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Tutorials, tips, hints, software, and howtos about Apple Mac OS X Unix operating system including MacBook Pro, MacAir, Mac Mini and server edition. ( rss feed )

How To Extract a Tar Files To a Different Directory on a Linux/Unix-like Systems

I want to extract tar file to specific directory called /tmp/data. How can I extract a tar archive to a different directory using tar command on a Linux or Unix-like systems?
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I'm a new Unix system user. How can I manage process on a FreeBSD operating systems?
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OS X: Create and use Live USB Fedora Linux Media

My new Dell Laptop has no DVD or CD drive. I'm trying to create a bootable Fedora Linux 20 USB using UNetbootin utility as described here. But, UNetbootin failed to create bootable USB image on OS X. How do I create Fedora Linux 20 USB Media in Apple OS X using command line options?
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I'm a new Apple OS X Mabbook user. I am getting an error which read as follows when I connect to any remote Linux/Unix/BSD server or machine through OS X ssh Terminal app:

ssh user@server1.cyberciti.biz
Last login: Wed Mar 26 08:45:36 2014 from
-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (UTF-8): No such file or directory

How do I fix this error?
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Mac OS X: Force Quit An Unresponsive Full Screen Application Shortcut Key

Sometime my VLC application gets crashed on a Mac OS X system. The screen goes blank and VLC stays hang running on my desktop or MacBook. How can I solve this issue and quit an unresponsive VLC application on a Mac OS X without a hard reboot?
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HowTo: Update gcutil / gcloud Components On a Linux / Unix / OS X

How can I update for Google Cloud SDK components on a Linux or OS X unix based systems?
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Mac OS X: Install wget Network Downloader Utility

I recently learned that "wget" can continue getting a partially-downloaded (resume download) file. I am unable to find wget command on Mac OS X. How do I install install wget on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion/ Mavericks / Snow Leopard)? How can I install wget in Mac OS X without 3rd-party repo such as Homebrew or MacPorts?
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Mac OS X: Install Go Programming Language

How do I install Go language on Apple Mac OS X? How to setup GO lanuage on Mac OS X? How do I install Go language version 1.2+ on OS X?
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Mac OS X: Terminal Download File Command

I often need to download files using the Terminal. However, I am unable to find the wget command on OS X. How do download files from the web via the Mac OS X bash command line option?
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SSH Into Google Cloud Compute Engine Instance Using Secure Shell Client

I need to set and test my web-app using Google cloud compute engine. How do I connect to an Instance Using ssh on Ubuntu Linux or Apple OS X based system?
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