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Are there any command line syslog listeners for Linux?

We have several embedded systems that can be configured to send log data to a remote server for debugging purposes. However such is the hassle of configuring the developers machine to listen and ...
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How to fix Fedora Yum Repo

I'm tyring to do this $ sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool And I get this instant response: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit ...
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how to Recover deleted files on RHEL linux [duplicate]

I accidentally executed rm –rf * command in /home/apps/ directory on putty console. apps directory contains our all data. I exited immediately (pressing Ctrl+C), but few files been deleted. I ...
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Unable to run RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a VMware image. I am trying to start the RabbitMQ server. I have followed the instructions from RabbitMQ website but with no luck. When I type the command sudo ...
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Any way to view stdout of a program after it has been started in gnome-shell?

So, if I run a program through the menus in gnome-shell, is there a way to view stdout and stderr? Or is there some kind of hack to achieve this functionality? Or is everything just sent to ...
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Job shows up in crontab -l but not in /etc/crontab

There is a certain job that shows up when I do $ crontab -l and I can verify that this is also running. However, the job is not listed in /etc/crontab. Say the job is /somedir/somefile I can't ...
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How to have a complicated two way sync using rsync preserving deletions

I have gone thorough similar questions on stackoverflow but they dont cover the situation that I would like to ask here. I have all my music files on my remote machine. I would like to sync them to ...
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Does `ro` matter in CD-ROM mounts?

As far I know, /dev/cdrom usually provides a read-only device. However, some sources suggest to add ro in the /etc/fstab and others not. Is there a difference between /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto ...
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How to source a file only for a defined sudo user in Linux?

I want to source a file in .bashrc only for my user id when I sudo to the functional id. it should not be sourced when other user sudo in.
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Cannot cat file which has space in name in linux

I believe there's a simple fix but cannot debug it out. I have file called "file name with space" How do I cat this file from Linux bash ?
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How start a single program within a new xserver instance in full screen mode?

I'd like to run a program in full screen mode without the overhead of a desktop environment but simply on a xserver instance. This is fairly easy by running: startx <program> Trouble is that ...
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I cannot access a server using ssh

I'm trying to access server using ssh from my ubuntu terminal but it responds an error says: /bin/bash: Too many open files in system Connection to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx closed. What is the problem?
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Running xserver from console as normal user and gdm3 disabled

Good afternoon to everyone. I am the inexperienced system administrator of a virtual machine with limited hardware resources, and Debian 6 installed. The main use of this machine will be as ...
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RAID 1 on internal hdd + usb external hdd?

Unfortunately my internal hdd is probably going to die soon and I dont have money for a new one. But I have an external Hdd which I was using as a backup, so I thought of a solution. RAID But I have ...
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How do I parse a line thorugh a file in bash

I am very new to shell scripting I had a small query regarding the file parsing. So, here's what I am trying to do: I run an svn merge command, and genaratea conflict file my conflict file is ...
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Using pwauth for authentication with SVN on RHEL6

We have recently installed SVN 1.6.11 and are attempting to run it using the Apache server (2.2.15) after finding svnserve to come up short of our needs. Our system is RHEL 6, and we would like to ...
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How can I change permissions for a folder and all sub files and folders in Linux?

I know there are a few questions on this topic on the internet but I have a slightly different question. so when I click on the change permissions for enclosed files and change the permissions for ...
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How to apt-get latest package version

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I need to upgrade my version of gnome-control-center from gnome-control-center 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1 to gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.11 as it should hopefully fix ...
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sshfs or fish:// with root (ssh) login disabled

The server does not allow root login from ssh. I can, however, login as my username and su to root (I know the root pw). Is there a way to use the fish:// protocol or sshfs or some other way to mount ...
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How to ignore a USB device in udev

I want to pass a USB device (to be precise: a smart card reader) to a KVM virtual machine, and therefore have to prohibit that it is claimed by any driver on the host machine. I tried to write a udev ...
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vmware does not install hgfs

Here is the installation log that I have in Fedora 16: The VMware Host-Guest Filesystem allows for shared folders between the host OS and the guest OS in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment. ...
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Why this cronjob wont run

On debian squeeze as user root I add this cronjob with "crontab -e" */1 * * * * root /usr/sbin/ntpdate ptbtime1.ptb.de >> /var/log/ntpdate.log But this cronjob will not run, there is also ...
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Automatic remount cifs/SMB after short network interruption

A Windowsserver provides a network directory called data via CIFS/SMB protocol. The data folder is mounted on a Linux client with password and user authentification. Sometimes the drive gets ...
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Trying to find any home directory that is writable by anyone

I am trying to locate any user home directories and their files that are writable by anyone. I wrote this: find /home -type d -perm -200 | grep . || echo no world-writable directories here ...
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Pointing domain(registered at godaddy) to static IP address

I want to host one website on apache server which is installed in my local HP machine.I want to map it to my domain name ex. www.xxx.com purchased at godaddy.com.Do i need to install dns server?
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libreoffice writer renders dejavu font differently. Why?

Here is how it is rendered on Ubuntu : Here is how it is rendered on Arch linux : Why is it different?
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Set more than one DNS in NetworkManager

I want to set 4 DNSs, but NetworkManager just has one field for DNS! I tried to add my DNS into /etc/resolve.conf but when I reboot my pc this file reset to defualt! Is there any way to set more than ...
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How to make Reliance Netconnect+ modem work on linux?

