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how to stop bash from printing alerts?

When killing a process with kill -9 $PID &>/dev/null in a script, a message is still printed to the terminal after the next command terminates. How do you stop this behaviour? For example ...
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How to remote shutdown a win XP machine from linux?

How do you remotely shutdown an XP host from a linux machine? I know that you can use shutdown /s /f /m \IP_GOES_HERE From windows, but how would you do that from linux? (wine does not port the ...
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Linux: file recovery

I desperately need some help regarding problem I am facing now. While creating a softlink for a very important file I gave the reverse command by mistake. Instead of giving it "ln target linkname" I ...
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How would I do this in a unix system?

I need to locate all of the file system objects below the /sbin directory that include a period (.) somewhere in the object’s name, but not objects that begin with a leading period.
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Why won't ubuntu on a wireless internet connection work with Panera bread or other hotspots

I currently am running Ubuntu 9.04 and have a wireless card installed with the correct driver. When I try to connect to a public hotspot sometimes the connection works and sometimes it doesn't. Do ...
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Any free download manager for Linux compatible with Chromium [closed]

Right now I have no other choice but to open the desired link in Firefox and then download it with DownThemAll! It would be great to find an alternative to DownThemAll! for Chrome.
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Linux: Redirect Local USB Keyboard To Remote Shell

(Discalimer: totally unfamiliar with Linux) Is there a way to redirect the local standard input (USB keyboard plugged into a headless, ARM-based Sheevaplug running Linux debian 2.6.22.18) to a remote ...
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Linux urldecode filename

Is there any tool to urldecode a file's name and replace it? Example: $ ls hello%20world.txt $ urldecode *.txt $ ls hello world.txt
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Grub command line opening when selecting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi. Everything was working file when yesterday, I opened the Update Center and installed all the necessary updates. Now when I restart my machine and it prompts the dual ...
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“No space left on device” after resizing partition

I decided to resize the partition on my storage drive (with gparted), all seemed to go well but now when I try to create directories or copy files to the drive I get a "No space left on device" error. ...
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Java install on Ubuntu?

i'm new to linux and i was trying to install the java JDK with EE on ubuntu. I downloaded the .bin file (java_ ee_ sdk-5_08-jdk-6u17-linux.bin) from the sun site & followed the install ...
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Open Microsoft Publisher Document on Linux

I'm pretty sure the options consist of Just don't do it (use a nice open standard file format). Not great when someone sends you something. Translate the format on Windows. I think you need ...
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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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Kubuntu 9.04 - Can't drag application from one screen to another in multi monitor setup

I have a new install of Kubuntu 9.04. I installed the ati drivers. fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ATI FirePro V3750 (FireGL) ...
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How do I get a network printer installed in ubuntu 9.04?

My girlfriend's work computer now has Linux on one of the partitions, and for the most part it's running fine--except that I can't seem to get the network printers configured right. There are two of ...
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where are my gnome user settings?

I had a gnome session die on me in the middle of setting some display options. Now, I get a blank screen when I log in with this particular user. I tried removing all the .gnome and .gconf ...
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Hanging on “Scanning for Harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab” when trying to install Damn Small Linux

Following a suggestion made before, I'm trying to use UNetbootin to install Damn Small Linux on a Windows computer. I'd like to reformat the entire HD and install Linux on it. I installed UNetbootin ...
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No space left on device when upgrading Debian 7 to 8

I want to upgrade my Debian server from 7 to 8. It failed, and the error was : dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64_3.16.7-ckt11-1_amd64.deb (--unpack): ...
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Redirections shell

Can anyone explain the following? :~$ ls macreave.sh fgvdvg > testo 2> testo :~$ cat testo macreave.sh ccess fgvdvg: No such file or directory :~$ ls macreave.sh fgvdvg > testo ...
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Logging signal strength in router logs

how to know the client(device) signal strength that connected to WiFi in OpenWrt platform? Is it possible to to log signal strength of devices connected to Wi-Fi access point? Actually not even just ...
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Force check all file systems in Ubuntu

How to force check all file systems under Linux/Ubuntu? My newly installed Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid stops booting after the suspend/resume failed. Is there any easy way to force check all the file systems ...
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start ddclient as daemon with systemd

I'm trying to start ddclient as daemon in my Ubuntu 15.04, which now uses systemd, but was unable to even following the Ubuntu wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicDNS to words. I've ...
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SSH agent forwarding is not working

My SSH agent forwarding is not working. The answer from this question is quite old and the answer is conflicting with the comments. Can we have an updated answer please? Basically I can SSH from ...
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Is there any way to automatically decrease subwoofer volume at night?

I'm using both Windows and Ubuntu, so a solution for either (or both!) would be great! I live in an apartment complex, and love to listen to bassy music and watch movies. My neighbors are fine with ...
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How can my home server accept and reply to connections from the Internet when OpenVPN client is running?

I have a headless home server running Ubuntu Server 12.04. A 3rd party website (to which I'm subscribed) periodically sends commands to a daemon on my home server which in turn responds to the 3rd ...
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ls with directory path shows files, but ls with file pattern does not?

