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How to program the Linux command line to run a piece of code multiple time?

So, I usually write/find a test case generator for any code that I write. This type of code generally leads to some file output. To be thorough, I try and generate many different files to test my code ...
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symbolic links based on user's id

I'm wondering how to create in linux something like symbolic link, that wil point to different directories for different users seeing it. I was searching for long time for itand found something called ...
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What driver should I say to Debian that my Mac Mini needs?

I can't get the Debian netinst boot disk (AMD 64, v5.7.0-7) to recognise either of the SATA disks in my Mac Mini Server. I had thought that the ATA-PIIX driver was the correct choice, but after ...
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Xephyr keyboard layout

For some reason Xephyr interprets the Alt Gr key as Return. Therefore I cannot enter special characters that need Alt Gr. Also other non alphanumerical keys seem to be messed up. I start Xephyr with ...
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List all physical volumes associated to a volume group

Maybe I'm missing something obvious but I do not see it listed in vgdisplay.
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Reinstall linux with software RAID

I've got ubuntu server on my "home server" with 5 software raid 0 partitions and one software raid 1. I have to reinstall OS. Is it possible to do that without losing existing partitions with data?
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'which' equivalent in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows equivalent of whereis? For Linux/Mac I can use which to locate the file. What would be the equivalent to this command line tool of which?
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Changing file and folder ownership from root?

I created a folder structure as root and now need to transfer ownership to an ordinary user. This question is linked to this one - ...
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Resolution Independence on OSes?

I know this isn't really a question, but has there been any recent advancements or news about Resolution Independence in any of the major OSes? (Windows / Mac / Linux) I'm quite interested in the ...
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Tri-head linux system with Xmonad: is it possible to have HW acceleration

What means there exists to have three monitors, all controlled by Xmonad and have hardware 3D acceleration as well? I had the pleasure of using three monitors earlier this year, and while Xmonad and ...
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tools for checking hard disk failure

Fedora 13 I am just wondering if there are any tools for checking the life of the hard disk. I had my hard disk for 4 years. And now I think it is having some problems. Is there any tools I can use ...
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KDE global shortcuts stopped working. KDED trouble?

I'm running the latest KDE4 and have gotten used to my Yakuake dropdown console. The problem is that the global shortcuts in KDE stopped working, which basically makes my whole environment unusable ...
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Will Linux Multi-booting with Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10?

I've currently organised my laptop's hard disk using the multi-booting template idea, as shown here:- http://www.linuxforu.com/teach-me/tips-tricks/distromania-a-multi-booting-template/ Currently the ...
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which Backup Software?

I need to use a backup software that can backup windows server to a Linux server out side the network (the cloud)! so far I came through the following: Handy Backup Professional 6.7 Backup4all ...
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How to mount Safeboot encrypted Windows partiton in Ubuntu

how do I mount a SafeBoot encrypted Windows partition on Ubuntu (10.04)? I have tried all these mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows tried changing fstab tried changing grub.cfg I also installed ...
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VSFTP configuring virtual user using passwd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won't vsftpd let me log in with a virtual user account? I'm trying to configure virtual FTP users along with real users on a server. I installed VSFTP and it ...
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What is the best way to undelete some photos on Linux? Is there any way to use foremost to only recover files that only contain some text?

I accidentaly deleted some digital photos I had recently taken, and I wanted to undelete them. I found out about Foremost, and it allows me to recover jpg files, but will fo that with all of the ...
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How can I get file information in 'less' like with 'man'?

When I view a file in Linux with the 'less' command, I often only get a ":" prompt in the bottom left corner. There's no clue about how long the file will be, or at which location I am currently. When ...
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image background not show

i have an image background for my web....it's a JPG file.. my problem is that image not show at designer PC but after that web page open at another PC..the image can show..i created my program at ...
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bootmgr missing after restoring with sysresccd

I backed up my laptop months ago. Today i repartition the drive and used sysresccd with partimage to restore the HDD. I got a success msg after restoring however when booting i get a bootmgr missing ...
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Finding out why/how a folder is being created

There's a folder on my Linux desktop which shouldn't exist. The first time I saw it, I thought I'd accidentally copied it from somewhere else, so I deleted it. Now it's back again. So it must have ...
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“Slave” user accounts in GNU/Linux

How to make one user account to be like root for some other user account, e.g. to be able to read, write, chmod all it's files, chown from this account to master and back, kill/ptrace all it's ...
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How to setting up iptables for traffic fowarding on port 80 from specific sources

Im running a web server on port80, but i want traffic coming from ip 212.333.111.222 on port 80 to be fowarded to port 9020 on the same server that my web server is rinning at that is my sshd port
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Linux virtualized screen resolution

Hopefully there is a positive answer to this question: I have a 15.4" laptop with native screen resolution of 1920x1200. You can imagine that everything is completely unreadable by default. If I ...
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Turn off backlight without X server commands

Fn + F6 - backlight turns off immediately, image stays (visible if shine something at the display) xset dpms force {off,suspend,standby} - backlight turns off slowly, image cleared. How to ...
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How to mount a compressed ISO image?