I am not able to connect internet through Reliance Netconnect+ on my Fedora 14? It is working properly on Windows. Whenever I run wvdial command, I see below error: --> WvDial: Internet dialer ...
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How to force linux to use one network connection over the other?

I have connected my iPhone which has hotspot enabled to my ubuntu machine through the USB. Based on the type of network activity (say browsing vs ssh), I want to switch between network connections ...
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Create Windows 8 User From Linux Environment

I have a dual boot laptop with Win8 + Ubuntu installed on 2 separate partitions. Yesterday, as a result of a series of tweaking and things I shouldn't have been doing, I'm facing the evil user profile ...
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Is there an image viewer that can automatically remove metadata?

I need an image viewer or a daemon or anything for Linux that automatically removes metadata from any image downloaded or opened. Does such a thing exist?
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Is there a standard way of redirecting syslog events to the terminal?

Say I have a program which is a source of syslog events that I'd like to observe. Is there a standard way to run the program while sending the syslog events to its controlling terminal? Answers to ...
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XFCE: How to set different x/ythickness for each separate panel in .gtkrc-2.0?

The question is in the subject. Can it be done? Is there any way to do it other than editing the .gtkrc-2.0 file? Full story: I use two panels in my desktop. Both horizontal, one in the top and the ...
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How to discover what is killing a process?

I have a minecraft server running in a VPS and sometimes my server is being killed unexpectedly. I don't believe this is a java error because no error is thrown and this happens when the server is ...
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Permission denied on a folder

I have a folder that has the following access permisions: drwxrw-rw- tator nogroup 4096 jun 11 15:20 main As you can see I have chmod it to 766 and it is owned by tator. But when I tried to ...
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run a bash script at logoff, shutdown, and restart on Linux

I need to run a bash script each time a Debian-esque thick client logs off, shuts down, or restarts. Outside of that, it can be any distro, desktop environment, window manager, or otherwise ...
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Adding Git repo and branch to Tmux status line

I have found a Tmux configuration file that shows how to add the Git branch to the Tmux status line, however It just shows [[ branch ]] no matter if I am in a Git repo or not. I am not sure if this ...
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where does root (/) mount point exist — linux

At boot time root partion is mounted at root(/), and it is known as root filesystem. http://www.linfo.org/root_directory.html Does it means copying rootpartition from hardisk to ram ? Where does ...
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ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '127.0.0.1' (111) [despite commenting out bind-address & skip-networking]

Okay, so disclaimer: I'm an absolute mysql noob. Gimme any other development type area and I'm fine. So, I just started using Ubuntu 12.04 an setup mysql. Never really used localhost since we have a ...
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Root account locked/suspended?

I'm shipping ts7800 boards running debian 6.07. After programming, some boards do not run their cron jobs, complaining that they do not recognise the user root. This happened on 2 out of 12 ...
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How to remove an imported key during rpm uninstall

I'm creating an RPM package (let's call it Foo) that contains a gpg key that will be used to sign other RPMs. During the postinstall script for Foo, I execute 'rpm --import [keyfile]' to import the ...
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File on my webserver is not accessible

looking for help here, Someone has gained access to my Folder on a network-share(Redhat linux) and uploaded a file called malicious.php. I tried to delete it using Filezilla but I cannot delete this ...
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Bash readline deleting till the previous slash

In bash emacs mode, is there anyway to delete till the previous slash character? For example if i entered the command cp /usr/local/bin/reallylongincorrectfolder ...
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What do the numbers mean in syslog-ng.d?

On Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) the directory syslog-nd.g contains syslog configuration files like 00-default-destinations 00-default-options 00-default-sources 10-console I am not sure if those files are ...
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Split tunnel routing a specific port over OpenVPN on Ubuntu Server 12.04

So I know there is another question on here that I used as a guide as it was super helpful! (Setup routing and iptables for new VPN connection to redirect **only** ports 80 and 443) Only my goal is a ...
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Can I improve my battery life under a Linux Live CD by loading the CD into RAM or using a USB key instead?

Would loading a linux live CD to RAM improve battery life? (knoppix toram or SLAX Copy to RAM option) Compared to running it from the CD. Would booting a Live CD off of a USB increase battery life ...
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64-bit VM host environment for Debian similar to VMware player on Windows?

I have an Intel Core Duo i3-2100 running a flavour of Debian. I understand Virtual Box is x86-only so is there any similar open source Virtualisation environment that can host images like VMware ...
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How can two identically named files exist in the same place on linux

. I'm not a novice in linux I created a bunch of files with php using file_put_contents() I can't view the created files via browser I can view the files from the ftp but can't ...
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how to bring up keepassX window with keyboard shortcut?

Is there any way to bring up the keepassX window when the application is started but the window is hidden? I mean that the application is running but only the icon in the notification area is visible. ...
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Driver mount.ntfs-3g is using way to much cpu

ATM I'm downloading a movie with deluge which is 12GB big. This is a single .mkv file but the weird thing is that when I download this and I use NTFS-3G to mount my USB to debian it uses 99% of my ...