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Use rsync for this purpose since cp cannot faithfully reproduce all the files that exist on OS X. The benefits of rsync over ditto and cp are: interrupted transfers can restart easily with very little cost. restarts even resume part way through a large file. file exclusion and --dry-run allow easy testing and iterative thinning. The simplest way to use ...


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Preview only works with PDF files and some image files (png, jpg, gif, tiff, bmp) so you won't be able to open a text file on Preview. To open your info.txt file from terminal you need to choose an application that can open text files, like TextEdit or any other text editor. You also could use open -e file, to open any file using TextEdit.


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Unfortunately, you can only side-step the issue by clicking the Albums tab > Faces, and select each found face & delete it. You cannot bulk select, so this must be done manually for each face. You should log an enhancement request (or three) at the Photos Feedback page.


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You can use the pkgutil command to get info on the packages installed on your Mac; pkgutil --pkg-info com.apple.pkg.BaseSystem should list the installation time for the base system. But it'll be in the form of seconds since the unix epoch, so you need to use date -r to convert that into a human-readable format. Here's an example: $ pkgutil --pkg-info ...


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You forgot to make an exclude-files list, and are likely copying things that can't / shouldn't be copied, including bottomless files like /dev/random. While cp can do the job, there are better tools. Rsync is one, Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper is another. To use a kitchen analogy, you are using a knife to open a can. Rsync is a can opener, Carbon Copy ...


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Here is how to do it for low cost and really fast. Record just one demo from the iPhone 6 plus. Edit it in iMovie as an App Preview project. Export it as a ProRes file You now have your high quality master from which you will produce all other formats, without having to record more demos on other devices and edit them all over again, which is ...


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If you want to make a faithful copy of the filesystem contents, avoid using cp. Instead, use the ditto(1) command, which preserves hard links, file permissions, resource forks, and HFS metadata. Unlike cp, ditto is meant to preserve as much of that information as possible by default. It's just a matter of running sudo ditto src dest.


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On Mac OS X, you can change a UID of a local user using System Preferences > Users & Groups. Open the padlock there to allow changes to be made and then right-click on the user you like to change. NOTE: You should not be logged in to that account at the time you do the change. Also, POSIX permissions will follow the UID, so after changing it you may ...


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It happens because iPhoto, when facial recognising was born, doesn't support contact integration so, when you recognise faces you link them to "handwrite" labels, not a contact. Later, iPhoto was updated to support contact integration so, after this update, you can keep linking faces to handwrite labels or start linking them to contact labels. But iPhoto ...


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As far as I'm aware, it's not possible to run a Macbook Pro in Target Display Mode, only iMacs. Ref: Apple KB - Target Display Mode: Frequently Asked Questions BTW, VGA or Ethernet to Thunderbolt is a physical impossibility. Your cables must be Thunderbolt to VGA / Ethernet.


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Yes, you can. In Xcode, you can set archive for iOS Device even if you haven't got an iOS Device (this is instead of "Simulator") and upload this binary to iTunes Connect perfectly fine.


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Check "Text Message forwarding" under phone Settings > Messages > Text. This must be on (and your iOS device and OS X machine must be on the same network) for text messaging from Messages on OS X to work. (It's possible this was disabled disabled for his Mac after a reboot.)


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Try this: Quit Stickies Open a Finder window Navigate to ~/Library/Saved Application States/ Look for com.apple.Stickies.savedState and Trash it Relaunch Stickies Hopefully that helps. :) NOTE: This will reset the positions of ALL your current Stickies.


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You could change permissions for Safari. Open the information window on Safari (from the Finder window, with the Safari application selected, push command+I or right-click), add the desired user, and set permissions to no access.


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Stretch goal! To expand on the answer above (because the more appropriate related question is marked as a dupe and can't recieve new answers)... I've added a function to my ~/.bash_profile to handle revealing a file or directory: # Reveal a file or directory in Finder # ..expects only one argument # the argument is quoted to accommodate spaces in the ...


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Assuming you're fairly default and using bash: http://www.tuxarena.com/2012/04/tutorial-colored-man-pages-how-it-works/ Short version: Add the following to your .bashrc file: export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$(printf '\e[01;31m') # enter blinking mode – red export LESS_TERMCAP_md=$(printf '\e[01;35m') # enter double-bright mode – bold, magenta export ...


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On closer examination of the rule in the picture, it looks like it is set to Hostnames apple.com, not Domains apple.com, which may make all the difference. If not, try adding a duplicate Domains rule also for System processes, as well as 'My' processes. If that spits out any duplicates, you can then clear the others. You may find some are locked - so ...


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Try using the Terminal! Type: sips -r 5 --padColor FFFFFF test.pdf Where 5 is the degrees, FFFFFF is for white (the background) and test.pdf is your pdf. To more easily use this, try only typing sips -r 5 --padColor FFFFFF and then drag a file on the terminal. Edit: as user3439894 correctly points out this only works for single page pdf's and ...


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The Mono.framework neither belongs to Apple nor is it installed as a part of Xcode. I've cross-checked that with a VM (10.8.5/Xcode 5.1.1) Checking your profile i'd suspect it was installed with Xamarin (or another cross-platform dev environment). IMHO your Mono installation is hosed/got corrupted. A proper install looks like this (/Library/Frameworks): ...


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To your first question: Yes it does keep record of lots of stuff--lots of records. Open the Console log and have fun looking through it. To your other questions: Only if you realize the mistake immediately some stuff is recoverable. It also depends how full your disk is (theoretically), so the deleted information would not be immediately overwritten.


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Luckily, there is usually a way to avoid installing Java while still using your mobile internet dongle. The software they bundle with these devices is based on Java because it is multi-platform. They code one app to handle the functionality and deploy it. However, the drivers (for Windows) and kexts (for Mac) are not based on Java and use native code. You ...


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In OSX Yosemite, you can achieve this by holding the ⌥ option and click the green (+).


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beroe, I love your answer. Let me add a little detail… tell application "Google Chrome" activate end tell could be change to: tell application "Google Chrome" to activate Make you skip two lines… ;-)


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I'm assuming this is a USB mouse with a cord? I have seen issues with those not recognizing properly until login when connected through the USB ports on a keyboard, or on laptops. I've always accounted it to the mouse needing more voltage than the USB port is delivering until the user is logged in. This seems to be the case with older mice more often than ...


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Lets try this to Reset your iCal operations. Back up calendars and Disable calendars: Go to: ~/Library: /Calendars /Library/Preferences/com.apple.CalendarAgent /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist move all to the desktop. Restart.


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Bot Sublime Text and Kaleidoscope are special cases as they install either a helper utility or themselves somewhere in your $PATH. The easiest way to open any application from /Applications is to run open -a APPNAME in Terminal, e.g. open -a Pages # opens Pages open -a "App Store" # opens the App Store


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I use following method. Format the USB: Format it, using Disk Utility, as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) drive, named Yosemite. Next run this in Terminal: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app —nointeraction replace ...


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I was wondering why softwareupdated was always running in activity monitor as well. I believe i fixed my issue by turning off "Check for new software updates automatically" in iTunes, in Advanced Preferences. (1) iTunes (2) Preferences (3) Advanced Preferences (4) unselect: "Check for new software updates automatically" So far, that has solved the ...


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By default, the shortcut is Control+Down.


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Open Terminal and enter the following in a single line: /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend There isn’t any confirmation, the desktop is immediately locked and the lock screen appears regardless of what is currently going on with the active user account. The menu item being used is the same Fast User ...



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