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Trasfer data from one linux server to another [closed]

I have one server on which i am having some data. Now I want that this data should automatically be transferred to another linux server. So how can i proceed further? My one server on which data is : ...
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What happens under the hood when I run a command line program in another programming language?

Some programming languages have system() exec() calls where I can run commands. What exactly happens when I do that? If I run system("ls") Does it run a bash interpreter on the string? Does it make an ...
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Telnet/ssh into a windows machine inside putty that is sshed to a linux machine

I am on a Windows machine. I SSH into a Linux machine using Putty. This works fine. However, I have a bunch of make commands I have to execute and move files around. So, I am trying to automate it. ...
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Where are the gnome panel launcher logs?

I started adding shell-scripts as launcher to the Gnome panel, and it works like a charm. However, occasionally stuff in the scripts fail. When the script is launched from a terminal there is a ...
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In ubuntu alt+f2 spawns a process that is not attached to a shell. How would I do that in bash?

emacs & Forks but the process is attached to the shell nohup emacs & Something like that works but seems to make some kind of log file Just what exactly is alt+f2 doing?
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Chmod to change permissions for group [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux I have put some users into a group and would like to know how I use chmod to change the access permissions for ...
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Forcing monitor resolution in VirtualBox VM on Linux Guest

I am working in a VirtualBox 4 VM running Slackware-current. I have added an external monitor, and am attempting to set up both of them to run in their native resolutions, but am having no luck. I am ...
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What do the outputs of dpkg -l mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do each of the details in dpkg -l mean? I have never paid attention to the output produced by the command dpkg -l and noticed it includes descriptors which I can't ...
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Why use the command apt-get --purge remove over apt-get purge in Linux?

I have been uninstalling applications as well as removing or purging their configuration files using the command apt-get --purge remove {package_name}. I have come across several posts on the net ...
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git-number not working on Linux: sh: git-id: not found

I've set up the script git-number on my Cygwin computer without any problems. I've put all three required scripts in a folder in my home directory called bin/ and everything works fine. Now I'm trying ...
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Looking for PHP memory/CPU graph generator [closed]

Basically, that's what I'm looking for. I want an app that makes a live graph of the server's CPU and RAM usage. Is there anything like this?
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Looking for cache daemon [closed]

I'm looking for a daemon that I can install on my Debian server, and can be controlled through PHP (preferably with included libraries). It must have a basic key-value cache, BUT it must never ever ...
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can I stream some .WMV file from a linux box using a media server and play it on a windows one?

If I have a windows-only file and want to stream it to windows media player for example, can I do so from a linux media server? Does it depend on the media server software used or is it not possible ...
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Extracting msi files using Linux

Related: How to extract files from MSI package? To extract the contents of a MSI installer using Linux, I can either use msiexec with wine or use 7zip. However, the latter does not preserve ...
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Linux: Which physical disk is /dev/sdd?

Really the title says it all, but with more detail: I have a RAID 10 box set up, and one of my drives has failed (/dev/sdd). I have hot swapping enabled, so I'd like to pop the failed drive out and ...
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Power requirements for this build enough? [closed]

I am currently in the process of building a series of desktop base units to act as a cluster (running Linux). It will be running 24/7 mostly so i need something that lasts. Here are the specs: CPU: ...
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Redirect stdout to stderr in tcsh

From my understanding, the following should send 'test' on standard error in tcsh: echo test >&2 However, it instead writes 'test' to a file named 2, and when I look through my history, I ...
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Batch resize and compress PDF files

I need a way to size down and compress batches of PDF files. I'd prefer to do this on Windows, but Linux would be fine if it meant a smoother workflow. I know that there's programs such as NitroPDF ...
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Select which OS to boot when dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'd like to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I install Ubuntu on a new partition on the same HDD as my Windows 7 installation (on a seperate partition) how would I could about choosing which OS I'd ...
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Give permissions to www-data user to run a local script

I actually try to launch a gnome-terminal with a PHP script, and seems I have some problems with the users www-data; My script only makes an ls -l command in a directory (is just for a test) and I ...
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How can I find out my computer's hardware details in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Linux command to find out hardware info? I need a tool for Linux to view my computer's hardware details while I'm logged in. For example, hardware details ...
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Installing Wine on Linux Mint Debian Edition

For whatever reason, Wine is not in the repository on LMDE. I would like to know how to install it. Can anyone provide instructions on how to do so?
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Handling prompts from an installer in Linux command line

I am writing a bash script that, amongst other things, installs some software. One of the installers I run requires answering some questions. For example: Is the default install folder ok (yes/no)? ...
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xfce 4.10 panel broken align

I've just updated to xfce 4.10 on gentoo. plugins such as datetime, networkmanager and etc was always at the right of the panel. I've tried to find an option such as "align" but no luck. I dont ...
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Django on production server(ubuntu)

I'm trying to ship web application to the production server. My setup is django-gunicorn-nginx by following this tutorial. I've not installed supervisor yet for checking purpose. There is no problem ...
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md5sums differ between CIFS and NFS

I'm doing some research on 'cribbage' an Ubuntu 10.04 box which connects to 'prodcsamba01' via CIFS: cribbage $ mount | grep prep //prodcsamba01/prepfsnr on /prep type cifs ...
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Capture key events at system level to control e.g. alsamixer

In Linux window managers, it is easy to define actions for key events - e.g. in openbox: <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume"> <action name="Execute"> <command>amixer set ...
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Is there a cross-*nix compatible way to get file modified timestamp?

