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Operation not permitted error when deleting as root

I got into a weird situation. I got a 1Tb portable HD filled with some contents. It was used in Windows and as always packed with virus. I tried deleting some folders as root. But the following error ...
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Disconnected device still visible in /dev

When my Bluetooth GPS logger disconnects it's removed from the Bluetooth devices list in the statusbar on OS X but I can still see it mapped in /dev: ls /dev/tty\.* > /dev/tty.GPSDEVICE-SPPslave ...
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How can I know if a partition is mounted or unmounted?

maybe this is a simple thing but I have the following doubt. If I perform fdisk -l, in the output I can find these devices that represent 2 partitions on the /dev/sdb device that is my SD card: ...
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Libre office impress is slow to convert pptx to pdf

I'm running Libre Office on my server to convert the powerpoint to a pdf file. Using a .ppt file: libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf filename.ppt is running fine and take like 3 or 4 ...
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Disabling built-in speaker in Linux

My workstation has a built-in speaker that, surprisingly, plays audio very well. I also have external speakers hooked up to the audio out jack which are easier to hear. Unfortunately, when I try to ...
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Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?

Any there any linux tools that will extract the text from a Powerpoint pptx file? I tried catppt but it just returns file.pptx is not OLE file or Error. abiword --to=txt file.pptx also returns an ...
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Grub doesn't see external drive (Intel mac)

I have an Intel Mac (MacMini) and an external usb-drive. On the internal drive, I have a partition with an OSX install, and one with Ubuntu+Grub2. On the external drive, I have a copy of my complete ...
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How to list folders using bash commands?

Is there any way to list just the folders in a directory using bash commands? ( as the ls command lists all the files and folders )
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How to get the summarized sizes of folders and their subfolders?

Let's say I want to get the size of each folder of a linux file system. When I use ls -la I don't really get the summarized size of the folders. If I use df I get the size of each mounted file system ...
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Copy directory contents using 'cp' command

How do you copy all the contents of one directory into another? For example: $ cd /home/newuser $ cp -a /backup/olduser/* . The problem with the above is that the globing pattern '*' matches the ...
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how to mount a crashing HFS+ to ubuntu 14

I have a mac hard drive that is crashing that I am trying to pull all of the files off of. I want to be able to remove files from the drive so that I can narrow down where the issues are to try to ...
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Batch convert txt file encoding

I have about 700 files that were the results of a closed caption software process. I can open the files on my PC or Mac in a GUI, but when I open it on the server with nano, I get this: ...
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How to get a linux directory listing for files beginning with a certain letter that doesn't descend into subdirectories?

Suppose you are in a directory that contains many files and many subdirectories. You want to get a directory listing of all the files beginning with the letter "d". You type ls d* and what you ...
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PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authorisation protocol attempted

I am trying to connect to an Ubuntu server to work on Qt-creator. Before everything goes wrong, I followed this tutorial. I downloaded putty and Xming and everything was working just fine. then, ...
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Installing gdal/postgis has dependency

I am trying to install gdal/postgis2_92 but I get following dependency issue: Error: Package: gdal-libs-1.9.2-4.el6.x86_64 (elgis) Requires: libz.so.1(ZLIB_1.2.0)(64bit) Error: Package: ...
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Is it safe to truncate a TC file volume when I need more space from it?

Unless there's something important at the end of them, I plan on writing a script that extends/shrinks these files as I need them. So could I be wrong to try to extend/shorten a perfectly good ...
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How to configure tripwire to ignore certain files?

I run tripwire daily, I wish to make tripwire --check ignore certain files and directories. How can I do it?
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See history of who all opened a particular file

How can I know who opened a particular file recently but might not have kept it opened at the moment? Anyone has an idea?
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Unix File Permissions issue

I want to set permissions such that whenever a directory is created by a 'user' then its default permissions should be 775. But when that 'user' creates a new file then default permissions should be ...
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File Generation Differences between Windows Vista and Linux

I know that there are differences between Linux and Vista. I know that there are address issues from converting certain files between the two operating systems as well. I am currently working on a ...
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What does this yum error mean?

I don't understand the phrasing of this error message. --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: kf5-kactivities-libs-devel-4.100.0-1.fc20.x86_64 (dvratil-kde-frameworks) ...
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Retrieve secure copy in UNIX?

Is there a way to retrieve a secure copy in UNIX? Why would I need to do this? Because I can login to a remote machine from my local machine, but not the other way around. So I need to retrieve a ...
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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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ATI driver in Fedora Linux 11

I recently built a PC with an ATI Radeon HD 5750. I have installed Fedora 11 and installed the device driver for the Radeon 5700 series proprietary drivers. I wanted to see if there is graphics ...
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Ubuntu error “Gave up waiting for root device” on 9.10 Netbook Remix

So I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 onto my Asus EeePC 1008HA netbook. It worked perfectly and was pretty quick. Restarting, suspending and hibernating worked just fine but the very first time I ...
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I broke SSH by using chmod on an EC2 Instance — How do I correct?