I have problem to mount a compressed (ISZ) image under Linux, which was created by e.g. UltraISO? I am aware about user-space fuseiso, but it fails to mount these images, as I have reported in Debian ...
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How to make Xephyr to hide its background (rootless mode like in Cygwin/X)

Cygwin/X and Xming can run in "rootless" mode that seamlessly integrates "inner" windows to the host environment. Is there similar mode for Xephyr or some equivalent program? I want Xephyred windows ...
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have a bash script remotely shutdown another computer on the lan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address? Hi I want to write a bash script that when called shuts down another computer on the lan. Maybe using ssh? ...
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Unable to run openoffice in headless mode

I want to automoate some PPT -> PDF conversions, so I want to run openoffice in headless mode for scripting. On my machine with X running I can start opemoffice in headless mode via soffice ...
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OpenSolaris and NTFS

Is there any way to mount NTFS partitions in OpenSolaris? This is the main issue preventing me from testing it out for more than a day. I need to be able to mount my external. I have vast experience ...
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Wine and Kernel Access

My knowledge on the topic is rather limited, but does one have Kernel access/the general ability to change programs at run time whilst running Wine? For Clarification: Can the user of the computer ...
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How to install fedora 12 iso file?

i downloaded Fedora 12 iso file. how can i create a bookable disc from an iso file and install Please suggest me how to install Fedora 12 in a machine ?
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Easiest way to get 3 or 4 monitors working on linux?

I can use the nvidia drivers with my Quadro FX 1400 to drive 2 monitors, but I want to do 3 monitors, with the ability to drag windows among all of them, good expansion, etc. BTW, setting up 2 ...
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How can I adjust by how much the sound volume changes every time I press the volume change keys?

For example if the volume is 48 and I press the volume up key the new value will be 56. What would I have to do to make it go to 52? I use both keyboard and remote control keys.
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Limited HTTP traffic

I'm experiencing a weird limited connectivity scenario with my Linux network stack. The problem is that whenever I try to download something, I can only get the first 5.5KB of the requested resource, ...
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Mounting a USB device in Linux

I have a problem when trying to work with USB devices mounted with user 'root'. I explain, I mount a USB device as root under command line (console mode only), and I can work with that device with no ...
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How can I install gcj on Linux?

How can I install gcj? Do I need to recompile gcc? I have a system with gcc (GCC) 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-3) and another with gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-44) Running gcj on both ...
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Can a port be bound when the process has terminated?

Given: a process binds to a port on Linux, and that process is then terminated with either TERM or KILL signals. Is there anyway that the port could still be bound, or will the kernel clean up and ...
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Unable to Access Certain Websites

Through a local network, all computers except one ubuntu machine can access 1. Adobe.com 2. Icann.org 3. Apache.org 4. Example.com. The ubuntu machine returns (in firefox): "Though the site seems ...
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Setting up a machine to use a key over SSH

I am trying to set up a key between my Ubuntu machine and my web server so that I can SSH into it without needing to type a password each time. I have followed the tutorial found here - ...
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Can Linux be run under Windows 7?

In Windows 7 if you have a multi-core processor you can run virtual machines. There is something called XP mode which lets you do a full XP install and lets you run XP just like the real thing, ...
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Serial connection between 2 computers

I recently purchased a USB to serial cable to connect to other desktop computers (reason is for headless servers), and I don't know if it is working right or I am just doing something wrong. The USB ...
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Songbird doesn't start because of GStreamer in Ubuntu 9.10

I have just upgraded my system to Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic). This has apparently broken Songbird. The fix I found on the web (removing libvisual-4.0-plugin, or so) does not work, since I do not have that ...
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Grub problem with dual boot Ubuntu & XP (Ubuntu installed first)

I had Ubuntu installed and I installed XP. I tried to be able to dual boot them by running an Ubuntu live cd and running ~ $ sudo grub grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0) But now when I ...
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Get remote x display working in linux without ssh tunneling

I need to get an x window to display on 'nathanb-box' from 'ceres' without tunneling X over ssh. [nathanb@nathanb-box ~] xhost +ceres ceres being added to access control list [nathanb@nathanb-box ~] ...
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sync a Palm Pre on Linux

I just upgraded to a Palm Pre from a Centro. Before doing so, I synced my Centro with jpilot on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine (as I had been doing all along). Can I now just sync the new Pre with jpilot ...
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Install linux on Motorola L6 Phone

I have a Motorola L6 cell phone that I'm no longer using, including pc connector cable, and just for the fun of it I was wondering if it were possible to install linux on the phone. Not to make any ...
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How to virtualize OSX on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to run a MacOSX installation on a virtual machine? How can I virtualize OSX on Linux somehow? I know that the OSX eula states that OSX can only be ...
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Linux on Surface

Well, my employer uses two Microsoft Surface machines. One for development and another as showcase. Our administrator recently installed the first service pack on one of those and the whole thing went ...
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“Burned in” pixels on TFT monitor

If an image is displayed long enough on my TFT screen, a "shadow" of it is still visible like a semitransparent overlay for some time. The longer it is shown, and the brighter the image, the longer ...