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Trouble setting up PATH for Java on Debian

I am trying to get Oracle Java 7 update 3 working correctly on Debian 6. I have downloaded and set up the files in /usr/java/jre1.7.0_03. I have also set the following two lines at the end of /etc/...
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Multi screen and tags in awesome wm

Is there a way to assign names to the screens or better, to use names as displayed by xrandr (LVDS1 etc). My problem is that the VGA screen sometimes gets number 1, and sometimes 2. I would like to ...
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A Linux desktop with a multi-monitor setup that respects display bounds

I've had problems using a multi-monitor setup on a native installation of Ubuntu using Gnome, namely – when I set up my laptop to be left of my main 23" monitor, I have them aligned so that the bottom ...
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Rsync only updated files

I did an rsync from remote to local. Now I want to update the changed or newer files. How can I achieve it with rsync? rsync -avz --progress -u -e ssh ServerName:FolderPath/FolderName ...
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Is it possible to get user's input during installation of rpm?

Is it possible to get input from a user during an rpm installation? I have a script that works by itself (taking input from a user and doing actions) but when run as part of the post install of an rpm ...
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ext4 converted/mounted as ext2?

Can I conver/mount ext4 as ext2? Because I have pendrive flash disk and I heard that ext2 is better than ext4 but my installator forced me to ext4. Can I do something with it?
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BASH: Adding existing filecontent to an existing file

I've to add the content of a file to the end of every prefs.js file. Tried it with find -name 'prefs.js' -exec more filecontent >> '{}' \; but it didn't work.
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How do I turn on line numbering in Meld diff viewer?

I can't find the option to enable line numbering. It'd be very helpful!
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Why assign write and execute permissions to a group when executing web scripts?

If I have a script that is to be executed by the nobody user, why is there a need to assign group read and execute permissions. For example in the article at http://www.zzee.com/solutions/unix-...
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How to copy remote machines text to local machines clipboard through SSH?

I work on a remote machine through ssh. I have a very large text file there (approx. 500 lines) which I usually need to modify, then copy the contents of that file and paste it in my local browser. ...
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Why my USB mouse gets suspended after 3 seconds of inactivity?

Mouse's bottom LED goes off after 3 seconds after connection and cursor movements and wheel stops. Pressing any button, reconnecting or resetting USB device resumes it for another 3 seconds (when ...
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How to convert .flv to .m4v files through FFmpeg

I want to convert FLV files to M4V files. What is the exec (PHP) Linux code for this conversion?
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Mount a CMIS location as file system in Linux?

CMIS (Content Management Integration Service) is aiming to be the new webDAV. Is there a possibility to either mount a CMIS source in Linux or integrate it into Nautilus?
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how to copy files that have a certain substring in windows

I have splitted text files into parts and the parts that belong to a file is ended as part1,part2 ,... partn I want to copy only part 03 files to another folder. I would like to do it in windows ...
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su - for some users

in a linux system with su - any user (with root password) can get root privileges. how I can restrict to some users ? // similar to AllowUsers in sshd_config
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What is the full name of rc file? e.g. bashrc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sayvimrcor screenrc, what does the rc mean? There are lots of rc file inside linux? .bashrc .vimrc .gvimrc etc etc I am curious what does rc mean? I can't find any ...
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Why am I unable to change read permissions with chmod?

If I type this in the terminal chmod -R g+r "/media/truecrypt1/My folder/"* and then check the result wiht ls -l I still get -rwx------ 1 user user 127860 2012-03-16 15:45 sample.pdf What's ...
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Fedora: “Login Incorrect”

I've just set up a minimal install on my netbook (the default was too resource hungry, so I figured I'd customize the install and learn something about linux at the same time!) No problems logging in ...
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How to get the speed of a network card on the command line?

I am trying to see what the speed of some network cards on a remote server. Our reporting software says they are 10Mbps, but I am sure that is wrong they should be 1Gbps. Our monitoring software uses ...
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How to recover deleted file in mac? [duplicate]

I wanted to copy a file using cp, however, I happened to type rm and the file was deleted. How can I recover it? The file is stored in a mobile hard disk drive with FAT32 file system I'm using Mac ...
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Using SSD as Linux RAM

I have a very very fast SSD OCZ Revo. I want to use a lot of RAM but I'm limited to 4GB RAM for the moment. If I use my SSD OCZ Revo as swap (the whole of it, 160GB), does that mean I have effectively ...
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mailx is not sending any mail

I'm new to super user and I am trying to teach myself how to code bash and work my way around the GNU/Linux operating system. I've become pretty comfortable with vim, emacs and some basic commands but ...
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Laptop freezes. Could be OS or laptop, don't know

Model: Toshiba Satellite A205-S5809 OS: Linux Mint 12 Okay, I've read quite a few posts but none of them seem to solve my problem. Some things I've tired: Remove battery, unplug, hold down power ...
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nasty process hogging my shell

While for most of the processes started from shell I can grab my shell back from them with a sequence of Ctrl-z and bg, it seems that some won't allow me back in control in the case of, e.g., mysqld. ...
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“sh: /usr/sbin/xenstored: not found” - But it's there?

