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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Admin vs firstname and lastname

I've been using OS X since Lion. I'm a sole user of my Mac. When I log into the Mac, I log in as Admin. Also, in System Preferences, under Users & Groups, the Current User is listed as Admin. ...
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How many files are on my HFS drive?

Is there a quick and easy way to tell about how many files I have on a given HFS+ formatted hard drive? On Unix, I use df -i, but HFS+ apparently doesn't use inodes and returns a silly answer based ...
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Cross-Platform File System file sharing between MAC, WINDOWS, LINUX?

I've a laptop with triple boot, Yosemite, Windows 8.1, CentOS 7, and need a partition for sharing files between the 3 os's, i've been using exFAT, as it is supported by OSX & Windows but had some ...
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How to restart a process without user interaction

I killed a process (a simple .jar running in the background as a global agent) by pkill -9 java. Since the global agent in launchd is configured as keepAlive the process gets restarted immediately. ...
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Shell script to restart a certain process if it is not responding

I need an java application to run 24/7 on my mac. Unfortunately the JVM process sometimes gets stuck and thus the java application does not respond anymore. Is there a possebility to detect if a ...
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Why are my command line utilities running so slowly on my Mac?

I have just noticed that command line utilities such as ls (/bin/ls), touch (/usr/bin/touch), cat (/bin/cat), etc. are very slow when I run them from Terminal or iTerm on my MacBook. For example: ...
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What would happen if I force installed a Linux driver into Mac OS X?

So, recently I got a Mac system and I was planning to put in an Intel WiFi card (as an upgrade for its current card). Now, as we know, Apple and Intel do not get along WiFi-wise. However, this same ...
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Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?

I have an early 15" 2011 Macbook Pro that is affected by the defective discrete GPU. I know there are workarounds in OSX to force the use of the integrated Intel GPU, or disable the drivers for the ...
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Is there a programmatic way to identify built-in applications?

I'm trying to keep an inventory of where each application in my Mac came from (context: I'm trying to be disciplined and install things only through the App Store, Homebrew or Caskroom). Apps that ...
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Can I move the OS X that was preinstalled on my MacBook pro to a VM running on the MacBook Pro?

I would like to run linux as the primary operating system on my MacBook Pro to replace the OS X that was pre-installed with the MacBook. I would then like to run OS X inside a virtualbox guest ...
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How to create a Mac bootable gparted or Parted Magic thumb drive?

Is it possible to create a Mac-bootable thumb drive containing gparted or Parted Magic without installing a full Linux distribution? I tried several methods like unetbootin (some blogs suggest this ...
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Choosing FreeBSD as Startup Disk on Intel Mac

I partitioned a USB flash drive as GUID and used it to install FreeBSD 10 for x86_64 off a DVD on a MacPro1,1. I was able to select the installation DVD as my startup disk in Mac OS X just by going to ...
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Replacing OSX with Windows/Linux on aging mac

I have an old 2008 13" Macbook4,1 model (not pro) running Snow Leopard with 4GB of RAM and 160GB of HDD. It is adequate for my needs at the moment but the OS is no longer being supported by Apple (NTP ...
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VM Fusion Kali Linux Shared Folder

Yosemite Mac Book Pro 2011 (host system) Latest VM Fusion Latest Kali Linux (virtual os) Where is the shared folder i enabled in the settings? It does not show up in linux?
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Can I create symbolic links in OS X which also work in Windows/Linux and vice versa?

I'm synchronizing a folder structure between my MacBook (OS X 10.6) and a PC with Windows XP (soon Linux or Windows 7). My problem is that Windows shortcuts or OS X aliases seem to be unusable on the ...
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Force boot usb in erased macbook

Out of frustration from Yosemite, I booted macbook in recovery mode, and erased the Macintosh drive from my retina macbook pro 13 inch. But I am not able to boot into ubuntu usb installer I made ...
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Copy-Paste from Mac to Emacs of ubuntu

I use version 10.9.2 of OS X and a virtual machine 6.0.5 VMware Fusion. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been installed on the virtual machine. In ubuntu I use Emacs 24.3.1 as editor. Once emacs of ubuntu is ...
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I overwrote OSX with Linux by accident

So here is what happened. I installed Ubuntu onto a flashdrive hoping to be able to dual boot Linux/OSX. I burned Ubuntu onto the flash drive on my desktop PC (windows 8.1) with universal USB ...
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Install Ubuntu on Yosemite - no detected operating system

I have a 2012 MBP running Yosemite and a Live CD of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It runs fine, but when I get to the install part it only gives me options to delete the hard disk (no operating system detected) ...
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Backup of a Debian machine to an Apple Time Capsule

I have two Macs, backed up on a 3TB Apple Time Capsule. But I also have a Debian machine on the same local network, and I would like to back it up (at least one of its hard disks) on the same Apple ...
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Is there a way to put switches at the end when using OS X command-line?

For example: rm long/path/to/some/dir -r instead of: rm -r long/path/to/some/dir Is it possible to make it work like that, as in GNU command line utils? TIA, Karol
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Is there a native terminal in OS X, without having to load the desktop, window manager, etc? [duplicate]

FOr example, in linux you can boot to a terminal, you don't have to load a desktop, window manager, etc. Is there something like this in Mac OS X? And like in Linux, is it possible to switch to one of ...
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Install Ubuntu on Yosemite

I created a bootable thumb drive using the instructions here: How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X. I installed the 32bit and 64bit version. I got a MacBook Pro (15" End 2011) Processor 2,2 GHz ...
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Macfusion: Can't mount SSHFS directory, “Authentication has failed.”

