Terminal (or Terminal.app) is the program included in Mac OS X for running applications and issuing commands using the command line interface. These programs are controlled by typing lines of text, rather than using the mouse or keyboard commands in the usual graphical user interface (GUI).

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Break RAID0 to have separate drives

I have an enclosure Hornettek Dual Bay SATA Case with removable disk trays, and RAID0, RAID1. USB3.0 and eSATA dual bay case with two 2T WD drives. My idea was to set them up as separate drives to ...
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How do I add a service to Terminal's “New Remote Connection” window?

In Terminal, pressing Shift+Command+K opens the "New Remote Connection" dialog box, which includes SSH, SFTP, FTP, and Telnet in the Service list and all Back-To-My-Mac systems in the Server list. ...
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How to have ctrl-left/ctrl-right move over words in Lion

Had a quick question about having emacs-like word skipping in my terminal. I had set this up pre-upgrade to Lion and had ctrl-left & ctrl-right set to \033b & \033f respectively. ...
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How did my Mac end up with iPhone 4S as my host name in the user prompt in OS X terminal?

The other day I was searching for Xcode iOS 5 tutorials. About a day or two later, I noticed my terminal prompt is now "iPhone4s : myusername". Naturally , my biggest fear is that there could be a ...
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External drive error while moving files, now folder is inaccessible from Finder

I was moving some files from one external hard drive to another, while the system froze, and I had to reboot the hard way. When I logged in again, the folder was looking semi-transparent (as it is ...
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How do you access network preferences from the Terminal?

I can't seem to find how to open the network preferences from the Terminal. What Terminal command will open up the Network preferences window as if having gone by System Preferences > Network ?
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Unzipped files mystery location?

I used the Terminal to unzip a file by typing Unzip then dragging the file to terminal. The file unzipped successfully and a few GBs were used from my SDD. However, I have no idea where the files are ...
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Opening/Mounting a .img file

How would I do this? I have attempted double clicking on it (obviously) and I get an error of it saying that its not recognized. My second though was using Disk Utility (the app) to try and change ...
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Is it possible to set Magic Trackpad option via Terminal?

Is it possible to set the magic trackpad options with the menu topics: Point click, scroll & zoom, etc. by using the Terminal?
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logger vs syslog -s

What exactly is the difference between using logger and syslog -s? According to its manpage, logger provides interface to the system log module, but I can't really see the point given that syslog(1) ...
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How to rename multiple files at once?

I want to rename multiple files at once. For example: Picture1.jpg Picture2.jpg Picture3.jpg Picture4.jpg into Vacation-Picture1.jpg Vacation-Picture2.jpg Vacation-Picture3.jpg ...
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mount is adding a quarantine flag, causing: /bin/bash: bad interpreter: Operation not permitted - but not the usual suspects

OK, I'm having a similar problem to: -bash: Applications/mvim: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Operation not permitted - but it's not the same problem. I'm getting the same result. I've already verified ...
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Terminal in full screen mode: how do I recover from “cat /dev/random”

What are the ways I can regain control over my computer when I have terminal in full screen mode and type: cat /dev/random
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Writing code on System 6?

I have a Macintosh SE FD HD running Apple System 6. Is there a Terminal application? What programming language(s) can I run on System 6?
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Is there an escape sequence that will change the background color in Terminal?

All of the approaches that I have seen for changing the background color in Terminal use applescript; is there an escape sequence? All of the hints that I've seen, like this one, use AppleScript. I ...
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What is the ellipsis badge on minimized terminal app in the dock mean?

I have another terminal window minimized next to it in the dock and it doesn't have the ellipsis. Also it doesn't have any running processes. What does it mean?
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How do you prevent CodeRunner from prefixing its console output with [00m[00m[00m[00m[00m?

There seems to be a connection between CodeRunner's console output and your actual terminal prompt script, that is, if such prompt code is sourced from e.g. ~/.bash_profile (which CodeRunner reads by ...
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Colorful make compilation output

When I used Ubuntu, I remember that the output of make/gcc/g++ had nice colors, which were particularly helpful when needing to quickly identify errors (they were red). Is there a way to enable ...
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Change color of active terminal window

I often have a bunch of terminal windows with some various tasks. My problem, however, is that I have a hard time seeing which one is on top. This leads to me often typing [arrow up] + [enter] in the ...
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Mountain Lion - Cycle though windows not working on Terminal

Since updating to Mountain Lion, the keyboard shortcut for cycling through windows is not working for me in Terminal (and is driving me nuts!). Is there any known fix for this issue? The keyboard ...
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Terminal won't receive Control+← or Control+→

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I'm perplexed to find that neither iTerm 2 or the standard terminal will not receive Control ⌃+← or ⌃+→, which I typically use to jump words on the command line. I ...
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Where are the Terminal settings stored on OS X?

You'd think A) I'd know this by now, and B) that it's readily available info, but apparently neither is the case. What I'm looking for is where the config files (colors, etc.) that ship with ...
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mdfind query on kMDItemFSTypeCode can't find some type codes

I just upgraded to a new MacBook with Lion, and having discovered that some of my old apps can't come with, I'm scouring my files for certain types that will need to be converted to future-proof ...
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In terminal, running top, info extends past the view of the window

I assume this occurs in more terminal functions than just top. Is there a way to view the information without resizing the console window? I currently have my console window set to open at 80x24, ...
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How can I have my shell always start in a certain directory that is not my home directory

I've tried putting cd /Users/my_name/my_directory/structure in both .bashrc and .bash_login but neither works, i.e. when I open a new terminal window I am in my home (/Users/my_name/) directory. ...
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How to move the Downloads folder (in Mountain Lion) to another disc

I want the "Downloads" folder not on the system drive but on my second internal drive. In Lion I just deleted the "Downloads" folder and replace it with an alias with the same name (pointing to the ...
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Mac Terminal PATH settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset your PATH variable Everytime I open Terminal I need to set the PATH using: PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin Otherwise commands like ...
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How does one change Terminal.app profile for all open tabs using a keyboard shortcut?

