OS X :: How To Change Directory In Terminal To Network Drive

Nov 12, 2009

need to run a terminal command on my computer at home but it doesn't have screen sharing or remote management enabled. I do however have file sharing enabled and able to browse the drive freely. I want to run a sudo command on that drive but don't know how to run it from where I am.

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OS X :: Dot Folders In Terminal/directory Path Setup For External Drives?

Nov 6, 2008

Ok, so I know that: mkdir .testhiddenfolder will create an invisible folder on my home directory. but how do i do this if i have an external drive called "G-Drive M2" .... is it mkdir G-DriveM2/.testhiddenfolder, or mkdir volumes/G-DriveM2/.testhiddenfolder

sorry if this is a way basic question. I'm totally new to unix and Termianl

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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 :: Can Change Permissions On Directory?

Jan 27, 2009

I have a large music library that I have amassed over the years, but when I began ripping CDs there was no artwork on the iPod so it didn't matter, but now it would be nice to have it. I purchased a program called coverscout that finds artwork and automatically attaches it to the songs, but I have a problem. Somehow I have made every song read only. The program can't write the artwork to the tracks unless I change each one to rw. I tried to change just the directory, but that doesn't work.

Is there a terminal command to change all files in a directory to read/write? Just for your information all the songs are organized in a folder called music then subfolder of the artist and then a subfolder to that of the albums. It would be great to just change it all and then when I'm done change it back to read only.

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Software :: Intermittent Spinning Beachball - Using Network Home Directory

Sep 30, 2009

What's happening is a class can be running and without warning all of them (or seemingly all of them) will get the spinning beach ball and won't be able to do any work for the 2 or so minutes before things return.

Here's what I currently know
- OS X version is 10.5 and is on the april (? around there) bug fixes
- Users are authenticating with Active Directory
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- I'm assured the network connection is fine but this hasn't been ruled out

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Applications :: Change IPhone / IPad Backup Directory

Jan 7, 2011

Is there a way to specify where iTunes stores iPhone/iPad backups? I'm trying to exclude these from the home directory on my new SSD. It's 30+ GB of stuff I don't need to access on a regular basis, so it's better off kept on another disk.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: In Preview Change The Default Directory With Save As?

Apr 19, 2012

I have come across a problem where my default directory in Preview 4.2 won't change when I go to Save As.. Is there a way to change this default directory?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Preview 4.2

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Change User Account Name Or Home Directory Name?

May 15, 2012

I've a user who has been given a company shared MacBook Air. The account name was previously our company name, but I've sucessfully followed the guide [URL] to change this. Thus, the username is now now his firstname & lastname. The home folder is firstnamelastname. However, the old username (our company name) is still showing up as the username for some email recipients and airdrop.I'm guessing the email name might be saved localy on a few of the users contacts since he's been sending a few emails before the user name was updated. Can this be confirmed in any way?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: IP Address Terminal Command On Network?

May 27, 2009

I used to know a command that would show all of the ip address and the name of the devices on your network. I have not use the command in a while and I forgot it.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change User Account Name Or Home Directory Name?

May 20, 2012

I have renamed my home directory using the root then I restarted the computer. Then, I logged on with the same account that I have and I found that all the old folders have been moved to a new folder in the new directory under the old directory name.How to get back!I tried to rename it again by replacing the new name with the old name but it didn't work.. is there anyway to undo the change!!  
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change User Account Name Or Home Directory Name?

May 23, 2012

iMac OS X 10.6.8.  previously migrated account -- need to rename the account at the destination. Step 6 in the support page does not occur.  I never get a chance to hit OK to this: 6.  Click OK when "A folder in the Users folder already has the name 'account name'. Would you like to use that folder as the Home folder for this user account?" appears. Note: This will correct the ownership of all files in the Home folder, and avoid permissions issues with the contents. A red flag appears in the field that conflicts (either the short name or the full name). The name(s) cannot be changed! must cancel out. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Previously migrated account

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change The Ldap Ports Open Directory Uses?

