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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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MacOS Terminal Async Infinite Loop In The Background

Is it possible to launch an infinite loop from .zshenv when a Terminal window starts up and for it not to block the terminal? Right now, I have an infinite loop that updates the title of the window ...
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Can not delete read-only file on mac

I have a problem with the deletion read-only file, i have disabled csrutil, but it still problem. How i can delete /usr/bin/ruby file ?
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ARP cache clear on mac

I am trying to clear ARP cache on my mac. arp -a : displays all the addresses ip -s -s neigh flush all gives me Option "-s" is unknown, try "ip -help" on macOS catalina v 10.15.7 ...
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Cannot run WSL2 over SSH on Windows 11

I have two machines; a desktop and a laptop. The desktop runs WSL2 and an OpenSSH server on the Windows side. I'm able to connect to the SSH server from the laptop without any problems but not able to ...
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Reinstalling macOS on a Mac whose recovery partition has an outdated macOS version on it

This is more of an FYI in case it helps someone else, since I wasn't able to find anything directly on this issue and had to sweat a bit to work through it. The key points are: On a Mac that doesn't ...
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Mac disk randomly filling up

so a few days ago I deleted some files I didn't need on my MacBook Pro(macOS Mojave), to free up around 6 gb of space. But then today, I got this notification from finder saying im out of storage. ...
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Add incrementally ascending numbers in Word find and replace

Is there any way to add ascending numbers in "find and replace" in Word - Office 365 for Mac? I would like to add a number to every ocurrence of a word. For example I want to replace: In ...
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1440p display unexpectedly works in 3360x1890 when mirroring

I have an odd behavior on my home system that I was hoping someone could explain or at least provide more puzzle pieces to. I have a 1440p thunderbolt monitor (Lenovo p27h-10) and a 4k DP monitor. In ...
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macOS Monterey Bricked - Bluetooth and Wifi crashing

I was trying to remove Kaspersky completely from my system (M1 Macbook Pro macOS 12 Monterey). I was stuck with one Systemextension "com.kaspersky.kav.sysext" that I could not easily remove. ...
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How to remember custom firefox perpx setting when external screen is attached?

I'm using MacBook Pro and ok with default layout.css.devPixelsPerPx setting (= -1). When DELL U2719D is attached I change that to 1.2 to make elements bigger. The problem is 1.2 makes elements tiny ...
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how to get all subfolders in a folder in mac terminal?

in mac terminal, is there a way to enumerate all subfolders in a folder? my goal is to do something inside every subfolders in a folder like this sudocode: for subfolders in folder do something ...
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How to format Python in Jupyter Notebook on macOS?

Sometimes I want to format Python in Jupyter Notebook in macOS, but it's very difficult because I need to format it myself. Do they have shortcuts? I would appreciate any help.
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Does macOS Amazon WorkSpaces client support sidecar?

My wife is applying to various remote jobs that use Amazon WorkSpaces so she can use a Windows environment from her own home computer. Most job postings she's interested in strongly recommend two ...
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Is there a way to copy text from verbose startup sequence macOS High Sierra without Terminal?

I have a mid-2011 Mac mini running High Sierra (I think) that gets ~60% through startup, then simply quits and restarts. Hard drive sounds normal, not hunting. I can see verbose startup sequence on ...
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Bypass Apples SIP to check if in /private are larger files than 10G

I try to write a script that checks if in my System are Files that are larger than 10G. I use the "find ... -size +10G" command. But if i'm trying to access for example the /private Folder i ...
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Pip install doesn't work on m1 Mac

My pip isn't working. I tried installing it with ensurepip as well as with the official get-pip.py script. With the official installation script I get a warning: WARNING: The scripts pip, pip3 and ...
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How do I fix the IDLE window colour on MacOS?

