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GNU find: Disable the error when 'find' finds no matches

I've got a setup where I need to use 'find' to find 0 or more files in a certain directory, however, 'find' always produces an error when there are no files that match a certain check. Is it possible ...
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How can I mirror a Linux directory and back up all metadata?

I need to backup my home folder (and a few other folders) on an organizational Linux NFS system where my account will be expiring soon, onto a personal hard drive (which is not using a Linux ...
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How do I make git use ssh-add (when necessary)?

On Linux (CentOS, in case that matters), I'm having a problem with git commands. git can take advantage of keys loaded into the ssh-agent cache, but if the keys aren't loaded, it doesn't seem to take ...
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No free disk space while installing Fedora 15

I am on a Windows 7 system trying to install Fedora 15 Linux. I am using Fedora 15 live image which I burned onto a DVD and booted. According to instructions I've found in a tutorial I go into the ...
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Is there a Konsole equivalent for gnome?

I'm looking for a Konsole equivalent for Gnome. I searched Google but was surprised how little I found. I don't want a Quake-style dropdown console. I like tabs and the ability to send a command to ...
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nm-connection-editor - command not found

HP Mini 210 Fedora 15 Latest updates Gnome 3.0.1 In the terminal when I do the following: nm-connection-editor I get the following: command not found Where is the nm-connection-editor?
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How can I export DISPLAY from a Linux terminal to a Windows PC?

Exporting display from a Linux terminal to a Linux desktop is easy; you do the following: On 192.168.90.121 (localPC): xhost + 192.168.10.164 On 192.168.10.164 (remotePC): export ...
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Do Yakuake, Tilda provide the same functionality?

Is there any difference between those programs? Are they just ordinary consoles that always run and called by single keystroke?
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How do I delete the meta-inf folder in minecraft.jar?

When I open the minecraft.jar file with p7zip on Linux, I can't delete the META-INF folder. This is the error: Error: /home/davide/.minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar is not supported archive System ...
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Is it possible to install Linux on HP Touchpad?

Is it possible to install Linux on the HP Touchpad which has WebOS on it? Secondly, what would I need to do specifically to get it on there?
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linux tar command option

I know how to tar a bunch of files, minus several I don't want: tar --exclude=./*.jpg -pcjvf all.tar.gz ./ Here I tar all files, except any jpg extensions. I want to do the opposite. I need to ...
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HTTPS not working on custom port

I am doing this as a test for bigger deployment. I have Apache running on CentOS5 in a clean VM (just a few tools installed, PHP and such). If mod_ssl is set to listen on 443 in ...
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How can I display a static image while Debian Linux is booting up?

I need to show a static image with the logo of our department while Debian boots. Is there any easy way or tool to do this? (Any parameter of the kernel maybe?) It doesn't have to be anything fancy ...
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Why small TCP connections succeeds, but big ones fails?

Sometimes from Linux system I see the following weird behaviour: I able to ping things and sometimes use some services, but networking is very bad. For example, now I routed connection through my ...
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DocBook quick start

I want to produce a PDF file out from a DocBook source on a Debian system. What should I do? Sorry for the n00b way of posting this, but it seems I'm unable to find anything around (compared to ...
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Is it possible to connect a wireless router to another access point?

I have a complicated situation due to my goals and network structure. I have in mind a potential solution, a bridge, but I do not know whether it is feasible or what hardware it will require. The ...
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How do I achieve passwordless CVS updates?

I'm working on some code from my computer at home and would like to do CVS updates to a remote server. When I'm at work I don't need to type in a password, but at home each time I need to type in my ...
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How to solve this driver installation? Bus 001 Device 007: ID 05e1:0b01 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd

I have a camera but i do not have a driver for Linux. So i am trying to install the driver for 05e1:0b01. But its still getting failed. Device plug/unplug shows correctly in /var/log/messages Aug ...
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How to create thumbnails with ExactImage?

I'm trying to create thumbnails using ExactImage command-line tools. I need the output images to be with equal dimensions like 100x100 or 200x200. Can somebody help with that?
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What are the meanings of /usr/sbin, /usr/local/sbin and /usr/local/bin?

Let's get clear with all bin and sbin folders(from filesystem hierarchy standard): /bin is for system-level binaries /sbin is for other system-level binaries mostly for the boot loader and system ...
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Compiz - don't raise window on click (while hold)

it seems that Compiz support forum is used for spam, and as I noticed similar questions answered here, I though it'd be best for me to ask here I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and window manager uses Compiz ...
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RTTY serial decoder for Linux?

I am in need of a Linux RTTY (50 baud, 170 shift) decoder that can output to serial. I have been googling this for a while and keep coming up blank. Even a script goes a long way here.
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Do locked pages get shredded from disk after resuming from suspend-to-disk?

Locked pages are sometimes used to store crypto keys like for Luks or for encfs and other sensitive things. But when doing hibernate (without swap drive encryption) they get stored to disk ...
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How do I apply a patch to my Linux kernel?

