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How to use command line whois for “spam infected” domains like apple.com?

In short: is there any way to get the full whois-details for domains like apple.com, using the command line on Max OS X? Running whois on the command line for, for example, apple.com is like ...
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Get MP3 Length in Linux / FreeBSD

I have a bunch of mp3 files with various length. I want to cut it down to 50%-60% length. Says, from 1 minute down to 30 seconds. It should be trivial using ffmpeg. But, I don't know how to determine ...
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what does the @ symbol mean in ls -l directory listing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ls -la symbolics… what does that last symbol mean? When I run ls -l on my mac I see two .yml files: -rw-r--r-- 1 aa staff 6 Apr 15 05:50 s1.yml -rw-r--r--@ ...
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Inverse multiplexing to speed up file transfer

I have send a large amount of data from one machine to another. If I send with rsync (or any other method), it will go at a steady 320kb/sec. If I initiate two or three transfers at once, each will go ...
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What does kill -3 mean?

I know kill -9 mean, but anyone can explain what does kill -3 mean? Any special signal it sends out?
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NetBSD, OpenBSD, *BSD and FreeBSD compared

I recall reading a comparison of NetBSD and FreeBSD a few years back, and in 2000 (okay many) it looked like NetBSD forked processes better, while FreeBSD threaded better, and so, for Apache 1 NetBSD ...
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Is it possible to dd the current disk you are booted off?

I have a copy of FreeNAS running off a live USB disk. And I'd like to make a backup of it. While trying to avoid breaking a perfectly working system, would I be able to dd the disk while the OS is ...
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Creating MP4 videos ready for HTTP streaming

How can I convert some.flv or some.avi or some.wmv with FFmpeg to be sure that this video will be playable and seekable in JW Player?
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What prevents rm /dev/null?

What is the mechanism by which rm /dev/null is prevented? Specifically on FreeBSD, but I'm just as interested in all other Unix based systems.
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How to see network traffic per interface in FreeBSD?

want to see an amount of traffic passed through interface since boot. It's an ISPManager VDS with FreeBSD 8.0, and ifconfig -L epair521b -B does nothing. Want to have output like Linux's ifconfig: ...
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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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How to set static IP address on the FreeBSD machine?

I have a FreeBSD machine running on a virtual machine. I am using SUN Virtual Box. I need to set static IP address to this machine. So that I can access this machine. Is there anyway to do this ?
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What to do if kill -9 doesn't work?

I've got a pesky process (in this case, a stranded process that was supposed to be running in iPhone Simulator (now long quit). 97442 ?? 0:00.00 (MyProcess) I've tried everything I can ...
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Feedback on Using ZFS and FreeBSD

I need to create a server that will be used solely for backing up files. The server will have 2TB of RAID-5 storage to begin with but I may want to add additional storage later on. As such, I am ...
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Setting up a home server - what to use? (ZFS vs btrfs, BSD vs Linux, misc other requirements)

I need to get all our home content off individual machines and onto a central server. What I'd like to have is the metaphorical "server under the stairs". Stuff we need: expandable storage. I ...
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Has anyone successfully configured mutt for GMail on FreeBSD? If so, how?

I've tried following the instructions here and here. Currently, I can read email from my GMail account, but not send—this is on a personal computer, so even if I configured Sendmail, I doubt any of ...
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What does the command CD do?

Not realising I had caps-lock on, I typed CD into the command prompt on my mac. Surprisingly, it didn't error. which CD shows me /usr/bin/CD. And if I examine that file, it looks like this: ...
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encrypted backups for Linux and FreeBSD readable for both

I have a Linux and a FreeBSD computer, both encrypted (LUKS and geli respectively). I am wondering how to make backups that would also be encrypted and would be readable to both (so that if one of the ...
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Securing FreeBSD in single user mode

I have been shown that a FreeBSD system can easily be accessed in single user mode without the root password. Using the passwd command will allow anyone withh physical access to the system to change ...
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List Of Free OS Or Technical Books [closed]

In the spirit of this question on stackoverflow.com I would like to compile a list of open source/creative commons/public domain technical guides. My original thought was to list books only for ...
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Recommended media server software for FreeBSD for UPnP/DLNA [closed]

The list of media servers on Wikipedia is a bit overwhelming and I've had experience with firefly not being well maintained with regards to keeping up with newer standards. My specific need is being ...
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How to mount NFS export on Mac OS X?

I have FreeBSD (test.local) box configured as NFS server. And I'm trying to mount its NFS sharing form my mac (hhmm.local) /nfs hhmm.local /nfs has 777 permission. And I checked from mac that ...
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GIT not cloning on FreeBSD?

I'm running a FreeBSD 8.2 server with GIT 1.7.4.1 Attempting to clone anything, like $ git clone https://github.com/joyent/node.git node ends up, quickly, giving me this Cloning into node... ...
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Alternative to Ubuntu

After a battle of trying to get my monitors working on Ubuntu, I have given up Ubuntu as my primary development platform. I am seeking for a more stable OS with the following criterion: GCC Python ...
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How do I add a location to my path in Unix?

