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How can I install Arch Linux on Mac? On an external hard drive?

How can I install Arch onto a Macbook Air 2014? I'd also like this to be on an External Hard drive. I know how to boot into the BIOS and everything, I just feel like none of the guides have helped me. ...
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Macbook air smc reset [migrated]

I am trying to reset smh ,but I am not sure whether could I manage or not . I pressed shift + option + control (left side) and power button at the same time but the indicator light didn't change and ...
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Use a “Friendly” Label on Drives or Partitions in FreeBSD

Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk. I have looked at tunefs or gpart and even disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't ...
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Set Default Boot Device in Open Firmware

I have an old Apple XServe G4 that I successfully created a dual boot of Mac OS X and FreeBSD 10.2. In order to boot the machine, you have to go into Open Firmware and issue a boot command... I ...
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Installing Linux on MacBook Air

I've wanted to switch over from OS X to Linux as my main OS for some time now, but I have a few questions that I would prefer to be answered before I try. Please excuse my general lack of knowledge ...
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How to rename the “VMWare Shared Folder”? in OSX

In VMware Work Station when we share a folder by default it located at /Volumes/VMWare Shared Folder/folder_name how to change the "VMWare Shared Folder" folder name ? (rm failed because its not a ...
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Does dnsmasq work for OS X? [closed]

I tried installing it and then launching it, but none of the features work at all. Here is my dnsmasq.conf listen-address=127.0.0.1 address=/localhost.localdomain/127.0.0.1 ...
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Is it possible to map a path in OSX? [closed]

I am using VMware share folder fonction: so i have the path /Volume/VMware Shared Folder/DevFolder/ Is it possible to map this path to be able to access the same folder using cd /DevFolder I try ...
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Script file that lists contents of current folder

I have OS X, but I'm guessing it should be the same as in other Unix OSes. I know the command is: #!/bin/bash ls > contents.txt Then you put it into a file called: script.command then you ...
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Change dir colour in bash output

Under Mac OSX, I am trying to change the dir colour when ls outputs in the bash shell. So I placed this line at the end of my .bashrc file and reloaded. LS_COLORS=$LS_COLORS:'di=0;32:' ; export ...
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What is the equivalent of pstop on OSX?

Is there an equivalent of pstop in OSX? How is pstop different to kill?
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Booting CentOS from live usb on OSX El Capitan

I have been trying to set up a live usb to use to study for the RHCSA/RHCE certification. CentOS launches and gives me the launch page I choose the standard option, I have not tried text mode etc. ...
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generate file names in loop [closed]

DISCLAIMER: I am using Mac OSX. The bash script is in a different directory from the files that require processing. From here my struggle begins… HELP 1: I have multiple files each housed in a ...
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Linux beginner. What OS should I use? [closed]

I recently started JAVA programming and I would like to start learning Linux programming simultaneously. I run a mac and I am planning to use Oracle VM VirtualBox to boot linux. What kind of Linux OS ...
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How do I remove “^M” from a file? [duplicate]

I have two "identical" files that I compare in diff, and it shows that every line is different, after looking at the file I found that one of them has ^M at the end of every line. How do I remove ...
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Using terminal to reset icon cache - which method?

I've been trying to find out how to reset the icon cache on my MacBook, and two methods seem to always be suggested. However, the two approaches differ slightly in the third line. Method 1 sudo find ...
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How does OSX handle Out of Memory conditions?

Linux uses the OOM killer; what do Macs do?
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Symlink to file which does not exist yet

I'm currently trying to cleanup my home directory by moving files like .vimrc, .bash_profile, etc. to a directory .dotfiles in my home directory. The idea is to use symbolic links to these files ...
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Shell scripts for proof reading

I am using below mentioned script present at link to check my writing. But, while running the scripts some syntax errors are shown up. I am not able to correct the same. Haroons-MacBook:democheck ...
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ssh algorithm negotiation failed

Problem Ok, the problem is that I am using Pycharm on El Capitan. I am trying to connect to a server that has strict login Kexalgorithms using the newer Key Exchange Algorithms than Pycharm seems to ...
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Resolving Error: Running Xilinx through Wine

I've run the Xilinx 14.7 Full Installer for Windows successfully via Wine on the prefix com.xilinx.verilog, then went to ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.xilinx.verilog_145331572525077/ to confirm ...
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OS X El Capitan , systemstats:com.apple.telemetry.shutdown

Last night I reinstall OS X El Capitan on may macbook air 11 inch and after I did updates , I shutdown the macbook and went to sleep.İn the morning , I opened it and I saw it was just on sleep. I'm ...
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Samba Debian Server + OSX Client = High CPU Load

I've a Debian server running Samba 4.1.17-Debian the shares are ok and it works fine most of the time. However when I connect an OS X client the server CPU goes to 100% and never comes down util the ...
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Why is my rsync slow?

I run a rsync job transferring about 45 million files/approximately 1.8 TB data (a Mac OS X Time Machine backup) over a 100 MBit connection. I use rsync 3.1.1 from MacPorts (I first tried the built ...
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Dual-boot Linux on a Mac with original Boot Loader without uninstalling OS X [migrated]

phew, long title beware! My question here is, I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely ...
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Workaround for missing rm -I option on OSX? [duplicate]

I'd like to do this, on OSX: alias rm="rm -I" In GNU rm, this means that rm will prompt if it's recursive or if it's deleting three or more files, but not if it's just deleting one or two files. ...
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Lock A Built-in Application?

