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Showing which dynamic libraries a program loads?

If I have a program named program, is there a way to know which dynamic libraries it loads and uses? It's a simple question. I can elaborate more if needed, but I'll keep the question simple based on ...
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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 can I record a video signal in Linux from the command line?

I have a Linux machine with a Pinnacle video card. I wanna record a video signal from my TV connected to the S-Video input in my Pinnacle card. I could record using VLC GUI, but I wanna cron it, so I ...
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How do you gunzip a file and keep the .gz file?

The default behavior of gunzip is to delete the .gz file after it decompresses. How do I prevent it from deleting the file?? If this functionality is not included then is there an alternative ...
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How to identify which OS is running at remote host? [closed]

I'm unable to identify which OS is running at remote host,how can identify the remote host OS ?
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Issue partitioning with paragon partition manager

I have 4 primary partitions, one of them is windows partition and one is a 100MB system reserved and I want to convert my other primaries to logicals and place them into one extended partition so I ...
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How to setup muliple cron job every 3 hours but not simultaenously?

I need to run cron jobs during the following times: 1st job: 1PM 4PM 7PM etc.. 2nd job: 1:15PM 4:15PM 7:15PM etc.. 3nd job: 1:30PM 4:30PM 7:30PM etc.. As you can see each job run every 3 hours but ...
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Installing cppman -> output not shown in right format

I've tried to install cppman in Fedora 19 or Linux mint 15 and it installs successfully. But when I try to use it I get the error: Python IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied I've installed it in ...
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Renew the Linux, Restore to the new

I'm new to Linux. My Ubuntu 13 is now meeting problem such the CPU rate is about 100% ever time and the System Drive Disk Usage is full. I think the virus is attacking my computer. Are there any ways ...
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Still Booting to Windows after Debian Install

I recently installed Debian Linux to one of of my storage drives alongside Windows 7 (on a different drive) and for some reason when I start up my computer I still boot right into Windows instead of ...
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ntpdate command not found [only when using with cron]

I have a linux machine with ntpdate installed and it is working when i run it from my ssh terminal or from a shell script manually. However , when i add the shell script to crontab i get the error ...
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Installing Fedora 19 with not enough free space left

I'm completely new to Linux, and I wanted to install Fedora 19 with my Windows 7 (dual boot). When I go through the installation process it only shows my hard drive (not partitions) and says that ...
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Recover Linux ext4 partition formatted(erased) to hfs+

I have a Linux partition with ext4 and I accidentally formatted it with Mac OS X Disk Utility to HFS+ (Mac OS X Extended Journaled). I tried to recover it with http://www.r-studio.com/ on Windows but ...
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Linux Web Server Permissions - Write But Not View/Modify/Delete

I have a Joomla website with Chronoforms installed. I have created a contact form with it which includes a File Upload. For security reasons i cant have anyone viewing the files/folder. But obviously ...
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How to play two or more videos side by side in a syncronized fashion in Linux?

I have two (or more) video files that I want to play side by side. I could do that simply by opening them in two seperate windows, but that would also seperate all the controls ...
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Spanish special characters printed as garbage

I am using slackware, and trying to print Spanish characters. When I use echo *special characters* they display perfectly, but when I write a java program that accepts command line arguments, ...
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How can I find out where an environment variable (like PATH) was set?

I have a xterm with the bash shell in linux. When I echo $PATH, it is showing a directory and I want to know who put this directory in the PATH. How can I find out? Thanks!
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How to hide a code from myself until a specified time?

Essentially, what I need is some way to generate and store a random string (20 characters long, say) for some period of time, such that there is no way for me to recover the string until the end of ...
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EFI partition decision (Windows 8)

Earlier today, I installed Sabayon. After messing around with EasyBCD and a couple other tools, (no permanent changes) I gave up on trying to get it to chain-load, and decided to wipe the Sabayon and ...
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How can I logout an open, remote SSH session?

I sshed into a Linux machine (bash shell) from a public Windows machine (in our lab) and forgot to log out. I'm now back at my seat in another room and I am too lazy to walk back and log out that ...
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How to force Ubuntu/Debian/Mint to unload modules at suspend-to-disk?

I put a DVB-T card into the computer, and now the system hangs at suspend to disk. CTRL-ALT-DEL does not work, hard reset is necessary. I have a faint memory of the trick being to remove the modules ...
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Trying to get top to redirect to a file while using screen in Ubuntu 12.04

This is my first question ever on Stack Exchange! Ive been using it for years and always seem to find my solution, except for this one. I am trying to get top to run in a seperate screen so I can ...
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Access 2nd server on LAN via PuTTY

I have two Linux servers with static IP addresses 192.168.0.200 and 192.168.0.201. Both machines are connected to my router which is set up to forward SSH Port 22 to 192.168.200. I have PuTTY'd into ...
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What does // and :: in the values of environment variables mean?

On my Linux machine some of the environment variables contain lists of directories. The directories are separated by :. But sometimes they are separated by ::. Is it just a mistake that should be ...
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Does interrupting rm command with keyboard delete any file?

