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Sending file via netcat

I'm using something like this to send file from one computer to another: To serve file (on computer A): cat something.zip | nc -l -p 1234 To receive file (on computer B): netcat server.ip.here. ...
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Should I pitch Ubuntu to virus victims?

I've noticed that on a regular basis I see facebook statuses complaining about viruses (e.g. "sorry I haven't been on in a few days... my comp got socked by a virus and I had to reinstall everything") ...
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Tell `ls` to print only the base filename

This is the default behaviour of ls ls /net/nas/data/languages/pypm/sites/rex/free/2.6/*/pool/v/vi/virtual*1.4.4*pypm ...
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Can I make a X-server to read keyboard and mouse from another windows machine?

I have 2 PC, one using Linux and another using Windows7. I want to use both display cards with the windows machine. I cannot find such virtual device for windows. So, since it is possible to run X ...
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How to auto-disconnect and connect?

I am checking something out in my connection and I just wanted to ask, is there a way to auto-disconnect and connect from the internet. For example say I want to disconnect now and reconnect to the ...
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How do I search for a string in a PHP file using `grep`?

I am searching for a class declaration on a site with hundreds of PHP files. How can I do this in the current folder and subfolders using grep? I tested cding to the folder and then something like ...
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How can I determine what process has a file open in Linux?

I'd like to determine what process has ownership of a lock-file. The lock-files are simply a file with a specific name that has been created. So, how can I determine what process has a particular ...
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GIMP for Photoshoppers

I'm experienced at Photoshop (CS2), but new to GIMP. What tutorials, FAQs, and tips can you recommend to make the transition simpler? EDIT: Giving up on GIMP. Going back to Photoshop.
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linux mounting issue from windows to Linux

hi i have an Ubntu machine with 30GB space and need to create a folder in "/" as "/server". I have 50GB space in NTFS(windows) . i want to join this 50GB to linux how can i merge these two.
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introductory video on Ubuntu

Is there a great first video for someone that has no idea about operating systems to introduce them to the possibility of using Ubuntu, demonstrating what it looks like, advantages / disadvantages, ...
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video card performance monitoring?

Is there a 'top' like command for monitoring the GPU and memory usage of a video card? I am most interested in Linux commands, but and OS would be interesting. I strongly suspect that for a group of ...
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Good NFS configuration for Home Network (NFS Performance Issues)

I have a small LAN that has a couple of Linux boxes (Ubuntu 9.10) with NFS shares on them. The boxes are networked with a consumer grade Netgear router (model WGR614V9) and using wired connections. ...
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One-way syncing/backup with Unison

I'm using the syncing tool Unison with my Mac OSX and Ubuntu 9.10 machines to backup my music from Mac to Ubuntu. The thing is, I want to have my Mac be the source and Ubuntu be the target so that the ...
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How to make Windows 7 Network show Samba share after VM is rebooted/restored?

On Windows 7, I have VirtualBox running Linux (Ubuntu 8.04), with Samba set up so that the Windows host can access it. But if the virtual machine is shut down & restored, or rebooted, the Windows ...
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How To Change The Floppy Image Of Qemu?

I'm developing my own OS, but I'm having some problems with Qemu, because I need to change the floppy image from grub.img to os.img while the emulation is running, but how can I do this?
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What exactly is the sh command?

I can't figure out what the sh command is? http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?sh Does it execute a file? like in tomcat: sh /usr/local/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh Sorry, just confused.
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Long directory listing

How do you perform a long directory listing of all files in the /bin directory that have exactly three characters in their name?
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Most suitable Linux distro for a ~2003 laptop

I have a Dell Lattitude D600 laptop which has a Pentium M 1.6GHz CPU, an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 GPU and 512Mb RAM. It was bought ~2003. I'm looking at installing Linux on it but would like to know ...
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Problems getting VMware Server to work on Ubuntu 9.10

I'm trying to get VMware Server 2.0.2 (64-bit version) to work on my Ubuntu workstation. However, the install script ($ sudo ./vmware-install.pl) runs into problems with the kernel modules: [...] ...
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how to recursively add read privilege to all the files under a certain diretory

I'm under linux . by default, other user can't read anything under my home directory . let's see my home directory is /home/superman , and I tried to use chmod +r /home/superman to let others can ...
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Ending a process in unix instead of interrupting it

At the unix command line if i press Ctrl-C,that does not end a process but rather interrupts it and i return to the shell prompt. So,i have the following two questions: 1.Is there a way i can see the ...
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Linux email client to connect to exchange server 2007

My company just moved all our emails to an exchange server 2007. I know there is an extension to connect to an exchange server for evolution but it doesn't seem to be compatible with the 2007 version. ...
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What's the importance of / in the following Linux command

What's the difference between cd abc/xyz/ and cd abc/xyz What's the importance of / at the end? Which is the right way of using it? Because both seem to work properly.
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no internet - broadcom NetXtreme BCM755 linux

i have opensuse 11.0 on a PC with Broadcom NetXtreme BCM 755 ethernet adapter. i am not able to connect to the internet. what could be the problems. how to solve it?
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Instead of using RM. I want to use a custom “soft delete” command

Instead of using the "RM" command for things. I would like to have a custom command that would move the file to a "trash" folder with the dir it had. for example. If a file was ...
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Fast window switching without Alt-Tab or Command-Tab?

