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rm matching file names by pattern

I have 42000+ Project Gutenberg epubs. Often a release has both an images version and a no-images version. I want to remove the no-image copies if there is an image copy. ... pg16045-images.epub ...
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Linux Mint 15: Suddenly unable to log in: missing /home<user> directory

I'm a long-time Windows user who recently made the complete switch to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 32-bit. Suddenly I can't login because it says my /home/ directory doesn't exist! The last command I ...
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Umlauts on Linux like on Mac, US Keyboard

I'd like to cut down on my keyboard Schizophrenia... I work on a Mac at work and I can type Umlauts via Option+u, key Example: Option+u (Release), a gives ä On my home PC (Linux, Opensuse 12) I ...
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How woulld I add $OPTARGs from one arg to an array

So I'm trying to add values from an optarg to an array. I've got: arrays=() while getopts a: args; do case $args in a) arrays+=$OPTARG;; esac done echo $arrays[@] When I run the script, ./...
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Where does the getgroups Linux system call get data from

I'm debugging a problem where when I log in I get an error cannot find name for group ID 387. I'm trying to figure out what this group is supposed to be and why my user is associated with it. Using ...
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Processes currently run by users

I am looking for a unix command or a bash script to get the processes currently run by users in the system. I tried the ps -Af command, however, all the processes including the root processes pop up. ...
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How connect to Microsoft Azure (MSA) Windows Server (WIN) with Remote Desktop (RDP) in Linux

PROBLEM After create new "Virtual Machine (VM)" every time I get $ rdesktop {ip_addr} ERROR: recv: Connection reset by peer How can I connect?
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Easier way to create floppy disk images?

I'm using Vyatta routers with KVM and want to attach a floppy drive with a config file for Vyatta when I boot the image. I'll be doing this over and over again, and as such am looking for an automated ...
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When HDD becomes full, how to create a symbolic link to the data store on another disk?

I have a Linux Ubuntu machine which has an X GB hard disk. There is folder, say, /opt/software/data. The disk /dev/sda1 is almost full and I have attached another disk at /dev/sda2 which is mounted at ...
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Safe to print sensitive data in Win 7/8, or does it cache plaintext to disk?

I dual boot Linux/Windows 8. In Linux, where I usually work, /home is encrypted, /swap is encrypted, and sensitive files are redundantly encrypted on top of that. Printing, however, doesn't work on ...
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Linux Ubuntu: Updating the GRUB menu

So apparently there are 2 versions of Linux on my laptop(I have a dual boot system with Linux and Windows 8 but Linux is the master OS). One of them uses the Kernel version 3.11.0 whose headers + ...
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PuTTY: how to properly emulate -t option

On Linux the ssh command has a -t option whose man page reads: Force pseudo-tty allocation. This can be used to execute arbitrary screen-based programs on a remote machine, which can be very ...
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Is there an ld-linux.so equivalent for mac?

I'm using the following command on Linux to change the default library path temporarily for the program being run: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 --library-path /home/me/libs./myProgram This runs ...
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Will QEMU emulate processors newer than the one in which it's running?

If I compile QEMU in Linux running on a 486 processor, will it be able to emulate the Pentium processor features on it (like MSR)? And, if it doesn't, is there any way to emulate the Pentium features ...
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How to only remove file extensions while keeping other parts as they are

I have quite a few files with different extensions sitting under sub folders like 'aaa' /f1/aaa/a.txt /f1/aaa/a.sql /f1/f2/aaa/b.txt /f1/f2/aaa/b.csv what I need is to extract all these files from /...
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In Linux, how do I run a program when a non-existing file inside a certain directory is attempted read?

I have a partition on a hard drive that is encrypted with dm-crypt using a passphrase. What I want to do is have a password prompt pop up when some program tries to read a file within this partitions ...
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nested aliases in /etc/aliases: which order?

my /etc/aliases (ubuntu 12.04 lts) already contains some aliases redirecting to root: postmaster: root clamav: root monit: root now I want to add another alias that redirects all root messages to ...
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Location of Suspend after Idle Setting In Linux Mint

I was playing with my Linux Mint settings and made it so the computer would suspend after it was idle for an hour. It turns out suspending is broken. Anyone know where was that setting located at? ...
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Return control to shell DURING `gvim -f`

I occasionally use gvim -f to start gvim but force the shell to wait for the gvim session to end before resuming execution of whatever it's doing (for instance, I usually edit my bash aliases using an ...
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How to access my NAS via Samba without a username/password?

In Windows I can access my NAS via Windows Explorer with something like: //MyNAS/Path/To/Files This does not require a username or password. In fact, I've never configured my NAS to have a username ...
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How to switch Backspace key with Delete key in xvkbd?

How to switch Backspace key with Delete key in xvkbd? I want to disable the first row with Fn keys but keep the backspace, so I figured I could switch it with Delete since nopony is using it nowdays ...
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Using Hamachi VPN to connect to Linux VM at home

I have a CentOS 5.10 Linux box at home running on VMWare, with Windows 2008 as the host. I have set up a Hamachi VPN so that I can connect to the Host server from work, I attempted to add a second ...
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VirtualBox: Accessing guest Linux filesystem from host MacOS

I'm running Linux mint 15 inside a virtualBox on Mac OS (i.e. Mac host, Linux guest). I already know how to share files and access them from the Linux guest, but how can I access the filesystem on the ...
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How can i recover my video file in linux?

