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Why am I encountering 'Error decoding stream footer' when decompressing using `pixz`?

I compressed a file using tar -pcv input_dir | pixz 8 -p8 > output.tar.xz. When I try to decompress or list the files using pixz -d and pixz -l i encounter the error Error decoding stream footer. ...
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Faster du/stat alternative for directories

I have several very big directories and i want to know their estimated size. I use for this purpose mostly du, but it takes for each folder about 3 minutes, so i'm asking if there is an alternative to ...
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How would remove directory using bash script?

I have a bash script which I want to delete 5 days old directory. The script is: find /usr/backup/mysql/$date -type d -mtime +5 -exec rm -rf {} \; Directory name as like: 01-Aug-2015 This is not ...
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Why does setting an alias overwrite a executable link?

I'm curious, why does adding an entry to .bashrc cause a link to be overwritten? For example, on a testing machine, I installed Java with apt-get install openjdk-7-jre and then played round with ...
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Fedora - writing data to USB drive

How does fedora write files to USB drive? Every time (I'm using Fedora 22) I write files to USB drive, it seems to be writing the files, but when I eject the drive, it warns me not to remove the drive ...
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Firefox crashing on Kubuntu (Linux Ubuntu) Half a dozen times a day on closing application

My firefox application crashes on closing half a dozen times a day. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04.2 (Linux) Firefox 39.0 I tried changing Firefox settings to suppress the reports but to no avail. Hope ...
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No Samsung SSD found

when I use this command samsung_magician_dc-v1.0_rtm_p2/64bin $ sudo ./magician -L it tells me "No samsung SSD found".What shall I do? I run ubuntu 14.04 and i got this on using sudo ./magician ...
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How to download list of files and rename them incrementally using wget?

I have a list which contains imgur links, I want to download the links from it and auto rename them with wget. For example, these are the links in the list: http://i.imgur.com/YSLB7eh.jpg ...
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Routing Traffic to IPSec

I set up an IPSec/L2TP connection. It operates in transport mode and the server acts as a gateway to the network behind the server. You can see my configuration here. I think I have a routing problem ...
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Unable to install grub on Fedora

I am unable to install grub on Fedora. I ran following commands, # fallocate -l 1G archlinux.raw # fdisk archlinux.raw <<< ' $ > o $ > n $ > p $ > 1 $ > $ > $ > a $ ...
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Cannot locate running X server

I'm trying to run an X application over PuTTy from a Windows machine with Xming. The X server machine is Debian 8.1 and headless. I'm attempting to debug a separate issue with another application, but ...
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A-GPS location from mobile internet stick

I have Huawei E1550 connected to my RaspberryPi with Arch-Linux mounted in my car working with german vodafone. I wonder if I can get the A-GPS location from that internet-stick. In times without ...
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Restore procedure to create Linux machine

I get the following files (that was backup from some Linux machine ) swap.label sda-partition-info.sfdisk sda.mbr sda1.fsa sda2.fsa sda3.fsa sda.labels sda7.fsa sda5.fsa can some one ...
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How to install Skype on Fedora 22 64 bits

I have searched hour for posts about this subject and have found many posts about possible solutions but have yet failed to manage to install skype on Fedora 22 with a 64 bits machine Post like this ...
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Setting up quarantine environment on Linux or Mac

How can I setup an quarantine environment so that I can test my codes or programs which can fork any number of times? I was trying this on Mac and if I have a fork in a while loop which is not ...
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Most efficient way to proxy a port from one host to a port on another

I have a host with one IP address which is using port 443 (HTTPS) with one certificate. I want to run a second app on this IP address using a different certificate on a different port. To prevent ...
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Install Python on Centos

I have some scripts on my server that I to run when the url is loaded so I have been looking around and I'm not sure but from what I can tell I want to install apache python? Because right now I have ...
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Linux command line tool to copy image to clipboard in python

Tried to asked the same question on SO, but got closed because "SO is not a code-writing service". So trying it here instead (because there will be far few lines of code to write than the original ...
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Browser Downloading Files Instead of Opening Them

My browser is downloading PHP files instead of opening them. If I type into the browser: mysite.com:9000/demo/Test.php It will download the file. However, if I use this for another PHP file then ...
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Linux server to send and receive from RS-232 using socat

I'm trying to bench test a configuration where a linux server will send and receive RS-232 data from a blackbox RS-232 to Ethernet converter. I've followed this example. I've configured ser2net.conf ...
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Connect virtual machines

I have a Linux machine with an IP address (for example 172.16.x.x). With some hosted virtual machines, each machine is accessed with different ssh port (eg 2230, 2234...). For instance in VM1 I have ...
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CowSay (apt-get moo) for OS X?

I used Linux before I got a Mac and I remember moo cow "Have you mooed today?" from apt-get moo. I've got some time to kill and am tired. I'm waiting for my hotel room to be available and was ...
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Retrieving files from VirtualBox on Mac (scp or…?)

I am able to get files from my local machine to my virtual machine by doing: scp -P 2222 myfilepath/myfile.csv vmuser@vmhost:/vmfilepath/ I edited this file, and now I would like to do the reverse. ...
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How to disable Nouvea before Linux boots

I am trying to install the proprietary Nvidia driver on my linux machine ( Nvidia GeForce GTX 750, Debian w/Linux 4.1.2.1 ). In order to use Nvidia's .run file, I need to disable nouveau. The .run ...
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ow to Move Specific files with specific date stamp from one Amazon bucket to folder in the bucket : Linux bash

I have this bucket name in Amazon s3 event-s-event in this Amazon bucket I have millions of files and uploading in it after every hour. Lets suppose I have these files with some names like ** ...
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Make windows unmount a specific partition when hibernating

Could I possibly trick windows in to thinking it's a flash drive? I dual boot, this would be really nice to have.
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How can I rename all image files within a directory (and recursively within its subdirectories)?

