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Directory transfer from Linux -> Windows; 255 Character limit error

I need to copy a very large directory from a linux server to a windows machine; the directory is very large and contains directories that go as deep as having 50+ subdirectories. So as you could ...
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linux ping not actually sending 1 packet per second

I've been experiencing some odd behavior. While on a congested wireless network I run $ ping google.com I expect one packet to be sent out each second and only some of them to come back with a ...
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Can we lock the computer apps so only browser can be used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get Linux into 'Party/Kiosk-Mode' like status? People can go on http://www.example.com using Firefox - and I will max the screen. I don't want them to navg ...
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Copy entire website including PHP and SQL?

Is it possible when copying an entire website and template using wget (httrack or other program) to also get the PHP code and the SQL database? What software would I need to copy/mirror a site like ...
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Screenshot to cloud in linux

Is there a program for linux that takes a screenshot, uploads it to the cloud and generates a link to share with friends? Meaning, does all that seamlessly, without having to save it to a file and ...
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How do I create a superuser from the command line in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a admin user on ubuntu How can I create a superuser in Ubuntu 11.10? I need to create it using the command line. Either we could change a normal user to ...
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Command-line client for gpm daemon?

I want to put output of some command in the gpm "clipboard", like: echo "hello" | some-fancy-gpm-client to be able to then "right-click" and paste it to terminal. Is there some program for that? ...
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Fastest GZIP utility

I'm looking for the fastest gzip (or zip) utility. I have a LVM volume which 95% exists out of blank 0's, so compressing that is very easy. I'm looking for the most fastest solution, and don't really ...
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Mount network drive

I'm using linux(ubuntu), there's a linux(fedora) server, that I can log in with ssh, is there any possibility //server/dir /mnt/my_mount_dir cifs ...
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How can you switch the j and k keys in vim?

Is there any way to map the k key to 'down' and the j key to 'up'? This seems much more intuitive to me, since the right arrow will also move the cursor down, if it's at the end of the line. Why was ...
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how to recover iso usb disk to normal usb disk

I seem make a mistake I type " dd if=xxx.iso of=/dev/sdb " wich /dev/sdb is a 4G usb disk and now, I want this usb disk become normal disk So I type " dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb " and then ...
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Start nodejs server at Centos linux startup

What is the easiest way to startup nodejs server at the boot of CentOS server?
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Lighttpd + PHP permission problems on Fedora

I'm trying to set up a Lighttpd webserver with PHP support. I have basically followed the instructions in this article, but after restarting the server (though I did not receive an error message and ...
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How do tell whether is a service/daemon is managed by System V Init scripts or upstart?

I understand that Ubuntu derivatives support System V, which some consider the old method of starting services for a specifc runlevel and upstart however how do I tell whether a service or daemon is ...
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mysql start ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password no) in OpenSuse 12.1

running openSuse 12.1 . on a notebook... well i configured apache 2 and mysql - (after starting it on the runlevel. well - i did all i needed to do - but now i stuck.... after installing phpmyadmin ...
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Is it possible to disable Copy & Paste in SSHD on Linux?

Is it possible to disable Copy & Paste on Linux so that people using Putty or any other ssh client can't copy & paste from the server to their own machine?
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Debian can't see one of my hard drives

Today I installed Linux Debian in dual boot with Windows 7. I have 3 hard drives, two for starage and one for the operating systems. The problem is with the two storage drives which are exactly same. ...
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Windows & Linux support for each other's file-systems [closed]

Why if we open linux we are able to view windows file system but when we open windows we are not able to view linux file system unless we use some software?
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Google Chrome Command Line Help on Linux

I need to write a little script for Google Chrome. I need it to launch a specific web-site and scroll down to a specific spot on the page that opens. the first part is easy: ...
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Nvidia: force 1920x1080 as an option

Proprietary Nvidia (290) on gentoo here. I'm running Nvidia TwinView with two 1680x1050 monitors here. Now I want to hotplug between HDTV and one of the monitors. Almost good, but since Nvidia reads ...
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Fedora 16 GUI doesn't start

I installed Fedora 16 about a week ago on my computer, using the live CD with the default partition settings. However, since yesterday my computer won't boot. First I got an error message that I had ...
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how to list the directory, its size and the user that owns it

Say there is shared unit that has allocated space to run some analytics, there is not really a limit per user however it has to be often monitored so the user don't leave "trash" that might consume ...
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Can't write or download to SFTP on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I'm having a problem setting up SFTP with an Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS x64. I use openSSH with public key authentication, I can login with SSH perfectly with the keys no problem. I can also connect to ...
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Linux file permissions - how do I force inheritance to all files in a folder?

I have a script that allows public to upload small jpg's to a gallery. Works well but occasionally unwanted files are uploaded. How do I make all files inherit public unreadable permissions in that ...
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Linux Mint 12 - Firefox keyboard shortcut bug

The Ctrl+a (select all shortcut) does not work in Firefox on Linux mint 12; I mean if you highlight a textbox (for example in google.com the box where you enter the search keyword ), enter some text ...
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Who are “others” in Linux permissions, and what does “execute” mean?