I'm running Fedora 13 (Goddard) and when I was recursively removing a directory I noticed I had some files there I couldn't lose, so I interrupted the process with ctrl+c. Now I don't know if I lost ...
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Why does M-RET become C-M-j

I suspect this is some sort of magic terminal definition thing but I've noticed some magic keys not working on terminals. When I type M-RET to create a new item in org mode I instead get a newline. ...
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Accidentally removed files with rm in Linux [duplicate]

I accidentally removed some important files from Linux with rm *. How can I restore those files? The distribution used is CentOS 6.4
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Execute a script as root on every ssh login

Is there a possible way that I can execute a script, say abc.sh; as root user on every login to my system via SSH? I've gone through a similar question which says to add the script execution to ...
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Accessing virtualbox guest from LAN

All the tutorials and guides I have seen about accessing remote desktop in virtualbox claim that it is extremely easy yet I keep getting errors. Every time I try to access the virtualbox client ...
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coredumps don't work after enabling them in /etc/security/limits.conf on Debian

I have some init scripts that launch some daemons that I wrote. I want Linux to generate a coredump anytime something crashes. I activated coredumps in /etc/security/limits.conf by adding the next ...
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How to open new Instances of Opera (New Window/ Speed Dial) in Linux- Workspaces?

I'm using Fedora and I've just now downloaded Opera, its awesome . But I've got one problem and that is when I switch to New Workspace and open Opera (new Instance), it will not be opened in present ...
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How do I define a new virtual machine in QEMU?

I have installed QEMU for fedora via: yum install qemu Now how do I start it ? I mean how do I define a new virtual machine, like I do in VMware? Also I don't see any icon made for QEMU.
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Unable to find .metadata folder in Ubuntu

I am unable to find .metadata folder in my workspace, I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS and eclipse Juno. please help me. I tried a lot but all those in vain.
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copy file from windows to Linux

I am writing one script. it will run one linux machine. its targets includes linux, solaris and windows. I know that i can use scp to copy files between *nix. but how about copying file from windows? ...
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How to run a symlink pointing to an executable in terminal (Linux)

I installed NodeJs on an Ubuntu machine, and the package have been installed as nodejs. Now, to run it as node, I created a symlink: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node This will work if I ...
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The font-rendering in Mint 15 / Cinnamon looks too light

So I tried some ways. I installed my favorite font (a bind of MS-Yahei and Consolas), and it looks light and not clean on the screen. Compared to my previous choice Xubuntu, the font on Xubuntu looks ...
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How to create a boot program that will ask which Rescue Disk to load?

Hello I have huge collection of rescue disks and live OSs. I have extracted them in my USB pendrive. I want "boot program script" that will ask on start which rescue program or live OS is to be ...
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Installing Linux without Affecting Windows 7

I have window 7 installed on my laptop and I can install linux (ubuntu). I just wanted to install it with following conditions. At the time of booting I get option for both OS, but if i delete ...
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How to partition disk for 3 operating systems?

Well, I decided to remove everything and start from scratch. I need Windows 8, Fedora and FreeBSD on the same disk, I prefer to have GRUB as main bootloader. I'm having problems with partitioning ...
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Unable to installed CentOS 5.6, Could not allocate the requested partition: Partitioning Failed: Not enough space left to create partition for /

I have 160 GB hard disk and i recently format it and installed Windows 7 with following partitions System reserved = 100 M Primary partition C: = 40 GB Extended partitions = 80 GB (with 2 logical ...
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Making the most out of an old laptop for home improvement [closed]

My old Compaq laptop's (circa 2005) been lying around useless for the longest time so last week I decided to make a Linux box out of it. So far, I have set it up to provide the following services, ...
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Why is it bad to run as root?

I've often come across posts on forums or other websites where you see people joking in such a manner about running/logging in as root as if it's something awful and everyone ought to know about it. ...
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Secret key is not found : gpg

I am using mutt to send email. When I come to send some, I get a message telling 'Enter your keyID', I select one of my gpg owner user's key (for which I generated a pair of key using gpg --gen-key). ...
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Installing linux (Lubuntu) through PXE boot?

I am completely lost here. I'm trying to install linux onto a very old laptop that has no CD drive and won't boot from USB. My only option is a network (PXE) boot. Except... I have no idea how to ...
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How can I get Windows 8 to access the same data as a Linux VM? [duplicate]

I have a computer running Windows 8 and I would like to run a Linux VM on it. I would, preferably, like to create a partition which both Linux (Ubuntu) and Windows can access to hold my source code on ...
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Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
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Different Color for command and output

I was wondering if it is possible to change the color of the output of a command in linux to a different color than that of the command line where I type in. It is som monotonous and hard to find ...
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iceweasel (firefox) browser re-installation

I uninstalled my browser (iceweasel) from Add/Remove Software option in Kali Linux.At the time of removal it asked for one dependent package also to be uninstalled that I don't remember. But now when ...
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Why does swapon take ages when enabeling a swap file?

I've created a swap file with dd if=/dev/zero of=swap.img bs=1024k count=4k mkswap swap.img swapon swap.img While this works, the swapon command takes ages (approx 10min) to finish. Enabling the ...
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What partitioning scheme should I use, installing Linux on an SDD+HDD? [closed]

I have a 128GB SSD I bought to install Linux on, and also a bunch of Magnetic HDDs, including one with a ~50GB empty space I can use for some of my Linux installation partitions (the other partitions ...