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How can I sort ls by owner and group?

How can I list directories with ls and sort them by their owner and group?
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(Unix/Linux) How to execute different commands with same name?

I have a two seperate files on my computer, which execfile /usr/local/bin/ /usr/bin/ so, i have two files with the same name in two different directories. How can I specify exactly which command ...
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Linux Directory Access Problem: Permission Denied “”“In Root”“”

When login through root on HP-tru Unix server, I am trying to access a directory, it is saying "Permission Denied".. Also, an sh file is also not able to execute through same root access.. I have ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?

I run Linux, and am used to selecting text with the mouse to copy and pressing shift-Ins to paste. (This uses an alternate clipboard known as the "Primary Selection".) This seems to work in every app ...
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grep changing the delimiter

any way we can change the delimiter that uses grep? I think, by default, grep uses \n as the delimiter.
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How can I upgrade Ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04 on a netbook with a 4GB root partition?

I have an Asus EeePC 901, running Ubuntu 9.10. I'd like to upgrade it to 10.04. I don't want to reinstall, since I have a bunch of scripts and programs all set up. However, when I attempt to upgrade ...
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xrander detect only one display

i have a problem, to get a picture on my tv over VGA (and also over S-Video to SCART). I've tried it first over xorg, but without success. After that i tried xrand, but xrander detect only my laptop ...
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ffmpeg: create a video from images

Is it possible to use ffmpeg create a video from a set of sequences, where the number does not start from zero? For example, I have some images [test_100.jpg, test_101.jpg, test_102.jpg, ..., ...
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Xorg fails to start under Ubuntu

I'm running desktop Ubuntu 9.10 on my Dell laptop. Previously it was Ubuntu 9.04. After some period of time (lets say 3-4 months) my X fails to start automatically after some restart calls. If that ...
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Can't rename/move files from OSX that were copied from NTFS

I recently had data recovered and it was sent back to me on what I think is an NTFS drive. I copied all the files over to a file share I have on a Linux box, that's ext4. Now I have that share ...
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Getting the NUMPAD to work with VIM

how to Getting the NUMPAD to work with VIM ?
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Is there a filesystem that is “friendly” to both windows and Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for sharing and using data between Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot I'm planning to install Ubuntu 10.04 with Windows 7. (I'm new to Linux, have to use at work ...
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Switch User in RedHat like XP

In our cluster, RedHat4 & 5 machines, if someone locks the computer and walks away no body can use it. Is there a feature in RedHat5, Gnome, KDE etc that would allow for the option of switching ...
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How to open some location in new tab in existing nautilus window? (from console)

I want to type something in console that will open some location (on example home dir) in already opened nautilus window. Is it possible?
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How to downgrade JRE's version in Ubuntu?

Currently I am having JRE 1.6.0_20. How do I downgrade it to JRE 1.6.0_17? How can I downgrade? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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Where to find Ubuntu One logs

Ubuntu one does not synchronize files since I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04. The preferences panel keeps showing "Synchronization in progress...", but files are not downloaded from the repository. It ...
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chroot for unsecure programs execution

I have never set-up a chroot-jailed environment before and I am afraid I need some help to do it well. To explain shortly what this is all about: I have a webserver to which users send python scripts ...
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How to calculate a relative path from two absolute paths in Linux shell?

We have two paths. First one is directory, second either dir or file. /a/b/c and /a/d/e.txt Relative path from first path to second will be: ../../d/e.txt How to calculate that in Linux terminal? ...
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How do I keep gnome-terminal width from changing when I use “reset”

When I use reset in gnome-terminal (bash, Ubuntu 9.04), the window width resets, though the height does not. On my personal computer, this does not happen in xterm or konsole. On my work computer ...
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Ubuntu log in dialog hot key

I am having trouble starting up Ubuntu (Karmic). Bascially I get to the bit where the log in dialog is supposed to appear, but it doesn't. Is there a hot key of some sort to force the login dialog to ...
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Backup Linux Root Partition (Fedora 12)

I setup my partition scheme to have an extra partition the size of my / partion. I have a separate home directory partition. Essentially, I will be doing things that might make my OS unstable so I'd ...
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Keyboard layout for mathematical/Greek symbols

I've been wondering about this for a long time but never thought to ask: I do a lot of scientific work so there are many times it would be really handy to be able to type mathematical symbols or Greek ...
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Problems with Xen installation

I have CentOS 5.4 installed. Now I'm trying to install Xen with out connecting to Internet (I have any driver for modem, so I search on Inernet only from Windows). All I have are 7 installation disks. ...
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Can't install back a purged package in Ubuntu

Hello all i've just migrated my desktop machine to Ubuntu 10.04. My problem is that i've purged a package and can't install this package back. Because I can't see it in the aptitude or apt-get's ...
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Where to download VMware workstation for Linux?