I have been running an Amazon EC2 Instance for a while, and recently accidentally changed permissions/ownership on folders recursively. I can no longer SSH into the instance. I do not recall what the ...
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How do I associate linux scsi device names with disk devices?

I have a CentOS 4.x server running software raid. The server has two scsi disks in hot-swap trays. mdadm reports that the raid has failed, and so I would like to replace it. I examine /proc/mdstat, ...
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Where can I download pdfconcat?

I've been looking everywhere (i.e. lots of Google searching) for pdfconcat, which supposedly is very good at merging PDF files together. Anyone know where I can get this? Thanks!
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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
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Is Windows Powershell as powerful as terminal of UNIX/Linux? [closed]

I've been wondering if Windows Powershell is as powerful and efficient as Linux' terminal. People offline tell me, without explaining much, that Windows Powershell is an attempt to make UNIX ...
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Recover deleted files Raspberry Pi

Yes, I know I should've had a backup, but I accidentally rm -rf'ed a folder with some files I need in it. It was in the home directory, I shutdown the Pi as soon as I realised. Is there some file ...
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How do I examine or adjust the schedule for duplicity backups?

I am using duplicity on Fedora 20 to keep my machine backed up and I am wondering how to control the start time for backups. Ideally, I would like them to run during early morning hours but the gtk ...
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How to avoid rebuild of soft-RAID at boot-up

I have here a serious problem on my home server: I have a LVM on a RAID5 array. As memory ran short, I decided to enlarge the RAID array (and later the PV+VG+LVs). So far so good. I stopped the ...
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Browser providing WebGL by OpenGL ES [on hold]

While WebGL is designed around OpenGL ES 2.0, it seems most browsers use normal OpenGL with a wrapper instead. At least Chrome and Firefox seem to do so. Running these browsers on a Linux / ARM ...
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From which system files is it advisable to have paper copies?

I've read that it is a good idea to make a paper copy of /etc/fstab. This seems reasonable to me: If the mounttable once gets lost in a system crash, one could easily recover. Also, it seems ...
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telnet fails to connect: Connection closed by foreign host

I try to connect to localhost with telnet: % telnet localhost 6311 This connection succeed, but when I connect by external IP of my computer, connection fails: % telnet x.x.x.x 6311 Trying ...
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Building a simple RPM on Oracle Linux (RedHat) using rpm build

I want to make a RPM using a certain user, from a specified build directory location. The RPM contains multiple files or one gzip, and should copy those files to a preset location (so it should be ...
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hosting a website on LAN on kali linux box

I need to host a webpage on my machine (running Kali Linux with the IP address of 192.168.0.13) that will be accessible to other devices on the LAN. So when a PC on my LAN types 192.168.0.13:8080 in ...
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How to find the architecture of OS installed?

I'm using Core 2 Duo. So, from Intel website I found that it is 64-bit architecture CPU. Long back I've installed Ubuntu OS on this machine. But I'm not sure if I installed x86-32 or x86-64 version ...
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Installing mysql - Fedora20 - Where is the installation directory

I am trying to install mysql on to a Fedora 20 box. I am using the below guide which states the following; First, MySQL was replaced by MariaDB since Fedora 19 ...
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ubuntu on chroot apt-get update fail - Unable to parse package

When I chroot under Ubuntu 12.04 and run apt-get update in my chroot home, I get: 100% [21 Translation-en gzip 0 B] [22 Translation-en bzip2 3E: Unable to parse package file ...
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How to emit sound using built-in speaker from a command line?

How to emit sound using built-in speaker from a command line in Windows and Linux?
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free linux command line tool to convert SVG to PDF and/or some commonly-used bitmap format?

Is there a free linux command line tool to convert SVG to PDF and/or some commonly-used bitmap format (for example PNG)?
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Centos 6.5 is not starting xserver

I've got an issue with Centos 6.5 (with GUI) installed on Virtual Box. Everything was working fine until someday it's stopped starting. I noticed that it hangs out on Starting jexec services Starting ...
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How do I fix strange window and mouse stuttering with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon?

I recently dual booted my laptop running Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon 2.2. I set up a second monitor with my laptop connected via HDMI and the mouse stutters across the screen ONLY on ...
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how to beep on tail -f event

I want my PC to make a system beep on every tail event I have the following command tail -f development.log | grep "something rare" is there an easy way like pipeing it to somthing that beeps? ...
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Disabling all sounds and beeps on Linux

Under Linux - Is there a simple way of disabling all beeps for all applications? A coworker near me has a Linux computer that beeps a lot. It's running a scheduled task that runs for several ...
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Linux 64bit on Virtual Box with window 7 profession 64 bit

I have HP ProBook 450 G1 Laptop with Window 7 Professional. It is Intel Core i7 and it claim it has Virtualization Technology. But I can't find it in Bios to enable it. Now I installed Oracle Virtual ...
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I am not able to send post request properly with 'curl' command

I am very new to django programming.After reading some basic curl command, I am sent the following post request to python server using curl curl --data ...
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SSH Mini Linux Version [on hold]

I'm interested in knowing if there is a Linux distro or other operating system which has basically just SSH on it. No frills. Just something I can add to a grub menu on boot where that os just logs in ...