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VIm copy & paste between apps as a non-superuser

I'm using a work computer so i don't have a root access. I've tried "+y, "*y, set clipboard=unnamed. It looks like my vim doesn't support +clipboard (version 7.0). I'm using Linux Centos 5 so ...
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How to list files based on matching only part of their filename?

I have many files in a folder for example Kiran.txt Kiran1.txt Kiran221.txt Kiran144.txt Time.csv Timer.csv Timer2.csv Timer444.csv Timer266.csv Account.sh Account3.sh Account3333.sh Account3333.sh ...
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Can I resume an existing vim process?

When I left work yesterday I left vim open with the files I was working on. I'm working from home today, so I VPN'ed in, and when I go to edit those same files, I get the warning that there's another ...
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“poor” video encoding performance of the i5 2500k under Linux

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty), with an i5 2500k (not overclocked) and a z68 board. I'm trying to encode DVD quality VOB files to the iPhone preset in Handbrake, but in mkv format. I'm currently ...
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Linux terms a newbie should know about [closed]

I'm new to Linux, particularly the distributions I'm using - Ubuntu and openSUSE. I've looked on the Internet for how to install software on these operating systems, but I can't seem to understand ...
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Using Linux LVM snapshots for system backups - “semop failed for cookie” error

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, with the / partition in an encrypted LVM volume. /home is in the same logical volume. I'm trying to use the LVM snapshot functionality to enable time-consistent backups of ...
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Windows or Linux equivalent to Final Cut Pro?

I can't believe someone hasn't asked this already... What are the Windows or Linux equivalents of Final Cut Pro? Via Google I found some sites discussing this, and several mentioned Adobe Premiere ...
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Why does editing javascript in Chrome Developer Tools not work?

I have Google Chrome 13.0.782.220 on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (64-bit). I try to edit a JavaScript code from an external JS file in the Chrome Developer Tools Scripts pane by double-clicking on the ...
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How to add a new entry to fstab?

I mount a device mount /dev/xvdf /mnt/mongo and verify the mount using df-h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 7.9G 955M 6.9G 12% / tmpfs ...
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lock down vino icon remotely

On (rhel5/centos5) Is there an easy way to either turn off the vino icon that appears at the bottom of the screen when someone connects, or leave it displayed but disable the ability to enter the vino ...
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FTP Put a zip file that contains text files in Linux

I am transferring a file from a linux pc going to a windows ftp server using "ftp put". My file is a zip file that includes .txt files inside it. Here is what's happening when I transfered this file ...
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Why do Process ID's come in the tens of thousands? [closed]

Whenever you write a program that prints its own process ID, I've always (without any exception) received numbers ranging in the tens of thousands. Never less, never higher. I was just wondering, ...
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Software KVM For Dual-Displays

Does a KVM software solution exist that will allow you to utilize two monitors on multiple systems? I'd like to hook up my MBP to my displays, but have the flexibility to switch back to Windows/Linux ...
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How to change the default database for one user in MySQL

Though this might seem like a http://serverfault.com question at first glance I don't think it is. I have a mysql database on a server at work. Every time I log in to execute a query, I have to ...
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linux keeps disconnecting from wireless network

I'm running Arch Linux on an Acer laptop and my wirless connection doesn't stay up. After a while it disconnects, and when I try to reconnect I get stuck with a "Waiting for authorization" message. I ...
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Wi-Fi file transfer similar to bluetooth [closed]

It's a pity that Wi-Fi is used only for network and internet connection. There's no information on a thing that can seem so simple – file transfer via Wi-Fi. I can imagine it similarly to how ...
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LANG=C is in a number of the /etc/init.d/* scripts. What does LANG=C do and why do you need to set LANG=C.

Its not clear what it does or what it contains. I tried greping the out put of set and env to see what C or LANG are set to in other places on the systems. Nothing was clear about how it is used or ...
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How to change the wallpaper in linux mint 11 log in screen

I am having a bit of a issue finding the way of how to change the wallpaper for Linux Mint 11 log in screen. Do you guys know how to do this?
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Can I name GNU screen sessions?

I use multiple sessions for different things. One for work, one for school work and one each project I'm working on. It gets really hard to keep track of the sessions when screen -ls returns ...
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How clone a hard drive using Linux live CD

I have Ubuntu running live from a USB stick on a laptop. I have an external hard drive plugged in which is 2TB. When I type fdisk -l in the terminal I see the internal hard drive of the laptop as ...
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How can I catch or stop a Linux shut down from the terminal?

Is there a way to catch or stop a Linux shut down after a reboot, halt or shutdown command has been entered? sudo shutdown -r +10 I should now have 10 minutes before the computer shuts down. If I ...
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Run ubuntu command sudo apt-get in linux Mandriva?

How i can run the following command (for Ubuntu) in Mandriva 2005 ? What is the similar command ? sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8 pyro mercurial build-essential bison flex mercurial python-numpy ...
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Dotty shows all labels as dots (period) instead of text

I have the following graphviz graph: digraph finite_state_machine { a -> b [ label = "c" ]; } The output of this graph should be And this is indeed what I get if I try to use dot to ...
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Windows equivalent for “find . -name ”*.zip“ | xargs rm”

I can do the following in Linux: find . -name "*.zip" | xargs rm What is its equivalent in Windows (XP, if it matters)?
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How to make mongodb start when server boots on Linux?

