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Need text editor that can save locally AND via FTP for Linux - switching from EditPlus on windows

I just switched from Windows to Linux. I've been using EditPlus for many years mainly because of it's ability to save locally, and then send the file via FTP, with easy keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-s to ...
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How can I free up disk space in my Ubuntu Hardy Heron install?

I'd like to make some room on /dev/sda1 without necessarily having to remove a whole bunch of applications (I've already gone through and deleted all frivolous apps). This is the state of /dev/sda1 ...
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When your field-terminating char appears within field values

I've had a very colorful morning learning the innerparts of Linux's sort command, and have come across yet another issue that I can't seem to find an answer for in the documentation. I'm currently ...
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SORT empties my file?

I'm attempting to sort a csv on my machine, but I seem to be erasing the contents each time I use the sort command. I've basically created a copy of my csv lacking the first row: sed '1d' ...
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black backgrounds appear grey on gnome-terminal

Running gnome under Ubuntu Lucid $ env | grep TERM TERM=xterm COLORTERM=gnome-terminal I had to edit both my .muttrc and my vim colorscheme to change the background color from black to none in ...
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Unix users and permissions and how they interact with web files

When you issue the command ls in Linux you get this sort of thing: drwxr--r-- 1 fred editors 4096 drafts -rw-r--r-- 1 fred editors 30405 file1.php -r-xr-xr-x 1 fred fred 8460 ...
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Picasa using common linux/windows store

I'd like to use the same index of images from Picasa under Windows and Linux (so that albums, tags, "uploaded" marks are in sync). Is it described anywhere and is it relatively safe to try? Or should ...
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using “uniq” and ignore the first chars, instead of words

i have a list of files in a folder. the list of files is displayed using: ls now, i want to pipe that to uniq so it'll ignore the first 6 charactes before comparing. is it possible? or perhaps i ...
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Linux script that indicates time the server was offline?

Below is data taken from my dedicated server: root@namhost [~]# last root pts/0 XXX Tue May 18 09:46 still logged in root pts/0 XXX Mon May 17 08:51 - 12:18 (03:26) reboot ...
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I wrote a new X11 keyboard layout file, how do I get my system to recognize it?

I like to configure my keys my way, so I wrote a keyboard symbols file and I put it in `/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/cat` I use it by running setxkbmap cat -variant dvorak (and it works), but it ...
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How do I determine which application is using port 8080? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding the process that is using a certain port in linux I have an Ubuntu Server setup, where I'm trying to set up a daemon that wants to have access to port 8080. When ...
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How can I install additional dictionaries for Chrome?

I am running Chrome on Linux. How can I install different dictionaries (British English and Polish), so that I will get the fly-spell functionality in these languages?
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How do I measure or track the progress of a command on a GNU distro?

If I run cp file1 file2 I'd like to be able to track it's progress. Is there a command I can use for this? rsync --progress has this, but is there something generic, usable for "any" command?
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GDM Won't Automatically Start After Boot

Ubuntu 10.04 Hi guys. I'm not sure why but quite recently, my ubuntu desktop started bringing up the command prompt login screen after booting. I want GDM to start up by default. I can manually ...
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Easy to setup FTP server on Linux? [closed]

I am using Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. Could anyone recommend a free and easy to setup/maintain FTP server for my platform? ...
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How can I view the WMClass attribute of a window in Xorg (linux)?

I am trying to find a workaround for incorrect grouping of windows in Docky, and I believe the problem lies with the WMClass attribute that is set for each window. However, I do not know how to view ...
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One handed Dvorak on Linux/X11

I can change to standard dvorak by running setxkbmap dvorak, how do I change to right handed Dvorak, is there a new keymap I need to download?
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System information shown when booting Debian

When booting Debian, you'll see it printing a lot of information about the system variables and such. I don't really need to see all that, so I'd like to modify some scripts to make sure that on ...
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How to configure Linux to act as a Bluetooth RFCOMM SPP server?

I'm writing a phone app for Android that connects to a bluetooth RFCOMM device in my car. My phone app talks AT commands with it. For development work, I often need to communicate with the device to ...
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Can't copy files with 'additional permissions' to ext4 drive — files that have @ after permissions, like -rwxrwxrwx@

I am copying files from Snow Leopard to a mounted ext4 share via Samba, that's on a Fedora machine. Some files cannot be copied, and give this error: The operation can’t be completed because you ...
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Grub hangs intermittently on “Starting Up…”

I've had this problem for a while now. My linux server is set to wake-on-lan but occasionally it halts at Grubs "Starting Up..." and goes no further. This is not due to additional hardware being ...
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Copy Thunderbird accounts and preferences from Linux to Mac/Windows

This is similar to this question but not exactly a duplicate. My Linux laptop has recently been hanging for no apparent reason, and so I have been using a Mac OS X laptop in the meantime. I just ...
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VLC RTP Streaming in FC12

I'm trying to get VLC to work streaming RTP audio/video over my office network. The goal is multicast a/v streaming. In all test cases, we are streaming from VLC to VLC. I am able to stream from ...
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Fedora Boot Progress Bar

Can we customize the boot progress bar in fedora 12? If yes, than how to customize it?
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linux output show only right of ':'

I forgot a lot of my command line. I am doing cat file | grep "error" and i would like it to show everything to the right of G:/ including G:/ if possible. I figure its an awk command but i dont know ...
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Best filesystem choices for NFS storing VMware disk images

Currently we use an iSCSI SAN as storage for several VMware ESXi servers. I am investigating the use of an NFS target on a Linux server for additional virtual machines. I am also open to the idea of ...
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In Linux, how to ls -l a directory and not the contents of that directory?

