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Forward iMessage

Situation: group chat needs to remain iMessage only, while other entities need the info. Question: how can an iMessage be forwarded by SMS or as an email? Further info: the iMessage can be received ...
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Group texting with Android users and iPhone not staying as group

I have an iPhone 8+ and one of my friend is sending group texts to me and some buddies. I can see the group discussion, but when I reply, they all receive my text individually, not in the actual group ...
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Missing rules in Contact Smart Groups

When I edit any Smart Group in Contacts, the rules display is empty. The groups appear to be applying the rules, they just aren't shown, so can't be altered, added to or removed. How can I ...
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Catalina Desktop Stacks Define New Kinds to Group By?

How can I define new "kinds" of desktop stacks in Mac OS Catalina, so I can easily 'group by kind' and get the kinds I want? I've been using Catalina's desktop stacks to organize my desktop, grouping ...
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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might ...
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From command line on macOS, how to add a user group to the Sharing and Permissions list for a directory?

The macOS gui, as shown in the attached image, provides a way to add users and user groups to the permissions of a file system directory. There are also lots of examples of how to create groups from ...
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Can anyone explain, or speak to how I can remove, these greyed out windows when I launch a terminal group (see screenshot)

For some odd reason, when I launch a terminal group via Terminal > Window > Open Window Group > Select from list I am greeted by the terminal group AND a bunch of greyed out windows, often ...
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What is this extra divider line on my Dock?

Mysteriously, this extra divider-line has appeared between any app I launch now and the previously launched apps? What is the purpose of this 2nd divider line? Why is it appearing now? How can I get ...
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MacOS File Permissions Reset After Writing

I have two user accounts on my MacOS 10.12, both should be able to read and write a KeePass file saved in /Users/Shared/. I've created a user group for this called me that contains both users. In the ...
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What is a Group's Password field used for?

When creating a group using the command line, I can use dscl as follows: sudo dscl . create /Groups/testgroup sudo dscl . create /Groups/testgroup RealName "Test Group" sudo dscl . create /Groups/...
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How to remove “_www” user from the everyone group?

As the question said: How do I remove the _www user form the everyone group? Background: I am trying to lock down PHP to my web directory. PHP runs under the _www user. My solution is to only give ...
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iPads on Business account need to group message

I have 10 iPads that we use for training. I want to be able to text as a group as we are working on activities. How do I set up the iPads to allow group messaging without facebook or phone numbers? ...
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Is there any way to reproduce Windows' new “Sets” feature?

For some time now, I have been looking for a macOS tool that allows me to group apps similar to the upcoming Sets feature in Windows 10. So far, my search has been fruitless and I have been ...
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Listing all the groups to which a user belongs in macOS

I want to know the groups of some user. $dscl . list /groups filterByUSer theFindUser Is this possible (even if I have to enumerate all the groups and then filter by user) in a straightforward ...
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Simplest and Sure manner adding multiple Groups and Users, CentOS 7, macOS

I have this instructions on CentOS 7 Linux version. $ sudo groupadd oinstall $ sudo groupadd dba $ sudo groupadd oper $ sudo useradd -G dba,oper -g oinstall oracle $ sudo passwd oracle And Already ...
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How can I review custom privileges?

The Get Info box for an external hard drive shows "Custom" under Privileges in section Sharing & Permissions. Interestingly this is for groups with these names com.apple.sharepoint.group.6 com....
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How can I tell what group(s) a contact is already in?

If I'm looking at a contact record, is there a field or icon that can appear to let me know the record is in one or multiple different groups?
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What Is The Relationship between “Users & Groups” and /etc/group?

I want to setup a wireshark group so I can run it without being root. I tried using the System Preferences tool, Users & Groups, to add a wireshark group but I didn't see anything show up in /etc/...
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Group Chat problem with Messages app

I have this problem whenever a group chat is created in Messages with me included. Any time somebody sends a text to the group, it sends it to me directly, but to everybody else it is shown in the ...
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Leaving group chat in Telegram Messenger on iOS

Telegram Messenger on my iPhone has no chat group's exit button, like the existing "Leave chat" on Android version. Could anyone please tell me where is it?
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Is it safe to add yourself to group 82 (_clamav)

I want to have a similar group id on my host machine (macOS) and virtual machine (docker for mac) to avoid permissions problems. I wanted to create a new user/group with ID 82 but it's already exists –...
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How does group 'wheel' get on my files?

My MacOS non-admin account is not a member of group 'wheel.' But any file I create in /tmp from Terminal commands is always group wheel. There is no sticky bit nor ACL nor extended attribute to ...
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Default contact group for new contacts in iOS 10

I use an iOS 10 device together with an Exchange server and several contact folders (some of them shared). When I create a new contact on the phone I have no control in which group it goes and this is ...
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How can I message a group of 50 all at once?

My iPhone 5s will only allow me to text up to 9 people. It is frustrating to have to text the same text over and over again. I'd like to text them all at the same time.
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Trying to share a contact group on iPhone?

