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Attempting to run find command gives “Permission denied”

I am attempting to obtain a list of applications on my Mac using find to search for *.app. However, when running the command, I get a lot of Permission denied messages, as below. The computer is mine ...
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Is there any app for OS X that remind me sentences cyclically?

Im studying for the GRE and while im at the computer checking other stuff i would like that OS X remind me some notes on the lateral side of the screen every hour or every 3 hours, do anybody know if ...
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Application is working but can't selecting it

I am experiencing new problem in Snow leopard, the application is working because whenever I click on it's icon at the dock it not showing "force quit" but I couldn't go into the application, I can ...
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Viewing/Changing App paths used by `open -a foo.app …`

When using open -a iTerm.app SOMEPATH from a shell-script or Emacs eshell command, it appears to launch a different instance of iTerm than the one in /Applications/iTerm.app that I'd expect. ...
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how to programatically backup apps in iphone

I wanted to write a program that backups the apps installed on my iphone, when it is connected to a computer. How to proceed on this? Preferably I am looking for .ipa files. Is there a way for it?
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What is the icon on the desktop after I install an application?

I am very very new to Mac. Here is my question: I have downloaded VLC player and then I clicked on the dmg file. I moved the VLC icon to Applications folder in the opening window. Now when I start ...
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How to prevent the application launched in Terminal from undesirably exiting?

I launch applications from the Terminal with commands like this one : /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail & The important part is the &. For Unix / Linux / Solaris : I have ...
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A calendar app that shows different projects side by side in columns?

I want to find an app (preferably for OSX and iOS) that shows all my different project calendars side by side in columns. For several years now, I've been using a spreadsheet: Every row is one day, ...
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How to clear OSX cached applications?

I'm having a very strange bug with an application. I've tried to update it but it keeps showing up the old version. I've tried deleting it too, but when I run open -a MyApplication.app it opens it ...
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What is the difference between 'Application' and 'Process' in OS X?

As I increasingly dabble with AppleScript and OS X tweaking in general, I arrive at this question: What is the difference between these two words in terms of OS X's inner operations - e.g. do some ...
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1answer
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Block an application's read/write access to a specific file in OS X?

The premise is this: I have an app which has been set in its code to only run on OS X versions 10.4 to 10.9.2. (When I try to install it, it gives a message "This version of ____ is for Mac OS X 10.4 ...
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2answers
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Hide Adium (or any other app's) icon in the dock

I find it really annoying how the Adium icon is always at the dock being useless: because to open the contact list, you can just use the status bar item, (the dock icon is just a waste of space ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to submit not sandboxed app to the Mac App Store

I have an AppleScript Cocoa application that does a lot of shell scripts like kill or chflags. Is there any way I can try to send it on review to MAS and get it approved? According to Wikipedia: ...
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1answer
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Avoiding all apps reopening when OS X crashes

Sometimes my computer will crash and restart due to unknown errors. It usually happens when I'm working on something so a few apps are open. OS X has this annoying feature where it tries to reopen all ...
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Circuit simulator tool for OS X?

Anyone know any circuit simulator tool for OS X like Simulink or Proteus?
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Suggestions for a Comprehensive Network Monitoring Solution

We are looking for something that can provide a view (GUI or CLI) of all network traffic on our network. We are running all Apple computers, with SonicWall routers. Essentially, we'd like to have ...
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1answer
39 views

What are stub applications?

I am trying to understand how and where Java is installed on my Mac (Mavericks this time) and I found this question and answers: Need help understanding Oracle's Java on Mac — Stack Overflow Here ...
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1answer
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Should I have two iBooks apps for iOS and Mac?

I have iBooks 3.2 on iTunes (and my iPad) and iBooks 1.0.1 on my Mac (OS X 10.9.2) in the Dock. Do you have one iBooks app 1.0.1 for computer and iBooks app 3.2 for iTunes and iOS devices?
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1answer
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Script to check Software Version

Hi i'm tryin to write a script to check software version. I want to pass my own variables, which are name of the Application and Version. Here's a copy. It's not working for me currently... i'm a ...
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1answer
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How can I run a application in Automator?

I want to run an application in Automator but there is no run program. Operating system and stuff: OS X Lion 10.7.5 Automator 2.2.4 Memory: 3GB
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1answer
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Open an application after wake from sleep

Is is possible for an application to open up after waking up your MacBook? So I have this application that I want it to open every time that I wake up my Macbook from sleep.
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1answer
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Downloading unofficial applications with developer ID signature [closed]

Recently I have download a suite application from a torrent. The application installation was the "official" application installer plus a configuration file that was replaced the official ...
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1answer
78 views

How can I find out how much internet data each app has used?

There are a number of PC apps that do the trick, I've read trying to find one for mac. But none seem to do it for mac (Mountain Lion). I have Little Snitch already and tried putting lsof -P -i -n | ...
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Manage links handling in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

How can I manage the way my OS handles different links? For example I have several site specific apps (those in reality just launch a separate Chrome instance limited to the url, for example ...
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2answers
607 views

Alfred: How to get Alfred to run a terminal command?

