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Manage mysql files with nother user

I need to copy files in /var/lib/mysql/database/* yo another dir with admin user. File in /var/lib/mysql/database has 660 mysql:mysql I already add admin user to mysql group, but it didn't work.
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Is there a way to quickly identify files with Windows or Unix line termination?

I know we can use dos2unix to convert between Windows and Unix line termination. I am wondering if there is any command that can tell me if a file has Windows or Unix line termination?
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How do I use the watch and jobs commands together in Bash?

How do I use the watch command with jobs command, so that I can monitor when a background job is finished? I execute it as follows, but I do not get the output from jobs: watch jobs If I run jobs ...
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My username and password dont work on SHH Trixbox

I have a Trixbox Linux instaled (based on Asterisk distribution). I can acces the console normally with my root account. Its very simple, restart my machine, type login: root and password ***** and ...
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When starting up mumble, or teamspeak, and it goes to record audio (for say voice chat) all playback is held up

On Fedora 17. Using a ct-xfi driver. I have my speakers configured, and everything works great. Until I start up mumble, or Teamspeak, and either one hooks up to start recording audio. Then it's all ...
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Why does xscreensaver not allow me to enter my password?

I'm running the latest version of LUbuntu (just downloaded and install this week). This morning when my computer woke up the xscreensaver dialog popped up saying "Authentication failed". However, it ...
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fit multiple pdf pages to one

Is it somehow possible to "zoom out" a multi-page PDF to fit all pages to one via command line (must work under Linux) e.g. I have a PDF generated with XSL:FO/FOP with a table (the red one in the ...
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Is there a server/client like VNC that a user can start to then login to a terminal?

VNC provides a way for a regular user to start a server on a host, then use the corresponding client to connect to the VNC server from another host. I'm looking for a server/client pair that works in ...
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How can I grant permission for a user over a direcotry in linux

I use chmod to change the file permissions. But what if I needed to grant full control permission for the logged in user over a directory ?
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Check that Laptop Fan is Functioning Correctly on Linux

I just completely disassembled and reassembled my Dell Studio 1555 laptop. I had to remove the hard drive, WLAN card, unplug optical drive, display connector, even the motherboard to get to the fan. ...
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can not mount romfs image

with mount version 2.21.2 I get this error every time I try to mount a romfs image sudo mount -t romfs mlsrc.img mp/ mount: unknown filesystem type 'romfs' I am running arch linux with kernel 3.4.7 ...
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How can I remove an uncessessary extended partition with only one member in gparted?

I've been changing this hard drive around, and have stumbled into this problem. I'm trying to get my hard drive back to just its original 4 partitions, but I can't seem to get rid of the "shell" of an ...
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Firefox deployment concept: Linux

Context: 30 stations, all clones --- public kiosks; using Firefox. I'd like to be able to use fabric to deploy firefox + addons + user scripts to the stations that do not have it, or, need an updated ...
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Exploring the Network and sharing files in XFCE/OpenBox/Thunar

As of recently I started using a debian-based distro called crunchbang which uses OpenBox as a window manager and thunar as file manager. I did setup Samba server correctly and can now share files ...
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Two OS in same computer, how to set boot priority for windows 7?

I have Centos and Win 7 installed in same PC. How Can I change setting in CentOS to show Windows 7 in top of the list in boot menu ?
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Fixing broken SSH on NAS server

I am very new to the Unix/Linux world, and at my workplace, I was trying to set up my user to be able to SSH into the NAS server (our NAS is made by netgear). I had never worked with this particular ...
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How to configure Linux to open files by extension?

The various Linux's desktops open files according to their mime type. This is a very nice feature but I also need to open them by extension (as with Windows). For instance, I want to open every ...
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Running WhatsApp in Fedora

Is there any way I can run WhatsApp on Fedora? There are Android emulators like BlueStackApps for Windows and Mac, but I haven't found one for Fedora or Ubuntu. Is there any such that will allow me ...
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What does / (forward slash) mean in cd?

I use the following commands to change directory and it generally works fine. [max@localhost max]$ cd / [max@localhost /]$ cd /home/max/ [max@localhost max]$ pwd /home/max But today, by mistake, I ...
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mcedit - select all text

How can I select all text in mcedit?
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Slackware Linux: Glib can't find libffi.so.6. Where is it trying to look?

I have libffi installed and it's in /usr/local/lib, yet the glib make process can't find it /home/mathmagi/src/glib-2.32.4/gio/.libs/lt-glib-compile-resources: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Environment variable changed

At first my hostname was localhost.localdomain in CentOS 6.2 I installed ubuntu in separate partition after that my hostname was changed to this ###-###-###-###-####.####.example.com In ...
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Folder to put under revision control linux workstation

I have several Linux workstations, including servers on which I often make critical changes and would be happy to be able to roll back them in case I break something. I therefore consider versioning ...
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Error in .bash_profile

I am using CentOS 6.2. This is my ~/.bash_profile content: # .bash_profile # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ~/.bashrc fi # User specific environment and startup ...
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archlinux boot messsages show random ascii characters

I'm new to Archlinux but I've studied some tutorials and read the install, getting started and beginners guides. I have installed a basic Arch Linux on a virtual box machine. The machine seems to ...
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The meaning of thermal throttle counters and package power limit notifications in Linux

Whenever I do some performance testing on my Linux-installed MacBook Pro, I often see the following messages in dmesg: Aug 8 09:29:31 infinity kernel: [79791.789404] CPU1: Package power limit ...
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Hosts not recognized?

