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OpenBSD Change tty background color

Is it possible to change the background color of one or all ttys without installing any additional packages? Using a config file, or environment variable? I tried changing the text mode resolution, ...
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Why do we use cp to copy files and not dd? (in unix-derivatives)

For normal file copying in *nix, I've only ever seen people use cp (eg. cp /mnt/mydevice/myfile ~/myfile), but I eventually ran into dd, which appears to do the exact same thing (dd ...
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Backup bootable USB flash in Mac OS X

I have a bootable USB. It runs Linux. The size of USB pen is 8Gb, and linux partitions take less than 200Mb. $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Any Unix with Windows XP like fonts?

I'd like to try a Linux- or BSD-based OS on my desktop. But all distros I've seen so far have fonts that feel unnatural after Windows XP. Could you recommend a distributive or a way to make them like ...
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What value do I pass to `xrandr --output`?

I wish to add a new modeline using xrandr, however when I want to switch to the new modeline, I am asked to provide --output. The manual page doesn't explain where I can get my options from. So how ...
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Is there a command line calendar calculator?

Is there a command line calendar calculation which provides these features? Date (plus|minus) date interval calculation User specified input and output format
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Is there a way to specify the number of CPUs which NetBSD may use throughout its uptime?

I am try to solve a very weird X problem, and I have noticed that changing number of CPU cores of the machine that NetBSD runs on may help me to solve it. What I wish to do is to give NetBSD 8 cores ...
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What is the reason for rmdir(1) and rm(1) to co-exist?

I use BSD and Linux every day, I have never had a circumstance which I must use rmdir(1) rather than rm(1). What's the purpose of rmdir's existence? Thank you!
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compare cygwin to bsd

I have a Windows 7 laptop and I need UNIX/LINUX for an application. I have run across Cygwin which creates a UNIX 'shell' so that you can run software that requires this on your PC. One of the ...
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Custom router distribution

I am looking at custom router firmware and came across DD-WRT, Open-WRT, PFSense, etc. Is it possible to install whatever OS you want onto the router, assuming you have the correct drivers for the ...
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How do you create virtual folders from saved search

I would like to have on unix-like platforms, the same functionality as to Windows 7 Library folders (aka virtual folders) you see in Windows Explorer. Gnome Nautilus do that kind of virtual folders ...
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com.apple.named.conf.proxy missing

I've seen a number of references to /etc/com.apple.named.conf.proxy for use with named in Internet Sharing on Mac OSX. On my Snow Leopard 10.6.6 Macbook Pro, though, no such file seems to exist. Is ...
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How to install GCC or a compiler on FreeNAS 7.2

I have a NAS, running FreeNAS 0.7.2 (FreeBSD 7.3). I have tried to install Flexget, but it requires some pysqlite dependency. I have python 2.6 and python-setuptools. Running ...
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Is there an equivalent for AnyDVD on Unix?

What would be the equivalent to AnyDVD on Unix (linux,*bsd etc)?
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Console commands to change virtual ttys in Linux and OpenBSD

In Linux one presses Alt-F1, Alt-F2 etc to change virtual ttys. In OpenBSD one shall use Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc instead. My question is if there are console commands for these two operating systems that ...
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Mass renaming, *nix version

I was looking for a way to rename a huge number of similarly-named files, much like this one (a Windows-related question) except that I'm using *nix (Ubuntu and FreeBSD, separately). Just to sum up, ...