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In the options for each Action, there is a checkbox "Ignore this action's input", which means that nothing from the previous actions goes through. Doing this on the "Get Specifed Items in Finder" action means that the folder path itself does not 'trickle down' to the Copy action. The "Get Selected Finder Items" action is unnecessary, as the workflow already ...


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I think this is alphabetical vs natural search order being used in Terminal(or wherever the code block comes from) and Finder respectively, as pointed by Shannon and David. Why is a folder which starts with a 2 on the bottom? Because it is 27 which is treated as a block while sorting and is greater than other single numbers which are also being treated ...


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I doubt such an app exists even for iOS, leave aside watchOS, for watching Finder file operation progress. This is a very specific use case and I am not certain if there are any official APIs that lets you obtain this data in a watchOS or iOS app. A simple solution that I can think of is to install a VNC viewer app on your iPhone (many available on the App ...


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This AppleScript code works for me using the latest version of macOS Mojave. This AppleScript code allows you to choose the folder you want to move and to choose the application whose resources folder you want to use as the destination folder. It will then move the chosen folder to the destination folder. I hope this example sparks some ideas for you to ...


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Here is some AppleScript that should help. To select the move folder you would use set moveFolder to POSIX path of (choose folder with prompt "Choose the folder you would like to move") and for setting the destination folder you would write set aFolder to POSIX path of (choose folder with prompt "Choose the Application you would like to copy items to") ...


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If you tap on the "Name" column header once, does it change? In the attached screen shot the red arrow points to the name header in a Finder "show in a list" window. The yellow arrow points to the direction (arrow) of the sort, up or down. Note that you can sort by any column by clicking on the column heading. If it is better but reverse order, tap it ...


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Given I cannot comment, I'll add to this answer that if you want to unmount the recently mounted sshfs disk, you need to execute: umount <MOUNTPOINT> The sshfs man page states that you should do fusermount -u <MOUNTPOINT> but that command doesn't exist in macOS


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Just want to add SurfingKeys to the list of VIM like plugins for Chrome.


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I have this same issue. It seems to only be with Microsoft Office files. PDFs don't seem to have "permanent lock" issue. I don't know if it's a problem with the MacOS "dual fork" file structure fighting with the Microsoft temporary lock file. I've re-pushed NTFS permissions down from the parent folder to see if that would resolve the creation/destruction of ...


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I assume you are talking about the .vscode folder in your Home folder, as I have one there too from the Visual Studio Code.app install. If you do not want to permanently show hidden files or use the ⌘⇧. keyboard shortcut, then this is what I'd do. Open Terminal to the directory containing the .vscode folder and use the following command to create a symlink:...


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This may help you out: Showing hidden files in specific directories? I think it provides a good workaround. Not sure that there is anyway directly to make that one .someFile type not hidden.


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There are several limits to consider that have been touched upon by some of the comments: argument length and shell expansion - a simple echo * will bail if the concatenated length of filenames the asterisk expands to hits upon that limit. If running into this snare, often find will be your friend. find . -depth 1 -type f | exec echo {} \; would be a ...


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That ls/ directory is not standard on Mac, so its something you or another user on the Mac have created (either directly, or indirectly by being created by some third party program). It hasn't got anything to do with the ls command. However, it could reasonably have been made by someone in the middle of a mkdir command thinking that they should just list ...


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Just in case someone is still facing this issue. After using the command qlmanage -t on an image I found out that Google File Stream app was giving me the trouble. After deleting Google File Stream app, the QuickLook preview started working again.


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Method 1: In macOS holding the ALT key(⌥) often shows extra options in context menus. Copy "item" as Pathname. Detail https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/318007/302207 Method 2: If you use TotalFinder, you can Allow path copying from Context Menus TotalFinder makes it really easy to capture a variety of path formats for a selected object. Right-click on ...


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You can change it to Cmd+R. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts (tab) > App Shortcuts (left sidebar) click the plus and in the window: Application: Finder, Menu title: Show Original Just the menu item written exactly as it is in the menu, Shortcut: Cmd+R. When you change the shortcut, it'll show up in the menu item.


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Mine bookmarks preview looks the same as yours; in finder or from terminal you do not have the rights to do something with. However, with Safari | Bookmarks | Edit Bookmarks you can do anything you need with it - deleting an item, renaming, modifying the address. If you need to export it, you can do it from File | Export Bookmarks... - and will be exported ...


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This is achieved by macOS apps using Apple provided API. Specifically, NSProgress Cocoa API.


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Looks like you have enabled "Preview". Type Shift-Cmd-P to toggle it (or toggle it in the View menu).


