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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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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Issues with /usr/lib/libcups.2.dylib. x86 applications will not execute

I upgraded CUPS from 2.0.0 to 2.0.2 on OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite for security reasons per advisement from a Nessus scan. I committed the cardinal sin of not backing up my OS before making this change. ...
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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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Dual boot Kali with Mac

I want to dual my Macbook with Mavericks 10.9.4 and Kali 1.0.8. I have downloaded the Kali .iso and "burnt" it to a USB stick using the dd command from in Terminal. I have partitioned my hard drive ...
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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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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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Is there a way to convert audio files in Mac OS X or the command line without using iTunes?

Now, I know I can use iTunes to convert music. But it's quite a pain.. All I'm asking is: Is there anything built into OS X or UNIX for converting files? Right now I simply want to convert .mp4 to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to replace Mac OS X utilities with GNU core utilities?

I found there is some differences between the utility command I used on the mac OSX and linux. I want to make my experience united. How could I replace all my mac utilities with GNU utilities?
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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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how can i reformat the hdd in HFS+ using Ubuntu without using mac

I have input a HFS+ hard drive which is mac osx into ubuntu because while booting up mac there a error of blinking folder with a question mark so i searched in google and the information say that the ...
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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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File can't be moved by root on OS X

I tried to move a few files to a subfolder on OS X. One refused to move. It said Operation not permitted. I tried again as root: $ sudo mv file subfolder/ mv: rename file to subfolder/file: Operation ...
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How to find all files that are larger than 1GB on the Mac HD?

It seems that either one of these commands can be used: sudo find / -size +1G sudo find / -type f -size +1G But when it gets to /Volumes, it actually look at all the back up files by Time Machine ...
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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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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 can I mount an ext4 file system on OS X?

Is there a safe, stable application for reading from and writing to ext4 file systems on Mac OS X? If not, what's the best way to access the contents of an ext4 file system on ...
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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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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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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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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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Recover corrupted Mac HFS+ drive (image) under Linux

I'm trying to recover an apparently corrupted disk. It appears that through improper shutdown the drive has been somehow killed. It's the main partition of a Macbook Pro. I've used dd to copy the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 get music from Dropbox to ANY mp3 music type app

I am using an iphone 6, first time with an iphone, not really fond of it unfortunately bought it for the slow-mo video but having a heck of a time getting my music transferred! I don't want to live ...
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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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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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Adding a song file to iTunes via the command line without playing the file

I want to add song files to iTunes via the command line. open -a iTunes -g song.mp3 does exactly this. - However it starts playing the song, too. Any way to avoid this?
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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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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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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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How to get the FileVault recovery key?

I want to mount my (non-bootable) Filevault encrypted drive on Linux. I know the user-facing password to decrypt it, but not the recovery key. From what I've read, I assume that the recovery key is ...
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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 ...