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How do I make terminal windows STAY the same size?

I have set up my terminals, so that they are the size I want them to be. However, I often have several tabs open in each window. Terminal keeps trying to make the window BIGGER when I get too many ...
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-p: command not found - Automator help needed

I'm using Automator to run a shell script for taking an interactive screencapture and opening it in Preview for easy annotation. When running the script it fails and states -: -p: command not found. ...
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Is there something like Alt-SysRq-k in Terminal?

What I mean is whether there is something that kills all processes in the current tty
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How to Replace TextMate's Search by Custom Function?

TextMate uses currently mdfind as its search (CMD-F) which is bad/unstable/useless/... with .tex files. I would like to replace it by my own search function. How can you replace TextMate's default ...
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Open new Terminal window with home directory set to current directory?

I want to programatically open a new Terminal window. I've setup a custom profile in the Terminal preferences and exported the profile. I can open a new window with that profile by calling it ...
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In Terminal, how do I run a curl command to POST data?

I'm using OS X Yosemite and having trouble running curl to POST data to my local server. Below is the command I'm running and the response: localhost:myproject davea$ curl --header "...
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Get result of Terminal tab do script via commandline

I've seen similar questions like this but none seem to deal with getting the result from a specific Terminal tab? I'm writing a Chrome extension to do some awesome stuff. Right now I'm just trying to ...
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Use Terminal to echo a Messages chat

What script/command could I use to echo a readable format of my messages with someone? Is there any way to echo the chat.db as a table for that one person who I am chatting with?
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saving / restoring the NVRAM

I need to find a reliable way to save and restore the contents of NVRAM Would it be correct: Preservation nvram -x -p > ~/nvram.xml Recovery: sudo nvram -x -f ~/nvram.xml Thanks in advance ...
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How to Have Stereo Macro in OS X Vim?

OS X Terminal Emulator with Custom Escape Sequences I am not sure if OS X terminal emulator is sufficient for the escape sequences. Current cursor on line of path in Vim etc ./InfectiousDiseases/1....
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Can I boost the Wi-Fi on my Mac in the Terminal?

I run Yosemite on my Mac. Recently the Bluetooth was skipping and I found an answer on here that said to run this command in Terminal, defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min ...
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Encrypted Seagate 5TB External HD Unable to Mount

Been roaming informational posts all over the web about similar situations and I see it's a common issue but none of the solutions seem to work. This is my wife's external hard drive which she stores ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600 when opening html file from terminal

I created a new test.htm file in my homedir, and when I type open test.htm it switches to Firefox, just opens an empty tab (my file does not appear), and the terminal says: LSOpenURLsWithRole() ...
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Blocking applications from terminal?

I want to disable Safari because I end up using it to waste time on sites like youtube. I use Stayfocud and Leechblock on chrome and firefox, but there isn't anything good for Safari (WasteNoTime is ...
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Terminal Error: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug - Unable to Repair Permissions

I'm getting an error when I open Terminal saying: login(495,0x7fff77186000) malloc: *** error for object 0x7f8cdad0b780: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in ...
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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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Make Background Terminal Window

Is it possible to make a terminal window the "background" in OS X El Captain? I've looked at several applications. For example, TotalTerminal, but it is defunct.
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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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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 to sort a list of files ordered alphabetically to a list ordered numerically?

I'm trying to split large .csv files into several smaller ones ordered numerically, i.e., "File.csv" into "file_1.csv, file_2.csv, file_3.csv...". When I use the command: split -l 100000 File.csv ...
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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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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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Odd behaviour for long commands after styling the terminal

After putting the following statements on the ~/.bash_profile file: # STYLING THE TERMINAL # References: # - http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/33677/how-can-i-configure-mac-terminal-to-have-...
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curl isn't outputting what it used to

I had programs that relied on using curl in the terminal (bash) and one day thy just stopped working. I realized this was because the output of curl had changed for some reason. I thought maybe the ...
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OSX Activity monitor (energy) shows terminated terminal app with high average energy impact

I use my macbook like desktop (always connected to electricity) 95% of the time, so I never noticed this before. However, I had to use it on battery last few days and it surprised me how short the ...
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What happens to programs like node, npm or grunt that has been installed globally after os x reinstall?

I have huge problems with the kernel_task. I have a Mid-2015 15" rMBP with discrete GPU. It really annoys me when kernel_task goes 400% 500% CPU and I could not solve this problem. I want to reinstall ...
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Adding Aspshell user account via terminal

Good Day, I'm new in Mac OS X (Maverick). I want to add user account (standard user) with aspshell via terminal. Any tips? Thanks.
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How to Extract ENVI picture details for Matlab?

I am studying pictures where I need to separate psf images with sufficient ENVI header file for the function multibandread in Matlab SIZE = [LINES, SAMPLES, BANDS] SUBSET = {DIM, METHOD, INDEX} X = ...
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I have no Internet access in Terminal!

