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prevent make full re-run between two projects

I am working on Linux Mint 16 and I have working with two copies of a git project in two different directories. Every time I run make in one of the project it and I switch to other project, it will ...
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Multiple idle stages

I am currently setting up my new debian installation on a T430s with gnome as DE and i3 as window manager. Many gnome functions do not work because of the missing gnome-shell. I want to create the ...
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Replaced a RAID 10 drive on my Debian server - what do I do next?

I have 4 x 3TB drives in a RAID 10 array. One failed, so is now removed. /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md127 : active ...
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Blank screen, CentOS 6.5

I'm on a Dell PowerEdge 2850, and I recently installed CentOS 6.5, and it worked well for a while, then recently whenever I booted into the OS like after the BIOS screen, everything went blank and it ...
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install in /usr/local/ using apt-get

Is there way to specifically install in path /usr/local using apt-get ? I am using Linux Mint 16 and I want to install some libraries in this path. All of my installed libraries are installed in /usr/ ...
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Can't get Ubuntu boot from Windows 7 boot loader

I have a HP Envy Laptop which was shipped with Win 8. Since I am not very comfortable with Win 8, I wanted to install the Win 7 + Ubuntu 14 combination with dual boot option. I have successfully ...
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How to install 32Bit Windows game Floyd on Debian AMD64

I'm stuck at running install for Floyed, which is an 32Bit application on a Debian 64Bit x86 system (unstable). I've installed wine32 as well as a bunch of :i386 libraries, but getting these errors ...
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Unable to SSH, cannot create /dev/null/.ssh

I am trying to deploy hadoop with a master and slave node. But the master fails to start tasttracker and datanode processes in slaves, as it is not able to ssh into slaves. The error message is 'Could ...
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how to copy contents from current tty to a file in Linux RHEL 6.3

I am trying to copy the contents of on the current tty to a file by using command ls -l > ls-l.txt but I'm unable to get the output Can any one help me how to copy content from screen(terminal) ...
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CLI tools/ways for dynamically constructed DOM structure parsing HTML Javascript

I'm planning to make a tool which recognizes HTML using DOM structure in CLI. As many sites produce many DOM elements using JavaScript these days, it's becoming difficult to extract information from ...
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How to give apache ownership rights when creating a new file? [Centos 6]

So, is it possible to make multiple users the owner of a file when created? I mean, I know you can do chown -R apache:permissions /var/www/ (48:500) but that is only temporary because even if I decide ...
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Can I / how can I setup postfix to send mail through an outllook.com account?

What I'm trying to do Allow root- and only root- to send e-mails from an outlook.com address to individual recipients selected from an infrequently updated (once every few months) list via postfix on ...
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kernel configuration: select specific drivers or symbols regardless of dependencies?

Is there a way in "make menuconfig" et al. to start with enabling device drivers that you want included, and have it enable the necessary (dependent) generic options and APIs automatically? As it is, ...
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Debian Boot Problems: Cannot get back into windows

I am having a sincere problem. I'm not experienced in Linux, but my friend said I should try Debian, so I installed it. This is bugging me because I don't really like it, but I cannot get back to ...
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mc-wrapper does not exit to MC_PWD directory

I recently installed openSUSE 13.1 and set up the mc in typical why by aliasing mc with mc-wrapper.sh to have it exit into the last working directory in mc instance. However this does not seem to be ...
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How to find username and password of a mounted Windows share?

I'd like to use cifs from Linux to mount a Windows shared drive. That shared drive is provided by a NAS running Linux / Samba. There are several Windows computer successfully using that shared drive ...
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can not load private key using ssh-add

I tried to create a ssh key by doing following command: ssh-keygen -t dsa then it prompts me to enter store path: Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/KesongXie/.ssh/id_dsa): id_dsa after ...
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Size on disk of a virtualized folder - How big can ProgramData actually measure?

According to File Explorer in Windows 7 my system's ProgramData folder is 1,6 GB in size for 2541 files in 953 folders. According to Thunar in Debian Linux my system's ProgramData folder is 120 GB in ...
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The following packages have been kept back

I'm running 64-bit Debian Wheezy. Recently when I do apt-get upgrade I get this: The following packages have been kept back: libsmbclient libtevent0 samba-libs It's driving me crazy. I though I ...
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Access denied error with svlogd

I've setup a debian wheezy server and I'm using runit to keep my services humming along. I've also configured svlogd, but that's where I'm getting problems. When the services start I run "ps aux" and ...
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Logitech G930 Headset only works in one ear

I have a wireless USB Logitech G930 headset. It works out of the box in Debian, except that only the right channel works. The other side doesn't produce any sound. If I plug my headset into my Windows ...
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i can't install fedora 20 dual core with windows 7

why during installing fedora 20 linux it see all the hard drive as one disk and no available space, however i have 500GB HDD and hint tat i want to install it dual core with windows it says that the ...
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Run Linux applications on OSX (like wine)?

Is there a solution to run native Linux ELFs on top of OSX through some wine-like system? To be clear I'm not talking about compiling posix sources for Darwin or emulating through a VM. Similarly, is ...
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MTP Issues with Galaxy S4 on openSUSE

I am using the arch method of accessing MTP devices outlined here. This was a recommended method of getting MTP to work on openSUSE. I installed everything without problems, but got an error message ...
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Use 'find' command to search for PNG files, pipe output to imagemagick for batch conversion

I've got a directory with thousands of image files, mostly JPG but some PNG. The files have no extension, they're just numbered. I need to convert all of them to JPG. Using find I can get a list of ...
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Should my server ever need to directly communicate with the NAT gateway?

