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emacs: run grep process without looking for .cshrc file in home directory

When I run emacs commands like grep or rgrep a new shell process is started and .cshrc is loaded from the home directory. There is quite a lot of stuff in it and I don't want to load it every time ...
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Will writing a new partition table change anything other than the first 512 bytes

I'm trying to recover data from a 1TB drive removed from my NAS, but when I run fdisk -lu /dev/sdb I get a message saying that there's no valid partition table. From what I understand the partition ...
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ffmpeg - different input and output duration

I have strange duration issue when converting videos from mp4 to flv. Also there is a different "start_time", what is that? What does start_time means? input duration - 0:00:29.577000 input ...
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Running a bash script stored on a windows share from linux

I want to run a script directly from a windows share. The windows machine is running Windows 7 and I try to run the script from Ubuntu 13.10, on the same LAN. I tried with a bash script as well as a ...
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What problems does udev actually solve?

For that matter, what exactly was wrong with a bunch of static files in /dev? It's apparently unsatisfactory enough for developers to have reinvented this wheel by my count 3 times now (devfs -> udev +...
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How to transfer files using WinSCP console from a remote Windows 8 Server to a Linux server?

I am currently connected to a windows server. I installed winscp on it. I run the winscp and connect to a linux server. Now on the GUI of the winscp, i clicked the console, and use the scp command. ...
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How do I disable a bluetooth adapter and install a new one in ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8.2). I have a faulty bluetooth antenna that I am not interested in paying to fix. In windows I have a usb bluetooth dongle and I just keep the built in ...
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Permission denied error while copying the files to another user directory using WINSCP?

I have a few folder in one of my ubuntu machine in the directory /export/home/ as - user1 user2 user3 Whenever any user login to that machine, it always takes him to that directory as a default. ...
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What's the difference between a public, private, or work WiFi network, and what risks are there with each?

In Windows, you get asked if you are connected to a trusted or not trusted network. It gives you the option of deciding whether it is public, work or home. Why doesn't Linux ask me anything like ...
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Filling up the hard drive until certain amount of space is left?

I'm doing some testing of a product on Apple and Android devices. I'd like a script that will fill up the devices hard drive until 100KB space is left on the drive it's runs against to. Also in linux ...
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How to find a file whose size is less than 10 MB?

I need to find a file in my current directory whose size should be less than or equal to 10 MB. ls -lh gives me the file size of each file but not sure how to find the files whose size are less than ...
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Groups and permissions

I am a Linux newbie and I am trying to create some groups in my system. I use Lubuntu 13.04 and my username is - say - user1; by default, during the installation a primary group called user1 has ...
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Multiple users connected to same Host Name (IP Address) via SSH. “ps U <env_name>” shows Process ID's of those connected. Can I message them somehow?

Question says it all. The situation: There are several SSH logins all logged in under the same username. The command "ps U wvsd" shows something like this: PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND 1990 ? ...
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Missing sound on laptop running manjaro

Problem arose when I recently installed Manjaro on my Acer Aspire 5734Z. Sound has always been working before, when running other linux distros and win7. Neither headphones or laptop speakers are ...
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How to get total running time of a hard disk

In order to do disk rotation in a server, I need to know the current running time (online) time of a disk on a Linux CentOS release 6.3 (Final) system. The disks are connected with SATA (e.g. /dev/...
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Recursive zgrep not working

I have a directory hierarchy that contains numerous .gz files. I want to be able to recursively grep them for the string "foo". From what I've read online the following should work: zgrep -R -H "...
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How to investigate the cause for unresponsiveness on Linux? [closed]

I apologize that the problem I'm writing about is not very concrete. I use KDE4 on Debian testing, and use KDE's file manager Dolphin very often, most of the time without problems. Recently, I suppose ...
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Why didn't copying my home folder to a new machine preserve all preferences?

So, I needed to move my existing data to a new machine. I expected basically all settings (e.g. google chrome bookmarks, nav bar contents in gnome3, etc.) to be preserved if I simply copied my $HOME ...
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Is it possible to connect to a device using its hostname?

I am creating a small device running Linux with a web server on it. I want it to be plug and play, connect to a network and access to it using an abstract name. Is it possible to access to a device ...
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PC can't boot even from a live USB - probably corrupted bootloader or MBR

While getting rid of dual-booted Linux I tried recovering Windows 7's bootloader with EasyBCD. (one-click process described in this video) However, something went wrong and now GRUB is gone as it ...
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Extract URL from text with multiple URLs using sed

I have a string with a text and several URLs. How can I extract one specific URL (of a spoecific domain) with sed? For example, I have this: Text foo bar Text foo bar <br /><br /> http://...
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Will the Windows Bootloader create events?

Will the Windows bootloader add to the event log? So if I boot up Ubuntu, will it show in event viewer?
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Get the available space of Dropbox using Linux command line

I'm using CentOS. Is there a way to get the unused space in my Dropbox account using the command line?
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scp between two remote hosts from my (third) pc

I have two remote hosts. host1-> 10.3.0.1 host2-> 10.3.0.2 Both run an ssh server. The ssh server listens on port 22 in host1 and on port 6969 in host2. Now, using my local machine, I need to copy ...
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What is file ']' ? How is it created?