I'm (still) a novice on Linux, and trying to figure out how to make mongodb start when server boots on Linux? I'm using Amazon EC2 "default" Linux instance (no Ubuntu).
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Pass wildcard array to cp

I need help with passing a wild card array to cp, I know it can be done but cant figure it out, ive got 3 files all start with the word somefile but have 3 different extensions somefile.conf ...
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Configure IP v6 on Linux machine

I use this command to assign a site-scope IP address: $ sudo ifconfig eth0 inet6 add fee3::216:cbff:fe94:1a86/64 $ Check it with ifconfig: $ ifconfig ... eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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What is /usr/bin/[ and how do I use it?

I was looking at coreutils and found this as one of the files included as part of coreutils: /usr/bin/[. What is [ and what does it do? It is an executable. I just don't know what it does or how to ...
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How to install mongodb on linux?

I'm a nuby on linux (never used it before), and I want to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance. I still haven't found a good article which guide how to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance, ...
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Copy a file X times renaming it with all alphabet letter

I have a database sqlite file called "a.db". I need to copy it 25 times (once for each letter of the alphabet) to have: b.db, c.db, d.db... ... ... z.db. How can I do this in the Bash shell?
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How to delete directories in Linux without y/n prompt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux rm non-interactive command When I try to delete non-empty directories using the following command: rm -r NAMEOFDIR it prompts to if I want to delete each and ...
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Equivalent of gnu `sort -R` on OSX?

The GNU sort text utility features a non-standard -R option to randomize input lines (presumably by sorting on a hash). OSX sort does not have this extension. Is there similar functionality ...
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Cannot SSH my home PC

I am attemtping to SSH my home PC from another PC. Before I even get to the command line, I need to know my IP address. But I'm getting confused. If I use ifconfig, I get a a load of "inet" numbers ...
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email myself startup screen messages log

I currently have a NAS (Ubuntu 10.04) on my network without an access to a monitor due to a lack of a graphics card. I noticed that every time I restart the NAS, it's been taking longer to fully ...
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Visual annotator for large images

I have a few hundred images of 30000 x 10000 pixels in size. Each image has lots of text (rendered as pixels) on it. I'd like to translate all text to another language. I speak both languages, and ...
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Does the physical interface name in Linux ever change?

When I see the man page for interfaces I see the below. Has anyone seen similar behavior, I had been using Ubuntu for some time and my net-books interface name has not changed for ever. The ifup ...
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How to run a command after an already running, existing one finishes?

If I start a script that is going to take a long time, I inevitably realize it after I've started the script, and wish I had a way of doing some kind of alert once it finishes. So, for example, if I ...
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Linux: Copy DVD ISO to empty hard disk / partition and boot as if it is a DVD?

I have a broken DVD drive and no others available right now to burn a DVD iso to so I'd like to use a empty hard disk instead. I've tried Unetbootin but that only copies a few megabytes of files - ...
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Executable does not exist in /usr/local/bin, but it does in /usr/bin, yet it still fails

I had to compile wine by hand for a certain patch, but I no longer need it. So I did a make distclean (guess I should have done a make uninstall from the start, but oh well) and it was still there. ...
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Is it normal to overworking of just one CPU when using openMP

When I use OpenMP in FORTRAN to parallelize a program on linux, ' top' command show me just one processor working ~%800 instead of ~%100 x 8 processors. Is it a expected situation ?
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gnome terminal moving through folders

I was wondering if there was a way to navigate back to the previous folder after a 'cd'. e.g. ~/ cd /home/ ~/ cd /usr/local/ ~/ want should I write here to return to the home dir (not 'cd /home' ^^) ...
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Is there a CHNTPW alternative for Linux?

I'm looking for a CHNTPW equivalent that I can use from Linux to recover, clear or change a Windows password. chntpw is not quite working for me, I'm planning to boot this from portable.
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Do I need to back up hidden files before an OS reinstall?

I'm using Fedora 15 (2.6.40.4-5.fc15.x86_64) on an HP Mini 210. I'm planning to re-install Fedora 15. I have backed up my home directory. Do I need to back up all the hidden files in my home ...
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Mail command not working in Linux

I have questions about mail, I am using following command on my linux account of my compnay mail -s 'Hi' username@gmail.com But I dont receive any emails, where as did not receive any error while ...
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Optimizations for Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 to my 16 GB fast USB flash disk (I don't want "installation" with Universal USB Installer as written on original Ubuntu site). I want it for portable use. I wonder if ...
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How to know the network interfaces under Linux?

When I run cat /etc/network/interfaces in Ubuntu 11.04 I get the below output. auto lo iface lo inet loopback I don't see the eth0 or eth1 interfaces, but I am able to see them in the Network Tools ...
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File matching pattern on command line?

Can someone help me with a relatively complex command-line file matching pattern? I've got files in a directory as follows: 1.png 1_thumb.png 1-1.png 1-1_thumb.png 1-2.png 1-2_thumb.png 2.png ...
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What's the correct way to shutdown system while apt-get is still running

What's the correct way to shutdown system while apt-get is still running? apt-get complains about unclean shutdown when I just shutdown computer.
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How can I dual-boot Windows and Fedora with two hard disks?

I have an 80GB and a 40GB hard drive. My primary hard drive contains Windows. On the second hard drive, I want to install Fedora 15. When the system boots, there should be a menu to select the ...
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Can't access HTTP server, but ping works in LAN

I encounter a problem when configure the connection. My computer resides in a LAN, I want to assign it a static IP address. Thus with the help of port mapping on the router, I will be able to access ...