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How to share files between Ubuntu and Mac OS X

Is there any links/tutorials/videos that helps me share files between Ubuntu and Mac OS X?
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Connect to Linux by name rather than IP

I'm new to Linux (currently running Ubuntu 10.04) and I have just finished setting up SSH access to my Linux Machine. Currently, I have to use ssh root@x.x.x.x to connect but would much rather be ...
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Silent home web server and backup device

I am looking for a piece of hardware that would be able to run Linux and act as a web, subversion and file server. Ideally it shouldn't have any fans, because it will be in the middle of my living ...
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Screen + VIM + alternative colorscheme

After exiting vim (7.3.3) in screen (4.00.02), not all of the background of my terminal returns to its initial color. Instead some of VIMs coloring remains. Can be fixed by using 'clear' or 'reset'. ...
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linux + identify binary file

How can I tell if a file is a binary file or a text file without opening it?
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How to hide a linux pc from network?

I installed a Linux virtual machine in my windows machine, but I don't want my network admin see the Linux VM. Is there any way to hide it?
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linux + find mechanism with Irregular Expression (find command) or perl

hi dear friends and good morning The following question may be complicated and critical for my systems I have 4 Linux machines with cluster My target is to find all kind of IP address ...
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ext3 partition randomly mounts read-only

The /var partition randomly mounts read-only, when I reboot it mounts as rw again. OS: CentOS 5.4 partition: /var, size: 80G the /var is for web logs and MySQL data file.
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Control in-memory cache of Chrome under Linux

I have a piddly 2GB of RAM in my 8 or so year old laptop and Chrome really likes to use all of it. Is there some way to control how much memory either all of Chrome or specifically its memory cache ...
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How to make the mouse slower in KDE 4?

I have bought one of the new Logitech wireless mice for my laptop, but it seems too "fast" - a small movement results in massive movement on the screen, its much faster than the old corded mouse I am ...
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interactive ssh session through gateway machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Forward SSH traffic through a middle machine. I am looking to get an interactive ssh session on a remote machine, but must login via a gateway. For example, right now I ...
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Why won't my xmodmap command run on startup/login?

I want to run this command every time I log in (or every time I start up, if that doesn't work): xmodmap -e 'keysym Delete = Menu' -e 'keysym Menu = Delete' I've tried many things. I put the command ...
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How to make robocode on linux read .net robots (dll files)

I'm trying to run Robocode on ubuntu linux. Normal java version works fine, but I can't force it to read dll files containing robots written in C# (see .net plugin) After installing .net plugin I ...
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How do I disable the monthly asking for saving sent-mail in Alpine?

Alpine always bugs me with its special offer of saving my sent mail monthly to a folder named like sent-mail-monthname-year. I want to not have this offer! I have other solutions for organizing my old ...
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Debian installation on cluster

I have an old cluster [30 nodes, specs on each node[2GHz processor, 512MB RAM]]. The nodes have Debian 2.0 installed and I want to upgrade all nodes to Debian 5.0 stable version. Is there a painless ...
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Mounting a partition as your Music folder in Ubuntu 10.4

I have installed a new hard drive and partitioned some space that I am wanting to use for keeping my Music files on. I have entered a line into the /etc/fstab file that I believe mounts the partition ...
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.Xresources syntax

This is a sample line from my .Xresources: XTerm.vt100.geometry: 80x64+240+120 It works, but I'm concerned about style. One thing is that I see people use things like xterm*background. What's the ...
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Equivalent to Windows User Account Policies (GPO) in Ubuntu

I'm familiar with the group policy functionality in Windows XP Professional that lets you create policies, restrictions, etc. on various parts of Windows for individual user accounts. I've looked for ...
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How to pass a file from one user to the other (without of creating any copies of it)?

Suppose user "qqq" have file /home/qqq/bigfile.dat and want to pass it to user "aaa" without help of root (it need to be owned by "aaa"). What should users "qqq" and "aaa" do? Naive way: uid=qqq$ ...
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Need barcode scanner for Linux Ubuntu 9.04

dear all..i have made my project using Linux Ubuntu 9.04 OS.i want to use barcode scanner for my project.Can you tell me what's barcode scanner that compatible with this OS.?
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DirectFB applications refuse to start

I get something like: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| DirectFB 1.2.10 |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (c) 2001-2008 The world wide DirectFB Open Source Community (c) 2000-2004 ...
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Linux - command line video editor

I'm looking for a command line video editor in linux. Basically, I need to compose two 320x240 into a single 640x240 video, with both videos side to side. I need to do it using command line so I can ...
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Can I use dropbox with a linux server that has no gnome/kde installed?

I want to sync files from my home directory on my linux server to my local computer. I noticed the instructions for dropbox.com only has instructions for linux with gnome/kde. can i use dropbox ...
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Dual boot a headless machine?

