Mac OS X is an operating system from Apple Inc. It was the successor to Mac OS 9 and here the 'X' means 10. Mac OS X is based upon the NeXTSTEP and OpenStep OSes developed in the 1980s and 1990s by NeXT Inc., which Apple purchased in 1996.

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Can't start MySQL on Mac OS X getting mysql.sock connection error

I'm trying to get MySQL running on my Mac. I used macports for the initial install but can't get past this mysql socket error. Note: macports appends the version number to commands if they look odd ...
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Where is Mac OS X Server commonly used? [closed]

In what type or roles and network is Mac OS X server commonly used. What does OSX server have that is not available on other Unix enviroments like Linux, or OpenSolaris. What benefits does it have ...
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AFP file permission issues with Mac OS X

I have two clients (one windows XP and one Mac OS X) connected to a UNIX server (centOS). The windows client connects through the Samba file protocol, and the Mac through AFP. For some reason the Mac ...
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Snow Leopard Servers built in Wiki vs Mediawiki?

I recently installed Snow Leopard Server and am trying to get the most out of the services it offers, but one thing that currently seems pretty barebones is the Wiki it provides. Can Snow Leopard ...
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OSX Leopard - PATH change doesn't persist

I tried to change the $PATH using the following command: export ...
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Mac OS X Server (10.5) mail trapped in queue

We've got mail accumulating in our Leopard Server's queue and not sure exactly why. This machine has required little maintenance over the years so I'm hoping someone here spot the obvious and save us ...
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SQLite question? Podcast Producer server failure

Suddenly this morning none of my recording machines can connect to the server. There were no software updates on the client or server side this weekend. It looked like a firewall issue at first, but ...
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Install ColdFusion 9 into MAMP Pro on OSX

I'm using this video tutorial to try and install ColdFusion 9 with MAMP Pro on my Macbook, for development purposes. It works when installing CF8; but with both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of CF9, ...
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How to reload default Mac OSX routing table without rebooting

Greetings, I'm using vpnc for a VPN client. I'm also doing some tricky things with route to make sure I can still access my local network, etc. etc. (the particulars here are not very important). ...
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Ad Hoc Wireless Network Between Vista IIS and Leopard

I am trying to set up an Ad Hoc network between my PC running Vista and my Macbook running Leopard. It's not just the Ad Hoc network though. I have Visual Studio Developer Express and SQL Studio ...
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Windows Server 2008 and slow connecting to server with OS X

I'm setting up a new Windows Server 2008 x64 file server. For Windows workstations everything works as it's supposed to but for OS X workstations it takes more than 30 seconds to even connect to the ...
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ESXi, VIC and VMware Fusion Mouse issues

I have been experimenting with ESXi and have the following setup on my desk: Dell Laptop: T2500 2GHz, 4Gb RAM boots ESXi off USB flash drive, has 320Gb 7200rpm internal SATA as the datastore ...
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Apache not letting me into a folder

I've configured my httpd.conf using: Directory "/Users/GMan/Public/Source/LC2"> I've stopped the apache server with: apachectl stop And then restarted it with: apachectl -f ...
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How to setup a school OS X network in a nice and secure manner? [closed]

Any recommendations on how to set up a school network composed of around 10 iMacs running OS X Snow Leopard? What would be great is: Have one machine act as a file server, allowing to have a central ...
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PHP auto-loading and OS X case insensitivity

So I develop PHP on a Mac, and OS X (HFS+) is case insensitive when it comes to file and folder names. This can cause issues with auto-loading PHP classes, because it uses the class name to search for ...
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How do I startup Xserve OS X without the GUI?

I'd like to start-up Xserves at Unix run level 3. At least turn off the GUI and have all the service app (networking, ssh, apache, mysql, etc.) running in the background. Is this possible? How do I ...
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How to change permissions on folders, but not files?

Is there a concise linux command (that will work on OSX) to change permissions on folders and all of their contents, but leave files in the current directory untouched? For example: ...
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How to examine the ID of a thread using a lot of CPU's for Mac OSX

In Linux, I can confirm the CPU rate of use of the thread level by a top -H -b command, but do not seem to support a -H -b option by the top command of Mac OSX. How to examine the ID of a thread ...
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Error connecting with RDP between Mac and Win2k3 server

I have an iMac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 and the RDP Connection Client 2.0.1. When I try to connect to a Windows 2003 Server on the same network I get a dialog saying "Remote Desktop Connection ...
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how to activate “Cut [Command+X]” option in Mac?

I am new to OS X and one thing that is constantly bugging me is the fact that I cannot move any file in Finder. I have to copy the file and then delete the file at the source. Can anyone help me out ...
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Snow Leopard with Cisco VPN won't turn off split tunneling

I have noticed when connecting to my office via my MacBook Pro that I'm able to access both the office network and my home network, in other words split-tunneling is turned on. We have explicityly ...
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Correcting “Python support for SSL and HTTPS is not installed”

I was working with mercurial tonight on Apple's OS X (10.5), and received this error message while attempting to clone from a repository over SSL: Python support for SSL and HTTPS is not installed ...
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Trouble Installing PEAR from Source, can't find libclntsh.dylib.10.1

I was asked to look over a laptop (OS X, 10.5) that was setup for a new developer, and I discovered that the pear executable was missing. This shop sets PHP up from source, so I navigated to the ...
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Is there a plugin of the OS X Terminal to display info about the current SSH session?

I would like my Terminal windows in OS X to display the security settings of any ssh tabs I have open, i.e. RSA/DSA, etc.
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GZIP not decompressing as a directory

I am trying compress a folder so I can FTP it to my web server. I am compressing on osx snow leopard and decompressing on ubuntu 8.04 These are the two commands I am running sudo git archive master ...
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Issues with Mac OS X pinging

I am trying to ping to IP's and host addresses, and this is the result, I am not sure this is a error but I am attempting to use a vpn and I can't get it to work. Pinging the IP should be working but ...
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Can Mac OS X interface with Cisco Pix 501 firewall?

