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Documentation is a file or set of files that come with a program which detail the programs operation.

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Can't understand this apple documentation: Handling NotNow Status Responses on iOS

I'm looking at Apple's documentation for managing an organization's devices remotely. On the page that addresses "NotNow" responses, it says Avoid receiving a NotNow status response on iOS ...
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Man page renders with blanks on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7

I'm using Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 Bash GNU bash, version 3.2.57(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin19) My man pages blank all the options of a command like this:
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Does a Installer Package guarantee that all files are tracked?

I know about <command> <l>, pkgutil --files, and lsbom. I know also that installer packages are really a XAR archive. What I do not know yet, is that whether running a .pkg installer ...
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How to find out, what I am able to look for in Spotlight

I am looking for a very good documentation or tool, that help's me to make better searches in spotlight.I have found some descriptions like: "https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/...
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General commands for getting help and/or documentation for command line utilities in terminal on macOS?

Some command line interfaces or command line utilities give some comprehensive documentation or help when --help is appended to the name of the command, for example git: git --help # shows ...
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Help Me Remember: A Developer Reference App

everyone. I'm trying to remember a macOS application that I used to use. It could be opened with a keyboard command within almost any application or the Finder, and it would pop up a dialog to search ...
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Why can I not use `sudo` as a `Standard` user in macOS?

I do most of the "work" I do on my Mac as a Standard user (Apple parlance for an unprivileged user). I also frequently use the CLI (zsh mostly now) via the Terminal app. I use MacPorts as a ...
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The full list of available options of Dock

If I want to change some Dock preferences (for example delay before appears of Dock) I should type in terminal: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0.1; I tried to find all available ...
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Are my macOS man pages outdated?

I run macOS 10.14.6, "Mojave". I've been studying man screen to make some changes to its default behavior. The 2nd & 4th paragraphs under CUSTOMIZATION read: When screen is invoked, it executes ...
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Where can I find the APFS format documentation / volume specification?

One of my favorite Mac apps, DiskWarrior, has been waiting for the APFS format documentation (also called the APFS volume specification) for a while, in order to make a new program version which can ...
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third party content app document for app store

i send multi time app for review in app store but not accept and it's need third party Document, but i don't find anything about it. there isn't any sample or example my app work with my site api and ...
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Is there official documentation for the Mach-O file format/ABI used by OSX that still exists as of December 2018?

Why can't I find any official documentation for the file format? I've seen this link a lot, but it seems that they've taken whatever used to be there down. The best I could find was some blog posts ...
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APFS technical documentation

Is any technical documentation available for Apple's new File System. By technical, I mean File System's internal structures, File allocation block etc. If Apple has not released any documentation, ...
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How to review macOS 10.12 Server documentation without installing?

I can't find any substantial documentation for macOS 10.12 Sierra Server with Google. I've got a couple tutorials (which are entirely useless for my needs), a bunch of marketing info, but what I'm ...
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Wrong indentation and spacing for manual pages in terminal

I am wondering why the manual pages in the Terminal app look like shite on my Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12.5? If I run the command man grep for instance I get a crappy layout of text in the ...
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How to get Apples Human Interface Guidelines 2016 as epub or pdf file?

How to get iOS Human Interface Guidelines 2016 as epub or pdf file?
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What are the technical and security features of the iPhone 7 fingerprint reader?

I'm looking for technical material that describes the quality of the iPhone 7 fingerprint reader, and ideally previous models as well. My hope, is that the specification is more in alignment with ...
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Does Apple provide a web site with content of `man` pages for the command-line commands bundled with Mac OS X?

I want to provide URL links to man page content at apple.com as an authoritative source of information. Describing and quoting the local man page is awkward. Does Apple provide man pages on the web?
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Download Apple developer documentation as PDF files

There used to be an option in Apple's developer documents, to download guides as PDF files. Not sure if this is guide specific. For example, this one Introduction to System Configuration Programming ...
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How to get Pages to automatically save documents as .docx files

Is there a way to get Pages to automatically save documents as .docx (Word) files? How do you do it? I'm wondering because I do not have access to Microsoft Word and this is the preferred format for ...
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Defaults documentation for builtin apps?

