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Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
comment How to downgrade software using terminal?
It depends on how you installed it in the first place. A naive solution would be to uninstall, then install the older version.
Dec
8
comment What is “secd” process on OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite)
Just discovered: Without secd running, Messages asks me for a password every time.
Dec
8
awarded  Excavator
Dec
8
revised how can I move multiple files at once?
added more details
Dec
7
comment how can I move multiple files at once?
@nuc I think the reason is because they want "cut" to mean only "copy and delete", which is how cutting works in a text editor. However, when you deal with files, "cut" doesn't actually delete anything until you paste (and it doesn't really delete it either, it just moves it).
Dec
7
suggested approved edit on how can I move multiple files at once?
Dec
7
comment How to open the finder as root
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder has always worked for me, and I use Dropbox too (and I don't need to stop any daemons). It's probably an issue with your installation of Dropbox or some other third-party app.
Dec
7
revised What is “secd” process on OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite)
gave suggestions
Dec
7
comment What is “secd” process on OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite)
@Mah A typical reason daemons take a lot of memory is because they store the data they work (in this case, the keychain) in memory to improve speed. The assumption here is that the OS will be able to quickly swap the memory to disk if memory is needed for more urgent things, but it looks like that assumption is not valid here. Do you a lot of keychain items?
Dec
7
comment What is “secd” process on OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite)
@danielAzuelos Mac OS usually don't have a lot of "crapware", and I would advise against jumping to that conclusion. Btw, everything in /System part of the originally installed OS, not added on by any programs.
Dec
7
answered What is “secd” process on OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite)
Dec
7
comment Web development on PowerPC
Just wondering, would it be a bad idea (efficiency-wise) for OP to run everything inside a headless Linux VM?
Dec
7
comment Converting an SVG file, without using Imagemagick or Inkscape
I don't see any Python dependencies here: github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/blob/master/Library/Formula/… Also I have it installed without additional Python
Dec
7
awarded  Commentator
Dec
7
comment Converting an SVG file, without using Imagemagick or Inkscape
Imagemagick requires you to install Python? It doesn't seem to for me, could you elaborate?
Aug
18
answered Getting my old Terminal back after uninstalling fish
Aug
18
revised Mac Chrome virus that inverts colours?
fix typos
Aug
18
comment What does error “the Classic Environment is no longer supported” mean?
True; added as comment. I believe my explanation of what Classic is and why non-Classic apps appear as Classic would still be valid though.
Aug
18
comment What does error “the Classic Environment is no longer supported” mean?
Why was your rar 177 bytes? Are there any files that were lost during compression?