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No - you don't need to have two copies of the files you backed up. I think it's a good idea to restore all the files you want to have a backup copy of, however. Spotlight search will let you read / search all the files, but you have no safeguard for when the backup disk dies or fails, so your retention policy for everything you don't copy back is until that ...


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Here is another option you may find useful. This AppleScript code works for me using the latest version of macOS Mojave. tell application "Folder Actions Setup" activate set everyFolderAction to a reference to every folder action set folderNamesWithAttachedFolderActions to name of everyFolderAction set pathToFoldersWithAttachedFolderActions ...


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Applications that have not gone thru Apple's Notarization process can't be run on Catalina and above. According to Apple's information to developers: Gatekeeper on macOS helps protect users from downloading and installing malicious software by checking for a Developer ID certificate from apps distributed outside the Mac App Store. Make sure to sign any ...


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As an alternative, this one-line snippet of AppleScript will return all folders with folder actions applied them: tell application "System Events" to get the path of every folder action --> {"/Users/CK/Scripts/AppleScript/scripts", "/Users/CK/Downloads", ...} This one might be handy too, because it lists the actual path to the scripts or Automator ...


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Open the Folder Actions Setup app. This lists folders with actions, and the actions that each folder has assigned to it. You can add and remove actions from folders here, and enable/disable folder actions globally.


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I found solution, in System Preferences -> Accessibility


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System Information does continue to list apps, even if they've been removed. (Even after a refresh with Command R.) If you've checked that the application is not at the filepath listed, then don't worry.


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This is the correct situation if your Mac has Optimize Mac Storage enabled in the iCloud preference pane. If your storage is under light pressure, I don't find recently used documents being released from local storage much if at all, but if you are running with a very close to full drive, the system may be removing the local copy before you like. Above is ...


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Yep, just search for what you want in the top right of the finder window. As long as you are not in gallery view mode, have your mac updated to the latest version, and have made sure the application is searching the whole mac, it should show a section called folders. There, it will show all of the folders that match your search.


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Documents in the System Information pane doesn't mean files in the Documents directory. It means files that are not other, already defined media types - ie. not photos, books, movies, etc. This would normally encompass the sort of files you'd put in your Documents folder, but they don't have to be kept in there to be part of that total. If you actually ...


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It works for me on HighSierra (10.13.6) with SIP disabled. I have used the following command to edit the .plist file: PL="/System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/DockMenus.plist"&& sudo -- defaults write $PL finder-running -array-add '<dict><key>command</key><integer>1004</integer><key>name</...


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You can use use quick look on a folder (just select a folder and hit spacebar). This will calculate the complete size of the folder just once.


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Copy and paste the following command into the Terminal window: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true killall Finder This command will restart the Finder and then you will see hidden files and folders on your Mac.


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No. The filesystem doesn’t directly or indirectly to the console have a journal or log of changes in files or folders or permissions. There are some tools to do that, but none ship enabled or configured with the os. Time Machine is the way to find when the file was last present and it’s searchable from spotlight. I would set that up now or connect and ...


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CDA files are not song files, it's just a shortcut. It doesn't contain any song information, so you can't convert it to other formats. You need to import cd into a usable format using iTunes on the computer that owns the disc drive. ======= Note that macOS sees them as "exec" files just because it does not recognize the file type and does not know what ...


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Here is how I used the control + command + c keys in Keyboard Maestro. It's a paid app with a free trial period. Frankly, I didn't have much luck defining apple's keyboard short cuts. It was all confusing to me. Start up Keyboard Maestro https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/ Keyboard Maestro does come with an assist to help you create your first action. ...


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A directory can become a "Package", if the bundle bit has been set for some reason by either another program, or the user. "Kind: Package" will then be visible in the "Get Info" window and it can be opened by the application set in the same window. Some applications prefer (or create) a package instead of a directory, which can be double clicked to open a ...


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Open the pdf file in text editor (e.g. Notepad++) and search for the current title, then type new title instead. Save. Example: I wanted to rename title of my pdf from "MergedFile" to "123456". I opened pdf in notepad++ and searched for "MergedFile". Found two instances and renamed both the "123456". Saved file. That's it.


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I know I am reviving an old thread, but I had this doubt and I solved it with open source software which is wonderful. The best option if you want to stay open source and spend only on donations is Fuse for MacOS + SSHFS for OSX. You can download it here https://osxfuse.github.io. It works with Mojave. You can follow this tutorial and adjust the ...


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I just needed to restart my iMac (after a power failure) and found Pictures was similarly affected. Finder Get Info says I have Read & Write access, but it was blocked I used Finder to give everyone Read only access, immediately restored No Access and now I can open it.


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Open activity monitor Search finder Select finder process Select left most cross button (x) Select force quit


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