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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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Filesystem for UNIX (Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux) [closed]

I have some Linux (Arch/Fedora/Ubuntu), FreeBSD and solaris (open indiana) desktop machines. What is the best filesystem that can be used in all of them. I want to use it in some external hard drives. ...
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Why are parentheses and numbers used in FreeBSD documentation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the parentheses and number after a Linux command or C function mean? I just installed FreeBSD 8.2 using a DVD ISO and I'm a first time user of FreeBSD. I wonder ...
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mv - move dir with destination-dir having the same subdirs as source-dir

In FreeBSD (I suppose it works like Linux et al in this regard), I'd like to move src_parent/mydir to dst_parent/mydir. dst_parent/mydir already exists, and it contains some subdirs that's also ...
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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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Cron alternative with timeouts and second resolution

Do you know an alternative to cron daemon that has second resolution, timeouts, and advanced system for error reporting? But it should be lightweight and should support different platforms(linux and ...
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wget doesn't see proxy under cron

I'm new to freebsd and have a problem: my script uses wget. when I call it from the command line it works fine and I see the output like this: --2011-09-22 15:55:58-- ...
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why doesn't broadcast ping work?

I have Freebsd as a router. Local network is on interface sk0: inet 10.254.239.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.254.239.255 In my local network I have a computer(windows 7) that gets it's ...
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exec command “who”: Broken Pipe && “ps”:bad namelist

I typed "who" under Freebsd4.5, the information showed as below: stdout: Broken pipe ...... but showed "test ttyp0 Sep 20 20:39 (192.X.X.8)"last line. and exec command ps, it returns ...
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Questions about installing BSD on a *technically* external HDD

A little bit of background: 1) I have a 160 GB hard drive from a netbook 2) I also have a SATA->USB enclosure that the drive fits in perfectly Now, I'd like to install some flavor of BSD (probably ...
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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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freebsd post-installation issues

I've installed freeBSD 8.2 and now trying to get GUI working. I did install KDE and related packages from sysinstall. On bootup, at shell prompt, when I do X or Xorg, screen goes blank and I cannot ...
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How to make freebsd box accessible from internet?

I have a freebsd box sitting at home. I want my friends to be able to access that via ssh. Basically I want to make it some sort of server where they can have an account. How can I do that? It ...
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Mouse back/forward buttons in FreeBSD under VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 Host: Windows 7 (laptop with touchpad). Guest: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (yesterday's) vmmouse driver: 12.6.9_1 (from ports) The problem: xev doesn't see mouse back/forward ...
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Encrypt file on FreeBSD

I can't get mcrypt to work on a FreeBSD server ([Bus error 10]). GPG doesn't work, it says it cannot open /dev/tty. Any ideas? Also, I kind need to be able to decrypt the file on (Ubuntu) Linux. I ...
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How to encrypt a large file with limited disk quota?

On a FreeBSD server, is there any way to encrypt a file, which is probably 90%+ of my quota? I thought of using split, then after encrypting a file, delete the original.. but then, when I have all ...
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FreeBSD 8.2: Keystrokes in Bash do not show up

I just installed the latest FreeBSD 8.2 distro using Parallels Desktop. Problem: Whatever I type in the Bash/Shell it is not echoed on the screen. It's behaving like a password prompt. As soon I hit ...
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FreeBSD 8.2 : Can't login x window session (gnome)

Environment: OS: FreeBSD 8.2 64 bit GNOME: I don't know how to check gnome's version in console. I install it from the latest port collection via internet. Issue: Each time I boot the OS, it ...
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SSH registration script

Could anyone write or help me write a bash script that would do the fallowing: New user connects to my FreeBSD server and log-ins via SSH with certain credentials like 'user registration, pass ...
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Hardsubbing MKV files that use .ass subtitles and embedded fonts

This question pertains only to Linux and FreeBSD. I have several soft subbed anime mkv files that I need to hardsub. they are all using .ass subtitles with embedded fonts. for example mkvinfo on one ...
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FREEBSD Jails in MAC OS X

I was wondering if, Are FreeBSD Jails available on MacOSX or Perhaps an equivalent?
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How to get all hardlinks to the same data?

Have several hardlinks to the same file. How (for example) by one file(hardlink) get others pointing to the same data? No real task. Just interesting. May be useful.
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Running emacs in GNU Screen overrides .emacs settings for [home] key binding in FreeBSD 8.2

If I use the following .emacs file, I am able to go to the beginning/end of the current line using the home/end keys as I would expect. (keyboard-translate ?\C-h ?\C-?) (add-to-list 'load-path ...
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How to make [home] go to beginning of line instead of beginning of buffer?

