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Hibernating/Saving state of a gnu-screen, to resume after reboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make GNU screen survive reboot Is it possible to hibernate or save the current state of a gnu-screen to resume after reboot?
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Multiple OS install order

I am currently running Windows 7. I want to install the latest Ubuntu ( which I know I can just install right on top of &) but I also want to install FreeBSD and either Windows Server 2003 (maybe ...
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bootable media to take a raw partition image?

I'm looking for a free/commercial application on a bootable media to quickly take raw partition images, preferably with network support for destination. I normally use ddrescue, but initializing a ...
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Compiled a kernel with TUN/Bridge support, but I cannot find /dev/net/tun

I compiled my own kernel with tun/tap and bridge support. Both modules load fine at boot time (I could read that in the dmesg output). Now I want to use it, and the /dev/net/tun node is not there, so ...
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What does netstat mean by “acknowledgments not containing data received”?

Netstat reports some TCP packets in the following category acknowledgments not containing data received. However, I'm not clear what this phrase means. Goggling and the netstat documentation don't ...
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Running a GUI program on the display of a remote Linux PC via ssh

I am connecting to remote Linux PCs via ssh, to update software and do other tasks. I want to send a notification to the remote PCs screen (eg, "Do not run program X, it is being updated now"), so the ...
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Temporarily disable internet connection on a system

Is there any way to temporarily "switch off (and back on)" the internet connection on a system (that runs linux)? The following methods are not allowed: Turning off the router. That would lead to ...
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how to setup kismet.conf on Ubuntu

I installed Kismet on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine as apt-get install kismet every thing seems to work fine. but when I launch it I see following error kismet Launching kismet_server: ...
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I am confused with the output of command 'du' in Linux

I create a file named file.o, i want to check the size of the file.o file. du -h file.o ====> 4.0K du -b file.o ====> 1120 according to du -b file.o, i get to know file.o is 1120bytes large. ...
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In Google Chrome on Linux, where is the flv if not in /tmp?

I like to keep videos because I like buffering them and then playing them back-to-back in my media player, I want to be able to stop/restart my browser without losing all the buffered video, and ...
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Send command to daemon

I have a minecraft server running as a daemon. When you run it normally (not as a daemon), you can type commands into the console. How can you get to the console so I can send it commands while it's ...
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How to allocate limited SSD space in LVM for optimal performance

I just got a new SSD, and I'm looking for advice on how best to incorporate it into my existing LVM setup. I have the following logical volumes (mounted at the obvious places): # lvs LV ...
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Linux: I'm playing with John the ripper on my own machine, how do I output just the hashes?

i want to use another service for teh hash cracking. Like a lookup table, ie http://www.onlinehashcrack.com/ How do I invoke john the ripper such that it doesn't try crackingthe passwords, but gives ...
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Fedora 14 WiFi card won't enable

I have a Clevo M760T laptop. It used to run Ubuntu 10.10. I recently reformatted it to Fedora 14 and now the WiFi card does not work. Here's the weird thing: The WiFi card has a light on the ...
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Allow specific user permission to read/write my folder

I have a folder /home/samantha/folder that I want to share with the user tom. He can read/write the folder. How do I do that? chown wouldn't do it because I still want to be able to be the owner of ...
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Slow connection and NTP

I'm behind a slow connection (Dial Up) with high latency (+400ms). I have recently received a broken MyBook World, which I refurbished and I have Debian installed on it. The problem is, that this ...
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Answer “Enter Your Coice: [1-3]” via Shell Script

I have a problem in my shell script. I try to control an installation. During the installation there are a few questions which have to be answered. Like: "Enter your Choice [1-3]: " I want do ...
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Retrieve the monitors configuration from the command line

I am making a script that needs to access the computer's monitor(s) configuration. How can I do that? Is there a command or a file I could read where I can access this information? At the moment, I ...
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Why does the system clock run a lot faster than the hardware clock on Linux? [closed]

guys. I got a bizarre problem which is the system clock always runs a lot faster than the hardware clock. For example, I set both system clock and hardware clock to20:00. After about 15minutes later, ...
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Can't get mercurial installed on opensuse

Hi I have opensuse 10.2 and need to install mercurial on it. It doesn't have mercurial package so I downloaded mercurial-1.6 but I don't know how to install mercurial on opensuse. Any help would be ...
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Is this secure, for setting up account FTP access to random users?

I was looking for a somewhat less strenuous way to add users every few days (that wish to be granted ftp access with their own folder) on my site. I had found this guide on the softlayer KB for vsftp ...
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How can I import Gmail contacts into Thunderbird?

$ rpm -qa | grep -i "^thunderbird" thunderbird-enigmail-1.1.2-1.fc14.i686 thunderbird-3.1.7-2.fc14.i686 $ lsb_release -a LSB Version: :core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch Distributor ID: Fedora Description: ...
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Vim copy-paste across terminals

The usual vim yank and paste works only in the same window (but does work across files and close/save commands). Is it possible to make it work across terminals (yank from window in one terminal and ...
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Byzantine behaviour in shell script

I wrote the following script to interactively and recursively remove orphan backup files, i.e. remove each file.txt~ that does not have a corresponding file.txt. #!/bin/sh -x set -o errexit unalias ...
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Program to encrypt folders that works in Linux and Windows

I'm using a crypt solution called DriveCrypt(for windows). But now I need a solution that does the same that DriveCrypt does but must to work in both Windows and Linux. Somebody know some software ...
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ATI Temperature Monitoring

I'm trying to monitor the temperature of my GPUs (multiple ATI 5970) in my computation cluster. Problem is that the aticonfig tool does not work in headless mode # /usr/bin/aticonfig ...
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ncftp connection time

Is there a way to make ncftp hold the connection open longer than the default? a ping every 10 sec or something? I feel like after I push a change up to the server before I can verify everything is ...
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How do I download a single file in 2 parts to different locations using wget?

