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Is it feasible/likely that my ISP is doing per-client throttling of bittorrent?

Seems very strange to me, but I've run a few tests, and would love some ideas of other tests. I have a linux box here running Deluge, where I most of my bittorrent activity happens, and a Windows box ...
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How do I empty a Linux partition from Windows?

The other day installing Linux Mint failed and it took all the space from /dev/sda3. I wonder if there's some way to remove files and directories inside /dev/sda3 (don't know where it's located) ...
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how to access resource fork of hfs+ filesystem on linux

I have an HFS+ filesystem image recovered from a failing Mac harddrive and can loopback mount it on my Linux machine. How can I access the resource forks for the files in this filesystem from the ...
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Execute script/program when file changes

Is there a way to set something like a trigger on a file, so that everytime the file is changed a script or program will be executed? I only found a mechanism for this within a shell script but would ...
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QuickSynergy OSX server Linux client

How can I configure QuickSynergy so that my Mac can share it's keyboard and mouse with my linux computer?
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Ubuntu with Windows 7 virtualised or other way around

I was a Windows user. Then I switched to Ubuntu at work for (web) development and never looked back. Now that I upgraded my home system, the question came to my mind: Windows / linux. Why Linux: I ...
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Which archiving method is better for compressing text files on Linux?

In my application I need do compress of logs that are text files. Seems that bzip2 and gzip have the same compression ratio. Is that correct?
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mysql when in command line how to jump previous line

How to jump previous line when in mysql console ? i want jump to FROM line ? Sory for my bad english.
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compiz keeps quitting in Ubuntu

Just executed $ compiz --replace $ cccsm And it worked for 2 minutes while I configured some stuff (like Wobbly Windows) then compiz all of a sudden freaks out and quits. I have to reboot. What's ...
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Transparent screensaver for linux?

I want to have a few console windows running tail -f on logs. Unfortunately this means that anyone with access to the computer can press Ctrl+c and have shell access. So I want to lock the screen ...
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Newbie: get access privilege

I am newbie on Linux Ubuntu machine. I logged in to the Ubuntu with username: student. There are some directories only allowed root user to access, for example /var/lib/mysql ,(I know I can use sudo ...
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Internet on windows but not on linux

We are using Asus rx3041 router to access the internet, and it's configured to use 192.168.13.* and it's set to 192.168.13.1. It's acting as a gateway and dhcp server, with default configuration. ...
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Upgrading GCC on CentOS

I need to upgrade GCC. When I type yum install GCC it tells me Package gcc-4.1.2-51.el5.x86_64 already installed and latest version. Unfortunately I'm trying to install some software which requires ...
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Recovering DATA from HDD pulled from failed NAS

I pulled out a HDD from the My Book Live (Western Digital) NAS because it doesn't connect anymore. Product info: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=280 I am trying to recover data from ...
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How do I temporary delete files with the command line?

I've tried to alias rm with rm='mv $1 /tmp/' to no avail. How can I temporary delete files with the command line? I want to replace the rm command with the mv command to not delete my files and ...
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Debian: get the login name from UID

What I need is something like: $ who-has-uid 1000 cyrus I know the file /etc/passwd contains such informations, I'm not asking a script that parses it.
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Wireless very slow after operating system change

I've been a long time Windows user, last it was Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I'm now running Linux Mint 11 64bit. However if on Windows I was able to get to a download speed of 3.2MB/s then on Mint ...
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ps: How can i recursively get all child process for a given pid

How can I get the entire process tree spawned by a given process displayed as a tree and only that tree i.e. no other processes? The output could e.g. look like 4378 ? Ss 0:10 SCREEN ...
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How do I keep mac terminal keybindings when connected via ssh to a linux server?

My Setup computer: Macbook pro OS: OS X Snow Leopard Software: Terminal.app, GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0) The Server's Setup Hardware: Not sure OS: ...
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Is ASMedia ASM1061 SATA3 Controller supported under Linux ?

Is ASMedia ASM1061 supported under Linux ? I have an AsRock 880GMH/U3S3 motherboard but i can’t get the SATA3 controller to work. There are some spare info around google about it, but nothing that ...
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Prevent e2fsck from running out of memory?

I have a box running Ubuntu 11.10 with 512MB RAM and no swap. It has a 1TB USB HDD with ext3 filesystem attached. Sitting idle, it's only using about 60MB. When I run e2fsck, it runs out of memory, ...
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can /usr/src be a sym link?

I want to store all source code of programs I have installed in /usr/src. However, due to size of the drive I made a sym link /usr/src that points to ~/src. That was nice. Unfortunately, that caused ...
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Xorg - FVWM - Dual Monitors connected to same display independently

I am using Slackware Linux 13.37 with FVMW2 as my window manager. I have a pair of monitors that are different physical dimensions (a 21" widescreen, and a 19" standard display) which I use to do my ...
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Linux framebuffer in VirtualBox compared to VMware

I'm experimenting with virtualization tools, and there is an issue I would like at least to understand or even solve with your help. In short, here is my configuration: Windows XP SP2 32-bit as ...
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Which Linux OS Dist is most python friendly? [closed]

I am a mid-level python developer interested primarily in creating WSGI-based web apps. I have a working knowledge of *nix but not of sysadmin. I will be working from command line. Which Linux OS ...
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running tail -f on a server which connects to another server over ssh

I have been using the following command to connect to a server, which connects to another server and runs tail -f on it: ssh server1.com ssh server2.com tail -f file.log This so far works fine. ...
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Xdmx and glx acceleration not working

I am using Xdmx (Now built into Xorg) to span a four monitor XServer over two PCs each running two monitors. Both PCS are running Arch Linux and identical versions of software, and have ATI graphics ...
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How to start Firefox maximized or fullscreen without any additional extensions?

