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Subversion multi checkout post-commit hook?

The title must sound strange but I'm trying to achieve the following: SVN repo location: /home/flx/svn/flxdev SVN repo "flxdev" structure: + Project1 ++ files + Project2 + Project3 + Project4 ...
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How do I copy and paste between my local system and the remote system when using rdesktop on Linux?

On Linux I do: rdesktop remotepc How do I copy and paste between my local system and the remote system?
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How to diagnose computer freezing problem

I have a laptop (a Medion from Aldi) that tends to hang quite often - so often, in fact, that several attempts to install Windows XP or Ubuntu on it have all failed. However, I am able to boot and ...
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Taking screenshot via ssh

Is there a way to take a screenshot of what is on screen by being remotely logged on that machine with ssh? Vnc is no good, since AFAIK it cannot take ownership of an existing X session.
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Linux (Ubuntu) USB Auth

I want to be able to authenticate with PAM using a USB drive with a file on it. I've read about how to do this with a PAM module that reads the specific USB hardware ID of a device, but if the device ...
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how to see disk details from linux machine with which command?

subject: LINUX - release.5.4- verify disk details from linux with sfdisk -s I can see the disk capacity as the following: sfdisk -s /dev/cciss/c0d0: 143338560 total: 143338560 blocks ...
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Ubuntu - Video Recording Software

I am working on Ubuntu platform and i want to record video of my application, is there any video recording software for the ubuntu platform? i think snagit is there but it is not for ubuntu. Please ...
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How to remove Games on Fedora 14?

While installing the fedora desktop I had unchecked the Games and Entertainment section but I can still see the same Games options available in the menu. I tried checking the same in the Add/Remove ...
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How to handle non-determinant harddrive assignments?

I recently installed another harddrive into my Arch Linux computer. The first time I booted up all worked fine. The next time I restarted my computer though I was greeted with a /dev/sda2 not found ...
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Doing “text mode 'splash' game” during boot

Sometimes I want to do something (for example, playing a simple text-mode game) while the system is booting up. This is especially useful when lengthy reiserfs transaction replays are happening. ...
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Switching to Linux and Keeping Windows With VirtualBox

I'm currently running a Vista machine, but would like to switch over to Linux, Ubuntu in particular. My question is can I switch over to Ubuntu, keep my Windows partition and use VirtualBox to access ...
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Is it a good idea to put “screen -r” in my .bashrc?

I'd like to use screen to keep ssh sessions alive on my server. It would be nice if I could automatically resume any running session for my user when I log in. The straightforward way to do this would ...
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Ubuntu and Windows and Separate HDs, oh my?

Need some major help. Running a Dell XPS/Dimension 630i. It came with "SATA 2 RAID 0 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives." I have installed a new, third non-raided drive and installed Ubuntu on it. So now I ...
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microsoft lync linux client [closed]

we are currently evaluating Microsoft Lync server (previously Microsoft Office Communications Server). It talks sip over TLS (TCP 5061) with SIMPLEmessaging, what linux client would you suggest to ...
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Help with Ubuntu and Windows, separate HDs

Need some major help. Running a Dell XPS/Dimension 630i. It came with "SATA 2 RAID 0 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives." I have installed a new, third non-raided drive and installed Ubuntu on it. So now I ...
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Which element of network refused connection

How could I determine, which element of the network actually refused/closed the connection?
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Linux cloning tools

Could you please advice how to clone CentOS with all installed software to another box. What tools should be used?
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Transfer file from a linux machine to a windows machine

Im on my windows machome at home and i've ssh'ed into my linux machine at work via PuTTY. I need to transfer 4 text files from the linux machine to my windows machine. Does anybody know the process ...
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Advantages of using the bleeding edge Linux kernel

I have AMD Athlon 3500+ (x86_64) CPU and I am okay with the Ubuntu package maintainer's kernel version (as of now it is 2.6.35-24-generic). What will I gain if I update to latest stable kernel ...
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How to tell if linux process is 64bit

Given the pid of a process that's running on a x64 linux, how do I tell if it's running a 32 or 64 bit binary? I can look at the binary it's running out of 'ps' and do a file on that but I was ...
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share folders over network across OSs

I have a desktop with ubuntu 10.04 with my whole music collection in it. I want to access it using my laptop and my brother's laptop, both running windows (vista and 7 respectively). How do I do ...
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Force command-line tool to use different interface?

I have a service which I want to run over eth1. But all my other traffic still needs to run over eth0. Is it possible to force a command-line tool or other application to use the non default ...
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cdrom drive doesn't work on laptop

UPDATE: I bought a new CDROM drive, as recommended by HP. It still doesn't work. I can open and close it now; so that's changed. But it still doesn't appear as a drive, and I can't use it. Any ...
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Pomodoro timer for linux [closed]

Is there good Pomodoro desktop timer for Linux without a lot of dependencies. I know about pomodairo, but it's made with Adobe Air, which I don't want on my Linux (even if it exists for Linux).
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Syncing bash profile between computers

I have tons of stuff in my .bash_profile. The problem is, I use ~3 computers very frequently, and I'm tired of having to copy paste my prefs everywhere. Two of them run Ubuntu 10.10, and one runs OSX. ...
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Unix Permissions: Enable access to files no matter the user?

