The default Unix shell used by Terminal in Mac OS X

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IF statement doesn't work properly in osascript

I'm working on script which should do something if application is running or not Also there should be a timer of checking(60 seconds) The problem is that "if" statement which is checking "count" ...
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Set file metadata attribute values

I'm trying to set the values of some file metadata attributes in OS X Yosemite - kMDItemDateAdded and kMDItemLastUsedDate - the values of which can be shown using mdls <filename>. I'm trying to ...
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Preview image from pipe

I have a command line utility, let's called as: produce_image. So i can do the following in the Terminal: $ produce_image > some.jpg $ open some.jpg #opens Preview.app also, I have ImageMagick ...
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How to unfreeze terminal when SSH connection dies?

I"m using Mac 10.9.5 with bash shell. Occasionally when I ssh into another machine and then the connection dies (e.g. the Internet goes down or I move to a new location), the terminal window with the ...
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How do I change the path that is being searched for launching an application?

I am trying to launch the D programming language compiler DMD, but the terminal is giving the following error: dmd: failed to launch executable at /Library/Compilers/dmd2/osx/bin/dmd But there's ...
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Determine when an application last launched

I need to have a script return a date that a particular application launched (in this case Parallels, but solution should be non-specific) so that our asset management system can mark the license for ...
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How to list Network Interface UUIDS?

I'm trying really hard to find a simple way to fetch all network UUIDS on my Mac to be able to do some plist magic. Is there a command to do such a thing? If I look in the plist I'll find for an ...
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Changing volume at command line using script/function

I found this nifty command which sets volume to 50% (or any level desired): osascript -e 'set volume output volume 50' I'd love to have a script or function that lets me type v 50 or v 30, etc. to ...
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Terminal/iTerm2 issue: reverse-i-search trims off command

I've been having this issue since 10.9. cd into a reasonably long path, e.g., cd /Volumes/Storage/backup/long/path Enter a moderately long command, e.g., curl -X GET http://localhost:8888 ctrl+R, ...
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Is there any way to let apple know shellshock patch download is broken?

I am trying to patch Lion (10.7.5). According to shellshocker.net, I am vulnerable to 6 out of 7 possible exploits. The download link for Lion is broken: ...
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How to open different emacs version from the shell?

I have two versions of emacs on my machine. One came preinstalled and I have just installed a newer version with homebrew. If I type emacs in the terminal, the old version runs. If I type ...
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Automator service: delete last page from PDF with use of pdfsplit via bash

I would like to design a simple Automator service that would delete last page from PDF passed via finder. My proposed syntax for the Shell Script is: for f in "$@" do pages=`pdfcount "$f"` ...
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Why `echo -n` doesn't work in this script on mac terminal?

I am learning shell from tutorialspoint today:http://www.tutorialspoint.com/unix/unix-shell-loops.htm And I copied this code block to a loop.sh file: #!/bin/sh a=0 while [ "$a" -lt 10 ] # this ...
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Bash script to import RootCA and set it to Always Trust from Server

I am working on a way to import a RootCA into the login keychain of OS X and set it to always trust, the cert is located on a file share server. I am relatively new to the whole Bash scripting scene ...
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File extension shows in BASH but not in Finder

I created a text file with a specific extension: Vendor_0408_Product_3008.idc It displays in finder link this: and BASH like this: -rw-r--r--@ 1 raven staff 1903 Feb 19 10:31 ...
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I get “command not found” when running a new shell, (and none of my aliases, etc. are noticed). What's wrong with my .bash_profile?

Terminal.app Here are the my preferences settings: !/Users/Parker/Desktop/0.png !/Users/Parker/Desktop/0.5.png !/Users/Parker/Desktop/1.png !/Users/Parker/Desktop/2.png Here is the contents of my ...
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osx service for `mpc add`ing files to mpd’s playlist

I’m trying to create a service in automator, which allows me to add files/folders from Finder directly into my mpd playing queue. I tried the following, the command runs, but nothing happens. ...
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Open Terminal.app but hold open?

I have a shell script that runs on my mac (./go), it opens a ssh session on a raspberry pi then runs a script which streams video from the raspberry pi to a UDP port on the mac. I also need the mac ...
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How to use nohup/send process to background on os/x

The command nohup <command> & does not actually work properly on mac it seems: the process is suspended. Issuing fg appears to be required to reactivate the command. Here is an ...
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Problems with a simple shell script

I've faced with the problem of using simple shell commands like AWK and print within my sh scripts on my Mac ( the same script works perfect on the Linux). For instance below script which seek for the ...
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Why am I getting command not found even though path to command exists in PATH variable?

On Mac OSX 10.10.1 I get command not found for anything installed in /usr/local/bin (however command is found if I use sudo) PATH variable contains this path. for example pip. Here are some lines from ...
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Window UI Texture Artifacts

I just install OSX Lion on an old Mac Pro, as well as all the major updates 10.7.1 through to 10.7.5. Then I installed the BASH Shellshock patch for OSX Lion 10.7.5 and after restarting my Window UI ...
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How Do I Override the Addition of the folder for the Server app version of PostgreSQL?

