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Feb
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comment Strange ACLs on OS X System
FWIW, I also have com.apple.s stem.Security in four files (actually directories), 44 bytes in size, on my SSD. In a previous dump of names and attributes, I had some files in /.MobileBackups that also had it, but some of those had 68-byte size; the 44-byte ones were mirrors of the above-mentioned, and the 68-byte ones were others. I bought the SSD in February of 2014 and have only formatted once. I'm not sure if those files came from my old drive with that attribute, or if it arose after that.
Sep
21
accepted Does Time Machine have a separate phase just for encryption?
Sep
20
comment Does Time Machine have a separate phase just for encryption?
Hmm, no, I was wrong -- when I actually view the backup volume, it has ten timestamped backup directories, starting this morning and increasing by about an hour each time. And when I look in them, they do have my content, and it doesn't appear to be encrypted (although I guess if the encryption is whole-volume it wouldn't be evident once I've successfully mounted the volume). Is it possible the system has already encrypted the used data on this volume, but is continuing to encrypt just the free space in the background?
Sep
20
comment Does Time Machine have a separate phase just for encryption?
Oh, I see. Yes, it's a local USB drive and is totally blank except for the partitioning I did to it. I thought when I started the backup it showed something other than "Encrypting…" under the progress bar, which led me to believe that the encryption part was at the end; but what you say makes more sense. I probably misunderstood the beginning part of it.
Sep
20
asked Does Time Machine have a separate phase just for encryption?
Aug
17
revised Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?
add exact message
Aug
15
asked Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?
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Aug
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Jul
15
comment How does my Selfie Stick take a picture using the *headphone socket*?
Are +(ve) and -(ve) abbreviations for positive and negative? If so, I would rewrite them as such, unless they're really widespread.
Jul
15
comment Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
As far as I can tell, one of those things did the job. My memory's a little fuzzy now, though, about which specific file types were the problem.
Jul
15
comment Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
I deleted the Mac OS Easy Open preferences, and deleted the files/folders I could see belonging to the emulators (SheepShaver and BasiliskII) that looked like they had to do with desktop settings, volume settings, etc. There still seem to be Desktop DB and Desktop DF files in the emulated images. I found out via members.tripod.com/thecomputerguy__/sodelinv.htm that you can hold Cmd and Opt while booting to rebuild them; or you can use something like xnop.ch/freeware/td to remove them entirely and have Mac OS rebuild them.
Jul
15
accepted Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
Jul
14
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Jul
13
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Jul
6
asked AFP share enumeration stalls out
May
31
asked Determining short filename from long file name on a FAT volume
Mar
20
asked Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
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Oct
24
comment XQuartz opens automatically: How can I track this?
Also, normally Xquartz only launches if an app tries to connect to its socket, which is given by your $DISPLAY variable. That should look something like /tmp/launch-4e5sj8/org.macosforge.xquartz:0.