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gWaei Translator for Windows?

Avoiding a full Cygwin-like install, is there some equivalent to the Japanese-English translation/reference tool gWaei from Ubuntu/Gnome, but for Windows? If not, what open source translators allow ...
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Is it possible to run Microsoft Excel under Ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my machine. I use Ubuntu much more often than Windows 7. On Ubuntu I can use LibreOffice Calc, but I'm more used to Microsoft Excel ...
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UNIX - How to copy and paste between different bash windows with files opend with VI?

Lets say I log in to bash, open a file in vi, then using alt-f2 I open a new terminal. After logging in I navigate to a second file and open that in vi. How can I CnP between these two files? I found ...
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linux compatible rack server [closed]

My boss wants to buy a rack server. I'll have to move there couple of .jsp and .php websites that are now hosted on shared linux servers. I would guess all modern servers are compatible with linux, ...
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changing /etc/profile does nothing to root PATH

rhel 5 root has /bin/bash for shell. I removed pathmunge /usr/local/sbin from /etc/profile. There is no /usr/local/sbin in /etc/profile.d/* /etc/bashrc /root/.bashrc /root/.bash_profile /root/.profile ...
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What do the parentheses and number after a Unix command or C function mean?

I keep seeing parentheses and a number after a command in Unix or Linux or C function. For example: man(8), ftok(2), mount(8), etc. What do these mean? I see them in man too.
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Handling network plug/unplug in (Debian) Linux

I want to run a script when the switch goes down and an other when it goes up. Is there an easy way to pull this off in Debian (preferably with no other than system tools)? I suppose there is no ...
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Why won't the Linux wall command broadcast a string argument?

I read here that this should work, but it doesn't: # usage: wall [file] root@sys:~> mesg is y root@sys:~> wall "who's out there" wall: can't read who's out there. If mesg is set to y, ...
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How to Repair Ubuntu boot

I have hard disk contain Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11 so I cloned it to new one but when I replaced it no OS working just dell mark appearing then restart by itself. In the past started up by Ubuntu menu ...
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Confirm that two filesystems are identical, ignoring special files

/media/A and /media/B should be identical, but I want to confirm before deleting one. Duplicate file finders don't work, because they'll find two copies of the same file within B, for instance. I ...
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sudo keeps asking me for my password in fish shell

sudo in Ubuntu keeps asking me for my password for every command. Previously, I only had to enter the password once, and then it would be remembered for a period of time. This recently changed, ...
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How to remove this ever occuring Warning, which appears every time I open a terminal?

How to remove this ever occuring Warning, which appears every time I open a terminal? * Warning: removing empty lock file * Error: failed to remove empty lock file * Error: failed to get the lock: ...
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What is rwfs filesystem?

I did a df on my embedded device and saw that the one of the filesystems mentioned was rwfs. What is rwfs ? df Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on rwfs ...
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Change permission to mount disk with rdesktop on Ubuntu

I installed rdesktop 1.7 on Ubuntu 10.4 and ran the following commands: sudo umount /media/Tal sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0000 /dev/sdb1 /media/Tal rdesktop -0 -r sound:local -f ...
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Store the output of date and watch command to a file

I am a newbie to linux and I am trying to watch a command and try to log it into a file. I tried watch -t -n 10 "(date '+TIME:%H:%M:%S' ; ps aux | grep "pattern" | wc -l)" >> logfile and am ...
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List of Samba parameters?

Where can I find a list of samba parameters? I've tried google but cannot find a list. Is there an official one somewhere?
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Linux: CDBurner XP like software

I'm looking for some CD burning software that's like CDBurner XP or Nero. I like how they both show how many bytes are remaining when I burn a data DVD. Additionally, CDBurner XP can refresh a ...
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can gunzip work on file without a suffix?

Is there a way to gunzip a file that isn't ending with a .zip even though I know for a fact the file is indeed a zip?
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Linux - How to get the reason for wakeup?

Is it possible to get the reason of system wake-up (Wake-on-LAN, Power button, wake from USB) on Linux? I'm using Ubuntu, kernel Linux homeless 2.6.37-12-generic #26~lucid1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 5 ...
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How to append to the path in ubuntu?

I have a file at "/downloads/some.file", and I want that added to my path. How is this accomplished in ubuntu?
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How to access internet from QEMU?

I am running qemu version 0.13 on windows XP. My Host OS is Windows XP and my guest OS is Debian 4(Etch). How do I connect to internet from Debian OS? My windows OS can connect to Internet. The ...
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rsync files newer than 1 week

I want to run rsync on server A to copy all files from Server B when they are newer than 7 days.(find . -mtime -7) I don't want to delete the files on Server B. Thanks for you help.
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Re-enter interactive mode after Ctrl-z

In interactive mode (in Octave, gnuplot, R, etc.) I occasionally press Control + z by mistake. This pauses the program and kicks me back to the terminal. Is it possible to re-enter the original ...
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How to find file with name=“php.ini” on linux using grep command

How to find file with name="php.ini" on linux using grep command ? Can anybody show me ?
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Linux bash shell copy previous lines (not history) with keyboard

Is it possible to use the keyboard in order to select some text in the terminal windows that is not in the currently edited line? (for example, in order to copy part of previous command output).
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Why doesn't my executable execute when I click on it?

