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Linking a folder to another folder (FTP) (LINUX)

I'm using VSFTP and jailed my users into a certain directory under their home. Example: /home/$user/downloads What should i do, if i want to add an additional folder under the /downloads folder that ...
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is there a way to create symbolic link between folders in linux that works in windows also?

I have created a link to folder in unix using ln -s command.. but if I copy the folder structures to windows box the same does not work in windows. is there a way to achieve symbolic/hard links ...
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Testing an embedded device processor [closed]

I am writing some tests to test the processor on an embedded device (running on Linux). The device shell supports Ash, python and I can even run C code after compilation in scratchbox. Can you give ...
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How to bind a key to switching to next window in current monitor in compiz?

I'm using compiz 0.8.8 on ArchLinux. I have two monitors, and each time I use alt-tab to switch to next window, the windows from both monitors shows up. This makes it hard to find a specific window. ...
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Software, with a RAID / cloud-backup like capability

I would like to have a backup, on my own PCs, laptop, server. Wherever I can install that software, and set this up. Let's say I want to have a 50gb of storage. So I install this software on every ...
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Can't delete file I own on Linux

This is on a Debian box: [ampeg]$ ls -la total 36 dr-xr-xr-x 3 matt pg104272 4096 2011-01-27 10:37 . drwxr-xr-x 3 matt pg104272 4096 2012-01-04 12:05 .. -rwxrwxrwx 1 matt pg104272 11290 2012-01-02 ...
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How do I trim OGV files without re-encoding?

So first, a little background. I record videos using recordMyDesktop. It's not the gtk or qt wrappers, I just use the command line. The command looks like this. recordmydesktop -o file.ogv ...
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How can I determine the MAC address for a NIC in CentOS without using ifconfig?

CentOS 5.5 One of my CenTOS systems recently booted with the following error: "Bringing up interface eth0: Device eth0 has difference MAC address than expected. ignoring." When I run ifconfig -a ...
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Linux FHS & Best Practices

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu) and the FHS standard is a little confusing. Also, because its a standard and not a strictly-enforced system, I see many applications installing files to the various FHS ...
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Linux - How to turn off screen with shortcut?

Since my monitor takes an awful lot of time to turn back on after being physically turned off, I'm looking for a command or a simple utility to turn off my screen with a shortcut. Setting a black ...
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How do I continue downloading files with ftp command after session is closed?

I need to create a script in Linux to get from server multiple files. After downloading files started need to close the session but without stopping the download. How do I do this?
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unable to compile a kernel module

I tried to compile my first loadable kernel module and failed :( Here is the error: r@ubuntu:/$ sudo make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/ M=`pwd` [sudo] password for r: make: Entering directory ...
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Alternative to SSH on Linux

What software can I use to provide the same features as SSH (openssh-server)? I have a busy server that I am losing all SSH connectivity once in a while. I can't find a solution to yet, we are ...
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Multiple default gateways

My home server has two interfaces named eth0 and eth1. eth0 is connected directly to an incoming WAN port, so the gateway for eth0 is determined depending on the ISP's DHCP server. eth1 is connected ...
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How can I share my home-machine disk space with a networked client

I have an account on a remote machine which I need to use frequently. I do not have big storage quota there, so I have to copy a portion of my repository or delete some other stuff form there while ...
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Realtime Twitter streaming on Linux

Tweetdeck has the ability to show messages in real time. I have not been able to find this capability in any other client that I've tried. The latest versions of Tweetdeck don't run on Linux. Is there ...
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Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf

Summary: In this post, I explain how I configure my trackball through xorg.conf file and ask what I should do instead, knowing that xorg.conf is deprecated. Long Introduction: I've been using a ...
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NDP entries on linux

Just as we have /proc/net/arp holding ARP entries in Linux, what is the file that holds the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) entries? I searched for it on the Linux box running IPv6, but to no avail. ...
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Symbolic links for directories

Really need a quick help on this. This is the scenario. Created source directory SOURCE : /apps/application_scripts/intl/bin Here I have lot of shell scripts (*.sh) TARGET : ...
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Is there any better idea to reverse a video and save it with and without voice? [closed]

What kind of programming language we have to use for this process or any free softwares are available ?
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Best method to stream multimedia content from Linux to iPhone/iPod/iPad?

I recently set up a Linux server to play around with an host all my media. What is the best method to allow streaming of that content to an iPhone/iPod/iPad?
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Change screen area available to apps and OS because of dead pixels

OK, I've inherited a nice laptop that has a screen with a 3 inch width vertical column on the right of dead pixels. It's usable, I've installed the latest Ubuntu and have the task bar on the left. ...
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How to remove files based on their extension using ssh

I need to removed files in my folders that ends in .txt using ssh. This is what I have tried so far: find /models/ -name *.txt" -type d -exec rm -rf {} \; Inside these main folder model I have ...
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linux - installed wordpress lack write problems

I have recently installed wordpress but I have run into the problem that when i try to install plugins and themes i lack the permissions to write files. My OS is linux ofc, running thru ssh terminal. ...
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How to download all of package's dependencies offline

I have a quagmire of a situation that would be so easily circumvented if even one factor could change...but I'm stuck with what I've got. I have a Windows laptop that I can bring to areas where wi-fi ...
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Which is the most stable version of Ubuntu? [closed]

