Apple's Unix-based operating system. Use for questions about the operating system or to provide OS context. For Mac hardware questions, use [mac]. Questions about using macOS on non-Apple hardware ("Hackintosh"), are off-topic.

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brew install package asks to install command line tools from a path that doesn't exist

I messed up my command line tools. I already had them installed, I also installed the beta 2 macOS 10 version from the apple developers site because the command brew install putty was asking me to ...
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Why does Huawei Netcube appear as DNS server to a MacBook

I'm operating a MacBook (with macOS 10.13.6) at home. My internet connection is thru a Huawei Netcube E5180s-22. When I inquire my DNS configuration with scutil --dns I get this (192.168.8.1 is the ...
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Why is there a “sadpc” in my Network? [on hold]

I clicked on the Network icon beside my Macintosh HD icon, and in it there's something called "sadpc". What is it? Does it mean I've been hacked? What should I do?
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How are sites blocked on public WiFi?

I have a MacBook Pro High Sierra v10.13.6At a coffee shop, I was trying to Google an answer to a question, but it seemed like most sites, including StackExchange were blocked or "inaccessible". ...
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Is it true that using a standard account is more secure than using an admin account on MacOS?

I've read this a few times on a few security guides, but I am having trouble understanding why. To make any preferences changes of any significance on MacOS, you need to enter an admin password. ...
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Connecting to bluetooth keyboard causes mac to log out?

Macos 10.13.5MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), connecting to Logitech k811 keyboard. This issue has never happened before. Today, when connecting it on the Bluetooth prefs pane (it was used ...
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Do applications in the foreground get more CPU cycles than unfocused apps on Mac OSX?

Do applications running in the foreground (and having focus) get more CPU cycles than applications running in the background (behind other windows - NOT background services)? I read something in the ...
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see Unix userids in macOS

I have a million-file 900-userid snapshot of an old Unix file server. On Linux I can browse it and have ls -l show usernames from the snapshot's /etc/passwd, by just chroot'ing to the snapshot's top ...
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partition scheme for Lubuntu and MacOS

Towards installing Lubuntu 18.04 onto a Mac running rEFInd:/dev/disk0#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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What can cause FileVault password to change by itself

To elaborate on that, my work computer is a Macbook Pro encrypted with FileVault. I was away for a few weeks vacation and coming back I can't log in. My password is correct. I've been using it for a ...
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Run a script on disk unmount

I'd like to run a script on every drive unmount on macos and log the (usb) port and device id of the unmounted drive. Can this be done via launchd or other means?
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Smart card reader ACR 38U-CCID not recognizing blank SLE4442 smart card

I'm attempting to use the OpenSC version 0.18.0 library on my Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5 to communicate with an ACR38U-I1 reader, connected via USB.Inserting a brand new SLE4428 smart card into the ...
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How to fix VMWare Fusion Pro 10, “Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to” [duplicate]

This has been aksed before but the solutions didn't work for me on MacOS 10.13 and I couldn't leave comment here at superuser (not enough brownie points?)...Well, thanks for that, but this is what ...
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App Store not working on Public Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

I installed the public beta of macOS Mojave on my MacBook Pro (I did not do a clean install, I just upgraded from High Sierra) but the App Store doesn't work. I couldn't find anything online on how to ...
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The vm do not share clipboard with my Mac [duplicate]

I have VirtualBox in my Mac, my vm ubuntu running on it, and the vm's settings Shared Clipboard is Bidirectional, but when I copy text in Mac, I can not past to the vm's terminal, vice-versa. They do ...
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distinction between volume and partition (terminology)

What's the definition of, and distinction between, a volume and a partition?Wikipedia notes that a partition is created before any files or directories are written to disk. But, then, in the next ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to specific app in OS X

In Windows, I can switch to an open app, or an app that has a shortcut pinned to the taskbar, using the shortcut Win+{num}, where num is the index of the app in the taskbar.For example, if I've ...
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The 'say' command is not working with the 'at' command

I'm running macOS 10.13.5, and I want the Mac to say something, such as the current time, with the at command for the specified time.I have already loaded the atrun daemon, and the following command ...
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How to show dock using keyboard in Full screen mode?

I know the normal way is to move mouse to the bottom of screen. But this method is slow, sometimes not responsive (have to drag a few times before the dock shows up).Question:Is there a keyboard ...
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Cannot find Shrink One Page command in Word for Mac 2016

I'm using Word for Mac 2016 version 16.15. Apparently the 'Shrink One Page' command should be in found in Word Preferences > Ribbon & Toolbar, but there's no sign of it there. See below ...
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How to remove password prompt for startup disk in MacOS 10.13+ [closed]

I am looking for a solution that allows me to change the startup disk without clicking the padlock, that doesn't require me force-auto-login-ifying the Root user. Not having to use the padlock system ...
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Mac OS High Sierra weekday scheduled tasks with launchd aren't working, why?

In an effort to improve my productivity and reduce distractions (after listening to 'Deep Work' by Cal Newport on Audible), I decided to automatically launch and close email and IM apps on my Mac at ...
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use my VM as local LAN device on the same network

I have arch linux on my virtual box VM and base mechine is MAC OS so iwant to use that VM as a LAN computer on my network on the same network currently it is using NAT how to accomplish this task