I know there is an existing shortcut to do this but I'd like to have the home key mapped to beginning-of-line instead of beginning-of-buffer. I tried putting this in my ~/.emacs file but it seems ...
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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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Freebsd (Freenas 8) and robocopy gives Error 5 Time-Stamping Destination File WHy?

I have a NAS running FreeBSD/FreeNas 8.0.4 When I copy files from a windows system to it via SMB/CIFS normally (explorer/copy) it all goes fine. User can create/delete/update files When i attempt ...
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How to dump data to DVD when the disk space reach 80% on RAID 1, and clean the dumped space from disk after burn

How to monitor in unix (FreeBSD) /linux (CentOS 5.6) the disk space if its greater or equal to 80%? If its equal or greater then 80%. How can i tell dump the data from a specific /misc/ folder to ...
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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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Running FreeBSD binaries on Linux

In general, will binaries built on FreeBSD run on Linux operating systems, especially Ubuntu?
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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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tool to select wireless network at boot time in freebsd?

I routinely connect to different networks at work, home etc. currently I'm managing these via wpa_supplicant. I'm on freebsd9 (CURRENT) I'm wondering if there is a way to use some sort of interactive ...
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nanobsd.sh outputs ': not found'

[root@bsd /root]# uname -a FreeBSD bsd.localdomain 7.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE #0: Thu Feb 17 03:51:56 UTC 2011 root@walker.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 When I run, ...
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Can not get to ect directory in FreeBSD

For the life of me I can not get to the /ect directory after doing a new FreeBSD 8.2 i386 version. Basically if I type cd / and then do an ls I can see it but if i try cd /ect this does not work from ...
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Is the space character a valid FreeBSD password?

Is the space character " " a valid FreeBSD password?
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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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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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VMware Fusion and FreeBSD: can't create static IP and can't keep dynamic IP

I need a FreeBSD VM running on a new Mac machine. This is in order that I can test changes to the web server running on FreeBSD (company policy is that we test changes on an instance with a similar ...
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Grub on FreeBSD

I am new to FreeBSD world and currently using pfsense as a guest on Virtualbox. FreeBSD comes with default BTX bootloader. I want to replace it with Grub. I tried running grub-install on /dev/ad1 or ...
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Best way to protect a server with encryption

I am planning to deploy a server at a customer location, probably either of linux/bsd based system. How can I ensure that the server is protected from data-theft/replication, for eg. someone(maybe ...
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Linux software RAID 1 without metadata on the drives (still mountable without the raid setup)

I know I can simply create a degraded raid array and copy the data to the other drive like this: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb1 But I want the specific disk to ...
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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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FreeBSD: Using rsync to backup a Windows-hosted share over Samba

I am trying to backup a Windows-hosted share, using rsync, from a FreeBSD8.2 box: bash$ sudo -i bash# uname -a FreeBSD zeus.companyname.gr 8.2-RELEASE ...amd64 bash# cat /root/.nsmbrc ... ...
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Why is de-dupe feature of ZFS not working with FreeBSD 8.2

I have FreeBSD 8.2 installed on AMD/64 with 3 GB RAM and 690 GB pooled HD under ZFS. I have two copies of an identical file (180 MB video) in same directory and yet df -h indicates that both are using ...
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stop FreeBSD virtual machine from booting as 'Live' in virtual box

i have had this problem before with other OS's. I could usually solve it by just rebooting from in the virt machine. But everytime i reboot or start a FreeBSD 32bit desktop it wants to reinstall ...
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How can I change the drive number

I installed FreeBSD 8.1 on a machine where the drive was /dev/ad6 but have moved it to a new system where the drive is now /dev/ad4. The new system boots but I need to manually specify that the root ...
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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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Install4j, how can I fix “Exception in thread ”main“ java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/install4j/runtime/launcher/Launcher”

I've just downloaded install4j version 5, as my previously working version 4 no longer works with my new JRE, but now I can't get it to do anything other than this: Exception in thread "main" ...
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Copy files off FreeBSD

I have a FreeBSD machine that I have to copy everything off the drive. The fielsystem is UFS and not readable by any other operating system. (great...) I have a USB flash drive (FAT32) I need to copy ...
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How to split registration and media?

I have a SIP project. Where i will have SIP server running. Server will do following: will only do routing and receive incoming calls But the audio/video will be peer 2 peer Can this be done with ...
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FreeBSD mount at reboot

In FreeBSD, how do I automate the process of mounting of a directory into a jail at boot time?