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Foobar2000 on linux

Does anyone successfully run Foobar2000 on linux ( under Wine ) ? Are there any alternatives with a similar philosophy, and maybe even with the ability to use the Foobar2000 plugins ?
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iPod management software for Linux

I have iPod nano 4th generation. I'm using Ubuntu Linux. There is no iTunes release for Linux. But I want to use as many iPod features as I can. Importing music is simple, I can use almost any media ...
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How can I read input from the hosts keyboard when connected via SSH?

I'm currently experimenting with an RFID card reader that emulates a keyboard. When you connect a card, it will read out data from it and then emulate keystrokes according to configuration. I've ...
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Making custom, single-character directory mappings like ~ > $HOME

We all know that ~ maps to $HOME or /home/user. Is it possible to make other mappings like this on other characters (@,_)? A possible workaround I thought of was to use variables (which require at ...
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Load balancing with multiple gateways

I have to different ISPs, each on each own network. The main connects via ethernet and the secondary via wifi. The two networks have no relation at all. I just connect to them simultaneously. The ...
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How to find which package certain command belongs to on CentOS?

For example I can easily find locate command belongs to mlocate.i386 package. yum search locate mlocate.i386 : An utility for finding files by name [mirror@home /]$ rpm -qa | grep locate ...
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Transparent screensaver for linux?

I want to have a few console windows running tail -f on logs. Unfortunately this means that anyone with access to the computer can press Ctrl+c and have shell access. So I want to lock the screen ...
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Linux kernel - can't access sda16 & sda17

I can't access sda16 sda17 and higher partitions from my linux. This linux is rather debian (very old); kernel 2.6.23. So, I know that so old linux kernel can't access > 16 partitions on single sata ...
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How do you apply umask settings to an account that doesn't log in?

On my Ubuntu 11.04x64 server, I have service accounts running which do not log in and do not have home directories. These service accounts are responsible for running processes which are invoked as ...
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How do I run a script in the background and leave it running when I log out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in? I have a bash script that runs Gaussian, a chemical structure calculator, which spends a couple days ...
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Windows to Linux Remote Desktop

I'd like to remote into my Linux (Ubuntu) desktop from a Windows desktop. Of course there is VNC, among others. The trick is that I just want to have a remote session without having any local screen ...
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Ubuntu: limiting user account only to access his home dir

I just created new user account, but the new user is able to access all the directories structure (including other's home directories). I'd like to limit the user to access ONLY his home directory ...
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SSH bookmark manager for Linux

I have used JellyfiSSH on Mac OSX which basically stores your ssh connection details so you can quickly open connections using the built in SSH client to various servers without having to type in all ...
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rsync N newest files in a directory

What would be the easiest way to go about rsyncing the n newest files in a directory to a remote server?
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linux shell, keep task alive for specified time

I am looking for a tool to keep a task alive (restarting if necessary) for a specified amount of time (in seconds), and then kill it and stop. For example: keep_for 3600 rsync foo bar:faz should for ...
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Shell scripting: Way to parse parameters from command line

myscript [-a a-arg] [-c c-arg] [-b] [-e] somedirectory Given that I want my shell script be invoked at the command line using the above parameters - where [these brackets] denote that they are ...
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Is there a breakdown of the differences between GNOME, KDE, and Xfce desktop environments?

I am going to be putting Linux (Ubuntu) on my desktop and I figure that don't need every desktop environment out there, so I figure I'll either get Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), or Xubuntu (Xfce). ...
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Windows 7 Virtual PC + Linux Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7's Virtual PC. One thing I've noticed right away is that it has to capture the mouse and not all the hardware works as expected. I ...
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What is the most simple explanation for the fact that Windows applications are not Linux-compatible?

What can you respond to someone who asks you: ...And why can't I install a Windows application on my Linux computer?
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A minimal Linux distribution for my ASUS EEE PC

I recently bought myself a ASUS EEE 1000HE and I intend to use it for note-taking and light browsing at the University. The machine has a 10" screen so the interface needs to be very compact. I've ...
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Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS

I want to have acces to my DCP 195C printer (Brother) over LAN. For this purpose I have bought an raspberry pi and installed CUPS on it. CUPS runs fine and everything else is running smooth as well. ...
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How to adjust the screen resolution in Debian?

I've installed Debian testing from netist image in a AMD Radeon system. I am using Xorg and awesome wm. The default screen resolution is 1024x768 while my screen supports 1366x768. I've tried xrandr ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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Allow users of a certain group to run a command without sudo

I know how to edit /etc/sudoers so that I can run a command as sudo without having to enter my password, however is there a way of allowing a program to be run completely without sudo, by all users of ...
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Adding a line into the hosts file, getting permission denied when using sudo - Mac

I'm trying to add a line into the hosts file on my Mac by executing a one line command on the terminal. I thought this would be easy using sudo, but it returns "permission denied" when I try to add ...
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Prevent an already running background process from being stopped after closing SSH client

I have a process running on my Linux machine (Debian squeeze) that takes hours (or days) to finish. I don't want to stop it to restart it again with screen, tmux or with an output redirect to nohup. ...
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How to split a text file into multiple text files

I have a text file called entry.txt that contains the following: [ entry1 ] 1239 1240 1242 1391 1392 1394 1486 1487 1489 1600 1601 1603 1657 1658 1660 2075 2076 2078 2322 2323 2325 2740 2741 2743 ...
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X Session from Mac

How can I log into an X server from Mac OS X? I know that ssh -X username@host will log me in and I will have the capability to run X applications. On Cygwin/X you can log in and have a whole X ...
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Why this command crashes Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does this cryptic bash command mean? Why this command crashes Linux? :(){ :|:& };:
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How do I copy and paste between my local system and the remote system when using rdesktop on Linux?