Would love to know if there is a way to switch all my current Terminal.app tabs to a different profile on the fly. The use-case being to change Terminal profile from a dark to a light theme, and vice ...
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How do I exit python in the Mountain Lion Terminal?

I'm having a couple problems with basic command line stuff in the terminal of Mountain Lion. control + D does not exit Python as it does in Lion; instead it splits the screen. Meanwhile, I also ...
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I have lost the prompt on Terminal on my Mac; unable to get commands to work

I was trying to launch a few Java applications using the terminal. The command that I was instructed to launch it with (I was following a guide) was the following: #!/bin/bash cd "$( dirname "$0" )" ...
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How can I reset a Mac's password from Single User Mode?

My sister bought a used MacBook about 6 months ago and she has lost her password. Here is the procedure I tried to use to reset the password: Boot into single user mode (press Command-S at power ...
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Delete all OS X accounts in terminal when selling laptop

I have an old macbook with some photos on it that I'm trying to sell. I want to keep the OS on there so that someone new can use it, but I have to wipe it through terminal because the screen is mostly ...
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How to install and override Vim in Mountain Lion for +ruby +python support?

I want to install and override the current vim version in Mountain Lion due to me needing +ruby & +python support. I am particularly interested in using the brew commands from Homebrew but I ...
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How to make red distinguishable from grey in Terminal profile “Pro”

The default for Terminal.app profile Pro is a black background with ANSI colors. Since the background is black the preferred color setting for Vim is background=dark. In this combination red text ...
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Remember Kerberos tickets after reboot

I need to use Kerberos to connect to my network at work. The built-in kinit and ssh in Lion work fine for me. However, I need to get a new ticket and re-enter my password every time I restart the ...
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vim not working under iTerm2

Basically, vim behaves strange under iTerm2 (it works normally in Terminal). It sets the cursor in a non existing lines, it displays garbage (content from other lines) when I try to edit a line in a ...
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Terminal won't choose new window settings at startup

I've been running into an odd behavior on 10.7 where editing Terminal preferences to launch a new window setting via "On startup, open" doesn't result in the changed terminal after a quit/launch. ...
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how can i get url of the application is connected to server?

I want to grab server url of each application that is online with that. Ex. twitter app -> http://twitter.com/... Ex. Tweetdec app -> http://client.tweetdec.com/... Ex. itunes app -> ...
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Warning message when trying to change Standby mode settings

I tried changing the Standby mode settings using the command sudo pmset -a standbydelay 5400 . I set it to 5400 so that it is delayed to 1.5 hours compared to 70 minutes as default. However, I get ...
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“Too many open files” - how can I set the ulimit -n value for emacs on Lion?

I've seen other questions covering the topic of how to set the file limit on Leopard/Lion. For example: How to properly increase ulimit -n on Lion? Too Many Open Files But after reading ...
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What is the PATH environment variable and how do I set it up to use the Android SDK?

I'm a mac noob, and a terminal noob. I'm used to installing things in Windows, and now I'm trying to set up Eclipse with the Android SDK on Mac and I'm having some trouble. I downloaded Eclipse and ...
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How do I use AirDrop from the Terminal?

Is there a way to share a file over AirDrop via Terminal on Mountain Lion? How so?
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“Missing Quartz Composition” displayed on TotalTerminal

I started using TotalTermianl on Mountain Lion. But the background have Missing Quartz Composition error. I have found some people had the same as mine here Do anyone know how to fix it??
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Bad CPU in Executable Trying to Install Ruby

I'm running Mountain Lion, and I'm trying to install Ruby; however, I get "bad CPU in executable" error. Not sure how to fix this . . . ideas? Sorry for the bad formatting - "code" doesn't really ...
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How can Apple provide GNU tools?

I am a web developer and am wondering why os x comes a long with a lot of gnu tools (nano, bash, vim). How can apple provide them in their closed-source system when the GPL forbidds this? Regards, ...
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Mountain Lion Figlet through MacPorts error?

I've just installed Mountain Lion, Xcode 4.4.1 + command line tools, and MacPorts for ML. It's working for other packages but I can't get figlet to install. When I use sudo port install figlet in ...
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Terminal uses one theme for the first window and a different theme for later windows.

I want to set the "Homebrew" theme to be the default in Terminal. I've changed the setting in the preferences: I chose "on startup, open" : "new window with settings" : "Homebrew". Here is a ...
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How to use pipeline in Terminal

I'm trying to convert a P12 file to a PEM file. When I execute the command, the terminal asks me for three things: P12 passphrase (I type it in, hit enter) PEM passphrase (type it in, hit enter) PEM ...
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Use curl to download images from website using wildcard?

Is there a way to use curl to download non-sequential images with a wildcard? I want to download all the panoramas I upload to my account at 360 Panorama to a local folder so I don't have to do this ...
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How can I set and use a PATH component with blanks in bash?

I have Mathematica 8 installed on my OS X Mountain Lion laptop. I want to set my PATH so that I can run either MathematicaKernel or Mathematica from the command line. To this end I have configured my ...