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Scripts shell recording playback

I hope this makes sense. I use 'scripts' to make copies of my ssh sessions for various reasons. When I access the logs via less, etc, I see this: Script started on Mon 12 Sep 2011 08:59:14 AM CDT ...
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How to connect HDMI camera to Linux?

In fedora or centos linux is it possible to connect HDMI camera to HDMI capture device ( http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ ). And get the video for playback from Linux? Or still ...
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mount one directory to another while mapping the original directory's UID to another

I'd like to mount the directory /var/www/mysite to the directory /home/daniel/mysite, but also have the user of the mounted files mapped from the original user (www-data) to my own user (daniel). So ...
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How do I convert an HTML email saved as a text file to a PDF file from the Linux command line?

I need to be able to convert HTML email messages saved as text files (.eml or .msg) to PDF documents, one PDF per email, retaining formatting and images. Are there any Linux tools that will allow me ...
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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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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 ...
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Bridging network interfaces in Linux

I have two physical NICs (eth2 & eth3) with eth2 connecting to the home router/dhcp server and eth3 connecting to another machine which needs access to the internet. I'm trying to create a bridge ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux on Macbook Pro 7.1 - drops to recovery shell

My MBP fails to boot Arch. This is what I did to install ArchLinux. Install rEFIT. Partition using disk utility such that first one is Mac partition, second is Arch & the third ie the last one is ...
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Installing Java 1.5 on Debian

I'm trying to install Java 1.5 on Debian. But when I write apt-get install java-package in bash, the error unable to locate package java-package is shown. Can anybody help me?
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FFMPEG: how to add watermark to video?

My Platform: Ubuntu 10.10 + FFMPEG 0.5.3(I installed ffmpeg from source) I try to add Watermark to a .MOV video with FFMPEG 0.5.3 imlib2.so (Please note FFMPEG 0.6+ dont support imlib2.so, so I use ...
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multi monitor keyboard kiosk

I was wondering how much of this is possible. Ideally i have one machine and another for backup but i may need multiple machines due to limitation I'd like to setup a kiosk that 6 people can use. I'd ...
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Ubuntu - connect a monitor to a laptop

Is there any way, how to make connecting monitor to my laptop as easy as it is e.g. in Windows? Just plug-n-play? Ive just installed last version of Ubuntu and then connect monitor. After connecting ...
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How to access old partitions after installing Ubuntu?

This might be a really silly question, but I installed Ubuntu yesterday (which is awesome) but I can't seem to locate any of the other drives that I had hooked up. It's as if the partition with the ...
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Scheduled process killing and restart

I have to write a script for a CentOS server which will kill and restart a process every three days. After killing the process it needs to execute another script and start the killed process. ...
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Get folder with largest number at the end of the name in Linux

On Linux, I have some folders r1, r2, r3, etc. and I want to get the name of the folder with the largest number at the end. How do I get the name?
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Decreasing free space on Fedora 12

I'm running Fedora 12. My free space is continously decreasing every time I restart my computer. I haven't installed any software nor am I using the internet. Can somebody explain why? Also, do I ...
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Embedded VNC session

What I need is to allow a remote user access to a host machine (Ubuntu) via VNC. The catch is that the user should only be allowed to use a specific software and nothing else. My solution for now is ...
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How to swap non-memory usb devices?

There are plenty of tools for umounting/mounting/automounting usb flash/pen drives/dongles/hard drives. There's the Device Notifier on kde 4, for example. But what about other devices like ...
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Why am I getting a disk boot failure when I try to install Ubuntu?

I'm encountering boot failure while trying to install a Linux distro from a CD. I'm using an older PC; here are its specs: HP Pavilion 2.66GHz, 512MB RAM with a BIOS revision of 6/30/2003 I ...
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Ext2 or Ext4 for bootable USB Flash-drive with Linux?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB Flash drive (so I have my Desktop everywhere and can customize it as I want). I'm still choosing what's the best filesystem for the USB; Ext2 with no journaling or ...
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Wine supported automated batch conversion tool to convert Outlook .dbx files to .pst format on a linux system

This is continued from my earlier question Batch convert Outlook Express .dbx files to MS Office Outlooks .pst files on linux Please read the details there. So, it looks so far like there are no ...
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Possible to mount a specific directory on Linux server to a local Windows machine?

I have a directory on my server at /home/dave/www/images/site (ext3) which I want to mount directly to my Windows computer so that I can transfer data easily via command line tool. Is that something ...
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Fedora 14 WiFi card won't enable

I have a Clevo M760T laptop. It used to run Ubuntu 10.10. I recently reformatted it to Fedora 14 and now the WiFi card does not work. Here's the weird thing: The WiFi card has a light on the ...
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Fedora CD versions vs DVD

Does the DVD version include all the interfaces (KDE/GNOME/LXDE/Xfce) witch can be fund on separate CD's? CD's DVD
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Unix Permissions issue with users belonging to the same group accessing a folder

I have a folder I'd really like to allow another user on this machine access to. I'm using mt-daapd to serve music to the network, so I'd like to enable the mt-daapd user to access my Music directory, ...
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Sharing a folder/partition between Mac OS X and Linux in a Macbook pro?

