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How to limit output of ls to only show filename, date and size?

How can I use ls in linux to get a listing of filenames date and size only? I don't need to see the other info such as owner, permission.
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What does the field `Memory` mean in `ifconfig`?

I find a field Memory in the result of ifconfig command. I am not quite clear about its meaning. By googling, I get some hint from unSpawn's post on this thread that Memory indicate what memory ...
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How do I setup a linux server network on a virtual machine?

I want to setup a Linux server and client network on virtual machines on my Windows 7 laptop, so that I can learn about Linux server system. The setup will be one VM as Ubuntu server and 2 VMs as ...
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How to use iptables to forward all data from an IP to a Virtual Machine

OK, in an attempt to get some response, a TL;DR version. I know that the following command: iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 --dport 80 --source 1.1.1.1 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8080 ... will ...
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How to change the date of Linux to UTC/GMT +1?

I need to change the date of my system. I'm running a Linux CentOS 5.6. # date +%Z UTC # date Thu Oct 6 11:42:45 UTC 2011 How do I change the hour to be UTC/GMT +1?
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Cannot Connect to Internet after MAC Address Change

My PC internet connection is through Dlink router. Now, I changed my mac address of RHEL5 by running below lines: [crap@localhost ~]$ /sbin/ifconfig -a | grep HWaddr cipsec0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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iptables Settings as WAN Input for Router

I have an eee running ArchLinux with wireless access to the Internet. I want to use it as the WAN input for an Asus RT-G32 router into which it is hardwired. The router in turn is hooked up to a ...
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Would having my ~/ directory on a traditional HDD negate SSD performance?

Going to put my home directory on a different partition to my OS (which will be on a SSD). This partition will most likely be on a traditional HDD. Will this negate the performance increases of the ...
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Detecting blank image files

I am using scanimage with a document scanner (Canon DR-2510C) that supports duplex scanning. Unfortunately, its SANE driver does not support blank page detection, so that with mixed pages ...
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How can I improve WiFi reliability in hotels?

I do a lot of traveling, mostly in Mexico, where IT infrastructure isn't quite up to the standards I'm accustomed to. As someone who depends on reliable Internet for work, a recent trip to Mexico City ...
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How to check under Linux who is connected to my ad-hoc network

I made ad-hoc wireless network on my Gentoo workstation using NetworkManager. Is there any way to see what network adapters are connected to this network?
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Server seems alive - but won't run any commands

I recognise that I will probably have no choice but to force reset the server in question, but I wonder if anyone can offer any insight as to why this is happening. I can ssh into my Virtual Private ...
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Linux: Show directory content as if it was a file?

I am a bit confused on what a directory really is. In various places I read that in Linux directories are just strings that keep the names of the nested files. In that case is there a way to show ...
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MediaWiki like wiki, but with user management?

I really like the syntax of MediaWiki, and that it doesn't use a rich editor, but I would very much like if it had user management. As far as I can tell, the page is either locked or open for anyone ...
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Suse 10.3 won't do anything after openssl upgrade. /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' not found

I upgraded my openssl version with the command: rpm -i --nodeps openssl-0.9.8p-1.x86_64.rpm And now I get following error for almost every command I enter: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' ...
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Find duplicate file use cmp command

I would to write a bash script to find duplicate files but I don't want just use md5sum. It means, in addition to use md5sum I want to check my files with cmp command. I use the command below for ...
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Linux - How to get Filesystem ACL to allow group to have permission to folder

I'm a little confused on how to get this working. I have ACL working and I need to create two goups: github-total: group that the users in that group have permissions to the folder "/var/git" to ...
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redhat cycle through workspace switcher

This is redhat enterprise. I can't seem to install wmctrl (sudo yum search can't find it; about to get all source dependencies to compile). I can go from 1->2->3 and 3->2->1, but I'd like to be able ...
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Custom command in terminal with a variable

Redhat Linux Enterprise Editing a terminal profile -- Run a custom command instead of my shell Custom command: tail -3000f /home/user1/folder/$PROJECT/folder2/folder3/text.log When I save it and ...
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Backtrack 5 On USB Error

I encounter that error when I shutdown or restart Backtrack5 on USB that I created boot from unetbootin ! That is the error : (EE) FBDEV(0) : FBIOPUTCMAP : Invalid Arguement The XKeyboard Keymap ...
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How can I solve VLC's dependency “vlc-nox”?

I have installed Ubuntu (Ubuntu 2.6.38-11-generic-pae #50-Ubuntu SMP, i686 Athlon i386 GNU/Linux). I am newcomer in Linux. I am trying to install VLC media player using command line: % sudo apt-get ...
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Compatibility issues with windows 7 backup and linux partition

I'd like to make use of the Windows 7 backup feature for system settings and user profiles due to some major hiccups in the past. Problem now is that my main OS is a linux install which also resides ...
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Cron alternative with timeouts and second resolution

Do you know an alternative to cron daemon that has second resolution, timeouts, and advanced system for error reporting? But it should be lightweight and should support different platforms(linux and ...
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how to reset /dev/ttyS0

I'm trying to connect to a Khepera robot using serial interface (running Scientific Linux 6.1) I used the command screen /dev/ttyS0 to communicate which worked OK, but then I wanted to close it and ...
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Setting up a Linux gateway & network bridge?