Trying to solve this problem I've come up with solutions that are not compatible between ubuntu and osx. I wish to make one replacement command for the following two, which differ in two characters: ...
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How to search recursively for a string in linux?

I want to search recursively for files containing a string. I want to search: Files in and under the directory I'm standing in currently A specific directory. I want to see only results. I don't ...
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Open a Console Based Editor with limited access

I have a script that will be executed through SSH. My SSH server is configured to always trigger this script, so the user doesnt have access to actual machine. One of the features of this script is ...
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Where does a file have to be for terminal to find it?

I'm trying to use rpm to install a file through the linux terminal. The file I'm currently trying to install is in my downloads folder and is named: vnc-server.rpm But when I type rpm -Uvh ...
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Acer Aspire 5750G temperature

I have been testing (CPU and graphics stress test) my computer and logged the temperature: here are the results. I'm wondering if this is normal or should I do something with it? These temperatures ...
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Deny all incoming connections with iptables?

I want to make some simple iptables rules to deny all incoming connections and allow outgoing. How can I do that?
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How to setup IPtables to allow capture network traffic from a virtualbox VM configured with NAT

I would like to have a VirtualBox virtual machine that can't get online. I want to be able to monitor all network traffic attempts from the Linux host. So, if the virtual machine attempts to make a ...
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Dual booting Linux and Windows 7 with an SSD?

I'm currently dual booting Linux and Windows 7 because while I prefer the development tools on Linux, a whole lot of games are Windows-only. At the moment booting into Windows takes about 1 minute and ...
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I can't download anything from repositories

I want to download a packet from one of the Ubuntu repositories and when I enter apt-get install "thepacket" I get the following error: megajc-reloaded needs to be reinstalled, but no files can be ...
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What command in MySQL is like the command “host” in oracle sqlplus

Oracle sqlplus allows you to drop down to a system command line shell which lets you run operating system command like ls, cd, cp, etc. Here are examples SQL*Plus_FAQ, docs.oracle.com Is there some ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu without removing or uninstalling Windows?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 on the same computer. I want to uninstall Ubuntu and just use Windows 7. I'm afraid if I uninstall Ubuntu, it will remove Windows 7 as well. How can I ...
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Logical Displays in Linux?

Is there a way to section off one of my displays to make it behave like two displays? I use multiple workspaces a lot, but I also like the functionality of another monitor, but I don't actually ...
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Write log when somebody attempt to load OS

I'd like to write a log when somebody attempt to access my computer. (e.g. enter login and password, doesn't matter successfully or not). I use Arch Linux and CDM (console display manager). ps: I ...
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TOP command on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to find a resource intensive process?

I have a box running SLES but I can't run TOP, apparently it's not installed on the box, is there a way for me to find a resource intensive process that's slowing the box down? Any help will be much ...
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MythTV: SSD recording - HDD storage

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure MythTV to store on a local SSD while recording, but on a HDD (alt. locally mounted network disk) after the recording has finished? (I'm using MythTV ...
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SNMP: not able to query for MAC address

I need to query the MAC address of Ubuntu terminals. I remember that a few years ago I've used the OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.6.2 (IF-MIB::ifPhysAddress.2) to query OpenSUSE terminals. This OID doesn't ...
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How to change the file system name

I have the device name /dev/something and would like of change to /dev/anotherthing. How to do in linux system? e.g. # fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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Does GNU GPG compress by default?

According to docs you can use -z and --compress-level etc but does not specify if you omit -z or other ...-level params if it still compresses.
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Surrounding window frame disappeared after Ubuntu release upgrade

Surrounding window frame disappeared after Ubuntu release upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so window maximize, minimize and close icons are not present anymore: Note: Few months ago I switched from ...
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VMware tools patching - Kernel 2.6.37+ (Slackware 13.37) Graphics Drivers Not Working

Good day, I am using Slackware 13.1 in VMware Fusion 3 (latest) on my OSX10.6 laptop. I recently upgraded my Slackware 13.1 machine which is directly installed on a spare PC to Slackware 13.37, no ...
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Linux directory full of files with tilde sign(e.g. `example.txt~`), what does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

I have a directory on my linux os(Ubuntu) full of files that start with a tilde sign(e.g. example.txt~, example.py~). When I look at my directury using the regular gui I don't see any files there. But ...
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How to use different key maps for different devices?

My laptop has a US built-in keyboard and I am also connecting a good old Cherry keyboard with German key layout via a PS/2-to-USB adapter. Is there a way to install different keymaps used in the Linux ...
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Why is the search domain in /etc/resolv.conf used for ALL queries?

According to many guides I've found, the search domain in /etc/resolv.conf should be used for dotless queries only. However, man resolv.conf says this about the ndots option: sets a threshold ...