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How to list only ordinary files on UNIX

I'd like to list only ordinary files (not directories or symlinks) using ls from GNU tools. So far I have only some hackish greps. Is there an option or better way of doing that? Edit: I need more ...
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Slow hotkey response in GNOME 3.12

I run Arch, and I recently grabbed the 3.12 upgrade for GNOME. I've had F12 bound to terminator for a while, since I often have to summon new terminals. Ever since the upgrade, using a hotkey for a ...
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Ubuntu GUI slows to a crawl when doing CPU heavy stuff

For a clients site we have an Ant-build that is highly parallelized. The build consists of multiple GWT modules that are all quite heavy and built in parallel. The build takes about 5 minutes or so. ...
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What exactly does Cygwin do?

I understand that it "looks like" Linux by giving me forward slashes and providing a directory structure similar to Linux. I also know that a lot of apps have been ported to Cygwin, but if the source ...
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Booting Windows 7 from GNU GRUB v 1.99~rc1 Command Prompt

I just bought a new HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF pc today. I booted it up for the first time and Windows 7 booted regularly. I created a user account and logged in. A prompt to backup my hard drive data with ...
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UnxUtils.zip: GNU utilities for Win32 (download link)

Where can I find the latest Gnu utilities for windows to download? The download link in the project homepage is a 403.
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Getting information from an armored gpg public key file

When given a file with an armored public GnuPG key, i.e. a file (pubkey.gpg) that was created with: gpg -r 0xDEADBEEF --export --armored > pubkey.gpg What is the best way to get information such ...
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xargs process string as multiple arguments

Linux GNU xargs I have the file doit with arg1 arg2 arg3 arg4 arg1 arg2 arg3 arg4 I want to perform command arg1 arg2 arg3 arg4 command arg2 arg2 arg3 arg4 What I can't figure out is how to ...
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How to figure out what device (if any) my DVD drive is assigned to in Debian GNU/Linux

I am running stock Debian Jessie and I would like to burn a DVD with xfburn. Problem is that xfburn can't see my DVD drive. e.g. it does not show up under as /dev/scd0 or any other (as far as I can ...
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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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linux tar -T - does not work on the fly

I found some problem with linux gnu tar. wheh I use option -T - (for file list from stdin) or -T named_pipe_file , this desn't work on the fly. for example, simple interactive script: while ...
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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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Installing GNU mailutils on windows

I'm using Windows 7, and would like to use the GNU mailutils, specifically mu and mu4e. Unfortunately, these are not available as Cygwin packages. Is there any way to use GNU mailutils on windows ...
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Linux on SUA. Any active projects?

I would like to know whether besides the following attempt http://www.debian-interix.net/ to port the entire set of tools which come with the most popular Linux systems to Windows systems with SUA ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate versus Cygwin: POSIX compliance and is it practical to install a GNU system directly on Win 7 Ultimate without Cygwin

What are the advantages or disadvantages of using GNU/Linux utilities on Windows 7 via Cygwin as opposed to making use of Windows 7 Ultimate SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based applications) support ...
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Permanently set `find` regextype

GNU find allows the use of different regex formats via the -regextype option, but as far as I can tell I have to type out -regextype <whatever> every single time which is onerous. If one wants ...
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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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GNU screen: change focus in split windows with mouse

Is there a way to enable proper mouse support in GNU screen so that I can switch the focus between split windows using my mouse? In other words, I'm looking for a mouse-driven alternative to typing ...
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Move numbers in a filename to the start

I have several files in a folder, with names in the form: SOMETEXT1 number SOMETEXT2.mp3, or SOMETEXT number.mp3. I want to rename these to number SOMETEXT SOMETEXT2.mp3, or number SOMETEXT.mp3. Using ...
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Does a successful exit of rsync -acvvv s d guarantee identical directory trees?

I have two volumes, one xfs, and another ntfs - ntfs was empty, and xfs had 10 subitems. I needed to sync them. I initially copied a few of the subitems by dragging them over in a gui fm. Several of ...
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Difference between find -name with and w/o quotes?

I was going to file a bug to findutils on gnu.org when I saw a notice that asked me whether I knew the difference between these two commands: find -name *.c and find -name "*.c" I use find ...
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Copy file names to another folder

I need to copy file names from one folder to another. File contents are never changed. No files are overwritten, moved or copied. It's only about file names. I have a folder A with files named: ...
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How to install GNU gettext on windows 7?

I need to install version 0.15 or higher of GNU's gettext. I've downloaded : http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gettext/gettext-0.18.3.1.tar.gz from https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/ However I ...
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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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Create user with partial root permissions

Is there any way to create a user with partial root permissions on a GNU/Linux system? For example: A user who can use the useradd and userdel tools, but nothing else besides regular user ...
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Gnu Tools for Windows

I was looking for Gnu Tools for Windows and came across two links: http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ and http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/ Does anyone know what is the difference between them and ...
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What should I make my computer do while I'm away from keyboard? [duplicate]

During the day, usually I'm away from my computer for 3-5 hours. I also sleep 6+ hours every night. I run Arch Linux x64 on my computer. Besides the usual things that do not require user ...
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Does 64bit GNU/Linux have better performance?

I had 32bit Ubuntu (with Xfce) and now I switch to 64bit Xubuntu and I'm not sure but I think that 32bit had better performace, but just a feeling. I want to know which one 32 or 64 will give better ...
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Are IceWeasel and IceCat just different rebrandings, or are they 'really' different?

As we know, Firefox' branding (name, logo etc.) is non-free copyrighted, so some Linux distributions package (more-)fully-free versions. However, I can't get a straight explanation on Wikipedia (here ...
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How can I iterate through possible completions in gnu readline?

In a shell that implements GNU Readline, I can click the key to get a list of possible completions to what I started typing. For example: C:\>cd P<TAB> PerfLogs\ Program Files ...
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Using Thunderbird, how can one attach from command line a file containing commas (,) in its name?

thunderbird -compose "attachment='$HOME/test test.txt'" works. thunderbird -compose "attachment='$HOME/test, test.txt'" does not work and gives a file does not exist error message. This must be ...
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Why is sort.exe truncating large output on 32-bit Windows?

We have a data file from a client which is 1,443,777,659 bytes in size. Sorted output has lines missing and is only 1,269,801,985 bytes in size. Sample command: sort -k 1,10 -T . -s -i ...
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Why does the output of some Linux programs go to neither STDOUT nor STDERR?

Why does the output of some Linux programs go to neither STDOUT nor STDERR? Actually, I want to know how to reliably capture all program output, no matter what 'stream' it uses. The problem I have is ...
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Viewing the ASCII codes of piped-in characters

Is there a command that would let me see ASCII values of characters outputted from a program? Say I pipe in a NUL character and a p, could I get a 0 and a 112 out?
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What does GNU tar “--restrict” option actually restrict?

The manual of GNU tar only states that --restrict: --restrict disable use of some potentially harmful options Can anyone elaborate on what are these "harmful" options? I could not ...
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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 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: ...