OS X Technologies :: Formatting A .dmg File As Rdxx?

May 14, 2012

I am trying to convert a .dmg file as an Rdxx (Read-only) image format by using the hdiutil command in Apple's terminal. 

Is it the following command? 

hdiutil convert -format Rdxx [input file].dmg -o [output file].dmg If it's not, then is there any way I can do that correctly? 

      
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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X :: File Formatting Changes Every Time When Save

Sep 28, 2010

I have a 2006 Ibook with a G-4 processor. For some reason every time I save a document under a specific formatting, it will change it back to appleworks when I open it up. The document will then appear as untitled and I will be forced to re-format the document again before saving. Also, when I send a document through e-mail even before it has been changed to appleworks the person receiving will only be able to open it as an HTML or as a Google doc. Does anyone know how I may be able to fix this?

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Mac Pro :: Additional HD - File System Formatting Failed

Feb 10, 2009

I have a 640GB WD Black hard drive in my computer, and that I had accidentally formatted during my creation of a XP boot camp drive (I have another hard drive in the MacPro with this present). At the time I lost a majority of my media and had to rerip it all (learned my backup lesson there). So when it was reformatted it was changed from OSX extended journaled to MS-DOS Fat. I then used the drive to store the media on again as I reripped and pulled some from Time Machine. I kept running into problems where some files would not copy over.

So I reformatted a different drive and copied all the media to it, which fixes the other issues, and now I'm trying to reformat the MS-DOS 640 GB drive back to osx extended journaled. When I use disk utility I select the drive, and change the volume format from MS-DOS (FAT) to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and click Erase and then it stops and says "Disk Erase failed. With the error: File system formatting failed"

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OS X Technologies :: Open A Very Old Cwk File?

Apr 8, 2012

Is there a way I can use a very old .cwk file? I tried opening it in iWorks '06, the old version I have and it said it couldn't read it.

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OS X Technologies :: Create A Log File?

Apr 24, 2012

Been up for a while trying to figure this out with no luck. I created an app that will uninstall a program and all of it's files. 

example try                    do shell script "rm -rf /Applications/TestFakeApp"           end try     try                    do shell script "rm -rf /Applications/TestFakeApp2"           end try     try                    do shell script "rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.FakeTestApp.plist"           end try          try                    do shell script "rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.FakeTestApp2.plist" end try          try                    do shell script "rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/FakeTestApp*"           end try          try                    do shell script "rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/FakeTestApp" end try 

there are alot more paths to remove but this is just a few for example 

I want to be able to create a log.txt file on the desktop to show what has been removed and or what could not be removed. 

I then tried by creating a text document by using 

do shell script "touch ~/Desktop/test.txt" tell application "Finder" open file ((path to desktop folder as text) & "test.txt") using ((path to applications folder as text) & "TextEdit.app")end tell 

but I don't know what to do next. 

1. Have it check for each file to see if it was deleted or not

2. add it into the test.txt file

3. save the file once done 

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Load A File Into Ram?

Jun 26, 2012

is it technically possible to load a file into ram?

I want this file to be as quick as possib le to open, so i'd like to put it in the ram.

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OS X Technologies :: Folder Action Does Not Run On SECOND File Only

Mar 7, 2012

Does any one know of a bug or a log for folder scripts that do not run? I am trying to get a basic folder script (to replace %20 in the file name) of the Downloads folder.

When downloading multiple files (two or more) it runs only on the first file, successfully without error, and then never runs on the second file. If I move both of the files out of the Downloads folder and move it back it, the one file that does not get the folder action now does and everything is peachy.So it is not that the folder action is not scripted properly. It is just that the folder does not catch the second file download - guess maybe too fast? Has any one seen this or have this bug?

Info:15" Unibody MacBook Pro , Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X Technologies :: Determine The Number Of Records In A File?

May 12, 2012

I want to analyse record types from a large input file and so far have managed to extract different groups and created the relevant files. All I want to do now is count the number of records in each file so I can produce a report showing the different types but cannot figure out how to do this, I know it will be simple but I cannot get any command to accomplish this

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X Technologies :: It Loads All File In The Folder When Tried Ro Move One

May 29, 2012

I have a folder action set up to open movie files in a conversion app but every time I add a new file it loads all the files in the folder.  How can i exclude a file that has already been opened by the folder action.  I can't move the file due to queing up moves for conversion if the file is moved after it is opened the the program doesn't know where to look for it. Ive tried Filter finder items by last opened and set it as today but that did not work. It opened nothing.  May I could set it up to know if the file has been there longer then 5 min that the folder action should not open it. 

