OS X :: Open Full Text Files In Terminal?

Dec 11, 2010

How do you open/edit text files in the terminal such that I don't need to navigate through pages of the text file, I just want to see the whole file there so I can scroll up and down it (similar to the output with "cat").

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OS X :: Doc Files Only Open In Pages Instead Of Text Edit?

Dec 15, 2008

Any Way to make it so. I really need to know.

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OS X :: Removing Text From File Names Using Terminal - Possible?

Nov 21, 2008

I need a way to quickly remove text from a load of file names. I have ripped my DVD TV show series to my Apple TV and transfered them, but I want to make all the file names simpler that what they are currently. Changing them all through FTP would take ages - so I am hoping there is some kind of recursive command I can use to eliminate a set bit of text from a group of folders.

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MacBook Pro :: When Open Terminal To Remove A Uncooperative Application And It Wouldnt Open

Dec 17, 2009

opened terminal to remove a uncooperative application (MacFace) and it wouldnt open. I would click it and it would bounce once and then nothing would happen. running 10.4.11

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OS X Mavericks :: Text File In Terminal Merges Lines

Jun 23, 2014

I'm trying to use wget -i <filename> in Terminal, but every time I run it, the txt file (saved as UTF-8) has all the lines run together with %0D. I don't even know where to start to troubleshoot. Thoughts? 

Example of file in Textedit:Line1Line2

Example in Terminal:


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OS X V10.7 Lion :: "Open With Terminal" - How To Use Terminal

May 21, 2012

While messing around with iPhoto and Time Machine, I ended up in the following situation. When trying to open Pictures on the sidebar of Finder,  a Terminal shell pops up on the screen. Similarly, if I try to open Pictures on a Time Machine screen, I get the message "Open with Terminal" Now, I don't know how to use Terminal. How can I come back to the anterior situation where I could open Picture jut by a click?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Do Full Text Search

Jun 21, 2012

So, my life revolves around text notes that i use to organize, find, and tag ideas and documents ... It's upsetting to me when i do a finder search fro something example : " infowarsdotcom " and a file called " 2012 project tttinfowarsdotcom tttuse" doesn't show up unless i enter " tttinfowarsdotcom " I don't know, I feel like i'm missing out when i search something and i can't find it under contents or file name, even though it's obviously there. yes i am spelling it right. so, is there a more comprehensive system of searching / organizing that i could download / implement ? If yall could help me out with this, it would make my life a loooooott smoother. Is there some settings for full words & stuff that i can turn off?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), infowars . com

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OS X Mavericks :: Terminal Won't Open?

Sep 9, 2014

I have had OSX mavericks but terminal won't work anymore it won't open

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Applications :: How To Open Website In Terminal

Mar 8, 2009

I am at a loss with Google. What I want to know is how do I open a webpage using Terminal? I am doing a lot with Terminal at the moment and was wondering if it is possible. A Ubuntu forums website listed the command as: Insert browser of choice here "URL". I have tried this and I simply get the message: bash: safari: command not found. Am I missing a command before the browser?

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OS X :: Every Time Different Name Shows When Open Terminal?

Jul 22, 2009

Just curious as to why every time I open Terminal, there is a different name preceding ~John$ Here are some examples: wks50633:~John$ iMac:~John$ Brooke-PC:~John$ localhost:~John$

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Open The Terminal

Apr 26, 2012

Whenever I try to run the terminal, I get this error message.You are not authorized to run this application.The administrator has set your shell to an illegal value. Just in case you're wondering, yes, I am logged in as the administrator. I have been having some issues with priveleges ever since I reinstalled my OS and loaded my info from a Time Machine Backup, so this might be related, but I still have no idea how to fix it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Can't Open Terminal - Icon Changed

Sep 28, 2010

it seems like I have a serious problem with my terminal application. Nothing happens when I try to open it. Moreover, the icon has changed (see attached screenshot). Almost looks like I have deleted it...can't remember having done anything like that. Is there any way to fix it or to download the app from somewhere?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Terminal Does Not Open A Window Automatically?

Mar 29, 2012

When I open Terminal, I don't get automatically a new window, even though I have set the relevant option in preferences.

Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Unable To Open Terminal Window?

May 9, 2012

I am trying to do research on how to fix my current problem of not being able to open my terminal window.  When attempting to do so I get the following error message: 

You are unauthorized to run this application.

The administrator has set your shell to an illegal value. 

I looked at some previous posts and some people said download iterm2 and put the following command: sudo chsh -s /bin/bash my_username.  After this enter password and it should be fixed.  However when doing that I get the following response: SC is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported. 

Couple of things, firstly SC (which is me) is the administrator to this computer (this is my computer and there are no other users on it). 

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Downloads Folder Wants To Open In Terminal?

Jun 3, 2012

I can't open my downloads folder. It shows in Finder as a folder. When I click on it, terminal opens. That makes retrieving something from the folder quite tedius.

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OS X :: Command Line Argument That Use To Open Specific Pdf Pages In Terminal?

May 1, 2009

Is there a command line argument that I can use to turn to a specific page in a Pdf file either through Preview or Acrobat Reader? In Windows, this works easily (for example: robat.exe /A "page=123", "foo.pdf"), but I've looked everywhere for a Mac equivalent with no luck. I would like to avoid using programs like Pdftk that involve copying pages into newly created Pdf files.

