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Is there a Windows file format with <CR>-separated records (without <LF> characters)?

Today a file was extracted on a Windows system, Windows 7 to be exact, and ftp'd to a Unix system. The application that processes the file deliberately failed, because the file had one line in it, ...
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Dual Boot Linux and Windows 8 on ASUS laptop (Windows 8 Installed)

I'm having trouble locating information on installing linux on a ASUS laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I'd like to (1) retain the existing Windows 8 partition since its loaded and configured to my ...
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Can't Boot Windows after BackTrack 5 install

My computer won't allow me to boot into Windows 7 after I installed BackTrack 5 (A Linux Distro). I don't believe this is a boot sector problem because, as you will see in the video, the Windows ...
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VirtualBox Linux Guest unable to ssh in to a redhat server? [duplicate]

I am running VirtualBox with a CentOS guest and trying to ssh in to one of my firm's Redhat servers. I get timed out but I can ping the server. It works if I do the same action from my Windows host. ...
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Restore bootloader after Ubuntu has been installed

I've installed Ubuntu. Windows doesn't boot anymore and doesn't appear in the GRUB menu. I've tried to install the Windows bootloader via recovery console from a Windows DVD as it's said here. ...
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Will using the same password on windows 7 and Ubuntu make it easier to crack either?

I was just wondering if, due perhaps to different hashing methods, knowing that the password is the same for a Windows 7 and an Ubuntu system would make either system more vulnerable. The OSs are dual ...
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unable to start apache after changes to rc.conf and resov.conf

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask 255.255.255." defaultrouter="192.168.1.1" I added the ...
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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: ...
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Fedora 19 fails to start

I had updated fedora 17 to fedora 19 (kernel 3.10.11-200) on my laptop using fedup a ~2-3 weeks back. Everything was fine until yesterday night. All of a sudden while shutting down I got some ...
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Unable to update libc6:armhf 2.13-38+rpi2

I'm trying to install PION package and I'm unable to do this on RaspberryPi: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo aptitude install libpion-dev The following NEW packages will be installed: libc-dev-bin{a} ...
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trying to install Astromenace on my linux mint 14 cinnamon pc

so i am following this tutorial as it is the only one i can find and any that i can find are the same as this one: http://linuxg.net/games-on-linux-how-to-install-astromenace-on-ubuntu-and-fedora/ ...
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Running 2 versions of PHP on the same apache server

I am looking to use Symfony2 to help build a large web system. I want to run this on the same server that is being used by existing systems (It is an Apache2 server on linux). The issue I have is that ...
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editing the host name in Linux

I needed to install some libraries (like libSM.i686) on my machine to be able to work with ANSYS Workbench (which is a fluid dynamic simulation software) and I encountered a problem in using the ...
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Unable to mount hard drives in Debian installer shell

I am trying to mount a laptop hard drive during a Debian install for the purpose of backing it up to a USB external drive. I can't use the external drive from the existing OS on the laptop because it ...
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Can not use 2 monitors under openSUSE 12.3 (KDE4)

I try to run 2 identical monitors connected to my "sapphire radeon 7870 HD Ghz" graphic card under opensuse 12.3. It works fine under Windows7 but under SUSE only one monitor is used. Both monitors ...
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GPT disk partition recovery

I am having troubles getting my partitions to show up correctly on one of my drives. Setup: Linux 3.10.10-1-ARCH Disk is 2TB and has GPT with two partitions. The two partitions hold approx 700GB ...
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ClipBucket file for preset 'normal' not found, failed to stat file in ffmpeg

I am trying to fix my ffmpeg problems. When I upload any video it gives me an error that the file for preset 'normal' was not found, and it failed to stat the file. Any idea? Started on 2013-09-10 ...
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Dual Boot At the Same Time

Assume I have a Linux host, with Windows-7 installed in a partition on the same drive. Is it possible to boot into Linux, save its state to memory (Hibernate, essentially) then boot up Windows right ...
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Linux terminal emulator with terminal autocomplete? [closed]

I've moved from OSX back to Linux and am mostly happy. One of the main things I miss is iTerm2, especially its terminal based autocompletion feature (tmux integration would also be nice). I've looked ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 on a laptop

I have a laptop that was shipped with Windows 8, I nuked the drive and installed a linux distro on there temporarily. I'd now like to put Windows 8 back - but I have no physical Windows 8 ...
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alternative to bcmwl-kernel-source package

I am looking for a good and stable alternative to the bcmwl-kernel-source package in linux. I've been using a very unreliable and basically crappy ndiswrapper setup, and it's not working for me ...
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How to set up LPD/LPR printing system for sharing a postscript printer on Linux?

I am new in Embedded Systems, and I want to add a usb postscript printing support such that it can serve request from any computer in the Network(Printer sharing). I went through various printing ...
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Mass port 80 check

so this is what I need to do. I need a way to check if port 80 is open (if the host is running a web server on port 80) on lots of IPs at a time, very fast, and then only save the ips that have port ...
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How to get the IP of the computer, of searches in my google account? [closed]

How do I get the IP of the computer that made researches in my google account, which was recorded in history that is accessed through my google account? Thanks so much!
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How-to set up a network bridge on a laptop for LXC use?

