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linux permissions: group files edited by different users

I cant seem to figure out how to achieve my goal to make a solution so all users within a grou work with the same set of files freely. I got a group "developers", and they are developing a project. ...
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avoid X11 forwarding from Mac to linux

I need to run a program on Mac remotely via ssh from a linux machine. The funny thing about the program is that it has a command line interface, but it always creates a GUI window, even if this is not ...
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Undo tar file extraction mess

I just untar'd an archive that produced a mess of files into my tidy directory. For example: user@comp:~/tidy$ tar xvf myarchive.tar file1 file2 dir1/ dir1/file1 dir1/subdir1/ dir1/subdir1/file1 ...
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Removing log files through SSH

I host my website at GoDaddy. I have a 9GB log file that I want to delete. I've logged in via SSH as root. How do I delete the log file? Filename Size Last modified ...
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How to remap Super/Windows(left) key to control key in linux

Could anyone please tell me how to remap my Super(left) key to Ctrl key in Ubuntu Linux? I mean Super(left) should work as control key..
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Why do file copy operations in Linux get slower over time?

I have 12 ~200 MB files. Copying one of them to another drive takes 20 seconds. When I try to copy all of them at once, it first says it's going to take 5 minutes, then it keeps slowing down into the ...
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Linux stuck one hour ahead (CentOS)

I use CentOS, and for some reason, one of the servers I bought (amongst a network of other servers I do not own) is off by one hour. The time is one hour ahead no matter what time zone I set it to. ...
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Possible to change dynamic libc.so address?

The commands gcc main.c -o main ldd main yield linux-gate.so.1 => (0x00f67000) libc.so.6 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00b7d000) /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x00ae5000) Is it ...
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Batch-OCR many PDFs

This has been discussed a year ago here: Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)? Is there any way to batch OCR PDFs that haven't been already OCRed? This is, I think, the current state of ...
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Propagating changes to multiple Linux servers with one command

So, I have a dozen of CentOS Linux servers. By and large, their configuration is mostly the same. Sometimes I need to add extra cron job (separate crontab file in /etc/cron.d/), and/or copy over a ...
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df reported size/used/available discrepancy

$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-Backups 425G 377G 27G 94% /Backups Size = 425G Used = 377G Available = 27G Used + Available = ...
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Aligning partitions on a new SSD (dualboot)

I've been reading up on SSDs under both Windows and Linux. While Windows seems to do most of the aligning automatically and frankly all this information found online baffles me, I thought about ...
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Extend Desktop to Monitor over LAN

I want to make use of an old laptop by extending my the desktop from my main PC onto the monitor of this other, old laptop over a LAN connection. I've looked into Xdmx/dmx, but the project seems to ...
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Get PID of process started in screen by su

i have a simple script that starts quassel-core in a screen session as different user! The script is: #!/bin/sh su ircc -c 'screen -dmS quassel /home/ircc/quassel/quassel-core' I want to start and ...
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Apache(httpd) ./configure unable to detect APR?

I installed APR(Apache Portable Runtime) by following commands: wget http://apache.mirrors.pair.com//apr/apr-1.4.6.tar.bz2 ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apr make make install Now when I ...
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Does Linux support NTFS file system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is NTFS on Ubuntu stable? Does Linux (Fedora + Ubuntu) support NTFS file-system. They are known to support ext file system. I want to have same file system for both the ...
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accessing linux directories from windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get access to EXT2, EX3 and EXT4 partitions on Windows 7? I want to access linux drives from windows. I have ubuntu and fedora installed along with windows. I ...
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Disable Linux Mint system start sound?

How do I disable the system start sound in Linux Mint. I am talking about when you are presented with the login screen. There is a sound that accompanies the login screen. I tried to access a program ...
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Verifying file integrity on NTFS under linux

I have an NTFS volume that I share between a linux machine and a windows machine. Recently I have had a couple of strange problems where files have become corrupted. This has affected some media ...
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Re-use existing jobs when opening files

The question is best given by examples: vim example.txt #Opens Vim on new or existing file Ctrl+Z vim someother.txt Ctrl+Z vim example.txt #Auto-runs `fg 1` since example.txt is already open ...
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How can I avoid hard-coding YubiKey user identities into the PAM stack?

The Yubico PAM Module seems to require changes to the PAM stack for each user that will be authenticated with a YubiKey. Specifically, it seems that each user's client identity must be added to the ...
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Ubuntu slows terribly on disk access

I'm very new to Linux systems but not computer systems. I installed Ubuntu on my laptop and it took a little longer to load then I'd like but seemed okay. The problem showed itself more seriously when ...
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What is the difference between screen-256 color and xterm-256color

I've just started using tmux and I'm having trouble with my colorscheme in vim. I've using the zenburn color scheme and it works fine with the default terminal settings in Ubuntu 10.04. However, ...
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tmux: set pane title to currently running command?

How can I make tmux to set pane_title automatically to currently running command? Actually the setting automatic-rename is just what I want for pane_title, but for it's only for window_name.
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A software like Proxifier for linux?

is there any software similar to Proxifier in windows for linux that passes all of my traffic via SOCKSv4, SOCKSv5, HTTPS and etc.?
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How to set permission for run a program which is installed by root permission?

