An acronym for Uniform Type Identifier - a text string that uniquely identifies a given class or type of item.

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What command combo at terminal will output a list of directories with human-readable sizes?

I'd like to open Terminal.app and enter a command like: my-macbook-pro:~ my-username$ ls -lh Instead of seeing the size of the folders in bytes that are in my current working directory, I'd like to ...
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Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
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OSX: Is there a way to change the default behavior of copy/move overwrite?

Problem: Many of my friends are moving to OS X and are frustrated that, unlike Windows and *NIX systems, copying/moving a folder (with sub-folders) deletes the destination folder if a folder of the ...
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How to configure OS X 10.5 to always open .WAV files with QuickTime?

I use iTunes to listen to my music, all of which is in .mp3 and .aac files. I periodically want to listen to .wav files, however these are never music. Most often, they're voicemails sent to my by our ...
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Does iWork support OpenOffice filetypes?

I was thinking about getting iWork as a replacement for OpenOffice. Since I usually saved my files to the OpenOffice format (OpenDocument), I was wondering if it's possible to read these files with ...
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Cutting and pasting files

OS X doesn't allow me to cut files. Are there any applications to enable this?
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How can I copy the path of a file?

This surely sounds weird to PC users ;-), but my actual question is "How can I copy the path to a folder or a file ?" The Info Dialog doesn't allow me to copy the information that stands there ... ...
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Why does “Copy” replace stuff instead of merging it?

This is started to be really annoying to me If you have an original folder with 2 files and you copy something into it's parent folder where the folder name is the same, and, let's imagine you are ...