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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How to record human voice and display as text on command line?

I am looking tool or a script that records human voice and displays as text purely on command line. I am not looking for text to speech, but rather speech to text. I do not want to work at all with ...
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Using python screws up the shell (and/or terminal?)!

The problem Simply opening and closing the Python sub-shell screws up my shell (or possibly the terminal?). It seems to remove the shell's ability to print any text I enter, including newlines after ...
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Can I modify a terminal command to do additional stuff?

I've looked into aliases, functions... but I have not come up with anything satisfying. Let me give you a couple of scenarios: 95% of times that I cd into a folder, I follow up with a ls command. ...
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Connect to server on command line

I am currently trying to connect my NAS on OSX 10.9.5 using the command line. This will work fine if I first connect my NAS using Finder: I select it in the "Shared" section of Finder's sidebar, click ...
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CLI Solution - Stripping File Attributes - LSOpenURLsWithRole()

I am getting this error when trying to execute an unsigned application that was downloaded via the native web-browser; Safari.app. LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810.. There used to be a ...
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Command line replacement for tmutil

Anyone know of a command line replacement for tmutil, either script or binary? Failures of tmutil: Does not log. No meaningful diagnostics. Cannot resume interrupted restore. Cannot overwrite ...
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Terminal - don't require password for shell script to run

I am running Yosemite 10.10.5 and I have a shell script which I want to use to toggle whether my wifi connections run through tor or not. This uses the networksetup a couple of times and so asks for ...
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Terminal not responding to “which”, “type”, etc. commands

I tried to look for the full path of the TextEdit app in the terminal using the command which and whereis but the terminal doesn't respond. it just skips to the next line like there was no command: ...
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Terminal Command to Edit Hostname [duplicate]

How can I edit the Hostname of my MacBook Pro via the CLI? Currently running Mac OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10.5).
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telnet shell-script in Automator

I'm partly new to Automator and since there is no application for Mac to control my Pioneer AVR I use some commands in the Terminal. But I'd like to automate some of my commands with the terminal. I ...
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npm commain in Automator

Hi, I would like to write an automator workflow which allows me to install node packages. I tried with $ npm insall but doesn't work any idea how I could solve this?
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How do I speed up new Terminal tab loading time?

How can i speed up the terminal startup in Lion? I'm not referring to the startup of the Terminal application, but to the startup terminal windows, like when i open a new tab. I don't have anything ...
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Installing *.dmg via CLI [duplicate]

How are *.dmg packages installed via the command line? I noticed that they can be mounted with: me@MacBook-Pro:~$ open /Users/me/Downloads/installer.dmg What's next?
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generic approach to finding the correct name to run an app from the command line

Whenever I am not in a browser or in my text editor, most of my time on my mac is spent on the terminal. What's a quick, generic way to figure out how to run a gui program from the bash shell? It ...
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OSX Open Atom from terminal

I am trying to implement my own dotfiles. I am using zsh as my default shell. When I try to launch Atom from terminal I get this error FSPathMakeRef(/Users/agusgambina/Applications/Atom.app) ...
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control ios gestures on jailbroken iPhone via shell

Im looking for a way to do a simple scroll on an ios device via ssh or if theres a tool currently available that would work too. All i need is a way do do a scroll from the top of the screen to the ...
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Have URL scheme handled by shell (or other) script

I want to create a custom URL scheme, say x-camptown-races-sing-this-song-doo-dah-doo-dah, such that when I open a URL such as x-camptown-races-sing-this-song-doo-dah-doo-dah:foobar, it gets handled ...
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zero pad numbers in `cal` (or `gcal`) output?

This seemed pretty easy, but I have not found a good way to do it. In Terminal, cal will give this output: September 2015 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ...
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How to convert a DVD to ISO?

On Mac OSX 10.9, how do you convert a DVD into an ISO that I can use with players such as VLC. I wish to achieve this without buying a program. Steps I have tried: Downloading Mac app Burn. It ...
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Setting up command line email for Mac Yosemite

I am trying to setup my system to be able to send emails from command line. This link explains the steps, and I am able to send emails. However, I have one issue, the sender name is picking up the ...
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log in to iCloud via command line

I used to be able to Screen Share with 2 of my Mac minis in remote locations until I changed my Apple password. Now they are not showing up under Shared in Finder. I am still able to SSH into them. Is ...
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iTerm - going one word backwards and forwards

Would it be possible to configure iTerm 2 to go backwards and forwards one word through the curent text in the command line using a keyboard shortcut?
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defaults: command not found

i have two users on macbook pro (yosemite). one of them has access to the defaults binary in /usr/bin the other user gets command not found. looking up in /usr/bin --> no defaults. both accounts are ...
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Essential Networking Commands [closed]

I'm used to working with Linux so I like being able to do as much as possible from the comfort of my Terminal.app bash shell. So.. What are the essential networking commands & utilities ...
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Xcode Zombies from the command line

I'm encountering EXC_BAD_ACCESS, and I'm not sure of the cause. I know that Xcode offers Zombies, but when I try instruments t="Zombies" my_program_name it doesn't seem to raise the appropriate ...
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Make `hostname -f` return fully qualified hostname

How can i make hostname (i.e. the unix commandline tool hostname, invoked in terminal) return a hostname including the domain information? At the moment, hostname, hostname -f and hostname -s return ...
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Quote a filename in a script passed to chmod?

