Questions tagged [open-source]

Open source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Open source code evolves through community cooperation. These communities are composed of individual programmers as well as very large companies.

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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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Configuring and running postfix (Mojave 10.14.4)

I've gone through all the questions (and answers) about postfix on AskDifferent and come up empty so far. (~) postconf -n biff = no command_directory = /usr/sbin daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/...
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How to run privileged programs without elevation by sudo?

I got the mtr ping-traceroute combo util through Homebrew and I'd like to run on new Terminal windows without having to become superuser (or elevation, sudoing, whatever it's called on UNIX) each time ...
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How can I determine the current brew package count? [closed]

I tried to get the number of available brew packages by running brew search | wc -l but I don't know how accurate this really is. What do I need to take into account to get a more correct number? ...
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Is there a vimari or vimium port for safari on mojave?

I loved vimari but the Mojave update made it no longer work because of the stronger permissions system. Is there any way to install this safely, or barring that make extensions work again?
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Can't plot with gnuplot on my Mac

I am trying to plot with gnuplot on my Mac (OS X 10.8.5). I have installed X11 and XQuartz 2.7.4 and after that I installed gnuplot, but unfortunately gnuplot couldn't plot. Simple plots like the ...
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Convert .cda audio file to m4a [duplicate]

I wanted to use ffmpeg ffmpeg -i file.cda file.m4a but I get the error Invalid data found when processing input So how can I convert lots of cda files on macOS?
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Where can i find the source code for the pfctl utility?

I have looked here: https://github.com/apple/darwin-xnu But all i can find is the 'back end' for the pfctl tool, but i am interested in the command-line pfctl tool itself, the option parser and so on....
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OCR on PDFs in OS X with free, open source tools

After reading these blog posts: Linux, OCR and PDF - Problem solved Creating a searchable PDF with opensource tools ghostscript, hocr2pdf and tesseract-ocr Using Tesseract OCR with PDF scans and ...
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How to download pre-built binaries from MacPorts without installing?

I see as of 2.0 MacPorts is hosting pre-built binaries, which it would install by default if licensing is present and compatible. I'm looking for a more current version of rsync than ships by default ...
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How can I work around Subversion's port being blocked when installing something with brew?

I'm running into an issue where I'm trying to follow the advice of a comment on this SO Q&A titled: Use PPK file in Mac Terminal to connect to remote connection over SSH that suggested you could ...
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Lynx Browser & HTTP Get Ignore Timeout Options

I'm working on my wifi-wand command line utility that manages wifi on the Mac (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand), and am trying to better understand how captive portals are managed in Mac OS. ...
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Add arcfour Cipher to Mojave 10.14

Im trying to use the arcfour cipher with SSH. Yes, I am aware of the risks, but I have my own reasons for wanting to use it. When I list available ciphers, it's not there. Is it possible to add it ...
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How to fix 403 in Mac OS X built-in Apache?

I'm trying to set a local environment on my new MacBook Air 13": built-in Apache with my own DocumentRoot, PHP, and MySQL. I usually update /etc/hosts just to run my local websites with a pretty ...
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Use jQuery in Fluid.app's Userscripts?

In Fluid.app's Userscripts section, you can write custom Javascript to modify the embedded site. Cool! My Fluid app's embedded site has the jQuery library loaded. I'd like to reference and use that ...
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ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'numpy' when installing robotpy-cscore

When using pip to download robotpy-cscore on my Mac, I ran pip3 install robotpy-cscore However, I got: Collecting robotpy-cscore Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/3e/2a/...
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Jailbreak iPhone (iOS 12.1.4) using open-source software? [duplicate]

Is there open-source software (e.g., on GitHub) to jailbreak an iPhone with iOS 12.1.4?
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Why are all dependencies forced in Homebrew FFmpeg 4.1?

When upgrading to the latest FFmpeg (4.1) through Homebrew, I noticed that an overwhelming number of new dependencies were installed. At the same time, brew info ffmpeg revealed that all installation ...
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Opening pdf as tab in running instance of xpdf

If I open a pdf with xpdf file.pdf and then open another pdf with xpdf file2.pdf the scond file is opened in a new instance of xpdf. Is it possible to have it opened as a tab in the first instance of ...
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Unable to resolve hostnames inside macOS chroot jail

I just created a chroot jail with inetutils, coreutils and bash. Most of the things seem to work. I can ping ip addresses and hosts that are inside /etc/hosts, however, I can't ping hosts that are not ...
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Can ffmpeg merge multiple m4a files into one ~chapterized~ file?

Given a folder full of 'm4a' files, I can merge them all into one big m4a file using ffmpeg like so: ffmpeg -f concat -i <(for f in ./*.m4a; do echo "file '$PWD/$f'"; done) \ -c copy ../OUTPUT.m4a ...
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Can't compile source code on mac

I already have xcode installed on OSX Yosemite. I have also run it and accepted terms and conditions. I can also do gcc --version and I see Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/...
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How do I use ffmpeg to convert audible files

I'm running ffmpeg v2.8.1 from Homebrew, and trying to convert Audible files but there's some trick I"m missing. This command produces this error output. ffmpeg -activation_bytes 1CEB00DA -i Volume1....
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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Is iMessage open source?