I've tried installing Ubuntu 11.10, uninstalling and reinstalling 11.04 etc. After day 1, though, some bug or the other shows up and then I spend the rest of my time looking up fixes on the Internet. ...
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Options for 16:9 resolution disappered

I was transferring an iso from my hard drive to usb. My pc hanged and I restarted my pc. At the boot[grub][Ubuntu] it's resolution changed. When I booted Fedora it was showing the same problem. I ...
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Samsung Series 7 Chronos Ubuntu HDMI external display support [closed]

Does connecting external display to Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop via HDMI port work on Ubuntu?
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Downloading multiple files with wget and handling parameters

How can I download multiple files using wget? I also want to rename the files. Here are the commands I'm running one by one (copy/paste on terminal): wget -c --load-cookies cookies.txt ...
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System Slows when i switch between windows based Applications and Linux based Applications in Ubuntu 10.04

i found that when i switch form a windows base application installed by wine to any other application it performs poor so i thinks it might be due to lack or not proper functioning of memory cleaning ...
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How are \n and \r handled differently on Linux and Windows?

I think \n moves the needle down, and \r moves the needle to the beginning of a line (left align)? I'm not sure, though. So, if I'm wrong please correct me.... Anyway, I was told that Windows and ...
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Curious about lsusb output

I ran lsusb on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine and here is my result: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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“No such file or directory” error while installing MySQL for Python

I'm getting this error while installing MySQL for Python. running build running build_py copying MySQLdb/release.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb running build_ext building '_mysql' ...
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Bash: automate backup from FTP to local linux machine

I am looking for a bash script, which can download all files from FTP and zip or tar it locally with date in the file name. In simple words: I have at home an Ubuntu machine and I want to backup my ...
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How can I disable any users (except root) from executing `wall`?

I have a Linux server with about 20 users. They were using wall command which is annoying. I have root permissions and still want to be able to use it myself. But, how can I restrict normal users from ...
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Basic linux based fileserver for home use, what file sharing protocol to use to serve Linux, MacOS and Windows filesharing clients?

I got an aging Gentoo Linux laptop which I am about to transform into a fileserver for our home users (to view our family photos, films etc). Clients to support will be Linux, MacOS and Windows. ...
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How can I get access to EXT2, EX3 and EXT4 partitions on Windows 7?

I tried all programs recommended to mount Linux partitions like EXT2 or EXT3 or even EXT4 but no one can do well on Windows 7 32 bit. I want to access read-write, is there a program that can do this? ...
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Ralink 3070 USB WIFI card doesn't find any networks?

Im trying to make this card work on my Debian Lenny, but, it simple doesnt found any network. I was sure that they existed. I followed this tutorial, but it still isn't working. The device is this: ...
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Reopen screen session after connecting to server

Im working only in a screen session on my vps which runs all the time. When I connect to this server via ssh, I reattach this with a bash alias alias screenr='screen -r -d' What I want: Connecting ...
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Error while installing python setuptools

I downloaded ez_Setup.py from here. I have python 2.6 on CentOS 6. When I do this: python ez_setup.py I keep getting this error: Downloading ...
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Good, lightweight GUI-based process monitor for Linux

I'd like a snappy GUI-based (I insist since people still want to propose console-based) application that can show me running processes and allow me to kill them, on Linux. It doesn't need to be as ...
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Does Linux support audio output via USB?

Several small integrated amplifiers exist with a USB input line. The ones I have seen so far ship with Windows and OS X drivers. Does Linux support audio output via USB out-of-the-box? Update It ...
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Can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges on Xubuntu 11.10

For some reason I can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges on Xubuntu 11.10. The regular Catalyst Control Center works fine, but it doesn't allow me to make necessary changes to my multiple ...
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Why doesn't my HDMI connector output sound to my TV?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which is running Ubuntu 10.10. I have switched the sound settings so that the output is to HDMI stereo, but I'm still getting no sound when playing YouTube. I have a Samsung ...
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unresponsive system when running io heavy operation

I have a HP Pavilion Elite e9105f running Ubuntu 11.10 Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64 with unmodified core system. When I try to run some io heavy command such us dmg2img, cp -r, the system becomes ...
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Wireless won't work on Xubuntu 11.10, but worked with live CD

I just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on my system and wireless doesn't work. The wireless card worked perfectly on Ubuntu 11.10 and on the live CD version of Xubuntu 11.10. As soon as I installed Xubuntu ...
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How to physically reorder files `03.mp3 01.mp3 02.mp3` (`ls -f`) in a directory?

The physical order of the files matters when I copy them onto my USB stick and listen in car mp3 player. Most of my music album folders are unsorted, e.g. ls -f may produce: 03.song3.mp3 01.song1.mp3 ...
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Boot non EFI MS-DOS Windows 7 partition with grub2-gpt

I have the following setup: UEFI Asus Motherboard GPT TABLE and Ubuntu on /dev/sdb MS-DOS TABLE, Windows 7 and Linux Mint on /dev/sda I try to boot the Windows 7 partitions with grub2 from Ubuntu ...
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Auto rename symbolic link

I have a folder which contains many sub-folders which contains many images. I find it tedious to go into each folder to browse the images so I decided to create an empty folder and create symbolic ...
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How to see HTTP request header by curl?

I can see HTTP header response by curl -I command. Is there any option to see the HTTP request header sent? # curl -I www.google.com HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 00:55:53 GMT Expires: -1 ...