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Disable Linux File Permissions for a tree

Is there a way to disable file permissions for a whole directory tree so that permissions of new files and directories are automatically disabled? I have a multi user environment and want to have a ...
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Why is my portable WD My Passport drive not recognized?

My Western Digital My Passport portable drive is not recognized in OS X. It used to be recognized, but not anymore. It does not appear in /Volumes. The hard drive is recognized by a Linux machine. I ...
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Compiz & Linux compositing: how does it fit into the X architecture? [closed]

Not a really "how to solve stuff" question, but... I was wondering how the modern X architecture works, with compiz & all. What I know about it: in the beginning, there was the X server, ...
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Mozilla Sync (wsgi via apache) through SSL causes error 500, no log entries

I have been following (among others) these instructions to setup a Mozilla sync server. It runs fine when I connect to http://mydomain.com:5000/ but when I use https instead of http and remove the ...
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How do I create yum repo file?

I know there is a previously asked question, but I still have some doubts so asking again. How do I create a yum repo file? I know that in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ I have to create .repo file. Below ...
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Virtual machine on mini-ITX board [closed]

I came into possession of 4 mini-ITX (or possible Nano-ITX) boards recently they were used in an old CD preview stand at a music store. They're not very powerful, but they're fast enough to run an ...
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Is there a way to have shared control tmux session?

I'm looking for something similar to the screen -x of gnu screen for Linux
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GRUB bootloader is bricked, cannot install any operating system

I accidentally installed debian on the wrong partition and now my GRUB bootloader is bricked. I tried installing other operating systems but I get the same error at the end: cannot install grub ...
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Reasons to use separate partitions in a VM

I use linux VMs for tons of things these days and for the very most part I usually avoid LLvm and set them up with a single disk partition with everything in it. Granted, if I need a special type of ...
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How can I run my python program directly from the shell?

I wrote a script. When it starts, it won't stop, and it keeps getting data from the Internet. I can call it this way: cd /User/Desktop/project/internetScanner/ python3 main.py start But I would ...
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Is my CPU 32-bit or 64-bit? Output from lshw, lscpu, getconf and /proc/cpuinfo

I use Debian squeeze on a Toshiba Satellite. I want to know FOR SURE if my CPU is a 64 bit or a 32 bit. I ask this here because I am now very confused. What follow are the outputs of four different ...
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Software RAID1 with two hard drives

I'm currently building an NAS. I have 2 3TB hard disks. Is it possible to software RAID these two if they hold the operating system? Or do I need a separate OS disk? If yes, could I just use an USB ...
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DNS and WebHosting 101 Help Needed [closed]

I've read many articles and user's questions/answers, and searched and searched... I'm just completely lost! I would plan to go through with the following: - Advanced Server Hardware, provided by HP ...
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Changing binary file to readable text file

I have a program that creates a file that stores text like this: application/octet-stream; charset=binary now i need to convert this file to this: text/plain; charset=us-ascii i know this is ...
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Find document files and copy them to another directory

This is a bit of a basic question but I'm trying to copy all .doc files I find in a directory and copy them to another directory. I know each command: find -name '*.doc' . and: cp filename ...
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Make rsync case insensitive

I'm rsync'ing a bunch of files between a Windows and a Linux system. Since not all Windows care about case, some of the files on the Windows system no longer have the same casing as they had on the ...
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How to configure Microsoft exchange email account using Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I have my work email that works on Windows and Microsoft Outlook. I tried Thunderbird on Windows and the email account works properly. Then, I installed Ubuntu and tried to configure my account in ...
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Preventing auto-restart of nautilus on gnome 2.28

Cheers! I dislike disobedience from my system. When I want to explicitly kill Nautilus with kill or killall, I am no longer able to do so. Previously I could disable this erroneous behavior (which ...
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yum to treat a package installed by hand as installed through it

I've built Emacs 24 and installed it on my FC-17, but if I try to install any package that requires Emacs (such as Pymacs, ECB and so on), all of them will try to install Emacs 23. I think that my ...
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How does correct gamma color on external screen? Linux laptop

I have got a laptop and i would like to correct gamma color on my external screen. My system: Laptop, VGA port, Linux, Ubuntu. In option System->Preferences->Monitor i turn off my laptop's screen. ...
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RedHat Enterprise 6 and Windows 7 dual boot

I have currently Windows 7 running and installed on partition C. I have partition D empty , and I would like to install Red Hat on it without affecting Windows seven ( i.e., dual boot Windows 7 & ...
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Xorg input devices fail without udev

What I am trying to do: Launch Xorg server without udev device manager. What I have tried to do: Make sure that /dev/ has all required nodes, such as /dev/input/*. Make sure that all required ...
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Gtk3 theme development tips

I've started adopting the default Ubuntu Ambiance theme for my needs, but I find it a very cumbersome process. As soon as I change my theme and load it, it also gets cached so any further changes ...
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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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FTPS client certificate authentication

I'm installing FTPS server on debian with certificate-based authentication. I've set up ProFTPd and configured it to use TLS and a certificate (for testing purposed I use a self-signed one). Now I'd ...
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Problems with YUM and Python2.7 in Fedora 17

yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, yum-fast- : downloader Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile fedora: ftp.freepark.org ...
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how to check which graphic controller is in use

On my linux laptop I have two VGA compatible controllers (information from lshw): product: GK107 [GeForce GT 640M] physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 .. clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi ...
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How to properly use stunnel?

