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All About BMW Scan Tools (INPA, BMW Scanner 1.4)

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This doesn't cover every BMW scan tool out there, just the two that I happen to own. You can get BMW Scanner here: https://goo.gl/BFZoAl You can get a K+DCAN cable here: https://goo.gl/CoE1to To find out more about DiS and Progman: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561237 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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Agustin Maunier (10 days ago)
Hi, I have a E36 320i with ABS and DSC lights on...would this connect with my car and tell me what the problem is? Thank you very much
john merlino (12 days ago)
what a waste
Rohan Boswell (16 days ago)
Cant do any programming ?
Lou Primo (1 month ago)
Hi there.. Will the IMPA Cable work for a Mini Cooper R53? Is the software compatible with windows and apple or just windows? Thanks.
Yusuf (1 month ago)
Please give information about 20 pin E36 OBD scanner. On the internet there is 20 pin cable, can we use them with standard bluetooth scanners?
Ma M (1 month ago)
I have a 2001 328i Sedan with the following BMW code 127 - Activation, Solenoid Valve Suction Jet Pump Can anyone tell me where this solenoid is located? This car with M52TU engine does not have a separate solenoid attached to the Sucking Jet Pump near the brake booster as is shown in some technical service literature... what part or location does this code refer to?
david murillo (1 month ago)
This software is not the good one for working on bmw This is a cheapest basic software
Dejan Nesic (1 month ago)
Dude, could you send me the INPA software [email protected] in advance
Austin K (1 month ago)
have you tried using ista
Mahmoud Hantouli (1 month ago)
Good morning dear friend I have a question about the BMW 1.4 can you be able to change the Vin on some models and coding or reprogramming please let me know
BAims (2 months ago)
50s kid u do a nive job with ur vids hats off. I'm looking a 08 335i habe to turn car off to shift into reverse amd back on then off to switch from reverse is this soiloineds or worse please help thnx so much
B-LUCCI cope KING (2 months ago)
I have a weird problem that I think would be good for your channel my email is [email protected]
Bosman Ragga (2 months ago)
Can INPA do VVT adaptation? Learn VVT start stop positions?
DANBIMMER (2 months ago)
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/709-53476-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338475826&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.fr%2Fitm%2F192103594614
roy jennison (2 months ago)
dealers have not used DIS for about 8 to 10 years , we use ISTA-D . for diagnosis and programming too .
Angelo Santelli (3 months ago)
do any of these work with Mac (OS X El Capitan for example)?
jay turner (3 months ago)
Just picked a e46 and have been unsuccessful finding 1.4 software. I’ve bought 2 different ones of eBay and neither have worked. Any help would be great
nau reh (3 months ago)
Thanks for an excellent explanation. Good work. All the best.
ggua92722 (4 months ago)
I’m a new subscriber. Thank for the DIY videos.
Zero Hour (4 months ago)
I got mine at bimmerstuff.com, cables and software. Didnt have to deal with the viruses and torrents.
herobo123456 (4 months ago)
Ya we all know what the DISA is lol
dbush321 (3 months ago)
Google is your friend
Hona Wikeepa (5 months ago)
What computer operating system are you using?
Filip Forszpaniak (5 months ago)
Hona Wikeepa I would recommend a virtual machine with Windows XP. You can even find prepared one with inpa software preinstalled.
Julian McAlister (5 months ago)
If you could do a video of how you set up the drivers on your computer, that would be awesome. I got this scanner and was excited about doing some changes just to find I can’t find a driver for the actual scan tool itself. I’ve got the software ready to go, it’s the scanner that keeps saying it doesn’t have a driver for. I’m not sure if it’s something I’m doing or the software and tool isn’t any good. Mine looks just like yours but doesn’t have the sticker showing a BMW on the front. Any advice?
Patryk Zareba (5 months ago)
Hi there I like all yours video I learn a lots from yours videos.... What do you recommend to coding new LCM IN MY E39. ?
skulljer (5 months ago)
I realize you are just trying to help but fyi- if you let your master cyl go low enough to suck air into it ,most likely you wont get the air out without manually bleeding the mc by itself . Running the abs pump usually wont suck it off,I mean out-the air will be trapped in the master
404 GF (5 months ago)
I can’t install this on Windows 10. Will this work if I use a virtual machine
Konel (6 months ago)
Hello. How we can see the Error first date appeareance on the car? with bmw scanner 1.4 i want to see when has appeared the error for first time?
