OS X Technologies :: Any Way To Detect Current Volume Level Using Command?

May 7, 2012

I can change the volume level from the command line using this command, For example: osascript -e 'set Volume 3'. Is there a way to detect the current volume level using a similar command and a way to assign it to a variable? And just for good measure, are there similar commands for detecting and setting the current balance?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), MySQL 5.1, Perl 5.10, Apache 2.2

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OS X Technologies :: Terminal Current Volume Only

Apr 5, 2012

It will look also in other volumes I have. What is the right way to search only the current volume? I came up with this:find /Volumes/Lion/ -name foo which will return a result like /Volumes/Lion//foo.Is this the right way to do this with the result containing double slashes?

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OS X Technologies :: Use Applescript To Access The Volume Setting "input Level" In System Preferences?

Apr 14, 2012

I want to make a script that adjusts the output volume of my mac based on the volume that the mic hears. I am not very good with applescript, but I do know how to control the volume. I was wondering if there was a command that retrieved the input level from the mic as it is show in the sound preferences in the system preferences window.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Increasing General Volume Level?

Jan 19, 2009

When I'm in iTunes on my MB I want it to be loud but I cant. iTunes and OSX doesnt allow me to raise the volume as much as I want to. But when I'm in VLC I can raise the volume reaally high.

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OS X :: How To Force Volume To Stay At Specific Level

Sep 2, 2010

I'm trying to make it so my volume will always stay at full blast. Is there an applescript I can use to do this?

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OS X :: Setting The Default Headphone Volume Level?

Nov 19, 2008

I normally have my MBP on full (or mostly full) volume, but when I plug in headphones, I drop it down to the absolute lowest (or one up from that) level. Anything higher than that is deafening with my headphones. Normally my MBP automatically dropped it down to about that level whenever I plugged in headphones, but recently its only been dropping it down to the halfway point. This causes momentary deafness as I hit play on my iTunes, forgetting its only halfway down, and additional deafness from the clicking as I frantically hit Fn-F4 to lower the volume. Is there a way I can set the default level that OS X drops the volume to when I plug in my headphones?

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OS X Technologies :: Way To Detect Application Running

Apr 24, 2012

how can i do a script which does one thing if it finds one application running, and does another thing if it finds the same application not running?

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MacBook Pro :: Setting Initial Volume Level For Headphones?

Jul 9, 2010

The volume level for the built-in speakers is remembered across boots, but it is not remembered for headphones.

I.e. Whenever I plug in the headphones after a boot, the volume level sets itself to 50% - too loud for my ears and possibly damaging to the headphones.

Anybody know of a way to change this behavior? - To set an initial volume level for headphones?

I have OSX 10.5.6.

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MacBook Pro :: Imovie 9/How To Edit Volume Level And Timing?

Aug 2, 2010

I know that in the old Imovie version you can just drag volume line down.. But how do you do this in Imovie 9?

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OS X :: Terminal Command For Current App?

Apr 9, 2009

Is there a command for terminal to get the current application?

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OS X Technologies :: Unable To Detect Usb Stick In Windows 7?

Apr 24, 2012

unable to detect usb stick in w7.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Script To Detect When USB Stick Is Plugged?

May 31, 2012

Script to detect when USB stick is plugged to my mac.

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Control Stuck Highest Level - No Sound

Jun 17, 2014

MBP 2011, 2.3 13". Volume level stuck in highest position. Cannot control volume, up-down. no sound via laptop speaker. headphones OK.

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OS X Technologies :: Finding An Apple-script To Detect If A Cd Is Inside The Mac?

Jun 13, 2012

I'm looking for an applescript to detect if a cd is inside my mac, if cd inside (possible to detect if empty?) do one thing.Otherwise do another thing. 

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Suddenly Gets 50% To 70% Louder And After Few Moments Returns To Original Level

Dec 5, 2014

10.9.5 Retina Display 2.7GHz 16GB

In the past week my volume suddenly gets 50% to 70% louder and after a few moments it returns to the original sound. This happens two or three time in an hour.

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OS X :: Way To Resize My Current Volume?

Dec 12, 2010

Firs off all, sorry for bad english . Is there how-to or somethink for volume resize? what I need: My mac have 1 volume and there is running mac os x leopard on it. I wanth create more one volume without deleting operating system. is there a way to resize my current volume?

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OS X Technologies :: How To Start MySQL From The Command Line

Mar 13, 2012

However I cannot figure out how to shutdown and restart MySQL from the command line and pass these options to mysqld. 

Snow Leopard and MySQL 5.1.56 MySQL Community Server.

MacBook & MacAir & iMac, MacAir 10.5.x -- iMac 10.6.x

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OS X Technologies :: Displaying Console (All Messages) In Command Line

Mar 30, 2012

How can I display Console's 'All Messages' in command line?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Command Line Editing -- Move Quickly

Jun 21, 2012

Macintosh-HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal

I'm running bash.

I have a long command line:

/Users/mac/Sites/bithoist/BitHoist-PPC-MacOS-X   -offset 0x0000  /Users/mac/Sites/bithoist/commandLine/bins/aSunbird.bin   -stdout -hex   -r 0x0000,0x002f 

I'd like to move quickly to the last 0 in -offset 0x0000. 

I know about control + a and I found out about esc + f.  I do not find pressing esc then f then esc then f that easy.  I'd like to at least be able to hold down the esc key and press f's. 