I have a directory containing a large number of image files, some of which are in subdirectories. I need to rename all image files matching *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.bmp, *.gif using a simple pattern ...
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R : rgl displaying issue (black windows) on linux

I installed the rgl package for R on my new computer running on Linux Mint 17. I followed the advices found on several forum as I already did on my previous computer to solve my issues. So, rgl is ...
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Linux/Unix authentication via Active Directory across Networks?

I have two networks, one contains the Windows AD the other contains Unix/Linux clients of all kind. There is a Linux machine which has a NIC in both networks. I'd like to authenticate the unixoid ...
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SSH sessions has incredible delay, but way less when return/enter is pressed

When I connect to my server via SSH, the output on the terminal is extremely delayed. For instance when I type htop on my local computer, it takes quite a few seconds to be displayed on the terminal. ...
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qBittorrent not downloading healthy files

I am using qBittorrent v2.9.8 in kali linux. After last day i can't download anything through it. Even the file is not downloading which have more then 12000 seeder. I notice that only DHT is ...
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How to download all dependencies recursively and after it install all rpms from that folder?

I need to download all dependencies in separate folder and after that install all RPMS from that folder. I use the following commands: destdir=/tpm/rpms yum install --downloadonly ...
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Solaris + date + what is the same equivalent for Solaris [on hold]

on Linux the syntax for date with seconds is: date +%s 1438587288 from MAN PAGE - %s seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC what is the same equivalent for Solaris?
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Failed Installing linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64

I always get this error messages when doing sudo apt-get upgrade > apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Running a web application without internet on ubuntu

I have a web application running on Apache server which responds to the mobile client requests over the internet. My plan is to implement this in to an offline Linux pc which does not have any ...
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how to open port in ubuntu?

I have open port 3003 that working correctly on all remote connection . when i type command: netstat -tupan | grep 3003 then it gives output ekodev@ezp:~$ netstat -tupan | grep 3003 (Not all ...
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Linux console application for generating slide show

I'm looking for a non-GUI tool that can take in a list of pictures and a sound track and plays back the pictures as a slides show with the sound track in background. It should support transition ...
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Dell DRAC shared mode not working with ubuntu server

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with a DRAC 5 installed. I want to have two port working but my 1st port won't work so temporarily I want to use the DRAC port with ubuntu server I have in shared mode and ...
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Unlimited savelines in XTerm?

I'm trying to achieve unlimited or simply very large number of lines saved beyond the top of the screen in XTerm. I do have my xterm*savelines: 10000000 resource set to a rather large number, and I ...
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Kali Linux will not boot from USB, terminal asks for kernel image

I have been trying to boot Kali Linux from a USB. I have turned the USB bootable with the newest 64 bit Kali ISO and Universal USB Creator or whatever it was called, and it seems to have worked just ...
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solaris + how to verify if file isn’t update more than XX min

how to verify if file isn’t update more than 55 min? For example, the file IOstatDisk2.log not update since 18:00 And now the current time is 19:00 solaris1a:/var/tmp ROOT # ls -ltr IOstatDisk2.log ...
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wvdial, ppp0 and setting default route (automatically)

I am setting up a 3G connection to be monitored by supervisord using wvdial on a headless machine (raspberryPi/raspbian) which I can only access via the 3G connection once it's live. In short, ...
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Running a Virtual Machine and Hypervisor on the same machine

I've got a desktop and a laptop computer. Both run Intel hardware. I mainly do word processing, programming, watching videos and surfing the Internet (I don't play computer games). I would like to ...
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Conditional variables in Makefile

I am trying to compile source code in various ways. For example, suppose I want to compile a fortran program with source code main.f90, file1.f90, and file2.f90 as inputs. To generate hello.exe, I ...
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Issues changing default terminal in Debian

I've installed gnome-terminal on my Debian PC which is running KDE on top of it. I've tried to replace default terminal emulator using "default applications" and sudo update-alternatives –config ...
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How do check if USB and internet ports work with linux?

I've heard that if the USB ports stop working in windows they can be checked via linux. How can that be done? Does it matter which OS I install?
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Programs not Executing

So one day randomly a month ago all of my programs that I installed stopped opening when I clicked them. I figured out how to manually run Minecraft since it is a jar file, but other programs not so ...
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How to avoid boot failure after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with dual boot

Basically, I want to avoid this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/654386/windows-10-upgrade-lead-into-grub-rescue My current disk partitioning scheme looks like this Model: ATA ST1000DM003-9YN1 (scsi) ...
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Setterm blink issue

I'm using Debian with KDE version 4.14.2 and I'm trying to make Terminal cursor to blink, like in Ubuntu. Using setterm --blink on makes username and hostname to blink until next command, but nothing ...
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How to remove GRUB from Windows 8.1?

Awhile back ago I had installed Fedora 21 on my PC (with trouble of course). Anyways, fast forward today, I get tired of the dual boot (grub) screen and decide to wipe my linux partition thinking that ...