I am on a laptop using libvirt to run some containers. By default it uses the default network provided by libvirt and the containers have a 192.168.122.0/24 network. What I am trying to accomplish ...
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Directory /ETC has been moved! — Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I made a bad move by moving my /etc directory to Dropbox in hopes to sync two computer enviroments. After moving the /etc directory any sudo commands responded with "Who is this UID 1000?". Basically ...
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Executing tcpdump remotely while storing packet capture locally

I have run into stumbling block while attempting to create a bash script that will write packet capture files from tcpdump onto a remote server, while displaying the output of the tcpdump command so ...
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How can I detect long-lived connections and mark them for shaping

I would like to detect TCP connections which have been open for more than one minute (or for greater than N bytes, or M packets), so I can classify them as bulk traffic ("downloads") and de-prioritise ...
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How to open an application in running X session [duplicate]

Is there any way to do that? Provided I have ssh access to a machine and I have root on the machine. Can I run xclock for instance in the currently running X (xfce or gnome) session?
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What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux? [duplicate]

I have been using NTFS, but I recently took a drive which is normally attached to a Mac mini running Lion (using Paragon NTFS) and attached it to Windows 7 because the drive was disconnecting ...
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Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...
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If there are 2 NICs on the same machine, can a TCP client on one NIC connect to a TCP server on the other NIC?

I use TUN/TAP to create a tun NIC tun0 with IP 10.10.10.2, and I have a real NIC eth0 with IP 202.112.34.49 Then I run a TCP client which binds its socket to 202.112.34.49 and a TCP server binding ...
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In Linux, remap keys from second keyboard to unicode characters and shortcuts

I would like to get a second keyboard for just frequently used unicode characters and keyboard shortcuts. Ie, I would like to bind the "a" key on my second keyboard to opening firefox, for example. ...
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accidentally typed sudo shutdown now

I needed to shutdown the server running Linux but accidentally run the command sudo shutdown now. It says it went to single user mode. How can I return it back to its original state?
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Aptana Studio and xampp on Fedora

I'm using Fedora and Aptana Studio 3. I can launch Aptana Studio and it works without problems. I can also type in localhost in the URL of my browser and it gives me the xampp-splash screen. Now I'm ...
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Cant download 15,000 files via ssh linux [duplicate]

I have used wget, ncftp ftp etc, They all list around 5000 files at some sort of limit. I tryed using wget to get an exclusive file that didnt show up in the regular wget download and it worked. I ...
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Cinnamon installation

I installed the Linux Mint 14 32-bit MATE version on my desktop yesterday. Now I want Cinnamon. Though I thought of installing the CINNAMON version instead of the MATE version the USB of CINNAMON ...
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is it possible to install software without asking for a password?

Okay, so i am not sure if it is possible, but i am creating a menu and the user can select an option that will install two bits of software, however, once this is pressed there can be no other ...
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How to add a Windows 7 to grub2

I installed Ubuntu and Windows 7(windows first). After that I can't boot into Windows. sudo update-grub2 Not see Windows.(but file explorer see this partition). I add to /etc/grub.d/40_custom ...
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How to run GCC compiled output on NTFS drive?

Basically, I have three major partitions on my machine as I'm dual booting: Partition1: Windows-7 Partition2: Linux-Mint Partition3: SHARED_NTFS_DRIVE Well, I've reserved only a minimal chunk of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 setting /etc/environment variables

If I set a variable in /etc/environment, it only seems to apply to administrators while in sudo su. How can I get the variables to apply to everyone? Especially when they are in terminal?
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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Scheduler for sequential jobs on Linux

I am running some programs over a cluster and I would like to run them in a sequence, i.e when the first program terminates the second one starts and so on. This is so that my cluster does not exceed ...
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Randomly getting “NO CARRIER” from Huawei 3G modem under linux

I'm using a huawei 3G modem under linux. After using NetworkManager for some time, I now use wvdial to talk to the modem and start pppd: i added a udev rule so wvdial starts automatically when the usb ...
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Way to write a bootable CD to a partition?

Arch-Linux comes with the best recovery CD I have ever come across. Although I don't always have it with me, so I want to have it on a partition. What I would like to do is have this CD on a ...
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Looking for sysconf_addword explanation

What is sysconf_addword? Couldn't find a documentation about this. Is it apache specific?
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find: missing argument to `-exec' when executing the find command in Linux [closed]

I get the error find: missing argument to-exec'` when I attempt to run the command find . -maxdepth 1 \( -iname \*.png -o -iname \*.jpg \) -exec echo {} \; The reason I am using echo is because I ...
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in which kernel version CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER appears?

In which kernel version CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER key appears? I dont see it while make mennuconfig on 3.2.28 that I am trying to compile for my ubuntu 12.04 (3.2.0 - default kernel version).
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Convert Setup Script (BASH) To Ask Password Only Once?

I have a script that I use to set up my laptop automatically with all of my settings. I experiment with different Linux distributions constantly on this laptop, so it is very useful to have a script ...
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Saving passwords for pages that redirect on login ( Chrome and FF )

There are pages which redirect after successful login. It makes impossible to click on "save password" prompt. How to save passwords for such websites in convenient way ? ( Chrome , Firefox )