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Depending on your system setup and your command you probably lost only some files - including one essential - and folders and some sym-links. Using the command rm * - executed by an admin in the root folder - usually deletes the sym-link /etc only: Boot to single user mode, check your file system with /sbin/fsck -fy, and mount root read/writable with ...


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Update Developer Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia announced yesterday that this problem is solved in XQuartz 2.7.8_beta2: XQuartz 2.7.8_beta2 is available for download. You can see http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X112.7.8 for a full set of changes, but most noteworth ones are: 1) xauth now correctly parses the Yosemite launchd $DISPLAY ...


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Send to yourself - some mailers won't send if there's no 'To' recipient. Then send to the group as BCC BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy, as opposed to CC which is just Carbon Copy i.e. the recipients are hidden from each other. Show/hide the BCC field from the View menu, or Cmd ⌘ Opt ⌥ B Then enter your Group name in the Bcc field; click the ...


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I personally feel that speed tests such as these are of theoretical interest but not of any value in the real world. After years of faffing around with windows and comparing to Mac after I saw the light, speed issues become a moot point: Work flow windows: switch on-> wait 20 minutes for latest update to install->spend a further 20 minutes repairing the ...


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Open the mpkg package contents, then open the Contents folder. Open distribution.dist with a text editor. Remove lines 13 to 18. Save the file and open the mpkg normally.


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Try this hint from Apple Support. There are distinct differences between Yosemite and all earlier OS X versions. I'll copy/paste the Yosemite commands here so as not to offend the 'no solitary links in answers' demigods. Quoth Apple Support: Hide a user account in OS X Yosemite You can prevent a user account from appearing in the login window in OS X ...


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You can stop with this command: $ launchctl unload com.wondershare.mobilegodaemon Additionally if you want to completely delete it, you have to search for it on /Library/LaunchDaemons/, /Library/LaunchAgents/ and ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ to delete the configuration file, that should be called com.wondershare.mobilegodaemon.


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Get Info You can get the resolution from Get Info menu. Select the image and press ⌘ CMD+i, or right click on that image and choose Get Info menu item. Image from cultofmac.com QuickLook plugin If you weren't on 10.9 - this lightweight QuickLook plugin called qlImageSize which can be found on GitHub lets You check the image size on the quicklook window ...


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There may be other ways to do this, but a simple way would be to create your own homepage, which could look anyway you like. Then, just set the Homepage in Safari to point at that file. Make a file called "home.html" with these contents: <!DOCTYPE html> <html style="background:#333;"> <head> <title>New Tab</title> ...


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I just installed a new 500GB SSD on my MacBook Pro 17" (early 2011) and used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the contents of my current hard drive to the new one. This works well if you have a working hard drive already in your Mac; and you should clone the drive before installing the new hard drive. You can connect the hard drive externally to your MacBook Pro ...


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Even though the account is an administrator, you still need to use sudo to become the root user. Administrator still has restrictions on what files can be read or written to. For example, the /System/Library/User Template/ folder is set to System: Read/Write and even though you are an administrator, you won't be able to open this folder without either ...


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Open a new finder window and type "zip" in the search. Select "Zip archive" in "kinds". You can also just type out kind:.zip and press enter and you'll get the appropriate filter: Note - omitting the . after the : results in many compressed files and not just those with .zip extension or literal conformance to that specification.


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It is a server used for push notifications for iOS and OS X. If you block it, you may not receive push notifications.


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It sounds like you are in rich text mode, so the editor is trying to save the file in non-plain text format. In general for css/html/code you want just plain text. In the "Format" menu, choose "Make Plain Text" then when you do a "Save As..." you should be able to just type whatever extension you need. EDIT -- As Tetsujin mentions, you do should uncheck ...


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Command + Control + Power button will force a restart without any intervention from the system. Applications will not be closed in a proper way and everything that is not yet written to disk will be lost. It is definitely not safe. You could use Command + Option + Control + Power button to shutdown and then Power button to start. Quit all apps (after ...


