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Procmail recipe that will execute a script without affecting delivery?

How do I write a procmail recipe that executes a shell script without affecting delivery?(in this case, something that sends me a DM via Twitter) I don't want to affect further processing of the ...
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What GUI Linux programs are there for finding files based upon their contents?

What GUI Linux programs are there for finding files based upon their contents?
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Will Linux Multi-booting with Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10?

I've currently organised my laptop's hard disk using the multi-booting template idea, as shown here:- http://www.linuxforu.com/teach-me/tips-tricks/distromania-a-multi-booting-template/ Currently the ...
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Need PC oscilloscope for Ubuntu

Can anyone recommend a PC oscilloscope that's compatible with Ubuntu? I need this for checking the waveform from an audio output. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Market Share Points of Linux Server Distributions [closed]

Which distribution does have best market share rates? Is it still CentOS? I'm guessing Ubuntu server has already overtaken others. But I'm not sure. Is there a reliable document about this?
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How to restore the /etc/passwd file?

I was doing some experiment about resource-accessing. By mistake, I executed this command, $ sudo mv /etc/passwd /etc/passwd.bak Then I could not execute any command with privilege(eg. sudo mv ...
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Linux network speed is abysmally slow while winXP is ok. Why?

I have a Dell inspiron 640m (1405). I am a reasonably clued in linux user, but I am getting serious networking speed problems. The networking card is an intel 3945ABG When wirelessly connecting with ...
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Synergy config dual monitors separately

In Synergy, is it possible to set up your config so that you have one server and one client, both with dual monitors, but the client machine has its monitors such that one is on the left of the ...
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LINUX : How to Log in as Root (Ubuntu 10.04)

I want to use the whole operating system as an administrator. I know I can log in as a root in the Terminal by typing this: su Password But in this way I'm logged in only in the terminal. I want ...
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LINUX : How to share files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.4 with VirtualBox?

How to share files across Parent Operating system Windows 7 and Virtual Operating System Ubuntu Linux 10.4?
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Cannot find grldr in all devices

I'm running wubi on XP machine. Started out originally with 8.04, and gradually upgraded to 10.04. Recently, I was creating linux bootable USB drive, and put it in my system to see if it would work. ...
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Linux-Windows 7 Network: Can't ping Linux Box using hostname?

First off I should say that I am a total Linux and Networking Noob. I have used Windows all my life, but I am now trying to get into linux so I have set up an old PC with Fedora. Currently I only ...
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LINUX : How to Install and Run XAMPP on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm trying to follow the steps but I can't make it work: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html I have finished: Step 1 and 2 And I'm stuck at Step 3: Start Here is a screenshot about ...
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`GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)

For a program, I am getting GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6) on a Debian AMD64 machine. I am guessing the most likely issue is that the program is linked against this ...
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How to escape commands in a bashrc alias?

I need to occasionally touch a file with the current timestamp as the filename. I would do so this way: touch `date "+%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M"`.txt However, I'd like to define an alias for this. When I try ...
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Problem with changing user to root

I tried to make my account root by editing etc/group: root:x:0:oneat daemon:x:1: bin:x:2: sys:x:3: adm:x:4:oneat ... But it didn't succeed. What can I do more?
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How OS detects memory access violations

How does an operating system (preferably Linux) know that you've accessed a memory location that you're not allowed to? This question was inspired by those damn pointers! The way I see it is: ...
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Xmodmap: Six characters to one key?

From OpenSUSE wiki: (As long as Mode_switch/ISO_Level3_Shift is assigned to the keycode of Alt Gr - if you assign Mode_switch and ISO_Level3_Shift to different keys, you can assign up to six ...
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VMware workstation. Windows host, Ubuntu guest. Guest VM stops responding

I have a frustrating problem with VMware and Ubuntu. I have a desktop running Windows XP 64 and VMware workstation 6.5.4. I really don't do anything directly on the host except run VMware. I have ...
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Linux: Unlocking the display of a VNC session while leaving the physical display locked

I'm connecting via ssh to an Ubuntu server that has a physical display attached. I'd like the physical display of the server to remain locked while I'm connected remotely. Is this possible? How? ...
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How can I list all wireless access points and the frequencies use?

How can I list all wireless access point stations and the frequencies use?
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Linux $PATH variables, soft links, and Command Not Found

I am having problems with symbolic links and the $PATH variable. I have a directory: # /usr/rulerX/square where /usr/rulerX/square is a symbolic link such that: # ls -la square --> ...
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Open source audio manipulation software [closed]

Does anyone know a free, command line, open source audio manipulation software for Linux? The primary usage is to distort/scramble a recorded voice. I've tried SoX but it seems to lack features for my ...
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HTPC and MAME box setup advice

I'm planning my HTPC / MAME box combo PC for the lounge. I know what hardware I need, I'm looking for software and setup advice, and if you have done this before I'd appreciate your input! I want ...
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xinetd keeps process open when client disconnects

