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How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
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Set up Linux box as WAP for MyBookLive?

I inherited an old Linux box as well as a MyBookLive and would like to make the MyBookLive available over my wireless, essentially using the Linux box as a gateway. I just wiped the Linux box (home) ...
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Can't set-up Wifi Adhoc on my Raspberry Pi with an USB dongle

I am trying to set-up an access point (ad-hoc) for my Raspberry Pi. That means I'm trying to "share" the ethernet connection over Wi-Fi. I am doing this using my Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : http://shapeshed.com/...
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Locating a process in a linux vm (it's complicated)

I have a virtualbox vm to which I can connect through a browser using localhost:8080. The network of the vm is NAT with port forwarding of localhost:8080 to vm:8080. However, logging into the console ...
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Where does this name come from? root@<hostname>

When I putty into my CentOS 6 server I am shown root@ DemandStream Development This was a copied and repurposed Linux VM from one of our development environments. How do I change this name? It seems ...
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How to run pip in non-interactive mode?

Most of tools I'm using have some mode (often ON by default) where they ask me zero questions while running the command. apt-get is an example close to pip. There's -y option which makes it non-...
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Is there actually a way to make video calls through XMPP/Jingle WITHOUT Google Talk?

Good day people, I'm writing because I've spent the whole day trying to make video calls through XMPP but I haven't really found out if it's actually possible. There are many clients which ...
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Recovering filesystem in mangled partition

Accidentally booted the Acer Recovery partition of my multi-boot laptop and despite selecting EXIT when presented with a choice of whether I wanted to recover anything or not, one of my partitions got ...
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Hard drive (SATA) making trouble when connecting via USB

I have a hard drive from Western Digital (model: WD2500BEVS-75UST0) that is running without visible problems inside my laptop connected with SATA. However, once I connect it with an external case that ...
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How do I create a file as a user and then modify it as another user?

I have a script that does an "su - oracle" then runs exp. I need to store that file to a directory /app/dumps that the user "backups" has access to read + write the file. What's the proper way to ...
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Ubuntu can't mount windows share

I want to access by termin a Windows share so on my Ubuntu 14.04 system I executed the following command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ After entering the sudo ...
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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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Why is my computer screen black whenever I load an OS?

Whenever I boot up windows I get the "Starting Windows" screen and then I'm shown a black screen with a mouse cursor (which I can move). I installed Linux Mint 17 on an entirely different hard drive ...
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How can I find all files on a folder tree that have a none alpha numeric characters in it

I have taken over from someone else a lot of historic data. However the file names are totaly random and badly formatted IMHO. To start with I want to get a list of all files that contain spaces, or ...
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Restricting access to a subdirectory on linux

I'm looking for a way to make a directory accessible only to its parent directories. That is, suppose you have two directories, A and B, at the same level in the file hierarchy. Now suppose that you ...
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Getting a joystick's path in Windows

On Linux, I can access my joystick with the following path: /dev/input/js0 Is there a similar way I can access my joystick on Windows?
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Strange DNS problem [seems to be IPv6 issue]

I'm experiencing strange problems with my Kubuntu 9.10 when doing DNS requests from various applications. The requests are extremely slow, so loading any pages in Firefox or Konqueror, doing package ...
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Unable to build Python modules in Mandriva 2010

I am trying to build a Python module (pyfits) but I get the following error: # python setup.py install /home/steve/src/pyfits-2.2.2/stsci_distutils_hack.py:239: DeprecationWarning: os.popen3 is ...
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How do I dock a pidgin window in X?

Using the Windows Pidgin Options plugin, I can make the buddy list be dockable. If I dock it, other windows avoid it when maximising themselves. How do I do the same thing in X?
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Install Windows on a raw disk image in virtualbox and then use it as dual boot with linux

I currently have a laptop with linux in it. I'd like to install Windows 7 on dual boot with it but instead of doing it with a usb drive I was wondering if it was possible to create a raw disk image ...
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Can't telnet to a Linux port

There is the following listener: telnet -na | grep 8000 tcp 0 0.0.0.0:8000 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN I can do telnet 1.2.3.4 8000 from the 1.2.3.4 server and it connects, but same command from ...
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No boot partition at all, but the server still boots up

[dj-web01]~> blkid /dev/sr0: LABEL="Ubuntu-Server 14.04.1 LTS amd64" TYPE="iso9660" /dev/sda1: UUID="d7469ff8-6ce7-470e-a4c3-295ea295ca82" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda5: UUID="076fccb9-ff55-4c41-bf6d-...
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Error while updating date time automatically on Ubuntu

I'm trying to update Ubuntu's date and time automatically, but I get an error for all time servers: asia.pool.ntp.org north-america.pool.ntp.org europe.pool.ntp.org Public Time Server (pool.ntp.org) ...
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Linux as a hidden operating system in Truecrypt?

I know, for example, that you cannot encrypt a system partition with Linux on it, only with Windows, if you have only one OS. But I wonder if you can use the "Hidden OS" feature and make Windows your ...
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Linux with a GUI on an Asus N3150I-C?

