A powerful idiom where one object gets copied into a clipboard so that it can be pasted elsewhere.

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Copy new files only - is this possible? Basically want to merge two folders

I have a folder on Drive 1 called Music, and it is 100GB. I have a folder on Drive 2 called Music, and it is 116GB. It's the most updated version. How do I copy the Music folder from Drive 2 to Drive ...
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How do I copy the text content of a dialog box on OS X?

Many people are not aware that on Windows you can copy the whole text content of a MessageBox by pressing Ctrl ⌃ + C when the dialog is focused. This is an essential feature for reporting error ...
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Can't Copy Text in Safari on iPhone 4

In Safari on an iPhone 4, how do you select/copy text? I've tried holding down on the text but nothing happens. For instance, https://m.facebook.com and click Photos. On the iPhone 4, I'm told that ...
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What tools exist to recover a file I clobbered using cpp in terminal?

I accidentally typed cpp Scriptname.py DestinationDirectory, intending to copy the Python script into the folder. I realized afterward that I should have used cp, but now my Python script is ...
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How do I confirm that an audio CD has been converted to bin/cue bit for bit

I am archiving my CD collection onto an external hard drive. I have been using Toast to create bin/cue files so that I will have an exact copy of each CD. However, many of the bin/cue files are being ...
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Can I copy (myself) an app purchased through the Mac App Store to another of my licensed computers?

I have some applications purchased through the Mac App Store, and I have two Macs. Presently, if I buy an application on my Mac mini, I just go and launch the App Store on my MacBook Air, and then ...
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How to access a clicked URL in a URL handler application created in Automator

I'm currently trying to modify the default URL handling behavior in OS X. I would like, when clicking on any link outside of a web browser, to copy this URL to the pasteboard instead of opening it in ...
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Paste text stored on Clipboard to a variable using pbpaste

I have some text stored on my clipboard. I want to store this text onto a shell script "variable". So something like: ls -altr > pbcopy tmp="something" pbpaste > $tmp # this doesn't get the ...
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Copy system bundle to a Mac on network?

I screwed up while using Monolingual and removed the "AppleKeyboardLayouts.bundle". Before I realized what happened, I logged out and now I can't type a password to log back in. I have tried to copy ...
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Is it possible to clone the operating system to a different machine?

I have spent a lot of time setting up a speech recognition profile which would be a pain to do all over again. I have configured this on a Mac mini. Suppose I now wish to buy a MacBook Air. Would it ...
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How can I copy a file from a CD when Finder reports error code -36?

I have a CD. I copied the whole CD to another location - except for one file. When trying to copy that particular file, I get following error: The Finder can't complete the operation because some ...
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Best way to copy all files, ignoring errors?

I have a partially corrupted HD that can not be repaired by Disk Utility, but which can be mounted read-only making the data on it accessible. I am trying to copy all the recoverable contents onto a ...
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How to migrate selected folders (including custom Library, Application Support and Music data) to second laptop with smaller hard drive?

I have an old MacBook Pro that I am replacing with a slightly less old MBP. Both are running Lion 10.7.2. (The older MBP has some hardware issues.) The first MBP has a lot of music, video, ...
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Is there a way to have clipboard buffering in OS X?

Does OS X have this built in? It is tedious with only one buffer.
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Is there a faster way to copy time machine files from one disk to another?

I'm trying to move my time machine backup files all under Backups.backupdb to another drive. I initiated a file copy overnight (b/c I saw that it took OSX forever to prepare for the copy...it ...
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How to copy books from iPad iBooks to PC?

I have some books in iBooks on iPad 2 (iOS 5) that were manually transfered to iPad via iTunes (without syncing). How can I copy back a book to my PC, from iPad?
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ClipX equivalent for Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good simple Clipboard manager ClipX is a Windows clipboard management application. The search feature would be incredibly powerful if I could find a suitable equivalent ...
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How to have clipboard holding many entries available simultaneously…?

I am looking for: There are many hot words which I often need to type while using my Apple MacBook Pro/Snow Leopard like say my desktop machine name, some other host names etc. Now, right now, I copy ...
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Copy and Cut sometimes don't work

My system is kept fully up to date and I still see this problem intermittently, although not as often as I used to; I would say that this has not been fully fixed. If there are any workarounds ...
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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How can I merge two similar-but-not identical folders?

I have a folder (which is filled with many many sub-folders and files) which is on a FireWire drive [source] which I am trying to move to a USB drive [destination]. I am trying to move all of the ...
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Cant find “Move Items Here” option in Max OS Lion?