I wonder how this file got in my directory? When I run ls -lrt it shows -rw-r--r-- 1 and size 117562 . Can I get any directions for this?
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How to make deb package to actually change something

I work in linux based environment where we also need to access some test servers inside our intranet. To do it, I updated my /etc/hosts entry to let system know "who is who". Inside our team we got ...
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Unable to update in Linux Mint 10 - Julia (Maverick)

I just did a fresh installation of Linux Mint 10 and tried to do update or do any installation from Software Manager for that matter. But it just 404 out. Any solution for this
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Is there a way to compress files at different compression levels inside a single 7zip file? [duplicate]

Some files are compressed using their own compression scheme and some aren't. If I try Max compression on an already compressed file, I'll get 1%-2% better compression at most. The amount of time ...
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Checking what PHP version I'm running on Debian?

I'm running Debian 6 and I need to know what version of PHP I'm running, is there a command for this which I can run? I tried "php -i" and "php -v" from a previous question.. root@azaz07:/srv/www/...
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Compact, up to date, LiveCD supporting LUKS and ZfsOnLinux

I'm looking for a nice compact LivecD to support a new installation. The Gentoo minimal install CD is about the perfect thing, except it does not support ZFS. The Gentoo LiveDVD does Support both ...
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Is there a Linux cursor that has a (semi-transparent) Halo

There are certainly a LOT of Linux cursor themes out there. My problem is that most are useless for me as I'm partially sighted. Limited time means I can't try them all, either. The biggest problem ...
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Truecrypt file containers suddenly empty

I have multiple truecrypt file containers on my Google Drive. They all contain lots of files and folders that has worked well over the last 18 months. Today I reinstalled my PC and went from Windows ...
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Relocating Double OS to New Disk

I have a 256GB SSD which is my OS disk. I have 2 OSes in it, Debian and Windows. I want to move to a larger SSD Disk, probably 1TB (again SSD) or 512 GB (SSD). I just have a really nice working two ...
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How to set a default desktop environment at system start?

I'm a Linux and KDE user, and recently I started to use also Enlightenment as a substitute Desktop environment when I need a lighter resource consumption. I use KDM as a display manager, and I need ...
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Pendrive does not show up in Linux Mint 15

H have a Linux Mint 15 - Cinnamon edition on my computer. Today I booted up my Linux (I use dual boot) and downloaded the ISO for Mint 16. It worked. But since I logged in today, my USB, SD, and built-...
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mount a cifs share without root/fstab

Hello is it possible to mount a samba share without root privileges? Currently I have a java program that needs to access a smb share. (it will index every file on the smb share and will create some ...
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Manjaro: How to make taskbar icons glue to the right?

I want the rightmost icons to always be on the right of the screen. I looked through the options but couldn't find anything. Link to screenshot: http://s18.postimg.org/usvy04hl3/task_Bar.jpg
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Is there a way to pass a statement via an argument in shell?

What I'm trying to achieve is to set the title of a widget when computer goes to idle: xsidle.sh echo mywidget.title = "idle" | awesome-client when i remove xsidle.sh it works flawlessly. xsidle.sh ...
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Backup “sent mail” folder from gmail to ubuntu

I use gmail, but would like to have a local backup (on a ubuntu machine) of the emails as well. (I do not need two way synchronisation or anything like that, just backup) I already back up all ...
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Samba on FreeBSD 8 and Window 8

My objective is shared files form FreeBSD8. I have installed Samba36 using ports on FreeBSD in order to automate installations. I have edited the /usr/local/etc/smb.conf and /etc/rc.conf files with ...
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Linux mail client which works with GMail and can use vim as editor

I'm forced to use GMail and would like to write my emails using vim on a Ubuntu 13.10 system. Looks like mutt would be my best (and only?) choice, but I'm not sure about it's status and how it works ...
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Dropping Packets with Openvswitch Openflowcontrol

I am trying to setup some Flows with ovs-ofctl to block all unwanted incoming packets for a VM. The commands I use are: ovs-ofctl add-flow xenbr0 "priority=65000, table=0, tcp, dl_src=*, nw_src=*, ...
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Dual Boot Linux and Windows 8 on ASUS laptop (Windows 8 Installed)

I'm having trouble locating information on installing linux on a ASUS laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I'd like to (1) retain the existing Windows 8 partition since its loaded and configured to my ...
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ffmpeg stripping out third stream not working

I have files with a third stream which could be some metadata from FCP. This is the output of ffprobe: ffprobe 00700.mov ffprobe version 2.0.1 Copyright (c) 2007-2013 the FFmpeg developers ...
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Ripping to FLAC as close to original CD quality as possible (Rubyripper)

I just started re-ripping CDs, but I'm not sure I'm getting the most out of them possible. Right now in Rubyripper I'm using --best -V for FLAC, but is that going to give me quality as close to the ...
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Linux Nvidia driver works bad for me

I've installed Bumblebee, it loads nvidia driver correctly... I can see it in /proc/drivers: quux@quux-Ideapad-Z570 ~ $ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module ...
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Windows 7 can't ping a Linux server via its hostname (IP address works, virtual Linux machine works)

I'm trying to set up a home Linux server (running Arch Linux ARM on a Raspberry Pi), and I can't seem to get my Windows desktop machine to recognize it via hostname (in this case "whitey"). I have it ...
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rsync not skipping untouched files

I transferred about 300GB of files with scp from one server to another. Sadly I forgot the -r option, so part of the files that were in subdirectories were not copied. I verified that the files that ...
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How to properly open a SSH tunnel for a program and close it afterwards?

I want to run a command that needs a SSH tunnel for its operation (opening TCP connections repeatedly). After it exists, the tunnel needs to be closed again. The problems I encountered are: I can ...
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How can I list permissions of every component in a file path?

Sometimes it is necessary to determine on which directory in a path access rights are limited. Here is an example: $ ls /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices ls: cannot access /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices: ...