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Is there any rm log with removed files?

Is there any way to check what was recently removed with rm command?
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FreeBSD vs Linux from an administration standpoint

I am a huge user of Linux in a all kinds of ways for servers, desktops, etc... More recently I am wanting to try working with FreeBSD for certain features it has like ZFS and such. How much does the ...
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administer windows machine

I'm a linux user. And I need to administer (take care) of ms_windows machine. I would love to work with that computer as with linux box under full control. More specific: How I can control ...
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How to force Chrome to use proxy settings?

We're about to deploy Google Chrome to our users. The thing is, we use a proxy server to filter HTTP connections to force users to just use a handful of websites on workplace computers. So far I've ...
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Recovering from renamed user home directory

I changed the name of a user home directory, but couldn't specify this as the new home directory for that user with usermod until I logged out of that user. Not having any other user accounts, I gave ...
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linux shell installing packages automaticc

I want to install packages automatically by running a script I can write yum install php but I want it to install another package once installation of the php package is completed Is there any ...
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Ultrasurf causing huge network latency

We run a small network with a Squid proxy. Over the last few weeks, the network has been slowing down and completely stopping for no apparent reason. We discovered that it was due to some users ...
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How can I uninstall a printer that doesn't provide the 'remove' option?

I have Windows 7 (32-bit) and installed a printer. During the setup something went wrong and now I have a printer entry in the list where I can just Resolve Problems but not Remove (there is no Remove ...
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Prevent users from closing admin RDP

I am configuring a Windows 7 computer that will be administered over RDP. The PC is not member of a domain. Is there a way to prevent users from logging in locally and kicking the admin? I have no ...
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Installing multiple versions of a shared library

I am running ubuntu 10.04 and I want to use tmux 1.6. tmux has a dependency on libevent 2. My solution was to compile libevent2 and drop into /usr/local/lib then compile tmux against this lib and ...
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How would I administer my linksys router through ssh?

Most of the administrative tasks required some http service used over a web browser. Is there a way to perform adiminstrative tasks to my router through ssh? Sometimes having a GUI is not possible ...
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Is it possible to show “ New Task” of Task Manager from tasks of Task Manager only?

I work on remote Windows Server 2008 machine over RDP and frequently need to revive broken copy&pasting over RDP. Which is killing rdpclip process in Task Manger (tab "Processes") and launching ...
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List of all Windows administration command line tools [closed]

I sometimes have to use Windows command line tools like netsh, route or ipconfig. Is there a place where all the Windows administration command line tools are listed? Of course, there is MSDN for ...
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Reset Windows 7 group policy settings

For my system, there are two accounts. I applied a few changes to a secondary account via the group policy object snap-in of Window's management console. Despite applying these changes to the ...
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LDAP management hosted on linux for windows machines

I have an isolated lan with 30+ windows workstations conected to debian server. By saying isolated means that workstations do not have (and must not have) access to internet or other networks or ...
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CentOS 5.6: Setup global extensions in Firefox 10.0.1

I have setup Firefox to run off a server for a group of people, so that it runs for them without a local install. Now, I wish to also setup a few extensions globally, which would be available to all ...
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varios files like `MbcYHt` all over my filesystem. where are they coming from?

Recently, I noted that some directories of my server are cluttered with files like MbcYHt, KZDmv_, K40bS9, etc., i.e. always a filename of size 6 which seems to be base64 encoded. The file size is ...
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How do I access the Linksys E2000 wireless router setup page

I'm trying to access & configure my wireless router's options. The wireless router is a Linksys E2000 and the default gateway's IP address is 192.168.33.1 I've gotten into the router setup by ...
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Restart Solaris 10 SMF service automatically each day

I am currently facing the problem how to restart a SMF service automatically each day at a specific time. The simplest solution probably is to use cron. Currently my main objection is handling "lost ...
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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how to use mkpasswd to generate a password in shadow file in ubuntu 10 lucid

Today I upgrade my server to ubuntu 10 lucid, The first thing that occur to me is the new encrypted method, it's the default line ...
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What is the best way to manage groups of linux boxes remotely? [closed]

I'll soon have 30 boxes being used at one of our workplaces under my control and a few other groups (not as large) in separate locations. These boxes are behind a router and will occasionally need ...
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gdevilspie doesn't work on my PC

gdevilspie is a tool that allows you to write rules to move windows to any position as you wish when you open them. I have Ubuntu 11.04 with GNOME 2.32.1 on my PC. I like the features that ...
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Why insist on rolling out an MSI package?

I have created a program in Autohotkey, which creates a few shortcut keys that a whole company with 400 people wants to have installed permanently. The way I imagine the program to work is that a ...
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How to disable Wireless Administration for Belkin N150 Router?

