UNIX is both the underlying code and architecture that makes up Mac OS X / iOS as well as a way of interacting with a Mac using the terminal app, X11 app, and various shells like `bash` or `zsh`. Whether you're logging into a mac using `ssh`, using `mdfind` or `tmutil` or using other open source ...

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How to use unix find and exclude paths?

I need to exclude Time Machine path /Volumes/somedrive/Backups.backupdb from the results of find. I currently use the following code, but it generates massive logs as it finds and includes all files ...
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In Terminal, how can you determine which shell is actually running?

Using Terminal on OS X 10.11.4, initializing Terminal opens a new window running bash (by default). As I understand it, inputting echo $SHELL should output the shell that said command is submitted to. ...
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How to Read External HDD (Ubuntu) on OS X?

I do not want overwrite my OSX HDD, like the email-discussion will ubuntu 16.04 support single boot on mac air? but use instead external HDD for Ubuntu Linux on mac air. I use USB3.0 to Sata cable ...
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Does rsync have issues with Unicode Characters in filenames?

I run rsync via a crontab every night to make an offsite backup of a directory's state, fairly trivial stuff really. While going through the logs, I noticed that in particular there were a set of ...
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Open applications in the background in OS X, I don't want my focus taken from me. Respect my Focus!

I'm running El Capitan 10.11.4 on a 2014 Mac Mini. I'm often running 10-14 apps at one time as I work writing reports, word/excel/Adobe/Safari/iTunes/calendar/etc... Frequently I want to open ...
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Creating a bootable Linux distro compatible with Mac OS X [duplicate]

I have downloaded the appropriate Linux distro (in this case Fedora Xfce Live) and I have partitioned the USB with Disk Utility and attempted copying both the Fedora iso, and a Fedora iso converted to ...
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What is the most OSX or Darwin-like command-line experience available (without buying an expensive Mac or hauling my production machines home)?

I want to emulate the command-line experience from OSX with a small netbook and practice my skills with the comfort of this small machine. Surely Apple offers actual Darwin Links for developers or ...
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Burning an iso image to DVD on a mac aways results in something unreadable

I have tried burning the iso file 64-bit Mac (AMD64) desktop image (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04.4/release/) by running $ hdiutil burn ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso It tells ...
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Boot Ubuntu from USB stick on 2011 Macbook Pro

I have followed these instructions exactly, up until the point where I need to restart my computer and press the alt/options key right after the chime. I have tried doing that, but no menu has popped ...
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cupsfilter: Unable to determine MIME type of ““??”.**

I'm trying to convert html files to pdf files using the following command line for file in *.html; do /usr/sbin/cupsfilter “$file” > $file.pdf; done But I got the message as below and empty pdf ...
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How do I install gnu sc on my mac?

I want to install the command line spreadsheet sc. I would prefer to do with homebrew. I need both psc and sc commands. Is there a homebrew package? If not other methods would be good.
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Which Linux Distro installs on a MacBook (13-inch Early 2008) [closed]

I have a MacBook (13-inch Early 2008) and need to stick with it for some more time, but Apple doesn't give support anymore to it, so I'd like to install an operating system to keep it alive and ...
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opening two remote screen sharing on the same client

I have a macbook and I connect to my linux accounts with screen sharing. I would like to connect to two different linux accounts from the same client (my macbook) at the same time, using two different ...
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Boot problem on dual-boot MacBook Pro

Can anyone help me restore the original boot 'order' on my Mac, using command-line? I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro Retina (early 2013), so I could run some specific software I needed ...
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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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Remove characters preceding the second underscore in file names

I have a bunch of files and I would like to remove all characters preceding the second underscore in the file names. An example is shown below. How do I do this using bash commands? [From] ...
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How to Boot Linux from usb stick on Macbook Pro early 2011 15'' (8,2)?

Macbook Pro early 2011 15'' (8,2) is known for its discreet AMD GPU failure. System with failing discreet GPU can be used with integrated GPU. Recently, using reverse engineering methods some ...
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Mass Change Security to Mac App only option

looking to see if others have created a successful way in using ARD to deploy a script to change the security settings from Mac App & Identified developers to Mac App store only. OSX - 10.9.5 ...
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Executing executable file by means of script file

For executing file in linux terminal we run something like this: ./sflm -start Now, if i want this procedure is done by executing a script file what should i do ? I want to for example run this ...
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ssh: connect to host 192.168.10.9 port 22: Connection refused

I am using a MacBook Pro (10.11.2). I'm connecting to an ODROID (an ARM-based single-board computers) with Ubuntu 14.04 installed via ssh. Also I used ssh-copy-id on the Mac side to enable ssh'ing to ...
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How to install OS X on KVM?

I need to run an OS X to run Xcode to submit my project written in Cordova. I am using an Linux laptop and I think the best choice is to use KVM to run a virtual machine of OS X, since KVM has the ...
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Why/how does the iOS 1970 bug work? [duplicate]

There's been a lot of discussion lately about the 1970 iOS bug. How/why does it happen? Is it due to the UNIX epoch at 00:00:00 1/1/1970, so anything negative causes a crash which Apple never ...
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How can I install Mac OS on my MacBook running Linux Mint?

I am new here and I hope that this is the right place to find an answer. My questin is: How can I install a new copy of OS X on my Mac, using Linux? I recently bought a Macbook Pro from a friend. I ...
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How to display full interface name with netstat on a Mac?

