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". it is be replaced by macOS to match its the format of watchOS, tvOS, and ios.

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command line update of python3

I have both python 2.7 and 3.5.1 installed in my Mac (El Capitan). I left version 2.7 as per this recommendation. Now I would like to update version 3.5.1 to the latest one but from the command line. ...
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-bash: /usr/bin/svn: No such file or directory

I am trying to upgrade my svn version. So I deleted older binary sudo rm /usr/bin/svn Then I installed svn brew install svn And linked it too athakur:home athakur$ brew link --overwrite ...
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How to force dialog windows to be displayed in front?

When I open a zenity dialog window with bash, the window is always displayed in the background rather than in front of the terminal window. For example zenity --info --title='Just a title' --text='...
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Can't find installed software

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I've tried all sorts of things, and need help. I needed to use some software from the internet, so I got some installers for them. All of them are .dmg and ...
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Problem with configuring pfctl

I am trying to set up banner checking in Masscan. Link to GitHub page The problem is that masscan contains its own TCP/IP stack separate from the system you run it on. I need to firewall the port ...
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How to create Wifi hotspot on OS X 10.11.5 and share Internet Connection from another Wifi network?

I want to connect to wifi network A, create hotspot wifi network B and share internet from A to B. I did it on Windows using mHotspot utility before. But how to do it on OS X?
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How do I maintain/extend the user access control from my internal hdd on an external hdd?

I attached an external Firewire HDD do my iMac and want to maintain or extend the user accounts and group structure that I have setup on my internal HDD to my external HDD. How do I go about that? Is ...
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Batch copy time creation and modification date from files using OSX

First of all, I have asked the same question at stack overflow, but I am not sure if it's right over there. That's why I decided to post it here, too. t'm having a hard time trying to copy the ...
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Windows 10 Bootcamp Partition Unseen By OS X

I've look around here and Apple's support community, but can't find my exact issue. I recently reinstalled Windows 10 to my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012), added a partition to start on installing Linux, and ...
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How do I clear Google Chrome's DNS cache entirely?

Chrome is quite aggressive about caching HTTP responses. I assume this is for speed. However, for a web developer such as myself, this can often be problematic, since pages I work on often change a ...
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How to run OS X 10.10 install via command line?

I am trying to create a script that wipes/partitions the hard drive of old macs and reinstalls OS X so that I do not have to click through the user interface. I can run wipe the disk, but I cannot ...
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Mavericks on a MacBook 4,1 [on hold]

I've tried SFOTT o cannot get it to work. Someone please help me my specs are: Core 2 duo 2.1ghz 4gb of ram X1300 144mb 120 gb hdd Please someone help me I don't want to give up
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How To Give Each User Separate Applications Folder

I just got a used Mac mini and am currently setting it up for me and my family to use. Before this, the only Mac in the house was my MacBook Pro and very rarely did anyone else use it, so I had the ...
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How to make my Mac sleep when I close the lid while connected to an external display? [duplicate]

Having an external monitor connected prevents my Mac from sleeping when I close the lid. Is there any way to opt out this feature?
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What point is there in using an everyday non-admin account on OS X?

This piece of advice is old but is coming back into fashion. I have seen it a lot recently, on a number of Mac websites or forums. "Your ‘everyday’ user account should not be an admin account. It ...
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launchctl gives permission error

I have a user named 'tv' (OS X 10.11.5) and I have these files in /Users/tv/Library/LaunchAgents/ # ls -lsa /Users/tv/Library/LaunchAgents/ total 16 0 drwxr-xr-x 4 tv staff 136 Jun 24 20:46 . 0 ...
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misson control 3 finger swipe animations not working

I'm running OS X 10.11.5 and every time I swipe upwards or downwards with three fingers there is no animation mission control just appears, I have multiple users on my macbook pro and this problem ...
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Accessing automount causes Finder (and other apps) to hang if server is offline

I use an Ubuntu server with SMB shares, and access them from a Macbook running OS X El Capitan 10.11.15 using auto mount. Sometimes the server is not available because I shut it down, or I'm away ...
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Cannot Enable Jounraling (OSX Lion 10.7.5)

so I am trying to enable journaling on my main disk. I booted up from a thumb drive with OSX installed on it and opened disk utility, and the button enable journaling is greyed out and unclickable. It ...
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smbd and diskarbitrationd high CPU when writing on network-shared device

I've got a couple of Macbooks shared via network. I can easily spot them in the Finder. Let's say on Macbook A I have connected an external hard drive (My Passport 1TB) and I want to read and write ...
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When locking screen on OS X Chrome cancels downloads

When I lock my screen using cmdalteject while Chrome is downloading, the download is canceled. I get back to my computer and see that download is not active. I also noticed that video streams I'm ...
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Need help in figuring out why my MacBook (mid 2012) crashes even after reinstalling ElCapitan

My MB Pro mid 2012 is crashing since already some time quite often. ~2 years ago I put in 16GB Ram and a Samsung Evo SSD, no problems after that. Just recently those "crashes" started to appear. What ...
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Layout broken across all websites in Safari

Every websites layout is messed up. An example of BBC News can be seen above. I have attempted multiple troubleshooting methods recommended online such as uninstalling AdBlock however none of these ...
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“Startup disk” in “About this Mac”

I noticed that on when I go into "About this Mac" on my iMac I see a parameter named "Startup disk" while on my MacBook I do not... Is this because I have multiple disks in my iMac and only one in the ...
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Restart download Mac OS X (macOS) Sierra, Developer Preview version

My download of macOS Sierra (Developer Preview, see press release) began downloading, appearing in the Launchpad app. But then got interrupted. It failed to restart, so I deleted the icon in Launchpad ...
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MacBook Pro installation failure (recovery, internet, or disk)… what now?

