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RAR Usage in Linux Command Line

I'm using RAR 3.80 (command-line) on CentOS 5.5. I have a .rar file called example.rar; if I use the following command then I can clearly see that it displays an archive comment and a list of ...
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Copying files from ubuntu linux to windows xp

I am a user and i am accessing linux through putty and i wrote somany programs in unix using putty and gedit but now i need to copy all files into windows. how to copy directory(linux) to ...
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Unexplained red dots in screenshot

I've been having the weirdest problem with some aspect of my operating system: This is a screenshot of Google Chrome 11.0.696.57 running in Linux 2.6.37.6 with Xorg server 1.9.5 with the FGLRX ...
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VLC Stream Size

VLC can open my webcam using the Media → Open Capture Device menu. However, how do I control the webcam capture resolution? It seems to be stuck at 640x480.
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Messenger program for QQ on Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu 11.04 and now I want open a QQ account with Pidgin. Pidgin can open Yahoo and MSN for me but will not work for QQ. Could someone help? Or does anyone know of other messenger for QQ in ...
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Registration program open source

Is there an open source program for registering people at gatherings, and events. I would like to register them, and even combine a photo for a name tag. And at the same time, having a record.
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How can I render a website as an image from the shell?

Looking to say "http://example.com/index.html -o website.png" Is there an existing program to do this? I'm ok with doing html to png. Is there a program for that?
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Rename images so they burn to CD in order

I have a bunch of images named: 1.jpg 2.jpg 317.jpg 317 (2)a.jpg etc. In my file browser (Nautilus), they are displayed in the correct numerical order. However, in Brasero when I order them, it ...
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How to setup internet television using Linux box with DNS name?

I've got: Linux box with public DNS name apache web development skills tons of video files to broadcast I want to create simple web page, which contains some plugin that shows my files to whoever ...
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openSUSE doesn't like the Internet — can't connect with eth0

I just moved into a new apartment and the Internet guys came and set up the modem. I hooked a wireless router to the modem and all my Wi-Fi devices are working fine. I plugged my computer into the ...
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Configuring IPv6 automatically and IPv4 statically

I've got a Ubuntu Linux box that has two IPv4 addresses and an IPv6 address. This is my current /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 eth0:0 iface eth0 inet static ...
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Init script approx 30 sec to stop

Actually I used a skeleton init script provided in /etc/init.d/ and did some edits to run my own daemon process. This is my source code of file #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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using cURL to download all files in certain folder, except 404 error page?

I'm using cURL in ubuntu to download some files like pic001.jpg pic002.jpg pic003.jpg ... pic999.jpg While some files may be missing from this sequence but when I just use ...
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How create linux-libc-dev package when I compile ubuntu kernel?

I've compiled the last stable ubuntu kernel (2.6.38-...) following this guide: How to compile a Ubuntu 10.10 kernel but in this guide doesn't explain how create linux-libc-dev package for that kernel? ...
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http proxy over ssh, not socks

The question is simple, but the answer is not : ssh -D 8080 user@host or ssh -gCNf -D 8080 user@host or wathever with -D # I need a kind of proxy that i can use with http_proxy variable, ...
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Configure Ethernet DSL w/ static IP

My Ubuntu computer connects to the router through an ethernet cable. The router is connected to the phone line. No other cables or devices are used. How can I configure Ubuntu's "Network Manager" to ...
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Linux Arch on ARM - Random USB drive “freeze”

I'm running a Linux Box on a Seagate Free Agent Dockstar, very limited machine but more than able to do what I need, which is true most of the times... I have the operating system on a flash drive ...
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flock: bad number: myfile.lock

I try to put a lock on a file like this: flock -e myfile.lock The result is: flock: bad number: myfile.lock Doesn't matter whether file exist or not, or whether I'm root. I even tried chmod ...
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How to recover deleled files on server using Total Commander?

I used Total Commander and connected FTP to write website. Today I accidently deleted some files. How to recover them? Recover using Total Commander or log in Putty? If using Putty, what commands ...
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Writing in bash while it is working

When you are performing time consuming operations in bash like installing new software, is it possible to write text that will appear at the prompt when the operation has finished. E.g Imagine ...
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root password is not working for su in terminal

I'm using rhel 5, when i'm working in terminal first i typed su command and by mistake i entered copy command and some other characters, after realising i've made a mistake then i came out and ...
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Uploading files to S3 account from linux command prompt

I've got several large files sitting in my linux hosted account that I need to upload to my S3 account. I dont want to download them first and then upload it into S3. Is there any way I can "upload" ...
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If I typo my username when ssh-ing, is there a way to go back and change it?

When ssh-ing using putty, I sometimes mistype my username, and hit Enter before I realise my mistake. Once prompted for a password, is there a way to go back and re-enter my username rather than ...
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Recovering files from a failed ext4 partition resize

I didn't know a resize operation on a 750 GB disk was going to take 40+ hours, and I was biting my nails the whole time, until the power went out when "only" 8 hours where left... I can still mount ...
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How to install H.239? From the H323plus or openh323gk or where?