For example, if I have a directory containing files file1 and file2, and a directory dir1, then "ls -l file1" will show details just for file1. Doing the same thing for dir1 will instead show the ...
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Prevent scp from copying local files?

I just read the Linux scp command issue question and it reminded me that I regularily forget to specify the colon in the host part of a scp command, and thus copying a file locally instead of copying ...
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Linux scp command issue

I am using scp command to copy file from a MacBook Pro OS X 10.5 to another Linux box (Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5). I am using the following command on Mac, sudo scp ~/.ssh/mykey.rsa ...
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Tool for search, watch and download youtube videos on Ubuntu

I am looking for a tool like MacTubes for Ubuntu. MacTubes is a mac app that can search, watch and download youtube videos. The great advantage of this app is that it searches youtube and shows all ...
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How do I reset an USB device without unplugging it in Linux?

Every now and then there might come a need to reset a USB device, is there a way to perform the reset in software without unplugging the device itself and then pluggin it back in? More specifically I ...
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Gedit opens on all workspaces?

I'm using Fedora 10 with XFCE. Every time I open Gedit, it opens a instance on every workspace. The circle icon on my window border is selected (meaning, enabled on all workspaces). When I disable it ...
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Connecting to a SonicWall VPN from a Linux machine

Is there a SonicWall client for Linux? When I searched around I could only find answers several years old.
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System time is off in Fedora

I have a desktop PC with Fedora, Ubuntu and Windows installed and grub used for multibooting. But time in Fedora is always 5 hours behind. If I change the time in Fedora, then Windows and Ubuntu will ...
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Where is xorg.conf in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm in the middle of trying to setup dual monitors on ubuntu and would like to backup my xorg.conf... The documentation I've been thus far say to do the following: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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SUSE Linux and Xen on Mac Pro - How best to prepare and configure?

This is a longwinded question, so bear with me please. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with two CPUs and 8 GB of memory which is totally overpowered for Mac OS X. I am also in the process of slowly moving away ...
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Resizing an existing linux partition during Ubuntu install

I have Fedora Core 10 installed on a PC, occupying the whole disk (no free space). I want to add Ubuntu 10.04 desktop edition. Does Ubuntu 10.04 allow you to resize existing partitions during the ...
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Recover backup copy of a ubuntu linux installation on a usb stick using dd

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a usb stick in persistent install mode. So I could boot the laptop or my desktop computer with the stick, at boot time. Once I needed the 8GB stick for another purposes so ...
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Ways to increase my Ubuntu partition space

I am currently running Ubuntu and Windows 7 as dual-boot on a single HD. The problem is that when I installed Ubuntu, I didn't allocate as much space as I thought I would need and now I need ...
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Setting background color in gvim

I use a terminal with white text on black background (I just like it better), so I wrote the following line in my .vimrc file: set background=dark However, gvim has black on white text. How do I do ...
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Installing dig on Debian

I've tried installing dig on Debian, but the apt-get utility doesn't seem to know what it is. Is it part of some larger set of packages? Where can I find this?
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How to fix grub after moving root partition?

Because I am using one of the new WD disks I am trying to aling my root partition with the real sectors, as described here: ...
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View list of updated packages after apt-upgrade on debian-based linux systems

I just did an update on my Debian system and it was very long. I'd like to know now, after the upgrades have already been applied, which packages were upgraded and which were not.
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Linux standard input issue

I am new to Linux. And I am using Red Hat Enterprise Version 5. There is a ruby program which use standard input as its input (e.g. the Ruby program process input from standard input). I think ...
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Is there anything to open .docx documents on Linux (Ubuntu)?

My mother has some serious issues using Windows (viruses, spywares, and so on) and I seriously think about setting up Ubuntu as a replacement. (That would ease my "job" as well) The only concern I ...
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Linux - use dhcp again to get IP

I had statically set my ip in Linux using: sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.blah.blah Now I want it to go back to using DHCP to assign the IP. How do I do that? This is what I see when I run dhclient ...
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Convert Ubuntu 10.04 into a server?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Desktop version installed and am interested in running it as a server. I have already installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I am completely new to server administration. ...
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Is there a tool for linux like Shotwell or F-Spot, but for video?

Shotwell helps me keep my photos organized. It would be nice if there was something similar for my videos. I prefer something Gtk-based, but I'm open to ideas.
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How to tell X.org to reload input device module? (Working around suspend-to-ram crash on Acer laptop)

When X.org boots up, Synaptics touchpad works well. But when I remove the module it falls back to /dev/input/mice and don't use normal driver even when touchpad is available again. Xorg.0.log: ... ...
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Programs on startup in Linux

Where does Linux look to start programs on startup? (In Windows we have the registry)