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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osx homebrew permission issues

I am having a lot of permission issue on my OSX 10.13.4 machine. Homebrew seems to be unable to correctly finish any package installation correctly.Here is the following exemple for npm but I have ...
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Wrap or proxy a system command to add a parameter

Can I use an alias or symlink, or otherwise wrap the OS X command fsck_hfs to always add a -c parameter (to allocate cache memory) when diskutil calls fsck_hfs?Since diskutil (and the GUI Disk ...
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Script after Docker daemon starts

My docker daemon starts on user login and I want to run a script once it is ready.I know about open -a Docker but the command returns while the Docker is starting.How can I make sure that docker ...
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does grep regex work differently on mac?

Just trying to figure out basic use of regexes with grep (or egrep) in mac terminal (BSD grep - 2.5.1-FreeBSD).File to examine (pow.txt) contains the lines :kiytytytytyandblob.mkvcommand ...
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Unable to change routing information for broadcast address on macOS

I'm running macOS High Sierra (10.13.4) and trying to make traffic destined for 255.255.255.255/32 subnet go through my VPN interface (utun1).The command I tried to use is:route change 255.255.255....
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Are MacOS usernames case sensitive or insensitive?

I have a simple question:Are MacOS usernames case sensitive or insensitive? I mean, can I have 2 users "test" and "Test" in MacOS?from a simple check that I have made I noticed its the same as in ...
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How to dump physical memory on OS X?

With root permissions, how do I dump the physical memory on a OSX machine? Looking for an equivalent to Linux's /dev/mem or /dev/kmem. I read about sleepimage, but not sure how to uncompress it (it's ...
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Quartz Compositor and other window managers of macOS

I've never in my life touched macOS, but I'm writing a work about operating systems, so I need to say something about macOS too.Wikipedia says that Quartz Compositor is the window manager of macOS. ...
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VirtualBox licensing

I want to create a virtual Windows 10 machine, hosted on Mac OS. The virtual machine will be used only by me for software development. However, the MacBook is property of my employers and I will ...
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Do you know how use Grub4dos with windows for boot mac os x on iso and dmg or vhd? [on hold]

Do you know how use Grub4dos with windows for boot mac os x on iso and dmg or vhd?
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How to create a command line pipe? (xcode mac os x) [on hold]

How to create a command line pipe? (xcode mac os x) Hello I want tocreate a command line with xcode (mac os x) that had the quality ofbeing used in pipe after "|" .i know that by using ...
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How can I save a video I am streaming with VLC?

Is it possible to watch a video as it is downloading using VLC using MacOS? My connection is metered, so I'd like the video to be downloaded locally, but I wish not to wait for it to download ...
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What is the Intel CPU feature code for Quick Sync?

I have an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4980HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, which I know supports Intel's Quick Sync.I'm running the following command in the macOS Terminal to get all the CPU features:sysctl -n machdep....
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Mac OS won't properly recognize both partitions on external drive

I have a big external drive that's already in use by my Windows computer. I also need to use it for a Time Machine backup of a Mac.So far I've partitioned it up with MiniTools Partition Wizard. ...
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OSX Change default program to brew installed binary

I'm very disappointed that Apple was still not capable to fix Preview app and my PDFs are all still blurry (comparison between Evince and Preview) on FullHD monitors. So I installed Evince from brew ...
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Is it okay to have MAMP servers always turned on? [closed]

I have MAMP installed on my personal device and I would start the app only when I was about to code something and then turn it off when I'm done. Now this gets kinda inconvenient, because a lot of the ...
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How to identify flipped (rotated 180°) pages in PDF file?

I have thousands of PDF files. Our kind hearted person who scanned them all into existence must have gone glazed over at some point, because some selection of pages were scanned upside down. I've ...
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Screen Sharing Icon Flashes on Menu Bar… Is there a technical reason for this?

The Screen Sharing icon is flashing in the menu bar on MacOS 10.13.4, iMac Pro. Restarting the machine doesn't seem to fix this behavior, and I'm curious to know whether or not this is a technical ...
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cat and grep with a huge file - Broken pipe

I am tryting to cat and grep a huge 40 GB file. After some output, my process get killed.Any idea what can be the issue? Using OSX[1] 37392 broken pipe cat output.txt |37393 killed ...
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Which is Best equipment for mass comm Student? [closed]

I am Pursuing BA journalism at Sharda University Which is the Best equipment for mass comm Student?