German Gedgauds (6 months ago)
I love what you are doing. Bless you!
ian young (6 months ago)
HI 50 kiD WHAT Scanner would you recommend for the new bmw, i have 2 x6 2011 and 2010 3.5 and 5.0, your recommendation would be greatly appreciated
Filip Cristian (6 months ago)
When you say they use a much more expensive cable where can you buy that cable at?
Ross Veressov (5 months ago)
its not just the cable, theres a multiplexer as well, you can buy it from BMW agents directly, it comes as a set.
anonymous user (6 months ago)
Great vid. Finally got it to download but what now lol. Can you make a video preferable with a 2011 e90 with n52 engine or any bmw about INPA. How do we use the software to diagnose issues like fuel trim, maf , 02 sensor to find issues with the car? What should 02 sensors or maf sensor be reading how to get to each menu. There's nothing on youtube in regards to simple diagnosis. Thanks in advanced
Jacob Davis (2 months ago)
anonymous user pre-cat o2 should be jumping between .1-.9V and post-cat should stay around same value ~.5V in most cars
END TIMEs Video Library (6 months ago)
Hi, I have a 2001 BMW 330i. I am told that my transmission needs to be changed because the transmission computer isn't working. By 2 BMW / German car repair shops. Is the transmission computer inside the transmission to where I have to change it or can I reprogram or purchase in transmission computer separately? I would really appreciate the help in clarifying this thank you. And thanks for your videos.
SSJGohanMlm (6 months ago)
DIS is an old ass software. Go big or go home and get the ICOM and ISTA
shelby arndts (7 months ago)
I bought the INPA k+dcan cable and I found that I need to bridge pins 7 and 8 together. There are two sets of 8 pins: one set on the motherboard, and the other on the plug. Which ones do I bridge together? UPDATE: I'm getting the error "IFH-0009: NO RESPONSE FROM CONTROLUNIT. PROGRAM WILL BE STOPPED!" What do I do?
3D_ Tech (1 month ago)
There is only one pin 7 and one pin 8. look closer at the boards and there will be labels for pins 1, 8, 9 and 16. Basically for the first and last pins on each row.
Isreal Perez (7 months ago)
So I what windows program are you using XP 7 8 or 10 and and as well as the bits 32 or 64-bit I just also need to know do you have a Oracle on how to install this right
Touring USA (7 months ago)
Can EWS and DME be re-synced with either of these pieces of software?
Filip Forszpaniak (5 months ago)
Touring USA yes, I think it can be done by inpa
Peter Lachina (7 months ago)
When i buy the K+DCan cable, will connecting the cable automatically install the INPA software or do i download it somewhere else? Wich is the most cost effective software to register a new battery, i have seen DIS, INPA, NCS EXPERT, NOW, bmw scanner cable. please and thank you!
Nick Littlewolf (6 months ago)
one purchasing a k+dkan cable is should come with cd with inpa software v5.0.2and or v5.0.6 also has instructions in a pdf file i believe on how to install.
rebel e46 (7 months ago)
Does the engine have to be to scan your car?
Isreal Perez (7 months ago)
What os on you're computer for this to work
David Nguyen (7 months ago)
Hi Jason, I need help with my e60 M5. I’m trying to determine what code 279D is, it sounds like it has to do with my electric fan final stage. But I’m not sure. I’ve read online that it could be the relay. Or some electrical problem. Here’s why I think that, I just changed my gas tank vent valve because of code 273c. I cleared the code but it came back on. I also had code 2b52, for electric transmission oil pump, I couldn’t locate the unit next to my 6 speed transmission. So I clear the code and it didn’t come back on. I talked to the part guy at the dealer he said the unit is on passenger side of the transmission I checked but didn’t see it. Now, I’m not sure what to do. The car has 93K miles. I don’t mind changing parts but when the part is changed the code should clear out but it didn’t, I’m thinking it could be an electrical problem.
sgfreak96 (7 months ago)
Question, for the vanos. Should those numbers match up 100% exactly? Mine are off in small amounts. I can upload a video if you wouldn't mind checking.
greg galicia (7 months ago)
50skid, I am having a level control system malfunction. Been to two independent dealers and they could not figure how to recode this thing. e70 X5. I need to reset the ride height. Does this have that capability on any of these two scanner?