I often need to run multiple copies of an app, like VLC. For this I use the terminal and run a command similar to: open -n /Applications/VLC.app How can I create a shortcut with Alfred to run this ...
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1answer
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Launch “Printer Setup Utility” from terminal

Background Trying to load the Printer Setup Utility on OSX Mavericks from the terminal. This is for a setup app which has streamlined interfaces for setting it up. What I've Tried I've tried going ...
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Notes.app on OS X crashing whenever I make an edit in the iOS app

Notes.app on OS X crashes whenever I make an edit in the iOS app and it syncs back down to my Mac. When it crashes, I just open up the app again, and everything is synced up and works perfectly. The ...
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OS X RDP server application

I am searching for a RDP implementation on OS X, but can't find any. Does OS X have an RDP implementation application?
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1answer
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Do OS-X app bundles always contain Info.plist - CFBundleExecutable?

I wonder if OS-X app bundles always have a Info.plist - CFBundleExecutable configuration? Thank you in advance for answers.
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1answer
68 views

Icons remains the same after I have changed the default program for opening the file

I have just uninstalled a program from my new mac. The program was making itself default to open all .r files. I installed a new program, and I maked it default for opening .r files, but the old icon ...
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Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
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149 views

Is Mac Informer safe?

I am considering an application called Mac Informer. Is this application safe?
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1answer
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Safe Mac-bundles up-to-date?

I like the idea of mac bundles where a group of awesome apps are offered in a very good price. I did bought some bundles before and I would like to know, which is the safiest way of tracking such as ...
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Looking for a decent time-tracking application for Mac

I am a freelance graphic designer and need to track the time spent on projects so I can bill my clients accordingly. There are a ton of services and applications out there but somehow none of them ...
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set default browser (all users) from CL?

Is it possible to set the default web browser for the computer (i.e. for all users) from the command line? If I understand correctly, individual users' browser preferences are stored in ...
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Applying finder tags to applications - What are the consequences?

I'm trying to put Maveric's new feature - Finder Tags - to a good use, so I have a bunch of installed applications, some I have read/write permissions but for some others I don't (All apps installed ...
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3rd party apps won't load in os x 10.8.5

Today none of my 3rd party apps (quickbooks2012, pixelmator, transmit, firefox, etc) would not load. I would get one bounce on the icon and nothing more, no error msg or anything. The apps are on an ...
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Possible to monitor URLs an application is connecting to?

I'm relatively new to the wondrous world of Apple and Mac OS X so please bear with me.. I have an application which I would like to see which URLs it is "connecting" or "communicating" with. Is that ...
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How can I create 'gch.app' such that “open -a gch page.html” works like “open -a Google\ Chrome page.html”?

I type open -a all the time from the terminal, and more often than not the application I want is Google Chrome.app, so I end up entering things along the lines of: open -a Google\ Chrome ...
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1answer
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codesign reports invalid Info.plist on an app dl'ed from the internet. Has the app been possibly compromised?

I downloaded an app from github (mac2imgur), and it refused to run. $ codesign -vv mac2imgur.app mac2imgur.app: invalid Info.plist (plist or signature have been modified) In architecture: x86_64 It ...
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MacOS, differences between running a bundled app and running the bundle's executable

Can someone elaborate the differences in OSX between running a bundled application by doing one of the following: double-clicking on it search for it and run it from spotlight open ...
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2answers
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How can I close apps properly/shutdown the system via ssh?

I need to know if there's a proper way to close apps via ssh and if it's posible shut down the system without the sudo halt or sudo init 0 (because I think those ways are not good for the system when ...
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283 views

Can you override a Mac app's OS X version compatibility checking?

I am wanting to use this app in Mavericks, but the following message pops up when trying to run it, '...[App] is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.9.1': I am thinking that the app will work just ...
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2answers
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Are there any apps which will “watch” constantly and trigger actions when I type a certain string?

Good sirs. Coming from Windows-land, I'm trying to figure out what it is possible to do with my new laptop. Using autohotkey (windows), I was able to open documents, launch apps, etc, by typing any ...
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Shortcut to Eclipse in /Applications

I just downloaded Eclipse for OS X. I managed to run it, but I want to put it directly in /Applications: I don't want to place the eclipse folder, which has inside it the Eclipse.app, inside ...
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2answers
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Two Version of an Application

Creating two directories in /Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/ with slightly different names and just changing the name to the one recognized by the application works, however, this takes ...
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how to pack python package that includes python scripts and bash scripts for OSx as pythonTool.app?

I have made a python tool which I want to share with users. I tried Automator, and it works but in that I used Application > Run Shell Script in which I hard coded the path to my python script, but ...
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1answer
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Buying in the Mac App Store for the enterprise

We're looking to buy an app in the Mac App Store (iBarcoder) for our graphic designers using Macs, and after read this article on Macworld.com, we're not too sure how to go about it. Does that ...
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1answer
297 views

How to add a Python application to OS X right-click menu?

I have made a Python-based application that plays a slideshow. I want to add shortcut on the right-click menu of a folder and play the slideshow. How can I achieve this?
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Clipboard manager for Mac that doesn't use any cloud service

I'm looking for a clipboard manager app/tool for Mac (Mavericks) that does not use any cloud service for saving/syncing data. I mean that it doesn't save my content on any cloud server, but on my ...