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Sep
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comment How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?
I'd say add a step between 7 and 8 that involves checking the output of pwd.
Sep
26
comment How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?
@mkelley33 - Probably not, but I think you can then clean those up through itunes. Basically, I'm just a little worried because someone commented (in a now deleted answer) saying they tried to follow your directions, made a mistake somewhere, and accidentally deleted the entire contents of their home directory. I'd assume they managed to do something stupid in the cd command, and basically ran rm -rf ~/. rm does not use the trash can. It does immediate, nearly irreversible deletes.
Sep
25
comment How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?
A much better solution, assuming the plist files are in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Downloads directly (not a sub directory) would be to do: rm ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Downloads/*plist, which will just delete any plist files in the Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Downloads directory
Sep
25
comment How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?
Please, please, please, PLEASE, change the terminal command to cd ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Downloads. This specifies an absolute directory path, and will handle cases where the user has munged something up.
Sep
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awarded  Notable Question
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Sep
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comment Can I run non server OS 10.6.8 using VMware?
Technically? Yes. Legally? No.
Sep
8
comment Steps to be done before selling your iPhone
Missing the most important part, which is a factory reset.
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
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Jun
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revised Is there any multiple terminal emulator for Mac OS?
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Apr
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comment Why don't I have to install programs?
It's worth noting that just dragging the *.app folder into your local disk can trigger file actions. Also, that nnn.app is a folder, not a file. How mac apps work is fairly involved.
Apr
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comment Skype integration in OSX Messages
It should be theoretically possible, but it would require skype using undocumented Apple API calls, which they generally don't like people doing too much.
Apr
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awarded  Good Question
Mar
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revised Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad on Windows-7
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Mar
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comment Can you prevent the iPhone browser from reloading pages?
-1 Links are not answers. Please post the actual answer here, since your link may not always be valid. See the Provide context for links section of the FAQ
Feb
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awarded  Famous Question
Feb
17
comment Really, REALLY strange behaviour when editing text files on a OS X host from a windows client over SMB
TBH, I haven't looked much recently. 10.9 was a massive disaster for SMB performance, and I bought a windows tablet that I really like, so I haven't been using my laptop much. as of late.
Feb
17
comment Really, REALLY strange behaviour when editing text files on a OS X host from a windows client over SMB
@PandaPajama - Nope. I've mostly given up on OS X for any network file-management stuff. I use ssh+rmate+sublime+rsub for editing remote files at this point, though it's only a viable option for plain text files you want to edit in sublime text, and you have an open ssh session. Frankly, I've almost entirely gone back to windows for coding.