Our office currently uses a dated Pix 501 to allow VPN connections. We have the option to upgrade to an ASA, but I'm wondering first if Pix are known to work with Macs? We've recently setup a Xserve ...
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How is it possible for rm to throw “not a directory” and “is a directory errors”?

I got a strange error the other day. Attempting to rm -rf nav/ a directory threw "not a directory", but trying to rm nav errored with "is a directory". How is this possible?
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snow leopard (osx): sudo preserving environment

Greetings, I would like to preserve my aliases after sudoing on OSX: sudo -s . .profile Is it possible to achieve this on a SINGLE command line? - i.e. something like: sudo -s ; . .profile tks ...
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IPv6 routing over VPN

I'm running OpenVPN on Debian Lenny and Tunnelblick on OSX. my goal is to have a fully routed VPN that supports IPv6. the OpenVPN server has a functional 6to4 device, so now my goal is to get the ...
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Vim keyboard remap on Snow Leopard (MacOs 10.6)

I want to have my external keyboard's HOME, END, PAGEDOWN and PAGEUP Working on Leopard's Terminal. So that I changed in Terminal > File > Preferences: Home: \033[H End: \033[F PageUp: \033[5~ ...
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launchd & launchctl Aqua session type on OSX Tiger

I have a script which I can successfully schedule using on OSX Leopard as follows :- launchctl load -w -S Aqua com.floehopper.script Apparently I need the Aqua session type because the script ...
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Where is This Mystery Print Job Hiding?

We have a OS X server running a print share. Papercut is used to charge people for printing. Someone sent a problem document to a printer, which caused the printer to give a RIP error and completely ...
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Free/Inexpensive Software For Monitoring Software Usage on OS X

What options are there for free or inexpensive software to track software usage (launch count and usage duration) on Mac OS X?
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Tunnelblick OpenVPN client on x64 Snow Leopard?

Apparantly the Tunnelblick OpenVPN client doesn't work on x64 Snow Leopard. Does anyone have a workaround or know of a timeline when it will be updated?
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Why do mcxquery and system profiler sometimes give different results?

When you manage a setting on a mac client through workgroup manager/open directory, you can verify its effect on the client in two ways. Open a Terminal and run mcxquery Run System Profiler, and ...
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How can I tell when a Mac switches access points?

I want to be able to tell when a MacBook (running OS 10.5) switches from one wireless access point to another. In the building I am in, with several wireless access points (all Airport Extremes, all ...
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Backing up an SVN repository on Mac OS X

I am trying to automate backing up an SVN server on my G5 running 10.5 Leopard. I already have Time Machine set up. I figured it would be best to exclude the SVN repository from Time Machine, and ...
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What is the best VPN for Mac/Windows/Linux Server

I have had bad luck when using hamachi, and I am looking for a good vpn that works on any network, and on Mac 10.6, Windows 7, and Ubuntu Linux Server. I've looked into OpenVPN but was way too ...
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How to connect MacOS X Snow Leopard to a Windows Server 2008 VPN?

My Windows PC can connect without problems to a Windows Server 2008 VPN at my office. Everything works. I set up the same VPN in my Mac with Snow Leopard. It connects, but I can't access any remote ...
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Compiling mcrypt on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

I'm trying to compile mcrypt-2.6.8 on OSX 10.6 ./configure --with-prefix=/opt/local/mcrypt ... configure: error: "You need at least libmhash 0.8.15 to compile this program. http://mhash.sf.net/" I ...
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Can an IT shop that is 'all novell' support Mac OS X?

I don't have the specifics on our company's network; but all the Windows PCs (Windows XP) currently in my new company's environment use novell client to sign in and use Novell's groupwise for email. ...
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How to completely disable IPV6 on Mac OS X (10.5 +)?

I'd like to avoid my Mac OS X machine from using ipv6 at all. I'm looking for a programmatic way to disable ipv6 on every network interface and, possibly, to avoid ipv6 support by the kernel at all. ...
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Package management on Mac OS X

Can anyone recommend a package management tool like apt-get or yum for Mac OS X? I've seen that Fink has ported apt-get to Mac OS X, is this a good way to go, or are there other/better options out ...
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Mac OS X system can connect to Samba share, but Windows XP can not

When accessing a server running Samba, Mac OS X opens a login window prompting for a username and password. With the correct username and password, I'm able to login and read/write to shares. Using ...
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MySQL 5.1 on Mac OS X 10.6 Install - How to get it working

Anyone know why when I grab the file: Mac OS X 10.5 (x86_64) from: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.1.html#macosx-dmg and install via the PKG installer, I am getting a 32bit install (or so ...
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Mac Security vs Windows Security

Is the Mac OS rapidly coming up to a point where it has the same amount of security flaws as windows machines? The more macs in the world means the more people have them, and if more people have ...
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Mod_rewrite (CakePHP routing functionality) forbidden after Snow Leopard upgrade

I am using the standard Apple-provided installations of PHP 5.3 and Apache 2 to do web development on a Mac Pro that I just upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The upgrade went well enough, if I ...
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How to tell if I'm in MacVim in .vimrc

In my .vimrc, I want to check if I'm in MacVim vs. regular vim so I can optionally set some MacVim-specific settings, which should not be applied to regular vim. How do I do this?
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how can I mount an nfs share on a mac laptop so when it is away from my network it doesn't hang

I can mount an nfs share on my linux machine just fine, but this is a macbook pro that is doing the mounting, and when the laptop goes away from my home network nfs hangs trying to communicate with ...