Reno Balkan (7 months ago)
Do you know if the battery can be programmed with any of those two softwares? 2003 x5.. 4.6is Thanks
Mario (8 months ago)
My version of INPA had far less stuff (for e46 N46B18 engine). Any clue if different engines might have more or less tests etc?
Ben Crosbie (8 months ago)
Had a new abs module changed and brakes all good working order but the abs light wont clear off! Maybe it needs coding? whats the best cheapest kit to go for?
50sKid (8 months ago)
inpa
Carlos Largaespada (8 months ago)
Hey 50's kid, I'm a big fan of all your videos. Than you for all you do!
Theresa Fallon (8 months ago)
I put a new(er) transfer case actuator arm on my 2011 BMW X3. The dealer wants $2,200 to replace and reprogram. Can one of these tools reprogram it?
Serkan Varol (8 months ago)
What do you think about foxwell nt510? Have you ever used it?
Russ Weed (8 months ago)
Changed the valve cover gasket on my 2007 328xi now need to reset the Vvt , which software and wire would be best thanks, great video, and what version of windows? Thank you
John Gonzalez (8 months ago)
How the oil and service intervals can be set or modified with pasoft for like 7000 miles instead of the long 15000??
Carlos Martinez (9 months ago)
Im starting to fix cars, what kind of scanner do u recomiend for any cars.so it can read abs, airbag, transmission and engine. Thank you
ygtcbee23 (6 months ago)
Thanks for the video! In the nes video will you include Rhiengold software overview for these cables?
50sKid (9 months ago)
I'll have a review coming up on one you might be interested in
Dr.Venkatesh Rajagopalan (9 months ago)
Does the BMW scanner cable + software work on F10 or F30 models? can it be used to detect the actual mileage of the car (I mean if tampered)
puttitat2 (9 months ago)
You do realize that BMW scanner van code as well, right? Just double click the module shortcode. It's SO easy with that software.
Nhyiraba Latif (9 months ago)
Hi please can you recommend a newer scan tool of this one that can support latest BMW vehicles?
Andi Selaj (10 months ago)
Just to clear up the general confusion that surrounds the Fuel Trims: Adaptiv Fuel Trim - Low engine load - Low engine speed Multiplicative Fuel Trim - Medium engine loads - medium engine speed Both of these are long term and integrator is the short term fuel trims. As for WOT operation the engine doesn't use closed loop, but defaults to a pre-programmed map for WOT and runs the engine rich.
Carlos Morgan (10 months ago)
Beware do not buy cables/software from www.bcables.com Does not work Garabage from there
sledge beast (10 months ago)
Does the INPA "activate" section you were showing allow  turning on/off the cooling fan?
mehdi a (11 months ago)
Are you able to check the engine oil level using INPA software?
Leo Saenz (11 months ago)
What about Mini Cooper??
joyce liz (9 months ago)
Try it foxwell nt510bmw, it can scanner mini cooper
MrPitatom (11 months ago)
Hi 50's kid. I have the D-Kcan cable. I can use this on my 320ci E46, my 745li e66, and my e70 X5. I connected the cable to my daughters boyfriends 330i E46, and DIS could not automatically identify the car. When I did a manual scan, it only could communicate with the DME module. All other modules could not be detected or scanned. Same thing using INPA. Do you have any thoughts on the matter? Cheers.
Ivailo Dombev (8 months ago)
Make sure you are running Windows XP (You can make a virtual machine with WinXP and share your USB Ports). For the e46 the K+DCAN cables need to have their 7 and 8 pin connected so the software can communicate with the vehicle. Have in mind that this will make the newer models unreadable. (If you can make a switch which connects pin 7 and 8 and when you need to scan older vehicles just turn it on, if you need to work on newer cars switch it off) I am not sure if I explained it good enough.
Mihai Vlad (11 months ago)
inpa is not for bmw e36?
