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Have there ever been malicious MacPorts portfiles?

Is there a reason to use caution when installing packages from Macports? I'm still new to *nix land, more a result of projects like Ubuntu making things like installing programs easy. I always felt ...
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Time Machine won't erase incomplete backup

Mac 10.8.6 I stopped the last backup, but it didn't erase the InProgress backup from then. Now when I try to back up it gives me "Node requires deep traversal:/ reason:contains changes|must scan ...
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concatenate text files in multiple folders

I have hundreds of folders with a few text files in each folder. I'm trying to concatenate the files of each folder into a single text file. One file for each folder. Ideally, the concatenated ...
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How to send/receive iPhone messages on iPod touch after having cancelled code confirmation once?

I recently got an iPhone. I already had an iPod touch, and used to use iMessages on it with my Apple ID(email only). Now that I went into iMessage on the iPod today, for the first time after setting ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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2011 Macbook pro - i7 750gb screen flicker

My mac did not boot after trying everything. I was planning to replace HDD but before that I took the HDD out and made it external and I could read everything without any issues. So thought its not ...
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Unwanted photos on My Photo Stream

I'm receiving unwanted photos on my photo stream from another user? What setting needs adjusting? It's an iPhone 5 with iOS 8.1.
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Escaping variable in script

I'm using script.sh in an OS X Mavericks terminal containing only the following: echo ${1} ls ${1} Now, when I call ./script.sh "/Users/me/some\ directoy\ with\ whitespace/", the echo command ...
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Using a USA charger in Europe

I am about to buy an Apple charger on Ebay coming from USA, yet I am not sure if I can use it here in Europe, more precisely in Portugal. I'm not concerned with the plug itself since I have the plug ...
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Transferring iPhoto to iCloud drive

I have been running out of hard drive space on my older MacBook Air. I decided to free up the 91gb of space that is my iPhoto. (I believe) I moved iPhoto in relatively easy fashion. I drug it from ...
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Yosemite -Airdrop not working between 2012 Mac Mini and 2012 MacBook Pro Retina

I have a 2012 Mac Mini, and a 2012 MBP Retina both on Yosemite. Airdrop worked very well under Mavericks, and I waited to see if the 10.10.1 update would fix it before posting this. My MBP detects my ...
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Remove eject button from finder

I accidentally ejected an external drive in the finder, is there an option to hide or remove/disable eject button from finder?
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Reloading a MacBook with applications

My daughter has a MacBook, 10.6.8 and we have the install discs. It's gotten to that age, 5-6 years, where it runs sluggishly, and I'm thinking to wipe the drive, maybe replace with an SSD, and ...
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Access OS X Yosemite “Share Menu” extension through Apple Script

I'd like to make an Alfred workflow that would send a file as an attachment through Airmail. I noticed that Airmail has a "Share Menu" extension to do just that. Is there a way to access this ...
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Mastering Categories in Numbers

I have a budget with a Column for "Categories" and for "Amount". Within the Column for categories, as one might expect, is a category for "Groceries". Groceries is column "C" and Amount is column D. ...
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Why is my simple Automator script broken in latest Yosemite update (used to work)?

I had a basic Automator script I was using with a keyboard shortcut to bring up the login screen as a sort of lockscreen. It was working mostly fine until 10.10.1 (I had to manually launch from ...
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Xcode 6 on Yosemite: Give me back my title bar!

On prior versions of OS X and Xcode I constantly used the title bar right-click to view the folder hierarchy of the Xcode project: right-click the title bar and open up the containing folder (or an ...
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How to fix MacBook HDD, keys out of order and disk full error?

I have MacBook late 2008 10.6.8 120GB HDD. Lately its been kernel panicing once a week and last panic was really bad. After panic, i booted and verbose log says this: checking catalog file keys out ...
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MAMP Pro license record

I purchased a license for MAMP Pro and copy/pasted the license on the webpage when I ordered it. But there is no record of the license key on the invoice or on when I login to their support system.. ...
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MacBook HDD - keys out of order and disk full error

I have MacBook late 2008 10.6.8 120GB HDD. Lately its been kernel panicing once a week and last panic was really bad. After panic, i booted and verbose log says this: checking catalog file keys out ...
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SMS on iPad. Doesn't see popup

I would like to activate SMS on my iPad but when I go on my iPhone, this one tell me to enter a code which appears on the iPad. But I have no popup on my iPad. I have the same iCloud account on both ...
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Yosemite Messages: Support for a separate speaker for notifications?

I'm using a jabber account with Messages for voice and video calling, as well as chat. I also use a headset most of the time, and have it set as my primary audio device, but want to hear if someone ...
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AppleStore removed after the OS rollback

I have really unexpected problem with my iMac. Yesterday I've decided to create a Copy of my system, and today I've done a rollback, but suddenly I've added the appsstore to ignoring list of ...
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iOS 8 - Personal Hotspot - Works on iPad, Fails on rMBP

The question kind of says it all. I have an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1 (not yet 8.1.1). Connecting to this iPhone with my iPad Air 2 through personal hotspot works just fine (I'm actually using ...
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Mac os x 10.5.8 Can't download Flash Player!