For some reason, my IDLE window is black with (presumably) black text - I can't see anything. Frustratingly, this problem extends to the Settings, so I can't try to sort it out there. Curiously, ...
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Installing gcc 4.7.2 in MacOS (Monterrey)

I am trying to install gcc 4.7.2 (I need this version in order to be able to compile an old code), but I can not seem to find a proper way to do it. It looks like the only available options is to do ...
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MacOS Switch between active windows of application in active display

I have 2 displays and its really annoying that cycling between windows of an app jumps between displays. I want to cycle between windows of an app on the active display only (of the currently active ...
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How to know *from macOS* if someone is already connected to a shared machine with Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol Connection?

In the environment I work in, our customers often provide a shared Windows jumphost with only a single shared account with access only via Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol. It is inconvenient to ...
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bash "find" command cannot search in ~/Documents folder on macOS

I am writing a bash script which shows all large files in your System. I received an error message when i tried to find anything in ~/Library, ~/System, ~/.Trash and ~/Pictures but i also got one when ...
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OSX Routing Between 2 NICs on 2 separate hosts

A little background: I am building a box that I can ship to a venue that has a Mac Mini and a Sony PTZ camera that connects directly to it via ethernet. I am using a secondary NIC to connect the ...
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IntelliJ quits abruptly in the Apple M1

I use Apple M1 and IntelIJ keeps shut down often when I login into the computer in the morning and I need to restart the app. Also, sometimes the IntelliJ just freezes and I need to force quit to ...
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I cannot convert successfully VMWare Fusion to Paralles

I have a macOS host and macOS virtual machine on VMWare with the extension .vmwarevm and I wanted to convert it to .pvm Parallels Extension. Parallels was able to do that but it didn't detect any OS ...
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Ubuntu and MacBook private network not connecting

I have a MacBook private address 172.20.20.20 and an ubuntu 10.0.0.172 and after searching the web it does not seem they can ssh to each other. The MacBook did have an address of 10.0.0.29 and there ...
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macOS Monterey - give nfsd root access

Hello I'm trying to set up full disk access to nfsd and cannot find it in the privacy section for system preferences. Is there a way to do this via command line? P.S. nfsd is enabled and running ...
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Execute a program with a sequential list of files

I have a list of files with titles like the following: file_0.10_180.0degrees.txt file_0.15_180.0degrees.txt file_0.20_180.0degrees.txt file_0.25_180.0degrees.txt where the files can be passed in as ...
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ZSH Colorize the PWD output in aliases

NOTE: Yes, This is on Mac OS 11.6.2 Big Sur. Right now I have zsh aliases in the .zshrc file to make terminal navigation easier. I thought I'd try to colorize the PWD output, but what happens is that ...
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How to open Photos-library on another mac, which is stored on same external HDD as all media files, referenced in the Photo-library?

How to make it so that I can open the Photos library on another mac while keeping the Photo-library filepackage stored on an external HDD, the HDD that also contains all photo and video files that are ...
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MacOs - Custom project in Sites folder on localhost throws 403

I was setting my local env for the custom project in Sites/ folder following this set up. Currently on Monterey 12.3. When accessing localhost in my browser I get: 403 Forbidden I have run trough ...
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Mac OS Big Sur: ALT + → (right arrow) produces '5'

In any editor (VS Code, Sublime, Pages) I can move the cursor to the end of the current word by pressing ALT + right arrow. But since a few days (maybe after a failed update to Monterey) the following ...
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Slack update is ready to install. is asking repeatedly for my password

Does not matter if I cancel of Add Helper this comes back. It's in a seemingly endless loop. Any ideas how to deal with this incessant prompting?
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Can not file copy/paste between MacOS (Host) and Windows 10 (Guest) on Virtualbox 6.1.32

I am using the latest Virtualbox (6.1.32) on my Big Sur (11.6.5) and i have Windows 10 VM. I installed v6.1.32 extension pack on my MacOS. I installed the latest Guest Addition (6.1.32) on Windows 10 ...
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SSL connection error to mysql

Since a couple days I cannot connect to several mysql instances when using SSL. I am quite sure it's a problem on my machine, since colleagues and production servers don't have this issue. In both my ...
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QEMU savevm crashes QEMU

