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Strange behavior of auto completion when double tab in terminal

I installed the new version of Ubuntu-12, and found a very strange auto-completion behavior. For instance, I have a folder tree something like ~/A/B/C.eps and open a terminal, under folder A, when I ...
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truncate absolute path in archive

In my script, I call the zip-command with the full path of the archive and the target directory like so: zip -r /srv/www/htdocs/xxx/system/tmp/build/tmp_build.zip ...
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How to Change Folder TimeStamp Recursively in Windows/Mac/Linux/Unix

FOR WINDOWS: I need to change the TOP FOLDER timestamp to reflect the latest file or the latest sub-folder added. Note, I do not want to change the sub-folder's timestamp properties in which no newer ...
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When starting up mumble, or teamspeak, and it goes to record audio (for say voice chat) all playback is held up

On Fedora 17. Using a ct-xfi driver. I have my speakers configured, and everything works great. Until I start up mumble, or Teamspeak, and either one hooks up to start recording audio. Then it's all ...
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How can I remove an uncessessary extended partition with only one member in gparted?

I've been changing this hard drive around, and have stumbled into this problem. I'm trying to get my hard drive back to just its original 4 partitions, but I can't seem to get rid of the "shell" of an ...
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Firefox deployment concept: Linux

Context: 30 stations, all clones --- public kiosks; using Firefox. I'd like to be able to use fabric to deploy firefox + addons + user scripts to the stations that do not have it, or, need an updated ...
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Why mapping sftp disc returns fuse: invalid argument

Why mapping sftp disc returns this error? Am I doing it wrong? $ sshfs user@host:/ /home/absolut/Pulpit/sftp fuse umask=0,defaults,noauto,user,allow_other 0 0 user@host's password: fuse: invalid ...
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TCP connection to my host's public IP address using Linux netcat

I need to make a TCP connection to my machine through an application that needs only the public IP address and port to connect. I have been able to do it in Windows, but I need to do it in Linux ...
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Run a command in a tty and send/receive data from it in bash?

I have a program that requires a tty to work. How do I run this program in a separate tty to my shell and then interact with it? (by writing to the interactive stdin, reading from stdout)?
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How to access NTFS partition and erase files on clicking hard drive (part-success)

Had a new laptop for 4 days and when turned on today, the hard drive (Hitachi) was clicking (hardware fault) and Windows won't load: "0xc00000e9 error - hardware fault". Definitely not dropped the ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 and Linux: Sharing home directory

What I would like to do is move away from using VMs for running linux inside a Windows 7 host to a dual-boot setup. I know there are ways of mounting ext based partitions from windows and NTFS ...
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How do I prevent Bochs translation of keycodes?

My native keyboard layout is "dk" (Danish). I am running Tiny Core Linux in a virtual machine (Bochs). The virtual machine is booting the bootloader where I have the possibility of giving the ...
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Ubuntu installer problems

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I have some problems. My Ubuntu version is 11.10. For some time now, the Ubuntu software center hasn't been working (when I click on it, it lights up a bit, as if it will ...
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How Linux Emulators work in Windows?

Obviously, they create a linux environment for linux applications to run in windows. But, what kind of techniques are used for this? Is there any special mechanisms followed?
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How to get alias working on server that is connected via ssh?

I connect to another server using command: ssh -Y server1 On server1 I add an alias in .bashrc file: alias gousr='cd /opt/user/myuser' When I try to run gousr command at server1 xterm, it says ...
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How could I know the file on my local computer is modified or not using linux terminal?

I am trying to get the information about the file modification on my local drive. There are two files in one directory whether one is modified or both the files are modified I dont know ? I wanted to ...
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How to Unzip files recursively in Linux / DOS

I have a zipped folder which contains thousands of zipped folders contained in itself and that goes down the hierarchy, I have to unzip each and every file and place it in a single folder. This task ...
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How to make dual boot where Linux centOS is already installed and I want to install windows 8 into my server

There is a server already running centOS. I wanted to make it dual boot and i tried but after installing windows when I booted up then Its only windows 8 and I am not finding the dual boot option. ...
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Prevent streaming VLC video over VNC session in linux

I have one media dedicated computer directly connected to a TV which is used to watch movies. This computer is being remote controlled with VNC from a laptop. The media computer used to have Windows ...
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Starting custom script after input device is connected

I have a Genius tablet and I need to remap some buttons on it when I connect it to the usb. The remmaping is done by this command: xinput set-button-map 'Genius EasyPen M610X' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 ...
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Linux: script won't start at boot

I've a python server wich I want to start at boot. This server is listening to a specific port for input. I've created a new cronjob crontab -e @reboot /path/to/script Put the script in ...
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mapping windows to support linux shortcut

I have an italian keyboard, and I'm constantly switching between linux (at home) and windows (at work) shortcut. As I work on a laptop without a numeric keypad, I found very difficult to insert some ...
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Dealing with different usernames when mounting removable media in Linux

I have a laptop in which my username is, say, "foo". I have an external drive, formatted with Ext4, for which all files are owned by "foo" (at a filesystem level). Now, I have a desktop in which my ...
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Failed to mount disk at startup

I have a 10.10 Xubuntu installed with the kernel 2.6.35-22 but for work I need to make a downgrade to 2.6.30.5, for that, I compiled the kernel with all modules I need (or so I think) and when ...
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Alternative to Windows Home Server (WHS) backups

Since Microsoft announced the end of life for WHS, are there any alternatives? Specifically, I am interested in recovering from a catastrophic disk failure with WHS. For example, this is my ideal ...
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Windows and Linux applications to show cumulative uploads/downloads for each app, at a glance

I've read few quite a few other threads on SU, but they have been focused on instantaneous/average bandwidths (B/sec) rather than cumulative download/upload totals for a period. Either that or they ...
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Moving files between home directories

Good morning, I am attempting to setup a cron job on my CentOS machine that will transfer a file from one users home directory to a directory in anothers. btiseis@mymachine [~]# mv ./myfile.csv ...
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How do I connect satellite receivers for live streaming?

