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Configuring NAT through iptables

I want to change this: Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 178.212.120.5 192.168.1.254 255.255.255.255 UGH 0 0 0 ...
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Bash: Copy logs to other file and remove copied log

I am using linux and doing some bash scripting. I have a log file which is making logs of all the events/changes our in particular directory. I need to copy these logs to some other file so that I can ...
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Running two Firefox instances: one normal and one Private Navigation

How do I run two concurrent Firefox instances of which one is a "regular" instance an the other is in "Private Navigation" mode? When I press CTRL+SHIFT+P my current instance closes. I want both ...
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Windows 8 bootloader fails to start after installing Fedora 17

I installed Windows 8 (which was pre-installed) on my machine. Later, I installed Fedora 17, but the Windows loader must have been damaged. Then, I cannot see the Windows boot, I can only see GRUB. I ...
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Unable to launch app from /usr/bin

OK, this question may sound too basic, but this doesn't mean I'm not still a bit confused : I'm running OS X 10.6.8 (shouldn't make much difference though, the issue is more like *nix-specific) I ...
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grep returning wrong messages in GNOME Desktop(Linux)

I need to search a particular string inside a folder structure. The File system contains multiple files, but i need to check only XML files. I searched and tried the commands for Linux Recursive ...
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Possible to have multiboot e.g 2 x Win 7 installations and 1 x linux, all encrypted with truecrypt?

What would be the best approach, and would I be able to clone the first Win 7 installation to become the second boot-up partition os (to save me having to reinstall Win 7 all over again and all the ...
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difference between chmod 777 and chmod 007

What is the difference between chmod 777 and chmod 007? if 'others' means everyone, doesn't that strongly suggest the truth that chmod 777 = chmod 007?
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How to set mpg321 default audio devicetype

I have been running mpg321 on a headless linux server, and its working well, however the devices audio out uses alsa which is not mpg321 default audio devicetype. So when ever I want to play a mp3 I ...
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Google Chrome and jabber connection

I just see in netstat output that Google Chrome established jabber connection to Google IPs. Anybody have ideas why? GMail chat is off. root@debian:~# netstat -tnp Active Internet connections (w/o ...
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In concept, are there any working setups for locally mounting several cloud services for free, encrypted storage?

The reason I started thinking about this was that I remember back when Gmail started offering several gigabytes of space, software came out that "mounted" your Gmail inbox as a drive in Windows (this ...
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Why compile an rpm from source?

What I know: src.rpm usually contain some kind of tar or compressed source code for the app/library/package Sometimes people recommend you compile from source if the package does not work What I ...
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Windows 7 BSoD + Restart when plugging and unplugging flash drive

I have a Gumstix Overo Fire COM that I have loaded with a basic linux kernel and mass storage drivers. The device is then connected to a host machine, to which it appears as a common USB storage ...
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Trying to install owncloud on debian server, having some troubles

I am trying to install owncloud on my debian server, but some packages causing some troubles. I'm not really used to Linux and could need some help solving the problem: This is the command I'm using: ...
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Debian - deleting thousands of files

I have machine running Debian Squeeze with apache, mysql, php... In one of the directories there are some other dirs and way too much files more than 500k files, I tried deleting via WinSCP but it ...
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How to remove linux mint? [duplicate]

I've windows 8 and Linux mint both installed on my system , Now I want to remove both Linux mint and windows 8 and install windows 7 from a USB flash drive . I don't know where the Linux mint files ...
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Maximum TCP session time on Linux

I have two python scripts, which reside on different machines and are connected by a TCP connection. If the scripts do not share any data, they send dummy packets, so that the session is never idle ...
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Kernel panic trying to install Debian Linux on Dell computer

When I try to install Debian Linux (newest stable as of 6.2.2013, x64) on a Dell OptiPlex 740 I keep getting this error message right after I choose "Install" from the main menu (the hdd is empty): ...
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Edit AirPort Extreme settings Linux terminal

I'm using a raspberry pi as a sort of network login (ssh, VPN, nas access) for when I'm not at home. I have an AirPort Extreme router. Is there a way of changing the routers settings from the ...
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How to setup a bootable Linux USB live stick?

I like to setup a 4 GB USB stick to act like a bootable media that boot a small debian lxde environment. Everything should be editable so there is no special persistent section (it all is). How to ...
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How to completely uninstall a package (including all extra files that came with it) using yum (or rpm)?

When I do yum remove, it sometimes keeps a package's configuration files. Is there anyway to remove a package completely, without keeping any file that belonged to the package? I am running CentOS.
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Forcing a verbose fsck on reboot (Ubuntu)

I'd like to force a verbose fsck on reboot of my Ubuntu linux server, I can get fsck to run on reboot by creating a file /forcefsck in my root dir ... Additionally, by adding a y into the contents of ...
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Clone Linux installations between partitons, like managing VirtualBox images

I currently manage my development environment by having a virtual machine image in VirtualBox configured with all the basics configured ( PyCharm, build-essential, keyboard, etc... ) and then making a ...
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Prevent linux user from changing their password in ssh

How can I prevent users from changing their passwords? I still want to be able to change the passwords as root if necessary but keep the user from changing their password.
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Firefox displays weird encoding icons on websites like GitHub

On Mozilla Firefox (on GNU/Linux) with default font and UTF-8 encoding, I am seeing some websites, such as GitHub, display weird characters across the page. Under a different browser, such as ...
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Searching for a robust Linux FTP server with short string response codes [closed]

