Questions tagged [system-information]

refers to information about your machine. Usually this information is found in the System Profiler or from >About This Mac

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Weird free spaces estimation

On my MacBook Pro Retina late 2014 running OS X Yosemite, there's something weird going on. If i look at the storage tab in the "About my Mac" menu, I use only 67 gigabytes of storage but it says 151 ...
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How do I identify which CPU a MacBook uses?

I'd like to identify which CPU this notebook is using, in terms of code names such as "Ivy Bridge" and "Haswell". The little Apple logo in the upper left shows some information, but not this.
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Something taking up 90GB of storage in MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

After installing MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A471t) there is something taking up 90GB of my Disk. I tried scanning with Daisy Disk but wasn't able to identify what those files are. How can I find ...
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Can't see new SSD when connected via internal SATA port

I just bought a new Samsung SSD 830 and installed it my 13" MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) in the hard disk bay, replacing the drive that was there (I actually have a second drive in the optical drive's slot)....
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Is there a way to see System Information before first user is added?

I have a Mac that someone asks me to help them sell. They already wiped the hard drive and put a fresh installation of macOS on it. Upon boot, it's at the "Welcome" setup with no users intialized yet....
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How do I get technical information on my video card? (Model, RAM, Mhz, etc)

I'd like to get as much technical information about my MacOSX's video card as possible... technical details, even serial number if the card has a unique identifier. I intend to use this information ...
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What are the different internet connection types used by ifconfig and ipconfig?

Typing ifconfig on the command line gives me listings for several devices. I've seen at least the following ones: lo0 gif0 stf0 en0 en1 en2 en3 p2p0 awdl0 bridge0 What specifically do each of them ...
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What was the Mac that Ran 'System 1'

I thought I was reasonably early to the party, but the first Mac I owned - an SE 30 - was running System 6.06 when I got it & after a brief foray with 6.06 we had 6.07 with actual multi-tasking… ...
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Get cpu usage per core on the command line

Activity monitor allows users to see the cpu usage on a per-core basis (for multicore machines, e.g. my MacBook Pro). Is there a way to find the percent usage of each core/processor via the command ...
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MacOS 10.13.6 Can't delete or remove applications

I can't locate the following files. I have removed it manually at file finder but it is still stuck here at the system information. Now I can't update my MacOs because I am running out of space. If I ...
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Collect data on CPU usage per core at regular time intervals?

Following from question in comment here, is there any easy way to get CPU usage on a per core basis at a certain interval throughout the day? (e.g. every 60 seconds) Notes happy to use a script (e.g. ...
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iOS: Where is /proc/?

Where is /proc/ in iOS? Or rather, why is it absent from the root directory structure? It's typically a crucial interface to the kernel of any UNIX-like operating system; what else is in place to ...
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iPhone Status/Overview App Wanted

I often have my iPhone connected to my PC and now I have a question about something like a status app. I thought of something like this information: - a big clock - signal strength - mobile signal ...
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my hostname is not my laptop name

My laptop's hostname appears to be Georges-MacBook-Pro-Mid-2145.local, $ hostname Georges-MacBook-Pro-Mid-2145.local Why is the number reported here 2145 instead of 2015? (I own a MacBook Pro Mid-...
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How to stop WiFi “Looking for Networks…”

There's been a recent question asking about disabling WiFi at boot time. This is not that same question, but is related. I don't want to disable WiFi, but I would like to stop it from "Looking for ...