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: How To Get A List Of File Names In To A New Folder

Jun 27, 2012

if there is a way of having a list of image file names, searching for the images then putting them into a new folder? I'm guessing it can probably be done through mac scripting but I know nothing about scripting and genreally not great with technogy so ideally need step by step instructions!

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OS X Technologies :: File Name Increments With 3 Digit Number?

Jul 4, 2012

I am trying to download a list of mp3 files from urls with the format [url] where the 000 portion of the file name increments into 001, 002, 003...

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OS X Technologies :: Does The Exclusion Of A File Or Directory Remove Any Existing

Mar 15, 2012

Does the exclusion of a file or directory remove any existing, already backed up versions of that file or directory from TimeMachine? I have a large file I don't want backed up every time I connect to my backup drive.  It's 50GB+. I rarely touch the file, and when I do, I don't use it for anything that needs to be saved, it is a historical only version of my Parallels from an older Microsoft OS.  I occasionally need to open it to just look at something, but never 'do' anything with it. 

I want to exclude it, but don't want any older version of the file to be removed from backup. Does anyone know if exclusions are retroactive into the TimeMachine database?  Given this is 50GB+, trying it to find out is a quite slow process. 

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MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Add The Correct Extension Based On The File Type?

Apr 6, 2012

I have a set of photos I"d like to import into iPhoto, but iPhoto doesn't recognize them because they don't have file extensions. Could someone give me a script that will look at each file in a specific folder, check to see if an extension is present, and if not, add the correct extension based on the file type? 

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OS X Technologies :: Run Multiple Copies Of Skype By Launching The .app File

May 8, 2012

I figured out how to run multiple copies of skype by launching the .app file from different osx user accounts in terminal.  What I'm trying to do now is script this or automate opening terminal and typing the line with automator.  The following is the line that I use. 

su user2 -c "/Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype && exit" 

And I just change user2 to user3 for a third instance of skype and so on. how ot automate this process?

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7), 27" / i5 / 8GB RAM

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OS X Technologies :: Add Account Privileges To A Newly Created File?

Jun 11, 2012

I have multipe accounts on my Mac.  Two of them need to share certain files, but not with everyone else so I can't use the Shared folder.  When I create a new text file with AppleScript it has default ownership to the account that created it, but I need to give read & write privilages to it to the other account as well.  I can do this manually, but there are lots of files sometimes.  One trick I've found is to reset privilages from the next higher folder.  This saves time, but sometimes I forget.  Also when I do this it causes Time Machine to think all the files in that folder have been updated.  If the folder is large it may cause Time Machine to purge a old backup version.  What I'd like to do is find some AppleScript code I can use to add user "A" with read & write access to the permissions of a new file at the time my AppleScript creates that file.

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 15 GB

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OS X Technologies :: AppleScript To Append Fourth Line Of Text To File Name

Feb 19, 2012

I have thousands of text files that are named with random unique numerical ID in a specific folder.The problem is I want to be able to do quick sort of the files by a category.The category of each text file is always written as the fourth line of each text file. I would like to write an Applescript to append the fourth line of the text file onto the file name with a underscore in-between. (i.e. Category_1235678.txt).

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Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Cannot Find Past File Version Using Time Machine

May 2, 2012

For some reason time machine does not react when I want to enter to find a past file version.

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Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.3), MacBook Pro / G-Raid2 640GB

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OS X Technologies :: Ftp Upload Via Terminal - 553 Rename/move Failure: No Such File Or Directory

Apr 24, 2012

Cannot seem to upload to a ftp server (permissions are correct on the home folder of the user!)But I get this result:

ftp> put /Users/[userfolder]/Documents/untitled.rtf
local: /Users/[userfolder]/Documents/untitled.rtf remote: /Users/[userfolder]/Documents/untitled.rtf
227 Entering Passive Mode (99,254,236,63,209,169)
553-Can't open that file: No such file or directory
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory  

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OS X Technologies :: Add Time/date Stamp To Screen Capture File Names?

Jul 4, 2012

I'm trying to add time/date stamp to my screen capture file names. (at the moment it's just 'Picture 1' etc..)I've tried the following command  in terminal but have not had success.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture name "datestamp" at "timestamp" 

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Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Hiding File Inside Image File / Unable To Access Hidden File?