I am using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 and the ZSH Shell. Here's what I get when I try to ping any server: ❯ ping google.com PING google.com (172.217.16.78): 56 data bytes Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 ...
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Connecting to WPA Enterprise with Terminal

I have two WPA Enterprise login credentials, and I find myself having to disconnect the wifi, and reconnect as the different user. I have done a little look through, and I found that it is possible ...
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New shortcut for going up one line in Terminal in El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan a few days ago. Before I used to use ⌘+⬆︎ to go up exactly one line in the terminal (and usually pressed the combination continuously to go exactly were I wanted), but this ...
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Sending text to a Terminal or iTerm2 window?

How can I send text to a Terminal or iTerm window? I'm presenting a demo of some multi-user software and would like to create several windows, programatically sending (different) text to each one, ...
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Remove All Illegal Characters from All Filenames in a Given Folder and subfolders

I Know this was was basically answered on the net and using automator with the shell script (Sanitize Filenames) works great, but I need it to also do all subfolders as well. And if possible trim the ...
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How to get out of this default folder static-30

I recently installed apache ant on my macbook. I think the installation didn't go well. Whenever I go to my terminal now the home folder is static-30 How to get rid of this?
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Automount an SMB/SMBFS on boot

How do I add an fstab (now called vifs) entry to the fstab file in order to automount an SMB/SMBFS/Windows network drive on boot. I tried the below but it didn't work as expected: //'domain;username:...
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Do cronjob run when the computer is asleep?

I have a macbook air running El Capitan. I wrote a few cronjob that appear to be running even when the computer is asleep. Is this correct, or is my computer not really in a sleep state?
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How do I make a Run Shell Script Automator action that will change the username and password of a specific internet password item in Keychain?

I am trying to make an application that allows me to quickly switch between two logins on an 802.1X network. I already have a portion that prompts me for which account I would like to log in to and ...
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“Display Notification” stuck in loop in Bash script

Is there any way I can fire a banner notification once through a bash script? I'm trying to modify this BitBar plugin to be a little fancier: #!/bin/sh # <bitbar.title>Gmail Checker</bitbar....
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Troubleshooting converting Ubuntu.iso to ubuntu.img with hdiutil in Terminal

When I try this command: hdiutil convert /Users/Example/Example/ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o /Users/Example/Example/ubuntu.img The terminal says that the image is not recognize, what am I missing?
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My Mac is slow after upgrading the OS

Recently, after upgrading to EL Captain, my terminal has slowed down way too much. Should I go back to my previous OS? My Mac has 4GB RAM and a 500GB HDD. Macbook Pro 13-inch. It has been one and ...
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Can I conclude that I have to upgrade my mac's RAM based on these stats?

My 2012 13 inch MacBook Pro has become real slow, even when just a few programs like Itunes, Safari or Spotify are opened. I've been cleaning up my HDD, but I don't feel like it's speeding up. So I'm ...
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OSX handling of USB Drives and Permissions - need clarification/explanation

I'm new to the site, and well, new to MACs. I have an image (dual boot yosemite and win7) on some old iMACs, late 2009s. When I deploy this image, sometimes my bootmenu disappears and I have to ...
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Text selection in terminal without mouse - moving cursor using arrow keys

I recently moved from a well-configured Ubuntu to Mac. I used Emacs for many years but I am too lazy to re-install it (and re-configure it). One of the useful features in Emacs shell is that you can ...
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“Console mode” crashed under Yosemite

I tried to enter the "console mode" in OS X 10.10.5. However, after some characters existed on the screen for about 1 second, the screen turned dark and nothing else happened. It must has been crashed....
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Open SSH server files automatically with AppleScript

I am trying to build an Apple Script which will: 1. Open terminal login in SSH with details 2. After login, open a python script which is on ssh server automatically I want to do all of these tasks ...
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False error Undefined property when debug php script in El Capitan

I have installed PHP and x-debug from homebrew in El Capitan: php -d xdebug.remote_enable=on -v PHP 5.6.18 (cli) (built: Feb 6 2016 06:53:53) Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.6....
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Using “open” command in OS X Terminal / Finder split view

When I use Terminal + Finder in Split View mode I would really like to use open . command to open folder in the same Finder window. But instead - new window is opened. I also tried open . -g - no ...
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Terminal always starts from mathematica command line

This is an old issue in my MBP. If I open terminal, it doesn't show the command line, but runs mathematica. Thus I must type 'Quit[]' to exit the mathematica environment. The mathematica was installed ...
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Issue with libcurl.4.dylib

I'm trying to run Photo Grabbr to bulk download from Flickr but I can't get it to run on Snow Leopard Server (10.6.8). I get the following error in the problem report: Process: Photo Grabbr [...
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why does the which command output the same path twice?

Why does this command have this output? $which -a python /usr/local/bin/python /usr/local/bin/python /usr/bin/python Specifically, why is "/usr/local/bin/python" listed twice? The "/usr/local/bin" ...