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Linux will not let me cd to directory that is there [closed]

Sorry this problem seems super basic but I was just able to mv a ton of important files in to a directory on my remote linux machine and now it won't let me cd to them. ' count_module2....
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Why can't I access a directory I have group r-x (750) privileges for?

I have this directory: drwxr-x--- 2 root adm 160 2011-08-18 02:13 apache2 Im belonging to the group adm but I can not access to the directory..It says: "Permission denied".
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How to make rsync to use relative path?

I want to sync remote database copy using command rsync --relative user@remote:/backup/databases/*.sql /backup/snapshots/ As it's result command creates file /backup/snapshots/backup/databases/...
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Get Apple Remote (Unibody) working on Linux?

Has anyone managed to get a newer Apple Remote (Unibody, aluminium design) working on Linux? What IR Receiver are people using? I had no luck with the ones I tried...
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prevent chown/chmod access denied errors with cifs mount

I have a user directory mounted to ubuntu 12.04 with cifs. /etc/fstab contains a line; //cb/share /home/cb cifs user=ubuntu,password=abc123,uid=cb,gid=users 0 0 The share mounts and works fine ...
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Using sim card slot in a Thinkpad x120e

I have a sim card slot in my ThinkPad x120e. Can I use this to connect to the internet? Do I have to install any hardware to make this work? There is a free expansion slot on the motherboard, too, so ...
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Alternative to Abiword, LibreOffice or Open Office under Linux

Actually I'm looking for a word processor with the folllowing features : Base Formatting Lightweight Stable & bugfree It should work for common office work on quite old machines. EDIT : It's ...
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Configuring SELINUX to allow logging to a file that's outside /var/log

I have a daemon that uses syslog(3) to log to a file that is not a descendant of /var/log. Currently, this requires that SELINUX be disabled. How can I configure an enabled SELINUX to allow this ...
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Installing Java on Debian

I need to get Java working for an online class, but I'm not having any luck. I've installed the package sun-java6-jre successfully, but Java still does not load in browser. The Oracle instructions ...
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How to have a complicated two way sync using rsync preserving deletions

I have gone thorough similar questions on stackoverflow but they dont cover the situation that I would like to ask here. I have all my music files on my remote machine. I would like to sync them to ...
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What controls the native/default file chooser that applications use in linux?

So in any application I use that has a "Choose a File" (or similar) dialog, it's always the same one (excluding small java apps that use Swing's builtin File Manager and similar situations). It's been ...
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How do you change the xterm cursor to an I-beam or vertical bar?

I want to change the cursor in xterm to an I-beam or vertical bar. From what I can see, there may be support for this. My question is what do I insert into my ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.bashrc in order to ...
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Is there any way to bind a alias for some IP without using DNS or hosts?

In a local area network, there is no DNS service. I also have no permission to sudo. In daily work, I frequently use SSH between some nodes. It is so troublesome to type ssh user@192.168.1.2 every ...
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Put linux on the fifth partition

So I have this quite "insane" partition scheme on my MacBook: Kevins-MacBook-Air:~ Ingwie$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Remove .wine folder in home directory

I am a NFS with a very restrictive limit on how much space we can take up on the hard-drive. I found out my .wine/ in my home folder is pretty big. I want to know if I can go ahead and remove it, as I ...
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modprobe.d error on boot, ignoring bad

Hi I get this error at boot: libkmod: kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/acpi-call.conf line 2: ignoring bad on my arch linux thinkpad. Here's the thing: I deleted that file about two weeks ago, my ...
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Time Capsule: Restoration Questions

I have had the most difficult time figuring out whether my time capsule flash drive will be able to restore from a Linux partitioned HDD or not. As a high school graduation gift, I received a MacBook ...
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how to Recover deleted files on RHEL linux [duplicate]

I accidentally executed rm –rf * command in /home/apps/ directory on putty console. apps directory contains our all data. I exited immediately (pressing Ctrl+C), but few files been deleted. I don'...
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Syntax to create a file list

When I try to create a list of the files on a CD and to save it as a text file, something must be wrong with my syntax. Entering the command: gz@gcomputer:/media$ ls -aRl1 >> /home/gz/texte1/...
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Exclude subfolders with specific files in recursive rm -rf /folder/*

I wonder if it is possible to specify some elegant condition (parameter maybe?) in rm -rf /folder/* not to delete its subfolders, which contain files with name "dontshoot.txt". I wasn't able to ...
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How to combine the tee command with interactive scripts to log the results?

From some time usually record long outputs with tee to later less them, this is awesome to review configure and make outputs and such, but fails when the script or program is installation like, asking ...
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SSH parameter help on Ubuntu Server

I have a variable setup like this: SSH_EXEC="ssh -X -o ControlPath=~/.ssh/master-$$ -o ControlPersist=60" The parameter in question is the -X, because if I then call this command within my local ...
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Preserving Recovery Partitions

I've just bought a Samsung 530U3C notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. I would like it to run some Linux distribution but at the same time to preserve recovery partitions so that I could hard reset ...
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GNU/Linux: sound recording has electric hum

I can record sound from my microphone, but I get an loud electric hum at around 20% of the max level. This is no matter what software I use to record. How can I get rid of that noise? Soundcard: ...
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How to get GNU-Screen Command in Linux to echo locally

I'm looking to run screen screen /dev/ttyS0 115200 and echo my commands locally. This is one of those rare phrases where google spits out a lot of irrelevant results.
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Job shows up in crontab -l but not in /etc/crontab

There is a certain job that shows up when I do $ crontab -l and I can verify that this is also running. However, the job is not listed in /etc/crontab. Say the job is /somedir/somefile I can't ...
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How start a single program within a new xserver instance in full screen mode?

