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When finder copies a file it appears to use a magic file creation date to indicate busy http://stackoverflow.com/questions/444561/how-can-i-tell-if-a-file-or-folder-is-busy-e-g-the-finder-is-busy-copying-to-i I just used SetFile -d '2016/02/04 12:00:00' myfile And the folder/file was no longer busy


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Almost universally on Mac [with very few exceptions] Cmd ⌘ , (command + comma) will open Preferences.


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Welcome to the world of the Mac! Unlike many other operating systems, most Mac OS X apps don't have a menu bar in the app itself but use the system-wide Menu Bar. When uTorrent app is in focus (click on it once if you're not sure), the Menu Bar will show the menu options for uTorrent. One of the options will be "Preferences..." as you can see in the ...


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If you have Xcode installed, you can use Instruments.app (Apple documentation You can use this command to launch it open /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Applications/Instruments.app Once opened, this application can monitor all processes on your machine for file reads, writes, and locks, among other things. There is a template called File Activity that ...


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Open terminal.app (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal or via Spotlight) and issue this command: sudo fs_usage | grep [path_to_file]. Path_to_file may be to any of your found 'xEy40' files. See, if it'll show anything.


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An alternative to the command line is Spotlight itself: a Spotlight search in Finder (cmd+F) should come up with the same results, as "About This Mac > Storage" did. In the search criteria set "Kind is Movie", click the plus sign towards the right of this line and add another two criteria (found under "Other" in the criteria options): "System Files are ...


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In a Terminal, use the following command: mdfind "kMDItemKind == '*movie'" This will output the fully qualified pathnames of files in which the metadata stores used by Spotlight classify it as some type of movie. Example output from a movie taken on my iPhone and transferred to iPhotos on my Mac, one of the lines outputted by mdls is: kMDItemKind ...


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The quickest way is to use bash and awk syntax in your Terminal.app for file in `find /SOURCE/DIR -type f | awk 'NR %10 == 0'`; do echo mv $file /DEST/DIR ; done for statement introduces the bash loop, to iterate through a set of data where file is the variable. find parses the /SOURCE/DIR for that which is specified. | acts as a pipe, passing stout ...



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