Inherited a MacBook Pro (2010 MacBook6,1 17"). Starts up fine, but wouldn't boot - no operating system found. Hard drive does not appear to be bad (see details below) but I can't seem to get it to ...
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After update OS X EI Capitan, external hard disk format changed

I always use the same external hard disk on my Mac formatted as OS X Extended (Journaled). After upgrading my OS, it's recognized as NTFS volume now. What should I do?
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How to export Reminders task to Todoist?

Is there a way to export or synchronize Reminders tasks to Todoist?
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Any shortcut to go to user account window? [duplicate]

Is there any keyboard shortcut to go here? EDIT: This script does not work on run {input, parameters} (* Login menu has to be the last! *) tell application "System Events" tell process ...
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Unexpected Error When Opening Drop Box

I am on an iMac using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.4. When I attempt to open Dropbox from my Applications folder, I continue to receive the error "An unexpected error occurred. Please try again ...
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How can I change sleep mode's wallpaper?

I could change the wallpaper of the user accounts's window: By modifying /Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.png But I also want to change the wallpaper of the sleep mode's window: Do you ...
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Is there any way to look at and modify the Application Layer Firewall via the command line?

We have an issues where an application changed it's service name and UAC prompted users to allow or deny, and a lot of users clicked deny. If users go in to system preferences, security, firewall and ...
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Exception in thread “main” java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError (Trying run Alda on OS X)

I've hit a wall with trying to get Alda to run on OS X. It's an executable I downloaded from here; then, as per the installation guide on GitHub, I ran chmod +x alda on it, and then moved it to my /...
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Afloat App - how to click on overlays when I need to

I am using an app named Afloat on my Mac. It has the option to make windows an 'overlay' which floats on top of other windows and the clicks fall through. I want the clicks to fall through most of ...
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Change keyboard layout each time the application starts

I need to change keyboard layout each time I start an application (more specifically Steam game called Awesomenauts). How can I do it automatically? The problems are: I can't launch this ...
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Tried to compile asm code with a C wrapper, but following message appeared: [on hold]

I was trying to compile an assembly code with a C wrapper code using gcc compiler, but instead of creating an object file the following message appeared: > Adams-MacBook-Pro:Adam ...
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Numbers: checking if cell with specific text exists

Prerequisites I have some tables with cells like so: Also, I have some more tables like so: Objective Note the YES and NO. in the Included column in the Example Requirements table. You ...
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macOS Sierra: Allow applications downloaded from anywhere?

In previous versions of the OS in the security pane, you are provided an option of: But in this version there is no option of anywhere: I assume this is due to it being a pre-release build. Is ...
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Flash Local Shared Object storage security issue?

I have encountered some strange behavior when navigating through the flash Local Shared Object folders on my computer running OS X version 10.11.5 The behavior is as follows: Navigate to the base ...
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Location of the resource files for the spinning wait cursor?

For a presentation I am making, I want to find my Mac's system's default "Spinning Wait Cursor" resources. I was told that the cursors are in here: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices....
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Mac App SQLDeveloper stuck in Dock after application closed, Process killed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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Brew doctor asking to update xcode, while its already updated

When I run brew doctor It says Warning: Your Xcode (6.4) is outdated Please update to Xcode 7.3.1. Xcode can be updated from the App Store. While I already have latest XCode cli, which I found ...
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OSX El Capitan reset the number of Spaces

Is there a way of "resetting" the number of desktop Spaces in Mission Control in El Capitan? I'm working on a previous co-workers Mac Pro, and somehow mission control has....325 desktop Spaces... I ...
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How to prevent KeyRepeat settings from typing repeated keys when no key is depressed

Initially, my issue was that I could not type a series of the 'A' character by holding down shift-a. Instead, I was presented with a bubble above the held letter for all sorts of 'A's with umlauts, ...
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OS X 10.11, El Capitan, regularly almost freezes when Safari is open

On OS X 10.11, El Capitan, Safari regularly almost freezes. It usually happens on the same sites: Gmail and YouTube. I have to kill Safari and sometimes I even have to reboot the system. Sometimes it ...
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Finder Error 36 with SMB, not with CIFS

I have the following problem with a client's infrastructure: When a network share is mounted using the SMB protocol (via the "go to -> connect to server" function in finder), Finder displays an error ...
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disable force touch for specific apps

I tend to force touch text in my text editor (brackets) and it is very annoying to have the system switching to the dictionary app. I don't want to disable it because i still use it, but is there a ...
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Why is my OS install taking 8 days and still at 0%?

My problem is what the title says. It's a fresh install. I formatted the hard-drive before I began. I'm down-loading from interwebz; no USB. It says I'm connected to the correct WI-FI. I've tried ...
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Is there a problem is closing the lid of a MacBook Pro when using an external monitor?

I am using an external monitor and the only way (that doesn't involve jumping through hoops) to turn off the MacBook Pro monitor is to close the lid. Does closing the lid causes any problems? I have ...
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Locate and Clone OSX HD

Hopefully this is a relevant subject matter :D I'm hoping you all can help, or at least set me off in a better direction.. I have a MacBook Air that I've recently unpacked (from a box.. Moving house)...