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Copy remote files on nfs without round-trip

I have a large amout of data (several GB) on a remote drive, that is transparently mounted via nfs. I'd like to copy these files into a subdirectory of where they are already residing, so everything ...
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vmstat's Total Memory Statistic

I am analyzing memory usage on a Linux system. When I run vmstat -s, I see the following: waffleman@waffle-iron:~$ vmstat -s 3549184 K total memory 3206708 K used memory 1918012 K ...
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How to update maven version on ubuntu machine?

I am working on Ubuntu linux machine. When I open a terminal window and type : mvn -v I got the output: Apache Maven 2.2.1 (rdebian-1) Java version: 1.6.0_26 Java home: ...
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Ubuntu clock is wrong and I can't change it (running as VirtualBox Guest under OSX)

I have a strange problem with my Ubuntu Natty virtual machine running under VirtualBox on OSX. One day last week, my clock on the top bar in Gnome stopped displaying the correct time (I'm not running ...
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Can Debian amd64 and i386 share the same home folder?

I am planning to install Debian amd64 and i386 in the same USB HDD to boot both types of PCs. Unfortunately, there is not enough space for the home folder, so can I share the home folder with two ...
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How to fix? Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”

I have downloaded and installed a new theme before in my fedora machine. However, I got this warning when I load gvim, nautilus every time. (gvim:4629): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine ...
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Can some Gnome themes slow down the computer?

I was wondering if it is possible that some gnome themes can slow down the computer. Do they have any impact on performance? Will it use more resources, such as CPU and RAM?
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Wi-Fi connection download speed is cut in half in Linux Mint

I have a pretty decent DSL connection that usually gave me about 105KB/second download speed over wifi. The "official" download speed was 1.5 megabits so I should have been getting a bit more, but ...
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OpenOffice crashes after I run it after installation

I've installed OpenOffice 3.2.1 on Linux s390x System z server after downloading the OOo_3.2.1_Linux_S390X_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz file from http://download.openoffice.org/other.html. I installed it ...
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Google Chrome briefly hangs before rendering a new tab

Whenever I want to switch to a tab other than the one that is being rendered, Chrome hangs for about 2 seconds before rendering the new tab. This occurs whenever a new tab has to be showed, such as ...
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Command shortcut to ./startup.sh Tomcat

Every time I need to start or stop Tomcat, I am navigating to: /Tomcat_Dir/bin and once I am in the folder I enter: ./Startup.sh And to stop the server, I navigate to the same directory and ...
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What format does a partition have to be in order to boot linux off of it?

I am using disk utility to partition an external hard disk. My intention is to boot linux off of the partition. However, I am unsure of which format to make the partition. Disk Utility in OS X only ...
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Is there a simple way to sync thunderbird contacts between computers, like firefox sync?

I've discovered Firefox Sync a while ago, and it's absolutely awesome. Now of course I'd like most of my software to work this way! So is there a way to get the same behavior with Thunderbird?
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linux: package for specific “command history” on terminal line?

Is there a package I can download for Ubuntu that would allow me to type in,for example, cd [tab key] and then it would go through the recent cd commands I've typed in?
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Linux: how to copy a file with a certain name pattern for which the exact place in the complex directory-structure is unknown

I want to copy all files with the name XYZ* into one folder. The problem is that the files are in different subfolders and that not even the depth of the folder structure is the same for all files. ...
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Converting doc to pdf

I try to convert a doc file to a pdf file with the linux bash. I tried different ways like jodconverter, ghostscript, postscript and so on, but all didn't work as espected. Additionally I can say that ...
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Redirecting Command output to file

This seems so simple when doing it from command line but I'm not able to accomplish it inside a script. I am trying to put output of following command into a text file: CMD= mysql -uroot -psecret -e ...
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What is the difference between swap entries in fstab?

I've been looking around and seen two different things ways to declare swap in fstab. I've seen something like the line below: UUID=UUID-HERE none swap sw 0 0 and UUID=UUID-HERE none swap swap 0 ...
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Fedora 15: Netgear WG111v2 gets very slow after a short amount of time

Under Fedora 15, my Netgear WG111v2 (USB) adapter connects fine to my AP, allows normal download rates of about 800 kbps for about 20 seconds and then drops down to about 100kbps. What's the cause of ...
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What is “ln -L” (--logical) for?

I can read in the ln man page: -L, --logical make hard links to symbolic link references I read somewhere that ln -L could be used to re-link files that were deleted but which are ...
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How to determine file system of TrueCrypt volume?

If a volume file is created by TrueCrypt, how do we determine what is the file system that volume is formatted? Because if the file created from Linux, it can be ext3, if Windows, NTFS, but also ...
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Setting up IPV6 linux router

I am trying to setup IPv6 linux router. My setup is as shown below. HOST1 (eth0) -----(eth0) ROUTER (eth1) ------ (eth0) HOST2 I am trying to ping HOST2 from HOST1. I am actually seeing packets ...
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fdisk / sfdisk not saving partitions on USB drive

I am having some problems with an USB drive that is not working correctly, I am trying to recreate partitions with fdisk or sfdisk but once I do it I do "-l" and there's no partitions. This is how I ...
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Does a Linux handbook exist? [closed]

I want to learn about Linux. I saw FreeBSD have Handbook which is awesome, is there such a project for Linux? Currently im using OpenSuse. I looked at their docs, but found nothing similiar.
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How to take screenshot of menu?