Could I redefine a word to only be " " (space) in the terminal?  Not sure I like this idea. 

iMac G3 600, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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OS X Technologies :: Command That Works In Terminal Not Running As Launch Agent

Apr 11, 2012

Trying to run the following command as a Launch Agent (OS X 10.7): /usr/bin/find /Users/username/Documents/Dropbox/Public -type f -mtime +2 -print0 | xargs -0 rm -r 

Created a plist file (reproduced below) and saved to ~/Library/Launch Agents, but the command isn't executed either at the specified time or when the agent is loaded via launchctl.  If I change the command to a simple Applescript test: osascript -e 'tell Application "Finder" to display dialog "hello"' 

It runs correctly as a launch agent when loaded and as the specified time Which means there's something wrong with the first command (find). But the command runs as written when executed manually in the terminal.  

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">


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OS X Technologies :: Mdls Command Returns Null For Ringtone Duration

Apr 18, 2012

When I run the mdls command on a ringtone file to fetch its duration, the output is always null. For e.g running

mdls -raw -name kMDItemDurationSeconds SomeTone.m4r   on the terminal returns (null) as the output. When I check the info for the ringtone in iTunes, I see that it's 14s long. Same issue when I try to fetch the total bitrate for the ringtone using mdls. It also returns null. Why does mdls fail ?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Changing The Keyboard Input Source From Command Line?

May 3, 2012

Is anybody know if there is a way to switch to a particular "input source" (keyboard) with a command line? (or with Apple Script).

Not switch to the next or the previous, but to a specific one. Like switch to "Canadian French" or "Us English".

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OS X Technologies :: Scripting From A USB Volume?

Jun 16, 2012

I have created a simple apple script (my vary first one) in which I wanted the script, when run, to open a random image from a folder that had images within it.  I did it using this code: tell application "Finder"  (* get a random image file from a desktop folder *) set randomImage to some file of folder "Pictures"  open randomImage  end tell 

That worked well and good when the folder containing the images was on the desktop.  However, the folder I really want to use is on a USB stick.  How can I tell the script that the folder I want it to run with is on the USB Stick? I know I could easily copy the folder from the stick to the desktop, but I'd rather keep the folder on the stick. 

Mac OS X (10.7.4), 8GB RAM

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OS X Technologies :: Get A List Of All Inode Numbers On A Volume?

Mar 22, 2012

Is there any way to get a list of all inode numbers on a volume?  I have a "find -x /Volumes/thedisk/* -exec stat {} ;" going but requires lots of CPU time.  Seems like I should be able to look directly at the file allocation table...oh wait, that is DOS. This is on an HFS disk: /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Volume Randomly Stopped Working On IMac

May 17, 2012

My volume randomly stopped working.

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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IMac :: Whose Current Generation Has The Longest CURRENT Uptime?

Mar 16, 2010

Figured it would be a little lighter to have a thread that shows that Apple's computer CAN and DO work occasionally....Here's my uptime on my i7! It wants me to reboot for Safari update, but I refuse. As of 8:42am PST, March 16, 2010:I guess currently I have the longest uptime of anyone in this thread!

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Applications :: Control ITunes Volume (not System Volume) From Apple Aluminum Keyboard?

Oct 20, 2009

I have a Mac Pro and not too long ago I swapped from a fat, heavy and filthy white Apple Keyboard to a new skinny silver one. I like it, and also love that the F7-9 Skip Back-Pause/Play-Skip Forward keys work for iTunes, even when another app is active (what's the word I'm looking for - in focus or whatever). But I use Optical output, so the volume keys (F10-12) don't do anything. I know that, when iTunes is the active app, I can command-+/- to change the volume, but I'd love to be able to map the F10-12 keys to do that - without having to have iTunes active (playing, but not the active window).

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OS X :: Volume Opens The Window For Expose And Does Not Control Volume Monitor Brightness?

Mar 9, 2010

Recently, my newer (last year) iMac probably running 10.5 started speaking and wont shut up... there is no obvious way to turn it off. I usually figure problems out myself but there are no system preferences that effect it. I even changed the voice in preferences as a test and it is still the same guy reading everything clicked in all applications except when I am in system preferences so far. Usually when I run into a dead end like this there is some mystery key command that works... anyone know?I also noticed that some of the top line (f) keys are not doing what they are supposed to any longer as well... volume up opens the window for expose & spaces it looks like and does not control the volume monitor brightness controls are not working either... I went to the key and mouse preferences and set the key strokes to default and still the same.

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OS X :: New HD Not Showing Up In Disk Utility - This Volume Is The Startup Volume And Cannot Be Erased

Aug 10, 2009

I have my imac apart right now and replaced the internal HD as it was not working. I assume the problem is the new one is not formatted with OSX, so from the INSTALL CD I opened the disk utility and see only one drive called "MEDIA".? Or is that just part of the install dvd that looks like a HD? In the system it shows as not formatted, 0 bytes. When selected in Partition it says :

"This voume is the startup volume and cannot be erased. Size 7.1 GB The disk is not writable and cannot be partitioned"

So i guess thats not my new HD I am seeing? Other than that there is only the two OSX install CD icons.

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OS X :: Linking Keyboard Volume Control To App Volume Controls?

Dec 14, 2008

I was wondering if anyone knows how to do this- it is a pita to adjust separate volume controls on everything. If I adjust the volume on the keyboard, the volume slider in itunes doe snot move. If I set the volume on itunes with a mouse, then come home and use the volume controls on my keyboard, I have to also manually adjust the slider in itunes. Anyway to link the two?

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