I am using a default installation of FreeBSD, with the C shell (csh). Suppose I have a command I can run by executing this: /sbin/abc, but cannot run by executing abc. How can I set certain path or ...
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List directories containing files that match a regular expression

I would like to set up a simple filtering system on my FreeBSD server that allows me to create arbitrary "views" of directories. For instance, I'd like to be able to list all directories that match ...
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Unable to do passwordless login to FreeNAS

I'm trying to use this command to allow me passwordless login to a FreeNAS box: cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh root@server.com 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' But I get: ...
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How to mount Amazon S3 bucket to a directory on FreeBSD?

I can't find a solution on how to mount an Amazon S3 bucket to an existing directory on FreeBSD. I suspect, I need to install port fusefs-s3fs. But how should I configure it? I can't find any info.
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Potential SSH security problem?

I just did a 'netstat -a' on my FreeBSD machine. I discovered the following: Active Internet connections (including servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp4 0 40 ...
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Getting Node.js 0.4.2 to build/install on FreeBSD 8.2 amd64

I've tried getting this working a few different ways: building from ports (/usr/ports/www/node) git clone -> ./configure, ./make git clone -> ./configure, ./gmake But it always ends up ...
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Transferring existing files from ext3 to ZFS (on FreeBSD)

I use an old machine as a file server, for backups, and as a testbed for development. I currently have Debian installed, but I'm very interested in FreeBSD because of ZFS: I really, really like its ...
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ZFS Hard Drive Configuration in FreeNAS

I've been messing around with FreeNAS installed on a USB Flash Drive for a week or so, just testing all the services and possible hard drive configurations utilizing ZFS. It's a pretty neat setup but ...
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FreeBSD compatibility layer on Linux

I am aware of Linux mode on FreeBSD, where Linux binaries can seamlessly be executed in FreeBSD. From the FreeBSD handbook: In effect, there is a Linux kernel in the FreeBSD kernel. The various ...
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ZFS performance issue

i recently set up a FreeNAS server with the following specs: 2.2Ghz AMD Processor 5GB RAM (just put in what i had) 500GB system drive (with a data partition, probably UFS?) 2x1TB data drives in a ...
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What's the difference between these Linux distros ? (Nov 09)

So over the past couple of weeks, there have been new versions of : FreeBSD (v8) OpenSuse (v11.2) Ubuntu (v9.10) Fedora 12 and a new version of Redhat is due in January 2010.(apparently). What ...
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Running FreeBSD binaries on Linux

In general, will binaries built on FreeBSD run on Linux operating systems, especially Ubuntu?
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Grep all files in a directory and print matches with filename

I have a list of log files that I create as part of a video encoding script that I wrote. I would like to search all of them and print out certain statistics from the encode - how fast they were ...
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FreeBSD with gnome?

Currenty I am using Ubuntu on my Desktop, but want to give FreeBSD a try. I know that there is a PCBSD but it uses KDE, which I am not a big fan of. So Wondering how to set up FreeBSD with Gnome, ...
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Is the space character a valid FreeBSD password?

Is the space character " " a valid FreeBSD password?
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How can I monitor battery state on a laptop running FreeBSD 8?

Is there any console tool that can be used to view battery status on a laptop (Dell Vostro A860) ?
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Get temperature of CPU (Intel Core i5) in FreeBSD

Does anyone know how to get the temperature of an Intel Core i5 processor in FreeBSD? Relevant info: Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 OS: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE (64bit) ...
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daemontools and ulimit

I have a daemontools service whose /service/myservice/run contains: #!/bin/sh exec setuidgid someuser somecommand Now, if I run this as a script directly from a root shell, somecommand will get a ...
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How to install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD?

How do you install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD Testing (Wheezy/Sid)? $ apt-get install lsof Package lsof is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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How to paste yanked text to vim command-line?

Hi is there any way I can paste the yanked text from a vim buffer to a vim command line, as I need to search for some file names which appear in current open text and I have to manually type the file ...
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Setting up most secure personal computing environment possible

I'm trying to set up the most secure personal computing environment possible with the following requirements: most secure OS(in relative terms) that is freely available(I'm guessing FreeBSD) ...
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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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FreeBSD sysctl.conf kernel.panic parametr?

There is a kernel.panic param in Linux's /etc/sysctl.conf to auto-reboot the OS when the kernel crashes. Is there anything like this in FreeBSD?
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How can I enable backspace key in VI?

I have bare-bone FreeBSD installation. No package installed. And VI doesn't accept backspace key. (I pressed backspace key but nothing happen) How can I enable backspace key in VI? Oh, and I'm using ...
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FreeBSD with 64 CPUs

I have a quad socket octo-core system running FreeBSD. Currently, I need to turn off HyperThreading to get it to boot, as FreeBSD only supports 32 CPUs. There were some patches made awhile ago ...
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Why can't my FreeBSD 6.1 (vmware player client under Win7) do DNS in Bridged mode

I have a 64-bit FreeBSD 6.1 client, running under Windows 7 (64-bit) via VMWare player 3.0, with networking set to bridge mode. DHCP goes fine on boot... I get correct adress/gateway/nameserver ...