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How do I tell an app that the home folder is located somewhere else?

Here's the basic script from a batch file. I'm trying to do something similar to this, but on Linux that would tell Minecraft(Java) that the home folder was located somewhere else (like a flash ...
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DDWRT, redirect LAN IP requests on port 80 to external proxy server

I'm trying to redirect all port 80 requests on a single LAN IP to an external squid proxy server outside of my network. For debugging purposes, I'm attempting this from the router level as the ...
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alsamixer does not change Sound Volume

alsamixer doesn't change the real sound volume of my USB sound card (though the dials move okay) # uname -a Linux RPN 2.6.28.10-rpn7.2 #1 SMP Tue Jun 7 07:23:01 EDT 2011 i686 GNU/Linux # cat ...
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Fedora remix costumization

I am making a USB live image based on fedora 16 to be used by my students in the bioinformatics class, but, so far and from what i've seen, you cannot chroot into a fedora live image directory before ...
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Are world-readable/writable/executable links in /usr/bin security holes?

% ls -l /usr/bin/edit lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Jan 10 05:54 /usr/bin/edit -> vim* This seems to ...
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Disable autohide for Gnome 3's bottom bar

I like to work with maximized shell windows, and very often notifications I care little about appear at the bottom of the screen, right on top of my command line that I'm writing. It would be much ...
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Error in repository initialization

I am running opensuse 12.1. When I start up YaST software manager I get an error: There was an error in the repository initialization. Error refreshing service Synergy ...
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Unable to detect monitor webcam in ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 10.04 on a desktop PC. I have connected my 17" Dell LCD monitor with webcam (using the monitor's USB cable). Ubuntu does not detect the webcam at all (I tried Skype and Cheese, ...
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iptables Administration in Redhat

Normally (that is, on Debianish systems), when you have to add a firewall rule uou have to put a defenition in the iptables.d/ directory and restart iptables. I can easily write a script to do this on ...
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I can't get my domain to point to my server

I have bought a domain on Crazy Domains called techitproductions.com And at home i have a Linux Ubuntu Server running Apache, php5, ispconfig, courier mail etc... I have port forwarded port 80, 8888 ...
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How to execute python script from console without writing full path?

I have a few python scripts on /usr/share/scripts/ that I use often, and I want to be able to execute them by just writing the name and not the full path, how could I do this? echo $PATH shows me: ...
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ALSA: Audio playback is clipped and has low volume

I'm hoping that someone can help me debug my audio problems. The problem is that audio playback is clipped and has low volume. The details of my setup are as follows: Arch Linux 3.1.3-1 An onboard ...
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Is there an equivalent program to SyncBackPro for Linux?

We are migrating to Linux however one of the many programs we use daily is SyncBackPro. Is there a equivalent GUI application that supports command line synxtax?
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nexus s ICS access PC host local server (virtualhost) when plugged

My problem is the following: I have a nexus s with ICS & a debian laptop with a local apache server using virtualhost (like http://myaddress.local/). And I want to access my local server from my ...
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ssh tunnel via specific interface

Client -ssh-> Server --> Internet Normally I initiate an ssh tunnel with: ssh -D 1337 admin@nas On the server I have two interfaces: eth1 and ppp0. Right now it uses eth1 when tunneling, but ...
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What is a a good project and to-do manager for GTK Linux?

Can someone tell me the name of a good task managing program? I tried Tasque, "tasks", "planner", all of these are not sufficient. I need to at least be able to have recurring tasks, which none of ...
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Launching tmux using gnome-terminal

I'm a little confuse regarding how one launches tmux. When I launch my terminal (current gnome-terminal), I would like to have tmux up and running. I'm currently doing this by calling "tmux" in my ...
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How can I configure apache 2 in ~/public_html on OpenSUSE 12.1

I have OpenSUSE 12.1 installed. I tried a lot to get the lampp on the system workin. i set it up by YAST - (with the sheme-installations) how to get it working. How to configure the apache? How ...
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ps warns me about bad syntax with “aux” options

When I attempt to run the command ps with the flags/switches/options aux I get the following message. If I run the command without grep, no message is displayed. What am I doing wrong? ps -aux | grep ...
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How extend linux partition with gparted cd live?

I have ubuntu and i want to enlarge the disk space of /dev/sda1 from 10GB to 90GB. gparted Ubuntu 9.04 live cd show: Partition File System Size /dev/sda1 ext4 10GB /dev/sda2 ...
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Portable USB harddisk regardless in Windows and Ubuntu / Linux environment

I am doing web development mostly in Ubuntu. Sometimes I need to go into Windows to do other administrative work. Now, I am ignorant about file systems. I cannot tell the difference between NTFS and ...
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Accessing Windows harddrive wrecked with viruses, trojans, etc using Linux

I am in possession of a windows harddrive that was recently infected and as a new user to Linux, I wish to salvage as much data as possible from the harddrive. A few questions though. Can the ...
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Finding 32-bit Libraries on 64-bit Linux

I just installed the 64-bit version of Slackware and am setting up some software I was previously running (in 32-bit) from their tarballs. Currently I'm trying to build lib torrent-0.12.7, which ...
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How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user in Linux?

