Questions tagged [osx-finder]

The Finder in OS X provides access to your files, folders, and drives, and helps you to keep them organized.

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(Mac) How to create keyboard shortcuts to move individual photos to a particular folder

I have tens of thousands of photos I would like to sort efficiently. I want to scroll through the photos and individually make a decision as to whether they belong in, say, one of 3 folders: family, ...
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Create folder based on filename

I have a folder with a number of .png files, for example: Jeff Smith 1.png Jeff Donald 1.png Jeff Donald 2.png Jeff Smith 2.png Jeff Roberts.png Kyle Reds.png Kyle Reds 1.png Kyle Blues 1.png Kyle ...
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File name character encoding gets confused when called with find -exec

I'd like to simplify the example, but any further simplification removes the problem … I already stripped my script down to this: #!/bin/sh echo "$1" | sed 's/[^[:alnum:]]//g' This does what I ...
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How to remove nth character from set of filenames?

Hi I am looking for a bash solution to batch file renaming. I have files acquired from a digital camera I am importing as time-lapse footage. Every 1000 images the JPG file renaming jumps as such: ./...
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Is there any equivalent to Mac OS X's “Date Added” file attribute?

OS X keeps the date and time a file was added to the folder it's currently in, which is useful for sorting. Does any Unix/Linux filesystem or program offer similar functionality? This is not a ...
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On MAC OS X 10.11.4 - Loss of extended file attribute when copying a file

I have a file with a comment as extended attribute. This is how I can see the attribute from the Terminal: mdls -name kMDItemFinderComment path_to_file I get the answer kMDItemFinderComment = "...
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Unix command equivalent for OS X Finder's Duplicate Exactly

What command can reproduce this function in bash? In Finder select File then press ⇧⌥ to make the command visible (⇧⌥⌘D). In AppleScript it's available as tell application "Finder" to duplicate ...
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Customize Top Panel / Global Menu / Super-Wingpanel in Elementary OS Luna

How on ElementaryOS change Wingpanel on Top Panel / Global Menu / Super-Wingpanel like OS X ?
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Hide a file extension using Terminal

I have about 40 files in my folder. I selected all the files and pressed command+I. Instead of opening one Get Info window, my Mac shows up 40 windows! Is there a terminal command to hide the file ...
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How to set the path OSX applications use

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.4, and have my environment all customized through ~/.profile so that when I run GUI apps like Sublime Text or Eclipse from the command line open /Applications/Sublime\ ...
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mlbackup / rsync / hard links data size

I am new to mlbackup/rsync and the concept of hard links, so I am a little confused after creating a backup data set via mlbackup. So here's the scenario: I am backing up "folder A" to "folder B". ...
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Bash script to hide/show files

I prepared a little bash script to toggle the visibility of my hidden OS X files. if (defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE); then defaults write com.apple.finder ...