OS X :: Unix Folder Structure Exposed After Installing Leopard?

Nov 5, 2007

I installed Leopard on my MacBook Pro (Core Duo) from day one (totally clean install) and it's been smooth-sailing.

One niggle I had was that my Macintosh HD had all of the ugly Unix file structure exposed (see pic). I thought this was a bit sloppy and un-Apple, then when I saw a friend's mac and realised that it wasn't normal I assumed that for some reason hidden files were just visible - nope. I ran the command line commands to re-hide hidden files and it had no effect.

Anyone know how I can amend this aesthetic atrocity?

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OS X :: Installing UNIX Archive Using Fink - Unable To Install Unix

Apr 12, 2009

Aight, the thing is he got an UNIX-file, he want to install. I found out, that Fink are very useful here. However, we could install Fink, but not the UNIX archive. So here it goes. Simple question: How do you install an UNIX archive using Fink?

Trust me, I tried Google 2049x times, but that didn't help me alot so I'm asking you guys

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Copy The Folder Structure Without The Folder Contents

Apr 28, 2012

I would like to create an archive of important application installers and I will sync the contents between two systems MacPro and Macbook Pro. 

I need to pull the names of the application/developers from somewhere so I figured I would use the Application Support directory. 

So I need a way to copy this directories folder structure without any of the file contents.  Is there an easy way to do this.  I found a post with an Automator script but the link is dead [URL]

I also found this post that refers to doing it in terminal but since it is the app support directory I am wary to do this as I am not familiar with terminal at all and I am not clear on what exactly to write in the old_dir / new_dir section.  I figure it would be something like this /Library/Application Support but I dont want to make a mistake. 

Here is the Terminal command:

cd old_dir
find . -type d -depth -print | cpio -pd new_dir  


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OS X :: Folder Turned Into A UNIX File?

Sep 29, 2009

I'm using Tiger

so I wanted to change my documents icon to a really fancy icon so I found this site called [URL] and followed the steps to change it into a suitcase of some sort. But my documents wouldn't open, and a dialog box popped up and said something about how no application can be run with this and it had the option to choose an application. So I deleted the suitcase, and now the folder has turned into a UNIX file which is not accessible.

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Applications :: Keep Folder Structure In IPhoto 09 Library?

Jan 28, 2009

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ITunes :: Keeping IOS App Folder Structure When Moving To New Mac?

Jul 2, 2012

I am trying to move my itunes data over to a new mac. So I moved the iTunes media folder to the new mac, but none of the mobile applications are (which are placed in the mobile applications directory in the itunes media directory) are displayed in iTunes on my new mac. I already changed the iTunes media folder in the preferences. What I managed to do is transfer all purchased items from my iPhone in iTunes, but now each iOS app appears 2 times in the mobile application folder. The next problem is that if i now what to sync my iPhone on the new mac iTunes completely messes up my app folder structure on the iPhone but I would like to keep my structure. How can I move copy ALL of my iTunes data from the old to the new mac correctly?? I don't know why apple made it so hard to do such a thing.

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ITunes :: Copy Playlist To Usb-stick And Keep Folder Structure?

May 16, 2012

Is there an easy way to copy a playlist from iTunes to a USB-stick (for use in the car)? The folder structure of artist > album> track should be kept.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recover Formatted External Hard Drive With File Names And Folder Structure

May 24, 2012

I accidentally formatted my external hard drive when I was creating a Windows USB install disk with Boot Camp It was a HFS+ formatted drive with a GUID partition table and 2 partitions: one clone of my Macbook OS, and one with personal data. I'm not worried about the OS clone, I'm more concerned about getting my personal data back on the second partition.So far I've used Stellar Phoenix and Data Rescue 3. I reformatted the hard drive from FAT to HFS+ before I did these scans. Not sure if it was a good idea, but the programs wouldn't scan properly otherwise.Stellar finds my files with the original folder structure, but I can't open any of the files, even though the file sizes seem to be correct. Data Rescue partially finds the original folder structure, and also has a "Reconstructed files" section which has all my files sorted by file type and without the original file name. I really want to avoid going through all my photos, videos, etc. one by one to sort them out.