I have installed the MyEclipse 10.1 via root permission and now when I want to run this program by my own user, it says that /opt/MyEclipse/MyEclipse\ 10/ is not writable! How can I solve this ...
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Is my HDD toast?

My hard disk keeps getting remounted in read-only mode. Disk is a 1.5TB external USB2 on Debian squeeze (armv5tel). Had similar errors previously so reformatted with a full surface scan (mkfs.ext4 ...
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Linux computer makes my router disconnect

This is odd, to say the least. I've been quarrelling with my ISP over the past few days, claiming that my router stops transmitting data if I make intense use of the connection, like downloading a ...
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Installing VirtualBox on BackTrack 5

I'm getting this error when running VirtualBox's installation script: $ sudo ~/Downloads/VirtualBox-4.1.14-77440-Linux_x86.run Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox for ...
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Can't change screen brightness inside Linux on Acer

Acer TravelMate 4740 series laptop. Brightness control keys (Fn+Right/Left) work on Windows 7, but not on Linux(tried both Ubuntu and Kubuntu). Linux shows the brightness bar(bulb) when the keys are ...
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PGP on linux suse

The following script works on a windows server : pgp --encrypt TESTDIR\TESTPgp.txt -r issucnc Exit How would I make the same code to work on a linux server if I wanted to transfer a file from linux ...
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How can I find out a list of all configuration files loaded by Xorg?

There's a lot of lists of places where these files can be found, but can I see the actual list of what is loaded?
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VirtualBox crashes with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I've tried it with many different configuration changes. Eventually I'm using now the stock config with 3D support and 128 MB graphics memory. The installation of Ubuntu crashes and I get the ...
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Is there a Chrome-like plugin container for Firefox?

This is exact opposite of Is there a Firefox-like plugin container for Chrome. With my 100+ tabs open in FF, there are two and a half alternatives: use plugin-container and get it eat CPU, memory ...
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DKIM Signature Failing - DNS record lookup is incorrect

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Linode with Postfix and opendkim. My DKIM signature is validating/passing when I test at http://www.brandonchecketts.com/emailtest.php but it is failing when I test ...
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where is the shared folder in linux inside Vmware Player?

I'm trying to write a program which will copy files from my guest OS which is linux Ubunto to my host OS which is windows 7. I have enabled the shared folders options but of course in order to copy ...
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Why would anyone install openssh-client instead of openssh-server? [closed]

I installed openssh-server on two pc's. I can connect from both from the one to the other. So if openssh-server sends as well as receives ssh, why would you install the openssh-client, just to make ...
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Configure linux machine as bridge/switch and end device

At my home, I have two desktop PCs in two rooms. The router / DSL modem is in one of these rooms. Now I want to configure a home server (having 2 LAN ports, running 24/7) in the corridor between the ...
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How can I combine several files into one?

How can I collect several files into a single file? I tried GZip, but could only get it to create separate files. It does not have to be compressed.
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Rsync statistics number of files

I'm using rsync with -vrlHh --delete --stats --force options to mirror two directories. The first directory is the source and it's my external hd, the destination directory is empty because I've just ...
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How to map // to ~/?

Is it possible to remap ~/ to //? I want to be able to do something like cat //something.txt and have it be running cat ~/something.txt Or if this isn't possible, mapping ~ to something easier to ...
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Scriptable/automatic image manipulation?

I have a program generating multiple plots daily. To view them on the screen easily, I have black and grey backgrounds, with light-color foreground elements. But now I want to print some of them, ...
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Mimicing Mac-style command/alt/control keys in Linux

I absolutely love that Mac separates the command key from the control key, allowing OS shortcuts and text shortcuts to co-exist. It's incredibly useful, especially because it allows emacs shortcuts ...
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create alias to ssh to a server and then connect to mysql

I currently have an alias to connect to a remote server: alias server='ssh user@ec2-00-00-00-000.compute-1.amazonaws.com' I would like to have an alias to connect to this server, and then ...
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What will happen when I 'cat' 'ksh'?

I used the following command in my unix box. $ cat ksh And it gave a rolling log of latin and greek letters and symbols and it kept on going with no signs of stopping. Eventually I had to close my ...
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Steps to install PHP 5.4.3 from rpm and yum?

I got a link saying following steps of installation of PHP 5.4.3. rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm yum install php54w Can i use above method safely? Or any other rpm that i ...
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remove deleted OSs from grub 1.98 boot menu

I am trying to remove entries for deleted operating systems, from grub 1.98 menu. I am using Gnu/Linux Debian 6 ( grub version 1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1 ). I have an Ubuntu partition with 10 kernel ...
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yum/RPM depend on generic package (like “provides” in other package managers)

I'm trying to figure out how to make a package of mine depend on anything that provides "java", but I'm not sure what to even look up. Apparently "yum provides" is a command for finding out which ...
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Is the X Server refresh rate same as the monitor refresh rate?

Is the refresh rate that we set using monitor properties ( in say ubuntu) the actual number of times X will refresh the screen in 1 second ? Or is it just some configuration of the hardware and has ...
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Max temperature setting and automatic throttling-down CPU on linux

I recently have situation where my laptop can heat to 105 degrees and shut down. I think shutting down is some bios/laptop internal protection, because it doesn't just gracefully shut down the system, ...