The system used to format and organize files on a disk. This includes directory structure, permissions management, metadata, and more. The current default file system for the Mac OS is HFS+

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Removing ALL characters with Command+Delete when renaming a file/folder removes/trashes the file/folder entirely

Reproducible steps: Open a Finder window (either via an 'open/upload file' in another application or directly) select a folder with one click hit 'Enter' to change the name Use 'Command+Delete' to ...
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How do I install fuse-ext2 to use with OSXFuse

I'm trying to make Ext4 disk readable on mac OSX 10.10.5. I've already installed OSXFuse, I read on this site that I also needed to install fuse-ext2. I downloaded fuse-ext2-master.zip and unzipped ...
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SD Card file changes don't trigger apps to update

I've recently moved my git repo to an always plugged in SD card, formatted to OS X Extended I've noticed with both SourceTree and WebStorm don't pick up on file changes anymore. Gets really annoying ...
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What is the max number of hard links in OS X (10.11)?

I have a file that I keep linking to. It's up to 45 links now. Does anyone know how I can find out what the maximum number of hard links is in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)?
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Browse HFS Journal

Is there any way to examine the contents of thee journal of an HFS mount? I'm super-curious. I'm ok with the command line, but GUIs are always nicer. X is fine. Also, will it be beneficial to create ...
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Simplest way to prevent iTunes from automatically launching when iPhone/iPad is connected

Everything is stated in the title. When I connect my iPad or iPhone iTunes automatically launches. What is the simplest way to prevent this from happening?
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How to write fstab rules for an NTFS volume if the volume has no LABEL or UUID?

Basically, I was following this tutorial to enable writing to an NTFS Volume (which works when the Volume has a LABEL or UUID). I have an external USB drive with an NTFS volume that doesn't seem to ...
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Mount Ext4 on El Capitan

I recently installed OS X 10.11 on my Mac. I tried to read a SD card with an Ext4 partition which wasn't even shown in Disk Utility, although diskutil did show it as a Linux partition. I can't seem ...
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What character is this possessive apostrophe: ’

In a recent answer I needed to include a a possessive apostrophe in a path name within Time Machine for a command line operation. I have it saved in a text file, but what the heck is it? I don't see ...
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What is iLifeAssetManagement, and can I delete it?

I have 5 GB of stuff in ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement and I'd like the space back. What is this stuff and how can I reduce its footprint?
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Permission Problems for copied files from NAS

I access my Synology NAS via AFP and can open/edit all of my files directly on it. But when I copy a file to my desktop I can't open it. Finder tells me I don't have appropriate permissions. When I ...
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File can't be moved by root on OS X

I tried to move a few files to a subfolder on OS X. One refused to move. It said Operation not permitted. I tried again as root: $ sudo mv file subfolder/ mv: rename file to subfolder/file: Operation ...
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How to completely remove Fuse for Mac OS X NTFS-3G

I have problem with the removing of NTFS-3G. These instructions say: If you have followed those instructions then you've installed three packages. fuse_wait just replaces a single file of ...
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How to search entire drive for duplicates of selected files?

I'm looking for a free Mac application that lets me select multiple files and then find duplicates of them on the rest of my drive. There's a lot of apps that detects duplicates within selected ...
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How Do I Reset the Sharing & Permission Setting on a MacBook?

When you select the "Get Info" option, the mac will bring up a pop-up with the various attributes of the object selected. In the "Sharing & Permissions" section, you can set the access level. ...
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Where is POSIX Ex editor on Mac?

Since Ex is a standard Unix editor (standardized by POSIX), I expect to be shipped with OS X, however it's linked into vim instead as shown below: $ stat /usr/bin/ex File: ‘/usr/bin/ex’ -> ‘vim’ ...
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SD Card: Read-Only file system

A follow up to my earlier question about the Mavericks installation from an SD Card. I am running this in Terminal: mv Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System\ 2/System/Installation The response is: ...
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What characters might be used to substitute for colon in folder names using a time-of-day?

It is often convenient to name files and folders with a date and time, such as standard ISO 8601 format: 2014-12-10T22:35:28.460Z. Unfortunately, the Mac’s HFS+ file system uses the COLON as a path ...
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Why does my remote filesystem (mounted using OSXFuse) keep unmounting itself?

I am using OSXFuse to make my remote filesystem appear as a local folder on OS X (as per https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-sshfs-to-mount-remote-file-systems-over-ssh): ...
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Permissions corrupted in OS X

I have run sudo chown -R Ankur / by mistake and now some apps are not opening and there icons are also not visible. How can I fix this? Here are some snapshots:
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What is actually happens when moving a file onto/into another file?

I was trying to move some files to a directory, because of wrong destination directory path all files are moved to another file. Can I undo this action to get my files back? - Hopefully NO Is there ...
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OSXFUSE, BindFS and HFS+ extended file attributes

I use BindFS with OSXFUSE to mount some folders on an external drive on mount points within my user home folder. This is a sample line from my fstab: /Volumes/Content/Pictures ...
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How to create a Case Sensitive filesystem in 10.11.1?

How to create a Case Sensitive file system on a Mac? Here is a simple test: echo 'you should see this' > abc ; echo 'not just this twice' > ABC ; cat abc ABC you should see this not just this ...
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.afpDeleted* files, who's making them?