Where can I download VMware workstation for Linux for free?
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can't properly shutdown ubuntu and sound problem on HP mini 311 netbook

I recently bought a HP mini 311 netbook. I replaced its harddrive and installed ubuntu 10.04. Since then, I have encountered some very strange problem with its sound and shutdown/reboot. At times, ...
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File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the ...
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Limit PulseAudio volume to prevent overdrive

Is it possible to limit maximum volume in PulseAudio? Currently, PulseAudio sets PCM channel too loud which results in distorted sound. I use aumix to turn volume down, but whenever any other sound is ...
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Is Joerg Schilling’s “sdd” a full replacement for “dd”?

I'm trying to use sdd on my Debian system, and can't get one set of options to work. They do work in dd so I am wondering if I am specifying them incorrectly, or if sdd didn't implement them, or ...
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How to make a file editable by two different users in different groups?

I have a folder at /home/www/, and the owner is www, which is part of the www-group. I have another user, john, part of the john group. How can I chown /home/www/ to make it writable by both www and ...
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Why Windows needs reboot a lot more than Linux?

I use both Ubuntu and Windows XP. One thing that catches my attention for a long time is the high need for reboots in Windows. Most of the time when I install a program, Windows requests to reboot ...
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How to rename a file by replacing specific letters in the file in linux

I used a script that renamed my file eg 'echo webutil.olb | tr [A-Z] [a-z]' i wanted to rename it back to webutil.olb. How do i do this for many other files that i have
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Where are the TweetDeck settings-files located in (ubuntu-) linux?

i'm running Windows as well as Ubuntu and like to sync both tweetdeck installations via dropbox. Therefore i need to locate two files: td_26_[username].db preferences_[username].xml I found them ...
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Dynamic SYSLINUX menu?

Is it possible to have a menu in SYSLINUX that will automatically list all of the files in a given directory and allow the user to choose one to boot from as a kernel?
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Ubuntu Wired network(ethernet does not work)

It was working just fine, until the other day I yanked it out. The wireless works just fine on the same router. If I login to a windows 7 instance on this dual boot laptop then the ehternet works just ...
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How can I make subversion reset the stored passwords/users and remember my authentication credentials?

Background: I used to have everything working just fine on my fresh install: $ svn co https://domain:443/ test1 Error validating server certificate for 'https://domain:443': - The certificate is not ...
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If I log out of a linux ssh shell, is there any way to jump back into a process that was running? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux process to background - relogin - how to bring process back to foreground? Okay, kind of a weird question but let's say I'm running a long-running batch script in ...
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Removing default mysql on Slackware 13

I was playing around the default mysql that comes with Slackware 13, and I think I broke it somehow. I don't want to fix it, I'd like to start from scratch, building from source and everything, but ...
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Turn off backlight without X server commands

Fn + F6 - backlight turns off immediately, image stays (visible if shine something at the display) xset dpms force {off,suspend,standby} - backlight turns off slowly, image cleared. How to ...
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How to mount a compressed ISO image?

I have problem to mount a compressed (ISZ) image under Linux, which was created by e.g. UltraISO? I am aware about user-space fuseiso, but it fails to mount these images, as I have reported in Debian ...
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Is Flash typically slow on Linux?

Specifically, I'm running Mint 8 (Helena). I'm extremely new to Linux, and was searching for a solution that was user-friendly and GUI oriented. The box won't be used for much other than web browsing ...
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Why does Gnome use the order-by triangle the opposite way as Windows does?

I included this screenshot for clarity: The triangle is (according to my logic) wrongly rotated. Is this a bug, or an intentional choice?
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How to setup a Linux laptop as a MIDI device?

Which external MIDI interface will work on Linux to use a software sequencer with an external expander?
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How to play two or more videos side by side in a syncronized fashion in Linux?

I have two (or more) video files that I want to play side by side. I could do that simply by opening them in two seperate windows, but that would also seperate all the controls ...
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ACL and moving files in Nautilus

When I move files from a private home directory (e.g. /home/jack) to a shared directory (e.g. /home/shared-school) Nautilus copies the file permissions from the original file into the shared directory ...
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Kernel NTFS driver vs NTFS-3G

A more comprehensive phrased question since I lost access to the other one. I would ask that the other one be deleted, not this one, as it should not have been migrated in the first place. There are ...
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How to fix Emacs client *ERROR*: Arithmetic error

GNU Emacs 23.1.1 I've noticed that if I run Emacs and M-x server-start, I can use the emacsclient program as usual, but if if I start Emacs using emacs --daemon and then try to use emacsclient the ...
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Ubuntu: Failure to login with multiple video adapters

Forgive my ignorance, for I am a complete linux noob. I have a computer with three video cards and six monitors. Works great on Windows. Trying to get it to run Ubuntu 10.4 as well. It loads fine ...
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Accessing a URL on SSH without using a web browser

I would like to find a way to open a URL without using a web browser (which makes my computer system run very slow). Is there an easy way to achieve this on a command prompt using SSH to access ...
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How do I gunzip to a different destination directory?

How do I gunzip to a destination directory other than the current one? This did not work: gunzip *.gz /putthemhere/