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Intel Mac :: Can't Open A Silverlight Dmg File-it Always Opens Terminal Window

Apr 20, 2012

I can't open a silverlight dmg file to watch netflix.  I am running Lion on my 2.66ghz iMac i5 with 10.7.3. I can download and install silverlight but when I try to open the file, it always opens the Terminal window. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Decrypting PGP Files Through Terminal

Feb 18, 2009

I have a set of files with the extension .PGP. I was wondering if anyone knew a simple way to decrypt or get rid of the extension on all these files using a program or through the terminal.

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OS X :: Moving Files In Terminal?

Apr 12, 2010

I am just learning Terminal and so far it has been fun but frustrating. I'm learning from online manuals and the manual within Terminal so everything is pretty verbose for someone that doesn't know the language yet. I apologize if this has been answered elsewhere, but the search gave me many results about moving files to the Trash or making a folder hidden. These are not my concerns for today. And for the reference, I know this can be done as a "drag-and-drop" operation in Finder, but as I said, I'm learning

So I am trying to move a couple of PDFs from my Documents folder to one I created within the Documents folder.

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Intel Mac :: Hard Drive Is Full Of Log Files - Clearing Log Files?

Jul 1, 2012

my 4 month old IMac 1TB hard drive is full of log files

1. Why is the Mac storing so many?

2. How can clear the files

3. How do I prevent the machine from doing it

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Hard drive

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OS X :: Command For Opening Files In Terminal?

Jun 25, 2006

You'd think this was all pretty basic. It probably is.

I'm trying to open/edit '/usr/local/php5/lib/php.ini' with TextWrangler through Terminal. The TextWrangler part isn't an absolute requirement. The directory exists and I'm assuming the file does as well. (No 404-esq errors during my fumblings and it was a standard installation of PHP5)

Also, is there any way to browse through the above directory using the Finder's GUI? That would be nice.

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Applications :: Terminal - How To Drag Files

Nov 24, 2009

I am new to terminal and I just typed a code and dragged a unix executable file to that app so can anyone me that how to remove this command?

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Software :: Won't Recover Files / Using Terminal

Apr 21, 2009

I am looking for someone with extensive knowledge of terminal to help me recover some files via single user mode onto a flash drive.

Computer Information:
Mac Book Pro (early 08)
os x 10.5

Getting stuck at rotating gear screen upon startup. Called support they had me run /sbin/fsck - fy
was giving me errors saying wrong directory count and a few other errors and eventually told me it could not repair the volume.
I called back once this was done they told me I would have to re-intall wiping everything.
Therefore my problem data recovering I am able to observe the files via single user mode (temrinal), I would like to either find a way to backup onto a flash drive or a cd. my fireport is broken and I am unable to use target mode to transfer them off.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Create Zip Files Using Terminal

Apr 15, 2012

I don't know much about Terminal, but I need to compress a folder from one external hard drive directly to my Time Capsule and split archives to 4GB each. What is the command to do that?

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OS X :: Always Text File Open With A Different Name?

Jun 1, 2009

why everythime I click on a .txt or other file, do I have to check the little box everytime to open every single .txt file with a different name? Sure if I open the same file again it will open with text edit but this gets old.

I love how Windows will open all .txt files with word pad or note pad but OS X is not like this. There has to be a better way.

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OS X :: Terminal Usage For Protecting Folders And Files?

Nov 22, 2008

I was asked by a friend who has just bought a new macbook if you can password protect files and directories. I explained how you can do it through terminal quite easily in some pictures (here if anyone wants to know how).

But is there another way, without needing some extra software from a 3rd party?

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Software :: Accessing Files Through Terminal While In Boot CD?

Jun 13, 2009

I need to copy some files to proper locations as my system got crippled.

I need to do this through the Terminal but while it's running from the OSX boot CD.

How do I access my regular boot volume (named "System") from this angle?

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OS X Mavericks :: (10.9.4) Show And Remove DS Files Without Terminal

Sep 10, 2014

I am running 10.9.4

It can be done through terminal, its just a bit all or nothing. I would like to show the .DS files on a USB stick for example, remove them and switch back to hide without round tripping to terminal every time.

Can be done easily on a PC but not the Mac i know. Did I dream it or could one show/hide hidden files on previous OS?  I know extra menu items appear with the alt but not 'show hidden'

Having the .DS files is a real pain when loading movie files onto a media player or trying to play through a SMART TV. As most (all) smart tvs only accept FAT/ ExFAT formatting the .DS files show in the menu. On media players it's worse as it  prevents one playing multiple movies in order and to repeat till you hit stop. As soon as the player hits a .DS it will stop and throw up an error. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X :: Unix Command In Terminal To Replace Certain Characters In Files?

Jun 28, 2009

I have a boat load of mp3 files that have a _ instead of a space in the file name. I figure there must be a magical command in the Unix terminal window that would rename the file based on a replacement string.

I want to replace all _ in a file name with a Space. Is there an easy way to do this? Or, maybe a free utility I can download? I'm trying to clean up my files!

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OS X :: How To Hide Files That Are Located Besides User/Username... In Terminal

Jul 13, 2009

I've been wondering, if there is a way to hide files that are not located in "User/Username/...." in Terminal?

The command I use to hide the files for example is: chflag hidden ~/Desktop/*

However, if I the file/folder I want to hide is not in 'User/Username..." I will not be able to hide it... So how do you change it so that you can hide the folders that are not located in "User/Username"?

Also, I've ran into a problem!

My "Username" that one that has an house icon is missing when I access it from Machintosh HD --> Users Folder.

I guessed that it was hidden somehow but not too long ago it was in the User folder... So I typed in "defaults write com.apple.finder ShowAllFiles True" and I found a bunch of weird files on my Desktop and my Machintosh HD... and I found the Username house icon... I do not know what I did in terminal that hid it.

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