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Questions tagged [versions]

Apple permanent version storage in OS X Lion and greater.

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Do I need version.xml file in Applications folder?

While cleaning out my folders I found a XML script with ~160K lines of code. Maybe i'm ignorant and this is normal for a version file? I won't paste snapshots because Im unsure if there is sensitive ...
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What does time of year (Early, Mid, Late) and year in About This Mac dialogue mean?

My Mac mini shows Late 2012 in the About This Mac dialogue shown on clicking  → About This Mac. What does this label actually represent? The year of production or the year that model was introduced ...
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Issues installing Mcrypt PHP module

I am trying to install Mcrypt PHP module but encountering some issues: Version of PHP installed: 7.1.16 macOS version: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Is the following command that I am running correct? ...
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extract by terminal the Darwin version

I want to know how extract by terminal the Darwin version. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_Sierra#Releases For macOS Sierra 10.12.3 is 16.4.0 for 10.12.6 is 16.7.0. Now, I want to create: --...
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Application stopped working — claims it requires new OS X version, but it worked before

After restarting my computer, running OS X 10.8.5, the old GitHub client suddenly stopped working with the following error message: You can’t use this version of the application “GitHub Desktop” ...
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Dealing with macos Versions feature and file syncing services

Full disclosure: I'm yet to come to terms with the Versions feature and that saving ain't saving anymore. I've had no shortage of dramas losing work and losing track of files since the feature was ...
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how install postgres 9.6 and a corresponding PostGIS [closed]

How do I install postgres 9.6 and a corresponding PostGIS on macOS Sierra using perhaps homebrew?
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Stop macOS from creating/storing previous versions of a document [duplicate]

macOS creates a history or previous version of each any every document/file I edit and this not only happens across the os but also happens across every mac apps. These version files takes up huge ...
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Cannot open or update iPhoto

I bought a used Macbook Pro running macOS Sierra. It came after the previous owners reset it and installed the iLife pack (iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand). I couldn't use those apps since it came with ...
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How to programmatically find the latest version number of Homebrew?

How to programmatically find the latest version number of Homebrew? I can find this on my local computer with brew --version and string process the result to get a version number. What's a good way ...
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Is there version control software with commit messages that preserves macOS tags?

As I mentioned in my answer on tags best practices, the distributed version control software (VCS) Git does not preserve macOS tags (or other extended file attributes). Is there version control ...
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Apple Pages - store changes with document?

Is it possible to track changes (version control) in Apple Pages?
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Install iTunes Backup from different iPhone with iOS 10.2

I have got my new iPhone currently with iOS 9.3.5 and another older iPhone with iOS 10.2. My goal is to get 10.2 on the new one (NOT 10.2.1!!). I tried a iTunes and iCloud backup but the version is ...
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Does macOS Server 5 support permanent version storage?

2012-08-13: OS X Server: "The document 'file name' is on a volume that does not support permanent version storage" alert (affected: Lion Server, OS X Server (Mountain Lion)) 2014-11-14: OS X Server: "...
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Minimum volume size to enable versioning

I have certain documents stored on a password protected disk image stored on Dropbox. Since the documents are small text documents, I made the image small (100 MB). But now I'm getting the following ...
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2 or more iOS devices with different versions of iOS (7.x 9.x) & same App, will keep which App versions on iTunes sync?

I have several iOS devices with iOS 7.x to 9.x installed and they are all synced with iTunes on my computer. How can I manage the differing versions of my suite of apps on these devices when iTunes ...
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Can I upgrade my iOS using the iTunes restore, but not to the latest version? [duplicate]

Right now, the latest version of iOS is 9.1. Mine is 8.1.2. Can I use the restore option in iTunes to install version 9.0.2 or do I have to update to 9.1 and then downgrade to 9.0.2?
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iOS - version history

Is there an official version history for iOS? The best similar thing I have found is on Wikipedia: iOS Version History Is there something similar, that is official? I would like to know what could ...
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Why I have 3 different Java versions on my Mac?

today I was looking after my Java Version and I got very confused. I found three different ones: If I look in Webstorm it uses: 1.6.0_65 If I make java -version I get: 1.7.0_45 If I look in the ...
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What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?

I'm trying to help a colleague whose MacBook periodically switches off without warning (I've had similar problems on a Mac Mini, so it's not power related). While investigating the logs in Library/...
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What are the differences between Dreamweaver_14_LS20.dmg and Dreamweaver_13_LS20.dmg?

I find that there are two versions of Dreamweaver CC for Mac OSX, one is Dreamweaver_14_LS20 and another is Dreamweaver_13_LS20. Can anyone tell me what is the exactly differences between these two ...
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Export versions of a document (/.DocumentRevisions-V100)

I'm trying to automate the following process: get all versions of a document, check in each version to a repository (Subversion, in my case) As a half-solution, I'd already be happy with: get all ...
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Disable autosave in Preview

Preview, by default, persists edits to the underlying file immediately. (i.e. if you crop something, the underlying file becomes cropped). I find this behavior very irritating. I tried enabling ...
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Dreamweaver tells me that it can't edit some html file because it is locked, how to exclude folders/types from auto lock?

Dreamweaver complains that it can't edit some specific files due to the fact that they are locked. With as only options to cancel or view read-only. However I do really want to edit the .html files. ...
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Where file revisions are stored on OS X?