Ben (9 months ago)
INPA doesnt really program (from what I know). You need NCS Expert to change the parameters in the BMW computer systems. INPA can clear codes and check all kinds of cool stuff, but NCS Expert is for coding. Yes, to code E36 I believe you need a proper ADS interface (read, cable). Generally these are connected to real serial ports (not a USB to Serial converters).
Mihai Vlad (10 months ago)
Ben Wall i know cables FOR e36 is different, but the program is working ? On e36?
Ben (9 months ago)
Mihai Vlad INPA definitely is for E36. I use it on E36 and E46, but the cables are different. If your E36 has the Pac man connector under the hood, you need an ADS cable. Google for "tiny ADS" (https://openlabs.co/projects/Tiny-ADS-Interface) . Some guy makes a board for it that is like the obd2 port cable shown at the front of this video.
Deiwux Cepka (1 year ago)
Hi,how to change inpa errors language in english?
Anh Bui Tho (1 year ago)
What a good guy, Thank for sharing and your funny at the end of video.
uldis zauers (1 year ago)
i got DCAN cable ant cant get on it in windows10 any help
Ivailo Dombev (8 months ago)
Make virtual machine with WinXP to get it running
A Woodman (1 year ago)
What is the best scanner to tell me what wheel sensor is out
50sKid (1 year ago)
INPA
Rusmir Hrkic Rusko (1 year ago)
Thanks for the video.I just play with some cables in my car,and now I have Airbag light.Can I turn off that light with this cable and software on my bmw 1 e87 from 2006?
Dopamine P (1 year ago)
Do these work with macbooks?
50sKid (1 year ago)
no you'd have to run a virtual machine with virtualbox
Jp Coward jr (1 year ago)
can you use any OBDII scanner on the E46 BMW?
50sKid (1 year ago)
yes
Star Ships (1 year ago)
howcome you had misfire on cylinder 4 and 2?
Natalie Jane (1 year ago)
Hi Jayson, im planning to take my e46 2001 for emission it has no plate yet. im suspecting that my 02 sensor might fail? (i just said it might fail cause previous owner didnt replace it and i cant put it on the road so im assuming it will fail no way to drive on actual road? i cannot put it on the road cause it has no plate...so i cant put 02 sensor to work that good. but i do have INPA do you think just by using INPA i could determine if my 02 sensor fails? correct me if im wrong but to test 02 sensor does it really need to put in the road? or could i just rev my car and warm it for a while in the garage and hook my INPA to test my 02 sensor? if possible? what are the thresholds of a good o2 sensor? thank you very much.
50sKid (1 year ago)
You don't have to drive it, you can just run it. Yes you can use INPA to see if the O2s are working. A good precat O2 sensor will cycle between 0.1v and 0.9v.
War Cry (1 year ago)
Hey 50s kid I have a 325 an did a 330 swap do u kno how to flash the 325 ecu to b a 330 ecu?
Taurus Dowdy (1 year ago)
50s Kid can i use anyone of the cables to register my battery in my e65?
Taurus Dowdy (1 year ago)
Thanks
50sKid (1 year ago)
You should be able to do that in INPA
Quartz Nation (1 year ago)
Which one can reset the battery adaption..when you change out the battery it needs to be reset as you know..and which one can also program the locks to automatically lock after driving from a start position? Thanks cool vid
minidonyel (5 months ago)
Quartz Nation
Ivailo Dombev (8 months ago)
You can code it with NCS Expert. A lot of information on the forums - bimmmerworld, e46fanatics. It's easy if you know what you're doing. For the NCS Expert you will need the K+DCAN cable with the INPA software(They come in pairs)
Alex O'Dell (1 year ago)
Quartz Nationz The e46 model in this video does not need to be coded. The e90 does however...
joe G (1 year ago)
How about galletto 1260
Gregory Brown (1 year ago)
Hey bought one of these software for my windows 10 and I somewhat got it to execute. I plug it to the OBDII connector and witching 10 min my car battery was drained. Has anyone else had or have this issue.
Bill Bhadal (1 year ago)
Is there any way you can code BMW Mini one r56 2007 ABS pump with INPA
50sKid (1 year ago)
yes
blackpassenger (1 year ago)
by the way, just discovered those hidden OBC test functions. do you know anything about them?
