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Extract specific files in a tar archive using a wildcard

I'm trying to create a script to extract only jpeg pictures from an archive containing many kind of files. To do so, I tried to use: tar -xf MyTar.tar *.jpg but it failed (*.jpg not found) and ...
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What is this visual directory navigator called in linux?

at mark 0:56 from http://blip.tv/bogdan-vatra/necessitas-qt-suite-for-android-platform-4819643 I remember dos used to have that kind of file system navigation too. wondering if it exists for linux. ...
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Kernel OOM killer been called when plenty of memory left while using malloc

The program is a memory exerciser that request multiple chunks of 512MB to malloc. For some reason the node 0 is been memory exhausted while the others are not been called. MemExerciser cpuset=/ ...
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Is there a way to set settings/environment variables per terminal/bash - Linux?

I'm relatively new to using Linux and just recently had a very interesting request to assists testing at the company I work for. Testers tests application through terminal commands and separate which ...
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Is the version of the linux kernel listed in the source some where?

If I'm looking at a version of the linux kernel source code, can I tell which version of the kernel it is? This is code that's currently not running on any platform (so I can't execute commands), ...
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rsync only filenames

Is it possible, to only rsync the filenames? I have a storage box and want the filenames (and their paths) added to another box. I'm currently creating each file with touch (they'll be created with a ...
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dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7

I've used GRUB to dual boot before but I find that in general I always boot into Ubuntu unless I'm going to play a game that's not Linux supported. Two main questions here Can I set up the boot ...
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Virtual Box freezes when guest operating is restarting or shut down

I am using Virtual Box version 4.2.4 which is installed on Windows XP SP3 I have installed Oracle Linux on virtual box and when I shutdown or re-start linux, I get the following and it freezes at ...
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Can't remove/delete symlink

I have tried to create a symlink and it threw this error: ln: accessing `.test': Permission denied Now I can't unlink or delete the symlink file. Tried Googling for help but could not find a ...
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Keyboard setup in a KVM configuration

I'm using a Fedora 16 notebook and a Windows 7 desktop at work. The notebook stays turned on and closed under the desk and I use the desktop's display and keyboard. To switch between desktop and ...
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What am I missing to enable connection sharing on my Linux box?

I'm having problem setting connection sharing in my Slackware system. I enabled rc.ip_forward: $ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward 1 And I added the next iptables rule (and I've no other rules): ...
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How to use DIG to get full DNS info?

How can I use DIG in one single command to get as much info on a domain name as possible,. including: Subdomans CNAME entries A Records TTL Is this possible with one single command? How can you ...
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Linux fine tuning for Vertex 3 SSD

I've been reading about optimizations for SSD disks on Linux, there is lots of info out there although very confusing and most feel outdated so I'd be grateful if someone sheds some light on the ...
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TestDisk - Recovered partition not mountable

First here's my Partition Table reported by fdisk. Disk /dev/sda: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector ...
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fsck using rescue cd

I have a broken file system on my debian server and I'm not really expert on this OS, could anyone help me out? I encountered several errors on my website hosted on debian, caused by accidentally ...
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Will Logitech SetPoint settings be saved in the mouse if I move it to a linux PC?

I want to use a high quality gaming mouse on a linux machine for a special application. I need high DPI and no angle snapping or acceleration in the mouse sensor. I am reading mouse data directly from ...
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Alternative to the tee command without STDOUT

I'm using | sudo tee FILENAME to be able to write or append to a file for which superuser permissions are required quite often. Although I understand why it is helpful in some situation, that tee ...
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Sniff data on serial ttyS0 by virtualbox COM

I am running VirtualBox under linux. Gues OS is Windows XP. I have an IR transmitter connected to serial port, (yes the old kind DE-9), on my box and added the following in VirtualBox "Serial Ports": ...
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SSH without password (shared home folder)

I have a question about passwordless ssh with one home folder. I have created a common /home/developers account, and multiple users (developerA,developerB ...). All developers have been delegated the ...
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Prevent udev / uevents looking up DVD at boot time

Problem: Boot time delay caused by udev. Early after initscripts starts there is message saying waiting for uevents to be processed and causing delay on boot, it seems that udev is looking if there ...
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More than 10k connections on linux vps

My question what is causing this and how to check? we use url masking script is the website..is it causing this?please help We could noticed that you are abusing our network, as you have made more ...
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How to dual boot existing windows 7 laptop with linux (slackware destribution)?