What would cause running the file /usr/sbin/xenstored to print sh: /usr/sbin/xenstored: not found However, the file /usr/sbin/xenstored is there and is not a symbolic link. Actually I should be ...
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I used windows 7 in dual boot with opensuse, I deleted the partition on the opensuse, but how can I delete grub bootloader?

I already tried using a windows 7 disk for repair, and I tried the bootrec.exe commands in command prompt as well but they don't work, the automatic repair also does not work. Is there any way to ...
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How to know who accessed a file or if a file has 'access' monitor in linux

I'm a noob and have some questions about viewing who accessed a file. I found there are ways to see if a file was accessed (not modified/changed) through audit subsystem and inotify. However, from ...
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linux - disable use of keyboard button system wide

Can I disable a set of keys on my entire system? I often hit the back tick key whenever I hit the tab button and was wondering if there was a way to stop it from firing. Or is the only solution to ...
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linux - two keyboards one computer different keys sent

I would like one of my keyboards to send normal keys, and the other to run macros when I press a key on that. Is this possible?
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Streaming media from linux server - low footprint is crucial

I recently pre-ordered the Raspberry Pi. http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs For those of you who don't know it, it's a machine with 256 mb ram and a 700 MHz processor for $35. I plan to run linux on an ...
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How can I diagnose a multi-OS reproducible boot-reboot cycle?

Over the weekend one of our Beowulf cluster nodes went offline. It's a Fedora 16 machine. When I try to boot it up, it goes through grub, gets to "initializing ramdisk..." and then reboots every time. ...
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Generating RSA keys for a user

I'm trying to generate an RSA key pair for a user on a multi-user remote host so that it can connect to another remote host. When I run: ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -C "notes" It ...
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Ubuntu tool for showing internet traffic for each process [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to find out what application using most of bandwidth in Linux? Is there any Linux tool that shows each process usage of internet bandwidth such as : ...
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delete or rename a file with \r as the file name

I have a pesky little file whose name appears to be single character, and that character is a \r How can I delete this? This is what I get with ls -bl: -rw-rwxr--+ 1 root ...
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Downloadmanager that sends downloads to remote server

i'm looking for a downloadmanager or browser plugin that is able to send download-urls to a remote location. In detail I want to start downloads of large files (video files from an online vcr) on a ...
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How to manually close a port

In OSX if I type netstat I can see certain things that have an established connection. I don't want to change any settings to close these, I just want to be able to close whatever I ports I choose in ...
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How to Virtualize an OEM windows install. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I've bought a new ...
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Cron job once a minute for one hour a day

Is there a way to run a cron job once a minute for an hour every day? I know I can probably make 60 cron jobs to do this but that would make it difficult if I ever needed to edit the job.
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not able to open files in windows partition from linux on a dual boot system

I have installed dual boot on my laptop, windows XP && Fedora linux. For some unknown reason windows XP is not booting up. Through fedora I'm able to see the windows XP partition and files in ...
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Automatic root login in Debian 6.0 without GUI (xserver)

Is there any simple and straightforward way in which I can set my Debian 6.0 box to automatically login, at startup, with the root account on the console? There is no GUI (xserver) installed on the ...
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What cross-platform command-line tool allows me to get my external IP address?

How do I get my external IP address from the Windows and Linux command line? On Windows, ipconfig shows an internal network IP address, but it does not show the external one.
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Simulate / Emulate a computer to test linux in

So I am not foreign to linux and installing different distros on my Macbook Pro, but I was wondering if there was a less painful way of setting up and testing linux. I was wondering whether there was ...
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how to properly edit hosts, hostname and resolf.conf?

I have been searching the Internet for a real nop tutorial on the subject but could not found any direct info. on how to edit these files the proper way. I have a Debian Internet server that I use to ...
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How To Check My Current Version of FFMPEG

I have FFMPEG installed on 2 different servers. On one of the servers, i run into an issue every time i try to convert m4v files where ffmpeg just processes the file indefinitely. When I take the ...
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What is the meaning of the following commands when installing Skype

Today, I follow this tutorial Skype Installation in order to install Skype on Fedora 16. In the instruction, the author says that: touch /usr/bin/skype chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype Open /usr/bin/skype ...
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How to create an ACL list on Ubuntu

We are a few people working in an office on a server via SFTP. We all work on the same files so it would be great if we had, by default, read/write access by default on some folders. For example, ...
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XRDP: window manager not starting

I have setup my Ubuntu server so that I can connect and login to XRDP from Windows remote desktop. My problem is that after logging in, no window-manager is started. It only displays a single gnome-...
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route command not being executed in rc.local

I tried adding route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev eth0 to my Fedora rc.local file, but it's not being executed when Fedora boots up. What can I do to fix this? update: i changed to the ...
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route command not executed in rc.local

i need to execute the following command on every startup route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev eth0 so i add it to rc.local touch /var/lock/subsys/local route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask ...
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How to remotely open gedit with SFTP URL in Gnome through SSH?

My setup is weird and I can't change it now. I have two machines: local-machine: it's my desktop running Ubuntu with Gnome remote-machine: it's one virtual machine, also running Ubuntu but without X ...