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Linux Filesystem which must not be unmounted

I've got a raspberry pi where I want to connect an external HDD. Now I'm thinking which filesystem I will use. The problem is that the raspberry pi will be shut down from time to time without ...
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Is there no SMB/CIFS client component in Windows?

I know that Windows acts as an SMB/CIFS server by default. So one can easily access Windows files from another machine in the network with a proper SMB client. But what if I want to do the opposite ...
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What directories should i backup on a Linux server?

This is related to this question; however different as this is a server. I use crashplan and grabbed /home, /root, and /etc; however upon an audit I determined that a lot of my configuration files ...
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Add path from remote ssh server

I have a remote SSH server that holds the exe file (at /usr/bin/linux). I want to run the exe files from the server on images on my local hosts, i.e. add me@remote:usr/bin/linux to my local path. How ...
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I want to change DPI with Imagemagick without changing the actual byte-size of the image data

I feel so horribly sorry that I have to ask this question here, but after hours of researching how to do an actually very simple task I'm still failing... In Gimp there is a very simple way to do ...
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FIND operands and order of arguments

I have a find command that I am unsure if I am placing my arguments correctly. find / -xdev -size -size -262144000c -o -type d \( -name .snapshot -o -name man -o -name Man -o -fstype mvfs \) -prune ...
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Fast way to check disk usage in linux?

I want to find out the disk usage of /home however it's too slow, I get timeout sometimes (SSH) because it has lots of files. I am using du -sh /home and I was wondering if there's a faster way?
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Is download speed in linux greater than in windows, even in a vm? really?

Weird! Any explanation? Is it due to some QoS related bandwidth reservation?
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Multiple connection attempts per minute on udp port 1024 - What might be the cause?

Here's a small sample from my firewall log: Sep 24 14:51:04 server Shorewall:net2fw:DROP: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=44:87:fc:8a:f2:c3:00:04:ed:dd:e6:4a:08:00 SRC=213.5.110.105 DST=10.1.1.3 LEN=131 TOS=00 ...
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How do I get my Nvidia monitor position settings (in Linux) to persist after a restart?

I have two monitors, and I run them both in Linux using the proprietary Nvidia drivers with "TwinView". I just installed Linux Mint 13, and since the install after every reboot my monitors come up in ...
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Package temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled

I am running 64 bit Ubuntu 11.10 on an i7 with 8gigs of ram. I thought of putting this on askubuntu.com but decided that maybe the question has a much broader appeal. I have the following error ...
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Increasing Screen Resolution to more than limit and scaling to origional

I have a laptop, with Screen Resolution - 1366x768 (most common) - I want to increase it further to 1600x900 (or higher), in the same ratio. I want to scale the higher resolution on my current screen ...
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How much can less utility buffer?

I'm curious. You can use less to read through a 100 GB file with no problem. But if you cat a 100 GB file into less, I'm thinking that less must buffer the whole file because there is a pipe (was it ...
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Links cookie location

Where does the Linux command line web browser links store its cookies? I'm writing a program that waits for a cookie from one of my websites to be saved before continuing with its execution. I believe ...
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Crop display size in linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limit video output to a section of a display and leave the rest blank My laptop has a slightly damaged lcd - it has a black strip on the right that reduces the working ...
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Use outgoing port 80 to connect to another remote port, without root privileges

If all outgoing ports are blocked except 80, is there a way to use port 80 to connect to a remote machine's port other than 80? I do not have root privileges on the system.
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How to disable write cache for all external drives on Linux?

I want to disable it on external drives to ensure that the data is really copied/written to the drive, write cache makes it difficult for me to decide whether the data is already copied/written or ...
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Copy a single file from main directory recursively across all directories within

I'm on a dedicated server using CentOS, and on this server I have 5000+ directories in one main directory. In the main directory I have an index.php. I would like to copy this index.php into all ...
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How to automount ntfs partation on raid0 in arch linux with systemd

Recently, I switched from initscript to systemd followed this wiki, and I got error like this during boot: Job dev-md126p5.device/start timed out This is my fstab: /dev/mapper/VGLinux-lvroot / ...
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Bash script: Find a file inside specific folder in linux

I want to write a script to find all executable files under a specific directory which I want to pass in parameter. I am able to find all executable files using a predefined directory but I want to be ...
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Important data lost in Gnote

Gnote just crashed and erased a good part of a note which wasn't oppened when the crash occured. I can't undo this change so it seems to be a permanent loss... How can I recover it and make sure it ...
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Creating a symbolic link not in the working directory

the command usually works like a charm but this one ln -si GIT/Settings/session ./.mozilla/firefox/foo.default/ just creates some kind of broken link shown as a file. Why is that? Even sudo ln -fs ...
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Install Ubuntu and run in Windows or through normal boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Booting into a Virtual Machine from a physical installation I like and use Windows 7 more than anything. But there is times when I want to run Ubuntu or some other ...
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ATL + '.' like shortcut to get previous command parameter

I use ALT. very frequently on bash. But some time I go one past the parameter I want . So I was looking for a way to call the next parameter from the history.
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What can I do to give some more love and disk space to my database on Ubuntu?

