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Unpacking .bundle files via terminal

There's a known method for unpacking .bundle by going to Show Package Contents, but what if that option is unavailable? There is a solution that works for .pkg files by using the pkgutil --expand ...
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I deleted /usr/local/bin on my Mac. Is there any way I can see what was installed there?

I accidentally ran rm -rf /usr/local/bin. Yes, I know, I'm an idiot. Is there anything short of attempting to run every single application on my Mac to see what applications need to be reinstalled?
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Tmux hampers osascripts display notification

I like to show notifications from scripts using osascript -e 'display notification "Some text"'. This works fine from the plain shell but it stop working when in tmux. It just doesn't show the ...
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Print file from terminal via smb

So UI printing fails with no reason as always. I hope that I can get more details by printing from command line. Tried smbutil print //user@host/share file got: smbutil: unknown command print ...
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Need help using Homebrew 'Services' command

I installed MongoDB using homebrew recently. A few articles on the web advise to start mongo using the following command, brew services start mongo But when I use this command, I get the following ...
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View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
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Home folder name changed but terminal prompt is still showing last name

I changed the name of my home folder in 2 ways. First I change it using the instructions from the official Apple website: sudo mv /Users/old_name /Users/new_name and then I also changed it going to ...
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Launchd starts event 40 seconds later?

I've created a .plist file, which should act as system daemon (global with root user). This .plist file listens to the settings directory for changes like changing network settings. When this happens ...
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How to sign in Messages app in Mac Mavericks from terminal

Is it possible to sign in Message app from terminal ? When I search for it, I only see on how to send imessage from terminal. Thus, how can I do that ?
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Why does my brew installation not work?

I installed brew before, but it does not work now. When I run brew, it gives me the error -bash: brew: command not found So I tried to reinstall using the code ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...
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Mac OS X (10.9.2) Terminal: Getting Weird Characters ~$â

out of nowhere I am getting the following weird characters: $â followed by a paragraph sign. See the below image for more detail: Also note where the white cursor is: it's basically 'one-off' so ...
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To prevent Finder from showing .noindex files

I can restrict Finder searching files by adding .noindex -extension, this thread. However, I want hide those files in Finder search. How can you prevent Finder from showing .noindex -files?
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Change user name

I had to change the admin user name of a new Macbook because his sons name kept showing up, Home Folder etc, So I used, 'sudo mv /Users/oldusername /Users/newusername' and Advanced Options in User ...
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Concatenating date and cycle count to file on startup

I have the following code from here to find the cycle count of the battery on my computer: system_profiler SPPowerDataType | grep "Cycle Count" | awk '{print $3}' I will enclose it in a simple app ...
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SSH to device via USB

When I try to SSH over USB to my device running linux, I get "ssh: connect to host 10.90.1.2 port 22: Network is unreachable" Mind you, I can run the same command "ssh root@10.90.1.2" on my linux ...
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Recompiling bash to avoid shellshock seems to have messed up bash

I probably shouldn't have even messed with it, but I followed the instructions to recompile bash here: How do I recompile Bash to avoid Shellshock (the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169)? ...
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Merging multiple AIFF files from the command line

Is there a way to put multiple commands in different voices into the same audio file. I know you can do this: say -v "Cellos" "la di da" -o ex.aiff But I have multiple commands in different voices ...
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How to open a new tab in iTerm in the same folder as the one that is open?

I'm using iTerm for my command line needs, and when I open a tab using ⌘T I want it to open the tab cd'ed to the same location as the tab that was open when I hit ⌘T (instead of opening in my ...
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brew bundle reporting “Error: unknown command: bundle”

I'm completely puzzled by this one. I have refactored my install scripts to use the new brew bundle feature. However, I'm getting "Error: unknown command: bundle" $ which brew /usr/local/bin/brew $ ...
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iSSH alternative

I'm using iSSH application on my iPhone, mainly for VNC connections. I like its usage. But as I understand, this app is not in App Store now, and the development of iSSH was ended. Could you please ...
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What is the meaning of the command lsof +L1

lsof +L1 My understanding is that the command above shows files that have been deleted but are still open. These files have a “link count” of 0, meaning that there is no directory entry (no link, ...
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Terminal colors in Mavericks

I am trying to get terminal colors working in 10.9. I have tried ls -G, I have tried exporting CLICOLOR=1, I have set a bunch of different TERM settings and none of it works. Anyone know what the ...
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No access privileges after new setup via Terminal commands OSX 10.5.8

I have an old G5 Mac running OSX 10.5.8 (leopard)and I had forgotten my admin password. I used some excellent terminal commands I found at Ask Different to Reset the initial setup. I used a different ...
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Disk Utility Showing 0 Bytes on USB

I have a 32GB USB. I recently used dd to write a Linux image to the USB. Somewhere during dd my Macbook froze. When I plugged it back into the laptop after rebooting it wouldn't show. I left it 20 ...
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External Hard-disk showing Input/Output error

I have a 1TB External Hard drive which I'm currently not able to access. When I open the External drive in Finder, It shows it's empty. When I use the option to "Get Info", I get the dialog box ...
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List of all dates+times when I used my MacBook?