Alt-Tab or Command-Tab can sometimes be slow, especially when you have many windows open and you frequently switch to only a few of those windows. How do you work around this problem -- any tool to ...
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Capturing and parsing xterm cut buffer in emacs

I'd like to make an indirect control for Emacs (in Ubuntu Linux) so that I can swipe some text in an xterm with the cursor, cutting it into the X cut buffer, then run a macro in Emacs to parse the ...
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Multiple Users with owner rights?

I have bought a VPS and I am busy with setting up a FTP server. This is working now, but i can give only one account owner rights. So i have made a group 'administrators' with 2 users. The problem is ...
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Spare machine as file/print share

Ok, so I have a spare machine that has windows XP installed on it and pretty much sits there doing nothing. Both myself and my GF have laptops that we use as our primary machines so I figured I'd just ...
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How to tar directory and then remove originals including the directory?

I'm trying to tar a collection of files in a directory called 'my_directory' and remove the originals by using the command: tar -cvf files.tar my_directory --remove-files However it is only ...
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Confusion about software for x86, x86_64 and x64

do softwares meant for x86, install on x86_64 and x64. I am focusing on linux. What problems can occur. I have never been comfortable with the differences. Could you explain?
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CCleaner for Mac / Linux?

Is there a program for OS X and/or Ubuntu like CCleaner? Memory cleaning and internet cache cleaner?
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Changing operating systems

If I change my operating sytem from Windows Vista to Linux, will any of my files an folders be deleted from my computer?
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How does a geek use his ubuntu (or similar Linus OS)?

I'm a totally newbie in Linux (Now Ubuntu is my current OS), and most of my Windows habit is still strong, render me a little awkward on the new OS. I'm wondering how would a geek use his Linux to ...
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Wine program list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Softwares in Ubuntu ( Using Wine ) Does anybody know a list of which windows programs wine is able to run on linux?
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Disable pendrive blinking in Linux

I recently bought a 16GB Super Talent pen drive that seems to work well for running the Ubuntu Live "CD" in persistent mode (see this for how I installed it). One slightly annoying thing, however, is ...
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unencrypt 7zip files in ubuntu

I have an encrypted 7zip file, but i cannot open it, it appears that p7zip does not support encryption yet. Do you know a program that can open it ?
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Graphical corruption during Linux startup and shutdown - should I be worried?

For the last month, when starting up or shutting down my laptop under Linux, I would get graphical corruption. Startup has an colour inverted, grainy rendition of what should be displayed while ...
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How can I keep a process alive after closing the putty session?

I am using putty to interact with Linux server. I have started a process using putty. The process is running and will take 5-6 hours. I want that process to keep running after I close the putty ...
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Highlighting text in the default Windows CHM viewer

How do I set up the default CHM reader in Windows to highlight text? Is this even possible? When I read ebooks I need to highlight some of the text and it's just not there in the default CHM ...
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Windows directory on Linux

Dear all, I have Linux (suse) and Windows (XP) on my system, but my windows files don't appear in the windows directory of linux. I can't see them. What can I do? Thanks
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Windows directory on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows directory on Linux Dear all, I have Linux (suse) and Windows (XP) on my system, but my windows files don't appear in the windows directory of linux. I can't see ...
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Whats the best bulk email sender for windows or linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop Bulk-Emailer Suggestion? I want to send email to a list of people at a certain interval without getting them detected as spam.
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Mac Dock For Linux?

Is this out there? I tried this a while ago on Linux but it has been a few years, I wonder if there is a better new version of the Mac like dock for Ubuntu Linux.
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What is Linux for the MS-DOS tree command?

What is Linux for the MS-DOS tree command? tree List a tree listing of the current drive. Below is a basic example of what a directory may look like. C:. ├───Common ├───Director ├───Flash ...
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How to force redownload with wget?

I had the bad surprise that wget doesn't redownload when a file of the same name already exist. Is there an option to force him to redownload without deleting the file first on linux ?
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Overwriting the middle of a file from a block device *without* truncating file?

I have a Linux (Kubuntu) system with a large (~20Gb) file which I would like to mess with. Specifically, I want to copy the entire contents of another large file (~12Gb) to the middle of this file, ...
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Changing Default UMASK Value

I am attempting to modify the default umask value under all accounts on my linux system to 002. This will hopefully allow both the account and the account's group access to the created files. I have ...
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Using Full Access NFS Shares

I am currently trying to set up a small network in which my first computer has a NFS share going to three other computers. I have been able to set up this share correctly, however I am having problems ...
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How do I check whether I am using KDE or Gnome?

or maybe something else? I am using Redhat OS.