Jun 20, 2012

How do I change the ports Open Directory runs on? Is there an LDAP config file somewhere? I need to change port 636 to something else

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IMac :: Won't Work With Terminal / Can't Change Password

Nov 15, 2010

my 11 year old son just told me yesterday that he forgot his password on his imac. i don't know why he would have one, but he for got and now i need a way to get it back with out restoring the mac. i heard there is a prompt in terminal to get the password and possibly change it. does anyone know what this procedure would be?

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Software :: Change/remove An Entry In Terminal?

Jan 29, 2009

I am a Mac user but do not know the technical or programming aspects of usage. A while ago I started with a new internet provider who attempted to give me a workaround to using bittorrenting without throttling (their service was being throttled by the parent line owner). The workaround involved putting some text into a Terminal window. I felt uncomfortable with this because i had heard you can really mess up your mac with Terminal if you dont know what your doing, but the guy i was talking to assured me this action he was leading me in was simple and wouldnt affect anything else. I did not finish the process he started me with (for fear of something going wrong), but I did enter enough text to wonder if its affecting my computer in some way. There are no signs of anything, but I'd rather make it as if I had never messed around with that to begin with, just incase. Its been about a month since this occured. I remember just closing the Terminal program and I havent touched it since. Can you please tell me what I can do to safely remove the entry?

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MacBook Pro :: Change Boot Options With Terminal?

Mar 25, 2012

How to Change Boot options with Terminal, or Startup Disk.

Problem I want to Install Boot Camp On my old Macbook Pro, But the "Superdrive" is not super anymore... So I only have the USB option.So I for instance partitioned my Extern HD and installed Lion in hope that it gave me the option to use the USB drive, since Boot Camp 4.0.1 have more options than 3.0.1 But all for nothing the macbook pros s EFI is set to only use the Superdriveport, and not like the Macbook air. I have seen I can use some rEFIt program to go in and change the preferred drive for starup. But I would rather like not to have a to change anything in the EFI with any program.

- So it must be possible to sort of make the Macbook Pro into an Air regarding the drives, if you know any kind of programming, which I dont.

Info:MacbookPro3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Model Number A1226

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Empty Trash May Not Delete Folders In Trash If Using Network Home Directory

Apr 23, 2012

I have two folders in my trash which I cannot empty. No matter how many times I try these folders will not go away. I have open the "info" link and marked them read and write without success.


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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Change A Local Account To A Open Directory Account?

Jun 3, 2012

is it possible to change a local account to a open directory account

Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Lion Server

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OS X :: Directory Utility And Directory App In Snow Leopard?

Jun 22, 2009

Couldn't find it anywhere! Did Apple take this off on purpose? Are they planning something new?

And also something to mention, Server Admin 10.5.6 and Apple Remote Desktop 3.2 DOES NOT WORK on Snow Leopard. The only way to manage my Server is to use Screen Sharing app <-- IT SUCK.

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OS X :: Clean Install - Restoring User Directory To 2nd Drive?

Oct 3, 2010

I am doing a clean install on my Mac Pro and want to bring in my user directory onto a 2nd drive (where it was originally).During the install, should I point to an external drive where I know have my user directory cloned and allow OS X to restore it?Should I just copy my user directory to the 2nd drive after doing the install?

Other caveats? I can foresee all sorts of potential problems. Anybody have any experience with this?I know that I will lose my apps in the process.

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Mac Pro :: Using SSD As Boot Drive - Setup - Moved User Directory?

Aug 3, 2009

If you're using SSD as boot drive what's your setup? Did you moved your user directory? Or maybe you just moved your Mail folders? Or perhaps you made no changes.

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OS X V10.4 :: Unlock Directory Window Of Internal Boot Drive?

Jan 31, 2012

Whenever I restart Tiger, it closes all the directory windows.  I thought it should preserve all the window states in Tiger when you restart. 

If I resize the directory window in my internal drive, it does not preserve the new window size.  But if I resize an external disk directory window, it preserves the new size. 

I found out from Get Info that my internal drive is locked with read only permission only, but my external drive is unlocked with read+write permission. 

