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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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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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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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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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Windows 10 virtual machine disappears in seamless mode in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux (64-bit) and I installed 32-bit Windows 10 in VirtualBox. Everything seems to work fine—fullscreen, scaled, etc…—except for seamless mode. When I activate seamless mode, the virtual ...
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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 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/ http://www.vodafone.de/privat/tarife/red-...
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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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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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Is there a way to select multiple layers and move them as one in GIMP?

I have an image I'm working on and it has a lot of layers in an area. I want to move all of these layers to another side of the image without merging them all or moving them individually. I know how ...
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Is there a way to set up a warning before executing some commands in the terminal?

There are some terminal commands that are proficient at destroying large swaths of data very efficiently. Like: sudo rm -rf /* or rm -rf /*. I want to set up a warning that will show up, whenever ...
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Awk eqivalent to grep -C <num>

I want to print 5 lines of context around each line that matches "foo" but not "foobar". I can do the match easily enough via <output> | awk '/foo/ && !/foobar/' but I can't figure out ...
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How can I make this SED command more portable?

I'm using the following sed command: cat version | sed -e 's/[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9:M]*-[abp]/Ver\n/' Which normalizes like this: 4330M-p -> Ver<newline> This works fine with GNU ...
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R not reading Rprofile.site at startup

When I start R it’s meant to read from /etc/Rprofile.site first thing. I’ve verified that this isn’t happening but have no idea why or how to fix it. When I source('/etc/Rprofile.site') at startup ...
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GNU/Linux: fast switching between keyboard layouts

on x server environments i just open a terminal emulator (pressing + typing in x-terminal-emulator and pressing return on most graphical environments/window managers) and tping in setxkbmap us and ...
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Is GNU Hurd using the same principles as Minix 3 for self healing?

Minix3 has a reincarnation server that can restart drivers if they crash or end up in a infinitive loop. It can even restart the disk driver by keeping a shadow copy of the same or an older version of ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux without Removing Windows or Formating

I want to install debian on my computer, and I already have Windows on it. Is there any way i can install Debian on a partition without removing what's in it or formatting? I can't get past the setup, ...
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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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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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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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Kill all Screen Sessions with Same Name

I have multiple screen sessions with the same name due to a bug. How can I remove these all in 1 command without affecting other screen sessions? I used the command from this post: http://...
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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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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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What version of tar does 7-zip use?

Does anyone know what version of tar 7zip uses for archiving/extracting? Is it gnu tar or bsd tar... or something else? I've googled around for an answer but can't find anything.
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GNUPLOT: want to zoom but y-axis range was previously fixed: only x-axis is changing

The command I used to plot the graph included a setting of the y-axis and total freedom for the x-axis: [:][-10:10]. After the window opened, I wanted to make the y-axis range smaller. I tried this ...
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How to install and run bc in Windows 10 properly?

I have installed the bc with the setup program. After I clicked the bc icon under the GNUWin32/bin, the bc.exe began to run. But when I ran the program, an error bc: command not found occurred. Same ...
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Debian GNU/Hurd on Virtual Machine not working

I am trying to install Debian GNU/Hurd on Virtual Machine on Windows, I tried different .iso, created images, installed step by step however each time I start it stops at this part: start extfs2: ...
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GNU Units currency update

GNU Units has a script to update the currency values, units_cur, which is supposed to download currency conversion values. Unfortunately, it tries to download it from http://rss.timegenie.com/forex....
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Synthesizing progress function with tar script

I use this tar script to backup my files: #!/bin/bash cd /mnt/backupdisk tar -cvpzf "$(date +%m%d%Y).tar.gz" --exclude="~/Documents/Excluded" --exclude-caches-all /home I want to add a progress ...
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Octal Dump is taking too long, and is only using 6% of cpu

I am trying to do an Octal Dump on a large binary file (roughly 50 GB) and it is taking much longer then it should. We are running this on a $7000 4-processor Thinkmate with 4 Core-Intel Xeons and 1 ...