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In Debian GNU/HURD, how to switch back to text terminal after I start X?

I've been running Debian GNU/Linux for several years. Recently I gave Hurd a try by running Debian GNU/Hurd on a physical machine. It works fine, and I can get X running without problem. The problem ...
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Attach screen on a running terminal

I have a long running process in a (virtual) terminal that unfortunately was not started in a (gnu) screen session. Is there a way to migrate it in a screen session? (obviously, without stopping it) ...
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Can GNU sed (for Windows) handle Unicode? If so, is it a code-page/locale issue, or a switch?

I've been using GNU SED on and off for a couple of years now. It spins me out a bit sometimes, but it does a good job... for single-byte char sets! I now and then notice references to GNU SED being ...
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GNU GRUB - Misaligned display/screen

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 - and upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 recently - Ubuntu installed the GRUB (version 2.00-7ubuntu11) boot menu. When I first got Ubuntu, I changed the default OS ...
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Dividing with Gnu's bc

I'm just starting with Gnu's bc and I'm stuck at the very beginning (very discouraging...). I want to divide two numbers and get a float as result: $bc bc 1.06.94 Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, ...
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Can I name GNU screen sessions?

I use multiple sessions for different things. One for work, one for school work and one each project I'm working on. It gets really hard to keep track of the sessions when screen -ls returns ...
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Match regex pattern only in filename.extension

I need to use find to locate a file matching a regex pattern in filename.extension instead of the default, which matches /path/to/filename.extension. For instance: /folder |--a-love-song.ogg ...
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chmod symbolic notation: unexpected “=” operation behavior

I am reading The Linux Command Line by William Shotts and I read somewhere in the book a part regarding permissions which says The operation may be a “+” indicating that a permission is to be added, a ...
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GNU/GRUB - Misaligned display/screen [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 - and upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 recently - Ubuntu installed the GRUB boot menu. When I first got Ubuntu, I changed the default OS to Windows 7. But now I ...
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How do I stop GNU Freetalk from automatically filling in the buddy name?

I'm using GNU Freetalk along with expect in order to send notifications to my phone – Freetalk has a readline interface, and I use expect to make a series of non interactive scripts that send ...
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How to update autoconf if I don't have root privilege?

Failed to run autoreconf -iv, for i am using a old autoconf, but i can not update it using system package manager since i am not root so how to update autoconf from 2.59 to 2.64? error message when ...
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How do you install gnu MAKE without compiler

I'm a little new in this area. I have a virtual machine centos5.1 that doesn't come with make or any compiler... basically stripped down. It doesn't come with any install packages like yum, rpm or ...
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How to download multiple urls using wget using a single command?

I am using following command to download a single webpage with all its images and js using wget in win7: wget -E -H -k -K -p -e robots=off -P /Downloads/ ...
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Are there any GNU/Linux distributions which use a stable core and the latest and greatest software? [closed]

With "stable core" I mean the kernel, grub, init system, x server, audio server, et cetera. Basically everything that is essential for the OS to function. Some distributions that I have looked into: ...
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sed without regex

I am using GNU SED for find and replace functionality on large files(upto 2GB). Find and replace characters can contain any characters, hence I want find and replace parameters to be treated as plain ...
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GNU find .extension files and -exec, while new .extension files are being made

Here is a problem, can someone please explain or provide some references. I've been trying to read since an hour but can not find the answer. Suppose, I have process1 going on a pool of directories. ...
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How to indicate the directory where I am in Linux

Hi I want to know the command to indicate the directory where I am . Suppose I am in home/subho . Now to indicate that directory let's for gnome-open I will write gnome-open ../subho Is there any ...
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How to setup MX Record?

I am trying to setup a mail server in my PC for my LAN network and I opted for Postfix but the configuration ask me to configure the MX Record, something about DNS configuration but I have no idea of ...
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set sink index in pulseaudio

Is there some configuration option to specify that X device should always grab sink index Y? Much like you can force a specific sound card driver to have a specific card index in alsa? Failing that, ...
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Change specific font in pdf document

I have a PDF file, which has a buggy font (some d's, o's and q's with black color fill inside the circe) which is annoying to read. How can i change that specific font in the whole document, keeping ...
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How to find mouse binding in Emacs for mouse-5 events?

In Gnu Emacs v23, I'd like to find out what is bound to mouse events like the following: <mouse-5> <double-down-mouse-5> <double-mouse-5> <triple-down-mouse-5> ...
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Is Debian Squeeze's tar still lacking a tar with xattr support?

Is it true? At least on my Ubuntu 12.x, the shipped GNU tar does not have the --xattrs option ...but why?? (and what are my alternatives, to backup files with xattr?)
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sed Command on BusyBox expects different syntax?

I hope I phrased the question correct. I have a script that makes use of 'sed' a lot. It works great on my ubuntu with the GNU 'sed'. But when I try to run it on BusyBox it fails. Is there a way to ...
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Archlinux: Where I can find gcc-4.4-multilib?