I know I am able to lock an application using: sudo chmod a-x /Applications/'Application'.app but I encountered a problem while trying to lock an application, like safari, which is built in. ...
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Execute a command after each output line from ping command

I am trying to build a one-line command to monitor when my Internet connectivity drops. I'd like it so that if I run ping www.google.com indefinitely (one ping per second), if the word "timeout" ...
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Lock a Application Through Terminal

I was wondering if it were possible to lock a Application through Mac Terminal. I know there's a way to lock files, using chmod a+x 000 'directory', but it never worked with an Application. What I ...
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Behavior of grep -o on OSX

On Linux, when I do echo foo | grep -o '^.' to get the first character, it prints f as expected. (I know, | cut -c1 would probably be faster.) But on OSX, doing the same results in 3 matches (3 ...
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Schedule (Cron) executing tasks based on bash scripts using CronniX

I'm still quite new you Mac and OS X but do have some background about other UNIX based systems, so please excuse for any misunderstandings. My goal is to implement a function that executes certain ...
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How do I check if a directory is locked or not in bash?

I have only been able to find solutions for files, and not directories, like lsof. chflags has no read option, so I don't know how to do it.
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Is MacOS (OSX) a multi-user-operating-system?

We had to set up a MacOS (OSX) for iPhone app-development, but it was really awful to realize that mouse speed and input language, or applications that run as services (teamviewer) can be changed by ...
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Generate unique numbers RANDOM function OS X

I am creating a random generator based from a number array list. However, I would like it to be unique so that random number cannot be used again. I have tried creating a 'USED' array list which will ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2015 Wifi problems on Kali

I have successfully installed Kali 2.0 on my Macbook Pro retina 2015 model running El Cap via dual boot. I do have some experience with ubuntu etc, and thought I'd try Kali for multiple reasons. ...
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Upgrading from Python to 2.7.10 to 2.7.11 on OSX

How can I upgrade Python from 2.7.10 to 2.7.11 on OSX (Yosemite)?
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List all files in USB device from /Volumes shell script [duplicate]

To clear things up I have setup folder actions on my mac for whenever a USB device is plugged into my mac it will run a shell script. When I list all files in the Directory /Volumes i get $ ls -a . ...
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Umount command unmount two mount points

I have two mount point say, /volumes/dir1 and /Volumes/dir2. When I umount one volume the other automatically gets unmounted. The volumes are mounted from remote system. They output different file ...
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remote osx split panes in ubuntu byobu

My Problem I have OSX 10.10, connect to a byobu in ubuntu 14.04 over ssh. I want to split panes vertically & horizontally. But ctrl+F2 & shift+F2 just gives me beep sound. Additional Info ...
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sed to match pattern between matching curly braces

From a pattern such as [string 1]{string 2} I want to extract string 2, the string between the last pair of matching curly braces -- that is delete [string 1] and the open { and close }. My ...
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Is there an equivalent of javascript Math.min() in bash/bc etc.? [duplicate]

I need to convert some javascript calculations to bash, and I am wondering if there is an equivalent function of javascript Math.min() in bash, bc or any other calculator in the shell?
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How do you pass variables to jsc/javascript?

I have a few javascript things that I am running from the Terminal by passing them to jsc, with <<<. (javascript is an alias to ...
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how to interpolate a variable in a string to be called from the cli [duplicate]

I would like to have: alias lstime="gfind -type f -printf '%T+\t%p\t%k kB\n' | sort -nr | head -${1}" in my .bash_profile on El Capitan. So that I can call it via: lstime 10 and that the 10 ...
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What processes are used by DRM?

Whenever some content is DRM-protected, screenshots of such content are masked. Even using Terminal does not avoid such problems. Which processes in ps ax are used by DRM that is implemented by ...
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strange vi behavior on OSX Debian ssh terminal

While creating a swapfile I issue vi /etc/fstab as root. fstab file comes up, great. Issue G $ to jump to end of line and i to enter INSERT mode. Press the right arrow to move the cursor over by one ...
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How to delete, without rm/unlink

Related to another question I asked here [http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/253932/rename-folder-with-odd-characters] I'm wondering if it's possible to bypass the normal rm/rmdir/unlink ...
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Get absolute path of file OS X

I am creating a script which will prompt the user to enter a location of file and it will convert it to an absolute path. This is what I have so far. I'm not sure how to append these together. ...
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Array Creator Bash OS X not expected output

I am creating a script which will prompt a user to enter a location of a text file and based from that it will create an array. First Question The text file that I am using is sample.txt and it is ...
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Can a bootable NetBSD be built on OSX?

I've got OSX 10.9.5 . I want to build NetBSD (or at least it's kernel) on my OSX box. I've tried building the 'config' program but I can't find 'build.sh'. Is this possible and what would be the steps ...
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Password Generator not working OS X

I am creating a Password Generator using 4 Arrays (Lower Case, Upper Case, Symbol and Number) with the RANDOM function. Basically I will generate a random number and then apply it to each of those ...