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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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Can gnu screen prompt for a title when a new window is created?

There are a number of questions about automatically naming screen windows based on what's running in them. But sometimes why you created the window is more important than what you're doing in it. ...
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how to download weblinks using wget which do not end with .html?

I want to download this webpage using wget in Win7 : ...
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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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How to do a multiline search in less?

In less, can you search using / for a pattern that contains a carriage return and newline? I know your pattern can end with a line using $ (from How do I include newlines in a search in less?), but I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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gnu `uniq -c`: display counts graphically as bars

With sort $file | uniq -c, it's possible to sum up files/input and show the number occurences like that: 13 foo 1 bar To get a better grasp of this data, I'd like to see them graphically ...
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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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Does GNU/Linux counts processes and threads together when I limit their number?

I want to limit the number of processes per user on my machine, with /etc/security/limits.conf and the nproc value. I have read here that Linux dosen't distinguish between processes and threads? My ...
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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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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 ...
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Where to put the GPG keys in $HOME/.gnupg?

I run OpenSuse 11.4 and KDE 4.6. I installed Thunderbird and Enigma. Thunderbird is the following version: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 SUSE/3.1.7 ...
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Windows port of jwhois?

Other than UnxUtils or GnuWin32, does anyone know of any Windows ports of the GNU jwhois utility? UnxUtils contains a very old version (2.4.1) that no longer works properly, and GnuWin32 crashes ...
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Emacs in terminal mode and line wrap

Why does emacs display a "\" when a line wraps? Visually this is no issue, but if I want to copy a line which also wraps, the "\" character is also copied to the clipboard. How do I get rid of this?
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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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Grep log for certain word only if followed by another word

I have a log file with entries like the following: Input php notice bob php notice winner php notice blah winner php notice asfsdf test php erro)r bob ...
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GNU find: Disable the error when 'find' finds no matches

I've got a setup where I need to use 'find' to find 0 or more files in a certain directory, however, 'find' always produces an error when there are no files that match a certain check. Is it possible ...
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Receive shutdown broadcast notification in desktop (GNU/Linux, Gnome)

When # shutdown +5 is run all the terminals (including pseudo terminals) are sent broadcast messages saying system is about to go down. Is it possible for user to receive this in the form of OSD ...
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sort by word length in Nth column

I've got a column file like this: 1 1 1 AKSDFJADFKASDJFAK 2 1 1 ADKLCJASDLKCJDLACKADCJLKDACJADS 3 1 2 AKLJDFHALKDJFHLKJSDKSDFHAKJFDHAKFHJAKFJ And I would like to sort the entries by the fourth ...