Does Apple supply a list of valid preferences, in terms of key-value pairs found in plist files, for built-in OS X apps? For example, the Preview app has a user setting for anti-aliasing. One can ...
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Where can I find the official OS X 10.10 documentation?

I'm a programmer and system administrator with more than 15 years of experience on Windows and Linux. I recently switched to OS X, using a MacBook Pro. Can anybody point me to the OS X documentation ...
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What is a good style for documenting OS X hotkeys on web with markdown?

I often need to give instructions on using OS X hotkeys in documentation. I write it in markdown, usually on GitHub pages and sometimes on StackExchange. The keys are formatted with <kbd>key</...
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Old versions of the OS X Human Interface Guidelines

I'm looking to write a paper on how the OS X user interface has evolved from OS X Leopard all the way through to OS X Yosemite and am seeking guidance on where to find older versions of the OS X Human ...
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How can I read Xcode documentations in browser instead of documentation viewer?

Is there any way that I can view documentations in browser instead of the default documentation viewer?
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How to refer to the bottom in Pages

I'm writing a document in Pages, but I want to create a footnote at the bottom of the page. Something like in this image: How can I do this in Pages? Thanks in advance
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How to enable autocomplete for SpriteKit in XCode 5.1.1? [closed]

I am playing around with SpriteKit framework in XCode 5.1.1 and there doesn't seem to be any autocomplete for properties. (zRotation, position etc..) I checked for new documentation and there doesn't ...
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Offline (Python) documentation? (for ActivePython Mac or similar)

I'm a long-time user of ActivePython, and also own a couple of Komodo licenses. I've recently moved to the Mac, and one thing that I'm missing a lot is the "offline" documentation (i.e., in Windows ...
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Adding the Print Document Option To The Right-Click Contextual Menu?

In Windows it is possible to print a document on the desktop by right-clicking on it and choosing Print Document in the contextual menu that appears. By default this option is unfortunately not given ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive and detailed technical software manual for OS X?

Are there books written for OS X (particularly the most current version) like the hundreds of thousands written for Unix? I'd like to know about the command-line utilities and the locations of system ...
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Clicking help on Time Machine "to improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you" message cancels it?

On a fairly new machine running 10.8.3 I'm getting the message: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “<disk>”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new ...
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Can the DocSets installed by Xcode be moved to an external disk?

While attempting to clean up my Air's SSD, the estimable DaisyDisk showed me that 4 GB is being eaten up by Xcode DocSets. I like keeping my friends close and my SDK documentation closer, so I'd be ...
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Safari 6 “Debug” menu: explain choices?

There are certain menu items in the Safari 6 Debug menu which I want to understand. First, I’ll list the menu items; then, the information I would like to know for each of the items; and finally, I’...
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XCode 4.5 downloading documentation

I have installed XCode 4.5. During the installation there was an error about downloading the documentation. I did not pay much attention, but I think the error was same as that mentioned in: this ...
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helpd uses 100% CPU after installing any application with documentation

I see that after installing a software that ships with documentation in OS X’s help document format, the helpd process uses 100% CPU for up to 5 minutes or so. I also see this when you first install ...
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What documentation is included in the box with the iPad 3?

The Apple website states that there is "Documentation" included in the box and several unboxing videos on YouTube clearly show some kind of physical documentation - but don't state what it is. What ...
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Where to find the Mac OS X Lion security configuration guide?

Most Mac OS X releases have very nice security configuration guides, but Lion is not in the list. Is this document available somewhere else on Apple's site, or is there a roughly-equivalent document ...
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Pushing offline viewable content to iPads for Enterprise

We have rolled out a small deployment of iPads to our Enterprise using iPCU and with a little sweat I'd say we were pretty successful. Our company is pretty large and our demand for iOS solutions is ...
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List & documentation for Open Directory properties

Anyone know where I can find documentation on the various properties available for directory services on the Mac? man dscl only tells me that I can -create or -read a record. It doesn't tell me how ...
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Where can I access official AppleScript documentation?

Is there any official AppleScript documentation? If so, where can I find it?
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