When I use ls, I get the following message. ls: .afpDeleted38045157: No such file or directory My svn fails in this directory with svn: E070008: Can't read directory 'current path': Partial ...
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Disable storage of invisible files “._” on my cfs or smb network storage

I use OS X Mavericks and have some company storage drives mounted (using smb or cfs). (smb://username@address.path.toserver.com/directory/data). When I work with files on the drive or copy files to ...
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Accessing/Viewing iTunes File Sharing Folders Locally on iPhone without Computer

I use a music application called Vox on my iPhone. Usually, when I want to transfer my iTunes music to it, I go on my computer, plug in my phone, open iFunBox, and put the music in its iTunes File ...
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Launching a new instance of something instead opening existing one?

Is it possible to have app launcher(Alfred or Spotlight) to launch a new instance of an app(Finder, Terminal) instead of taking me to existing instance? I know this question: How to make clicking on ...
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Access Parallels VM files

I just finished an install of my debian (7.8) on parallels virtual machine and I'd love to be able to share the linux folders with the osx platform. Any ideas on how that might be done ? Problem with ...
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How can I change permissions of mount point of a network resource on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)?

I want to give another user permission to a mount point of a network resource. The directory mode is 700 and the owner is, of course, the logged in user who created the mount point. I have programs ...
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Are .apple files potentially synonymous (or a wrapper to) .dmg files?

We lost a .dmg file on an harddrive. Our tech guy was able to recover files from the drive but not one of them is a .dmg file. But they are a lot of .apple file. Can the .dmg file we are looking for ...
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How do I rename a file in git that differs by case only?

In my git (Xcode) project, I committed a filename with improper case. Now I went to try to rename it, but when I commit, I get: fatal: Will not add file alias 'MyProject/MyFile.h' ...
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Multiple copies of files in need of deletion

I have maintained backups of 'All My Files' on an external secure shell card and have overwritten the originals several times. Now there are multiple copies of several files wherein they are labeled ...
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External disk - Unrecognized file system (-69846)

I have an external storage with 2TB that was working nicely. But since last week, when I unplugged the USB before eject it, the disk is not readable anymore. When I insert USB, I can actually see ...
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Mac Yosemite : Can I recover directories deleted via rm -rf

I was working in the terminal and I accidently deleted a directory by "rm -rf" Is there any utility which can recover files deleted via unix commands?
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Encrypt home directory only

I have a shared computer that is primarily for my use, but occasionally when I'm out of the office others would like to use it. These others require Administrator access to be able to install ...
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Why does OS X require admin privileges to unmount a drive from the terminal using `umount` but not when using Finder?

Anyone can unmount a usb drive from Finder by clicking on the "eject" icon next to it. However, only a user with administrative privileges can unmount a drive from the terminal using umount. Are ...
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Why do file transfers take a long time to stop?

I encounter this problem a lot, and I've also had it on Windows. It doesn't matter if it's over a network, or locally on a hard drive, but file transfers never stop when I click the stop button. They ...
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Creating files in /tmp changes default group ownership? We are supposed to stop using /tmp?

I just noticed: ~$ touch ~/home.txt ~$ touch /tmp/tmp.txt ~$ ls -l ~/home.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 jdough staff 0 Dec 2 15:09 /Users/jdough/home.txt ~$ ls -l /tmp/tmp.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Prevent recent files from mounting disk images

Files that are stored on mounted disk images show up in the Recent Files lists in my applications. If I unmount the disk image, and then choose a recent file, the disk image gets mounted ...
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XAMPP error figuring out?

I am using Google Drive to sync files for web projects that I am creating. I have a PC (Windows 7 and windows Vista) and a Mac (10.11.1). XAMPP allows you to run PHP programs and databases on your ...
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Different “free space” indications in Macintosh HD after upgrading to El Capitan

I wanted to know what was the free available space in my internal HD (I actually have a SSD). In Finder, if I trust the Show Info information (right click or cmd+I on Macintosh HD icon in the Finder ...
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Are the OSX Mavericks tags visible from the command line?

For example, suppose I have a directory structure such as /Users /tlehman /Math algebraic_varieties.tex [tagged: Math, Documentation] projective_geometry.pdf ...
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Altering screenshot filename

When taking a screenshot using the keyboard shortcut shift+command+3 it yields a screenshot with a filename of Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 3.25.36 PM.png. I would like to make a change so that the ...
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Uninstalling NTFS-3G and MacFUSE after upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan

After I upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan with NTFS-3G and MacFUSE installed, both programs stopped working. So I wanted to remove them and install Fuse for OS X instead. I still have the NTFS-3G ...
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How to create/write file under /usr in OS X 10.11 [duplicate]

I was going to compile a php extension using phpize, but it reported some files not found. I googled and found some solutions, In OS X 10.9, we can make a symbol link from ...
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Can I change the filesystem of a drive from ext4 to hfs+ without formatting?

So my one drive is ext4 formatted but I would like to read and write to it from OS X 10.9 The only thing I can do is use osxfuse 2.8.2 to make the drive read only at the moment.
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Show Date Created in Finder

My teacher doesn't believe that I did my homework, just because I did like 95% of it. So he thinks that I did it this morning and I want to prove to him that I did in fact do it last night @ 6 pm. ...
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Trace file reads and writes on os x?

I have something running that is syncing two directories. I want to turn it off but cannot figure out what it is. El Capitan, if that matters. Can someone provide a command or tool that will reliably ...
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Will the hard link file consume the same size of origin file?

already known that the hard link is just another name for linked file. But what upset me is that when select both the original file and the hard link file the size finder shows is doubled. So is it ...
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Mount some partitions without NTFS-3G

I have a portable UASP SSD that NTFS-3G doesn't support so it doesn't mount them. Is it possible to mount some partitions using the normal read-only NTFS driver in OS X (make NTFS-3G ignore them and ...