I have sucessfully recovered the photo from photorec but it doesn't recover video . How can I recover my video from my external memory card ?
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GTK Linux application prior to gdm login remains on screen at login after program ends

I have a GTK Linux application which I want to use as an "Accept Terms of Usage" screen prior to the user logging in. The application is simple, a big Box with a Label and an Acknowledge button on ...
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Which is better for multi-use auth, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or LDAP? [closed]

I want to set up an Oracle Linux 6 server that gives users secure IMAP email (with dovecot), Jabber IM, FTP (with vsftpd), and calDav. However, I want each user logon to be able to authenticate all ...
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Apropos on Arch returns “Nothing Appropriate,” no makewhatis command

I've been having a problem with apropos on both my Arch linux install and my ArchBang install. When I run the apropos or the whatis command, it returns "nothing appropriate" for anything I enter, ...
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Gray Progress Bar in Macbook Boot caused by Partition Fault

Here's my problem: When I try to load my Macbook it shows the gray progress bar. It takes a while to fill the whole progress and after it Macbook just shuts down. I tried to boot from a recovery ...
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Bash Script for Rar command

I need a script to rar my files usage will be like this r1 archivename fileordirtocompress with following attributes rar a -m0 -v1024000 -r How whould this bash script look like? #!/bin/bash ...
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Gnome 3 application Icons disappeared

I edited my main menu settings (unchecked items inside a sub menu) when it happened that the window freezed and all entries on the left side disappeared (Office, System, Settings, Games, ...). I didn'...
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How to install php soap with rpm packages in centos 6.4 x86_64

I want to install php-soap, centos says: [root@LMS-Cent64 soap]# rpm -ivh php-soap-5.3.3-22.el6.x86_64.rpm error: Failed dependencies: php-common(x86-64) = 5.3.3-22.el6 is needed by php-soap-...
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Can't boot linux besides Ubuntu

I wanted to switch to Linux, but the only distro so far I could even boot from a live USB was Ubuntu. I tried Xubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and none could boot, though when I tried ...
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How do I use the dictionary plugin for Synapse on Linux?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. Synapse is installed, as is the dictionary app. When I want the definition of a word - "rebarbative", say - I type it directly into Synapse. The only result I see is "No ...
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Multiple File Splitting in Windows or Linux

We have a 21TB LUN full of images that are approx 600K in size in multiple sub folders on the disk. We are trying to split the 21TB LUN into 8 smaller LUNs that are about 2.6TB a piece in order to ...
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Allow to read and delete but not create files in linux directory?

There are plenty of questions dealing with the opposite case to this question, but I've not managed to find an answer for this way round. Is it possible to set permissions on a linux directory such ...
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what is way to set Proxy in Chrome in Linux

When i go for change proxy setting in chrome it appears as about:linux-proxy-config.Please also tell me how do I install Proxy switchy in it.
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Elementary OS Luna 0.2 Synaptics Touchpad settings persistent

I have a problem making my touchpad settings persistent. I have installed Elementary OS Luna 0.2 few weeks ago, I'm quite new to linux but know my way around the computer. By default my Two Finger ...
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How do I make a USB-docked hard drive not “disconnect” from the connected system when idle?

I have connected a WD30EZRX WD Green HDD to a Thermaltake Blacx Duet 5G USB dock (similar linked, for example) in Ubuntu 12.04. Every thing seems fine until the HDD idles, when it seems to have cause ...
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What is the meaning of -perm -400 in find command?

I found in a text the command find / -name "foo" -perm -400. What does the -perm -400 indicate?
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How do I install GNU's 'make binary package' to android shell

I need make to install things, based on my current knowledge: I have reached a chicken and egg scenario. I have root access to the filesystem and shell, but the native android shell does not come ...
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merging two partitions on ubuntu

This is how my partitions look like in Ubuntu. I would like to merge two partitions /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda/7 because I am unable to use both of them. /dev/sda8 111G 2.7G 103G 3% / udev ...
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Kernel panic from Linux Mint guest in VirtualBox: “Attempted to kill init!”, “Some program might be trying to access hardware directly”

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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Linux does not communicate to Windows subinterface

I set my NIC on Windows so that I have two interfaces: one (the first one) has IP 192.168.0.5 the other one has IP 10.10.10.1. On a Linux machine I set an interface to 10.10.10.2. On another Linux ...
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Bootable linux backups without DD

I'd like to backup the state of my system. It only runs Manjaro. What I've done in the past when I need to install something else on the machine temporarily is just to dd the whole drive to a file ...
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Windows backup to network share

I'm looking for an incremental backup service for Windows. I really liked Crashplan, and this is almost exactly what I'm looking for, but I need something that can backup to a samba share or ftp or ...
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iptables FORWARD rule

I'm running 3 virtual machines with Fedora 19. The machine B is set up with two networks adapters and provides que channel between machine A and machine C. The machine A IP is set to 192.168.1.1 and ...
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linux pipeline/tee process sequence

I think for the linux command, the pipeline: $ command1 | command2 | command3 will execute with sequence command1 -> command2 -> command3. But what about using tee: $ command1 | tee >(command2) >(...
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How to fix.. my watch --interval=60 isn't working properly

Here is the code I use in my CentOS 5 32bit. But after this I see only some of files are zipped and a lot of them isn't included in produced gzip file. nohup watch --interval=60 tar -zcvf /home/C/`...
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How to change video mode in Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12?

I've installed Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12 (running in Ubuntu 12.04) and have troubles setting the video mode. vga=xxx isn't possible anymore, instead, the video mode should be set using GRUB. ...
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Proper Linux-based internet usage monitor

Anyone knows a Linux-based internet usage monitor that is decent, and up to date? I found an up to date one, Download Monitor, but that's tied up to Ubuntu Unity App. I found an up to date doc, ...