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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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Apple used custom code called "Demo Monkey" whose source code is available on GitHub.


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That is the icon for AirPlay, by Apple, and that menu bar item allows you to control the streaming/mirroring of content on your Mac to an Apple TV or other AirPlay server. Turning AirPlay Mirroring on and off If your Mac supports using your Apple TV as a display, an AirPlay menu appears in the menu bar when an Apple TV is on the same network. The ...


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It must be something like : System Preferences > Accessibility > Keyboard > Sticky keys options > Display pressed keys on screen


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You're missing the '/' at the beginning of your app and sudo as /bin is owned by root and you can't actually write to it as a normal user. As you currently have it, it would only work if your present directory was the system root. This assumes of course that the Sublime Text app is in your main Applications folder. Try this… sudo ln -s ...


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I assume you're using an operating system greater than 10.7 (10.8 - 10.10)? With Mountain Lion (10.8), Apple moved the software update process to the Mac App Store application. Prior to 10.8 Software Updates were handled in the manner the link describes. As such System Preferences had a Software Update section for managing timing of update checks. ...


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iMovie (not lossless, but better than before) iMovie v10 (released some time after the question was originally asked) now better handles more media types, so avoids the import re-encode for most H.264 (mp4, m4v, mov, AVHDC, mts, mt2s) content. It will still, however, re-encode on export so cannot be technically lossless—another new feature, however, is the ...


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After gaining some experience with CoreStorage volumes, I reworked my first answer to generalize and facilitate it by adding some scenarios and deleting some dispensable steps. Basically there is one undocumented command to resize or expand a CoreStorage volume group and an inherent logical volume: diskutil cs resizeStack LVUUID size The command ...


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Just use the full path to open: /usr/bin/open .profile Once you've fixed your path, your shell will be functional again.


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Yes, you should remove these files. VSearch is adware for OS X. You can find more information about VSearch here: Removing VSearch or OSX/Vsearch threat from your Mac — support.norton.com Whilst these files are in system locations such as /System, they are not part of OS X. The adware simply places files in those locations to obfuscate the actions of the ...


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It was introduced in 10.2, Jaguar, and greatly improved in 10.3, Panther. See this article from MacOSXHints for evidence and more details.


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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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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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This solution requires using Terminal. Do the following: Make a backup copy of your file Open Terminal.app In the Terminal window, type cd (that's with a space after the cd) then drag your file to the window. It should insert the full path of your file (e.g. /Users/me/Documents/My\ Great\ File.pages). Copy and paste the following command as a single line ...


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That's the point of the security on a computer : Without the admin password don't expect to do much, this includes getting the admin password. #Ouroboros.


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I think Apple support for RTL may go back to OS 7.1: See http://www.macintouch.com/m85_multilingual.html It was definitely part of OS 9/Classic. For more info see my old page here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46870715/s/jmlingos9.html As Mike Scott mentioned, RTL was missing in 10.0 and 10.1.


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Dragging a file/folder into the Dock just creates a reference there, it does not duplicate the file/folder. In your case you can omit the "create a link" step. The reference to said object is stored in the $HOME/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file under the persistent-others key as a Dictionary labeled Item N where N is the next available number ...


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I have so many questions right now. What would you do if you're in my situation? Personally I would not load anything terribly personal onto the company owned Mac. This is especially true if you're loading anything ONLY onto that Mac, as the company likely has no obligation to allow retrieval of the data if you are terminated. Should ...


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Disclaimer This answer is not intended as security advice for regular users. Setting your Mac's securelevel to 1 could potentially cause certain software or hardware drivers to malfunction, so I advise doing your own due diligence and independent research and testing to determine whether there could be any undesirable consequences to performing these steps. ...


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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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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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Hard drive cable failure is almost guaranteed to be your problem. We have a deployment of around 70 2012 13" MBPs for staff members, of which around 10% have had a hard drive cable failure. I had a suspicion you were going to say you had the same model from the symptoms you described. The symptoms on our problem MacBooks are exactly the same as yours with ...


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Both Parallels Desktop 10 and VMWare fusion support virtualising Yosemite. Both are better than Virtual Box. In Parallels you can create a virtual machine with Yosemite immediately by using the recovery partition.


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Deleting messages on an iOS device doesn't delete them from any other device. You can remove message threads by clicking the × on the right of the contact. You can remove individual messages by right-clicking the message and selecting Delete.


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If they own the hardware then you have no rights whatsoever beyond what they might extend to you and they can do whatever they so please. I would never under any circumstances mix and or access anything personal from a work computer!


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Type ⌘+F on Finder and you will see the search bar. By default appears Kind is Any. Replace Kind with File Extension (you can find it under Others...), then you can type zip in the field and you will have the results immediately. Additionally if you feel confortable with the Terminal, you can use the following command: find . -name "*.zip"


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You may also want to look into the excellent VueScan. I haven't had a need for it in several years but back in the day it was really one of the best there is. Looks like it is still updated regularly.


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Quicktime 7 Pro ($30) Open your video. If you want to see the exact frame number: in the lower left, click on the timer to switch to "Frame Number" display. Select the start point (type i when you are there) and end point (type o when you are there). Move one frame at a time with the arrow keys; or drag the little handles on the bottom. (Here we see ...


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The question itself isn't exact too, because the OP talks about: files names like ABC 123456 (without extension), but in the example code using *.txt extension add a dash between two blocks (e.g. where is the space) like ABC - 123456, but in the next taking about counting to 4 and count 3, e.g. not exacltly clear what the script should do for example if ...


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The CUPS web interface would allow you to direct the print job to another printer. However it's possible to capture a PDF file from the CUPS queue: /private/var/spool/cups total 472 drwx--x--- 24 root _lp 816 Mar 1 14:30 ./ -rw------- 1 root _lp 4403 Mar 1 14:30 c00025 drwxrwxr-x 13 root _lp 442 Mar 1 14:30 cache/ ...



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