Most Apple applications in newer OS X versions, like OS X 10.9, automatically save all changes to all files and documents without your approval, and file versions and revisions are automatically ...
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Keeping old version of Firefox while updating to new version

On my OSx I want to be able to switch version of software I use. Like right now I have Firefox 29, but I want to try firefox 32. is there a way I can download and install version 32 and keep the old ...
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What's my full version 7.1 (11D167)

I'm trying to figure out if I'm on IOS 7.1, 7.1.1, or just what? I get 7.1 (11D167). I'm thinking to attempt to use "pangu" to jailbreak my phone.
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Did Apple get rid of autosave and versions in Mavericks?

(As a heads up, I've hardly used any versions of OS X newer than Snow Leopard. So, I might be missing something obvious here). I recently installed Mountain Lion and after that Mavericks. While on ...
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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Installing specific iOS version on iPhone 4S

I've been asked to purchase an iPhone 4S for a team of developers for testing purposes. Two requirements that have been asked of the iPhone are: it should run iOS 7.0 instead of the most recent 7.1 (...
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`rm` and Mac OS X's Versions feature

I assume that deleting a file via Finder also deletes any previous versions in /.DocumentRevisions-V100 that are attached to that file. But what's happening if a file is deleted in Terminal with the ...
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Which Mac OS X versions support lsof command?

I want to know which Mac OS X versions support the lsof command. Does Mac OS X 10.5 support it?
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disable versions on Mavericks

I have been using this command to get back Save As... in Mountain Lion and it works great: defaults write -g ApplePersistence -bool no However, this doesn't seem to work anymore in Mavericks. Ut ...
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Isn't it redundant to have Versions as well as Time Machine?

Versions and Time Machine seem to me to offer duplicated features: both do hourly backups, and their interfaces for browsing previous versions of files are very similar. The only difference I can see ...
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Where are OS X document versions stored? Are they secure?

Support for OS X versioning is spreading among apps (e.g., TextWrangler has just added this feature as of version 4.5), but it is unclear what the security implications of this are. For example, if I ...
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How to manually determine version control metadata for Finder?

I have a Scripts folder where I keep Automator actions, Applescripts, and shell scripts. Automator scripts are automatically assigned a version of 1.1.1 it seems. When I make revisions to any of these ...
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Versions.app: How to select Kaleidoscope.app as diff tool?

Setup OS X 10.8.2 Versions 1.1.11 Kaleidoscope 2.0.0 Problem I am a registered user (DirectSales, not AppStore) of both Versions and Kaleidoscope (both from BlackPixel). The latest versions of ...
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Can iTunes sort games by OS version?

Bought an iPod Touch for my son which I then discovered is a 2nd gen which doesn't support lots of apps and games. Currently I either have to try downloading a game to see if it fails or read the ...
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How to regain warnings about permanent version storage?

With Preview in Mountain Lion, I carelessly checked the box – [√] Do not show this message again – imagining that the preference was for just one volume. Then realised that the warning (the sheet):...
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Can not open Mail app since I updated the last version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

I just updated my version of Mountain Lion and then when I try to open my Mail app I receive this message : I tried to reinstall Mail but I don't know how to do it. Anyone know what the problem is?
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Can revisions, auto save and versions be completely and permanently neutered from OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to completely disable auto-save and versions in Mac OS X Lion? I have given these changes a good try and they irritate me more than they should. I want "auto-save", "...
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How to highlight changes when comparing versions of a document in OS X?

I've been exploring the versions functionality of the new document model in Mac OS X 10.8. It's mostly similar to what was in Lion. In the title bar of a supported document choose "Browse all versions…...
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How does Versions work with iCloud?

Just wondering how, if at all, Versions on Pages for Mountain Lion (10.8) works with iCloud, specifically in relation to iOS 5 devices. My own testing seems to indicate that a Pages document created ...
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How to securely delete versions in mac os lion

I know, that there is a possibility to delete selected versions in Mac OS Lion. Is there a way to securely delete versions? Although I already deleted the versions by now, that I wanted to delete, ...
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Use Textmate (or any arbitrary application) with Lion's “Versions” feature?

I'm writing a thesis in LaTeX with TextMate. I want very simple, very automated version control. Nothing complicated! Just, every time I save, a new version is created so that I can easily go back in ...
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How to convert and adapt from a “Save As” person to a “Version” person?

I am so used to "Save As" on the PC, so that for example, if I remember I removed a line two months ago on my resume (also called CV) and now is April 2012, I can go back to Resume 2012-01-23 ...
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How can I email a document from iWork without the recipient seeing the intermediate saved versions?

It looks like we don't need to keep different files like on Windows 7: speech 2012 rev 01.doc speech 2012 rev 02.doc speech 2012 rev 03.doc So on Lion, we can just use "Save a version" and all ...
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Any idea how to disable Version?

As titled, is there anyway I can disable it? Sometimes when I close a TextEdit window or whatever application, I really want to purge it. But when I open the application again, the same text that I ...
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How to check installed OS X version from the command-line on each partition?

I'm managing a lot of Macs and each machines has several partitions with different OS versions. I would like to create a script that I could run to do an inventory of all partitions of all machines ...
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How to identify explicitly saved versions when reverting a document?

I suspect I know the answer to this, but... In 10.7, versions of a document are saved automatically. You can also explicitly save a version by selecting "Save a Version". When I wish to revert to a ...