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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How to make identical rsync copy that passes manual MD5 checksum?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 rsync version 3.1.2 md5sha1sum installed Items that I’m trying to copy and verify is 10+ GB folder containing 5000 files and 800 subfolders. No system files. Not sure if the ...
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How to access devices on 2 different 10/24 networks when using 2 active VPN connections?

After a company is sold to different parties, you might end up with a situation where the old 10.0.0.0/8 network is split in two or more different networks, like 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.1.0/24. Now I ...
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Is there a way to check the system details of a Macbook against a database?

If you run system_profiler SPHardwareDataType in Terminal on a Macbook you get information like so: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3 Processor Name: ...
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I have a recovery partition but OS X doesn't use it for recovery

I need to start my El Capitan OS X in Recovery Mode to run csrutil disable. When I restart holding cmdR the Mac directly boots to Internet Recovery Mode. But I need a local recovery partition because ...
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AirDrop shardingd error

Trying to debug AirDrop issues on the mac with an iPad mini 4th gen (both up-to-date). Basically on the Mac I can see the iPad (most of the time) and I can transfer files, however I can never see the ...
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Run Automator script when new files are added

I'm trying to make an automator script to import photos in Photos.app that are in my DropBox folder. Nothing spectacular you'd say - true. But I can't get it to work. On a change in the folder, the ...
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Use AppleScript to send all emails in a folder at a certain time

I'd very much like to please develop an AppleScript to send all emails inside a specific mailbox whenever it is run. Then I can create a mailbox called "9AM", place emails inside there, and with a ...
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Problems with screen share on Mac OSX

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and 2013 Mac Mini. My local network has 2 routers attached: a Sky Hub and TP-Link. The Sky Hub is the main router with DHCP and Wi-Fi active. The TP-Link acts as a WiFi ...
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Migration merging of 2 backups running different OS X

I have a new Mac running Yosemite restored from my Time Machine backup disk and would like to merge/add apps from another mac backup with El Capitan as it OS X. Is this possible to do this while still ...
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El Capitan - Why did Xcode run when seemingly not installed?

I updated Xcode after updating to El-Capitan. I had a problem with the Xcode update, where it hung at either "Waiting", or "Installing". I seemingly fixed the update by removing Xcode in the ...
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How to insert page number starting from custom index in Pages 5.6.1

I am having a project work which is split up as 10 different documents (each one is assumed to be a chapter). The first document has 12 pages, and I inserted page numbers and things are fine till this ...
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OS X El Capitan download button is grayed out

I'm currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and trying to upgrade to OS X El Capitan. I'm in the App Store on the OS X El Capitan page: ...
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How to safeguard OS X Drive from accidents

While browsing i found this question Accidentally used dd on my main OSX drive Is there a way to safeguard or block these kinds of things to even run specially on my OS X Drive? Also noticed that ...
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main partition 'not mounted' problem

After crashing, main partition is greyed out and 'not mounted'. Here's the detailed info on this disk: I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro Retina (early 2013), so I could run some specific ...
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change HTTP headers of Chrome and Firefox

Browsers send HTTP Accept headers. This is an example of one: text/html, */*; q=0.01 gzip, deflate en-US,en;q=0.8,sl;q=0.6 You can get yours here. How can I change curent headers from terminal app ...
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include additional executables in Mac-App-Store application?

Is it possible to include additional executables (custom builds of Mongo-DB, PHP-FPM, Node.JS and NGINX) in my Mac application and publish to the Mac App Store? I have been searching a lot the ...
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How to launch an application after a specific Disc was mounted using Automator

I'm newbie in Automator. There are many examples for simple actions. But I could not find examples or documentation for launching some applications after a specific disk was mounted. It will be very ...
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How to open current folder in ForkLift from command line?

I know how to open it in Finder: open . But, how can I open it in ForkLift?
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change firefox proxy from terminal

How can I change proxy for Firefox from Terminal app? Not the whole computer proxy settings (the ones in Network tab), but just Firefox's.
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How can I disable animation when switching desktops in El Capitan?

I would like to disable the switching animation when switching the desktop in mac os El Capitain. Do you know how to do that? Thank!
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AppleScript Remove Safari Cache but keep cookie and history

I want to get rid of Safari cache and website data but keep cookies and history. The script will be added to my computer startup script for optimizing the system performance. I was considering this ...
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Turn off full screen default in OSX 10.10 or 10.11

Ive recently updated from 10.9 to 10.10 i like most things in 10.10, but really dislike the way it defaults to full screen mode. I know you can get around this with by holding alt when clicking the ...
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OSX floating text screensaver from command line

Everyone, I'm on OSX 10.10.3 I've tried a variety of different ways to change the message for the "message" screen saver. So when I change it through the GUI, at least the following plist files are ...
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Limit frame rate on specific apps? (speedhack)

I'm working on an application that tests a player's reaction speed level by level, however I'm having difficulties implementing higher levels as my own reaction speed is only average. Is there any way ...
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How to automat the selection of usb disk based on size

I am trying to automate a process where teachers delete content on memory sticks with different name then put the right content back (same each time) and rename the memory stick to UDISK. I want to ...
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Suspicious warning about a Kernel Extension

This morning i received this warning from BlockBlock about a new kernel extension being installed. I'm running OS X 10.11.4. I looked up on google and found out that it could be related to a ...
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Renew Active Directory Roaming Profile?