Basically, nobody can establish a connection to anything I host. The website, teamspeak, and game servers. I think it may have something to do with the hosts file or network configuration, but I have ...
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Repair Grub after install windows?

i got problem about my PC, my pc use dual OS, but after I install windows the grub cannot detect my BAcktrack,my Backtrack location in /dev/sdaa4, I try to repair but error : sudo su mkdir /media/bt ...
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Map RAID device to OS level device

I have a two RAIDs, named 'raid1' and 'raid2', that show up on my linux machine as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. How can I tell which RAID maps to which device? I can do this with an Adaptec card by ...
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MySQL service will not start on Fedora 17

I've recently installed Fedora 17 on my laptop, and I have tried several times to start the MySQL (mysqld) service on it but it refuses to do so. It gives the following error: [root@blackbird2 ...
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how to ssh two computers behind NAT and Firewall, without third computer

I am trying to ssh into my Linux box at home. My home is a dorm-style environment - NAT and Firewall with personal laptop running Arch Linux. My work is corporate style Windows 7 - NAT and proxy ...
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How to open a port via password in linux server?

I have a Linux server and I want to connect to it with a remote computer, how can I put a password for more security please? I use netcat to connect to my server ! thanks a lot ...
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system clock is not set correctly on startup

i have strange problem with the system clock in my Linux system, TinyCore, kernel 2.6.38 . dmesg says the following: rtc_cmos 00:04: setting system clock to 2012-08-08 19:20:00 UTC ...
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Comparing files for similarities

Is there a standard Linux tool that looks for similarities between two files? The diff tool works best comparing files that are mostly the same, and outputs where they differ. I'm looking for a tool ...
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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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Ignore variables from another shell

I am on a linux workstation in a network, with an "old" distrib. Furthermore, login shell is enforced to CSH. I already asked to Admins if it would be possible to switch to another one (I would like ...
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How do I check that a *nix machine is online without ping?

I have a bash script that uses rsync to backup files from two remote workstations (unix and linux) to a local hard drive. I want the script to check that the workstation is online before running ...
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Is it possible to create a file and a hardlink to it without initializing the data?

I want to create a file of 2GB, but I don't care about the contents of it. I currently use dd with /dev/zero, but this is fairly slow. Is it possible to create a file and a hardlink to it, without ...
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Samba - Hide unauthorized directories

I currently have a number of read-only directories shared for the public. There are a number of other shares that only I have access to. Hence when other people try to access the shares, they are ...
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USB Networking via a Huawei 3G device EC5805 MIFI

I want to connect my MiFi through the available USB connection that I enjoy in Windows, OSX 10.5, and Mint. So far, all YDL 6.1 has done is laugh at my attempts to use the USB option in netman. I ...
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How can I prevent an application (Dropbox) from accessing network when connected to a certain Wifi ESSID?

I sometimes connect my Ubuntu laptop to my phone's 3G connection via tethering. When connected to that network I don't want Dropbox to synchronize as I have a limited data plan. I do want it ...
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Return to mailbox on delete in mutt

If you delete a message from the pager in mutt, it loads the next message into the pager. How can I change the behavior so that it kicks me back to the mailbox when I delete a message from the pager? ...
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In Win-7, Default OS shows as blank after installing Debian Linux. Is that normal?

I'm running a dual-boot with windows-7 and debian squeeze 6.0.5. Initially I had just two windows partitions (C: & D:). Of them, I formatted the D: as ext4 and installed squeeze using the debian ...
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Parsing .co.uk whois with awk

I wonder if someone could tell me why these awks are not working, they should supply the registrar and the expiry date : ${AWK} -F: '/Registrar:/ && $0 != "" { getline; ...
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How to install an emacs lisp patch in Linux?

I ran into a problem with an Emacs Lisp function, and I got a patch from the developer. I'm running Debian Linux and the file to be patched does not even exist on my system. (The patch is for ...
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Ubuntu preseed. Use whole disk space, but no swap

I'm trying to make a installation usb stick for a equipment we have here. I would like to automate linux installation, because we have a lot of these machines to install. The machine has a 30GB SSD ...
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My Eee PC 900 A won't work?

My laptop, and Eee PC 900 A won't work, at all. I don't know anything about computers, so I've just been pressing a bunch of random buttons. I don't know what a RAM is and all of those other terms... ...
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How to let `man` utility to use `less` to display manual rather than `more`?

I've this Solaris 10 installation and it uses more to display manual content. Is there a way to make it using less to display manual? because more is really not convenient to use. Thank you.
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Why mapping sftp disc returns fuse: invalid argument

Why mapping sftp disc returns this error? Am I doing it wrong? $ sshfs user@host:/ /home/absolut/Pulpit/sftp fuse umask=0,defaults,noauto,user,allow_other 0 0 user@host's password: fuse: invalid ...
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Automount ZFS zpool in Ubuntu 12.04

So, I've been told that ZFS for Linux has the ability to automatically mount a zpool on system startup in Ubuntu 12.04, but it doesn't work for me and I can't find any documentation on how to make it ...