How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user? I have tried editing the /etc/security/limits.conf file, and the RAM limits there, but I still see a users process exceeding the limit set. I know that ...
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Splitting output to two terminals

How can I split an output of a command to two terminals? one will get stdout and the other will get stderr. The best I could do is: On first terminal: bash command args 2> errors and on second ...
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Download pages that I have to log in to get with wget

There's a website that I must log in to before I can browse the content, and the content would be very helpful for my work if I could browse it while offline. It's training and repair information for ...
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Copy file in GNU/Linux with progress bar and rate limiting

Is there any good tool in GNU/Linux that copy files like cp, but also shows progress and limits speed (and changes limit without interruption) like pv? Prototype: find source_directory | cpio -H ...
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Creating an OS X PKG file on Linux?

I have Debian / Ubuntu / Xubuntu. I'm trying to distribute and run a Python file with the least number of clicks for the end user. How do I create a PKG file for Mac OS X on Linux?
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Running the output of script, and checking for consistency

Given a file that was output by script, is there a way to run all of those commands in order, and then check to see if the output matches what was in the script file? I assume that diff can be used ...
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shell scripting grepping for pattern and then echo message

I have a file which has the below pattern ================================================= 4601 -- it means completed 4602 -- it means failed 4603 -- it means timed out ...
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Looking for a pdf viewer with an ability to specify search string on command line

I would like to be able to specify a search in similar manner to "less -p search_string". I need it to quickly preview changes in pdf's generated with LaTeX so it should be possibly lightweight. It ...
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Which file-system is good for movable disk between many different OSs?

I often use movable disk (USB) to change data between different OSs, almost four kinds -- Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD. Obviously, VFAT is supported in all kinds of OSs. But the short is: It ...
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How long process is running?

Is a way to check how long a proccess X is running or when it was started ? The first thought occurred to me was ps command, but found nothing.
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Making POP3 email account

My company's website and email are on a third-party Linux server offered with no sysadmin support. I need to add some email addresses to the thing, and I've been specifically asked for POP3 accounts. ...
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Killing all processes of current user

user@host$ killall -9 -u user Will it definitely kill all processes owned by user (including forkbombs)? No new processes is spawned to user from other users. No user's processes are in D-sleep and ...
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How can I build an old application for 64bit?

I am trying to build postgresql 7.4.6 on a 64bit machine for 64bit. I'm not sure whether this code is 64bit compatible. Is there a way to check? If it is 64bit compatible, do I need to do anything ...
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How to show overall usage of system resources in linux?

Is there any way that i can see all system resources usage together in terminal, as we see on windows platform under Resource Monitor. I can see each resource usage under Linux separately, but i need ...
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Should Gentoo's Hardened profile / SELinux be used on normal desktop computers?

well, the title pretty much says everything. I'm installing Gentoo on my machine, and I'm wondering whether I should use SELinux or not for a desktop computer. I'd also like to know if there are any ...
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How to remap AltGr key in KDE 4.3.2?

I have enabled altgr-intl keyboard layout. How can I remap such that Windows key acts as AltGr instead of right Alt key. KDE 4.3.2
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Changing font size in Text Mode terminal

I have a ubuntu linux working in TEXT mode. I would like the change the font size (or if possible, get my terminal with inconsolata font). How can i do it? PS: i don't have a GUI or X Windows ...
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Ubuntu Transfer data to iPod Touch

What is the least fuss way of transferring data to iPod touch from ubuntu. Preferably, I don't want to install any software. I just want to browse around the contents, add and delete as if a mass ...
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Linux: How do I execute a script in a way that it knows its directory?

I need to write a script, which would be called from any location, but needs to run from the directory it resides in. The script should query its directory at runtime. How can this be achieved? ...
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Difference between scp and rsync?

Title pretty much says it all. If I have a folder (mydir/) on server1.com, and want to copy it to a parent folder on server2.com, then what is the difference (performance, security, capabilities, ...
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Is there a package manager for Linux that is similar to Homebrew for Mac? [closed]

Is there a package manager for Linux that is similar to Homebrew for Mac? I know a tool named yum, but this tool's dependency package is not the latest version. Some code does not work.
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Is there an alternative memory allocator that uses separate swapfile?

Is there alternative allocator that can be LD_PRELOADed into a process, overrides "malloc", "calloc", etc. and allocates things using it's own swap files (mmaped to files instead of MAP_ANONYMOUS)? I ...
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Ubuntu linux - new “MIDI” device diagnostic software?

I'm looking for software that will tell me if a particular USB device meets the MIDI standard. I have a new Madcatz wireless USB controller, that I suspect will need a special driver before it's ...
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External monitor image not centered in the screen

I'm using Xorg 7.5 on a Radeon HD4870 with the FOSS radeonhd server on my HP 6830s. The laptop has a VGA connector and I attach it to a 37" panasonic plasma TV. It works fine except for a little ...
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how do I share a folder beetwen Linux running Android on Virtual box?

I'm running Android (without installing it) through VirtualBox under Ubuntu. I already added a folder of my Ubuntu system, in the shared folder settings in VirtualBox. Now the question is: how do I ...
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UNIX approach to capturing video from webcam across a network

I have two Linux computers on a LAN (call them Foo and Bar), and I'd like to find a way to capture stream video from the webcam on Foo to Bar. I'd like to avoid using a GUI client which uses a ...
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How do I tell what platform a package was built for?

I am trying to upgrade certain packages on my system to 64bit. How do I tell whether a particular package is built for 32bit or 64bit? The package name has an x86 after it which usually indicates ...