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What's the difference between these Linux distros ? (Nov 09) [on hold]

So over the past couple of weeks, there have been new versions of : FreeBSD (v8) OpenSuse (v11.2) Ubuntu (v9.10) Fedora 12 and a new version of Redhat is due in January 2010.(apparently). What ...
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Is there a Linux command to find out if a file is UTF-8?

The Joomla .ini files require to be saved as UTF-8. After editing I'm not sure if the files are UTF-8 or not. Is there a Linux command like file or a few commands that would tell if a file is ...
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DD from /dev/zero to /dev/null…what actually happens

What happens in the command sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null bs=500M count=1. Where do the zeros actually go and in general what happens? The speed is 905 MB/s If I dd to ramdisk the speed is ...
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Using bash, how to extract specific image's URL and title text from html file?

Given several hundred numerically ordered html files, each having multiple image tags but only one image with the id I'm looking for and following the convention <img title="$titleText" src="$...
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Ubuntu and web server permissions

I, I am going to ask a question that has already been posted many times but even though I have read many guides and posts, I still have doubts. I have a server with ubuntu 14.04 on which I have a ...
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Linux Mint Wifi keeps disconnecting at random times and asks for wifi password

I have a fresh install of linux mint 16 cinnamon edition. I have a Netgear wireless dongle model: WNA1000M. Is there any command i should run to get more details? Wifi drops about: 15min to 1hr.
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Getting BAD Signature when verifying Linux Mint .iso image

I've been attempting to install Linux Mint 18 on a hard drive for a while now, but I continuously run into an error when I try to use gpg --verify. The exact error is as follows: $ sudo gpg --verify ...
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How should I automatically change my .zshrc for different OS'?

I am currently storing most of my dotfiles in a git repository to make keeping them in sync across all my computers easier. I've just recently acquired a Macbook so now have to have all my dotfiles ...
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How do I create a “here document” within a shell function?

I'm working my way through William Shotts Jr.'s great The Linux Command Line on my Mac OSX 10.7.5 system. 90% of the linux that Shotts covers is close enough to Darwin that I can figure out or GTEM to ...
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USB Filesystem that can run executables and can mount on Linux and OS X

I'm looking for a filesystem that I can format a USB drive with that can run C++ executables. Tried FAT32: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission denied Tried NTFS: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission ...
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Linux-based “Darwin OS” as possible Hackintosh alternative? [closed]

I stumbled across a website on the internet for an Operating System named "Darwin OS". I know that Darwin was an open source project made by Apple and is still included in modern day OS X operating ...
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Hyper V Linux website hosting & opening in network windows systems

I have just started learning Linux on my own. I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 desktop version & installed lamp server also... I have installed apache GUI & created virtual hosts example.com &...
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How to get Alfa awus036nha to work with Kali Linux?

Im running Kali linux 64bit 1.07 as a guest os through virtualbox 4.3.12 r93733. Ive also installed the VirtualBox 4.3.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. I have bridged my hosts network ...
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what happen on bash while builtin command executed as background process

Updated: The internal command was not done as separated process in normal execution because it done with shell. but what steps are done by bash,if the builtin process was executed to background. ...
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Linux Laptop shutting down on battery level bellow 8%

I've written an crontab entry that runs a script in my home directory as user. That notifies me if I forgot to switch the power brick on. This works fine. BATTERY=$(upower -e | grep 'BAT') ...
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dd to drive that isn't there

I've been developing a make target that uses dd (actually dcfldd) to write a Raspbian Jessie image to an SD card. The target is just flash: sudo dcfldd bs=4M if=$(IMGPATH) of=$(SDX) sync ...
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dd always fails to write one partition on first try; succeeds on second

For a robotics project, I've assembled a make target that uses dd (actually dcfldd) to write a Raspbian Jessie image to SD card. This way, I can be assured that my environment is reproducible from ...
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Expand a Linux MD RAID 10 array to use larger disks

From what I understand this is possible, but I can't find a straight answer anywhere about how exactly to go about it, and I don't want to risk losing data experimenting with it myself so I'm asking ...
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Find Text File Data from Raspberry Pi SD Card

The SD card on my Raspberry Pi has become unusable. When the Raspberry Pi was running correctly, it was storing data to a text file. I'm able to read the contents on the SD card via the SD card reader ...
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disable italic font in gnome-terminal

I use gnome-terminal on Debian 8 with Source Code Pro Regular as the font (the font comes with the TeXLive distribution). How can I disable the use of italics universally in the terminal? One ...
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pbs_server failed to start

I am following along with the torque installation guide and have a minor deviation: my installation is inside /apps/torque/6.0.1 where /apps is a symlink from /disk2/apps. I am trying to run ./torque....
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Merge pdfs based on first two words in file name

I have a folder containing a number of files with the following filename structure: John Doe - title.pdf John Doe - title2.pdf John Doe - title3.pdf Jane Smith - some title.pdf Jane Smith - second ...
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mkfs.xfs - how to calculate su & sw on RAID10

I have RAID 10, that is my configuration: /opt/MegaRAID/storcli/storcli64 /c0/d0 show Controller = 0 Status = Success Description = Show Diskgroup Succeeded TOPOLOGY : ======== ---------------...
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Using Keyboard Over UART In C.H.I.P

I have recently bought a C.H.I.P. and because it only has 1 USB port, I thought it would be nice if a USB Keyboard could be interfaced to C.H.I.P. through its UART port, with a USB - RS232 adapter. ...
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show message when devices connected wireless router

I'm guessing the only way "Universally" to show a message like "Welcome to my WiFi connection" is through a html landing page( redirection). I would say SMB but I believe Windows 8 doesn't allow you ...
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How can I reverse tether my phone for Internet connectivity via USB cable without rooting?

