks). I tried following inside the directory: mv *.txt *.csv
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Shell script help

I am new to writing shell scripts for Unix and need a little help. I am not sure why cURL now all of the sudden after running the script is downloading corrupts packages which cannot be mounted and ...
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Apple installer issue in terminal where -target keeps saying; error cannot find Volume

I am trying to use the Apple Installer commands to install a package and the output is that it was successful, however, the end result is that nothing actually happens meaning the package never gets ...
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Terminal window title rapidly changes when first opening

When I open a fresh terminal window, the title at the top has this format: [house icon][username]-[command]-[terminal size] The command portion of the title initially says login, then it very quickly ...
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How to make files safe so users can download and OS will not quarantine them?

I work with Axure software that generates dynamic and navigable prototypes in HTML. Once they are done I need to send a ZIP file of those HTML files to clients via e-mail or any download internal ...
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read creation date from file name and change - batch

I have files that are named like "clip-2014-01-31 18;50;15.mp4", i.e. "clip-YYYY-MM-DD hh;mm;ss.mp4". How can I set the creation date and time according to how it is specified in the file name for ...
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Getting my old Terminal back after uninstalling fish

Recently I got tired of the smaller kinks that the Fish Shell presented me with (undiscoverable commands etc.) so I decided I wanted to change the shell back to normal and uninstall fish. However in ...
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bash autocompletion scripts in OS X

Here is what I learned so far: # settings on mac if [[ $(uname) == "Darwin" ]]; then # enable bash completion if [ -f `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion ]; then . `brew ...
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Why does this bash script not work as an automator service?

I know very little about bash scripting or Terminal commands, this is all very new to me so please bear with me. Original script I would like to use a script I found on littlefield.info as an ...
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How to get a fall-through behavior in case statements in bash v3?

I just tested the following syntax on Linux: case "$OSTYPE" in linux-gnu*) ;;& linux*) echo $OSTYPE; ;; esac case "$OSTYPE" in linux-gnu*) ;& linux*) echo $OSTYPE; ;; esac which works ...
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Issues with Unicode symbols in some applications running in Terminal.app and iTerm2

Darwin DeoGloria 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0: Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Fresh user account. Terminal.app and iTerm2 with UTF-8 set. Accented ...
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echo works incorrectly with GeekTool

I am trying to use echo in GeekTool to print text without a newline like this: echo -n "test" When I run that command in Terminal it prints this: test In geek tool it prints this: -n test What is ...
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The .command file in my Login Items stops running after a while

I have a .command file that I have added to my Login Items (System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items) on an iMac (OS X 10.8.5). The .command file is a script that should be running at all ...
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How to provide password to dsconfigad without specifying it from command line?

It seems that dsconfigad allows you to specify the password using -password XXX and if you do not specify it, it will ask you to type the password. I tried the usually bash approach with dsconfigad ...
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“Command not found” when attempting to cd in Terminal

I am getting errors trying to set up web starter kit via Terminal. I get an error trying to install the kit: $ cd web-starter-kit $ npm install returns -bash: $: command not found. How do I get this ...
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Converting Automator Action in applescript to bash script

I just wrote an Automator app using AppleScript (along with a couple of bash lines) to start FTP with a single click. However it runs more than a tad slow. Here's the code: set ftpstatus to "off" try ...
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Problems With Terminal (/usr/bin)

I'm experimenting around with my computer and I realized that all the commands in the terminal that aren't bash builtins were stored in the /usr/bin. So I wanted to see (to confirm my realization) ...
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I get errors when trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system

I'm trying to install GTK+3 on my Mac OSX 10.9 system to run a pyGObject project I've been developing in Ubuntu. It runs perfectly on Ubuntu, so I wanted to test cross-platform compatibility. I'm ...
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What does update_terminal_cwd do in the terminal of OS X

I am puzzled by it for quite some while now. In $PROMPT_COMMAND of the bash in OS X, there is a command called update_terminal_cwd. I am sure it's not a bash built in, and most likely only exists in ...
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How to download images from an xml feed using terminal?

How can I download png images from an xml feed that looks the following way? <ListBucketResult xmlns="http://url1.com"> <Name>imagesToUse</Name> <Prefix/> <Marker/> ...
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Fix Terminal error message “-bash: /etc/profile.d/rvm.sh: No such file or directory”

I am trying to remove the following Terminal error message: -bash: /etc/profile.d/rvm.sh: No such file or directory I recently uninstalled RVM (Ruby Version Manager) from my MacBook Air. The ...
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Attempting to run find command gives “Permission denied”

I am attempting to obtain a list of applications on my Mac using find to search for *.app. However, when running the command, I get a lot of Permission denied messages, as below. The computer is mine ...
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How can I define CLASSPATH variable

For a school assignment I need to add a folder to my classpath. It says that I should do this by adding a line to the file .bashrc. However, this file doesn't appear to exist in my computer. I also ...
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Trying to get Sublime Text 3 working from terminal

I am trying to get the Sublime Text to work with Git from the following tutorials http://www.sublimetext.com/docs/3/osx_command_line.html and ...
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-d option for split is illegal on OS X 10.9

I have bash script that works on Ubuntu but for OS X 10.9 i get the error for split command: split -b 1000000 -a 3 -d $F $F && rm $F || { echo "Error: 'split' command not installed" ; exit 1 ...
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What's a way to run an automator/bash/applescript command right when a laptop starts charging and right when it stops being charged?

