Using programs and commands that do not have a graphical user interface (GUI) but are rather controlled by typing text commands into a terminal program, or shell.

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What is the most OSX or Darwin-like command-line experience available (without buying an expensive Mac or hauling my production machines home)?

I want to emulate the command-line experience from OSX with a small netbook and practice my skills with the comfort of this small machine. Surely Apple offers actual Darwin Links for developers or ...
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Error while trying to create an account in single user mode on OS X Mavericks

On OS X Mavericks, I am trying to create an account using single user mode, using the following script. #! /bin/bash # create user dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser ...
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Command line developer tools missing after OSX update

I have noticed that every time I do Mac OSX update the Command line developer tools is getting lost. I had to install it again after each OSX update. Is there a way to prevent this? Or Is there a way ...
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Curl terminal command syntax from Applescript

I want to execute a curl command in Applescript that does the following (per this SE question/answer): http://superuser.com/a/1054803/471181 ...Do an HTTP POST of the contents (as a string) of a ...
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Problem with scripted account deletion syntax

I'm working on an account cleanup script module that can handle the hidden and unhidden accounts we're creating in bulk on new MacOS systems. We've kept the logic simple to start. However I keep ...
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How do I install gnu sc on my mac?

I want to install the command line spreadsheet sc. I would prefer to do with homebrew. I need both psc and sc commands. Is there a homebrew package? If not other methods would be good.
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Configure OS X to pass incoming traffic to another server?

I have a PC and a 2011 Mac mini on one wireless network, which does not have Internet access. The Mac mini is also connected to another network which has Internet access. Is there a way I can share ...
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Pipe multiple homebrew commands

I installed pup using Homebrew and my shell - Zsh, with OhMyZsh - is not recognizing the command when I use it multiple times using pipes. For example, this works fine: cat index.html | pup 'meta' &...
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How do I create a script to create/modify local admin accounts?

This question is almost exactly what I need for my project at work. We have approx. 400 Macs on our campus, and the problem is they were not all set up identically. There are at least 4 different ...
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Edit (colorized) terminal output before printing?

A very similar question has already been asked on SuperUser but none of the answers works satisfactorily for me. I can actually get almost what I want by simply: Running the Terminal for the whole ...
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cupsfilter: Unable to determine MIME type of ““??”.**

I'm trying to convert html files to pdf files using the following command line for file in *.html; do /usr/sbin/cupsfilter “$file” > $file.pdf; done But I got the message as below and empty pdf ...
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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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How can I list the partition table of an unmounted disk image?

I want to prepare Raspian Jessie found here in SD card for Biosignal Pi, instructions found here, but I have only OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan of Macbook Air 2013-mid now. The image is in fstype format so ...
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How to have GNU's date in OS X?

I do brew search date unsuccessfully. I have coreutils in my system. I could not find GNU date anywhere. How can you have GNU date in OS X?
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How best should I delete this user

I'm new to OSX and tried to create a user from the terminal which I no longer need and which I named incorrectly. I see I can delete the user in System Preferences > Users & Groups but do I need ...
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Mac Terminal app - unable to use the up arrow to load previous commands when using SSH on remote server ( ^[[A )

I'm running into a weird issue where the UP arrow no longer restores commands previously entered on a remote server during SSH session: :~ user$ ssh user@myserver //... type the password, get welcome ...
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What is difference “defaults read” and “defaults export”?

Helloo, I'm using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I'm trying to change Sidebar on Finder. I have got difference results with "defaults read" and "defaults export" Example: 1. defaults read command ...
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OS X El Capitan bash shell not working in Terminal

I have a weird issue with my bash shell in OS X El Capitan. I was messing around with my .bashrc file today, and now when I open my terminal I see nothing out of the ordinary (no messages, just the ...
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How do you do command-line video screen capture on OS X with libav?

On linux I can do something like: avconv -f alsa -i pulse -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1400x1050 \ -i :0.0+0,0 -vcodec libx264 -threads 4 \ -acodec libmp3lame video.mkv but of course the alsa and x11 ...
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Need a cli to check the sha256 hash of a file

To check the sha1 of a file I would use openssl sha1 <file> I'm not sure what to use to check the sha256 hash of the file however, what would you recommend?
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Why does JDownloader use 9666/tcp on localhost?

I found 9666/tcp to listen on 127.0.0.1 on OS X. I use version 15.3.0 > nmap -sT 127.0.0.1 ...
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How to generate pdf with MS WORD 2011 from Command line?

Is there a way to call MS Word 2011 from the command line to generate pdf from DOCX or PPTX?
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How to execute veracrypt on the command line?

How can execute veracrypt on the command line in OS X? According to the Veracrypt documentation there should be a command veracrypt but it was not found. Any advice ?
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How can I list all user accounts in the terminal?

How can I list all local user accounts (whether logged in or NOT so 'users' or 'who' is no good) in the terminal on a mac? OS X version is 10.6.8. I have seen this suggested - dscacheutil -q group ...
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homebrew: how to tell if a formula is binary

How do I tell if a particular formula will be installed as binary of from source? Is there a brew command for this?
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How can I combine multiple PDFs using the command line?