As in the topic, I can't find it in AUR, there is only gcc-4.4 or gcc-4.5-multilib. I need gcc-4.4-multilib because of Android compilation. Or if you know - is there any way to compile Android with ...
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GNU tar symlink preservation on case by case basis

I'm trying to create a tarball, and there is one specific file that I need to preserve as a symlink in the tarball. However, there are a lot of other symlinks that I can't preserve as symlinks, ...
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How to open a file whose name is given within another file in Emacs

For example, if my A.txt contains the following line: summary is at: /summary/is/at/summary.txt how can I open summary.txt without having to copy-paste the path, or write the whole path after C-x ...
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save bash history, regularly

I have bash set up to save history, to a file. It does this whenever bash exits [properly]. As sometimes bash does not exit properly the history is lost. So the question is can I set up bash to save ...
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OpenSolaris and NTFS

Is there any way to mount NTFS partitions in OpenSolaris? This is the main issue preventing me from testing it out for more than a day. I need to be able to mount my external. I have vast experience ...
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Transcode videos to webm with lossless compression

I am using GNU/Linux(Arch Linux), and i need to transcode some videos from .avi/.mov to .webm. I don't have the original file for most videos, only the "very compressed" .avi, and i can't loose any ...
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Will multicore allow the same CPU usage as multi CPU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multi-core CPU: can I say I have a 3x2.1GHz=6.3GHz CPU? I plan to buy latop with with i5-2410M processor that have 2 cores (according to spec it can also have 4 ...
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GNU Octave: How to change base from DEC to BIN?

I need to do many binary calculations of the form: 10.1^(1/11) base 2 10.001^(1/11) base 2 10.0001^(1/11) base 2 10.00001^(1/11) base 2 10.000001^(1/11) base 2 ... where 1/11 base 2 = 1/3 base 10. ...
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gnu sort alphanumerically by one column, followed by numerically in next column?

How can I sort a text file with GNU sort starting with alphanumeric sort by one column, followed by numerical sort in the next column? I tried sort -n -k1,2 file.txt, but it doesn't seem to work: ...
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gnu coreutils split verbose flushed?

When using the GNU coreutils split command with verbose mode, how can I make the lines that appear in the STDOUT be flushed with respect to the time when the file has finally been created? Fore ...
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Is 64 bit GNU/Linux faster than 32 bit?

I have 32bit Ubuntu on AMD 64 machine, if I install 64 bit GNU/Linux will it will run faster?
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How to remove directories from source after copying them?

I just want to move dirs. I looked successively at mv, cp and rsync, since each tool in turn didn't seem to have the option to remove directories from source after copying them. For instance, mv needs ...
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Text wrangling: How can I get just the key comment from authorized_keys?

Auditing some servers, I need a list of the comments on all the authorised keys in the authorized_keys file. How can I cut this file to display a list of comments, eg user@host? Anything can appear ...
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Executing local script/command on remote server

I have a command that I want to run on machine B from machine A. If I run the command on machine B locally, it works fine. Here is the command: for n in `find /data1/ -name 'ini*.ext'` ; do echo ...
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Can tar be forced to exit on the first error?

By default, for many kinds of errors tar prints a message to stderr and then continues on its way -- the errors it calls "recoverable" errors, typically errors that relate to a single file or archive ...
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Disable halt, poweroff, reboot, shutdown

we have a RHEL 5.5 admin server, all the team member from same project can access as root via sudo, from this admin server we login all servers as root. now we need to block/disable such halt, ...
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remove deleted OSs from grub 1.98 boot menu

I am trying to remove entries for deleted operating systems, from grub 1.98 menu. I am using Gnu/Linux Debian 6 ( grub version 1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1 ). I have an Ubuntu partition with 10 kernel ...
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How to Combine find and grep for a complex search? ( GNU/linux, find, grep )

I'm trying to do a text search in some files that share a similar directory structure, but are not in the same directory tree, in GNU/Linux. I have a web server with many sites that share the same ...
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Unix tools: what if a file is named minus something?

I'm always wondering: most GNU/Unix tools take options in the form "minus something", sometimes followed by an argument. What if you got a file named minus something? $ ls -f $ rm -f $ ls -f $ mv -f ...
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GNU inetutils pre-compilation problems

I am trying to compile GNU inteutils on Debian and experiencing some problems. configure is going thru without any issues but when I launch make to compile I receive the following messages: ...
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How to rename folders with a converted date format?

They're named with date '+%d-%m-%Y, %a, %k.%M.%S'. I'm looking to rename them to date '+%Y-%m-%d, %a, %H.%M.%S'.
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How to install GNU make in Windows 7?

I am trying to install GNU make-3.82 on Windows 7. I downloaded the make-3.82.tar.gz setup but it does not have any setup file. There is process given on GNU site. But when I reach to the folder in ...
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What is emacs? What makes it so popular? [closed]

What is EMACS ? I only know that it is some kind of text-editor, but what makes them it popular? How it different from the default text editor in windows which is notepad ? I read about it on ...
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Installing GNU Prolog on Mac OS X (getting a Bus Error)

Just installed gnu prolog on Mac OS X 10.4 but it is not working. When I go: % ./gprolog Bus error Anyone have any ideas?
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LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable in Debian based systems

It seems both the LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable are used by some programs to determine their user interface language. What are the exact semantics of these variables and where can I read ...
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gnu tree: downloading and installing on linux account with no root access?

I would like to download and install (compile) gnu tree on linux machine with no root access, but Googling GNU tree doesn't even give me a page where to download it to. Anyone?
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Can I use gnu grep to search for unmatched parens (and similar)?

I write text files in the MoinMoin Wiki markup language in a text editor (emacs). When I mis-place one of the special tags my whole page gets mangled with the wrong formatting -- or worse. I always ...