I'm trying to automate running a background application only when my laptop is charging to save battery. So it will launch when I plug the laptop in, and quit when I take it out.
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Show today’s anniversaries (if any) from contacts

I would like to be able to run a script which would look through my Contacts list and output the name (and, preferably, phone number) of anyone whose ‘Anniversary’ date matches today. (The script ...
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how to run alias using bash -c from IDEA

I'm trying to run a program defined in an alias (and the alias is defined in a source file) alias myapp="/somepath/app -arg1 -arg2" Then I go to IDEA and create an External Tool Program: Bash ...
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Automatically stop a terminal script when locking MacBook Pro

I have written a bash script that I manually start when logging in onto the laptop, but I want it to stop running when I lock my laptop. This doesn't seem a very standard scenario, but I don't want ...
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Terminal Bash Issue Installing ArgComplete To Use Conda Completion

MBP 13.3 inch Mid-2012 Model, Running Latest Mavericks. Tried many methods such as - Method 1) activate-global-python-argcomplete --dest=/path/to/bash_completion.d Method 2) ...
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Terminal sometimes scrambles initial output

I switched to iTerm 2 a while ago, but would like to fix this small problem that I have with OS X's built-in Terminal. Terminal is supposed to look like this when it first opens on my machine: ...
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Automate mobile terminal?

I have a jailbroken iPhone. I use it to reboot my router when my wifi is going slow or messing up. But I'm lazy and I was looking for a way to automate the process. I use shortcuts that mobile ...
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Installing Ruby 1.9.2 and having trouble

I'm trying to install Ruby 1.9.2 and receiving the following error. "Warning! Requested ruby installation which requires another ruby available - installing ruby-2 first. Checking requirements for ...
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Date trash was last emptied bash

I'm trying to find out at what date and time the trash was last emptied. Would it be the date modified of the least recently modified file? Does moving it to the trash count as modifying it?
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Get full path of script in PATH environment variable

I was wondering if there is a built-in command in Bash (or even something OSX-specific) that would display the fully resolved path of a script that is in the current PATH environment variable. For ...
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Simple deletion of files using text file list won't work

I have to delete files specified by remove.txt which looks like this: img_8138.dng.jpg img_8140.dng.jpg img_8141.dng.jpg img_8143.dng.jpg I've tried several suggestions from the ...
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Characters do not echo in OS X terminal unless I hit the delete key

As the title states, when I open up terminal to type a command, I cannot see what I am typing, it is as if the terminal is frozen. I can still execute commands when I hit return, I just cannot see ...
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Get ambient light sensor value from ioreg

I'm using the ioreg command line tool to try and read sensor information available on my computer (iMac). Particularly, I'd like to read the current value of the ambient light sensor. So far, I have ...
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How to prevent MacVim from inherenting .profile as if it was Bash itself?

I have this guard in my .profile: if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi if [ -f "$HOME/.bash_aliases" ]; then . ...
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Command to close terminal window

When I want to close a window I type exit : mbp-thomas in ~ ○ → exit logout [Opération terminée] Then cmd + w to close the window. Is there a way to do it with a little script like if I type ...
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Automator service to extract file and delete parent

I am trying to create an automator service to take the selected folders in Finder and search each of them for movie files, move those movie files to a certain directory and then move the original ...
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Changing terminal colors for normal files when ls -G or within .bash_profile

So I followed this thread (Changing terminal color) and got all of the colors working for directories and such, except however, for normal files such as a Gemfile or .txt files or .java files or .rb ...
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How can I open a hidden file in Text Wrangler?

I have a .bash_profile file in my Home folder but it is hidden. How can I open it with Text Wrangler (or any other text editor?)
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Why do I need to type ./mysql even that I am in the folder? [duplicate]

So I am in a folder where mysql executable already is.. When I try mysql in terminal I get: -bash: mysql: command not found But this will work: Korays-MacBook-Pro:bin koraytugay$ ./mysql Welcome to ...
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What is wrong in this Perl regex in OSX?

The code works in Ubuntu, but not in OSX. I run perl -000pe 's/\n/\n\\begin{enumerate}\n/; s/\n\d./\n\\item /g; s/$/\\end{enumerate}\n/' lorem.tex I get -bash: $: command not found ...