I wondering whether it is possible to set up a headless machine (application server) in a dual boot configuration. The goal is to have linux (debian lenny or sid) and windows (XP pro, no use upgrading ...
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How to make NVIDIA driver recognize my non-original LCD in Linux?

My laptop's screen was broken and I went to replace it with a new one, which is not made by lenovo and apparently have something different from the original one. It seems that the NVIDIA driver for ...
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WinRM - what it is and how to use it?

During installing updates I noticed 'PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM' update. Upon reading some Microsoft & Wikipedia pages I read that it is remote management system that runs on SOAP and that it is ...
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Help decomposing this line in bash script

I needed help understanding what these couple of lines mean. I need to make some changes to a bash script for my internship, and since I just started reading up on bash today, I'm having a hard time ...
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How can be nxserver reinstalled from command line (UBUNTU)?

How can be nxserver reinstalled from command line (UBUNTU)? Edit: I download the files like suggested and run: # sudo apt-get remove nxserver # sudo dpkg -i nxserver_3.4.0-14_i386.deb But I get ...
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using Linux vncviewer

when i am connecting to VNC server using wine on linux $ wine vncviewer.exe i have to enter: VNC Server: 1.1.1.21 Proxy/Reapeter: 195.29.18.33:1234 and then, when i connect, on top ...
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Export transparent-background equations from Latex

Preamble: I am using LaTex on Linux (Ubuntu 10.4.1) I want to export equations generated in LaTeX to either a high-res bitmap or vector image format for use in a desktop publishing program. However, ...
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Setting (permenant) environment variables in Ubuntu 10.0.4

I am running an application which requires setting environment variables to be set. At the moment, the way I am achieving this is by exporting the EV at the command line, and then running the app ...
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How to access VNC on a Linux server without having been logged in to the machine first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically start VNC server on startup I have a Linux server at home, and by default no-one is logged in to that box. I'd like to establish a remote desktop ...
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How to zoom the screen in windows 7 like in linux (Ubuntu)

In linux we can zoom the screen using Windows Key + Mouse Scroll. On windows 7 how to do it
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Running Linux on XBox 360 or PS3 [closed]

Which gaming system is better for running Linux? How do these systems running Linux compare to a desktop computer?
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How can I track how I spend time on my Linux computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: time tracking application on linux Every Linux time-tracking application I've seen assumes you're tracking time for projects, perhaps to create invoices later for your ...
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How to create multipart 7zip file in Linux?

How can I create a multipart 7zip file in Linux using the p7zip console client? Many people referred me to it. My console app is 7-Zip [64] 9.13 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov ...
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How to create multipart rar file in Linux?

How can I create multipart rar file in Linux using the official console rar client? RAR 3.90 Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Alexander Roshal 16 Aug 2009 Shareware version Type RAR -? for help ...
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How to set default “Page Setup →Page Size” as A4 in Firefox?

In my Firefox (linux) I can change the page as A4 in File → Page Setup → Page Size. Doing this, I inform the browser to print my pages as A4, instead of the default of Letter. My printer doesn't have ...
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What does the character , mean in bash?

What does , mean in bash? For example what would the , in "accurev update -9 2>,update 1>&2" mean? (accurev is a version control software) Sorry for the lame question, I just dunno how to google ...
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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 does a &Number do?

I know that having an & at the end of a command makes it run in the background. I was wondering what does &Number mean? I was looking at a script that has some commands running with &1 and ...
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File redirection in bash

What's the difference between using > and >>? How can I use both < and > (redirection operators) in a single command?
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Reattaching self to screen - Linux/Ubuntu

I occasionally use screen within linux. Every now and then my connection plays up and I lose access to the ssh shell, when I try to reattach myself to the screen instance this is what I get: There ...
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How to check if DVD/CD is 32bit or 64bit on linux

Is there any command on linux to check if CD or DVD is 32bit or 64bit?
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.bashrc file adds a couple of tens of spaces to the prompt

I got myself a .bashrc file off the net. I checked it beforehand, didn't detect anything bad about it. One thing that's odd about it, is that several spaces are added to the terminal command line. ...
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How to take backup of a shell?

I was working on a shell and got some weird exceptions in my program. Just as a reference, I want to save all that is there on my shell to a text file. I do not just want the command history but also ...
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Upgrade motherboard and CPU without reinstall

I have a home server running Ubuntu 10.04. I want to replace the motherboard and CPU without reinstalling the OS. I read a long time ago that this would sort of work on Windows XP, but with stability ...
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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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How to query the sdp records on local PC?

I'm using Net::Bluetooth to create an RFCOMM socket on my Linux box. I need for it to register with SDP with a specific UUID. The perl code can be viewed in this link. I am unable to make the ...