I'm trying to create an Internet connection for an Android device using a Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 x64) box. Creating a Wi-Fi hotspot proved to be redundant as the device cannot discover the network. Next, ...
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Installing daemon on a fresh ubuntu system

I have done a linux service using the article on this link http://shahmirj.com/blog/the-initd-script After that I copied the files into the init.d directory cp -f "myserviced" "/usr/sbin/myserviced" ...
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Can't boot from verified bootable USB stick. Can't access BIOS with USB stick in

I have a PC which is around 10 years old, the motherboard is ABIT AN52(MCP65) which I cannot boot with a bootable USB memory stick inserted. The PC boots fine usually, and I am using it to write this ...
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Linux swap slowing my system?

Can swap really slow the system because it uses the hard-disk as a RAM unit ? I have Fedora 24 (Gnome) here with 8 gigabytes of swap and 6 gigabytes of ram , but i am noticing a very bad conditional ...
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How to repair the checksum of the non-volatile memory (NVM) of Intel Ethernet Controller I219-V of an ASUS laptop?

I have a problem with a new ASUSPRO B8430UA laptop: its Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V does not work under Linux. In fact, I tried two different laptops of this model, and both had the same problem....
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Force Authentication to use sssd not nslcd

my os is: CentOS 7 What I did was: vim /etc/sysconfig/authconfig USESSSDAUTH=yes USESSSD=yes FORCELEGACY=no Then: authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --...
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Linux Rasberry Pi - unable to use ssh with mac

I just received a rasberry pi and am trying to ssh it with my mac, I have zero linux knowledge. After I run ssh 192.168.x.xx -l pi I get pi@192.168.X.XX's password: Permission denied, please ...
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init.d script - Permission denied

I'm trying to create a init.d script for my server which should start/stop the teamspeak server and some node.js apps using "pm2". Here's my script: #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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linux, X11, dialog menu with items

I'm looking for a scriptable dialog utility for Linux/X11/Wayland that I'd run like this: $ ask F="Delete all files" D="Launch drones" X="Open images" and it'd display X11 dialog window similar to ...
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Checkpoint VPN client not connecting, Debian Wheezy

Edit: what I'm looking for here is help finding out what's going on at the OS level, so that I can find out for sure whether the problem is on my end or my workplace's end, or in between. I'm not ...
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FTP Not Connected - Can't input user credentials

I'm trying to download a file from a Linux server via FTP from Windows command line. I've successfully downloaded the file with FileZilla (same server, same file), but I want to do it in cmd.exe. I'...
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Opensource software for AMD A10 monitoring

I have an ASUS X550Z laptop which has an AMD A10 7400P processor. This processor says it has 10 compute cores in description. I am not quite sure I understand the technology completely, but it seems ...
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logrotate files older than x hours

What's wrong with this rotate.conf? Goal is to delete only files older than four hours path/to/tokens/*.tkn { nosharedscripts prerotate if test `stat --format=%Y $1` -le $(( `date +%s`...
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laptop's trackpad on a train: expected issues?

Is there a known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because everytime I use my Apple Macbook Air's trackpad (I'm running ...
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how to add a cgi-bin script to dd-wrt

Buffalo WHR-300HP2, with: Firmware Version DD-WRT v24SP2- (11/05/13) std - build 22750, on: Kernel Version Linux 3.10.18 #37 Tue Nov 5 08:17:35 CET 2013 mips. i would like to add a shell script to ...
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How can I edit a file if there is no vi, vim, joe, etc?

Is there a way to edit a file if there are no vi, vim, joe, mcedit? In another words is there a way to edit a file using just the shell commands?
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Connecting a port in linux from other machine

I'm going fast to asking this question so i'm apologize. I'm on Linux Fedora 23. I'm running an application Telegram-CLI with listening a port using this argument. -P 1337 That is fine and works ...
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Bash-Completion Does not work for Apt

I am running a minimal Debian installation that comes with practically nothing installed. I am trying to get bash auto-complete working. I have looked over all the questions on this subject in ...
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How do I move files between Kodibuntu and Ubuntu partitions on the same machine?

I’ve turned an old computer into a media centre with Kodibuntu, and also put Ubuntu on it. I’d like to be able to move files from Ubuntu and put them onto my Kodibuntu partition, but that’s not ...
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dpkg alternative to opkg depends

In opkg (package manager in OpenWRT) I can get dependents pages of some package. For example command opkg depends vsftpd will outptut vsftpd depends on: libc Is there any alternative to ...
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Dump audio metadata (album title, track number, etc.) to command line

If I open an audio file with Audacity or Rhythmbox, for example, I can look at the metadata tags such as Artist Name, Track Title, Year, etc. . Is there a convenient way to do this on the command ...
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What should I do after a suspected compromisation of my system?

I run a Debian Stretch box. I had mistakenly forgot to delete a guest account I opened for a, well, guest of mine, and I suspect my system may have been compromised using that account. I'm not ...
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Weird performance differences on similar workstation cpus

I'm running some scientific simulation code on a cluster which has nodes containing Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 cpus. The cluster uses CentOS 7.2.1511, the gcc version I'm using is 5.1.0, and the assembler ...
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Boot Linux via VM NFS on RPI

I am having some trouble setting up my system with a custom u-boot and kernel to mount a rootfs from a NFS. I cross-compiled everything I need, u-boot and a kernel. Booting with an integrated ...
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Automatically shorten paths over a character count limit in bash

Windows and tools running on windows servers (eg. OneDrive) have a limit on path lengths. I am looking for a command line tool in OSX/Linux/Unix to, within a directory, shorten all paths above a path ...