We are huge fans vsftpd and have been using it for years because of it's robustness. We are; however, coming into issues with costs. Many of our environments that we work in are at the "ends of the ...
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Allowing only owner to edit files windows/ubuntu

I am not sure if this is answered elsewhere or it is too obvious but I need to have a folder that I create with a new user(admin) both on windows and ubuntu (wherever it is possible - preferably both) ...
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MPD fails to start the next song

I am running Arch Linux (e17) on x86_64; with mpd 0.17.3 and ALSA 10.0.26. One update ~three months ago mpd started acting strange. It would not start playing the next song, and it would appear as if ...
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Issue in running cron jobs in RHEL5

When I try to run cron jobs from root, I am getting the following error. I am using RHEL5. Can anyone help me? [root@localhost]# crontab -e Permission denied You (root) are not allowed to ...
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How to keep a copy of software downloaded from software center in linux mint

I am upgrading to linux mint 14 buy clearing the hard disk and installing the OS. Can anyone tell me how to keep a backup copy of software that i downloaded from the software center? So that when i ...
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Linux volatile user home areas

This is actually a 2 part question, one for design decisions, and the other a technical question: In our current network, we have Linux clients that authenticate against a server, and mount the ...
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GRUB not loading

I just installed Fedora 18 alongside a pre-existing windows 7 from a live-usb to a single 1TB hard disk with multiple partitions. created all necessary partitions as recommended: / :40GB /boot ...
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How to disable IPv6 on Debian Wheezy?

I know there's a wiki entry http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIPv6#How_to_turn_off_IPv6 that shows how to disable IPv6 in Debian Squeeze, but that's a 2.6.* kernel. What about 3.2.* kernels running ...
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Propogating hostname to router

How do you propagate changes to your hostname from your Linux machine (I am using Linux Mint 13) to your router (I am using DG834Gv2)? I changed the hostname in /etc/hostname and restarted. The ...
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How to check for a value after curl or wget?

I need to curl/wget a page and make sure it returned a particular value (else return 1), something like this: curl http://example.com/something/run | grep -e '^success!$' || return 1 Which flags ...
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How do I start in bash when ssh'ing into my server?

I have a hosted Debian server. When I log in via ssh, I'm greeted with a sh environment. How do I change it so I start in a bash environment?
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Show Which Remote File is Writing My File

I know it sounds funny. I wrote a shell script and executed on a remote machine to ssh back to my local machine to write some files. I executed the script on various remote machines and I can't ...
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Continious mirroring of the whole notebook hard drive into a file on the exernal usb hard drive in Ubuntu Linux

What I need to have continious mirroring of the whole notebook hard drive into a file on the exernal usb hard drive. Sometimes the external drive could be unplugged. I'm running Ubuntu Linux.
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Cannot mount USB after unsafe eject

I have a 16GB usb flash drive and I made it bootable to install Linux Mint. But for some reason, I couldn't install and did an unsafe eject. Now, I cannot mount the drive, neither on Windows nor ...
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Detect PCI vs. PCI-E

I have remote access to a computer, and I need to find out what kind of expansion slots is has, if they are PCI, or PCI-E, or something else. How can I do this from a shell? What commands are there ...
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No internet in Linux after rebooting from Windows

After rebooting from Windows XP to Gentoo Linux, I can't connect to anywhere (internet, others computers, router). Internet is working fine if instead of rebooting I shutdown the PC and then boot ...
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Saving the entire state (hibernate) of Ubuntu into a file and select it for restore?

I wanted to know if it's possible to simulate the hibernate process of Ubuntu to save the entire state session into a file. Then to select which one to restore ?
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make python3.3 installation the default installation

I've just installed manually python3.3 sources on the directory : /opt/python3.3 on my laptop which contains python2.6 as default installation. But now i need to make the python3.3 as the default one ...
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The cd command using variable to mapped NFS volume within ssh in linux script is not working

I have to do the following from within a bash script. The /VMNFS/ folder is present on linux box, from where script is run, and is mapped to the machine into which i am ssh'ing, as an NFS at ...
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Where can I find the MIB list for my computer (Ubuntu 12.04)?

I want to play around with snmp traps on my computer, but need the MIB list for that (I guess). So where can I find it on a Ubuntu 12.04 system?
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ACLs vs group permissions in linux

I would like to allow a set of students to access a shared web-server. Students work in groups, and each group's home directory contains a www folder that should be accessible to the shared instance ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Fedora 18, Both OS's on separate drives

I have an HP dv7 6051ei notebook which has 2 drives in where one has Fedora 18 on it, and the other has Windows 8 on it. Currently my fedora drive is set as the primary drive so when the netbook ...
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how to have rsync only work on file and not directory

I would like to mirror only specific files (for example *.jpg), but rsync creates empty directories on the destination host that don't have any *.jpg files in them. My syntax is: rsync -arv ...
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Move daemon to its own non admin user account

I am running a Ubuntu server instance. It's on EC2 so the default setup is a admin account(I know it's not root) named Ubuntu. I have already installed Apache HTTP 2.4 from source, but realized I ...
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Is it possible to compile a Darwin Distro from source, like you can a build a Linux Distro?

I have read through and undertaken Linux From Scratch (and BLFS) and I was wondering, can I follow this guide to create a Darwin Distro by substituting the xnu kernel? Would the process be vastly ...