I could not find the answers on these three questions: Who is "others", if we give all services on our server a user, "others" don't exist right? For example, if we put Apache to a user, and we set ...
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Recover overwritten encrypted partition

I accidentally (due to a typo) have overwritten parts of my encrypted ext3 partition with an iso file: cat 200Mb-sized.iso > /dev/sdb Is there any chance to recover the files of the partition ...
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How can I convert PDF to XLS on Linux? [closed]

Are there any opensource web applications to convert a given PDF to XLS format?
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How can I search a file by its name and partial path?

Often I have a file name and it's partial path, e.g. "content/docs/file.xml". Is there a simple way to search for that file, without manually cutting into parts its name to provide directory name ...
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Are the commands ps and top limited to processes?

If I run the command ps or top, do they only list processes or do they list both services and processes? How do you tell whether a given row represents a process or service?
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What do the symbols mean when running the command service --status-all?

I ran the command service --status-all and it returned a list of what appear to be running services however what does each of the symbols +, -, ? mean. I had a look at the man pages but there is ...
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Ubuntu Nvidia Twinview error / Flash lag

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with '2' Nvidia GTS-250 GPU's. I am trying to get TwinView to work. Currently I have everything working as far as both screens are on and I can drag between them and use ...
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what does “ls'” mean in Linux?

I accidentaly typed ls' and I got a interactive interface: > What is this? I tried search on internet, found nothing.
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Cloning windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? How do I clone my current HDD to a new one? It's getting constant chkdsk operations every ...
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How to auto start terminal applications when Fedora 14 starts?

I know that i can go under system-> preferences -> startup to add in application that i want to autostart when fedora starts. But if my application requires to open terminal then type ./[appname] ...
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Make acpi beep when the power supply being unplugged even if the alsa is turned into mute

My laptop is Thinkpad Edge series, of which laptop will produce a beep when the power supply being unplugged. But I noticed that the beep has been blocked if the alsa is turned to mute. So, I wonder ...
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Learn to use both sides of the keyboard

I'd like to force myself to use the correct (right side or left side) Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys depending on what letter I'm typing. For instance I'd like to use the right Shift key when typing 'A' ...
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Linux Mint 12 - How to disable the bottom toolbar (without gnome-tweak-tool!)

If I disable the bottom toolbar from gnome-tweak-tool =>shell extensions => bottom panel extension (=>off), the next time I restart gnome it will somehow merge the bottom panel to the upper panel and ...
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Alias to add .mylongwebsiteaddress to end of lines in cygwin

I have a server called someserver and a website called mylongwebsiteaddress.com. Basically I always type $./somecommand.sh someserver.mylongwebsiteaddress.com in cygwin when doing updates to servers. ...
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scp'ing using key file as a parameter, How can I do that if possible?

scp -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub events*$date*_QA.log $remote_user@$remote_server:$remote_location Is the aforementioned script incorrect? Am I not doing it correctly? I went to .ssh directory and see that ...
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Command to search programs in Linux

Do you have any easy idea to define some alias in .bashrc for finding some command that you want to search (when you forgot its name) in your machine, visiting all "bin" directories, maybe using ...
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Get LVM size using AWK?

I'm in need to find out the LVM size of image vm001. Let's say I have a LVM volume called /dev/VGgroup/vm001. Now using lvdisplay I can find out the size: --- Logical volume --- LV Name ...
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how to find the gateway used for routing

This is in unix environment. I have multiple routes in a host (visible with 'ip route show' command). If I am pinging an address, how can I find out which gateway was used to route the tracffic? I ...
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start ubuntu service as user

I am trying to create a service in ubuntu server, whitch I need to start as a user. Main reason I need to do that is that I need to call it from www(php script). lets say I got this script called ...
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How to fix very high w_await on linux desktop?

My Linux (Debian sid) desktop started to become sluggish in the last few weeks. When I investigated, I found that: There is no ram shortage -- the system regularly uses only half of its 4G, there is ...
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Want to install linux on a Macbook with a broken CD drive

I spent the past few hours getting the Debian installer to finally boot from a USB drive. I had to install rEFIt to get that working. So I installed debian, deleted the Mac OS X installation in the ...
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Displaying sparse files on linux

I have several sparse files on a server running red-hat. I want to look at the files without having to see the zeroed bytes. When I less the files, I see a lot of '@^'s where the zeroed bytes exist. ...
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How do I see who's logged in?

I'm having a little problem. I need to (from the command line) be able to see what users are logged in. Here's the tricky part: I DO NOT want those users that have locked their screens and left their ...
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disabling the ARP protocol in linux box

I need to disable the system level ARP protocol to perform some experiment in my ubuntu 11.10 system. So please help me in disabling the ARP module/protocol in my system.
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In Linux how to make a file with a name that is current date and time

I want to make a file which name will be a current date and time. I can create a file with the touch command. Also I can get current time with the date command. So, I think, I need to somehow pipe the ...