I created an Ubuntu VM with QEMU on host OS macOS Monterey. Trying to do savvy crashes qemu with the following error code. ------------------------------------- Translated Report (Full Report Below) --...
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How to make chrome open a new window, and not expand a minimised window and add a tab? [closed]

When i click a link in an app, for example my mail client, chrome will whiz me to a random space and unminimize a window and add the tab to that. It's incredibly frustrating and disorienting. How can ...
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Every time I open the terminal I find `command not found`

Every time I open my terminal I find too many of these messages: /usr/local/etc/bash_completion:59: command not found: shopt /usr/local/etc/bash_completion:65: command not found: complete I am using ....
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macOS terminal: show filename with colors when using grep

When using Ubuntu I get these colors when using grep (grep -r "MSP" .): I want the same result when using macOS Monterey. I tried to add export GREP_OPTIONS='--color=auto' to my bash ...
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Can the MacBook warn me if power adapter is not plugged?

Almost always I have my MacBook plugged to preserve battery health. But sometimes I forget to plug the adaptor or the wall outlet is switched off by others. How can I have the MacBook warn me when it'...
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Dropbox.com works in VM host but not guest, all other sites work in guest

Dropbox.com works in VM host but not guest, all other sites work in guest. Host: MacOS 11 VM: VMWare Fusion 12 Guest: Arch Linux, VM NAT networking No iptables rules in VM. ca-certificates (20210603-1)...
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How to route to a MAC address on a specific interface on macOS?

I have a device with mac address a2:a0:f1:7c:7f:36 on interface en8: en8: flags=8b63<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,PROMISC,ALLMULTI,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 options=6467<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,...
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$ps -ax shows long-running "windows server"

When executing the ps -ax command, I see the following: 158 ?? 294:09.79 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SkyLight.framework/Resources/WindowServer -daemon It is far and away the longest ...
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Mutt PGP Error: "Could not decrypt PGP message" & "Could not copy message" on Ubuntu machine but works on macOS machine

Configuration files are identical on both machines since they are shared from a cloud drive. Messages sent as a test to myself from the Ubuntu machine 'can' be decrypted and read on the macOS machine ...
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How would you recommend backing up my movie library on a Mid 2010 Mac Pro

I was gifted a Mid 2010 Mac Pro and am in the process of migrating my Plex library over to it. It has 4 HD bays - 1 which runs the OS, 3 that are available. I want to purchase 2 new HD's - one of ...
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macOS Monterey - How to change port on which Airplay receiver is running

The issue about busy ports (5000 or 7000) on macOS Monterey is quite common for developers now. All the solutions on the internet suggest turning off the Airplay receiver (from System Preferences > ...
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Wine on macOS: how could I create a shortcut / icon that has multiple windows in it instead of one icon for each window?

Right now, the only way I have to open a file is with wine64 /path/to/exe (I use the wine homebrew package), which creates a new window with a new icon, but when I would run the command again, that ...
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Routing network based on MAC address on macOS and Windows

On Linux distros that use Gnome's Network Manager subsystem, the nmcli (Network Manager CLI) allows you to add an ethernet connection for a device with a specific MAC address using nmcli con add type ...
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Is there an equivalent of Linux's "nmcli con add" on Windows or macOS?

I need to configure a custom connection to a device. Is there a command utility on Windows/macOS that does what nmcli (Network Manager CLI) does on Linux?
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Copy & paste of text from OneNote (for Mac) to OneNote is EXTREMELY SLOW, while copying from outside remains fast

Copy & paste of even small snippets of text from WITHIN OneNote to the same or another page WITHIN OneNote is EXTREMELY SLOW. Oddly, when copying text from OUTSIDE of OneNote, e.g. from Chrome or ...
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Virtual Box not compatible with Apple Private Relay

I am running some local development vagrant boxes on macOS Monterey. I have Apple Private Relay turned on. Whenever I start the vagrant box, the Apple Private Relay Turns off. Is there a way to ...
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