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Install pulseaudio but don't use it?

I have my computer set up exactly how I want it, no pulseaudio and everything is working great. Unfortunately, there is a piece of software I'd like to use (cockatrice, a M:tG client) that requires ...
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Looking for utility to batch change created/modified date of multiple files in ascending datetime (windows XP/7/Mac/Linux)

I'm looking for a utility that batch/bulk modifies file datestamps (date-modified and/or date-created) to the second accuracy but does so in ascending incremental order, e.g. File1 2012-04-18 ...
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Better performance - Running Windows 7 VM with Linux Host, or vice versa?

I will be getting a Windows 7 machine at work soon. I want some of the software that Windows offers (i.e. Office, iTunes), but I develop software in Linux. Should I install Linux on a virtual machine ...
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Giving directory access to only certain users?

I currently have the following directory: drwxrwsr-x 4 user1 Group1 4.0K Apr 18 18:29 foo Under Group1 there are 20 users. I want to give user2 and user3 who belong to Group1 access to directory ...
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Know disk space using ssh remotely using shell script

I am using following commands to extract the disk space using ssh remotely. but wants to iust store the output instead of all other message as below; Any help? or any alternative solution? ssh ...
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Is there a way to run django alongside a lampp stack?

I intend to move my webserver (ubuntu) from php to django. I have working php scripts, and have tested some django locally. Now I want to run both on my webserver, but following various tutorials for ...
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How do I make “bash -x” (debug mode) recurse into sourced scripts?

I'm trying to debug what bash does on login initialization for Linux. I've read that "bash -x" will make bash print out what it's doing, but it doesn't print commands in sourced files like "set -x" ...
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Use another user's .vimrc and .vim/

I know that I can :source /path/to/some/.vimrc to load my user's .vimrc when running as root, but how can I use the entire .vim/ directory as well? Is there a startup option for using /home/user/.vim/ ...
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recursively delete but keep .gitignore file

I've been trying out several methods from SU but I have been unable to do this: I got a folder (example: /var/www/tmp/) which contains several files and directories. I'd like to delete all the files ...
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Does inkscape not have the ability to preserve cmyk colors?

Is there any way to get Inkscape to work in cmyk colors? I have an .ai/.pdf file with cmyk colors which I need to to open in inkscape because I have to cut/paste part of the content to a new file. ...
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Bootable OS + data on USB?

Can I make an bootable USB with a live OS while still keeping other data functional on my USB? I want to make an USB bootable Slax OS (Linux), but to be able to access other data while running the OS ...
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What is the difference between the system group and netgroup?

What is the difference between the system group and netgroup (at least on ubuntu)?
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How to update one file located in a zip subdirectory?

I have a zip archive that contains several folders and I need to update one specific file within such a folder. How can I update the file with a command line? I have already tried 7z u my.zip ...
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ping|awk not responsive

While trying melodyping, I noticed that ping <host> |awk '{print $1}' takes about 30 seconds until the first line is actually displayed. Even though w/o piping to awk each ping is returned in ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to use my preferred text color and to ignore the text color specified in incoming messages?

I use a dark theme in Ubuntu. Everything is fine in Thunderbird except for the messages that arrive where a font color is specified ( I assume Outlook forces a color to be specified). Those messages ...
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Running cronjob on specfic hours

How do i setup a cronjob to run every hour except from 11pm until 1am ? Because during that time, the system is doing maintenance. Cheers
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How to configure my ubuntu laptop to be accessible from my windows network

We have a Windows LAN environment, consisting of a Win 2003 server and various Windows Vista machines which authenticate against the Win 2003 server. We want Windows users to login into these ubuntu ...
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Can an infected Android mobile phone infect a PC running either Windows or Linux and what is the best way to prevent the spread of the infection?

We have multiple users that use mobile phones that run of varying versions of Android and often plug the phones into PCs running Windows and Linux that are attached to a wider network. Can an infected ...
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How can uptime be used to trigger an action?

I want to write shell or perl code which would give me notification after x days. Basically on SUSE Linux server, there is reboot required after 208 days, else the system would freeze. This is known ...
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How can I use Emacs in terminal mode and use Alt + ? shortcuts?

I want to use emacs in terminal mode, but in Ubuntu 11.10 the bash terminal already has many Alt started shortcuts, how can I handle with that ? Bye.
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Unable to open a tar.gz file

Are there any alternative ways to open a ".tar.gz" file than -xzf or -zxvf or xzvf? I am running Mac OS X 10.7. My command line returns: tar: Unrecognized archive format tar: Error exit delayed from ...
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How to install a .dsc file on linux

I have to install manually a file with a type I never seen before: .dsc How can I install this kind of file on linux??
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Sublime Text, getting configuration under version control

After using vim for the better part of a year I've decided to give Sublime Text 2 a whirl. Using vim my .vimrc of course grew quite substantial since I constantly found small ways to modify it, I ...
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linux mint is not starting. grub issues?

I dual booted my xp installing mint, everything went well, i gave the cd to my friend and he installed linux mint 12 but it's not starting, i mean there's no menu where you choose what OS you want to ...
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Use output from command line as a parameter for a command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace a command with the result of another in linux? I'm able to parse my command output so it only shows the file name that I'm interested. My question is, I ...
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Use tar vs bzip2 for creating a .tar.bz2 archive?

