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Pipe Terminal Output To Notification, If Output Contains Specific Phrase?

I have a long series of commands that I run on a semi-regular basis. Sometimes, completion of the commands requires user input via password prompt or other responses and sometimes information is ...
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What email program does iWatch use by default? [closed]

I'm trying to see what email program iWatch uses by default for sending out alerts after I define the contact email addresses for specific alerts. I don't see the mail program defined among any of the ...
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How can I detect if my computer has been remotely accessed and monitored by an employer?

I work remotely as a freelancer, on a new imac I purchased specifically for this gig. Until recently, I had a seat on the client's Adobe Enterprise, and I frequently exchange files with the client. I ...
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Is there a way to see current CPU frequency in macOS from terminal (not Intel power gadget)

I am aware of these answers: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9948987/detect-current-cpu-clock-speed-programmatically-on-os-x View the current clock Speed of a CPU in OS X? Which refer to Intel ...
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Command line applications to list outgoing connections

I am looking for a command line tool that is able to make a log of the outgoing connections. I have already taken a look at the nettop command and it is really good, but the list of connections is ...
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How to monitor Mac file sharing activity

I am a new Mac user and have struggled mightily to find an answer to this question in recent days. I’m running a MacOS Sierra client, and sharing a folder of files with other Macs on my local network....
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How can I monitor a specific folder and know what processes access its contents?

I'm working with a complex Chrome Extension. As I debug it and make changes, some other files are created and modified. I know for certain that are not modified by me and the extension is not being ...
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Identify why I get a connection to ransomware server

I received some waring that my 'PC' might be infected because it supposedly tried to connect to two ransomware server: http://45.33.9.234/ http://79.170.40.167/ In practice I have a MBP with MacOS ...
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Application monitoring software?

I'm running Fiery Command Workstation on a Mac and it tends to crash every couple of days. I've been looking in the Console but it shows any events for FCW that are a few days old, not for the days I ...
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Is Monitoring Apps drastically impact battery life?

A user on this Product Hunt said that kinds of monitoring app such as iStatmenu, Menubar apps, that constantly poll the CPU for data, can drastically impact battery life. Is it true?
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File Folder Monitoring

I have a task to create a way of monitoring a folder and files running on a MacOS 10.11 machine. Basically what I want to accomplish is each time a new file is added to the folder send a notification ...
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Tools to monitor App files write activity under OS X

What tools can be used to monitor system activity under OS X? I am interested in which files are modified or created while using a specific app, Safari to be exact. I am familiar with fs_usage, but I ...
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How can I remotely monitor whether a Mac is connected to the Internet?

I'd like to monitor a fleet of machines and be notified when they fall off the Internet (independent of wifi access). Does OS X support this natively? Is there a go-to tool that IT folks use to ...
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Run nrpe on boot w/o a logged in user

Running a Mac mini with server app. (El Capitan 10.11.4 & Server.app 5.1) Installed Xcode, brew, and nrpe via brew. Works fine as such. It's not sensible to have to remote desktop to it and log ...
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Problems reconnecting to WiFi if connection is lost

In the area where I live there are frequent power outages for a few seconds. I am connected via a router, which (of course) restarts each time. Unfortunately my Mac (2011 MB Pro) does not ...
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XRG: How to minimize?

XRG system monitor is awesome! But I can't figure out how to minimize it. I'm sure I'm missing something simple. Any ideas? iMax El Capitan 10.11.3 XRG 2.0.0
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Best software for monitoring/alerting based on log files?

I'm setting up an iMac to use as a server that will be doing some automated file copying/moving via the Hazel app, in conjunction with some shell scripts. It's a system for dropping off files, which ...
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Vpn service to log iOS internet usage?

I want a service like rescueTime for iOS. I'm pretty sure apps can't look at other app usage directly, but I think a vpn could track most of my usage, as I mostly do stuff that requires an internet ...
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Can ISPs monitor apps that one uses on iOS?

Is it possible for an ISP to identify what iOS app I use based on network traffic?
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nrpe (icinga) client service doesn't load/run

I just wrote following .plist file, which I put into /System/Library/LaunchDaemons, unluckily loading/running doesn't seem to work, and I have no idea what's wrong: <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//...
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Zabbix agent installation

On the Zabbix website it says Mac OS X agent is supported, however, I do not see a download link available. Does anyone know how to install the agent on OS X? Here is a link to the list of supported ...
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Why is htop producing different reports than Activity Monitor?

I'm using htop on my Mac. I put it side by side with Activity Monitor, but the reports are widely different. On Activity Monitor, I can get finder using up to 100% of CPU, while it doesn't show at ...
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Need to regularly check windows for changes

I'm looking for a fast and reliable method to monitor changes in some windows belonging to a application. After I hit a hotkey I'd like a method to monitor those windows for a change in specific ...
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How do I know a mac needs to restart?