My Google searches didn't turn up very many results on the subject. If it is open source, can someone link to the documentation?
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trouble installing cmake

I need to install cmake for school. I have tried using the source code but don't really understand where I should unpack it and how to add it to my path. I also tried the .dmg file but the command ...
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Should I sign open source code myself?

I use macOS 10.14 and came across a problem when I tried to install an open source plugin for Vim that I found on Github. I downloaded the source code and compiled it myself, which worked well, but ...
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How to Install Octave in El Capitan?

The new GNU Octave 4.0.1 was released March 23, 2016. I would like to find some standard way to install it in El Capitan (mine OS X 10.11.3) because it has significantly better support in some ...
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Got Stuck When Installing Octave in High Sierra [duplicate]

I've tried to install Octave using homebrew by using this command: brew install octave. But after make sign, I got stuck and nothing happened more than a half hour. ➜ ~ brew install octave ==> ...
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Can't run VLC on 10.13.6

Here's how to reproduce this: Installed VLC via: brew cask install vlc* Open VLC (via Spotlight/Finder/open/something else using launchd**) Finder alert dialog pops up with message: The ...
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How can I stop brew prune and brew upgrade from fighting?

I am running Homebrew on 10.13.6, with the prefix /usr/local. When I run brew upgrade, two directories are created in /usr/local/share. These are: /usr/local/share/man/man2, and /usr/local/share/...
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Save command line output to a file without any graphics or special characters

I want to save the command line output data in a text file. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. The problem is, it has some graphical output which I don't want to store. What I need is, only the ...
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Is there a strictly-libre Cydia repo?

The Android equivalent of Cydia is the F-Droid app. The associated F-Droid repo contains strictly free/libre/open-source software. Is there an equivalent Cydia repo that only hosts libre software? (A ...
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GPG key generation - timeout on OSX due to lack of entropy

I'm trying to generate a series of GPG keys gpg --gen-key but coming up with the same error that there's not enough entropy to generate a set. We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good ...
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How do you insert literal control chars in vim on Mac?

How do you insert literal control characters in vi on Mac? For example what is the Mac equivalent of Unix ^V^M Windows ^Q^M (in vim) to insert a \r into a substitution string?
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How do I use <Ctrl+1> instead of <Ctrl+6> in VIM?

I have been searching for a while, but i still can't get it work. I add :map <C-6> <C-1> or :map <C-1> <C-6> to '.vimrc', but it doesn't work.
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Vim mappings not working in OS X

I have the following lines in my .vimrc for Ubuntu. They insert the current date as a string, and insert my signature at the bottom of the currently open file, respectively: :map <F2> "=...
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Error installing CocoaPods

I am trying to install CocoaPods on my Mac. When i run this command: sudo gem install cocoapods it returns this: Fetching: cocoapods-core-1.5.3.gem (100%) Successfully installed cocoapods-core-1.5....
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Atom editor no longer opens from command line

I've been using the Atom editor on my iMac running High Sierra. I usually run it from the terminal by typing atom. I moved many of my apps to an external drive to free up disk space. I originally ...
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Building a Xcode project downloaded from GitHub

I am just starting to learn about code and programming apps. I downloaded Xcode project source-code for a mac app that I wish to use from GitHub. How can I turn that code into an executable ...
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Why aren't the section titles of man pages completely greppable?

This was tested in El Capitan and in a colleague's High Sierra, in the standard Terminal (bash). user@hostname ~ $ man ls | grep "BU" BUGS user@hostname ~ $ man ls | grep "BUG" user@hostname ~ $ ...
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Does opensnoop really lists all files that are read?

I have two users on my system, 501 and 505. 501 can sudo, 505 can not. I was logged in in the GUI as 505 and wanted to see what files that were read when I launched a certain program so to run ...
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launchd listening on port 4444

the lsof command tells me launchd is listening on port 4444: $ sudo lsof -i tcp:4444 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME launchd 1 root 32u IPv4 0xfe4e7e9bb5c1a5 ...
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Installed mpv with Brew, but nothing in Applications

I'm trying to play anime with mpv. I have heard that it's the best player for anime. https://mpv.io/installation/ I go to the website and I see that there's homebrew. I run brew install mpv. It ...
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Is there any app to always display time in touch bar?

I would like to know if there's any way to always display current time in the touch bar in latest MacBook Pro. When using browsers and other applications in full screen, I'm unable to view the top ...
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Where is the source code for mmap function? [closed]

So I was searching for sys/mman.h and ideally sys/mman.c in https://opensource.apple.com/source/Libc/Libc-1244.20.1/ and didn't find it. Any idea why? Where could I find the source?
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How can I resolve a permission error when installing gnuplot from homebrew?

I am trying to install gnuplot on my mac. after trying brew install gnuplot, I get the following errors: You must 'brew link lua jpeg' before gnuplot can be installed And when I try brew ...
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How to have GNU's date in OS X?

I do brew search date unsuccessfully. I have coreutils in my system. I could not find GNU date anywhere. How can you have GNU date in OS X?
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brew not linking gcc after install?

Why does brew not link gcc properly? What am I missing? $>brew install gcc49 --without-multilib ==> Installing gcc49 from homebrew/homebrew-versions ==> Downloading http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/...