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comment How to replace all Finder files with a placeholder file for each
They don't. Seriously, just run the script you posted in a folder with a file named foo bar baz. The problem is that at this point, you already split at IFS in the for f in foo bar baz ; do line.
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comment How to replace all Finder files with a placeholder file for each
I don't think I understand what you mean my that. If the first one finds a file named foo bar baz it'll create or overwrite three files named foo, bar, and baz. See also mywiki.wooledge.org/ParsingLs
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comment How to replace all Finder files with a placeholder file for each
This only works with files that have very simple names (no spaces, no line breaks etc.) -- not a problem given the specific question, but other readers should be aware of that.
Sep
29
comment how do I get Terminal's Search with Google to open in the default browser?
@aaronbauman Disable it in System Preferences » Keyboard » Shortcuts » Services. This will remove it also from the Services submenu in the application menu though, and disables its keyboard shortcut, if set.
Sep
21
awarded  Yearling
Sep
16
comment Why is the speaker next to the camera magnetized when my laptop is off?
@blueberryfields: See my comment to the question, that's just where the camera activity indicator LED is. Open Photo Booth to activate the camera to see for yourself.
Sep
16
comment Why is the speaker next to the camera magnetized when my laptop is off?
IIRC, what may look like a tiny speaker is just holes for the LED indicating camera activity.
Aug
27
revised What is the difference between 'Capacity' and '%iused' when running the 'df' command in the terminal
this is about the column %iused, not iused.
Aug
27
suggested approved edit on What is the difference between 'Capacity' and '%iused' when running the 'df' command in the terminal
Aug
24
comment Any suggestions for a password manager app?
Wouldn't trust Agile Bits products with my data. That cost me before (see e.g. Knox 1.5.3 release notes for an issue I reported). That same bug had a variant resulting in data (password to encrypted container removed from keychains) loss, not sure where that went.
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
13
comment Can I connect two 34" LG 34UM95-P to a Retina Macbook Pro 13?
Hi Larry, thanks for the offer, but it's better for everyone if you explain it in sufficient detail directly here on the site.
Aug
1
comment How can I easily indent a block in any textarea on OS X?
What about the Cocoa Text System, couldn't that be used to provide a custom shortcut for an indent command?
Jul
9
comment Why won't my secondhand iPad let me activate an Apple ID?
Is it this section? "Apple reserves the right to limit the number of Accounts that may be created from a device and the number of devices associated with an Account."
Jun
21
awarded  Student
Jun
2
revised Can I connect two 34" LG 34UM95-P to a Retina Macbook Pro 13?
grammar
Jun
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revised Can I connect two 34" LG 34UM95-P to a Retina Macbook Pro 13?
correct product name, rephrased question
Jun
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asked Can I connect two 34" LG 34UM95-P to a Retina Macbook Pro 13?
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awarded  Necromancer
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