Is there a way to figure out from a script whether a Mac needs to reboot? A file, the presence or contents of which I could monitor perhaps? I'm looking for an equivalent to the file /var/run/reboot-...
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How can I monitor an installer as it modifies the filesystem on Yosemite?

fseventer does not support Yosemite until further notice and the suggestions here don't work for me so how can I monitor an installer as it writes files to the file system? I also tried Sloth but it ...
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Is there away to see the internal process of a software?

I would like to be able to see/monitor how a software "works" once it's running. For example I would like to see what happens internally when you click on a button, or any other interaction within an ...
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Covertly monitoring teen's iPhone

My friend has an at-risk teen and the child's counselor as asked her to monitor his online activities without his knowledge. Since I'm a "computer guy" she asked me for guidance. But most of the ...
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Monitor which website my applications are trying to connect to

I am looking for a way to monitor my network so I can know which website that specific application is trying to connect to.
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How can I tell which apps are using up my graphics memory?

Sometimes my Macbook grinds to a halt due to the GPU's onboard memory getting full. (I know this because the CPU use, RAM use and disk use are all low, and because closing things like Chrome tabs and ...
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Since the newest Airport Extreme routers don't support SNMP, how can I monitor bandwidth usage on my network?

I am currently using about 600gb a month and Comcast is about to start charging me for anything over 300gb. I need to find out which devices are using the most bandwidth so I can get it under control. ...
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Recommend a network service monitoring application

I'm a network administrator for a medium-sized network. I'm looking for a fairly simple piece of software that will alert me (visually, by email, or some other mechanism) when one of the services on ...
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iOS - Howto get notification email when battery is less than 20%

I wish to receive an alert/notification with email when iPad Mini battery is less are equal than 20% I use iPad mini only in public transport, not regularly. So no manual solution.
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Block an application's read/write access to a specific file in OS X?

The premise is this: I have an app which has been set in its code to only run on OS X versions 10.4 to 10.9.2. (When I try to install it, it gives a message "This version of ____ is for Mac OS X 10.4 ...
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Suggestions for a Comprehensive Network Monitoring Solution

We are looking for something that can provide a view (GUI or CLI) of all network traffic on our network. We are running all Apple computers, with SonicWall routers. Essentially, we'd like to have ...
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How to monitor the network usage of specific apps on iOS?

I am currently helping someone who has experienced large amounts of data being transferred over her DSL connection. After long research (via IRC support) I found out that her iPhone is obviously ...
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How Can I Log Crontab File Writes

I'm looking for a way to log crontab file writes. A friend of mine pranked me, and did something that occasionally adds */5 * * * * say "deranged" "The current time is `date`" I haven't been able to ...
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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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Monitor hard drive usage history?

On Mavericks, is there a way to monitor hard drive use history? To be clear, I do not only want to know how much space I am using on my hard drive. I would like a history of my hard drive space ...
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Possible to monitor URLs an application is connecting to?

I'm relatively new to the wondrous world of Apple and Mac OS X so please bear with me.. I have an application which I would like to see which URLs it is "connecting" or "communicating" with. Is that ...
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browser extension recommendation for low speed high latency service

I'm on a satellite like. The minimum latency for a round trip packet is 700 ms. I've seen it take as much as 10,000 ms. If I have a single browser window open and type 1 character into a search ...
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Chrome Page Monitor equivalent for ipad

Is there an equivalent to Page Monitor or an app for iOS? Using ipad 4
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How to log system activity the whole day

How can I log my Macs system activity the whole day (on OS X Mavericks)? E.g. memory and CPU usage? Update I tried OsTrack, but it crashes all the time.
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Ridiculously high CPU temperature and fan speeds on MacBook Pro Retina, late 2013

The temperatures on my CPU cores spike up for no reason sometimes. This bumps my fan speeds to run near 6000 rpm, which is extremely loud. I know this is not normal because my previous Retina MacBook ...
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Monitor if users accessed my Mac when sharing was open to all?

I had opened sharing to everyone on my Mac as a "temporary" experiment to exchange files with another Mac. I forgot, and later that night when I went to shut down, the Mac reported that 2 users were ...
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Monitoring a file in real time

I need a text file monitored in a way that the contents stay updated in a window on my screen - the contents of the text file will keep changing periodically and I want the display to update the ...
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Is there a network usage utility that shows data usage by network connection

I use my Mountain Lion MacBook Air to connect to the internet using various methods. At home, I use my wired connection, which does not have a cap. Sometimes though, I connect via my iPad, which uses ...
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Is there a way to monitor what data is displayed on iPad/iPhone

My company has an iPad/iPhone app which shows news, blogs, videos and various articles. This data is obtained from a rss feed. Additionally it also shows a lot of stock market data. My question is, is ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company has a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) which is enough for 10-15 computers. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left", just checking email takes a long time or fails. ...
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How to monitor logins to Screen Sharing and SSH?

Not trusting anyone, not even my own firewalls and other measures against invasive hackers, I like to be able to monitor any successful login to my OS X systems (e.g. by instantly sending an email to ...
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How do I monitor the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants?

From the command line, how would I get the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants (not just 1st-level children)? This is useful when you want to monitor the ...