Axel Hil (1 year ago)
Hi! This is hidden function that is provided by board diagnostic computer. It gives you general information
blackpassenger (1 year ago)
whaaaaaat? you dont know about the OBC test functions? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twM7NchxjXI
50sKid (1 year ago)
whatchoo talkin bout?
blackpassenger (1 year ago)
cool. gotta get the inpa scanner. my fuel consumption suddenly increase. I threw in some new plugs and its still burning a lot of gas. about to replace the fuel filter. any other suggestions? no check engine light, no misfire. still runs fine, except for the increased fuel consumption
blackpassenger (1 year ago)
just replaced my fuel filter with your direction from another of your vids. the contents of the filter was filthy (pun intended) and gas mileage went back to normal. oh and i finally got the hidden obc to function properly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twM7NchxjXI
blackpassenger (1 year ago)
cool
50sKid (1 year ago)
Start watching my fuel trims videos and common vacuum leaks videos and so on. Dig into this area of diagnosis and you'll get the tools to find your answer
blackpassenger (1 year ago)
how do i correct that? it just started happening suddenly.
50sKid (1 year ago)
You probably have high fuel trims causing increased consumption.
Spartan (1 year ago)
Could I use my BMW 1.4 scanner for INPA?
50sKid (1 year ago)
afraid not
valleynomad (1 year ago)
Thanks for very informative video. But they seem to be for E series. Are there similar ones for F series? I know about ISTA+ (i.e. ISTA-D). But it is too CPU-intensive for my laptop. I am looking for something lighter.
50sKid (1 year ago)
ISTA is the only thing I know about
Thieu Bui (1 year ago)
Do you know where I can get a copy of the inpa installion? I bought the k cable but the install disc doesn’t want to read? Do you know if the scanner 1.4 read the 7 series e66?
50sKid (1 year ago)
I actually have a video now on how to install inpa -- search my channel to find it.
Sparky Patriot (1 year ago)
Did the BMW Scanner 1.4.0 plug connect to the OBD-II port under the dash, or the BMW service port under the hood?
50sKid (1 year ago)
+Sparky Patriot obd
carlose0826able (1 year ago)
Can you also reset the seat belt light ?
carlose0826able (1 year ago)
Can you use this to do any sort of tuning ?
Superjayjaysaiyn (1 year ago)
im stuck in transport mode.....my radio turns off and central locking dont work.....need help with installed inpa....ty
bimmer325cic lee (1 year ago)
hi 50 kid. thx for newly updated videos. Wondering do one of these scanner remove air bag warning sign on the cluster? I removed air bag to do something and plug back one of the plug wrong way. Now I have air bag warning light. thx
bimmer325cic lee (1 year ago)
50sKid hi 50 kid. thx for response. I got into eBay and checked BMW 1.4.0 OBD and found that it supports 2001 to 2002. Mine is 2004 e46 which means that it is not going to work?.
bimmer325cic lee (1 year ago)
50sKid thank you
50sKid (1 year ago)
Yes both INPA and bmw scanner can reset the airbag lights.
Ahmed Ibrahim (1 year ago)
thank you so helpful can i use inpa software by bmw scanner cable or versa?!
bob campbell (1 year ago)
50s Kid hi,   I apologize but I could  not find  any of your videos on airbags, so I felt this area was closest to my problem.My wife took our 330 bmw (2001 with 81,000 mile, purchased new) into Center BMW in Van Nuys for the free airbag switchout required by the recall.  When she got the car back the radio light would not come on.   So she drove out the exit and right back into the entrance and complained but they refused to correct their error saying they did nothing having to do with the radio.  So we all know those wires run behind the dash and all over the place.   With something like this, how would you go about handling it?  What is the likelihood that this issue is just co-incidental? bob
bob campbell (1 year ago)
50s Kid hi... when your radio went dead, though in this case it is just the radio display light, how did you fix it.  Also the mechanic told my wife he never disconnected that battery when changing the new air bag.  This is a violation of bmw protocols.  What do you think?  bob
50sKid (1 year ago)
It kind of sounds co-incidental. The display on my original radio went dead at some point too.
bob campbell (1 year ago)
50s Kid Hi and thanks for being there in the o-zone.   I am going to need to update my DME program.  I live in the Lake Balboa area not too far from you.  Is there an INDY shop that can do the update instead of having to take it to a dealer.  Can you give me a recommendation.  2974 code problems...     Thanks bob
50sKid (1 year ago)
I really don't know of any shops that I can personally recommend, but I do see all sorts of "bavarian" places around here. Just do some searching and call them up and ask if they can update your DME and how much it'll cost. Most of them probably can.
