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20h
comment Shell script help
/bin/sh is a full and proper bash shell. Has been that way for all the OS X released at least. See /bin/sh --version if you doubt this. No need to change the #! line.
20h
comment Shell script help
Also: no error checking.
20h
comment Shell script help
This doesn't work well in all but the narrowest of cases. The files are downloaded to the current working directory. Your mv calls assume a fixed download location. Sudo should not be necessary. The commands that need elevated privs will prompt for them if they are required here. Also: you have no error checking. What if the curl calls fail?
22h
comment Shell script help
Fixing mv still wouldn't help if he's getting command not found trying to call curl from his script.
22h
comment Shell script help
That first curl call will download the file to the directory you happen to be in when the script is run, not to ~ as the mv command is expecting. Better to cd ~/Downloads at the start of the script so you're in a known location.
22h
comment Shell script help
@Steve I quoted his post in my answer. He said "For cURL it comes back saying command not found".
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comment WiFi IPhone 5C Password
Are you using your iPhone as a personal hotspot? Or are you trying to connect your phone to a WiFi network?
Aug
18
comment How do i cancel a pending purchase in the App Store?
Did you make the purchase in iTunes on your computer or via the App Store app on your iPhone?
Aug
17
comment transfer of MS office from iMac to Macbook
Related: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/26019/…
Aug
17
comment How to prevent my iPhone from downloading music when using cellular data?
Do you have any third party apps installed that might be the culprit? Is it a jailbroken device?
Aug
17
comment Do I need to stay continuously logged in to Find my Mac to see if a stolen laptop becomes active?
Can you please post "Another question is whether there is any way to get the serial number from Apple. I know when I activated the laptop initially I had to register (or what I thought was registration). Unfortunately I thought the serial number was on the store receipt I kept, but it was not. I did not purchase a repair plan." -- as a separate question? Questions on Ask Different should be as close to singular as possible. Thanks.
Aug
16
comment How to combine an older Time Machine backup with a newer one
I'd seriously ask them why they'd want to do this. Do they anticipate needing to go back in time so far to recover a version of a file like that? The new TM drive contains a backup of everything like the old drive, it just doesn't have the ancient history on it.
Aug
16
comment Searching for an iOS music player with certain characteristics (read more)
If you use the Music.app player with iTunes Match you can move your tracks from iCloud to your iDevice. How does this not satisfy your requirements?
Aug
11
comment How can I reduce the delay when locking the sceen on a MBPr?
I love simple apps that solve one problem elegantly. Very nice.
Aug
11
comment Different enterprise signed apps on same iOS device
Can also say that I personally used signed apps from multiple enterprise sources on my iPhone at the same time without issue. Each one issues me a provisioning profile, viewable in Settings > General > Profiles, for their applications. They don't conflict.
Aug
11
comment “This copy of the Install OSX Mavericks…” error message via USB boot
Please summarize the information in the link you posted, don't just post a link. Content at the end of links can disappear over time making your potentially useful answer, useless. For more information on how Ask Different and the StackExchange Q&A format works please see our FAQ.
Aug
10
comment iTerm2 where is [ ] keybindings?
What keyboard layout are you using? In the US and Canadian layouts there are dedicated keys for [ and ] -- Alt-8 is • and Alt-9 is ª as per the layouts. Are you using a different layout?
Aug
9
comment How can I restart from an Apple script without warnings?
Telling Finder or System Events to restart is the canonical way to do a clean system restart via AppleScript. To convince yourself of this, try dropping your first line that's bless'ing your Windows boot partition. I suspect the unclean detection is coming from this line, not the restart.
Aug
9
comment Does the Mac support multitouch screens in any way?
I think dictating the answer format is going to draw a little ire -- who wants to be told how they should answer a question, with a specific syntax and formatting? Few, that's who.
Aug
9
comment Is it Possible To Move Menu Bar To Applications
@opticyclic there is no complicated answer that gets you to yes here I'm afraid. This is OS X. I can't speak for everyone, but after time, having menus attached to windows start to seem...wrong.