I found online that Mac OS Lion has option similar to "Cut" option of windows. I found one link which shows the option as : I am using OS Lion, but this option is not visible, even when I copy ...
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How can I select all in a Google doc with an iPad?

I created a new Google doc on my iPad2. When I select all to copy the whole contents, it only selects the current line. Is there a known workaround for this?
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How can I assign hotkeys for pasting from the clipboard?

I am looking for a way to have some text "permanently" copied to the clipboard and assigned to a hotkey? Any software suggestions?
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What is the best way to migrate from HDD to SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move my data to the new harddrive? I would like to purchase an SSD drive online to keep the cost low. What is the best method and software to use to transfer ...
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Folder copy without losing any existing files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does “Copy” replace stuff instead of merging it? In Windows, if I overwrite a folder abc/doc to def/doc, (1) files existing in abc/doc but not in def/doc ...
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Screen Sharing won't allow me to paste into remote system

I am connected to a remote system via Screen Sharing. I have text (plaintext) on my clipboard locally. I am unable to paste into the remote system. How can I make this work? Here are some details: ...
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Copying Devanagari on OS X

I am working with several files in various formats (PDF, HTML, DOCX) that contain Devanagari (Indian) script. When I try to copy text using either CMD+C or the right-click menu, it is transformed ...
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Multi threaded file copy?

I was wondering if there exists a method or tool to copy a lot (thousands) of small files/directories using multiple threads? Such a tool exists for Windows: RichCopy, Robocopy or vXCopy. Cheers, ...
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Is there a clipboard manager/app with a searchable history/pasteboard?

So far I only know of Clyppan and Alfred but clyppan is only available as a paid app from the App Store and Alfred only offers its clipboard feature with a pay-for upgrade
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How can I copy and paste multiple texts?

I would like to copy several different texts/things at the same time and paste them in any order. Does anyone know any good Mac OS X software or plugin that can handle multiple copy/paste?
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ipad ssh application with solid copy / paste support

I have been using iSSH on the ipad when I need to ssh to my servers; however, one of the glaring problems with iSSH is that you don't have copy / paste support within the iSSH terminal application ...
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How to copy video files from OS X to iPad over Wi-Fi?

I'd like to copy video files from my computer (OS X) to iPad over WLAN. I'd prefer simply share a folder on OS X and then be able to copy files from that folder when iPad is connected to the same ...
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Share the clipboard with the remote accessed computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share the clipboards automatically when using Apple Screen Sharing? Is there a way to have a shared clipboard with the computer you have accessed with Remote Desktop ? I ...
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weird problem : whenever I copy songs from my computer to my iphone it misses the first 30 seconds?

Anyone experience this problem? It all of a sudden started happening for me. When I download podcasts from my iphone, it seems to be fine, but when I download from my computer whether its songs or ...
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What's the quickest way to get a graphic on the clipboard saved to disk?

I have a graphic on the clipboard on OS X. What's the quickest way to get it onto disk as a png or jpg?
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Paste clipboard data as plain text Service?

Is there a Mac OS X service that takes clipboard data and pastes it as plain text? Or an easy way to create one?
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Most reliable way to mirror large number/size files/folders between drives & computers

Often I find myself shuffling large directories (20gb+) of data between computers or drives. What is the most reliable way to ensure that all data is being exactly mirrored with permissions/dates ...
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Is there a file copy utility for OS X that's similar to TeraCopy for Windows?

On Windows, I use TeraCopy for improved file copying. Are there any similar equivalents for OS X? In particular, I'd like to see things like copy speed.
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What are some tips for replacing my MacBook Pro hard disk with SSD?

I would like to replace my MacBook pro hard disk with an SSD, without reinstalling everything. I am looking for your experience on good SSD drive models that have good performance at a fair price ...
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How can I write files to iPod's internal disk on Windows?

when trying it I get the "can't do that" icon How can I copy new photos to the iPod?
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When I click ⌘+C on an email in Mail.app, why can't I paste it as plain text?

If I select an email in Mail.app and do ⌘+C, I can then paste the entire email (including header info) in a rich text editor app, such as TextEdit or VoodooPad. However, I'm not able to paste it into ...
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Is it possible Select and Autocopy in Mac

I would like autocopy for every text that I select to avoid to do several CMD+C. Is there any way or application to do this?
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Quick, automated way to verify the copy of a folder?

I have a lot of files that I've been transferring around my network and to external hard drives. For example, I just copied a folder with files representing an old laptop's disk image (created with ...