I'm having trouble quoting a filename that's eventually passed to chmod. The script was originally written for SSH's StrictModes and authorized_keys, but I had to expand it due to a bad UMASK that ...
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No commands installed from pip work in Terminal

I've been learning python and tried to install pep8, restviewer and other command line apps but when i try to run them, it shows a command not found error. -bash: restview: command not found I've ...
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applescript will not stop running

I have an applescript that utilizes a named pipe and pipes data over to it. I have my script passing said data in a while loop, which is working, but I find that I am unable to stop the script ...
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How can I write a script to open multiple terminal tabs and execute code in them?

I want to be able to open the terminal application and have it either automatically run a script that opens several tabs and run an arbitrary set of commands in each. For example I would like one tab ...
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How do I open a new Terminal window ssh'ed to another machine from the command line?

From the command line I'd like to open a new Terminal window that is already SSH'ing to a host. From the command line, I can open a new Terminal window very easily: open -a Terminal or open -a ...
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Recover Meteor JS MongoDB from Time Machine Backup

I have recently recovered my Mac with a Time Machine Backup from the beginning of August. Today I ran an existing Meteor JS project and saw that the MongoDB documents were pretty outdated (latest ...
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Is there a command similar to Linux's command-not-found?

Most Linux operating systems have a package like command-not-found (http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/command-not-found), which provides suggestions when a shell command was not found, e.g. because ...
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Ubuntu-like bash completion in Mac OS X?

I work in the terminal a fair bit, and one thing I really miss from the servers I usually work on is the comprehensive autocompletion bash provides on Ubuntu servers. Are there any readymade tools ...
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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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How to create an OSX Application to wrap a call to a shell script?

My goal is to include in a zip file what amounts to a shortcut, instead of telling my customer(s) to open up Terminal and run a shell script. My deployable essentially looks like this: $ unzip ...
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How to make “say” command speak AND output to the file at the same time

When using the say command I can give it an option -o (file name) for it to record to a file. However, that suppresses the audio output. Is there a way to make it do both in one command?
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“open” from the command line just hangs using iTerm2

The open -a <AppName.app> is not working on one of my Yosemite based macbooks. The other one - also with Yosemite - works fine. open -a TextEdit.app ~/out (just hangs ) I have also tried ...
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Finder gets confused after using the mv command in the Dropbox folders

I should mention I'm new to command lines. I want to rename files using the mv command in the Terminal. I type: mv oldFileName.pdf newFileName.pdf Afterwards, I use the ls command to check whether ...
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how to reinstall xcode command-line tools?

I had serious problems from two versions of Xcode on the same machine. I removed all Xcode app instances & many other non-System 'xcode'-related files, then reinstalled the app (4.6.2), fixing my ...
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What will “rm -rf /” actually do?

I know that this is a very dangerous command, but what does it actually do. In other words, to what extend does it delete the hard drive. Does it delete only the user data? Or does it delete root OS ...
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Terminal Command to display a single line from a text file in OS X

I want to display at a specific line, e.g. line 4, from a text file in Terminal (I need this for character counts, using wc). I'm sure this is a simple problem but read -e 1 filename doesn't do it. ...
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Automator shell script - change file extension

I currently have a task that is working. It takes whatever files are added to particular folder and compresses them via Handbrake to another folder: for f in "$@" do HandBrakeCLI --preset="iPhone ...
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Dia command line not working

I've got a problem with using Dia from the command line on OSX 10.7.4. I downloaded and installed the OS X dmg from http://dia-installer.de/download/macosx.html I've been using it to create graphics ...
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Can I install Compass in Yosemite WITHOUT installing Xcode or Command Line Developer Tools?

I'm trying to install several programming packages, but it turns out that I can't because I don't have Xcode or Command Line Developer Tools installed. Some (e.g. git) were easy to install anyway. ...
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What is the difference between shutdown command and doing shutdown from apple menu?

What is the difference between issuing command shutdown -h now in terminal and doing Shutdown from apple menu? Using command it's instantly power down the system. But via menu it takes around 30-40 ...
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Different values for du and du -h

On the command line, du seems to return twice the numeric value returned by du -h. Apparently, du -h resembles the actual file size, so what's the plain du value representing?
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How to use the flag -p of BSD split?

Manual -p pattern The file is split whenever an input line matches pattern, which is interpreted as an extended regular expression. The matching line will be the first ...
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How to keep original “date created” when copying via Terminal?

There are many questions online asking how to make the commands rsync and cp go about copying a file while keeping the "date created" attribute the same as the original instead of the time of copy. I ...
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Suspended (tty output) when launching editors like vim, vi, emacs, or nano

I've been using Oh-My-ZSH for a few weeks now and it's been a great experience. Just today, though, terminal started acting strangely. When I try to run an interactive terminal editor like vim, vi, ...