A Configuration is a set of rules, often governing how a program or the operating system should apply certain settings.

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How do I give mysqld write access to a directory?

I am running OSX right now and trying to run a mysqld process and seeing the following error: $ /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld --user=root 111026 11:05:08 [Warning] Can't create test file ...
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What would cause a certificate installed on iOS to be invalid?

I recently installed two certificates (for use in signing mail) on several iOS devices. Both certificates derive from the same trust chain and were purchased from the same vendor on the same day. The ...
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Can I copy apps and settings from an old to new laptop, but exclude my iTunes libraray?

I'm thinking about getting a MacBook Pro with the 128 GB SSD. It would take days to set up all my software development tools, control panel settings, and download and reinstall dozens of ...
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Cannot compile C code after installing xcode

When I installed Xcode on Snow Leopard, gcc was not in my path. I manually added /Developer/bin to get gcc. However, I wrote a simple C program to include stdlib.h and stdio.h and print a string, but ...
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How to recover .profile on Mac OS?

I have mis-configured ~/.profile while adding new environment variable. I want to restore my original .profile for my Mac OS, I am not mac expert please help me. None of my shell command is working ...
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Is it possible to automatically configure multiple iPads with the same settings?

I need to configure a bunch of iPads with the same settings. For instance, volume level, auto-lock, side-button, timezone and light level. Currently I'm doing this manually on each iPad through the ...
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Comfortable typing on a MacBook Pro?

I love my macbook pro, I have the 17" version that came out several months ago. So I can take it with me wherever, at my desk, friend's place, on the couch.. and have a full development environment ...
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Is there a GUI for OS X LaunchAgents?

I'm a web developer by day and a lot of the software I install on my computer (namely databases and web servers) come with an optional LaunchAgent to automate starting/stopping processes on boot. I'm ...
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How do I whitelist hosts when using 3G?

When I'm on the move I want to tether to my phone to access a few essentials (telnet, ssh, IM, a few low bandwidth websites). What I don't want is for a load of background processes like Software ...
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Where can I find error documentation for Iphone Configuration Utility?

I am running Iphone Configuration Utility and I am in the console tab, but the information is confusing to me. Here is what I mean, I get an error like Springboard[29] : Icon state had duplicate ...
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Create and distribute printers

Is there a way to create a printer on a machine. Then bundle up the Printer bundle and create an installer out of it for multiple users at a location. To avoid having to explain to each user how to ...
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[MySQL Server] MySQL Workbench can't find my.cnf on (clean installation of) Snow Leopard

I have a clean installation of Snow Leopard on a MacBook and I want to get a MySQL Server running on it. I downloaded and installed the .dmg file provided by the homepage of MySQL and installed it. I ...
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How to view man pages in a web browser?

Which .conf file do I need to edit in order to view man pages in a web browser? I'd like to use Google Chrome to do this. Is this possible?
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How can I know where does an app locate its configuration files?

How can I know where does an app locate its configuration files such as in ~, /Library, ~/Library etc, other than browsing and guessing? I mean is there some command like findfiles this.app that ...
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How do I change GNU Screen's meta-key to Cmd-a?

GNU Screen's default meta-key is Ctrl-a, which is really inconvenient for me because I frequently use Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e to move the cursor to the beginning or end of the line. I'd prefer to change ...
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Most programs don't use proxy

To get internet in my school I have to use the schools http proxy server. So I configured my network preferences to use the proxy. But nearly no program seems to accept that configuration and use the ...
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Is this possible to improve boot time?

Is there a way to accelerate the boot process? Can we disable some (rarely used or not useful) services?