How do I change the permission so the window states can be preserved on my home drive?

iMac, MacBook, PowerBook, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Auto-mount A Network Drive After Connecting To A Wireless Network?

Sep 22, 2010

I am trying to figure out how to automatically connect a MacBook to a network drive after connecting to the wireless network that the drive is connected to.

Here is the situation:

I back-up my wife's MacBook via Time Machine to an external hard drive that is connected to my Apple desktop. It works great! I even have her system setup to automatically mount the drive upon log-in. Unfortunately, after leaving our wireless signal and then coming back the time machine drive isn't automatically mounted since she isn't "logging back-in". Is there an automator script that can be built to automatically connect to drive X after connecting to wireless network Z?

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MacBook :: How To Repair / Restore Corrupted Directory On Flash Drive

Dec 2, 2014

Using a flashdrive with a 2008 mac book, I hit the flash drive and now the directories names are corrupted.  One example of the directory's name is: <$ ® ø.a¦p

I am still able to use the flashdrive and save new documents to it and create new directories.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Setup Network On 24, Have A Network Drive Installed Already?

Jun 15, 2012

Not sure even where to start. I have the Apple extreme router, WD network drive and 2 express units throughout the house. Looking to access the netwrk drive from MAcbook and TV that has internet connect through BLuRay disk.Router is behaving ok and the network drive is set up.Not sure where to from here. Any manuals available to take one through step by step?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X :: Hard Drive Partition Error - POSIX Report Directory Does Not Exist

Sep 9, 2010

I was trying to back up my MacBook to a WD 1TB external drive. It has already been used on my wife's iMac running OSX Tiger. It has had no problems. When I plugged it into my MacBook, it started freaking out immediately, and slowly creating folder after folder on my desktop. Eventually I had 46 folders that were all named the name of the hard drive. I tried to repair disk, and erase disk and partition the disk - but none of them would work. With partitioning, I get the error message: Partition failed with error: POSIX report directory does not exist.

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OS X :: Changing The Drive In Terminal Window?

Jun 2, 2009

I am a recent user of Mac and wondering about something. If I wanted to change the directory I am looking at in Command prompt in MSwindows I use a command, like unix/linux cd .. if I want to change the drive I want to explore in MS windows I use c: or d: or which ever drive I want to explore and then begin the exploration by using a dir or ls in the unix and cd to the folder.. how the l would I change drive from my primary to my seconary using the terminal window.. with a Mac? OS 10.4?

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Applications :: Unable To Use Terminal / Terminal Stucks At Blank Login Window

Oct 20, 2009

Anybody see this before? I opened up Terminal.app and the window is completely blank. There is nothing in it whatsoever. Looks as if bash never started. The title bar simply says "Terminal — login — 80x24". I can type whatever I want in the Terminal window like it's a text document and nothing happens. If I restart the computer, this seems to fix the problem, but it seems to only be a temporary fix as the issue happens again soon after.

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OS X :: Unable To Type Password In Terminal / Terminal Not Reacting To My Typing

Jan 26, 2010

I'm trying to do something in terminal, and it asks for my password. I press a letter on my keyboard, and nothing appears. I am in the right window and everything, terminal just doesn't react to my typing. However, when I click enter, it says 'Sorry,try again'. So it does react to the enter key.

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OS X :: How To Move From Boot Hard Drive To Another In Terminal

Jan 5, 2011

I am on a mac pro and I can navigate my OS drive fine in terminal but I have 3 other hard drives how to I go from my OS hard drive to one of my other hard drives?

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OS X Server :: Processes Started In Terminal End When Terminal Closed?

Jan 29, 2008

I'm running Symantec Backup Agent on our mac osx server. I start the agent in the terminal (./agent.be). It returns a notification that it started the service, however, it doesn't return to the prompt. Closing the terminal gives a warning that the process will be closed if the terminal is closed. Closing it does kill the process. Ctrl+c to return to the prompt also kills the process. So it's as if once the process is started in the terminal, nothing can be altered.

I am not much of a mac guy so please forgive me if this is a stupid question.

Anyone have any advice on how to handle this so the process is ALWAYS running?

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