I am trying to compile the iscsi-target software SCST. It wants me to apply a patch to my Linux kernel in order to allow for certain performance gains. The problem is I still new to Linux development. ...
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I'm having trouble with a text file being marked as a binary

I have an executable that generates a text file as its output. The problem is that the text file comes out with a binary file flag of some sort. The result is something like this: $ grep "grep ...
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View PDF in Ubuntu Server edition ( CLI mode )

To force myself to use CLI all the time, I've installed Ubuntu Server edition on my work laptop. However, I still want to be able to view PDF ( rendered as normal PDF, not converted to text ). ...
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How can I change the directory a command thinks it is running in?

How can I run a command that is in a different directory so that the command thinks I've ran it in the current directory? If a command is using basename() or argv[0] (or whatever it's called) to get ...
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rsync keeps copying

Four hours ago I started rsync to create a copy of my entire /home directory (I am using Ubuntu) to an external HDD. My /home lives on a separate partition of 150 GB of which 106 GB are used. I also ...
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Setting up SVN with two clients and one server for a live site

I work with a client who has a dedicated Linux based Plesk server. The website (say example.com) is live and since there are huge modifications usually required, it is very difficult to make them work ...
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How can I compress a large file into smaller parts?

I'm looking for a way to compress a large file (~10GB) into several files that wont exceed 150MB each. Any thoughts?
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Linux - Where all programs are stored? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Where is a typical Linux program installed Where does a program install on linux? In Windows it's clear - Program files - all programs are there. But where are ...
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How do I know which shared libraries are loaded by an already running process?

How do I know which shared libraries are loaded by an already running process? I'm using Linux.
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Installing a library locally in home directory, but program doesn't recognize it

I am installing a program on a server as a non-root user. Specifically it is tmux 1.5, but this should apply broadly to all locally installed program in my opinion (I mention the program name in case ...
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pppd config , how to bring up eth0 automatically?

How can i allow ppp daemon bring up eth0 first before connection ? If the ethernet port is down , no connection would be success. So i'm putting this into /etc/ppp/peers/dsl , but eth0 won't be ...
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How to stop Skype (for Linux) nibbling my traffic?

When I have Skype running (not in "Offline" mode) I often see it start eating about 0.5 kb/s of my traffic (so the network quota meter is dropping inevitably and internet stops soon). When I restart ...
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How to `emerge --sync` on Gentoo Linux without removing older ebuilds?

When I use emerge --sync my older .ebuild files are removed. How to get newer .ebuild-s, but not lose older ?
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Linux: image viewer with transparent window?

I would like to display a fully opaque image (e.g. PNG RGB8) on the desktop in an image viewer - but such that I can set the window (showing the image) to be, say, 50% transparent (so I could see ...
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Linux distros support UEFI & GPT?

Any idea about the popular Linux distros support GPT and can be installed with UEFI model from the get-go?
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How to reassign Ethernet interfaces on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

I have two HP servers which have a total of 10 Ethernet ports each, both running RHEL 5.7. I need to make sure that Ethernet ports are mapped to the same devices in Linux on both systems (see below) ...
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How do I force Ubuntu to renew its knowledge about hardware and install proper drivers?

I changed to another motherboard. How do I force Ubuntu to renew its knowledge about hardware and install proper drivers?
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Remotely launch a graphical program on Linux

Is there any way to remotely (ie, via SSH) launch a graphical program on a Linux machine? When using Putty, if I execute a command requiring X, I get "failed to open display". Note that I want the ...
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find and replace command for whole directory

Is there any command in Linux which will find a particular word in all the files in a given directory and the folders below and replace it with a new word?
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Retrieving data from an encrypted corrupt Windows disk - any way to access it from Linux?

My Windows system disk crashed (taking away tons of personal and work related files) This disk was encrypted using BitLocker The IT guy did his thing using some BitLocker recovery tool and gave me a ...
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How can I make sure my system uses the ~/.screenrc file?

My friend provided me with a rather detailed .screenrc which I put into my ~/ directory. I am pretty confident when I run screen it isn't utilizing the edits in the file. How could I confirm whether ...
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Using head ala tail -f

Log files that get extended at the tail can be read live using tail -f command Is there anyway to do the same with a log that gets appended at the beginning? The man page for head doesn't help.
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Using Connection of one PC on another [closed]

I have two linux PC and connected through LAN cable.First PC having internet connection but second does not.I want second PC to use the connection of first PC through a C program. I am new to network ...
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Bring all windows of the same application to front by one key striking on Linux?

The question branched from Bring to front all windows for a certain application in Windows 7 I often use some applications with multiple windows like ddd on Linux with icewm. I'll be very handy if ...
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Booting from a partition

I have a system on which multiple operating systems are installed. Let's say: C: Windows D: Linux I have a bootable USB drive, using which I can boot both into to Windows and Linux. I don't want to ...
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Two commands to move files to trash. What's the difference?

trash-cli provide a trash command, and gvfs-bin provides a gvfs-trash command that move files / directories to the trash can. Is there an important difference between these two commands?
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Force a backgrounded complex task to fg itself

I will often run a simple monitoring task like the following: (sleep 600 && ls -lh /path/to/files)& Is it possible to have the process de-background itself part way in? For example, to ...