On Linux I do: rdesktop remotepc How do I copy and paste between my local system and the remote system?
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Recover Partition-Table still present in running system

Hy, I accidentially overwrote the first 1M of my harddisk on linux (using dd). So, the partition-table is gone. I can still access all partition (except the first one) using /dev/sda2 (and so on), so ...
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Join many MP3, OGG, and FLAC files into one WAV or FLAC

I have 33 audio files, each about 11 seconds long, and I'd like to merge them into one lossless file. How can I do this efficiently (i.e. without cut-pasting in Audacity 33 times)?
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chmod 777: how to make all files become “RWX”

I want to change permission of each files in a directory. I've been using chmod 777 but its wasting time if I have 50 files. How to make all files inside directory become rwx without change them one ...
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App or apps like NetLimiter Monitor for Linux

I find NetLimiter Monitor quite handy on Windows both for the realtime per-process bandwidth monitoring and the recorded data usage. What tools can I use to replicate this functionality in Linux? ...
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Multiple interfaces to one IP address?

At present, I have: a Netgear router with DHCP off at 192.168.0.1 my computer eth0 at 192.168.0.2 wlan0 at 192.168.0.2 The wlan0 interface always connects to the router, while the eth0 interface ...
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What is the big tree, and where is it located?

I read the manual page of the "mount" command, which reads as below: All files accessible in a Unix system are arranged in one big tree, the file hierarchy, rooted at /. These files can be spread ...
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Multiboot DVD with live-cds?

How can I create a multi bootable (with menu) cd/dvd that contains a number of live cds? Is there any "easy" way of doing this? Isolinux is the way to go I guess, but is there any tool available for ...
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How to recursively download an entire web directory?

i have a web directory that has many folders and many sub folders containing files. i need to download everything using wget or bash.
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Rsync Character set problems

I'm attempting to backup a windows box to a Linux box (Ubuntu 9.10) using rsync on the Linux box, and I get "file has vanished" errors for filenames with unusual characters in the filenames. I get a ...
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Music player on Linux without playlists, just a directory navigation and file playing

I am searching for a mp3 player for Linux that resembles 1by1 on features: light, free, with no playlists, just selection of files to play using a directory navigator. Any suggestion?
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Turn multiple PNG images into a H264 encoded 1280x720 animation for YouTube HD upload

I have lots of PNG images: pic1.png pic2.png pic3.png ... They are all of size 1280x720. I want to turn them into an animation and upload it to YouTube as a HD video. I've heard that H264 is a good ...
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Is there a way to watch Netflix on Linux?

I'm trying to get Netflix to work on a Ubuntu box; Moonlight looked like it could run Netflix, but the version i tried(1.0.1) didn't work. Has anyone gotten this to work?
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DDRescue - Did I do the wrong command which is causing it to take longer then expected

I am running the following command on a 500GB drive: ddrescue --force --direct /dev/sde2 /home/backups/sde2.img sde2_logfile.ddrescue However, the time has been almost 24hrs and all it has done so ...
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Manage a few Linux servers at once

I have a small cluster that consists of a few Linux nodes. There's a shared NFS, and I have the same user account with shared SSH keys on all nodes, but other than that each node has it's-own file ...
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How to detect if VT-X has been turned on in the BIOS?

I know I can check is VT-X is supported by a processor by egrep '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo. But even if it's supported, it can be turned off in the BIOS. How can I detect if it's turned on or off?
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How list file by range of date?

I would like to list files with 3 days years old. I found this one at stackoverflow: find . -type f -printf "%-.22T+ %M %n %-8u %-8g %8s %Tx %.8TX %p\n" | sort | cut -f 2- -d ' ' | grep 2012 But I ...
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Find all duplicate files by md5 hash

I'm trying to find all duplicate files based upon md5 hash and ordered by file size. So far I have this: find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I "{}" sh -c 'md5sum "{}" | cut -f1 -d " " | tr "\n" " "; ...
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How do I strace the whole system?

strace allows you to monitor the activity of a particular program. How can I monitor the activity of all programs (expect for sshd/bash/strace_itself)? Currently I'm using a hack like this: function ...
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Iptables port mapping from two PCs to one

We have 3 PCs, two of it are connected to internet (both of it have 2 NIC) PC1: eth0 - 1.0.0.1 (external IP) eth1 - 172.16.0.1 (internal IP) PC2: eth0 - 1.0.0.2 (external IP) eth1 - 172.16.0.2 ...
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logical sector size changes depending on whether it is attached via USB or direct SATA

I have a 3TB WD disk (in a My Book Essential external drive.) I used parted under Linux to partition it with a GPT disklabel and loaded it up with data from my laptop through the USB cable. Then I ...