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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Overtype mode in command prompt

As a linux/windblows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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Move full screen app to the LEFT of first desktop in 10.9.4?

I am part of the Apple developer program, and received the 10.9.3 beta before the full release. In that version, I could place a full screen app to the LEFT of the first desktop. My setup was to have ...
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How to prohibit other languages than english in terminal

I am using some other languages other than English as input sources, every time I am opening my terminal and start writing a command I write it in a language other than English. I need to know if ...
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Terminal: Different Profiles, Different Startup Command

In Terminal preferences you can create different "profiles" under the "Settings" tab. After selecting a profile, clicking the "shell" tab will allow you to set a startup command. However, this is not ...
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Problem with w3mimgdisplay installed with MacPorts

I have installed w3mimgdisplay using MacPorts with "+inline_image_imlib2" and see w3mimgdisplay created under "/opt/local/libexec/w3m/w3mimgdisplay". But, still not able to see images inline in w3m ...
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Plugins with rxvt-unicode

I've just installed urxvt using homebrew: brew install urxvt But I can't find the plugins directory. I used to have them in /usr/lib/urxvt on my Linux machine, but this doesn't seems to work for ...
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Bind exception loop while trying to run Resin

I'm running into this issue while trying to run Resin under OSX 10.9, looks like it might be a permissions thing. I've already poked holes in my firewall using the following. sudo ipfw add 40000 ...
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For a bash script I want to replace a folder without changing owner and permissions

I want to replace a folder with cp -f without changing owner and permissions cp -R -f "newfolder" "oldfolder" Because I create backups of the old folder with the bash script I tried to use chmod ...
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Want to Update OpenSSL with Ruby 2.0.0 Already Installed

I have Ruby 2.0.0-p451 installed via RVM. From what I have read online the newer versions of openssl need Ruby 2 installed. I'm running RVM 1.25.25. I currently host Ruby on Rails websites on my Mac ...
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How to update applications that were moved from Application folder

All my applications in the /Applications folder are sorted in different subfolders, so that I can find them easily. I know, this is not recommended (see this question), since the Software Update looks ...
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Why the shortcuts `CTRL+s` and `CTRL+q` don't behave like `stty stop/start` in terminal?

Why the shortcuts <C-s> and <C-q> don't behave like stty stop/start in terminal? 1.Enviroment Env: vim+zsh+iTerm2 on Mac OSX 10.9.2. (Same problem in vim+terminal+bash on Mac OSX 10.9.2) ...
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msmtp not looking at keychain over ssh, only looks when in terminal

I've been wrestling with setting up msmtp for some time now, only to realize that when I run it from a terminal it works as expected (uses my password from my login keychain) but when I'm ssh'ed to ...
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GNU Radio Companion Osmosdr block

When using macports to install gnurado the build stalls and brings my MacBook Air to a snail's pace.I am running osx 10.6.8. I have a .profile file in ~/ but I have a feeling it has to do with ...
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Services as links for context menu

Is it possible to make a link to service? I am developing service for context menu, but each time I want to check it, I need to copy this service to directory ~/Library/Services Any ideas how to link ...
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Why does changing password in System Preferences work when it doesn't through Terminal?

My question might also be put, "What does System Preferences -> Users & Accounts do to change a user's password that I'm missing in the command line?" The desktop is joined to both OD and AD ...
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Xvfb hangs while loading video extensions

I'm trying to get xvfb from XQuartz 2.7.5 running properly on 10.9. I'm starting the server with: Xvfb :30 -ac -screen 0 900x900x24 and it's hanging on Initializing built-in extension ...
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ls doesn't work on folder after time machine restoration

i find that if i attempt to ls on a folder after transferring the folder from windows 7 to osx via a FAT32 drive, i am unable to get a directory listing. I've tried the following: attempted to ...
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What is the equivolent of “dmesg -c” on OSX?

How do I clear dmesg in OSX? In linux I simply run dmesg -c. dmesg, -C, --clear Clear the ring buffer.
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Rsync'd Files Are Hidden Through Finder, Visible Through Terminal

I have an hard drive from an previous MacBook that I need transferred to a NAS device. I used sudo rsync -r --progress /Volumes/oldDrive /Volumes/NASdrive to copy the files to the NAS drive. I need ...
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Ensure that the user is signed in after a reboot via Terminal.app

In the User settings I have Automatically Sign In as: . However, when I reboot the machine via SSH in the Terminal.app the machine reboots, but does not sign in the specified user and is stuck at the ...
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com.user.loginscript[ ]): Exited with code: 1

Whenever we restart our server it changes our DNS and apache settings. I haven't been able to figure out why, so I wrote a quick script to restore these to safe settings on login to fix Mac OS X ...
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hdiutil returns error when creating Ubuntu USB stick

I am following an online tutorial for creating an Ubuntu USB stick on OSX but I'm stuck in step 3: Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g. hdiutil convert -format ...
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Top command not outputting all information

I'm trying to put together a script which collects the information produced by the top command relating to the system rather than the processes (i.e. the top few lines). When viewing in top binary ...
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Switching Network Locations under Mavericks

When using Lion I could issue this command at the terminal to change network locations(which I got from this site, thank you): networksetup -switchtolocation "Proxy" I've recently upgraded to ...
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Terminal freezes because of corrupt file

I wanted to edit the httpd.conf from apache2. I wanted to uncomment the php5 load line so it gets included. I started the terminal and used sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.conf to edit the file and ...
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Binding Escape Sequences to Terminal Keys Produces Characters, Not Actions

I was using an iMac from 2009. I had upgraded it regularly, going up to (and including) Mavericks. When I first got that iMac, I fixed the keys in Terminal so Home and End would move the cursor to ...
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/Volumes directory gone missing. Scared to reboot. Mystified

Somehow my /Volumes directory has gone missing. Fooling around with fuse, trying to mount my iPad's filesystem, I typed sudo ifuse /Volumes/ and lo, my /Volumes directory is gone. cd /Volumes returns ...
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Convert absolute symlinks to relative ones?