I have a problem with Macfusion. After following the instructions here: http://www.kevinfodness.com/using-macfusion-for-sftp-connections-on-osx, I set up an SSHFS connection in Macfusion, and after ...
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how to find files with .j or .jp extension

I have some image files that have a messed up extension. The files are of the following format: "filename." "filename.j" "filename.jp" I need to find all these files which are in several folders and ...
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Ubuntu HUD in Mac OS

Is there and app or something that gives Yosemite the functionality that Ubuntu HUD has - search menu for items? I am switching to Mac from Ubuntu. Even thou I was on Ubuntu Linux for only a few ...
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custom ringtone on iphone5s using linux?

I have an iPhone 5s. I want to have my own custom ringtone on my iPhone. But is there any way to do this without the (really time consuming) way of starting up computer, start iTunes, connect iPhone ...
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What is a “stuck” process?

Using the top command in Terminal, and ordering the list by state, I see a number of processes on Yosemite 10.10.1 whose state is stuck. I've looked through man ps and man top for an explanation, and ...
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a bad Shutdown resulting in a flashing folder with question mark

I was rebooting my MBP when i turned off abruptly, now when i turn on my Mac again i just see a Flasing folder icon with a question mark instead the Apple Logo. i have MacBook Pro 15" Late 2012 (Non ...
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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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Mac Pro with fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14 will not boot

I installed Ubuntu Server 14 on my Mac Pro and now after a successful installation, when I tried to reboot it, the computer chimes like a Mac always does, but does not load any further. Normally I ...
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Did I really Install GIT 2.0.1?

I'm following instructions from http://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/install-update-latest-version-git-mac-osx-10-9-mavericks/ But when I type in "git --version", I'm seeing: git version 1.8.4 ...
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How can I reformat an HDD to HFS+ in Ubuntu (without using a Mac)?

I have attached an HFS+ hard drive with Mac OS X installed to an Ubuntu machine because while booting the Mac shows a blinking folder with a question mark. I searched Google and the results say that ...
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Create a partition on SD card for ext4 filesystem

I've got an SD card and want to create a partition on it for the ext4 fs. The partition must start after 1MB. This 1MB will be used for a bootloader (u-boot). I'm doing this on OS X Yosemite. Here's ...
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Cannot read external hard drive after installing Linux?

Please help. I wanted to install linux so I follow this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I used my external hard drive to do this but then after I finished ...
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Make and create Live USB Linux for Mac? How?

I'm wanting to create a live usb linux so I can easily access it everytime when I need it without taking up any space. But with other sources, they say to rEFInd and I did so, however when restarting ...
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Installing Linux on a MacBook Pro and waranty

On a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina, does dual-booting the pre-installed OS X with Linux (say Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/etc) void the hardware warranty? Does installing Linux and removing OS X void the hardware ...
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Not able to boot into Ubuntu after Yosemite Upgrade

I am running dual boot on my iMac. I upgraded my OS to OS X Yosemite yesterday,and now I can't boot into Ubuntu. How can I fix my issue?
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Can Find My Mac still persist after erasing the hard drive?

I have recently acquired a MacBook Air 2011 off of ebay. In order to avoid second-hand Mac issues relating to iCloud remote shut downs, I have performed the following actions: Secure erase (using ...
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Auto-Update Script

I'm trying to get the Macs at my workplace all updating at a specific time. To do so, I'm running a bash script from a spare Macbook running OS X Server. I have one minor and one big issue with my ...
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What is the wheel user group for?

The output of groups after sudo bash lists the following groups: wheel daemon kmem sys tty operator procview procmod everyone staff certusers localaccounts admin com.apple.sharepoint.group.2 ...
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difference between tty[p,r,s][N] and pts

$ ps -ef | grep tty | grep root | grep "-sh" root 25185 25184 0 Oct 14 ttyp4 0:00 -sh root 22998 22997 0 Oct 14 ttyp2 0:00 -sh root 25379 25378 0 Oct 13 ttyp0 0:00 -sh root 1709 ...
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How to select text with touchpad without pressing the “hard” key?

Now on OS X, when I want to select some text, I have to press the "hard" key on touchpad with thumb and drag through the text with another finger on touchpad. With linux on the same macbook pro, I ...
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Unable to boot into ElementaryOS on MacBook after PRAM reset

I installed ElementaryOS on a separate partition of my HDD. Not sure what happened but the audio in OSX stopped working after the installation. After trying everything else, I found resetting the ...
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To prevent Finder from showing .noindex files

I can restrict Finder searching files by adding .noindex -extension, this thread. However, I want hide those files in Finder search. How can you prevent Finder from showing .noindex -files?
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Rsync with Linux server: special character problem

I have a problem with using rsync for backuping files on my remote linux machine to my Mac. The first time all is well, but apparently there is a problem with special characters between the mac and ...
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How to automount UDF partition with strange partition ID

I have two partitions on my usb hdd: #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 ...
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Simulating an event to wake my Mac

Events like EC.cause/GIGE/LIDO/OHC/PWRB/RTC/USB# can wake up a Mac. Is there a way to programatically simulate either of these ? WOL is out of the question as my machine doesn't support WOL on WiFi. ...
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Reinstalling MacOS X Snow Leopard on a Mac over a crashed linux Ubuntu

I have been a given an iMac 24" with a crashed Ubuntu installed on it. I have an install CD of Snow Leopard (not a machine dedicated one). I use a PC keyboard. How can I install SL onto that machine ...
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Mavericks - I need to be notified when a wifi network becomes available

My university's wifi connection goes up at random times. It's faster, so I would want to be notified when it becomes available so that I can surf faster and I don't have to pay for mobile data that I ...