Could you recommend me a linux distro, which can run without any (hardware dependent) problems on an Asus N3150I-C motherboard? I've tried Debian Jessie. GUI can't start. I don't remember the message, ...
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Install Linux to in-use hard drive from within Windows XP

I have a vintage desktop PC that I want to repurpose as a simple Linux-based appliance. It runs Windows XP (Home) and none of its internal drives (including floppy!) are functional, except for the (...
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GRUB boot error rescue

Recently created a Linux/windows 10 dual boot and something went wrong.... every time i boot up my PC it brings me straight to GRUB rescue and i am unable to type or access the BIOS menu (i have tried ...
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Python developer on Windows with access to Linux - How to link?

I am a python developer who is stuck on a windows machine that doesn't support all the necessary library versions that I need to use. Luckely I have access to a Linux box, which I normally open via ...
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I can't remove GRUB from windows 8, How to remove it?

I'm kind of newbee in using UBUNTU and a little curious about what does it do, so I used my old HDD to use it as an external storage and install UBUNTU on it. After installing it, using it for a ...
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how to verify firewall rule for a particular service?

How could i check which firewall rules are used by a particular service and whether port is blocked to restrict access by external users? i.e netstat -tulnp | grep 123 udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:...
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formatting output in bash shell to remove special characters - linux

I am issuing the command below against a logfile grep "Oracle Audit" /var/adm/messages | awk '{print $6}' How do I format the below output Audit[9460]: Audit[10507]: Audit[10507]: Audit[10507]: ...
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Does installing Windows and Linux slow down computer?

I have Windows 8.1 already installed in my laptop. Now i'm thinking o installing Linux too. Is it a good idea? will it slow down my system?
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Apply command to every line in bash terminal

I've accidentally discovered the lolcat package today. The first thing that I though about is: it would be fantastic if i could pipe everything that comes from stdout to the terminal through lolcat ...
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Laptop won't boot with RAM upgrade

I have a circa 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB25F that has two memory slots and came stock with 2x2GB; I can’t remember the specs, can fill-in when I get back home. I just purchased two 4GB Team DDR3 1600MHz 1....
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passwordless ssh works for root but not for other users

I did the following for both root and orainst users, I have added id_rsa.pub of first machine to the authorized_keys of the second machine I have 700 permission on .ssh folder passwordless ssh ...
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Asus X205T Legacy boot

Does anyone know how to boot Linux "Ubuntu" from a Usb Stick when there is no Legacy boot option In the Bios I have Microsoft 8.1 and want to replace it.
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Linux remote control over internet

I have a ARMv7 mini PC in city A, and a laptop in city B. Both of them are behind router and firewalls, ARMv7 is running Ubuntu 14.04, only user is root, Laptopis running ARch. I want to access the ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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Re-installing Windows with HDD encrypted with Ubuntu?

When I installed Ubuntu, I encrypted everything for security reasons but now I need to switch back to Windows and I cannot boot from CD. When I boot the CD in Wine it says: Windows Setup cannot ...
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Unable to connect to Internet in OEL5 guest even though I can ping machine from host machine

I have Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 as Guest on VirtualBox running on Windows 7 host using Bridged Network. I have being trying to configure a static IP on OEL5 VM Guest at work, as previously the VMs ...
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Keeping users inside their home directory

I have a fresh install of CentOS and I'm currently setting up users. Their home directories reside within /home/username/ and I want to make it so that they cannot ls or cd outside that area when they'...
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Sed insert, copy and change, append a line of matching string

Tool: sed Requirement: I want sed to find a line with matching string . Copy the line and comment one line . Modify the other line . Insert a string above the two lines. Example: File ...
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Installing Linux and windows on dual boot - specific problm

I already have Linux installed on my laptop, Kali Linux 2.0 (latest) to be specific. Due to some software requirements for programming I have to install windows 10 also on my laptop as dual boot. I ...
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Converting an ELF executable (Linux) into a PE.exe (Windows)

I am a newbie when it comes to using machine code files!!! I need to use a machine code executable obtained as ELF (Linux) into an exe file for Windows. I have tried 'objconv' but, though the format ...
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Copy sequential files into sequential directories

I need to copy multiple, sequential files into sequential directories. The files have the julian date (day of year) with other info in the file name. The directories are listed by julian date (day of ...
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Linux: Giving a user read/write access to all files and directories

Is it possible in linux to give a user read/write access to all files and directories like root? EDIT I have a special case. I need to create a folder structure on which I can grand a special user ...
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How to show the hidden partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 installation?

I have a computer with Windows 7 and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows. I have a 320GB harddisk partitioned like this: DISKPART> list volum ::N volume::::Ltr::::::Nom::::: Fs::...
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raspberry pi remote desktop

I have a model B raspberry pi connected over an ethernet cable to my laptop. My tv has a hdmi input but my laptop has no hdmi output. I can display the raspberry pi desktop on the tv using a hdmi ...
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How can I reformat my pc and install from an ISO file?

I have a Linux and Windows PC. I have downloaded an ISO from Bittorrent. How can I format the computer and use the ISO? I tried copying it to a CD but it is still not bootable.