I've asked this question more or less before on stackoverflow and believed it to be solved (hence accepted the answer) but it turns out it wasnt solved. :-( In simple terms, I've written a python ...
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Tomato/DD-WRT router to act as switch & only NAT some port

BACKGROUND: I have a device that must use a real IP address. Currently, my ISP uses DHCP and I can have up to 4 real IP address assigned. However, the cable modem only have 1 ethernet port and it's ...
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Ubuntu theme on Gentoo

I've just moved from Ubuntu 10.04 on Gentoo and wondering where I can get default Ubuntu gnome theme? I would highly appreciate any interface customization howto's too.
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Overclocking tools for linux - intel core duo 6600e

Do you know something to overclock my procesor with temperature sensor on linux?
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How to investigate the stuff that Linux kernel does with my hardware? [closed]

Looking to see, illustrated, how the kernel does access some PCI soundcard. E.g., device I/O, device registers, function calls (including calls to DMA, data not required - can guess it from sources). ...
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ssh-copy-id does not work

I'm trying to set up a passwordless SSH login on CentOS 5.4: I generated RSA public key on the client. ssh-copy-id from client to server. Verified ~/.ssh/authorized_keys contains the client key. ...
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Skype notification script: get chat message recipient

I'm writing a notification script for Skype event notifications. (As far as I know, that feature is Linux-only; go to "Options", "Notifications", select an event and fill in "Execute the following ...
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Tool to run a command when file changed

Does anybody know of tool for Linux that can watch a custom subtree of the filesystem for changes, and executes a custom command when a change occurs ? Such a tool would be very useful to quickly ...
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Windows 7 coming from Linux/Unix?

I've got a Windows 7 box going for my job, and most high-level computing experience is coming from shell environments in Linux. I'm completely lost in the Windows shell, and when I try to use a GUI ...
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Can you make it easier to resize windows on Ubuntu?

Anyone know how to make it easier to grab the side or corner of the window to resize it? Seems like there is literally 1 pixel of space to grab.
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Audio CD not playable after burning (with K3b)

I have problems with burned CD-RW Audio CDs in K3B. I don't know exactly what's wrong. When I burn mp3s as an Audio CD with K3B, the burning process seems to be ok. But when I want to play this burned ...
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Loopback mountable encryption for an existing partition image

Is there a way to encrypt an existing filesystem in a file that is mountable via loopback? I thought I had a simple plan for moving from an old notebook to a new one, but actually something does not ...
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Multiple identities at the same time using TOR?

I am scraping some websites with curl and I am using Tor to avoid sending too many request with the same ip. The problem is that my app uses threads, so if I send the packet to change identity to the ...
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Increase linux terminal scrollback buffer size

I'm using CentOS 5.4 servers installed in a VMWare virtual machine with no X.Org server installed, so all access is via command line and the linux terminal. I use Shift-PgUp to view the scrollback ...
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Address Linux VMWare Guest by Hostname

This question is very similar to this one, except the host machine is Windows Server 2003 instead of OSX. Essentially I need to be able to SSH (via cygwin and/or PuTTy) from the host machine into a ...
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force all sockets to close in linux

How can I force all currently open sockets in linux to close from the command line?
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linux universal archive handling utility

Is there any linux command-line utility that can handle both Windows and Linux archive formats ? I'm writing a script that needs to be able to extract info ( listing files/folders inside is crucial ) ...
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Good disk use visualization for a Linux VPS?

I have a VPS which is a little starved for disk space. Long term plans call for moving to a system with a bigger disk but in the meantime I need to take a look at the existing disk use and clear up ...
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Problem installing build-essential in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install build-essential but Ubuntu cannot find it. ruchir@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Where should I put system-wide scripts in *nix system?

Can someone tell me of a sensible fairly standard place to put scripts that a number of users will need on an Ubuntu system?
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Using wget to mirror a website and everything from the first level of external sites

I need to mirror a particular website (all the pages under that particular domain) any pages (but not whole sites) that the website links to. I'm confused about the how to do this wget -r ...
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Restrict number of SSH connections by user name or IP?

Can I restrict the number of ssh connections to my Linux box - by username or by ip or both?
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Is there a way to have shared control tmux session?

I'm looking for something similar to the screen -x of gnu screen for Linux
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How can I send gpg encrypted mail automatically from the linux command line?

How can I send gpg encrypted mail automatically from the linux command line? I'm a little stumped on this one, I've tried using mutt but it doesn't encrypt mail unless it's used interactively. Does ...
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tmux disregarding the configuration file

I just installed tmux on Ubuntu 10.04 and tried to remap the prefix key to C-a by creating the file ~/.tmux.conf with these lines: set-option -g prefix C-a unbind-key C-b When starting tmux, both ...
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Different graphic cards drivers while booting from external media

I am booting a certain system of mine with ubuntu 9.10 from external HDD. I am satisfied with the setup and it works fine, however I would like to modify it so that I can choose which graphic card ...