I just discovered that although Remote Administration is disabled, I can still access And make changes to the router wirelessly! This is bad! I have already set up an admin password, but I want it to ...
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Mailman add user via email

I currently manage a mailing list hosted on a mailman service. I'd like to be able to add new users to this mailing list by sending an appropriate email to the mailman service. Is there a tool for ...
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windows runas command with elevated privileges, user in admin group

I have a windows 7 user who belongs to admin group. I want to execute sc command that requires admin privileges. I DON'T want to open an elevated cmd, want to be able to simply Win+R->Enter command, ...
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Error while installing RSAT (Remote SysAdmin Tools for Windows 7 with SP1)

I have Windows 7 SP1 32bit, and I can't install RSAT (Remote SysAdmin Tools for Windows 7 with SP1) x86. I'm getting error 0x80070442 each time. It's saying that the specified service can't be ...
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Automatic shutdown of NFSRooted machines?

I've got a server and several client computers onsite. The client computers PXEBoot and get their / via NFS from the server. The server and clients are on limited battery backup, but the power goes ...
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How to tell when a machine is fsck-ing and hasn't had a kernel panic?

I have a server with Debian on it that I regularly reboot after upgrades. Sometimes (on schedule) fsck will check a disk when the computer is booting. With the exception of sitting in front of the ...
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Cannot do sudo: “/etc/sudoers is mode 0740, should be 0440”

I have a problem: I don't have a root password on my mac. I just have an Admin account, which can do stuff using sudo. Now, I wanted to add my normal user to the /etc/sudoers file as well. Since it ...
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how to view command history of another user in linux?

Can anybody show me how to view command history of another user? I am an admin on my machine. I can see normal history by viewing /home/user_name/.bash_history but i can't see commands of that ...
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How to interpret the output of ipconfig/all?

I am shaky on network setting up concepts. When I do ipconfig/all on my machine, I get: I need to set up a basic home network and want to understand these basic things and what is going on. I ...
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Windows 7 System Crash

I am using a Laptop running Windows 7. For past few days, the system crashes for no apparent reason( as much as I know) . Either the system crashes or become unresponsive which requires a hard ...
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Disable Spell Check, Thesaurus, Dictionary (Microsoft Word 2007)

How do I disable all 'proofreading' features in Microsoft Word 2007 for all users on a local machine?
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How to delete or resize pagefile.sys?

How to delete or resize pagefile.sys in WinXP? Changing properties in "My Computer" doesn't work, changing properties in Administrative Tools > Computer Management doesn't work either.
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Determine which programs are using swap / how much

This is my first question -- I realize I may have done something wrong here, so please point me in the right direction if I have. I'm interested in figuring out which programs on my machine are using ...
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Account is in the Administrators group; why can't I modify files under “C:\Windows?”

My account is is in the Administrators group; why can't I modify files under the "C:\Windows" directory?
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how to launch app from USB with no admin rights

I want to know if there is any way to launch applications (portable ones) from a USB device, I have to mention that I am a normal user, and the box's administrator has blocked launching apps from a ...
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Is it possible to run a software from non-admin account giving it admin privilege?

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I know about the "Run as administrator". That will ask for admin password. My scenario is different. A software came with my webcam (A4 tech) works fine in admin ...
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Importance of GID and UID? [closed]

Whether we could hide the presence of a file by modifiying the gid/uid?
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Looking for a router-like web interface for my Debian gateway [closed]

Hey, I need a web interface program for my debian gateway which has the features of a router's one. Specifically, I must be able to easily Forward ports to various clients on the LAN or the router ...
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Remote access to BIOS?

I have a home server running headless (i.e. without a monitor), using ssh for remote access. This works fine most of the time, but I still need a graphics card and still need to drag out a monitor ...
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How do you convert an existing shared drive to Alfresco?

How do you best take an existing shared drive and turn it into an alfresco one? Our office uses one central shared drive to store the following: Administration Documents. Employee Schedule (in ...
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Windows 7 “stuck” on doing administrative actions on startup

This is going to be a little difficult to explain. This is a problem that started recently, every thing was working fine up until two weeks ago. After starting Windows 7 and logging in (I log on with ...
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Ubuntu removing user

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on Virtualbox in Windows 7. I gave admin permissions to a new account and deleted my old main Ubuntu user (the one with which I installed ubuntu). I also deleted the home ...
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How to define a common performance measure of desktop computers across a medium size company

I have 40 machines (from Windows XP to 7, different configurations) in my company and I am responsible for maintaining them. What I would like to do is to measure the impact of new updates and new ...
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Software to monitor desktop computers on a LAN

Do you know of a software where it can 'broadcast' the activities of a particular user? Kind of like VNC but the viewing administrator can view multiple users, possibly in separate windows?? Thanks
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How can I block specific domains on Windows, only for certain users?

I want to limit what websites I can view when logged in under an account. I don't think it's possible to accomplish this via the hosts file or router. Ideas for good/free solutions?
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log viewer on Windows, roughly equivalant to Linux's Log viewer or OSX's Console? [duplicate]

Are there any good log viewers on Windows roughly equivalent to Linux's log viewer or OS X's Console? I need to be able to tail multiple logs, with search & filtering. I've seen BareTail ...