OS X (formerly Mac OS X) is the marketing name for Apple's computer OS. Note the proper pronunciation is "ohh ess ten" and not "oh ess ex".

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Why do some files in Mac OS X say 'Date Modified' as '24 January 1984 08:00'?

When I am copying files on a Macintosh, I notice that the folder says that its Modified/Created timestamp is 24 January 1984 08:00. Why is this particular timestamp is used? Is it something to do with ...
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Bash script with lock folder problems for large files

My script is: #!/bin/bash # Path to a lock folder LOCK_PATH="/Volumes/PROOFS_WATCH/copy.lock" trap 'rmdir "$LOCK_PATH"; exit' 1 6 15 if mkdir "$LOCK_PATH"; then echo "Lock file did not ...
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iMessage “Not Delivered” on my Macbook Pro Mid 2012

For starters here is my current setup: I have an iPhone 5s and a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 model with OSX 10.10.4. Recently I changed the storage to an SSD and with that change I started to set up ...
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Install Yosemite file

I need the file that says "Install OS X Yosemite." My mac can't download it because it is unsupported. Is there any way I can get the file. Thanks
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Is it feasible to take database out from within any iOS apps?

I would like to take out datasets stored under an iOS app, which I think is possibly a sql. The app is developed by a third-party company and is not the one I develop. Is it feasible in this case to ...
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How to deal with multiple volumes folder in OS X?

I'm fine-tuning the network in my little office... I've got multiple folders named HD1 across different machines... The problem I noticed is that when you connect to an AFP folder, it creates a ...
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Troubles with signing application on Mac OS

I am trying to sign my application with codesign command using --deep flag: $ codesign -s MyApp.app --deep I have 3 certificate on my machine: 1) Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certification ...
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Change refresh rate/resolution on Seiki 4k using Mac Pro via HDMI?

I have a late 2014 (current model) Mac Pro and I use a Seiki 50 inch 4k TV to for that computer (the seiki does 30hz at 4k and should do 120 at 1080p). I use the HDMI port on the Mac Pro to directly ...
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Startup very slow (10.6 / 10.9)

My dev workstation (MBP 2012, 2.5Ghz i5, 16Gb, 500Gb HDD) is incredibly slow booting up to the point I'm terrified of rebooting it. Every now and again it crashes or refuses to wake (maybe once every ...
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I accidentally removed all files with “rm -rf *”. How can I recover?

I accidentially deleted every single file in my home folder of my Mac using rm -rf * in iTerms. I intended just to clear one folder, but clearly did not know what I was doing. Yes feel free to laugh, ...
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internal ssd not detected (Late 2013) (detects/undetects preodically)

Hi I have macbook pro retina. Problem is my mac stops detecting SSD. It shows folder with a quesition mark. But afte some days (sometime after an hour) its starts detecting SSD. And everything(Data) ...
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How to ping to get full delay with VPN?

When I ping a host while connected through VPN, it doesn't add the delay to reach to my VPN first. Is there a way or parameter to get full millisecond delay to a specific host from my computer ...
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Mount Android device directly in Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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Mac Terminal (+bash +tmux +set-o vi) missing characters at end of line

Often when editing a historical bash command in vi mode (after pressing ↑), and then moving backwards in the text using b. When I begin editing the text after pressing i or a, the extra text I insert ...
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How Do I know which Version of Beta OS X I'm Running?

How do I know which Beta Version of OS X I'm running? When I check About this Mac it shows me that the name of the OS version is OS X El Capitan, the version if 10.11 and a beta, and it shows me the ...
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OpenVPN causes loss of WAN connection after returning from sleep

I'm trying to use OpenVPN to have a constant VPN connection on my 10.10.4 install. Currently I've setup OpenVPN via homebrew and as stated put an openvpn.conf in /etc/openvpn as the default profile ...
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Paralells Reports Missing Operating System with Windows 10 bootcamp Partition

I've installed Windows 10 Release Candidate on a brand new SSD drive. My Windows Bootcamp partition boots and runs correctly, but tends to crash ocassionaly. I believe this is due to bootcamp drivers ...
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About this Mac - Storage information on terminal

I am trying to reproduce the About this Mac - Storage window in the terminal. Is there any easy way to do this ? For the moment, the following commands are working (quite fast): mdfind kind:music ...
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Mail App still loses sound

I continue to lose my mail swooshing sound as well as new mail in inbox chime after working for 3-4 times. Restarting app and/or rebooting rarely works. Research shows this going back to 2009... why ...
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iCloud password prompt on OS X Yosemite startup

Whenever my MacBook Air starts up from shutdown (or on restart), once the Finder has started, it prompts me for my iCloud password, like this: As you can see there is no title or anything to ...
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Safari High Avg Energy Impact

Under the Energy Monitor, it always shows high Average Energy Impact (2000+) for Safari. Is this normal? I have attached the screenshots. Although I formatted the entire disk and reinstalled the OS, ...
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Bash script - Delay cp command until after file write is complete

cp /Folder1/*.mov /Folder2/ cp /Folder1/*.mov /Folder3 rm /Folder1/*.mov This runs every 60 seconds using Chron that copies any *.mov file from one folder to 2 other folders and then removes the ...
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Cut shortcut (cmd+x) doesn't work if I use the left cmd key (cmd+c does work with left cmd key!)?