Is there a quick one-liner to combine multiple pdfs into one? I know it can be done using Preview.app
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How to add MySQL to $PATH variable to resolve “mysql: command not found”?

I installed MySQL on my Mac, and now I would like to add it to my $PATH variable. I want to be able to type mysql anywhere. I tried adding the following to my .profile file: export PATH=${PATH}/usr/...
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How can I open a specific port on OS X 10.11.13

I am currently working with msfvenom on OS X. But I wanted to know, the terminal commands to open a specific port say for example 4444. Can someone please help me out with this?
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Sudo command not working [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Soundflower and it failed. So the developer has instructions to manually install it which involves the sudo command. But my sudo doesn't work. It gives me sudo: /etc/sudoers ...
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screencapture -l not working: illegal option

I've wrongly opened the same question on StackOverflow. I hope to find a better explaination here. I've seen in many pages (for example here: How do I find the windowid to pass to screencapture -l?) ...
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Command Line Tools fail to install OS X Lion 10.7.3 Xcode 4.3

I'm trying to install the command line tools to get gcc, make, and other goodies after a Lion upgrade. I went to Preferences → Downloads in Xcode and attempted to install the command line tools. At ...
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Efibootmgr command for OS X

I have successfully been able to install Linux Mint on my Mac. The only issue is I cannot select the boot partition holding option. To fix it I booted into linux and ran sudo efibootmgr -o 1,80. This ...
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Boot problem on dual-boot MacBook Pro

Can anyone help me restore the original boot 'order' on my Mac, using command-line? I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro Retina (early 2013), so I could run some specific software I needed ...
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Run a command on a schedule and verify that it has run

I want to run an rsync command each day or more often to back up a raspbery pi on my network to a drive attached to my mac. I see launchd, but I'm very confused about how to get it to work, and I ...
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Is there a OS X equivalent for iproute2?

I am searching a command line tool collection like iproute2 on Linux. Network Utility is OK, but I would like it on the command line.
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“Display Notification” stuck in loop in Bash script

Is there any way I can fire a banner notification once through a bash script? I'm trying to modify this BitBar plugin to be a little fancier: #!/bin/sh # <bitbar.title>Gmail Checker</bitbar....
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Is it possible to download Apple's Command Line Tools for Xcode from the command line?

Background My job gives me temporary MacBook Pros for travel purposes. I get them with a fresh OS install before I leave, and when I return, they blank the hard drive. The trips usually require some ...
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Remove characters preceding the second underscore in file names

I have a bunch of files and I would like to remove all characters preceding the second underscore in the file names. An example is shown below. How do I do this using bash commands? [From] ...
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Applescript claims to run shell script, but script has no effect [duplicate]

So I have a bash script like this: #!/bin/sh FILE='some_file.js' gsed -i -E 's/something/somethingelse/' "$FILE" echo "Modified File" When I run this from command line, it echoes the last line, so ...
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How to prevent Mac sleep from command line?

I have a long running script at the remote computer. I don't want terminate my ssh session, and need enter it into a shell script. How is it possible to prevent my Mac from falling into sleep from ...
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How to update App Store application from command line?

I would like to force an update of App Store applications from the command line. How can I do this?
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Can Mac App Store installs & upgrades be automated?

How can I script installing or upgrading apps from the Mac App Store? I'd prefer command line tools, but AppleScript or some other API would suffice. Relevant puzzle pieces: installer: note ...
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Is it possible to view passwords through Terminal?

Does anyone know how to view passwords in Terminal? Maybe by accessing the Keychain data or something? I want to be able to view passwords in Terminal with just a series of commands.
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Recognise command and colour it on the terminal?

I was wondering if it's possible to colour a recognised command in real time while typing and/or when switching to previous commands using the arrows. For example, if I start typing gre, it should ...
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Find all hidden files that were hidden using the command “chflags hidden filename”?

I remember to hide an important file, but I can't find it anymore and I don't remember the name. I don't remember how I hid it, i.e., if just by inserting a prefix of . or using chflags hidden ...
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Is it possible to run Nautilus on OS X?

Is it possible to run Nautilus instead of Finder on Mac OS X Snow Leopard? How?
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Control haptic engine and force touch from terminal

Is there any way that I can create haptic feedback with the integrated force touch trackpad on my rMBP using a terminal command (preferably without AppleScript, but if that's the only way, then sure.)?...
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set PATH in terminal OS X 10.11.3

I need to set path /usr/local/gnupg-2.1/bin to the command line. I tried to enter "export PATH=/usr/local/gnupg-2.1/bin:$PATH" in the command line, but it works until the terminal session ends. I ...
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`scutil --nc start` not connecting PPPT VPN - OS X 10.11

From the answer to this question I have tried scutil --nc start 'us.justfreevpn.com' to connect a PPPT VPN, but all I get is the following popup: Frustratingly, if I manually start the connection ...
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Set Static IP address of local Interfaces in Mac OS X with Unix Script

I need little help regarding the setting of the static IPs and net masks of the various interfaces. I have a Mac client which has two physical interfaces. One interface is used for the "house ...