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Open Text File From Finder In Vim

Here's a modification for opening several files. on open theFiles tell application "iTerm" set newWindow to (create window with default profile) tell current session of newWindow ...
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Why is a subfolder created when syncing a second Mac's Documents folder via iCloud?

This is how it works. You can now merge and clean up the documents as you wish. Start with a couple files, test and then move them all. I do also keep backups from my mini for if or when a sync delete ...
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Sort by date modified while in icon view in Finder

I had Sort By in Show View Options set to Kind, changed it to Date Modified and it works as expected.
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Remove specific files from iCloud

If I understand you correctly you have turned on Desktop & Document Folders in the iCloud Drive Options but want to exclude a certain folder on the Desktop from syncing to iCloud? The easiest way ...
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Remove specific files from iCloud

Right-click the folder or files and select "Remove Download." They may re-download in the future but it will clear the space in the short-term.
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Mass Convert Numbers to CSV/Excel (Watch me do)

Create a folder on your desktop and name it "CSV_Documents". This will be the location all of your exported .csv files will be saved to. Paste this following AppleScript code into a new ...
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Command+Shift+G panel appears but does not work. Fix?

A similar problem was reported in `open folder` may fail due to “untranslocated nodes”, and the same workaround works here as well: Make sure that the “Documents” folder is selected in the “Sidebar” ...
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How can I see all available params in the commands for Finder, Dock etc?

There's no command that will give you such a list. There's also no published official documentation from Apple with such a list. The defaults command essentially just writes some setting you indicate ...
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Finder corrupt files on copy to external ssd

Most likely your problems is either caused by (a) a hardware defect, or (b) Finder updating metadata (stored inside your file) on copy. For (a) this could be caused by problems with the SSD itself and/...
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How to reset the selection of the screen recorder to the default?

You can set it to not Remember Last Selection from the Options menu - then it will give you the crosshairs every time. This works for both snapshot & screen recording modes.
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How to convert Apple's .textClipping files to plain text?

A tiny python3 snippet that can be added as a Quick Action in Finder with the help of the ootb Automator.app (New > Quick Action > find and drag Run Shell Script onto the right work panel). ...
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Mac's Finder shows no "Paste Item" option when pasting to a OneDrive folder

I have found the answer. It is an issue with multiple Office365 accounts. You need to be logged in into the OneDrive target Office365 Account, so where you are pasting to... I have multiple O365 ...
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How to mount external disk with sshfs and show the name in Finder?

There is a volname argument. Have you tried adding -ovolname=remote … when you use ssh to make sftp build a snapshot of the remote filesystem locally on your Mac.
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Taking the first 7 characters of a folder name and appending it

Short shell script Run for s in *; do t=$(sed -E 's/^(\([[:digit:]]{4}\)) (.*)/\2 \1/' <<< $s) [[ "$s" != "$t" ]] && mv "$s" "$t" done ...
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Taking the first 7 characters of a folder name and appending it

Paste this following AppleScript code into a new Script Editor.app document. Running the code in Script Editor will take all of the currently selected folders in the frontmost Finder window and re-...
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Taking the first 7 characters of a folder name and appending it

I am sure you could do what you want with a script in Terminal, but much easier to use A Better Finder Rename. This apps as a wide range to rename tricks, but something like this would do what you ...
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Finder connects to FTP server, but has blank file list

I tried the example you gave: ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/ I connected as a guest user. The delay was 12 seconds before seeing the directory listing. Perhaps the problem lies with the National Oceanic and ...
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My username for remote ftp access is different from my macos username and Finder will not let me edit the files

The usernames were not the problem. The access to ftp in Finder (at least in Catalina) simply does not provide write access to the remote files. I have now installed Filezilla. More info at a similar ...
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Always show directory icon on Finder on Big Sur

Enable "Show window title icons" option from "System Preferences" app => "Accessibility" => "Display" Section. [Refer screenshot]
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How to change Finder as the default File manager in MacOS?

Unfortunately, you can’t change the default file manager on macOS. It’s hooked to deeply to the rest of the system. The only way for you to be able to have a different file picking dialog in Chrome is ...
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You do not have permission to open the application “Anaconda-Navigator”

From the information here. The app is not in /Applications but is on a backupdrive. I would undo the moves you made or reinstall the application
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How can I stop Mac Automator using previous specification for my actions?

Each action passes an output to the next item. So your action to Rename Finder Items will pass its output on to the next action. You need to check "Ignore this action's input" when you Get ...
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Mojave 10.14.6 is it possible to specific folder icons links in the finder context menu?

@benwiggy - thanks for the thoughtful and helpful response - I have Xmenu installed and will probably begin to train myself to use it...it does precisely what I'm want, just not in the Mac OS context ...
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