I'd like to run a program in full screen mode without the overhead of a desktop environment but simply on a xserver instance. This is fairly easy by running: startx <program> Trouble is that ...
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How to fix Fedora Yum Repo

I'm tyring to do this $ sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool And I get this instant response: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit http://yum.postgresql.org/9.1/redhat/rhel-18-x86_64/...
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Unable to run RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a VMware image. I am trying to start the RabbitMQ server. I have followed the instructions from RabbitMQ website but with no luck. When I type the command sudo invoke-...
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Website fails to load specific assets only on linux kernel + my internect connection combo

The website in question is Ingress Intel. You probably won't be able to access it unless you have been invited to Ingress, but you don't need to because I can relay all errors and problems here. When ...
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How to source a file only for a defined sudo user in Linux?

I want to source a file in .bashrc only for my user id when I sudo to the functional id. it should not be sourced when other user sudo in.
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A decent S3 bucket manager for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a decent S3 bucket manager for Ubuntu (Gnome). I prefer it to integrate with Nautilus so it will look like just any other drive (a la WebDAV) but so far I haven't been able to find ...
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Cannot cat file which has space in name in linux

I believe there's a simple fix but cannot debug it out. I have file called "file name with space" How do I cat this file from Linux bash ?
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Why do some desktop enviromnents require a “3D” graphics card?

I was reading through the answers on this question listing desktop environments for Ubuntu, and I noticed that many of the more..."fancy" ones required a "3D" graphics card. But it doesn't look like ...
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RAID 1 on internal hdd + usb external hdd?

Unfortunately my internal hdd is probably going to die soon and I dont have money for a new one. But I have an external Hdd which I was using as a backup, so I thought of a solution. RAID But I have ...
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Trying to find any home directory that is writable by anyone

I am trying to locate any user home directories and their files that are writable by anyone. I wrote this: find /home -type d -perm -200 | grep . || echo no world-writable directories here ...
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Running xserver from console as normal user and gdm3 disabled

Good afternoon to everyone. I am the inexperienced system administrator of a virtual machine with limited hardware resources, and Debian 6 installed. The main use of this machine will be as fileserver/...
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Curly braces with LCtrl+LShift+LAlt+è - how?

I'm using Linux Mint 15 x64, and I want to add a new key mapping for curly braces. I'm using italian keyboard layout. On Windows I'm used to creating curly braces by pressing (Left Ctrl && ...
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Proper way for changing MAC address in a linux VM?

I tried to change the MAC address in a ubuntu VM (virtualbox), but after that it threw lots of errors during boot, and then I had no internet connection. Then I saw that the interface was renamed to ...
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Automatic remount cifs/SMB after short network interruption

A Windowsserver provides a network directory called data via CIFS/SMB protocol. The data folder is mounted on a Linux client with password and user authentification. Sometimes the drive gets ...
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Linux - Set Subdirectory as Root for a user/group

We currently are only using a root ssh login to our server and are attempting to make a "developer" status user which should only have access to a sub directory. Is there a way we can set it up so ...
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How to apt-get latest package version

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I need to upgrade my version of gnome-control-center from gnome-control-center 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1 to gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.11 as it should hopefully fix ...
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Why this cronjob wont run

On debian squeeze as user root I add this cronjob with "crontab -e" */1 * * * * root /usr/sbin/ntpdate ptbtime1.ptb.de >> /var/log/ntpdate.log But this cronjob will not run, there is also ...
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sshfs or fish:// with root (ssh) login disabled

The server does not allow root login from ssh. I can, however, login as my username and su to root (I know the root pw). Is there a way to use the fish:// protocol or sshfs or some other way to mount ...
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where does root (/) mount point exist — linux

At boot time root partion is mounted at root(/), and it is known as root filesystem. http://www.linfo.org/root_directory.html Does it means copying rootpartition from hardisk to ram ? Where does ...
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How to make Reliance Netconnect+ modem work on linux?

I am not able to connect internet through Reliance Netconnect+ on my Fedora 14? It is working properly on Windows. Whenever I run wvdial command, I see below error: --> WvDial: Internet dialer ...
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In Linux, how can I map SHIFT_L/SHIFT_R when pressed without additional key?

Today I found this very nice article by Steven Losh in which he presents a couple of productivity boosting keyboard mappings. Among them is a dynamic mapping of the left and right shift keys. The ...
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libreoffice writer renders dejavu font differently. Why?

Here is how it is rendered on Ubuntu : Here is how it is rendered on Arch linux : Why is it different?
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Set more than one DNS in NetworkManager

I want to set 4 DNSs, but NetworkManager just has one field for DNS! I tried to add my DNS into /etc/resolve.conf but when I reboot my pc this file reset to defualt! Is there any way to set more than ...
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Is there an image viewer that can automatically remove metadata?

I need an image viewer or a daemon or anything for Linux that automatically removes metadata from any image downloaded or opened. Does such a thing exist?