Mar 24, 2008

I managed to successfully hide the file: cat picture.jpg hidden.rtf.zip > picture2.jpg

results in a picture (picture2.jpg) that is the size of the sum of picture.jpg and hidden.rtf.zip. I presume this means that I am successfully putting hidden into the picture.I can open picture2.jpg, but I can't figure out a way to access the hidden zip.

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OS X :: Formatting SD Card To DOS FAT 16?

Nov 12, 2008

I accidentally reformatted my Sandisk SD card for my camera. Is there anyway to format it back to DOS FAT 16? I tried doing it in my camera and it didn't work.

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OS X :: How To Install After Formatting Hdd

Nov 14, 2008

I try to install it and i get the error cannot install on this computer. I assumed this is because I had a newer version of leopard on it so I erased the data on the drive through disk utility but its still giving me the error!

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OS X :: Formatting And Cloning New Hdd

Jan 3, 2009

I got a new hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. When i plug it in, i get a notice saying that the new device is not readable. what i'm trying to do is clone my old drive to the new one using SuperDuper, then take the new drive out of the external enclosure and put it in my macbook. someone told me i need to set up your new drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with a GUID partition map scheme before you try to clone to it as clones don't work with the PC format/partition map that they normally come with new.

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OS X :: Formatting Floppies On A Mac?

Jul 28, 2009

I have a bunch of old floppy disks with date and photos on them. If I want to format them and remove the data how do I do that on my iMac? ( I have an external floppy disk drive). On windows it was pretty simple to do but not sure how to do it on a Mac. Do you use disk utility?

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IMac :: Formatting An SSD Hdd

Aug 7, 2009

Im on holiday right now and taking advantage of the currency exchange rate. Anyway i have this problem...

I want to install an SSD into my mac mini, the SSD does not come pre-formatted into mac's format type (i think its gui extended or something similar).

How can i format this drive in mac format without a mac, all i have is my windows laptop and i dont know if it can format a drive for mac.

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OS X :: Runcore SSD Not Formatting?

Nov 5, 2009

I just got a new 128GB Runcore SSD for my MacBook Air today and I've been running into some problems with it. It came preformatted to FAT32 which wouldn't work to copy all the data over to and boot from, obviously. So, I tried opening Disk Utility to format it and it gets about halfway through before it just stops all progress and no progress is had after that.

After verifying the same case on my MacBook Air and my MacBook Pro, I decided to see if it would work via Terminal. So I typed in the command "diskutil eraseDisk HFS+ untitled disk3" with disk3 being the SSD. I've let it sit for a few minutes now and it is still trying to unmount the disk.

Any ideas as to how I can format this hard drive and go from misery to glee on my MacBook Air?

EDIT:

Ok, I've unplugged and replugged in the SSD and tried the terminal command again. This time it is getting further, but still not completing the task:

Formatting disk3s2 as Mac OS Extended with name untitled

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OS X :: Formatting And Reinstalling OSX?

Feb 9, 2010

I've been getting slowness, beachballs, and overheating/loud fans over the last few weeks. It feels like it's getting worse by the day. I want to reinstall and get a fresh start. (Btw, I was on Leopard and upgraded to SL...I'm hoping a fresh SL will clear up most of my problems.)

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Mar 24, 2010

I am having the biggest trouble with a usb drive.

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Anyway now i need the usb drive and i cant write to it because its read only and diskutil doesnt let me do anything to it...

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Hardware :: Formatting A New Hdd?

Jan 17, 2006

recently experienced major data loss, brought in internal 80GB Seagate HD from my G4 2x800 Quicksilver to a data recovery outfit, which managed to recover most of my data and copy it to a new Seagate 250GB IDE "ST3250823A". Recovery was done via a PC system, which easily showed data totaling approx. 48GB.

Try as I may, can't mount, verify or repair new HD with OSX 10.3 Disk Utility. Resigned to have data copied to new drive, meanwhile trying to reformat (zero-out) this 250GB drive, I get a one partition MAC OS Extended (Journaled) drive of 125.6GB! Yet, I saw with own eyes this drive mounted on PC system as a 232GB drive.

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Nov 3, 2010

I know Macs don't play nice with NTSF drive and I don't need to do anything with it, other then to plug in a new 1.5TB drive I have and convert it into NTSF so I can plug it into my server.

Anyway I can format it because Disk Utility only gives you Fat32

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