Hi I need to use wget (or curl or aget etc) to download a file to two different download destinations by downloading it in two halves: First: 0 to 490000 bytes of file Second: 490001 to 1000000 bytes ...
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Recursive search for files that hold some specific text

How do I recursively generate a text file which has a list of all files on my server which contain a specific string anywhere in the files? I know the following command can be used to replace a ...
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backup svn script on linux does not work?

I have a script that runs on Linux Ubuntu Server every dat at 5am. This script backups all my SVN in this way: #!/bin/bash svnadmin dump /home/xxx/svn/p1 > /home/xxx/svn-backup/p1 svnadmin dump ...
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what exactly happens when I “sudo apt-get install php-pear”

I'm a little confused about the reasoning behind installing PEAR through CLI like this: //shell sudo apt-get install php-pear AFAIK Pear is just PHP library - so - that's just bunch of PHP classes. ...
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When using `dvdbackup`, is it true that 64GB DVDs exist?

I rip the DVDs that I own to my hard disk using a straight-up 1:1 copy, ie to an ISO image. This works great usually, but for this specific DVD that I'm presently trying to rip, I'm being told that ...
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Ubuntu: Linux can browse sites, bash can't even resolve the dns name - Huh!

I've been work on this all day and I'm as mystified as when I started. I have an Ubuntu 10 system. On the desktop I have firefox and a bash shell running. Firefox can see and browse any site (I'm ...
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How to install Archlinux on a acer emachines em350?

Do a 64 bits version will work better if the cpu is 64 bits capable ? Can I remove all added stuffs on Archbang or CTKArchLive to return to plain Archlinux with openbox that I can configure myself ...
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What is the tool for GNU/Linux to edit order of directory entries on FAT filesystem?

It is needed because of my portable audio player does not order entries and just leaves it as in FAT directory. Current way of handling this is only moving files around and re-creating directories ...
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How to install Broadcom Wi-Fi on Arch Linux in command line mode?

How do I install Broadcom Wi-Fi on Arch Linux in command line mode on an Acer eMachines EM350? I assume that Broadcom STA should be the driver used and my USB key the way to install it with the help ...
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is it possible to open a new shell from a shell and switch between them?

hey all I am wondering if I can open a shell or new terminal thing from within the terminal in a unix/linux enviroment. Particularly a commandline only one where there is no GUI. Is this doable? how ...
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Failures when copying between two external drives on the same controller

I'm encountering a weird problem which is present both on Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04, on two different machines. When trying to copy between two external drives connected to the same USB controller, the ...
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Create Windows compatible Self-extract-zip in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a zip file compatible with windows under linux Is that possible. What software will do that?
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Fedora CD versions vs DVD

Does the DVD version include all the interfaces (KDE/GNOME/LXDE/Xfce) witch can be fund on separate CD's? CD's DVD
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rsync functionality wanted - but i need symlinks, not copies

Is there a way to perform what rsync does (compiles many directories into a single directory) - But instead of copying files/sub-directories I need it to create a directory with symlinks that point ...
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“pull” process/job into the background

I know of terminating a command with & and then moving it into the background by pressing Ctrl-Z and then bg [pid], and I also know of nohup. But say you started a process that turned out to take ...
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replacing dot in string, but leaving last one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: replacing dot in string, but leaving last one replace the "." [dots], but leave the last one: e.g.: .txt [there could be random number of dots in the string, even zero, ...
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replacing dot in string, but leaving last one

replace the "." [dots], but leave the last one: e.g.: .txt [there could be random number of dots in the string, even zero, i just need the last one] $ echo 'someth.ing.something.txt' | SOMEMAGIC ...
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Why does't rsync use delta-transfer for local files?

I have a big iso image which is currently being downloaded by a torrent client with space-reservation turned on: that means, file size is not changing while some chunks in in (4 Mib) are constantly ...
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Good block size for disk cloning with diskdump (dd)

I use dd in its simplest form to clone a hard drive dd if=INPUT of=OUTPUT However, I read in the manpage that dd knows a blocksize parameter. I was wondering whether there is an optimal value for ...
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Linux: substituting lines in files without need to escape

Usually when I need to replace some lines in a file, the first tool that comes to mind is sed -i: sed -i 's|tool:.*|tool: some-tool|' However, it's inconvenient when there are . characters in the ...
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using “touch” to create directories?

1) in the "A" directory: find . -type f > a.txt 2) in the "B" directory: cat a.txt | while read FILENAMES; do touch "$FILENAMES"; done 3) Result: the 2) "creates the files" [i mean only with the ...
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Messy Filesytem : Duplicate File Removal from the command line

In debian/ubuntu I want to: a) create a list of all the files in one directory tree b) do the same for a second directory tree c) compare the two lists such that, only the file NAMES are compared ...
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Aircrack-ng, is it illegal?

I just found out about this linux-based network toolset called aircrack-ng, and its pretty interesting, and I'm learning how to use it. But it just occured to me, that like a lot of linux programs, ...