I'm new to linux. I've deployed a db to ubuntu server on amazon and found out I'm low on disk space. did df (see below) - and found out that I'm 89% capacity on one file system, but less on others. ...
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Why did I fail to build ctags for vim?

I got the latest, unreleased version of the ctags source code from the svn repository using svn co https://ctags.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/ctags I ran ./configure, which failed with the following ...
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How to automount ntfs partation on raid0 in arch linux with systemd

Recently, I switched from initscript to systemd followed this wiki, and I got error like this during boot: Job dev-md126p5.device/start timed out This is my fstab: /dev/mapper/VGLinux-lvroot / ...
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Can i have a splash screen while loading linux mint

My Linux Mint loads with a black screen. Can I replace this with a splash screen?
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How can I delete a specific file from a set of results using the find command in Linux?

I have the following command that lists all files with the extension doc, docx, etc. find . -maxdepth 1 -iname \*.doc\* The command returns numerous files some of which I would like to delete. So ...
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Detect all links that exists pointing to /tmp?

I want to find out which file links exist that point to my /tmp folder on Ubuntu. Background: I had a problem, that my /tmp folder privileges were changed by some accident to 755. The system wasn't ...
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ADSL with RFC 2684 Bridging

My new ADSL line is now enabled, I can finally use my Netgear DM111Pv2 to use to the Internet. My ISP has told me a big surprise : I don't need to use a login and a password to connect to the ...
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Run a script after killing lxsession (xorg)

I am trying to run a program automatically within a bash script after killing the LXDE session. My script consists of: #!/bin/sh pkill lxsession; sh ...
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How to correct a screen wrapping around?

I got my hands on a Ubuntu System (which was displaying correctly) and I installed CentOS 6.3. The screen is wrapping around on itself. Any ideas? See for yourself
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Clipboard management with 'Paste all Functionality' for Linux

I've just frustratingly spend a couple of hours looking for some way to paste multiple items recently copied in one go. I.e copy a line, copy another line, copy a link, then 'PASTE ALL' I've tried ...
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How to quit ircII help session?

I'm using ircII as my irc client to chat on irc channels. As I'm new to this terminal based program so I tend to use /help command very frequently. The problem is when I go in help session I get ...
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Best way to run autonomous process on Linux machine

I have a Linux machine that I want to leave unattended. I have a program on this machine that I want to automatically start when the machine boots up and runs unattended. What is the best way to ...
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How to correct a screen wrapping around?

I got my hands on a Ubuntu System (which was displaying correctly) and I installed CentOS 6.3. The screen is wrapping around on itself. Any ideas? See for yourself
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What does the number after Unix/Linux file permissions like “-rw-rw-r--. 1 ” mean in “ls -l” output

Can any one explain "-rw-rw-r--. 1 " and give some "detailed" information on ls -lart command. Why does the number change after "-rw-rw-r--. 1 " <----
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Automated printouts from a wireless printer

I have a wireless printer which is always on, and an always on fanless Linux server. Looking at the mprinter project on Kickstarter I started to wonder if there is a way for me to prepare an ...
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How to open a particular file from a terminal?

How do I open a file from a terminal ? When I try to open a simple txt file like : open _b2rR6eU9jJ.txt I get this message : Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console Is that ...
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Why did I fail to install packages when using debian?

There is lots of messed up dependency. How can I resolve this problem? It produces the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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How can I execute multiple expressions using the -exec option in Linux via the find command?

I did have a read of the post at How do I execute multiple commands when using find?. Unless I have misunderstood the answer provided, I do not believe it provides the solution I am seeking. My ...
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Cannot stream webcam using ffserver because of malloc error

I was following this tutorial RaspBerry Pi webcam and when I run the following command from root: $ ffserver -f /root/ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -v 2 -r 5 -s 640x480 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video1` ...
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Accessing guest (Ubuntu) localhost from host (Windows)

Is there any way to access guest's localhost through a browser inside the host? I am running Ubuntu with Virtualbox on Win7.
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Linux keyboard listeners

I'm trying to change some keyboard shortcuts like the power-button and + . I know that my WM (Window Manager) handle part of the shortcuts, but and power-button shortcuts aren't mapped in any of my ...
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How to get the CPU and memory usage per session Linux

I have to do a script in bash to calculate the percentage of CPU and memory usage per session in Linux. What standard UNIX tools can I use in my script to get this information? I have this ...
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Accessing an exit code outside of a su -m $USER -c “<cmd>”

The below command prints "0" or "1" correctly depending on failure or not because i put $? inside the "su" command. sudo su -m $USER -c "./shutdown.sh &> /dev/null; echo \$?" However, if i ...
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Why doesn't my Linux superuser root directory ls command show all files?

If I log in and then head to my superuser root via: sudo su - I'm now in the root directory. I can display a list of files and directories via ls. However quite a few directories don't seem to be ...
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Linux Deepin doesn't show other networks while scanning when connected

I'm using the new distribution Linux Deepin based on Ubuntu after having used Ubuntu for the last two years. After I'm connected to my wireless network, I can't find any other networks scanning for ...
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New to CLI. How do I create a shortcut to directories?

Installed Apache and the default working directory is /var/www, when I'm in /root I don't want to navigate to /var/www every time I want to get some work done. Can I create a link in /root called ...