Can I still recover my files in the original folder structure? Why can Stellar find all my files basically intact, but I can't open anything? In the meantime, I'm going to try scanning with Disk Drill and FileSalvage with fingers crossed...

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Jun 5, 2014

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Fonts Showing Up As Unix Executable

Feb 1, 2012

i've searched the forums about fonts showing up as unix executable and haven't been able to find a solution - is there any way to restore the fonts? currecntly, the fonts are showing up as 0kb or 4kb.

mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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ITunes :: How To Filter Its Content So Children Are Not Exposed To R Or PG Rated Material

Feb 16, 2012

How do I filter iTunes content so my children are not exposed to R or PG rated material?  Including trailers for movies.

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OS X :: Installing Downloads Folder Onto Dock?

Sep 27, 2009

I have accidentally deleted the Downloads folder from the dock in my Macbook (OSX Leopard). I have tried to drag it back from Finder but it refuses.

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OS X :: Applications Folder Empty After Installing CS5?

May 10, 2010

I recently installed Creative Suite 5. After installation, my "Applications" folder is completely empty. In finder on the sidebar, I can click on applications and voila, all of my applications are there but when I go to users and click on my name and the Applications folder (along with downloads, library, etc.) show up, the applications are not there.

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Mac Pro :: New OSX Install On SSD - Move Home Folder When Installing?

Sep 9, 2010

Looking to use an SSD in a new MP, as a boot disc. Is there any way to designate where the home folder is during installation (and thus avoid a write/delete on the SSD volume)? I know the home directory can be moved after install, but my question is about keeping it off the SSD alltogether.

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Mac Pro :: New OSX Install On SSD / Move Home Folder When Installing?

Dec 14, 2010

Looking to use an SSD in a new MP, as a boot disc. Is there any way to designate where the home folder is during installation (and thus avoid a write/delete on the SSD volume)? I know the home directory can be moved after install, but my question is about keeping it off the SSD all together.

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MacBook Pro :: Question Mark Folder After Installing Mavericks On New SSD

Jul 1, 2014

I have had some crippling issues with my 2011 MacBook Pro 15". The last months the disk has been really slow when reading, but not when writing.Today I finally went and got the disk changed to a new Samsung SSD drive at a store near by, and in the process i added 8 GB's of Ram. 

Sadly i am now facing fierce issues getting OSX installed on this new SSD. I enter the System Recovery (No drives appear to be usable, only network selection)I Partition the new Drive (GUID) on the SSDI Start the Recovery and Mavericks starts downloading At around 25% the machine reboots, and i get the question mark folder...So apparently the Mac can't find any device to boot on.

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leapord With Home Folder On A Different Hard Drive?

Sep 13, 2009

I was wondering if anyone who has their home folder on a separate hard drive had installed snow leopard and if it had been smooth or full of problems.

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Applications :: Installing Quicktimer But Wont Show In Application Folder?

Jul 8, 2010

so i downloaded quicktime off apple.com because i accidentally deleted it....after i finished installing and everything i couldnt find it in my applications folder and i searched for quicktime on finder and it wouldnt show up....whats wrong?

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Software :: Installing Old Leopard Alternate Boot With Snow Leopard

Oct 17, 2009

I have a tower Mac Pro with Snow Leopard running on it.Unfortunately one of the software that I use doesn't have yet a Snow Leopard update. So I am thinking maybe I can install older version of Leopard on one of the internal drives (i have 3 additional internal drives), so I can boot my computer from either Leopard or Snow Leopard, depending on needs (i don't want to get rid of Snow Leopard).

I never installed OS X system before, so I am a bit scared.The internal drive is ready, I have the old Leopard on disks, what are the next steps to take?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: 'Blue Screen' Appears After Installing Leopard And Restarting

May 18, 2012

I have downloaded 10.5.8 combo several times and cannot get it to install because the disc won't mount or the installation gets hung up after restart. My current os is 10.5.1, and I am trying to upgrade to snow leopard. This is on a dual core macbook pro.