Uptown Photography NJ (1 year ago)
Have you ever used or any opinion with the....Bavarian Technic Basic Cable. I am trying to figure out which one to buy for a Twin Turbo 2008 335XI E90 model.... Thanks and nice clear video...
50sKid (1 year ago)
never heard of it
sirNemanjapro (1 year ago)
Please do a video on Coding.
Matthew Scheffler (1 year ago)
hey what do the 7 and 8 pins look like in the cable is it a 8 pin delete model a 7 and 8 connected or 7 and 8 independent.
Carol Gowie (1 year ago)
Brake light
Haute Cuisine (1 year ago)
Awesome video, I just bought two obd2 read scanners for code reading, Autel Maxiscan MS300 and MS509 for factory specific code reading. Works well but cannot do reprogramming like changing the values. The Autel tablet models, higher end units can check for like power window malfunction and steering angle sensor all that. Your units are great value, I should get them too. Great video thanks
STANLEY MOISE (1 year ago)
Nobody who’s making this video provides no links on where to download these softwares. You guys sucks.
50sKid (1 year ago)
google is your friend. If I can find it, you can find it.
Sroor9001 (1 year ago)
I got inpa scan information on German how to change it to English ?
Bmw M3 e46 (1 year ago)
or you can get a translator app that translates any words your cursor points to
greg h (1 year ago)
there must be a version for english speaking countries v.s germany. your version you demonstrated has alot of english mixed in with some german. he may have gotten a pure german version
50sKid (1 year ago)
It is factory software for germany so there is no English
Cole Hurtado (1 year ago)
Do these scanners work for a 07 335i e90?
TARZAN (1 year ago)
so what the hell do i do with my round obd on my 98 e39 saloon 😭
Enrique Inurrieta (1 year ago)
You buy the adaper cable: Trapezoidal at one end, 16 pin round OBD II plug. Loads of them on EBay
Sroor9001 (1 year ago)
50sKid hi 50s kid I want to you to make a video how to connect this cable to dis it's working with inpa flawlessly after welding point 7&8 but for dis I've seen you have to go for calibration screen then go to easy edibas but it's not working it give me calibration screen and stuck on that I have Windows 7 32 bit and dis 57 and always getting no connection and low voltage check battery so how to solve this hope you make a video for this
TARZAN (1 year ago)
sweet man i have this dumb fingle flash sytem atm counting how many flashes then finding them on the codes list is so crappy..
50sKid (1 year ago)
They make an adapter for it. You can get them on eBay.
David Westernall (1 year ago)
Not sure if you are interested as this is an old video but some out of date stuff here. INPA, DIS, PROGMAN etc are very old and we do not use them anymore, ista/p and ista/d replaced them around 2011. The cable we use is an ICOM (several versions of these, newer models need newer versions) and they connect over IP. The cable from eBay acts as an ICOM emulator over serial, ISTA/D and /P are slow over ICOM, over emulated serial they would be really bad.
David Westernall (1 year ago)
Not sure how much fun you will have with ISTA, especially on the diag side; you're certainly a get stuff done no nonsense type of person and the people that wrote ISTA were the opposite. ISTA/D however does contain the full TIS documentation. ISTA/P however is far better than progman for programming and coding. For an ICOM the ICOM A2+B+C will be best, you only need ICOM Next if working on 2012+ cars.
50sKid (1 year ago)
Yeah a couple of people have told me about ISTA and I have yet to sit down and play around with it, but I will in the near future and do a video on it as well. Thanks for the info about the ICOM cable.
joseph taye (1 year ago)
Does impa software work with Apple laptop?
50sKid (1 year ago)
No it's for windows

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