I'm trying to setup Wireshark ssl debugging, and to do this, I'm trying to follow instructions in this article. I'm currently at stunnel part, and I'm trying to execute sudo stunnel -p ps.pem -d ...
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Errors when installing jdk 1.7 in linux

When I am installing jdk 1.7 in Oracle Linux by using the following rpm -ivh jdk-7u9-linux-i586.rpm However I am getting the following errors, how can I resolve these errors and install jdk 1.7? ...
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Where to see the recent changes/actions on a computer?

I log on to a lot of different servers at work to do some tasks and install new software. However, sometimes I find myself wanting to know what has been done to the computer recently. This usually ...
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IPV4 route cache removed from >= 3.6 linux kernel

While going through 3.6 linux kernel change log, i came a across a mail (http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/238256) from David S Miller regarding removal of routing cache for IPV4 in kernel. ...
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Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
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Setting up ssh group keys without affecting ~/.ssh/config in Linux

I have to setup an ssh group key used for publishing to a remote git repository. As git (as well as I presume many other programs) don't allow defining a flag lag ssh -i the information which key is ...
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GUI Apps without a graphical desktop

This may be a stupid question - But is it possible to run GUI apps (Firefox for example) on a computer where I don't have a graphical desktop installed (like GNOME, Xfce)?
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stripping properties and personal information from .odt files on linux?

I have a few files that have fields of properties and personal information that I want to remove, the format is .odt. Basically, I want to strip out everything. What utilities are available for the ...
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Recording both internal audio and microphone via PulseAudio [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”? I'm looking to get a sane audio recording set up that allows me ...
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Lightning extension for x86_64 Thunderbird 3.1.10?

I've installed the Thunderbird 3.1.10 package in latest Arch Linux x86_64. However, it seems that the Lightning calendar extension doesn't work in this 64-bit operating system with 64-bit Thunderbird ...
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update file in tar

for Linux tar command: tar uf test.tar test.txt but for *BSD bsdtar command option u = r = append,that is can't update file ,only can append file and also ,I try compiled libarchive , proved ...
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USB external disk works ok with linux?

I'm about to buy a samsung USB G2 5ooGB, or a western digital 500GB USB Essential In their specs, none of them say they work on linux. I'm almost sure they do work fine, just like my 4 GB pen drive ...
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terminal with custom command

I am using Linux Mint 13 (Mate). I have edited my mate-terminal profile using custom command as follows mate-terminal --full-screen By mistake i haven't set the default profile to load. So terminal ...
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Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
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Cloning a Linux installed on a usb drive to another usb of the same brand/type

I have a completely configured Linux system installed on a 16GB USB drive. I have the same brand/type of USB drive 10 times and the exact same mainboard 10 times. Now I want to copy the USB drive to ...
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tmux combine multiple commands to one vi-copy command or tmux command to yank a line

In tmux, i know we can chain multiple commands to a key by using \; See Here But in vi mode, i want one single key press to go to the beginning of the current line, begin-selection, go to end-of-line, ...
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Why does net rpc shutdown fail with the right credentials?

The command $ net rpc SHUTDOWN -f -I xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -U uname%psswd Fails with the following errors: Could not connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx The username or password was not correct. ...
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Why does a new terminal get automatically closed?

Every time I open a new terminal it gets automatically closed. I'm running Arch Linux, and Xforce4 terminal. $ terminal --execute sudo arpspoof -i $(cat var.log|awk '{print $1}') \ -t ...
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Hamachi Gateway under Linux

Has anybody successfully gotten Hamachi working on a Linux server working as a gateway? Any help getting that setup? I'm in a dorm room (so I am pretty much forced to use Hamachi instead of OpenVPN) ...
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Linux system cannot find RAID 10 md device after reboot of the system

I ran these commands: $ sudo mdadm --verbose --create /dev/md0 --level=10 --chunk=256 --raid-devices=4 /dev/sdh1 /dev/sdh2 /dev/sdh3 /dev/sdh4 $ echo 'DEVICE /dev/sdh1 /dev/sdh2 /dev/sdh3 /dev/sdh4' ...
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CentOS 6 - iptables preventing web access via port 80

I'm setting up a new web server with CentOS 6.2 and am not able to connect via the web. Everything looks set up correctly in httpd.conf and Apache is running, so I'm assuming it's an iptables issue. ...
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x-terminal-emulator not getting path

I have a script that uses x-terminal-emulator to launch a different script in a new terminal window. I am using ubuntu 12.04 and a colleague of mine is using ubuntu 12.10 and this is not working for ...
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Figuring out how my /etc/ folder got deleted [closed]

I was playing around with my sendmail configuration in the /etc/ folder, and then, somehow, the contents of my /etc/ folder went away, and I'm unsure of how. From /var/log/auth.log: Nov 8 10:28:42 ...