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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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. ...
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Anyone knows how to fix Module wl Not found? t

Does anyone know how to go around fixing: Fatal: module wl not found I get this when I insert into terminal: modprobe wl on Kali linux 2.0 that I dual booted to my Macbook air El capitan. ...
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How to backup iPhone contacts (no iCloud, iTunes or App)?

How do you take a backup of Contacts data stored in the iPhone, without using apps, and without sending Contacts data to the "cloud"? I've devised the following: 1) Compose a new email 2) Switch to ...
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What is the content of the $CLASSPATH variable in El Capitan?

I installed OS X El Capitan and, along with it, Oracle's Java 8 SDK. I've already verified that, using java -version, java is correctly installed. I need to add some user classes to the file path, ...
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Kali Linux Dual Boot - Wifi not working

I am struggling to find a detailed guide on how to troubleshoot wifi once Kali Linux 2.0 has been installed. I dual booted on my MacBook Air (El Capitan) Kali Linux 2.0, and as I have been warned, ...
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dtruss an app as the current user

I am trying to find out what keeps a new tab using 12 seconds to show my bash prompt, and now I have turned to dtruss. I had some issues to sort out dtrace requires root privileges Terminal.app is ...
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How to stream video with subtitles from computer to Ipad? [closed]

I would like to stream some movies with downloaded subtitles from my hard drive to my IPad mini. What are some ways I can achieve that solution? I use Ubuntu 15.10 or Windows and my IPad is updated ...
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How to fix bootable OS on Mac with Grub Rescue [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Kali Linux 2.0 on my MacBook Air (runs El Capitan). However, after managing to run it, and exiting it, i couldn't find Kali on my laptop anymore. I forgot to install Refind ...
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How to install OS X Yosemite on MacBook (with empty hard drive) from Ubuntu or Windows?

Every time I search for how to create and install OS X on a MacBook from Windows I get a lot of Hackintosh videos, videos saying to use a Mac to create the installer, or even how to install in ...
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How to list all files with Finder Comment using unix?

How i can get path of all files, folders which has Finder comment and also the comment. Like this: /path/here/file.txt TAB finder comment is here /path4/here2/folder TAB finder comment is here I ...
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Windows sees iPhone but iTunes does not

I'm running Windows 7 in VirtualBox with Linux as a host. I'd like to sync my iPhone with iTunes installed in the VM. I've set up USB filters in VirtualBox, and Windows sees my iPhone upon ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 15.04 on Macbook11,1

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my MacBookPro11,1 according to this tutorial MactelSupport. I finished the installation and followed this guide Repair the hybrid MBR to repair the hybrid MBR. But when I ...
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Access Parallels VM files

I just finished an install of my debian (7.8) on parallels virtual machine and I'd love to be able to share the linux folders with the osx platform. Any ideas on how that might be done ? Problem with ...
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Why do many processes use the letter “d” at the end of the process name? [closed]

Just recently started getting into OS X/iOS development and noticed several files have a "d" at the end. I.e launchd, accountsd, cloudd, assistantd, etc.. Not all have it just some. Just a quirky ...
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Can you backup/restore a Fusion drive with a simple 'dd' command?

I have a MacPro with two drives configured as a Fusion drive. It is worth noting that the HDD of the pair also has a bootcamp partition carved out. I'm nearly ready to upgrade from Mavericks to El ...
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Mounting HFS+ volume in Linux

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate area to post my question. But I am wondering how can I mount a MacBook Pro mid 2007 HDD on Debian Linux. My MacBook bombed out on me and now I need to attempt ...
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File/Group permissions on CIFS mounted from Linux server

I have a Centos 6 fileserver serving Samba/CIFS to Mac OS X. How do I get the Macs to honor permissions set on Samba server? Macs are running 10.10.x
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How to change “Nov 9 03:21:11” to yymmdd mmhhss using AppleScript/Unix?

How to change string "Nov 9 03:21:11" to yymmdd mmhhss in AppleScript?
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How to get previous shutdown cause?

I try to get previous shutdown cause and when it happened but i don't know correct syntax. syslog -k Sender kernel ??? I need to get date and time in start of the row and shutdown cause number in ...
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Installing 20+ operating systems on Mac without any virtualization

For a scientific project I need to install these operating systems on my Mac Pro. The catch is... It has to run on a native hardware, no level 1 or 2 virtualization is allowed. Here is the list of ...
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Attempting to fresh install Ubuntu dual boot rEFInd does not recognize live boot

Attempted to do a fresh install of Ubuntu by following the procedure found here: Clean install Ubuntu on a dual boot with Windows I assumed that the fact that it was for Vista instead of OS X was ...
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How to get the hash linked to a GeneratedUID in El Capitan?

Trying to find the GeneratedUID in OS X still works (see example below): dscl localhost -read /Search/Users/<username> | grep GeneratedUID | cut -c15- But entering the following into the ...
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How to properly install Kali Linux on MacBook Air (dual-boot with El Capitan)

I updated to El Capitan yesterday (on MacBook Air 2014). I then decided to install Kali Linux 2.0, and boy it's been one problem after another, so far nothing has gone the way it's supposed to. ...
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Intel GPU drivers for Linux - can't decide

I installed Linux (Kubuntu) on my MacBook. I always wondered if my graphics card drivers were configured correctly, as any games (and some other applications) running on my computer were extremely ...
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How to run unix script in login screen before user logs in?

I would like to have unix script run when the login screen appears when booting. It should run immediately and not when user enters username and password and logs in. Is there any way to accomplish ...
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Is there an easy way to install Linux similar to Boot Camp?

I've so far been using Disk Utility to partition my Mac's drive and install Linux, but is there an easier way to do it, using something similar to Boot Camp, or a third-party software application that ...
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GRUB 2 - “fb: swiutching to radeondrmfb from EFI VGA”

Whenever I try to boot Arch, Mint or Debian from a USB stick using GRUB 2 on my mac with compatibility mode, it freezes on this error (given in the question title). I've tried every available, up to ...
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Accidentally deleted files using GNU find -delete - how to recover?

I was playing around with OSX find and GNU find from findutils (v 4.4.2) package for learning purposes. GNU find has a -delete option, which is self-explanatory. What isn't, however, is that "Use of ...
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Is running Linux through a VM as fast as running it natively on MacBook?

I am trying to decide whether I should run Linux natively or through a VM on MacBook 7,2? How much performance difference would I observe? Is it worth installing Linux natively or is running it ...
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How do you stop wtmp from erasing?

I track user login times on a couple of shared computers running OSX 10.10.5 using the last command in terminal. It seems after updating from 10.9 the wtmp file gets frequently deleted and only show a ...