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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which command-line packages do you need? [closed]

I generally have one of Fink, MacPorts, Homebrew installed. Most often for a single, small, and trivial package. I've found that all my day-to-day software exists in OS X versions. So, which non-OS X ...
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Installing Julia using Brew

It appears that brew does not have a Julia formula. This is quite surprising to me, am I missing something? Apparently there's a brew tap that can be used instead (staticfloat/julia). Before going ...
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Homebrew installed libraries, how do I use them?

I'm a bit confused. I've installed a bunch of libraries (e.g. vtk, gsl,...) that I need for a c++ project for school. I used homebrew to install them (luckily there were formulas available). My ...
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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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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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Where can I download the Darwin 12.2.0 source code?

I'm wondering where I can download the source code of the kernel of Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2: Darwin 12.2.0. I googled it, but its hard to find. And yes, I tried http://www.opensource.apple.com.
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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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How to Uninstall Qt in El Capitan?

I know the thread How to uninstall Qt Creator on Mac Yosemite but I cannot locate Qt folders in $HOME/Library/. The following command is also unsuccessful sudo QtSDK/SDKMaintenanceTool.app/Contents/...
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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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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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How to completely remove Nix package manager?

I installed Nix package manager, and now I would like to remove it completely. How can I do it?
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How can I report security vulnerabilities for open source OSX applications?

In the event of finding a security vulnerability in the Linux world, the procedure involved would be to report the vulnerability... ...to the developers or the maintainers of the package in a ...
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Is it safe to upgrade all outdated port when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion?

My Mac running Snow Leopard has several MacPorts based open source software packages installed. Upon the upgrade to Lion, all my ports are listed as outdated. It's safe to upgrade them en masse?
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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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How to add Quick Look support for OpenDocument file formats?

I prefer OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice to MS Office because MS Office is expensive. But OS X Quick View functionality that allows a preview of a file by taping space bar doesn't show an OpenDocument ...
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How to upgrade the ssh program on OS X 10.6.8?

I would prefer to do this through the command line rather than downloading Macports. Any help appreciated.
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What free or open source software can I use with Mac hardware to verify integrity of every block of a disk where Core Storage is used?

Verification should be nondestructive. For Mac hardware There's a possible answer in Super User, but it predates Lion so: I don't know whether badblocks run from a live CD is applicable where ...
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Is there perf profiler tool for Mac to trace all page faults?

I'm looking to install perf which is a kernel profiling tool for Linux. Basically I'm trying to trace all page faults, so I run equivalent of: sudo perf record -e page-faults -ag Is it possible to ...
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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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Installing Homebrew on Lion

I am trying to install Homebrew on Lion but keep getting an error. $ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/323731)" I run the above code, which results in: ==> This script ...
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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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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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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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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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Benefit of using MacPorts coreutils instead of stock OS X?

I noticed that MacPorts contains lots of software that are already present as part of a stock Mac OS X installation (I am running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard), such as coreutils, tar, etc. Is there a benefit ...
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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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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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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 compile vim with the --enable-gui=yes flag on OS X 10.8.2

I'm trying to compile the latest version of vim (7.3.785 as on date) with the --enable-gui option set to yes: ./configure --enable-gui=yes make but make fails with several errors (full output). I ...
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Man md5 displays dgst man page

I just wanted to look at the man page for the command md5. So I typed man md5 but it displayed the man page of dgst instead of this one. Any idea why and how I could access this manpage from the ...
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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 determine the current brew package count?

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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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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brew doctor get warning on opencv

i'm new to mac os x. i read that homebrew is a good packet manager and i have tried it. i have also read that to install opencv 2.4 i have to follow those steps: install cmake via homebrew download ...
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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/...
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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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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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Install gcc to mac via Terminal

I have installed Xcode and the command line tools from the Mac Developers website, which I have read a few times is a prerequisite. I also installed the MacPorts program. In terminal: sudo port ...
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Using gnuplot terminal on OSX

I just installed gnuplot and I am trying to set the default terminal view. On the wikipedia page for gnuplot, there is an image with a graph: Which terminal view is shown in the image at the link?...
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Is there anyway to use GNOME terminal on macOS?

Can I download GNOME terminal on macOS?
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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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Taps vs formulas

The official site says: A tap is homebrew-speak for a git repository containing extra formulae. But: Why are taps kept separately from regular formulae? Why use the distinction at all? What ...
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Installing gnuplot (or similar) on Lion

All the packages needed to install gnuplot through MacPorts on Lion succeed, except for aquaterm. Installing gnuplot through Fink is far less lucky on Lion. Fink bails out after only a third of the ...
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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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Open source iSightCapture?

Is there an open source program like iSightCapture?