How can I start Firefox maximized or fullscreen without any additional extensions? If I open it, maximize and then close it, it still does not open maximised. The OS is linux - Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit
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change GNOME3 login background and prompt

I have GNOME3 on Debian and cannot for the life of me figure out how to customize the login screen, either background or box itself. Thoughts? I'm good with the terminal :P Also, Compiz does not do ...
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Start Synergy in Crunchbang at Login Screen

I'm using Crunchbang Linux with Openbox and I would like to have Synergy (http://synergy-foss.org/) autostart at the login screen. I tried following: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Synergy ...
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ack doesn't recurse when specifying a file pattern

ack "#define" will recurse into subdirs and find files that contain #define. But I wanted to limit the search to *.h files, so I tried ack "#define" *.h and it doesn't recurse anymore. The only ...
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Install Vector Linux 7.0 from USB

I am using windows, I have downloaded ISO of Vector Linux 7.0 (VL7.0-STD-GOLD.iso). I don't have a CD Rom, How can I create a bootable USB of this Linux to install it on my system. Unetbootin don't ...
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Can't mount NFS4 share

I have two directories exported from an NFS server. On my NFS client machine, I can mount one of the directories, using the default syntax, as NFS4. However, the other directory will only mount if I ...
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How can I shadow an entire directory tree and copy over files before writing them?

I have a large source code repository on a Linux NFS mount and I'd like to create a shadow copy of that repository such that only files that I write in this shadow repository are modified in my shadow ...
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Linux File System Cache

I was wondering if there was a way to tell how many more "writes" are left on a file system device in linux? An example: when you move a lot of data to a flash drive, it may not write all data ...
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Use Caps Lock LED as HDD LED (or custom) indicator

I have my Caps Lock key remapped to Esc, so now I have a LED on my keyboard that is never on. I'd like to use it for something useful, like HDD or LAN activity. Especially that I'm using a computer ...
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-1 fixed channel on mon0 in aircrack

I installed recently aircrack 1.1 and when I enable my wlan card into monitor mode by airmon-ng start wlan0 6 I always get fixed channel -1. Anybody knows how to fix it? My wifi card is Ethernet ...
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How can I get a content-listing of a 7z-archive under Linux?

This answer and this one suggest p7zip to work with 7zip-archives under Linux. I can see option for compressing and decompressing. But how can I get a content-listing of an archive, without ...
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Can I use 7Zip under Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 7-zip for linux 7Zip is a good compression-format. Can I produce such files or decompress them under Linux? I don't want to use emulation like Wine.
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hostname and hostname -s differ

My /etc/hostname has: name.domain.net Previously, it was: old.domain2.net If I do hostame I get name.domain.net. But doing hostname -s returns old. According to the man page: -s, --short ...
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How do I run a program installed by root as a non-root user?

I'm really a novice in Linux. I'm currently running an OpenSUSE version and I would like to run a program that was installed by root as a non root user. In other words, how do I configure the ...
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What's the Linux command equivalent for “msg.exe”?

I'm trying to send a message from my Linux box to a windows 7 box, à la "net send". I've tried smbclient -M machine but that gives Connection to machine failed. Error NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME ...
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tar shows “is not a bzip2 file” error when uncompressing a .tar.bz file

I've a data_or.tar.bz file I tried to extract it with $ tar xjvf data_or.tar.bz Output is bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file. tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting ...
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How do I quickly calculate the size of a directory?

I want to calculate the size of my home directory, which has a lot of sub directories. It takes about 40 seconds to run du. Is there a quicker way? $ time du -sh 5.0G . real 0m39.676s user ...
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IronAHK in LinuxMint 12 Troubles

I'm having trouble on Linux Mint 12 If I use a Send command and try to compile I get this: Example.ahk (0): ==> Unable to change after type has been created. Compilation failed. If I run ...
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Missing space in Debian

I've got something weird going on. Normally, I'd use df to show current available space on my hard drive, and noticed I was running short in my home partition. So I opened up gparted and saw I had ...
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Using mmv, how to strip folder names of a “+”

I have a bunch of folders with + instead of spaces. I tried mmv '*+*' '#1_#2' as well as mmv '*\+*' '#1_#2' with the result + -> #1_#2 : no match. and + -> #1_#2 : no match. ...
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Can I install two virtual machines on my PC?

I want to develop a client-server application that wil be running on Linux. Can I install two VMs to emulate two Linux machines in windows 7?
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Cannot allocate memory moving files over network share

I've got a shared folder on my network that holds my music. I recently converted my flac to mp3, and want to move the flac to the network folder. So I mounted the network share with sudo mount -o ...
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I've installed gcc 4.6.1 on lion, do I overwrite default gcc?

I (more or less) followed the instructions here http://solarianprogrammer.com/2011/09/20/compiling-gcc-4-6-1-on-mac-osx-lion/ to install a more recent version of gcc so that I can build ruby on a new ...