I've been using Linux for a long time and I still am completely in the dark about how file permissions really work. With that in mind, does anyone have any books or thorough guides I could read to ...
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cp linux command options

how i do i copy all files from dir to another dir and escape file already exist and not overwrite it , using cp command under linux centos
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VirtualBox on Mac OS; Archlinux as guest. How to prevent Mac OS shortcuts while using Arch in vbox?

Funny problem. I've been running VirtualBox on Windows and Linux before, this is the first time on mac. If it matters its an MBA 11.6. How can I make Mac OS not react to all its shortcut keys while ...
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How to use “rm” to remove files with a “:” in them?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04, and I have a directory with a bunch of files. We changed the naming scheme of the files a while ago, and now I want to delete all the old ones. New Name scheme: ...
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Why “ln -s A B” is different from “ln -s A/ B”?

Isn't A the same as A/ ? Why they are treated differently by ln ?
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install Multimedia codecs, flash on linux

i had easylife for fedora that it can install codecs and flash and some other software very easily. i want to know: is there like this tools for Debain?
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Script or command to sync time with TimeServer?

I am a programmer working on embedded linux, On my device, I need to set time everytime when I want to use it to check my program. Is there any command or script which sets time from some Internet ...
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how to use linux rename

i'm embarrassed i even have to ask but I have a directory with m4a files that have the number of the track from the cd appended to the beginning of the filename, such as this: 1-01 Smash.m4a how ...
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renaming a fat16 volume

What's the easiest way to rename (change the volume label of) a fat16 volume (e.g. on a USB drive) from linux? It seems like mlabel from the mtools package is meant to do this, but the documentation ...
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Linux Remote Home Mounting

So I have a samba share on my server that has a home directory /home/user/ which is being shared via the [homes] section in my samba server. On my PC, I would like to mount my home directory so that ...
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Wireless problem with Debian Squeeze

I just have installed debian squeeze beta2 x64 on my laptop but it doesn't recognize my wireless card Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG. Is there generic drivers for wireless cards for Debian ?
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linux memory usage check in details

I"m unable to find the memory usage however top shows me the following results. Tasks: 90 total, 2 running, 88 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 21.1%us, 1.4%sy, 0.0%ni, 74.0%id, ...
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Mac OS X Linux Unix version

What Linux or Unix version underlies Mac OS, OS X 10.6? Is there a good documentation for that version, specifically regarding security, networks and similar topics?
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multibootISOs missing items?

it seems that many items are missing from MultiBootIsos...exe operating-systems list. i remember seeing there clonezilla, PMagic, maybe more, but they're gone now, for all versions of the program i ...
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Windows logo + left key - something similar for gnome?

Is there a way in Gnome to get the functionality described here: Windows logo key+Left Arrow Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
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Why does “unrar” extract everything fine, except for *.html files?

When I try to extract different archives, files with the extension *.html never unpacked. Files with other extensions of the same archives successfully decompressed. Why is this happening? I have ...
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Bin file installation problem: “cannot execute binary file”

I downloaded Qt SDK file (530 MB and file is ok) qt-sdk-linux-x86-opensource-2010.05.1.bin. I typed in the console (slackware), like in the manual for installation at the site: chmod u+x ...
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Is Linux vulnerable to Java drive-by exploits?

Is Linux vulnerable to Java drive-by exploits? Another computer I run on windows 7 just notified me that it was infected through Java, and I'm wondering if my Linux box (ubuntu 10) with Java ...
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To improve my productivity: how to lock the /etc/hosts file on Linux with a passcode?

I would like to lock the /etc/hosts file somehow in a way that only someone else can unlock it, possibly using a lock code. I would then give the passcode to someone else. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.
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Uninstall software in linux

If I install on linux netbeans ( or some other program ) with ./netbeans.sh in /usr/local, how I can uninstall netbeans ( or that other program ) ?
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Which filesystem is appropriate for formatting an USB-stick and install an operation-system?

I have installed my linux-system on a USB-stick. That works well, I can use it on different computers. I used ext4 as filesystem and ask myself it this is the best choice. Which file-system is best ...
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convert SWF to AVI on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SWF to uncompressed AVI hello how i can convert SWF file to avi on linux ?
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Probelm with executing a shell command in Emacs

I am using XEmacs 23. I tried to execute a shell command by M-! cmd RET but it did not work. M-! does not turn up in the microbuffer no matter how many times I press Alt+!. But if I go to Tools ...
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Linux: Tool to monitor every process, execute-command, shortly, monitor what's happening at the moment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I log all process launches in Linux Hello, due to a freeze problem of my Ubuntu 10.10 (it is not isolatable) I though about logging every executable of the ...
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Media player (Windows or Linux) that's easy to control with a gamepad?

I have a Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710 that I'd like to be able to use as a remote control for a media player on my PC. I currently map the gamepad to certain hot-keys for use with VLC, but I can't ...