We have a problem with a Mac where the best solution seems to be to renew the user profile on the machine. But the thing is, it's a shared network account (Active Directory) with roaming enabled and I ...
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How to enable touch on the bottom edge of the trackpad?

Apple disables an area along the bottom edge from responding to touch. How do we enable this area? (In Linux, with the synaptics driver, we can control the area that is responsive and set it to the ...
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Partition problem on OS X

I need help with partitions. Basically every time I try and create a 160 GB partition, OS X creates a 50 GB partition that I didn't ask for. I can't add those 50 GB back to my startup disk, because it ...
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Calling Python 3 script from AppleScript

I have a Python 3 script that I'd like to add as a Service using Automator. The idea is that I can right click on a text file, and an option will display to run my script on said file. The shebang ...
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System Integrity Protection (SIP) creating problem for oci_connect(): OCIEnvNlsCreate()

After I upgraded my OS to El Capitan (which comes with SIP), I am getting error in oci_connect() Warning: oci_connect(): OCIEnvNlsCreate() failed. There is something wrong with your system - ...
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Batch compress multiple folders into individual (but split) zip files

I have numerous folders that I need to compress into individual zip files but each zip archive needs to be split if it would be bigger than, say, 500MB. This answer, Batch compress multiple folders ...
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El Capitan, can't rsync, tar, cp certain files on Promise raid

First off: I'm a Linux Admin, but have to do a few MacOS things around the place (had very little exposure to it previously). One of the tasks I have is to take a backup-copy of a 10TB Promise ...
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Hide files of single extension from command line in Python

My script is as follows (and used to work but no longer does): #!/usr/bin/env python # encoding: utf-8 import os, subprocess path = "/path/to/dir/" # write your own path here hide_files = True for ...
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How can I download a video off Safari 9.1? (not YouTube)

How can I download a video off of Safari 9.1 and export it into iMovie? The video is not from YouTube.
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Macports force-activate all ports

When trying to install SciTE sudo port install scite port stops at Error: org.macports.activate for port gettext returned: Image error: /opt/local/bin/autopoint already exists and does not ...
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The optical photoconductor needs to be replaced - printing issue

I am trying to print and continue to get this error. I'm on a macbook air running El Capitan. I work in an office and everyone else is printing fine. Any solutions?
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Share menu options disabled in Photos

Using Photos 1.5 on OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, all options in the share contextual menu are disabled. However, other applications that use the Share Menu, for example, Safari, work fine. In the ...
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Does “Masters” folder in Photos package contain everything?

Theres a folder called /Masters in the Mac Photos App, when you "Show Package Contents". I was wondering if this contained all Photos and Video including Hidden content. One recommended way I've seen ...
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AirPlay menu bar icon shows up and disappears

When ever I turn on the wifi on my Mac, the AirPlay icon in the top menu bar will appear a few seconds and disappear. This on/off behavior keeps on going for some time after. I find this a little bit ...
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where are kindle files stored on OSX El Capitan?

So, I followed many if not all of the comments along this thread, but none appear to be working. Most likely cause is because of El Capitan settings. But there must be a way to locate them. The ...
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El Capitan Mac: /usr/bin/login tries to run /bin/false

Just upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan, and I started out with an Emacs problem: it wouldn't launch from the Emacs.app icon, complaining that it couldn't find /bin/false. I tracked this down to ...
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can't rename HD

My son's mac running 10.11 has the hard drive named this curie HD""""""""""" copying and pasting reveals lots of spaces after the sequence of " characters. I can't rename the HD in Finder. Every ...
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Fresh OS X install, cleanly manage terminal applications going forward

I just got a new Hard Drive and installed a fresh copy of El Capitan on it. I'm a computer programmer and use a ton of terminal commands. Is there anything I can / should do now that my computer has a ...
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Macbook Pro USB 3.0 ExpressCard snail slow

I have an old MacBookPro3,1 to which I've added an ExpressCard/34 USB 3.0 adapter. The card is recognised by OS X out of the box, but when I connect a device to it I can't talk to it unless I wait ...
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Unable to clear Xcode from Trash. Force clear in Terminal returns permission error?

Since the App Store seemed stuck with updating Xcode to 7.3, I have decided to delete it and reinstall. However, after moving Xcode to the Trash, it refused to be cleared and instead be stuck on the ...
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Offline installation of El Capitan from a Windows machine?

My macbook pro OS X is broken behind repair and I need to re-install the OS X. Unfortunately it seems the online installation is not working, because it stops downloading about half way through and ...
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Terminal command to turn off mirroring options for displays in Mac?

Is there a terminal command to turn off the the option to "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available" dialog box in the Displays section of System Preferences on Mac? This setting is found ...
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NO LOGINS: System going down … stuck and won't shutdown

I issued a remote SSH shutdown command to a headless Mac server. However, the server is not shutting down and I can no longer access the server with SSH, I get this message: NO LOGINS: System ...
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Folder-based foto management software for local use

You'd think that there is more than enough foto management software out there. But for quite a while now, I have struggled to find MacOS software suitable for my requirements. The management ...