Why is this happening? $ sudo ls /var/lib/postgresql/9.4/pg_log/ postgresql-2015-03-23_134626.log postgresql-2015-03-25_000000.log postgresql-2015-03-25_095920.log postgresql-2015-03-24_000000.log ...
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Overriding DNS in peer-peer fashion

I frequently have the problem that I am on a local network where DNS is done by routers I have no control over. I often want to send files or data between two of my devices on the same subnet, but ...
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Switching Distros while keeping /home

Curious question, is it possible to switch to another distro while keeping your home directory if you have the partitions on separate disks? Currently I am running fedora and want to change to Manjaro ...
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Owncloud in subdirectoy on arch + nginx + uwsgi

After several system updates of my Arch linux server, the owncloud web interface it is hosting stopped working. Unfortunately I noticed it only recently and I can't really go back to working system ...
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Linux Mint MATE Caja “Share Folder…” menu entry missing

I have two Linux Mint 16 MATE boxes connected. One has the "Share Folder..." right-click menu item in Caja, and the other does not. How do I get it? Later: After installing caja-share, the menu item ...
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Unable to remove package on Debian 7

I have a damaged installation of MariaDB which I am trying to clean out and re-install. If I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following remove: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Links SSL Error

What version of links does the user called "bytepool" have that he's able to find this workaround? Refer to link below. How to tell `links` to ignore expired SSL certificate and proceed? He writes ...
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Preferred/Idiomatic method to enable a systemd.service from a Debian package installation

I have a custom Debian package I've built for our software that creates a systemd service. What is the preferred/idiomatic way to have the installation of said package enable/start the service at ...
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Configure Locales on Debian

I have a problem to generate the Locales on my server (Debian 7.5 stable (Wheezy) (64bits)). When I run, as a root: dpkg-reconfigure locales And select en_US.UTF-8, I get the following logs: perl: ...
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OpenSSH server refuses to accept key authentication unless logged into server locally

My server is running Ubuntu-Server and ahs OpenSSH-Server installed on it. I set up the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to accept and require rsa keys, it looks for keys in the 'AuthorizedKeys ...
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Why is “source <(cmd)” working but not “$(cmd)”

I want to have a script to call with params which adds some aliases to my current shell. The aliases have to be builded in respect to the calling parameters and the current directory from where I ...
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Why is a mounted NTFS partition not showing up in the Linux file manager?

The internal hard disk on my computer has three NTFS Windows partitions (Win 7 main, boot, and recovery), and several Ext4 Linux Partitions (Mint and swap). I'm temporarily doing most of my work on ...
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What do the columns in smartctl output mean?

Here's a part of my smartctl -H /dev/sda output: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 053 028 045 ...
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How to proceed after creating software RAID 1 array on Linux

So, I've created a RAID 1 array using two 500 GB hard drives. I used a Linux Mint Boot Disk, and then used mdadm to create the RAID 1 array using 2 hard drives, each which has a single primary ...
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Permissions in Chain of Program Execution

I have a Java program that writes some files to /tmp and invokes some python processes. I'm wondering if both the Java program and the python processes have the same permissions as the user that ...
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Run a command in another cygwin window and not exit

From current cygwin shell, I want to run a command(say, pwd) in another cygwin window, I use: cygstart /bin/bash pwd It did spawn a new cygwin window but close immediately. I want the window is ...
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Change gtk+ file open dialog

I’d like to change it for another that can resize picture on the preview, i.e. not only show a thumbnail of fixed size. I know that this may require change of the toolkit in use, so which packages do ...
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Configuring IPv6 on Debian - Global temporary address

My mac generates a daily temporary ipv6 for outbound connection usage, is there something similar that's available on Debian? Thank you! -Pablo
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X11 Forwarding Failure only on a Single Server

I have two computers: PC1 and PC2. Both are running identical installation of Debian Wheezy with latest updates. The installation on PC2 were taken from PC1 using tar. The only differences between PC1 ...
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ssh 2 different computers behind same router and modem?

well I have been following every rule out there on Forwarding. I currently have 2 computers, lets call it Computer DOG and Computer CAT. I can ssh into DOG from outside my network perfectly. I went ...
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When is swap memory useful? Why do we need to set it to twice the amount of RAM? [duplicate]

I know that memory will be swapped whenever RAM usage is high. And I read that we need to set swap to be twice of the amount of RAM. But why? How will it shift from RAM to swap? If we do not have swap ...
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Where to download missing libc.so.6

I recently accidentally deleted the file /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6. This file is needed by most programs, so my computer is basically broken and I can only access the hard drive through a live ...
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Backup a programming directory

I have a directory with many compiled C programs that I would like to back up. Right now they are named program.out but I would like to change this to just program. Would it still be possible to ...
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For my own DNS server, “dig … @ip-address” works, but “dig … @domainname” does not

I've recently begun virtualizing servers - one of which is a DNS server running BIND 9 on Debian 7. My DHCP server correctly issues it as the primary DNS for the network, but I get the following ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show up in my grub menu

I have two HD's, one with Fedora 20, and the other with Windows 8. I can choose at start up which drive to boot from, and choosing the one where I installed windows does make it start, but I would ...