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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OS X :: Is Tiger Upgradable To Snow Leopard Without Installing Leopard First?

Nov 26, 2008

Question in the title - just wondering if I will need to upgrade to Leopard before Snow Leopard.

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OS X :: Automator For The UNIX Binaries?

Feb 25, 2010

I'm planning to use my Mac Mini media center to replace an old Ventrilo/TeamSpeak server (Winblows). Since I do not plan to have keyboard/mouse access to the Mini, I need to find an easy way to launch the TeamSpeak and Vent server binaries on boot.Since the media center is set to auto-login and run an Automator workflow that mounts 3 AFP volumes and opens Plex, I would like to add upon my script to launch TeamSpeak and Ventrilo server. However, this becomes problematic when I add a Shell Script action. The script keeps running because it is looking for Terminal to complete its action and quit so it can move on to the next process. If I terminate the script, it kills the Ventrilo Server application.

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OS X :: Unable To Reboot System After Installing Tiger / White Screen With Flashing Folder Appears

Jun 9, 2009

I have a macbook intel(black) it originally came with tiger, i installed leopard on it a while ago. How ever i dont like leopard i want tiger back. I lost the original grey cds that came with my macbook so i hooked it up to my imac with target disk mode. I erased the disk using disk utility. Then i installed tiger with an original copy of tiger bought in a mac store. My imac rebooted i follow the installation menu and it installed. the internal drive of my macbook booted on my imac asif it were an external drive.

I rebooted into the internal drive of the imac and ejected the macbook drive. I disconnected the firewire cable and rebooted my macbook. The problem is that it wont boot properly it just goes to the white screen make the startup sound and starts flashing a folder with a questionmark in it. ive tried resetting the pram etc but it doesnt seem to work. i tried holding alt at boot up all i get is the cursor and nothing happens. i can still connect it to my imac but that it. how can i get my macbook to reboot properly again?"

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OS X :: Mac To UNIX FTP Server - Cannot Upload Files

Oct 7, 2009

Two months ago I switched web hosting providers/services from a Linux server to a UNIX server. For the most part the functionality is fine but the ability to upload files using any FTP client is near impossible. We've tried Fetch (4.x and 5.x) Filezilla, Cyberduck, Dreamweaver, and an old copy of GoLive but it takes 6 minutes or more to upload a 230byte file!. The upload is relatively fast but it hangs up on the exiting handshake, or drops the connection and has to reconnect.

We spoke with Fetch and tested both copies on their UNIX server---no problem. We've tried our other clients on other UNIX, Windows, and Linux servers---no problem. We've had the web host and our service provider look at DNS blocks, etc. and all seems to be fine. Pings and trace routes seem fine. The web host company indicated that they believed that it was an issue with their server but eventually threw up their hands and said that they couldn't figure it out (not Mac friendly I suspect). My questions is two fold:

1) Can anyone give me an idea what IS the problem?
2) Can anyone recommend a good 'Mac-friendly' web hosting service that doesn't have issues with Mac's, will allow installation of a variety of CMS, eCommerce solutions, and of course seamless FTP access with variety of clients.

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OS X :: Unix System X11 - Install Program

Nov 17, 2009

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OS X :: IPods Mounting On The Unix Filesystem

Jan 1, 2010

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Feb 3, 2012

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unix Maintenance Tasks In It?

Mar 20, 2012

Do I still need to use software like Macaroni [URL] to ensure routine maintenance tasks are run regularly?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Read UNIX File

May 15, 2012

I have a cd from a Dr. with x-ray images on it (supposedly).  The files say  "Unix Executable File".  It seems I have no application with which to open them on my fancy desktop....  Can you recommend a software program to open or translate the files so that they are readable, and perhaps compatible with iPhoto?

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)

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ITunes :: How To Change File Structure

May 27, 2012

Is there script I can use to change the file structure in Itunes. I would like my music files to have the following structure. My Music/[Artist] - [Album]/[track number] - [song title].mp3 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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