I want to create a live stream from a satellite receiver. The output available is RCA audio/video. How can I use it and connect to PC so that I can stream? Any specific hardware for Linux?
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How can I resize images in multiple subdirectories more effectively?

I have the original images in a directory structure that looks like this: ./Alabama/1.jpg ./Alabama/2.jpg ./Alabama/3.jpg ./Alaska/1.jpg ...the rest of the states... I wanted to convert all of the ...
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Disable my nVidia video card driver in Linux

I'm trying to passthrough my nv video card to my domU, but I could not bind my video card to the pciback driver I only have one video card with the pci number 0000:03:00.0, so I used the following ...
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Remote CUPS Printing, Is It Possible?

I have a RHEL 6 server, and a Solaris 2.6 server. The RHEL 6 server is able to print to a network printer, which is a Laserjet 4014DN, using CUPS. I want to have the Solaris 2.6 server print to that ...
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Command line switch to start chromium under a profile

I have two users created in Chromium, user A and user B. Is there a command line option to start Chromium with the user you want?
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netcat and tee redirection via a bash script

Quick question that has been haunting me all day.. I have a bash script that includes this line: nc -l 8044 | tee nc-output & The output from netcat is never being written to nc-output. If I ...
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CentOS, cannot create ftp user

I have VPS and I installed cPanel & WHM and everything works, but i tried to add user with "useradd -m user -d /home/cs/user" and it worked, I added password and tried to login in ftp, and it ...
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Why in the file smb.conf before parameter names spaces are used

I can't understand why in the file /etc/samba/smb.conf leading spaces are used in parameter names, while in man smb.conf stated "Leading, trailing and internal whitespace in section and parameter ...
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Hot-swapping drives

I have hot swap drives and controllers, but have never actually used the hot swap capability. What is the procedure for doing so? Do I need to warn Linux that I'm about to pull a drive out? Should ...
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Why isn't it possible to access the root account directly in Fedora?

Why isn't it possible to access the root account directly in Fedora? In CentOS and Ubuntu we can access it, but why not in Fedora? What is the security reason for this?
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iso9660 filesystem when remade with a slight change blows its size by 100M

I have an iso 9660 filesystem image in which I need to edit just one file. I copied the files using cp -avf. When the files reach the destination, the sizes increase. That must be due to the increase ...
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How to install SQLite or other DB besides MySQL on hosted server or local XAMPP

I am on Linux and I do have SQLite 3, but I want to use it with XAMPP. Let's say: Open localhost from browser Fill a small form Send the form to a perl script The perl script should interact with ...
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what is kernel headers 3.3.2-6.fc16.i686.PAE : Unable to start the VMWare

I installed VMWare workstation 6.5.0 for linux (fedora). But when i run it this screen pops up : and i am unable to start vmware. I googled it and couldn't find much except for this : yum install ...
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Troubleshooting Linux performance — my server has lost its mojo

I have a machine that I'm trying to troubleshoot -- could be a hardware problem, could potentially be a software problem. It's a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (with a couple of dual-core 3.5GHz Xeons) and I've ...
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How to see whats eating my swap space on linux

I have a unique situation here where a Java app I wrote is choking when it forks and creates some child processes. According to the error logs I'm seeing there is a java.lang.UNIXProcess method ...
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VIM zsh, bash and colors in command line on Ubuntu

I have problem with VIM command line when calling system commands. e.g. !ls, all command output colors aren't parsed by VIM. My system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with VIM 7.3.429 from Ubuntu repositories. ...
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Western Digital NAS User File Locations

I took the hard drive out of a Wetern Digital NAS and plugged it into my linux machine and mounted it, but I can't figure out where the user files are stored. Any idea?
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Gtk-WARNING with display when using sudo in nx

I am using nxclient on my Windows machine to connect to a Linux server which is running RHE. I am able to run all programs with GUI correctly. However, when I run the same programs with sudo, I get ...
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I'm trying to limit rsyslog outgoing to Emerg, crit , alert and error but having difficulty

This is the line i have: *.=emerg,crit,alert,error @@syslogserver:1468 What i'm receiving is all messages. Is there anything wrong with this syntax?
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Snort install issue on debian 6 with libpcre - libpcre library not found

I've read the manual on snort.org for installing snort on Debian but am still having an issue. Does anyone know how to resolve this? I've tried installing the libpcre3 amd libpcre3-dev packages by ...
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Improving wifi connections in linux

I have a new laptop now with Ubuntu installed. The wifi at the office is much spottier than it used to be in my old computer. (It sometimes fails to connect, and sometimes drops the connection.) I'm ...
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Linux, make shorcut keys and FN key always active

If I play full a screen game under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 using GNOME Shell 3.4) I can not use some of my Fn keys, nor the GNOME Shell shortcuts. For example the Fn+volume, or brightness doesn't work, ...
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“shell not found” on start of backtrack 5

I am using backtrack5 in VMware on my system. I was trying to change my default shell to ksh. After executing the 'chsh' command. On restarting the OS, it shows "Cannot execute ksh: no such file or ...