I am having issues installing Adobe Flash Player on my 10.5.8 Mac. I uninstalled the previous version. My understanding understand is that i need an older version of flash player as this is an older ...
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accidentally deleted /var folder

I accidentally moved my /var folder to trash and now unable to login to mac. The only solution I found until now it to recover OS X. I have tried to move /var back to /private folder in single user ...
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Automator on unsupported apps: how to?

Say I have a list of files and I want to open and process them one by one through a third party program. Does this third party program need to support Automator, in order for me to do this? I am ...
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JDK 7 on mac 10.6.2 (32bits)

I want to install JDK version 7 on my mac Snow leopard 10.6.2 (32bits). How can I do it ? Pleas give me some help ? is it possible or not ?
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I have 2 iPads. Should they both have the same id?

I got a new iPad and gave my daughter the old one. She is unable to get on it using the password and ID I gave her. So I changed the password on mine -she still can't use that password- is it ...
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fancy text editor for OSX [on hold]

I use EditPlus and NotePad++ for Windows. I want to edit some large XML files (600Mb) on my MacOS. The editors I am used to allow me to record macros and play them back, match braces, highlight ...
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Yosemite auto creates multiple desktops (spaces) on main monitor

Since upgrading to Yosemite I've been having issue with OS X creating additional workspaces on my main monitor for no apparent reason. I usually have 3 different spaces setup on my main monitor and ...
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Get back guest user osx 10.10.1

I upgraded to 10.10.1 and now I can only reboot to Safari mode and enable parental controls on guest user is greyed. Does anyone know how to get the real guest user account back?
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Disable window snapping to top on move to second monitor/display

This annoying behavior started happening in 10.8 or 10.9 and I'd like to turn it off and make it never ever happen again. What happens is that when dragging a window from one display to another, when ...
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I am not a company but am trying to avoid having to buy multiple individual iOS licenses

I'm developing an app for iOS and since it's not going to be published by my company it looks like I have to get my own developer license. I can live with that, but there's a part of the app that I'm ...
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Shrinking extremely large window

I have a very large window on Mavericks. The window is so large that I can't seem to get the mouse to the lower right corner to shrink the size of the window. How can I reduce the size of this window? ...
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Error opening txt file on MacOSx

I am getting this strange error on Mac OS X. When I am trying to open a text file using 'TextEdit' or 'TextWrangler' I am getting this message "Verifying filename.txt". This message pops up and then ...
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Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display: Black Screen

So this is not my computer, but my girlfriends. She was doing thesis work in the library when all of a sudden the screen to her Macbook began to malfunction. At the point it is at now, whenever it is ...
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How can I change the time of day that Automatic Updates installs?

In Yosemite, you can choose to have apps and/or OS X system updates install automatically when available. http://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201541 says this happens 'overnight'. It's unclear whether ...
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How prevent changes on iPod syncing back to iTunes

From the tests I have done it seems that if I delete songs or playlists on my iPod touch and then sync, the song/playlist is deleted in iTunes. This is a problem if for eg. someone else uses my iPod ...
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iPhone won't download apps

I went to download a app and it says it is loading and when I go to the home screen and shows something that looks like a target and now it won't load threw. Please help me
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Git on FAT does not diff symbolic links

I store my git repo on FAT formatted external disk to use it on Windows and on OSX simultaneously. It is well know that FAT has no symbolic links, hence symbolic links on OSX are being converted to ...
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Is it still possible to update my iPad from iOS 7.0.4 to IOS 7.1.2 and not to iOS 8?

Can i upgrade my iPad 2 iOS 7.0.4 to iOS 7.1.2 ? I dont want to install iOS 8. I'm afraid of the performance issues and jailbreak possibilities of my iPad 2 running on iOS 8.
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Terminal 3 failed password attempts

I've got a really funny issue with my Mac at the moment. I was using a sudo command and it rejected my password 3 times (I double checked and the password was correct) but now I can't do anything as ...
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Updating OSX's Java version

After the upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite, some Java applications begin failing. Specifically, the error message is Dyld Error Message: Symbol not found: _CGContextSetAllowsAcceleration ...
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mac os x - UNIX domain sockets in abstract namespace

Are they possible? According to this it is possible starting from Mac osx 10.9. Ctrl + F for "New support for Abstract namespace sockets" on that page. But I was not able to find one single example ...
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Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
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Why do synced podcast episodes not show up in the podcast app?

iOS 7.1.2, iPhone 4 (some kind of) I have subscribed to several podcasts in iTunes. When I see an e[pisode I like, I sync it to my phone. That used to work well until the introduction of the podcast ...
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Play Safari web videos in full-screen on second monitor while using first monitor

I have two monitors and am using OS X Mavericks. In Safari when viewing a YouTube streaming video full screen on one monitor, if I use the other monitor it causes the YouTube video to switch from full ...
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Yosemite 10.10.1 - ssh - no connection (time-out) and strange redirect

I hope I can get some help with a rather strange problem on my late 2013 MacBookPro running Yosemite 10.10.1 Up until 3 days ago, I could ssh into my server without any problems. I then updated to ...
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Are new Macbook Pro keyboards available (without the topcase)?

I would like to replace the keyboard on my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" without replacing the full topcase. I understand Apple only offers the topcase + keyboard, not the keyboard alone. Ebay has quite a few ...

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