I have a dell laptop loaded with windows 7. The partitions I see looking at the disk manager are the following : One ΟΕΜ partition 39mb, one ntfs partition 218,20gb (boot, pagefile, primary), and one ...
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How can I safely remove my USB hard drive in Fedora 17?

In Fedora 17, when I want to plug my USB hard disk out, I can only unmount it. But the problem is that the hard drive won't be powered off so that I can plug it out. In some other distros like ...
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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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udev: waiting for uevents to be processed on my Gentoo

During the startup I see machine executing this thing for about 30 seconds: udev: waiting for uevents to be processed Then I get a quick message which says something like: devfs: timeout (50 ...
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Where can I find Amazon Linux AMI Image for VirtualBox?

I'm trying to learn AWS and because I'm some familiar with Linux, I think the best way to learn is to get Amazon Linux AMI right into VirtualBox software and play with it. I see the latest Amazon ...
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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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Cannot hibernate Windows after installing openSUSE 12.2

Originally my machine dual-booted Fedora 17 and Windows 7, and everything was fine. When I switched to openSUSE 12.2, it repartitioned my Linux partitions (e.g. I had a 1GB swap partition and it made ...
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Creating a ssh tunnel to transfer files?

For me, networks are a very "opaque" thing, and even with reading a lot of tutorial about SSH, I do not understand how to create a basic tunnel to transfer my files. The configuration is the ...
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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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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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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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What are the following keyboard shortcuts in a terminal?

I am trying to figure out a few keyboard shortcuts in a terminal in Mac OS X (and Linux): In the command line: go to the next word go to the previous word go to the end of the line go to the ...
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Hearing a clicking noise from soundcard all the time

I have installed Fedora 17 on my laptop. A few days ago I updated my fedora (but not upgraded). I shut down my computer and since the next time I turned it on I am hearing a clicking noise all the ...
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Lighttpd: Serve all files in directory as static

How can I prevent any code execution under a specific directory path using Lighttpd configuration? I do not want to use a whitelist/blacklist, but simply serve any file as a static file under that ...
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Emulating 4.0 Surround using two separate speaker sets

I have two stereo speaker sets. For past couple of days I have been trying to get them to work in 4.0 surround configuration. What I have tried is connecting one set to the main (Green Connector) on ...
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Prevent radeon driver from attaching to specific PCI devices?

I have two Radeon cards in this machine, a 6570 and a 6950: lspci | grep VGA: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks [Radeon HD 6570] 02:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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USB mass storage device split to 2 devices

When I connect an Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB hard drive in a Fantec DB-ALUE2e external SATA enclosure to a Lenovo T400 laptop using the USB 2.0 port, the hard drive gets split to 2 devices: [ ...
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Linux wget, how to display progress percentage after session has reload?

I am running debian Squeeze in console mode on a plug computer. I control it opening an SSH session from a Windows machine, on the same local network. I started downloading a large file using wget. ...
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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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custom filesystem with fancy readdir or bash completion behaviour

Ok. After trying to formulate this question a couple of times, it turns out that this will be a long one. Anywho: Consider this file structure: photos/ ants/ pic1.jpg animals/ dog.png ...
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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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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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tar -xvf *.tar.gz gives me a weird name on extraction

I have a file "elasticsearch-servicewrapper.tar.gz". When I try to run: tar -xvf elasticsearch-servicewrapper.tar.gz I expect the extracted folder to be called ...
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How to make chrome to not “unselect” in addressbar [closed]

I have the following strange behavior - when I click on address-bar, press shift+end, the selection disappears after very short time, I could not find what causing that. Same happen if I just select ...
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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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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 ...