Mac OS X

Programmatically suspending, quitting, and resuming Parallels Desktop for scheduled backup

I wanted to do automatic scheduled backups with the awesomely amazing SuperDuper!. The computer to be backed up was a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. But the problem was that Parallels Desktop was running all the time. And everyone knows that when you try to back up open files that may be changing, Bad Things Happen.

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Negative deletion

I'm confused...does this mean Leopard is actually creating files?

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Example: How to install a package for R on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Assuming that you already have the R statistics program installed on your Mac, the following can be used to install a package from the command line.

First, get the .tgz file (we'll use plotrix as the package we want to install):

$ curl http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/universal/contrib/r-release/plotrix_2.6-1.tgz > plotrix_2.6-1.tgz

Check that R is properly installed:

$ which R
/usr/bin/R

Install the package:

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Blast2GO BLAST results not opening in Mac web browser

If you use Blast2GO on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (and haven't been derailed completely by Apple moving Java Web Start around), you might have run into the issue of not being able to view BLAST results in a web browser. Blast2GO even helpfully opens a window for you to choose which browser you want to use, but no matter what you select, nothing happens.

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