I am currently using RVM for managing different gemsets for different versions of Ruby. RVM has made changes where the RVM folders must be listed first or else I have to manually set the gemset each ...
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find -printf work around

I'm trying to use a script to call compare file size. Unfortunately the version of find on my mac does not support the -printf switch. Any suggestions?
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OSX 10.10 Python crashing from bash

When I run Python through bash it keeps seg faulting on me. The crash happens for example if I just type >>> "\n \n, but also for a lot of other cases. From my limited understanding of the ...
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Shell script to restart a certain process if it is not responding

I need an java application to run 24/7 on my mac. Unfortunately the JVM process sometimes gets stuck and thus the java application does not respond anymore. Is there a possebility to detect if a ...
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How to upgrade bash to v4.0+ properly?

I'm on OS X 10.10.2 and $ /bin/bash --version GNU bash, version 3.2.57(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin14) Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. How to upgrade bash to v4.0+ properly? ...
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File contents remains in terminal after exiting Vim?

I'm using the stock terminal with zsh and vim. After I exit vim, the file contents remains in the terminal. Ideally, only the previous history would be in the terminal when I exit vim (such as the ...
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Move all contents from a folder to another with shell script

Why does this work? mv /Users/diogosaraiva/Music/Youtube/Novas/* /Users/diogosaraiva/Music/Youtube/Tratadas …but the commands below don't work? mv "/Users/diogosaraiva/Music/Youtube/Novas/*" ...
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Tab completion for hosts defined in ~/.ssh/config doesn't work anymore on Yosemite

I'm trying to create my ~/.ssh/config file for simplify my work life on the server connection. In Mavericks all worked properly and with the tab I was be able to autocomplete the hostname with file ...
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Programmatically Change Screen Saver “Start after” time

I would like to change the time before my screen saver starts based on WiFi network. I am running Yosemite (10.10.1). I will use Keyboard Maestro to trigger the action. I need to find the correct ...
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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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Using Terminal to order SSID preference in System Preferences

I'd like to find a way to add a specific SSID to the top of the preferred WiFi networks in System Preferences > Network > WiFi > Advanced. (10.9 Mavericks and beyond) According to the man page, this ...
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Is HISTFILESIZE behavior different in Yosemite?

For a long time I've used the HISTFILESIZE environmental variable to control the number of lines that get written to my terminal history (the default of 500 is not enough; I set it to 10000). Ever ...
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Where is the bash profile on iOS?

Where is the bash profile on iOS, I am jailbroken and can't find the bash profile, I would like to create some aliases and edit it.
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Shell not finding commands after I changed my .bash_profile file

I was following a tutorial trying to install Laravel (5.0). The tutorial showed to add export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin/laravel" to the .bash_profile document. Since then, I am not able to execute ...
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How do you close a file that you've opened with /usr/bin/open?

I've opened a PDF file with /usr/bin/open, and now I'd like to close it from the command line. (I'm writing a script.) How might one go about doing that?
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Terminal command not found [duplicate]

So I was going thru RoR tutorial, installed heroku, heroku toolbelt. I got an error message from Heroku to update to newvest Git for safety reasons. I tried that with installer but heroku version ...
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In Bash, can I output text from cut into a new command?

This might be a vague title, but it's hard to explain what I'm doing in a short title. I have a tool that removes adware and it mainly runs in bash. Some of the programs I want to kill may have ...
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`find` finds nfs server?

I had to run find / -name foo > found.txt and stumbled over the following output: ... find: /Volumes/MobileBackups/Backups.backupdb/mac/2014-12-17-162004/MacRoot/.DocumentRevisions-V100: ...
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dtruss -f is not following children processes?

Following is not following the child "sql.py" python process: sudo dtruss -f run-test sql.py 2>&1 Here is the output - which shows no evidence of following the invoked python: PID/THRD ...
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Applescript to replace string using sed

I need and Applescript to replace some text as follow: Original text: string  string  string  $  text1 string  string  string  $  text2 text3 string  string  string  $  text4 The ...
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How to change the default command to open shells in the MobileTerminal Cydia package

I am using MobileTerminal on iOS 7, and want to know how to change the default shell from sh: to bash:. I assume I would need to change the login command for this, but how would I?
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Mac Reset Password Prompt/Script

So, I'm setting up Mac's for new users. I create their profile and give a default password (the same one) to each new user. My question is, when the user goes into the computer for the first time(it ...
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Add a path to the system PATH [duplicate]

Please help me figure out how to set a system wide PATH..... I have upgraded svn to version 1.8.10 on osx 10.9 One of the required steps was adding the address of the current svn to the PATH. ...
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Is there a way to immediately exit a hanging connection in Terminal?

I often have SSH connections through Terminal that stop responding (like if I've left it overnight) but when I try to use the dead connection Terminal doesn't respond for several minutes until: Write ...
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Escaping variable in script

I'm using script.sh in an OS X Mavericks terminal containing only the following: echo ${1} ls ${1} Now, when I call ./script.sh "/Users/me/some\ directoy\ with\ whitespace/", the echo command ...
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Why is my simple Automator script broken in latest Yosemite update (used to work)?

I had a basic Automator script I was using with a keyboard shortcut to bring up the login screen as a sort of lockscreen. It was working mostly fine until 10.10.1 (I had to manually launch from ...
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Percent character breaks Terminal

If I type the % character in the Terminal, it breaks that shell and every new shell I open until reboot: $ seq 10 | parallel -j50% "echo Hi {}" -bash: printf: `"': invalid format character Does ...
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Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result: /bin/sh: xargs: command not found The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the ...