I need a list of the periods of times I used my MacBook throughout the last 30 days. It would be sufficient to have a list of all lid-open and lid-close datetimes (because I close the lid whenever I ...
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bash-command not found; for every command == fear i could screwed up the path [duplicate]

here is the output of echo $PATH /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin and when I gave cat /etc/paths this is the output /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/local/bin I am ...
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difference b/w various commands for getting root access in terminal

I have used linux:Kali for a while and to get root access i just needed to type: su in terminal. But in OSX i need to type in su - what does this - mean? If i just type su in terminal than i get ...
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iTerm2 cannot be opened even after SMC and PRAM resets

I got a gray screen due to "A kext releasing a(n) AppleHDAEngineOutput has corrupted the registry." Once the computer restarted, I cannot open iTerm2 anymore. A 1-lined terminal shows up without the ...
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In iTerm2 Command Click on URLS does not work when inside a tmux session

When not inside a tmux session, Command-Click on URLs works flawlessly. How can I make links clickable in iTerm2 when inside a tmux session? When hitting Command the mouse pointer changes to the ...
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How can I fix this CODESIGNING error?

After having successfully compiled bash and sh for OS X Mavericks our OS X Server's System Log is flooded every 2 or 3 seconds with: ... kernel[0]: CODESIGNING: rejected new signature for ...
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Accidentally removed all commands in terminal

I was following a tutorial and put in the following line: export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin/" Now no commands work at all, not even things like ls. What does the command do that I copy and ...
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New users can't see Apple applications from Utilities folder in Launchpad

I felt like giving my mess of Launchpad icons a fresh start. So I did defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true && killall Dock On checking Launchpad, it had appeared to have ...
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Remove full name from login window

In Mountain Lion, my full name is displayed at the bottom of the log in menu. As I want to sell my computer, I was wondering if there is a way to hide this? (it's the only place that you can see it as ...
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MacVim: difference in syntax highlighting in terminal and GUI

I installed MacVim with homebrew, and specified the option to override system vim. It can be confirmed by looking at the version of vim in terminal. However, I don't understand why the terminal ...
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Launching Terminal Freezes the System for 5 Minutes in Mavericks

Only recently, when I launch Terminal in Mavericks, the system becomes unresponsive temporarily: the spinning wheel appears; I can still move the mouse pointer but nothing responds; if Activity ...
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See live report of process's status

Under Linux, I can use top to see a live report of what processes are running. An important field I use is the Process Status field, which shows whether a process is running, a zombie, sleeping, etc. ...
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Option+. prints ≥ instead of being recognized as a shortcut

Within the terminal, I used to be able to press Option+. in order to insert the last argument of the last command into the current prompt. On my new setup, pressing this combination simply prints "≥" ...
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How to uninstall Git?

Anyone know how to uninstall Git? I would like to uninstall Git using the Uninstall.sh file that came in the git-2.0.1 install bundle. I am unable to find the Uninstall.sh file using Terminal. When ...
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Terminal window is now blank

A Terminal newbie here. I had downloaded and installed Git, but when I typed "Git --version" I would get illegal instruction. I tried to uninstall Git and now my Terminal window in blank. How do I ...
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In Terminal, how to erase typed command quickly?

In Terminal, let's say I type a long command, but before I press Enter, I decide that actually I don't want to run this command, and want to run another new command instead. In such case, how to ...
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Click in finder vs “open -a” on command line

I have a file type (.mxl -- compressed MusicXML) which if I double click in Finder opens properly in my .mxl reader (Finale 2014.app) but which if I call "open file.mxl" or "open -a ...
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Switching between proxy and no-proxy config in .bash_profile

I have configured proxy settings (on mavericks) within $HOME/.bash_profile (purpose: to make npm, rvm, git use the corporate proxy) and the configs are as follows: git config --global http.proxy ...
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How to access a folder which name is composed of more than 1 word via shell?

I have tried with a simple command: cd Name of the Folder but it's not working, of course. I have also been searching on the web, but the methods I found are not actually working. How can I ...
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Confusion with sudo and multiple local accounts

I am having difficulties figuring out why certain things are much more complicated on a mac terminal than a standard linux shell.. Say I have two local accounts, one administrator called "adm" and a ...
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How to run a script on login whilst being hidden

I have an applescript (scpt) script that I would like to run on login of a user. I would like the script not be visible in the dock, menu bar, etc. (This would probably mean running it in the ...
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How to trigger Notification Centre notification from JavaScript? [closed]

The other question asks the same but using AppleScript. Apple introduced JavaScript as a new language for Automation in OS X 10.10.
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Terminal command `screen` will not split windows vertically

Macs come with screen natively installed, but I seem to have a problem with mine. After running screen and creating another window (ctrl+a, c), the split command (ctrl+a, |) won't do anything. ...
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How to change terminal $HOME variable? My terminal can't even be opened now

I mean change $HOME not by defining in ~/.bash_profile, but loading the variable when shell opens. By the way, after some misoperation I cannot even get into the Terminal now... It now says [Process ...
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dd ruined my USB stick, how do I recover?

I tried to copy a Linux distro over to my USB using DD. But half way through it failed because the computer went to sleep or something. I plugged the USB in and I get a message saying it's unreadable ...