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You can use a sparse bundle which will expand when the contents increases in size. Enable advanced image options in Disk Utility. defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options 1 Open Disk Utility and select File → New → Disk Image from Folder… or press ⌘N. Select the folder that you want to encrypt and press Image. Choose sparsebundle as ...


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The original post mentions that SSDs have a 1000-2000 cycle limit, which over-simplifies the problem. Individual cells in an SSD may have such a limit, but the SSD implements many different solutions: from over-provisioning and write-levelling to Sandforce's proprietary collection of de-duplication, compression, and data differencing techniques, which it ...


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You shouldn't take a tag description on a web site not affiliated with Apple as a feature description. See http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204100 for how Apple defines Mission Control (emphasis mine): Mission Control is the quick way to see everything that's currently open on your Mac. To use Mission Control, do one of the following: Swipe up ...


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The TL;DR: Yes, you can run command line tools in Single User Mode. But not all command line tools. That's not what Single User Mode is meant for. I don't have to load the whole OS just for a command-line app. Except, as you're discovering, you probably do. Single user mode is meant for trouble shooting problems with the computer. It is the bare ...


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In System Preferences > Sharing > Bluetooth Sharing, ensure that Folder for accepted items is set to something. If it isn't set, incoming file transfers are rejected automatically.


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On the Euro symbol's own official home page, there's a table of keyboard shortcuts for all known national keyboards: http://www.eurosymbol.eu/mac-keyboard keyboard layout keystroke combinations Austrian Option-Shift-D Belgian Option-$ British Option-2 Catalan Option-U Dutch Option-2 Finnish Shift-4 French ...


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Install the SDK instead of the JRE. I had a similar issue: I installed the JRE and ran the webpage-based test that said I installed successfully. But my java-based app wouldn't run, and running java -version in the console said Java was not installed. On a whim I decided to install the full SDK and now it all works.


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The way I've solved this is in the past is by bundling the contents of the virtualenv directory into Platypus and then activating the bundled Python interpreter with a script. Here's a screencap of the Platypus interface to show you what I mean: You'll notice that I've bundled the entire venv directory (which was created with the virtualenv command), and ...


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The answer to this is surprisingly simple: $ osacompile -o output.app input.applescript This works for both plaintext .applescript files and the .scpt files that Script Editor makes. You can use a pipe too, e.g. if you have the script on your clipboard: $ pbpaste | osacompile -o output.app Or -e, like the osascript command can use: $ osacompile -o ...


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brew versions has to be installed at some point after you install brew. $ brew tap homebrew/boneyard You can then use the brew versions command as the instructions assume.


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Have you installed Flash Player recently? If so, it's just a harmless leftover. If not, it could be part of the Flashback Trojan.


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A ~ file is simply a broken attempt to access and write to your home directory. This file should be safe to delete as it's not actually your home directory, but make sure you've got a backup in case you or another app needs it for any other purpose. Also, for what it's worth, ~ is not an alias to your home directory, it's just a shell expansion to the path ...


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You can use defaults or plutil command line tools. For defaults it looks like this: defaults write /absolute/path/to/Info.plist CFBundleExecutable -string <Executable> For plutil: plutil -insert CFBundleExecutable -string <Executable> Info.plist


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Yes, Preview in OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) has a freehand tool. Access it within Preview from the "Markup Toolbar" icon of the .JPG or .PDF file you have open. When you click on that icon, the Markup toolbar appears, and the freehand "sketch" tool is the 3rd icon from the left, in blue in the image below. and it offers a smoothing option as well as ...


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Echo is both a binary program (/bin/echo) as well as builtin command in some shells such as bash and sh. As man echo states, Some shells may provide a builtin echo command which is similar or iden- tical to this utility. Most notably, the builtin echo in sh(1) does not accept the -n option. Consult the builtin(1) manual page. In order to fix ...



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