I've seen plenty of threads on the Internet about doing the opposite, but what I want to do is, given a folder: /Lib/Foo/Bar.framework/Versions/1.5 And a symlink to it: ...
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Mount Folder in Maverick

I want to mount a folder to another folder. My reasoning is: I have a free box.net account with 50GB, but it does not include versioning. So I would like to put the folder under git. But I do not want ...
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Command line tools for OSX Mavericks unavailable after installation

I'd like to install TuxMath on my Macbook running OSX Mavericks. In order to do so I need to install command line tools. In the Terminal this can be done by xcode-select --install It tells me ...
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How can I hide the TotalTerminal Visor from the command line?

I am using TotalTerminal. I know that I can set hotkeys to show or hide TotalTerminal's visor, but is there a command I can put at the end of a command line to hide it? For example: latex ; ...
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How to get rid of remnant samba shares via the shell

I'm running 10.6.8, and under System Preferences > Sharing > File Sharing is checked, and I have no folders under the left side. Naturally the right-side isn't populated with any users. When I ...
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move a file, replacing existing (if any), ideally by putting existing in the trash

I am trying to find a way to automatically (without user intervention) move a file from A to B, replacing B if it exists, ideally by putting the existing copy of B into the appropriate Trash folder. ...
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Best Way to Add Metadata to a File

Okay, so I have a fairly simple script that uses mdfind to quickly find files matching certain criteria so that I can run some operations on them. However, I don't want to run these operations again ...
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Setting Account Picture/JPEGPhoto with dscl in terminal

I'm working on a script based on this question: What steps are needed to create a new user from the command line on Mountain Lion? The script is packaged up in an empty installer as a postflight ...
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Why is one specific shared folder not visible in finder

Using SMB to connect to a Windows shared folder and there is a specific folder inside that share that does not show up in the Finder. A couple odd points to this: I can ls from the terminal and the ...
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Opening Terminal shows a list of ttys - unable to use

Having the latest Mavericks installed, I tried to update PATH using nano and creating a .bash_profile file. I'm not sure what happened, but now when trying to run Terminal all that shows is a list of ...
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Cannot return to EOL after leaving in Bash vi mode

In terminal, after leaving the EOL in bash in vi mode, I cannot return to it, which makes it quite annoying to delete the last character. To replicate, with blank bash_profile and inputrc, set ...
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Single User Mode Break Command and Pause Screen from Scrolling

Ok so I am used to a Dos how do you pause the screen output in single user mode and how do you break out of a command / pause the screen in single user mode
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unable to open display when run xkill/xprop

When I'm trying to run xkill or xprop, I've the following error: unable to open display '' My DISPLAY variable is empty. How can I run these commands from the Terminal?
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What is the limiting factor in /dev/zero speed?

I have installed 4 brand-new SATA hard drives in a mac pro. My OS is running on a fifth drive (SSD). I run this command pv /dev/zero -tpreb | sudo dd of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=512k for many hours to ...
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How to send photos from Mac to Photo Stream manually

No iPhoto, no Aperture, just want to send/upload a photo using my Apple ID and browser/finder/terminal (on Mac) to Photo Stream on iCloud. Thanks.
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how to activate yadr after installing `ho my zsh`?

I have installed yadr and then ho my zsh how do i revert and activate yadr ? I have googled and found only how to uninstall ho my zsh: ...
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Programmatically setting Terminal default settings for all users?

I'm trying to set up some standard terminal settings for all users across our system on all machines. I've tried to use the defaults write cmd in a LoginHook script, but since it seems that terminal ...
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Which mail daemon does OS X 10.8.4 run by default?

I'm debugging some mail related stuff on my Mac, and not quite sure how my system is even sending mail. I can run a simple command like date | mail -s test myemail@mydomain.com and receive an email ...
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Compiling a gimp plugin

I wish to compile the Gimp plugin "Save for Web" on Mac 10.8.4. I use brew for package management but libgimp2-dev is missing. I've downloaded Gimp 2.8.6 from here . I've downloaded the latest ...
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Why am I getting these errors when trying to install php 5.5.0?

So I am trying to upgrade the native php installation on my mac and i keep getting these errors: ld: library not found for -ljpeg clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see ...
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Is it possible to check which application has accessed a file last?

I can check when a file was accessed last with ls -lu path/to/file | awk '{print $6,$7,$8}' but can I also see what application accessed it?
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I am having trouble getting apache to work via terminal on mac os x 10.8.3

I am a beginner with the terminal app. - I think , while following a tutorial for creating a user configuration file for apache, that I messed something up internally with apache. I cannot even access ...
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Where did tab completion go?

Recently, in both Terminal and iTerm, my tab autocompletion has stopped working. About 80% of the time I just get the error sound when I hit TAB. About 20% of the time I get the expected behavior. ...