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Mouse right-click menu in RXVT

I moved from gnome-terminal to urxvt. I am used to having a right-click menu in gnome-terminal. Do such menus exist in urxvt?
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Configuring tmux to use Windows key for prefix

Is it possible to use the Windows key in tmux? I'd like to bind my commands to use it as the prefix.
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Does linux have any measures to protect against fork bombs?

#include <unistd.h> int main(int argc, char* argv[]) { while(1) { fork(); } } I run this program on my linux, nothing outputs on the terminal, the OS seems go dead. Does linux have ...
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Choose between multiple keyboard layouts for different users in GDM3

I am trying to set up a computer with multiple users each with different preferred keyboard layouts. The biggest sticking point right now is allowing each to log in comfortably. GDM used to offer a ...
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Email client for Linux which can store GPG messages decrypted

Is there any graphical email client for Linux which can store GPG messages decrypted? I have tried Thunderbird with Enigmail and Evolution but if I'm right none of them support this. (I know that ...
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Using rsync when files on one end are all lowercase [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make rsync case insensitive I want to rsync a lot of files from a Windows box to a Linux server. The problem is, the files on Windows are all mixed case, and the files ...
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opening socket to google hangs on SYN_SENT

I have 2 computers now: downloader (asus at4nm10t-i) with debian and desktop (asus sabertooth 990fx) with gentoo in the same network under NAT even with the same ethernet card: RTL8111E. driver r8169 ...
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How to kill user processes from the same user?

I opened a VNC server and my VNC session is suddenly dead. I have lot of xterms open. When I ssh to the machine. and type users I see a bunch of users – my user accounts, like: userA UserA UserA ...
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Disable hardware acceleration for Flash player in Linux

The latest official version (and supposedly the last version for Linux) of Flash player has some interesting issues on Linux systems. The biggest issues which have summarily been confirmed on the ...
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Or(||) operation in `eval`

I found this if statement in /etc/init/rc-initsys.conf # Check for default runlevel in /etc/inittab if [ -r /etc/inittab ] then eval "$(sed -nre ...
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Porting GNOME keyboard shortcuts to URXVT

I recently switched from gnome terminal to urxvt (and installed tabbed extensions). I am also a heavy emacs user which uses a lot of key combinations similar to urxvt (tab related stuff) like ...
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Western Digital NAS User File Locations

I took the hard drive out of a Wetern Digital NAS and plugged it into my linux machine and mounted it, but I can't figure out where the user files are stored. Any idea?
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How to change user ID on a QNAP NAS?

I've got a QNAP TS-110 which I access via NFS from my Ubuntu system. I guess that NFS on a typical home network does not use any user authentication. I've read in various places and I found that it ...
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Unable to resolve hostname to ip

On my Debian server, the hostname is set to "debian." When I tried to ping debian from another Linux machine, it says "ping: cannot resolve debian: Unknown host." When trying to ping to any other ...
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How to find the index of a word in a string in bash?

In bash script, I have a string which contains several words separated by one or more than one spaces. ie: Name Age Sex ID Address If I want to find any of the word, for instance I want ...
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windows xp focus mouse

I'm using windows xp and I'm looking for a feature that is available in almost all linux window managers, which is to be able to give focus to a window when the mouse hovers over it (without selecting ...
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Trying to install ADB on Ubuntu, permission denied

When I tried to install ADB through the terminal on Ubuntu, it told me "permission denied": ~/android-sdks/tools/ $ ./android bash: ./android: Permission denied ~/android-sdks/platform-tools/ $ ./adb ...
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Configuring tmux to use Alt key for prefix

My current config for tmux is to use ` for prefix key set-option -g prefix ` How can I change this to use the ALT key. Nothing else in combination.
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How to update the system using the terminal?

I normally update my Linux Debian using the Update manager, but how can I do that using the terminal?
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Privoxy https/socks5 proxy + Authentication

I have bought a paid https proxy to be able to surf the web securely... the proxy needs authentication and I can use it on windows 7 using Proxifier ( www.proxifier.com ) but in Linux there is no ...
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VLC, realtime priority and rtkit

How can I increase the priority of VLC to some realtime level? The realtime setting inside of VLC does not seem to have any effect. I figure it nowerdays (on a modern Linux system, not a from scratch ...
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Gtk-WARNING with display when using sudo in nx

I am using nxclient on my Windows machine to connect to a Linux server which is running RHE. I am able to run all programs with GUI correctly. However, when I run the same programs with sudo, I get ...
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How to download all images from a website (not webpage) using the terminal?

I want a command that I type a URL, for example photos.tumblr.com, and it download all photos on this site in a folder, but not only images of the site's homepage. This command need to download the ...
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script calling script as other user

Using CentOs, I want to run a script as user 'training' as a system service. I use daemontools to monitor the process, which needs a launcher script that is run as root: : #!/bin/bash exec >> ...
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How to copy files between two open SSH shells?