I have downloaded this, but i dont see in the ./configure output anything related to h.239. Any idea? downloaded ex: http://waix.dl.sourceforge.net/project/openh323gk/Sources/2.3.3/ config.status: ...
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how to install xdebug in Linux Mint?

how to install xdebug in Linux Mint?
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Undo an “rm -rf ~” command?

I had a folder I didn't want named '~', so from the command line I typed rm -rf ~ and accidentally deleted my home folder (since ~ resolved to /home/username). Is there any way back or do I ...
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is there any online facility for backing linux data via ftp [closed]

I have around 50GB of data on my VPS . Is there any online website service which can provide me some 100GB space and ftp service so that i can upload my backups there with rsync . I don't want to on ...
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Mount external USB drive in Debian Linux to a mount point based on the volume name

How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of ...
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sudo broken. Unable to enter recovery mode to fix it

I broke sudo when I wrongly edited a file in /etc/sudoers.d in vi(did not use visudo :-(). I read that I could fix the same by rebooting into the 'Recovery Mode' by selecting the same from the grub ...
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Remove files that don't end on “.py” using rm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove all files but one with rm This is a very simple question and i dont know whether a solution exists or not. I have some files in a directory, assume i have .py ...
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How to run a second command in same screen session

I'm starting the first command in screen like this: screen -d -m -S testen -t lalala watch df -h Now I have a screen session running in background and I can reconnect at a later time. But how can I ...
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How to convert data to plain hex from console

How to easily convert to/from plain machine-readable HEX (without any paddings/offsets/character view) with xdd or hexdump? I'm tired of digging of some special format strings (and finding out that ...
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connecting two linux pcs via cross cable

I want connect my two Linux PCs running in 2.6 kernel via cross over cable. To do this I have done the following settings after a Google search: In PC1 ifconfig eth0 10.10.11.16 netmask ...
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Console tool to control x windows

I have seen this question, but it's answers are not good enough for me, because I do not have a window manager on my system. Is there a console tool that can hide windows? EDIT I am using xwininfo ...
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Difference between df -k and du -sh

df -k /dev/sda6 25396228 21249088 2836240 89% /export 21G used versus du -sh /export 3.4G /export The 3.4G is correct because we have removed all non essential file but free ...
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Linux alternative to Fiddler2 (different use! Not same question!)

I am aware that this question has been asked before; but my use for fiddler is completely different; Fiddler2 is my example. In Fiddler2 I can download streams from websites; for example if I stream ...
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ImageMagick command sometimes fails

I have an ImageMagick command that is something like this: convert "/path/to/photo" -set comment "(c) my company" -resize WxH miff:- | composite -dissolve 30 -geometry +40+138 -quality 80 ...
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change date-taken on photos

I want to change "Date Taken" on photo, which I clicked using my Sony Ericsson phone. I have all 3 systems: Windows, Mac & Linux. You can suggest me software for any one or all. Is there any ...
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Does Gedit have cool keyboard shortcuts?

I have used Vim before and I love the keyboard shortcuts, but I hate having to copy and paste, so I am looking for a text editor that makes it easier. I have been trying Gedit. It's cool. But I really ...
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How to get list of files that don't match patterns in bash?

I have a file with joker character patterns: ./include/* ./src/* etc. From the current directory I would like to recursively get the list of files that do not match these patterns.
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Unexpected end of file. Gzip compressed file

I am going crazy with a gzip file. I can decompress the file in Windows using WinRAR but it is impossible on any UNIX operating system. the file seems to be ok. If I do file the_name_of_the_file.gz ...
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Embedded Linux Reboot Crash

I'm working with Linux 2.6.23 on an embedded device and am receiving the following error executing the reboot command. ~ # reboot ~ # Syncing hardware clock to system time hwclock: Could not access ...
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Execute a command after sudo

The Background I am working in a CentOS environment with numerous CentOS machines. Currently there are multiple developers that each have their own login/home directory and then for various admin ...
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Why is reading a FILE faster than reading a VARIABLE?

I don't understand the results of a simple performance test I ran using two basic scripts (running on a high end server): perfVar.zsh : #!/bin/zsh -f MYVAR=`cat $1` for i in {1..10} do echo ...
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Nothing can read my hardware RAID0… Except Ubuntu

I used to have my system setup entirely on a 2tb RAID 0 (risky I know) but I recently upgraded to having Ubuntu running on a SSD and using the RAID for file storage. Since the Ubuntu 11.04 update my ...
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How to copy GNU/Linux installation from a smaller partition to a bigger partition?

I got a new hard disk for my laptop and I want to move my Gentoo installation from old HDD to new. Most simple guides recommend use of dd to copy the whole partition byte by byte. I'm moving to ...
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My sudo rights expired after a few hours of operation

I was observing the following behaviour: py script: os.mkdir(path) #all OK operations_that_take_10hrs_to_complete() os.mkdir(path) # permission denied like I lost my sudo rights after some time .. ...
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Cannot execute basic linux commands (ps, ls, ifconfig) - File not found

I am running Ubuntu Linux, and am having some major system issues (networking not working, etc), which I think could be based on this fundamental problem. When I try execute a variety of basic ...
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Cant get squid proxy to work

i need squid proxy on my centos server. But i just can't get it to work. I did yum install squid. Here is my squid.conf file (i removed all comments): acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 acl manager proto ...