What I mean by ``directly communicate'' Does it ever need to receive packets with the gateway's IP address as the source IP address, or send packets with the gateway's IP address as the destination ...
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How do I dump information from a Windows *.lnk shortcut on Linux?

To launch Windows lnk shortcut on Linux, one can use wine start qqq.lnk. But do I view the information (command line, current directory) about it? strings is not enough.
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Disabling NetworkManager on RHEL 7

I was setting up a RHEL7 server in vmware vSphere and I'm having trouble getting it on the network without NetworkManager. I configured the server to have a static IP during the install process and it ...
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Connect internet camera and bridge/forward IP traffic

I have an Ubuntu (14.04) machine with two Ethernet cards. One Ethernet card (eth0) is connected to the office network. The machine is addressable from the outside Internet. I have a Web camera that ...
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Where I can find the Java Control Panel in Ubuntu?

It is very easy to locate it in Windows, but I can not find where I can access the Java's Control Panel in Ubuntu 14. Security level settings in the Java Control Panel I need to add one site ...
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Unity closes on Ubuntu Logout, but does not complete logout. (Crouton on Chromebook)

I've got a Chromebook 14 "dual-booting" Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton with the stock Chrome OS. I've had it like this for a while with everything operating fine. As you know, Linux Distros are kind of ...
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Linux boot-time scrolling messages

I'm wondering what the messages that show up at boot on Linux are. What is this screen called? What does all the scrolling text mean? There are no errors, but I am just wondering what it means.
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How do I use linux processor affinity to dedicate 2 cores to user1 and 2 cores to user2?

at first I wanted to dedicate 2 cores(4 threads) to one java PID, and 2 cores(4 threads) to the other. However the volatility of these programs makes me think that they will end up crashing and ...
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Command in script fails with “not found” error, but runs fine on command line

I've created a minimal environment on my embedded ARM device consisting of just the Linux kernel, and with Busybox and a minimal filesystem in an initrd image. I have an inittab that runs ...
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Looking for (cheap) Big-Endian Linux/BSD development board [on hold]

I'm looking for a reasonably-priced hardware development board with big-endian CPU, which is capable of running Linux/BSD OS. Sadly most ARM boards (e.g. Raspberry PI/Beagle) are not relevant - their ...
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Multiple Displays with Multiple Resolutions causing sticky edges at part of the monitor in Ubuntu with Unity

My left monitor is a laptop monitor, at 1366 by 768. My right monitor is a good monitor, at 1920 by 1080. When trying to go from the big one to the small one at the bottom edge my cursor sticks ...
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Allow user to traverse path to given directory

Say, I want to give a user colleague read access to a directory /rather/long/path/to/the/directory, but not necessarily to its parent directories. As explained for example here and there, I first ...
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Is it possible for a root user to watch others' shell session secretly in live?

I see a similar question on stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1353253/linux-terminal-how-to-capture-or-watch-other-terminal-session Someone recommends conspy. However, it seems that ...
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Best way to duplicate Linux system drive

I'm upgrading a Centos server's core system harddrive from an IDE drive to a new SATA drive. The server already has 3 other SATA drives running being used as storage areas. What is the best process ...
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Vsftpd upload file with www-data permission

how can i get correct permissions drwxrwxr-x on file that are uploaded with Ftpuser1 in /var/www? Actually if i create file with Ftpuser1 i got this : -rw-r--r-- 1 Ftpuser1 www-data 0 Jul 11 ...
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Download self-signed server certicate

Summary I need to download a self-signed certificate from a server, to create a .JKS-file to use as truststore in an application. How can I do that from a Red Hat server? What I have tried I have ...
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Bash doesn't source file unless manually started

bash won't source files from an login terminal unless I manually run bash from a terminal, I have bash (and not sh or dash). When I source a file, it returs errors (like "syntax error near unexpected ...
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Is there a tool like dm-crypt/luks using RSA encryption?

Is there a library/tool available for linux, similar to dm-crypt/LUKS using RSA encryption instead of symmetric ciphers? I want the "public side" to only be able to create these volumes, and the ...
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Getting clues on why kernel does not boot

I have tried to custom compile kernel from source months ago and it is working fine. But one day, I tried to compile to newer source with the same configuration and it does not boot. Usually it poofs ...
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Could not create the Java Virtual Machine on Ubuntu VPS with all the ram allocated to it

I'm trying to run a file on a vps with 384mb of ram, If I run the file with this command on terminal java -jar server.jar It just starts the process but with only 180mb approx allocated to it, I ...
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Delay before the file transfer on Linux or Solaris

I would like to put delay before file transfer on Linux or Solaris. As far as i know scp commands has no delay option. scp file_name root@dest_ip:/dest_path So, how can i put delay (it can change ...
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Bash - monitoring apache logs

The idea is not ban ips listed in ignoreip.txt but the script continues to ban the ips in ignoreip list. Someone help me fix this? In line 52: for IGNOREIP in cat $IGNOREIPS ; do #!/bin/bash # # ...
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How to download all file with name emp* using curl from a FTP site

How can I get all files downloaded from a FTP site directory with file name like emp*. Please suggest.
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Set up a home server with mini pc and linux

I want to have a linux (debian/ubuntu) home server, for my work/torrent/files access from my lan and wan. what I have now is a virtual pc (VBox) running on my desktop (windows), but I want a dedicate ...
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Do GUI and Terminal execution (of Back In Time/Grsync/other Linux apps) produce the same results?

I've opened Back In Time GUI and copied the whole rsync ... line from the last log into Terminal and executed it in Terminal. Question #1 is: if I were to do it the normal way (click 'Take snapshot' ...