If I am logged in via SSH on 2 servers and want to copy some files from one to the other (e.g. configuration from an old to a new server), what's the easiest way to do that?
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urxvt - tab expand environment variables

I am new to urxvt (moved from gnome-terminal -> Ubuntu 12.04 refugee). I am used to having environment variables expand in gnome-terminal by default Suppose that I have an environment variable ...
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Running Google Chrome over Multiple X Servers

I run on Debian Linux across 3 monitors and using 3 separate X Servers. I.e. the is an application menu on each screen and although I can not drag and drop between the monitors I am so used to where ...
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Why do different unit parameters for `du` give conflicting results?

I get this output when checking the total amount of space I'm using on my Walkman. david@Milton:/media$ du -b --max-depth=0 WALKMAN/ 14823290693 WALKMAN/ david@Milton:/media$ du -k --max-depth=0 ...
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cp --update still copies unchanged files

I'm trying to copy only changed files using 'cp -pu' under Linux (Red Hat 6.1, source/destination FS are GlusterFS mounted partitions) but I found that it still tries to copy file seemingly old and ...
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I'm trying to limit rsyslog outgoing to Emerg, crit , alert and error but having difficulty

This is the line i have: *.=emerg,crit,alert,error @@syslogserver:1468 What i'm receiving is all messages. Is there anything wrong with this syntax?
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Multithreaded support in 7za

(I posted this first on serverfault, but then I realized it probably belongs here.) I'm trying compress a very large text file using 7za (p7zip) 9.20. The -mmt option doesn't seem to have any effect. ...
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How to type carriage return?

How do I type a carriage return control character, in Windows or in Linux? I'd like to type a backspace character too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_character
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Disable Bright Colors in TTY

I've been searching for a way to disable the bright (bold) colours in a TTY (colours 8 to 15). I'd like all bright colours to use their half-bright counterparts.
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I want to connect my Linux laptop to my Windows 7 desktop using a Crossover cable. How should I go about doing it?

Background I have a laptop running CrunchBang linux (debian based) and a Windows 7 desktop. I use the desktop only for working on SQL Server and Visual Studio and use the laptop for everything else. ...
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Launched application does not stay on the same desktop

Why is it that application with a long loading time (NetBeans, Eclipse etc.) does a "jump" to the current desktop, even if the process was started on another? If I go to desktop 3 and launch an ...
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Is there a way to list supported BTRFS compression algorithms?

Or, perhaps a better question would be - is it possible to list all available Btrfs options on the current system? The only way for a Btrfs user to find this out is to check the kernel version, and go ...
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accidental fsck on mounted

I accidently run "fsck" on a mounted partition which was my only parttion. Now I can't boot. It was Fedora 13, filesystem should be ext3. I have booted from usb with ubuntu 11.10.I found that ...
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Battery management tool in Linux

I want to stop battery recharging once it has reached a specific level, like 80%. I have Lenovo Z560 laptop with windows 7 and it came with a software to manage battery charging. But now I have ...
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Two users in same group and the group is owner of concrete directory

I have two users on my Linux box: John: an admin Jane: a normal user. I added them both into group called xampp_users. How can I allow both users to have read/write/execute permissions for ...
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How does the linux update manager work? [closed]

I want to know how the update manager for linux works. For instance, how does my linux distro check to see if there are any available updates for download and which servers to download these updates? ...
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Is there a Firefox add-on that enables emacs keyboard shortcuts?

For example, I'd love to be able to press ctrl-a to get to the beginning of a line in an input field and ctrl-k to delete that line, etc. P.S. Not sure if it matters, but I use Arch Linux.
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Thunderbird, DavMail, and Exchange → fetching only Inbox folder?

I'm using DavMail with Thunderbird on a Linux client to receive mail via POP3 from an Exchange server. It seems to work fine (even the calendar part), however all I get is the stuff in the main ...
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How to change the configure command for PHP

I need to enable Freetype for PHP's GD, and I'm getting absolutely nowhere trying to figure out how. According to this article I need to change the configuration command, but I have no clue where to ...
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Using xargs with mv and mkdir command in Linux

I am attempting to create a directory using the command mkdir. However, I would like to move a subset of files into that directory. I understand I can use xargs, however my attempts have failed. For ...
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in Linux, how to go to the folder above the symbolic link folder of the actual path?

Say I got a folder with absolute location: /tmp/abc/def, and I created a symbolic link to this folder def, in my home directory. The symbolic link is also called def. Then after I get to the def from ...
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Opening new terminal window does not pick up .cshrc

I am using KDE and Konsole. When I open a new tab, it does not pick up my .cshrc in my home directory. I am using tcsh. How I do I force re-loading of the .cshrc in my home directory without having to ...
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Shell script to copy a text file from windows machine to linux based device

A linux based navigation device is connected with my windows machine. I want to copy a text file to root of device using shell script from windows machine(through cygwin or putty). please help. ...
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Check a list of domains with the WHOIS command

I want to set up a batch file or cronjob of some sort, using the linux command line, to check the availability of domain names. I will provide the list of domains to check using another file. It must ...
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Window decoration on Linux Ubuntu 11.10 has gone?

sometimes the window decoration on Linux Ubuntu 11.10 can not show after using CompizManager, so can't closed the program. how to the window decoration can show again ???
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Linux web cam with time and date?

How to record video from webcam with added date and time? VLC and cheese cat't do it.