I'm trying to get a sense of my routing on my Mac and using netstat for this. I also have several Virtualbox network interfaces which happen to have longer interface names vboxnet0 - vboxnet9. ...
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To convert .iso file to .img file while trying to dual boot with linux

It says no such file or directory.where did I go wrong?
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Cause of Unix Epoch time integer underflow? [closed]

By setting the time on 64-bit iDevices to January 1, 1970 (Unix Epoch time 0) and rebooting it, the iDevice becomes bricked because of an integer underflow. My question is about which operation ...
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Is possible to create bootable encrypted partitions of Win10 + Debian + DATA on external SSD?

I'm dealing with pretty tricky problem. I want to have external disk completely separated from OS X running on internal SSD. On external SSD should be three partitions: Windows 10 - is possible to ...
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How can i share ubuntu's intertet to iphone via USB [duplicate]

Can anyone help me reverse tethering from linux to iphone 5.
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Will a live USB for a Mac run on a chromebook or windows computer?

I created a live Kali USB for my Chromebook which single boots ubuntu mate. I was wondering, if I made a live kali(or other linux distribution) for booting on a Mac, so using .img instead of .iso ...
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Way too many disks in rEFInd?

I'm using rEFInd on my mac that is installed on its own partition. Everything works fine except when I boot into rEFInd (the "EFI Boot" option under the disk selection menu on startup) it shows my OS ...
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Are there replacements for the reg commad on Mac OS X 10.9

I believe reg existed on 10.8 and lower as documented here - https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/reg.1.html However, in OS X 10.9 I only ...
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What is Apple doing with UUCP?

I have been looking into UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy, a very old network protocol) as a way of communicating with some Linux boxes that don't always have an internet connection. While doing so on my ...
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Does OS X have a “virtual console” mode besides Terminal? [duplicate]

On most GUI Linux distros, you can switch between TTYs ("virtual consoles") and the X11 desktop by using the Ctrl+Alt+F<#> key combinations, with F7 usually switching back to X11 and the GUI ...
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find doesn't search within subdirectories

I'm using find . -name '*~' to find files that end with ~ but it only shows files that are not in the subdirectories. When I use find . -name "#*" it shows all files including the ones that are in the ...
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Questions about permissions, specifically across machines

I've got a couple of external HDDs and I've noticed the permissions on them are differ, which has got me wondering how a few things work. On the hard drive that seems to be normal, it has the ...
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Remove Ubuntu and grow Mac partition

I'm new to the whole Mac world, and the first thing I did when I got my MacBook Air 2015 was I installed Ubuntu, but have regretted it now and want to remove it and get my space back into the Mac ...
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Why won't my LaunchDaemon start?

I'm attempting to write my first LaunchDaemon: I think it's pretty simple and meets all the requirements, but it won't run. The file is at /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.noah.supertest.plist Ideally, it ...
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Disk utility won't let me use the restore option to get a .dmg image onto a USB

I'm tying to make a bootable Debian USB drive. All I need to do is restore the USB drive from the Debian dmg. I get this error. The debian.org documentation is not helpful with this specific issue. ...
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There is any way to migrate the passwords of a given user in Mac OS X 10.8 to Debian 7?

I need to migrate the system users of an Apple Mac OS X v10.8 to a new machine. The problem is that the new one is a Linux Debian 7. There is any way to do this? I'm trying with this solution without ...
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Dual-boot Linux on a Mac with original Boot Loader without uninstalling OS X

phew, long title beware! My question here is, I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely ...
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How to use iCloud calendar without having an Apple device

My boss wants us to use the iCloud calendar app. However, I use a computer with Ubuntu and an Android phone. Because I do not have an Apple device, the calendar app is unavailable to me on icloud.com; ...
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Extracting latency value from output of ping

I am trying to pull a latency value from a ping with the following command: ping -c 1 206.190.36.45 | awk -F" |=" '/time/{print $10"ms YH"}' But I want to remove the digits after the . So instead ...
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Why are .deb files used in iOS?

If you jailbreak in iOS, you install stuff using .deb files. Being a Linux user I know Debian based distros use that file type. I know that iOS is not Debian or Linux based, but it is UNIX based, why ...
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How to install Windows 10 additionally to OS X and Ubuntu (triple-boot)?

I have installed Ubuntu separately from OS X. rEFInd is already installed. Now I need to install Windows 10. I've created a separate partition for this in OS X. If I try to install Windows from USB, ...
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Bootcamp + Custom hybrid MBR = PAIN

I installed OS X to my MacBook from scratch. I mean used USB stick with installer and fully erased disk. Then I created 5 partitions: One for OS X, one for Windows, two for Linux and one for Data: | ...
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Is there any way to boot from my BootCamp Partition after installing Ubuntu MATE?

So I've been running BootCamp on a 13-Inch Late 2007 MacBook for a while now using these instructions and everything was working fine. (Of course, I still have my Mac Partition.) However, yesterday I ...
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Using MBP as web server with many users

I teach new media classes at a small liberal arts and sciences university. For the past several years, I have been running an Ubuntu server on an old desktop PC in my office. At the beginning of each ...
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Changing the owner of a directory when username has a . (dot) in it [closed]

If I enter whoami in Terminal.app my id is shown as Abhi.Sri Now if I do chown -R Abhi.Sri /usr/local it says the user Abhi.Sri is invalid.
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Adding a compiled application to $PATH. Understanding the problem

I'm trying to understand the whole $PATH problem but I've got no luck so far. Suppose that I've just compiled an executable with make and I need to launch it with the shell without using the full ...
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How to remove Linux from my Mac?

I have installed Ubuntu on my Mac. But then after a few times, neither can I boot to Ubuntu nor can I find where it actually is. Total a mystery. Now I actually try to erase this part in my computer. ...