How do I take a screenshot when e.g. the wrench menu in Chrome is open? Or perhaps the File menu in Firefox?
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Windows equivalent of SSH

I don't know Windows very well and only vaguely know my way around the Command Prompt. Is there an equivalent to SSHing into another Windows computer via cmd? Equivalents to SCP and other Linux ...
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Linux copy parameters to other program

I have made a script ocrun param1 param2 that calls another program like oprun param1 .. i would like somehow param3 and all following (parami) to be copied to oprun.. ex: `ocrun param1 ...
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What is the default password for the Remmina VNC server?

I am attempting to remote in to my sister's netbook using Remmina remote desktop client on both linux mint pc. I get prompted for a VNC password, but I do not know what it is, or where were I could ...
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In KDE, stop virtual desktop changing when I click on the desktop

I'm new to KDE and am running KDE 4.7.1 on top of Arch Linux. It's fantastic however I have one problem - virtual desktops. Yeah I know there are those "activities" things which people say replace ...
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Remove extra characters from multiple files

I have a directory (Linux user) with a number of files which contain an added [!] to the end of each file name so that each file reads out as: foo something [!].zip bar something [!].zip helloworld ...
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VirtualBox guest fullscreen picking up wrong monitor size

I am running Xubuntu 11.04 as a Host, with a Xubuntu 11.04 VirtualBox Guest OS. I have it set up so that when I put the Guest OS in full screen, it can detect the monitor settings and resizes. ...
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How can I get Windows to see Linux host names and vice versa?

I have Windows and Linux machines on the same subnet. My router configuration correctly tells me both their machine names, and their IP addresses. However, when I try and ping a Linux machine from a ...
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Performance of RAID 5 with mdadm

I have set up a software-raid 5 with mdadm on a 1.3 GHz AMD Neo 36L dual core machine using 3 1.5 TB Seagate Barracude Green drives (4k sectors). The chunk size of the raid is 512 KB. On top of the ...
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How to login via SSH without writing the IP address? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connect to Linux by name rather than IP When I login I always do: ssh myuser@111.111.111.111 Is it possible to do something like: ssh myuser@server1 I would like ...
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Xbox - How would I boot from a Linux livecd? [closed]

Is there a secret button combination like a PC's F2 or Delete that forces an Xbox to boot from a CD?
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Why can't I mount my USB drive on ArchLinux?

I just started running ArchLinux and things were going swimmingly enough until I ran into this problem--I feel like I'm missing something obvious but I'm just not sure what it is. When I try to mount ...
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Windows 8: Boot to non-Windows OS

I previously had an install of Windows 7 on one drive, and an install of Fedora on the other hard drive. I have a partition on the second drive for GRUB, and the normal Windows bootloader partition on ...
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Playing music from iTunes on a Linux computer on LAN

I am not sure if there is a practical way to do this; I tried some googling, but the signal-to-noise ratio was pretty bad, so I thought I'd try here. At home, I have an old Linux laptop that serves ...
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Copy everything in a subdirectory across to the relevant subdirectory elsewhere

At the moment I'm doing: for i in mdx/[0-9][0-9].png; do cp $i ../../d_s_c/images/mdx ; done But as well as the directory mdx, I also have other directories called ntt, etc. How can I say 'For ...
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Enable MySQL at system startup

I'm running a ubuntu 10.04 box. I want to enable Mysql on startup. Typically, I used the following command: #update-rc.d mysql defaults Mysql still doesn't start when system boots. Suggestions?
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Connect Linux server via Windows CMD

As we know, we can connect to a Linux server on a Linux or Unix system by typing "SSH username@domain.name.whatever". But it seems like we cannot do things like this by Windows Command Prompt. I ...
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Linux driver for Bigfoot Killer E2100…?

I have looked around online a bit, but have not been able to find any drivers to make a Bigfoot Killer E2100 work under Linux (CentOS 6, for what it's worth). The one candidate I found required a few ...
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Mounting Fedora ISO DVD and then copy the full DVD structure locally

I need to recreate in a local folder called /distro/fedora/ the full directory tree (including eventually hidden files, symlinks, etc.) contained in the .iso file just downloaded ...
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How to install skype in an ALT Linux distro (Simply Linux 6)

I've installed Simply Linux 6 (a distro by ALT Linux Team which based on the "p6" branch of their package repository; ftp, torrent). Now I want to use Skype, but there is no skype package in the list ...
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How can I download a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3? [closed]

I would be happy if I had a cross-platform (Linux and Windows) tool for automatically downloading and converting a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3. An add-on for Firefox would be very desirable, ...
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How do I keep folders synced and backed up between two macs using a Linux NAS (rsync?)

I've got two primary computers, one Mac Pro and one MacBook Pro for when I'm on the go. I've also got a Linux sever which also acts as NAS. Currently I backup the entire computers to an external ...
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Is there a way to set the default buffer for VLC?

I'm often playing videos from my external hard disk, and, well, it has issues. It'll often spin down and it often takes 5-10 seconds to spin back up in order to keep reading files. This is really ...
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X Session from Mac

How can I log into an X server from Mac OS X? I know that ssh -X username@host will log me in and I will have the capability to run X applications. On Cygwin/X you can log in and have a whole X ...
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Multiple GPUs in Linux - how to specify which GPU runs X windows

I have been running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 on a system with a GTX 480. Recently I added a 3GB GTX 580, as my CUDA application requires more memory than I have on the 480. Due to space issues in ...
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Linux: How can I edit all the files returned by find in vi?

Something I find myself doing a lot is running a find command and then editing all of them in vi, which looks something like this: > find . "*.txt" ./file1.txt ./file2.txt ./path/to/file3.txt ...