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  1. Tyrian Cedar

    The golden SD card format/partitioning on MBA for video editing + backups + storage

    Is the below current Format / Partitioning scheme I have on my SD card that is permanently be attached to my MBA 2013 'good enough', or what commands should one do to get it to stay mounted and high-performing ? /dev/disk2 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0...
  2. B

    Weird message every time I open up terminal?

    Can anyone tell me what this is? I just installed python3 idk if this has anything to do with it. Thanks!
  3. stlow

    Apple Script to automatically force quit process?

    I hope someone can help me out with this. I have set up my photo library on an external drive that syncs to iCloud when I open the Photos app. Often times it doesn't start syncing by itself, so I found the very helpful tip to close Photos, quit certain processes in the Activity Monitor (see...
  4. X

    "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    Hello all, I have a 4TB drive that I have been using for about one year and half. It worked fine until this morning, when I unplugged it after selecting Force Eject and plugged it in again, it shows "The dish you inserted was not readable by this computer". Both my macbook and iMac indicated...
  5. L

    spctl command (Gatekeeper) - disabled list with News.app - app still runs

    I followed the guidance in this Stack Exchange answer. Ran the following commands: sudo spctl --add --label "DeniedApps" /System/Applications/News.app sudo spctl --disable --label "DeniedApps" News app (to be sure, this is the native Apple "News" app) can still be launched from the...
  6. D

    I tried to install Windows 10 Pro using BootCamp and now the EFI boot screen is blank (black)

    I am using a Mac Pro 2013 6-Core 3.5GHz 64GB RAM Dual D500 machine with a fresh install of macOS Catalina 10.5.3 which was working like a charm (flawlessly) until I tried to install Windows 10 Pro (64 bits) using BootCamp, everything went fine until macOS asked to reboot the machine to continue...
  7. M

    OS 13.6: can't enter password at terminal key prompt

    I hope this is the right place for this post. I am trying to delete some files in Trash with terminal. In terminal I navigate to the Trash on the disk that contained the original files with the following command: cd /Volumes/Untitled/.Trashes/ Then at .Trashes I enter this list command...
  8. Odd.C

    Messed with terminal.

    I went into Terminal and did a renice on the programs and users I wanted running faster. Now the system behaves weirdly. Inter app functions are snappy but Logic X keeps crashing and I can barely use two apps at a time before everything freezes. I NEED HELP. Is there any way I can reset what...
  9. T

    Mac SETX PATH equivalent on Mac

    Hi all I'm a mac newbie and also not really experienced with using the terminal etc. I'm using macOS Mojave version 10.14.5 and R 3.6.1 I'm trying to run a R script with the terminal. Unfortunately, the tutorial is only for Windows. In the beginning the tutorial says: type the command SETX...
  10. N

    Sudo Help : )

    Hello All, I have messed up my sudo situation and don't know how to fix it. Truth be told, I was trying to get some cracked software to work with a sudo command and must have made a careless mistake... Now whenever I try a sudo command, I get the following response: sudo: /etc/sudoers is...
  11. volumegarage

    MAJOR MELTDOWN - Installed Catalina and can no longer reboot - memory issues

    I sure hope someone has experienced a problem like this and can assists. Earlier this week, I downloaded Catalina on to my new iMac. The os worked ok for a couple of days, but my hard drive was full. I think I downloaded the new XCode and haven't been able to boot the machine since. I've worked...
  12. R

    Splitting Fusion Drive on 2017 iMac running Mojave

    Hi everyone! Just purchased a used 2017 iMac 27" running Mojave. It came with a 3TB fusion drive which I want to split, then install a new SSD drive, while still using the blade to run the basic OS on.... but i'm having TROUBLE! I've followed some online guides where it shows using Terminal...
  13. Jamesconnery

    Using Terminal to access utilites and boot manager

    I am hoping some one knows how to access the repair/restore and boot manager using Mac Terminal rather than using the standard keyboard commands.
  14. allegraosati

    Mac Getting back into coding, encountering an error in Terminal

    I'm dusting off Terminal to be able to publish stories to my channel on Apple News through Apple News Format. Yippee! Here's my question: I've created a .papi config file successfully to get access to publishing to my channel. The Macdown file from Apple tells me to run papi-client channel...
  15. shaan104

    I want to prevent the Touch Bar from sleeping when left inactive

    I just bought a new MacBook with Touch Bar and when ever I'm watching something, or the Touch Bar is left inactive, it dims and sleeps which is really annoying to me. Is there any terminal command or apple script through which I can disable this feature. I searched all the settings and it isn't...
  16. M

    Attempted to decrypt external HD partway through encryption and now stuck

    I originally started to encrypt an external drive via right clicking the image and hitting "encrypt". It got to about 4% progress when I decided to reverse the process. Running OSX Sierra. I ran a terminal command and have left it for about 12 hours, and it is still stuck on "pending" +->...
  17. C

    Open terminal in current folder

    Hello to all I am trying to assign shortcut to open terminal on the current folder, but it doesnt seem to work. I know that I have to go to Settings > Keyboard > Services and enable New Terminal at Folder. I do that and when I go to Finder > services I can see the option there. The problem...
  18. ThatGuyInLa

    Hiding certain extensions ONLY?

    Is there a way to hide specified .XXX from Finder? I need to specify certain files that are not standard extensions. This more out of OCD/Organization as well as hassle factors when selecting files. Thanks for any assistance!
  19. nkarafo

    Mojave and applelocale / locale language issue

    Hello, in previous Mac OS versions, we had the ability to first set the OS language, for example in English and then have the date and time in a local different language, eg Greek. We were using the command: defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleLocale -string el_GR or defaults write...
  20. dauber

    Every time I CD: "...is a directory"

    I just did a fresh install of Mojave (10.14.2) on my MacBook Pro. Every time I execute a CD command, whether it's successful or not, i get this: -bash: .: /Users/Dauber: is a directory Weird thing is...there's no such directory...my "Users" directory consists of "Dauber 1", "Shared"...