Why does it seems like I can't open A executable file created on C++ by double clicking it. I have a file that I ran from an IDE an I would like to know if there is a Way to set that file to Open the ...
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How to track when Linux determines time without NTP with some other method?

When a Linux machine with NTP capabilities will start and it does not find the NTP server, how it will determine the time? A clue I have is that it uses some heuristic method but I don't need what ...
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Traceroute : Ip check

Using traceroute i was trying to see which routers the packet was travelling through traceroute google.co.in This seems to show that packets go from my isp to google's servers which are in US but ...
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I want Fedora 15 to automount media with non-root permissions

I'm Ubuntu ex-fan (because of gnome-shell). On Ubuntu, there was this very sane feature (for laptop/desktop user): when you insert a thumbdrive or external usb media, the system mounts the media and ...
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Is this a proper chown statement?

I am trying to test my FUSE file system with TUXERA test suite and I am noticing an issue when testing chown. One of the test cases is: "chown . 65535 65535", and it expects the test case to pass. I ...
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Start server with GUI (kde/gnome) to terminal by default

I've set up home server, which doesn't have to be as powerful as other servers, so I decided to install GUI because of applications that are alternatives to classical GUI applications in headless ...
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Playing with/editing partition table

While playing with GParted my partition table was damaged in the sense that an extended partition ended after the end of disk. To fix it I used TestDisk to backup the current partition table and ...
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Fedora 14 freezes while starting system logger

I'm having trouble starting Fedora 14 on my computer. The startup procedure freezes while starting system logger. Before this started happening, I had formatted one of my logical disk partitions ...
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Is there any desktop search engine on Linux that can index including the NTFS?

I am using Arch Linux. I have tried beagle search engine. I can add the /mnt/windows (my NTFS drive) for indexing by beagle. But when I search, there is no result from /mnt/windows. Besides that, I ...
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How can i install the right version of autossh on CentOS?

I need to know what version of centos installed and need to install autossh in centos.
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Cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later

With several commands in Linux, I get the error: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later. Does anybody know how to solve it? Also I don't get in my /etc/shadow directory.
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CentOS chmod overiding set-group-ID?

I'm used to setting up SGID on a directory chmod -R g+s example and then chmdo -R 750 example And have the directory and all sub-directories preserve the set-group-ID. On CentOS SGID gets ...
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Disk fragmentation on Linux

Do I have to de-fragment my ext3 and FAT32 filesystems on Linux? And if yes how?
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Linux shellscript combine all files without for loop

I have hundreds of files in one directory, is there a simple command or pipes of command I can use to append them together? I don't want to use any loops.
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What's the most easy-to-install Neural Network C++ library with command-line for Linux? [closed]

I'm a fan of the "test first" approach to programming. My C++ program needs a neural net. I've been trying FANN (http://leenissen.dk/fann/wp/) but it's been a struggle, as it requires a language ...
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F00 Music Tags to respective name, album, and artist [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get songs off of Windows iPod and onto a Mac I'm looking for a program that will take all of my f00 files (extracted off of my iPod) and will convert their names, and ...
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Difference between unix and linux commands [closed]

I just bought the book UNIX in a Nutshell for really cheap even though I spend most of my time in some form of Linux. The first half of the book is commands and shell syntax. About how much of that is ...
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Linux — Display has red tint

My monitor seems to have a slightly reddish tint when using the DVI input (it's a LCD, not a CRT). On the VGA input I can adjust the colors, but not on DVI. On OSX/Windows what I would do is create a ...
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Is there a userspace bandwith limit tool for Linux?

I want to limit the upload bandwidth of a P2P live video program, which is closed source, in Linux. I don't want to use tc because I don't have root access. There is a tool called trickle, but ...
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How to dump data to DVD when the disk space reach 80% on RAID 1, and clean the dumped space from disk after burn

How to monitor in unix (FreeBSD) /linux (CentOS 5.6) the disk space if its greater or equal to 80%? If its equal or greater then 80%. How can i tell dump the data from a specific /misc/ folder to ...
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Linux equivalent for “start” and “open” on the command line [duplicate]

The Windows command line uses start programname and start filename.ext to process the file as if the user had double-clicked it in the GUI shells we all know and love. MacOS's command line does the ...
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VIM Commands Display

I long while ago (when I was in collage) I used VIM a bit. I have not used it since and would like to get back into using it. I remember there being a way to split the screen within VIM to show ...
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How to remove a Linux partition a multi-boot machine

I have 4 OSes installed: Windows XP on sda1 Backtrack on sda5-6 Ubuntu 11.04 on sda7-8 Ubuntu 10.10 on sda9-10 I want to remove Ubuntu 11.04 (partitions sda7-8). I tried using GParted from Ubuntu ...
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How do you hide information e.g. download location etc when using WGET

How exactly do you hide information when downloading with WGET e.g. is there a parameter that can hide the download location, or extra information and only show the important information such as ...
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Linux sort all data in memory

For Linux command sort, how do I force sort to load all input into memory and sort assuming I have enough memory? Or is it best to use a RAMDISK to store the input before feeding it to sort?