I'm trying to create the following setup: One Linux machine with two network interfaces connected to a college network (on eth0). On the other adapter (eth1) I'd like to connect a hub and create a ...
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Convert top-posting email to bottom-posting in Thunderbird

I would like to convert long email conversations from top-posting style to the bottom-posting style so I can paste it to a web page and other people can easily read it from the start to the end and ...
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How to go past window 9 in GNU Screen without going to Window list? [duplicate]

I use GNU Screen tool to keep my sessions alive on the system. To switch between windows I use Ctrl+a N where N is the number of the window. I want to use similar keystroke to access windows with ...
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Installing Linux temporarily on a netbook

I have a netbook (HP Mini 110) that came preinstalled with Windows 7 Starter. I would like to install Linux on it for some time and later revert back to my Windows version. Is that possible? And ...
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Which linux should I run on this vintage box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight GUI Linux distribution for really old computer I need to install a copy of Linux on my P 550 Mhz Pentium III machine with 256 MB SD Ram. Which distro should ...
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Ubuntu on Apple hardware (early 2011 MacBook Pro)

This isn't so much a "how do I install Linux on Apple hardware" question, but rather a "could this do any sort of damage" one. I've heard a few people speak of "burning out" the Apple hardware by ...
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Is there a way to add parameters to a command alias? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating an alias or function, need to be able to pass in a parameter Is there a way to do the following: cdproject project1 where cdproject is defined as: alias ...
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command line method to paste file into Thunderbird compose window?

I'm trying to paste a 3K file into Thunderbird's "Write" window (i.e. for composing new messages). This (sometimes) works: date | xclip # then use middle button to paste This doesn't work: cat ...
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A messy “users” situation with SSH uploads, Apache and Tomcat processes

I am in a messy situation that involves Apache and Tomcat 6. I serve PHP projects with Apache. I use Tomcat to run Solr, a RESTful interface for search. I place the Solr index within the PHP ...
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Cannot connect to smtp server?

I have setup a dedicated SMTP server with the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure postfix But my problem is with sending a message using the AMS sender program. I can send email through 1 ip address. ...
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du command does not parse hidden directories

I want to estimate the amount of disk space used by a directory using the following command. du -sh dir_name which does not calculate the hidden directories. In the man page of du there is no info ...
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Using SSH In Linux Command

I want to connect to my ssh with this command : ssh host@myhost ls -l / but i want to enter my password in the above command , Is this Possible ? for example our command is like this : ssh ...
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Is it possible to send a virtual desktop to another monitor on another computer over the network?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on an Alienware m15x laptop with the proprietary nVidia drivers. GNOME, Compiz, etc. First, I have two computers, an Alienware m15x laptop (which is my primary ...
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Where to put the GPG keys in $HOME/.gnupg?

I run OpenSuse 11.4 and KDE 4.6. I installed Thunderbird and Enigma. Thunderbird is the following version: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 SUSE/3.1.7 ...
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How can I use one computer but two different desktop outputs?

Is it possible to use one PC, and output two different desktopd with different activity? Such as below: One PC | ------------- ^ ^ DVI HDMI ^ ^ \ ...
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How can I allow user A to run commands as user B if I don't have access to root?

CentOS 5.6 There are two users; user A and user B. I have permissions for both and can log in as either. I would like to be able to log in as user B, and somehow run commands as user A without ...
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Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux

I picked up a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate that has additional keys meant for macros that are set using a tool that's installed on Windows. I'm assuming that these aren't some fancypants joojoo keys and ...
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Is there aSSH Remote Fowarding source restriction?

The following command will allow me to view Google.com on localhost:9999 ssh user@mywebsite -R localhost:9999:www.google.com:80 but the following command will not allow me to view Google.com on ...
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How does one use “Mail” or other keyboard keys for copying or pasting in Gnome?

I'm trying to assign some of those extra keys that come with the keyboard to something useful. I know how to change their default behavior, and how to assign them to a shell script via the System -> ...
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Using the Linux split command to create N Files

I need to split files into guaranteed number of buckets. The size do not have to be equal. Here is my logic count = wc -l filename split_count = (count)/4 split -l split_count filename core_ ...
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Can I run Compiz Fusion on an Intel graphics card in Xubuntu?

I have a new state of the art Dell laptop with Xubuntu 11.04 on it. It has a hybrid graphics card with Optimus. The net is full of explanations why it's not working in Linux. I was trying so much to ...
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How do I create partitions in unformatted harddisk space?

How to access UN-formatted hard-disk(same in which Ubuntu is installed)space in Ubuntu to create partitions to be used in Ubuntu?
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Accidently put BtrFS on plain device - how to revert?

On a fresh hard disk, I created a GPT partition table with three partitions: /dev/sdd1 256M for /boot /dev/sdd2 8G for swap /dev/sdd3 ~1T for / Then, I accidently formatted the raw device ...
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apxs, apxs2 is nowhere to be found in Debian

I was told i have to apt-get install apache2-dev but i get: apt-get install apache2-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting ...
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Is there a command-line tool that converts tags to id3v2.3?

I've recently been ripping more of my CDs and have noticed that there seems to be no command-line tool that allows for converting to id3v2.3. The only tool I've found that can actually even properly ...
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Use full ascii table to file name in linux

In the Windows operating system I can use unusual characters in the file name by typing the decimal code of the character in the number pad. This way I can access all of the characters in the ...