I just read that tar can create .tar.bz2 files. All this while, I was using tar + bzip2 to do this. I was wondering if there was a difference between using tar to create the archive vs using bzip2? ...
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Fedora Linux Disk Usage Analyzer falsely reports root at 100% full

I've got a box setup with Fedora 16 that I'm currently using for a small home server. I was having some issues with samba sharing when I ran the disk usage analyzer and found that while I have a ...
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How to run dohell command with hackbench?

I am missing a point w.r.t the usage of dohell command. Please point out. anisha@linux-dopx:~/Desktop/RealTime/downloadedPages> /usr/xenomai/bin/dohell -b ...
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Autologin as root or as any other user in Linux in console mode

my system requires to run automatically at start up. so, i did write a simple module and registered it inside /inittab. it automatically runs at start up but the problem is when i turn on the computer ...
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Solaris/Linux - tput command + create bold text

How do I bold the "Date & Time" numbers from the following file with the tput command (I have a Solaris machine)? For example, I want to bold only the "24-09-2009 16:17:45", etc. for all other ...
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Errors bootstrapping pkgsrc on RHEL5.2

I'm trying to build pkgsrc on RHEL 5.2 using: ./bootstrap --prefix=$HOME/$( uname -m )/pkg --unprivileged I burned some time tracking down an error caused by having MAKEFLAGS set to ...
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hard disk partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD

I want some advice on how to make the partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD. I want the two systems to share a swap partition, but I don't know if it can work. And I also want a partition to share data ...
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How to set up encrypted network in easiest way in Linux?

Let's consider we have unencrypted network connection (for example, Ad-hoc Wifi without any WPA, but not limited to wireless, of course). What is the simplest way to secure it (having GNU/Linux on ...
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Generate new file with specific structure from text file

On Linux I have the file orig-file.txt. This file include 4 fields now, but they could be less or more (this file is generated by other application). What is the best option to translate the ...
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Prevent write access for root in home directories

Is there a Linux distribution that prevents root user from modifying/deleting files/directories in another user's home? I came across tools that allow the home directory to be encrypted. But I want ...
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How can I tell whether a binary can be run in the terminal or requires X Window System on Linux without access to the Internet?

If I would like to know whether a binary can be run from the command line, X Window System or both, how do I tell without access to the Internet?
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Solaris + sorting file according to date and time by sort command

I have along list that created in /var/tmp/file.txt from some script (in Solaris machine) the following list have 4 fields please advice how to sort the list according to the following TIMESTAMP ( by ...
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O0o.oops() [console.c(83)]: Opening console failed and ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

During maintenance yesterday I did a mistake moving files and instead of mv ./* /destination-path, I typed mv /* /destination-path ... :( I stopped the process of moving in the middle and then moved ...
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Mount a S3 bucket on Linux without 3rd party tool?

Is there any way to mount a S3 bucket on the Linux filesystem without any 3rd party tools? Assuming I have a standard Ubuntu installation.
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grep doesn't produce the correct output when run on find command

My task was to print the number of files in the current directory without using ls and wc commands. I had typed the following lines in the script: #!/bin/bash find . -maxdepth 1 -type f \( ! -iname ...
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KVM with failover setup

We have a server running several virtual machines using KVM. While it works well, we are worried about potential hardware failures on that one physical server. We do backup nightly to a different ...
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Is it possible to have two package management systems (.deb and .rpm) on one system?

Is it possible to have more than one package management system on one system? Example: RPM, deb and .txz on the same partition of Ubuntu. If it isn't possible, why not?
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How to change default GUI environment in SUSE Linux?

How to change default (for example change form KDE to GNOME or other) GUI environment in SUSE Linux? What environments is available for SUSE?
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USB stick does not boot on laptop

I just created a bootable usb stick with a linux distro (Trinitry rescue kit), in order to get rid of viruses on a windows 7 laptop, an acer 1410. The stick boots other laptops and desktops but not ...
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Gconf Dconf and Gsettings

What is the difference between all of these programs? I read that some act as a back-end but I cannot find details. How are they all related and used?
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Set relative time using command line

Using something similar to the date command, is it possible to set the date and time relative to 'now'? So instead of something like date +%T -s "10:13:13" something like date -s +1h or something ...
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Fedora 16 continuously rebooting after install

I just installed Fedora 16 x86 64-bit on my Samsung Laptop (NP300 Series). The installation seemed to have worked fine but after the first reboot, it seems that the OS keeps rebooting repeatedly. ...
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Is there a way for cygwin to access a Linux (ext3) partition?

I'd like to be able to access a Linux partition through cygwin on Windows. My purpose is to backup data from a Linux server to my home computer running Windows 7. Right now it mostly works, except ...
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How to Reset a mini-PCIe Card without Rebooting (Linux)

First, some context. Fed up with my old netbook stuttering with 720p videos and flash content all the time, I decided to look around for a solution. Finally I decided on CrystalHD, a video decoder ...
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Comparing 2 (or 3 Files If Possible) “Line By Line”

I want to find out the differences of 2 (or 3 files if possible) line by line. Diff utils can do this, however it gives inaccurate results. Because, 2 files have exact number of lines which is "134". ...