On my laptop, using my iCloud account, I have created a Contact Group for my iPhone. I'm trying to make it easy to send text announcements to the Football Team. How do I share or export that ...
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How do I add a user and group with a specific ID

This is the method in Linux: groupadd -g 5000 vmail useradd -g vmail -u 5000 vmail -d /var/mail How is it done in OS X?
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Same group, multiple group chats - How to fix?

I'm in a group chat with 3 others. We all have iPhones. About a month ago, a new group chat was created with the same group. I deleted it, but it came back. 3 of the 4 of us experience this problem. ...
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Send SMS to Google Group

I have a Google group of contacts setup (that is, it's a group I created and stored using my Google account). I'd like to send an SMS message to the group from my iPhone 5s with iOS 8. How can I do ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with system-...
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ETA for WorkGroup Manager 10.10

Anybody have any idea if / when Apple is planning on releasing WorkGroup Manager for 10.10? I dug around Google but couldn't find anything. Otherwise, I'm not upgrading.
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In mail.app, get list of recipients for just one of the many email accounts.

I use mail.app to interact with about a dozen different email accounts, which I use for different purposes. I need to create a list of the senders (or recipients) of just on of those email accounts. ...
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Understanding the 'staff' user group

It's known that all users are members of the 'staff' group. If you setup a standard user and create any file, a list of that file in the terminal with 'ls -la' shows the user group to be 'staff'. ...
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“newgrp: too many groups” - why is it complaining?

In my earlier question, I got a response recommending the "newgrp" command. It diligently did the job of putting my desired group at the "top of the list" for the "id" command, but, why does it also ...
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Command Line - How do I change the order of a user's group memberships?

I have a troublesome Mac OS X server to deal with. When I ask for my current group membership using this: $ groups | perl -p -e 's/ /\n/g' I get a list of 20+ groups! cactuar com.apple.sharepoint....
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Fixing two user groups with the same ID

Suddenly, my home directory is in the group messagebus instead of the usual staff.(I blame texlive for this, but have no evidence.) The problem is that both groups have the same ID: $ dscl . -read /...
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May I have a list of “System” group names, and their respective gid(s)?

I know there are group names such as "Staff" and "Admin", but are those the only ones? I suspect that the root user should also be assigned in a group. Using the command dscacheutil -q user tells me ...
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Mysterious “Staff” account on my school laptop

There's a account named staff, which I discovered had read permission on my home folder, when I did Get Info on it for an unrelated purpose. So, naturally, I went into System Preferences, and looked ...
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Group members from Contact do not appear in Mail address

iMac using OS X 10.8.5. When using a Group from Contacts in a Mail address, all the Group list does not appear in the Mail address and those missing do not receive the email.
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Listing RealNames of all the users of an Open Directory group in MAC OS X

I was looking an older post (https://superuser.com/questions/279891/list-all-members-of-a-group-mac-os-x/395738#395738) and I tried the code that the user Arne Stenström posted. members () { dscl . -...
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Group messaging using an iPhone

Is there a way to send group messages on the iPhone without an app? And without individually choosing the contact in the group?
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How to specify group id for a user-defined group

When I set up my accounts in Snow Leopard Server, I was able to give an explicit group id to my user-defined groups using the old Workgroup Manager. Now that I've updated to Mountain Lion Server, I ...
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Is there a best / OSX-specific way to force all files created in a directory to have certain group ownership?

Basically I need any file filefoo that is newly created by userfoo or userbar, both members of groupfoo, in /Users/Shared/SpecialDirectory to have the same ownership that would be achieved by that ...
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How do I change the “primary group” for an existing user?

My current primary group (the gid I see listed by id) is me, rather than staff. I'd like to change it to staff, without changing anything else about my user account. How do I change the "primary group"...
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iMessage group members visibility

I'm curious how the group visibility works with iMessage. I have a hunch that when sending with iMessage to a group of people, all these people will see each other in the group. Is my assumption ...
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Are group messages sent over iMessage when possible?

When I select multiple recipients, both iPhones and other phones, they are all marked with the green color, as if the message will be sent as an SMS. Will the message be sent over iMessage to those ...
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In the OS X Contacts app (v7.1) how can I delete a group?

I've accidentally created a group in the Contacts app, below 'All Contacts'. How do I delete it? If I remove the group name it renames itself to 'untitled group'. Here's a screenshot of what I see:
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Problems with Group SMS

I have an iPhone 4S. Whenever I try to send a group message to people who have iMessage and people who don't, I either get replies from 1 person but I recieve it as an individual text message or I don'...
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Script to delete all groups in contacts

I would like to have a script to delete all my groups in my Contacts. Somehow I got a kind of replication bug resulting in over 500 groups. Delete them one by one is not an option. Tried this script, ...
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AppleScript to compare contacts in two groups and remove duplicate from one group

I want to create an AppleScript for Apple's Address Book (Contacts) app that will look at two Groups, and if a contact is in one Group, it will remove it from the other Group. Specifically, I add ...
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Any way to move contacts between groups on iPhone?

Is there any way to move a contact in Contacts on my iPhone into a group? I can create a new contact in any group, but I don't see a way to move an existing contact between groups. Seems like an ...