I'm starting to use a mac, and would like to install different operating systems on it, and, if possible, share some partitions. (like home) I'm planning to install Debian along with Mac OS X Snow ...
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Connect to the internet by changing the mac address

My ISP allows only one computer so I have to change the mac address. On the other computer I use ubuntu and I've changed my mac address with both ifconfig and macchanger. The internet still doesn't ...
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linux-Remote desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable remote desktop in Red Hat? anybody know which configuration file is used to enable remote desktop in redhat system...?
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How do I install a newer version of GTK in Ubuntu without replacing the current one?

I am trying to compile file-roller from git, but running autogen.sh gives me this error configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-3.0 >= 2.91.1) were not met: No package 'gtk+-3.0' found ...
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Can't connect wirelessly using redhat9

I've recently installed redhat 9 and I'm trying to connect to the internet using a wireless card. I'm able to connect to the network and get to the router webpage @ 10.0.0.1 But whenever I open ...
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recovery of overwritten file

Is there any way to recover an overwritten linux file? I uncompresed a tar file which overwrote some of my files. I read somewhere you can umount your home directory.
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Toolkit / tool for PDF checking?

Looking for a command line tool for Windows / linux environment that can check a PDF file for any errors (not for repairing).
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Linux livecd antivirus that doesn't need internet connection

I'm looking for a bootable (livecd) cd that will perform an antivirus scan on a computer without needing an internet connection. It should have its latest virus signatures included so I can simply ...
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Is it possible to open a second shell session that will remember the user, machine, and directory I am in?

I'm ssh'ed into a machine and logged in as a different user. Is it possible to open a few new windows that will still be ssh'ed into that same machine, still logged in as that user?
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Different graphic cards drivers while booting from external media

I am booting a certain system of mine with ubuntu 9.10 from external HDD. I am satisfied with the setup and it works fine, however I would like to modify it so that I can choose which graphic card ...
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maxlogins limits.conf doubt

In file /etc/security/limits.conf the maxlogins field refer to what? If I set "user1 hard maxlogins 2" Does this mean "user1" can have two concurrent login at a time or He can ...
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how can i kick off a process when a linux system boots up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add an application to run as a service in Linux? is there a script in /etc i should edit? What is recommended. Right now im running something in .profile but ...
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Unable to connect to wired internet connection using Ubuntu

Hello I am unable to connect to the Internet using a wired connection. I was able to use the wired network yesterday. But I had problems with the flash player, so had to reinstall Ubuntu again. I am ...
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skip init scripts - boot freezes at “setting system clock”

I have a debian system that's freezing in the boot sequence at "Setting system clock". Several sites I looked at recommended changing the init scripts to disallow hardware access to the clock. But, I ...
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Share a socks proxy on LAN

I have socks proxy running on port 1080. I want other people on LAN to use this proxy. How can I do that? One way is that the client can run this command and then use proxy 127.0.0.1:1080 on his ...
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Linux file Recovery

Can anyone help me out in getting back a deleted file in linux. Instead of giving this command " rm -rvf *~ ", I gave " rm -rvf * ". Is there any way to get all files back ??
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Temperature monitoring on Dell Precision M4500 under Linux: sensors-detect doesn't, what next?

I have a Dell Precision M4500, Intel Core i5 CPU, running Linux (Ubuntu Lucid), and would like to keep an eye on CPU temperature. I've tried lm-sensors: sensors-detect didn't find any sensors; ...
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How can I find all PHP files with group write permissions?

I've been trying to get the -perm option of find to give me all PHP files that are group writable. Should this work? find -name "*.php" -perm g-w Thanks!
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Windows Vista not booting after deleting a partition

My cousin just deleted his Linux partition and another smaller partitio nand now Windows is not booting, no he does not have the recovery disc. When Windows tries to boot it goes to "GRUB" and says ...
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How to move the home directory to another partition?

I created a partition in my hard disk for my data (documents, multimedia, etc.). How can I: Move the /home/ directory to the new partition Make the OS (Ubuntu Linux) treat that directory as the ...
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Is it possible/practical to install and run Linux on a USB flash drive?

I'm going to replace my old 2004 vintage desktop PC soon and I have an idea of what I want to do, I'm just not sure if it's possible or realistic. In the time since I built the old PC it has slowly ...
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix on USB?

I'm going to install Netbook remix on my 4GB flash drive. Will 4 GBs be enough? How much space will be left for data?
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Help me understand Ubuntu user/group permissions

I'm beginning to deal with more than one user on my system (it's a VPS serving some sites) and I need to make sure I understand how group permissions work. Here's my setup: I have an account named ...
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Need suggestions for a Sigle Board Linux Computer? [closed]

I need suggestions for a single board computer, with these requirements: Runs linux Wifi (I/O module?) Does not need much computing power. I'm using it for applications like twittering when the ...
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What is Linux and why go for it? [closed]

If some one (Windows User, non-techie) asks you, what is Linux and Why go for it? What would you answer? Need a technical answer.