Perhaps similar to Command+C (copy) with the left command key does not work, but command+c DOES work for me. They keyboard is an Apple US (with the 10-key), wired. I am using a razer mamba mouse (i ...
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OS X: Spontaneous Application Appearance

A friend of mine asked me to inspect her computer a while ago as she suspected that she may have some virus trouble. In part of my initial check of her computer (MacBook Pro OS X, probably Mavericks) ...
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Is it possible to open 2 different instances of Chrome with different tabs open?

I want to be able to open Chrome on my Mac, and have 2 instances open, each with different tabs. Is this possible on OS X? I know on Windows I could do this with Desktop shortcuts.
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Homebrew mass unstallation

Hello I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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Hackintosh Yosemite Not Installing At All [on hold]

I'm having big trouble in installing Yosemite-Zone on my PC. I have Acer Aspire E 15 start (specification: Processor- Intel Pentium quad core processor N3540 2.66GHz; Graphics-Intel HD Graphics; ...
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GUI/UI is messed up? (Lion)

Using Mac OSX 10.7.5. The contextual menu text is barely even visible. I have restored GUI files from a MacBook with a non-tampered with version of OSX (Modified files: SArtFile.bin, ArtFile.bin, ...
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There is Wifi in my logout-then-login screen

I'm using Yosemite 10.10.4, if I start Mac(press power button and boot), everything is ok, there is user list in login screen. If you click the user, then password input will appear, after input ...
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what is the way to group and/or “select all edits” command in Preview 8.0

I mistakenly and very quickly did a keyboard command to select all edits [as opposed to select all, which otherwise makes the whole doc light blue]-- anybody know these features and how to command ...
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How best to isolate my development environment on OS X?

What is the current best practice for setting up a development environment on OS X? I recently got a new Mac with OS X 10.10, Yosemite. I'm familiar with homebrew, and from my Linux experience, ...
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How to change the location of property files?

I did the process to change my username and home folder, then delete the old user folder, but some properties files keep reappearing under the old folder name under ...
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How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach?

How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach? I have an encrypted sparsebundle (test.sparsebundle) and it's password is "test", with no quotes. I'd like to automate opening that file. I have tried ...
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Immobilise Desktops

I want to make my Desktops stay in an order that I want. I want to have my first 3 Desktops locked and others dynamic in example: I'm working on Desktop1. When an app is full screen the app is ...
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How to make Font size equal to 15 in Terminal on Yosemite?

Here are the configuration settings for the Terminal app in Yosemite. It shows that I can set font size to the distinct values given in Terminal. How can I set it to some other in-between value ...
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I get an error every time I open terminal on my mac

I've been getting this error for the past couple of months and I wonder if it's a major issue, and how do I fix it? When I open terminal on my Mac I get this bash error: ~bash: ...
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Notes Application terminating on every startup

I have been a heavy-user of the build in Notes Application on OS X for a couple of months now. I am running Yosemite 10.10.4. But suddenly the App crashed on every startup. This is the error message I ...
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Lost Pages file in iCloud after update to Yosemite

Recently I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite and after that all of my Pages files which were saved in iCloud in my MacBook are lost and I can't find them in in my MacBook or in icloud.com online. Is ...
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What is the /~ file on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

In the root directory of my Mac (10.10.4) I see a file named just ~ (tilde): $ ls -l /~ -rw------- 2 root wheel 2187264 Mar 23 22:33 /~ file just reports it as "data". For reference, here are ...
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How to create a 'Sharing Only' account via terminal in OS X?

I'm attempting to create a 'Sharing Only' account in an OS X app. I've tried code based on examples like these: Can user accounts be managed via the command line? What steps are needed to create a ...
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Hot Corners Yosemite don't work any more

My Macbook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, doesn't respond to Hot Corners any more. Also, if one application is set to full screen, the Finder keeps stuck / doesn't follow if I change ...
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OSX Minimize trigger area to show dock

I have my dock auto-hiding and when I hover my pointer in the area where the dock would have been it pops up again. I want it to show when I hit the bottom of the screen with my pointer, not just the ...
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OSX 10.10, “Preview” printing

OSX 10.10, How do I get "Preview" to print the File Titles along with the "picture"?
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What is the Correct 'pf' Syntax for an 'iptables' Port Redirection Rule

I am looking to implement a rule like the following iptables rule on my Mac, to redirect traffic from my development workstation (hosting a development copy of a Ruby on Rails project) to another host ...
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Is there a way to configure user account for different uses?

I am a marketer by profession and am currently learning to program in AngularJS. I also like to make music using various programs. For marketing I need Evernote, Skitch, and TextExpander running in ...
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AppleScript application works not as UIElement

my AppleScript that contains on quit-Handler works if it is visible. If I add to the Info.plist-file of the application the Application is agent (UIElement) with YES. Then the application doesn't ...
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what is this strange bar on Finder, Mac?

well it can be resized and just shown up when finder is activated. how to remove it?
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iterm 2 is not working i was config sublime text 2 [on hold]

https://gist.github.com/artero/1236170 i have done this but after that i won't able to access on iterm2 and unable to create the server of rails.. please help ASAP]1
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Sending data to serial port and audio device from command line

I am looking to create a scripts that does the following: Send data to a non-standard serial port, in my case /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART. Plays an audio file to a non-standard audio device, in my case a ...
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SystemUIServer, loginwindow, etc, not responding, coreaudiod 200%+

Suddenly yesterday I started getting all the symptoms described in this article: http://hackabanana.de/blog/loginwindow-systemuiserver-not-responding-osx-wont-start/ The symptoms After login ...