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Following script doesnt run as cronjob

snailmail.sh #!/bin/bash echo "Test" >> /tmp/out /usr/bin/kdialog --title "MAIL RECIEVED" --msgbox "mail recieved!!" crontab -e #CronJobs located in $HOME/cronjobs/* * * * * * ...
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How do I set permission of file on samba network drive from windows

I am accessing network drive (Z:\stream) on windows. Now the permission set on stream folder is like chmod -R 777 streams/ means all the files inside stream is at 777 but now i am copying some files ...
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backup with tar via ssh

I know how to backup a filesystem with tar and restore it later, but i'd like to know how to do that with a remote system. I'm really terrible at all command piping stuff and i can't simply adapt the ...
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gnome power manager - autosleep if keyboard/mouse idle for time X *and* CPU idle for time Y

I often set my computer to doing calculations that are going to take a long time, and then leave the room and go do something else. The GNOME desktop's power manager only seems to pay attention to ...
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Join with gzipped files

I want to use the command line join utility on two files. Unfortunately, they're gzipped. Because they're both gzipped, I can't use gzip -cd. Is there a slick way to do this without having to unzip ...
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Can't enable wireless again after disabling it by accident on linux

My Acer notebook has a button that can disable the wireless network device when pressed. Since it is near the ESC key, sometimes I press it on accident, especially when editing something with Vim. ...
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'which' equivalent in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows equivalent of whereis? For Linux/Mac I can use which to locate the file. What would be the equivalent to this command line tool of which?
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Can I map Control to the Caps Lock key and keep the toggle functionality in Linux?

Can I change the Caps Lock key to Control and still keep the on/off nature of Caps Lock? I've checked into using xmodmap and seem to have hit a dead end. Many people want to swap them, but they also ...
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Highlight console search output, while displaying entire command output

When I use e.g. cat file.txt | grep --color=tty "pattern" I get the pattern I search highlighted. When I want some more context around each hit, grep has the -A, -B and -C parameters. However, I want ...
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su: Authentication failure on Ubuntu

When I try to switch to another user from the command line using "su", I get an authentication failure, as shown below: su - otheruser Password: ***** su: Authentication failure Yet I ...
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GRUB geom error trying to install Linux

Tried installing Linux (Red Hat 5) along with Windows 7. I created a new partition (10 GB in size) and used it for the Linux installation. After install, I was getting GRUB geom error and my system ...
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Is it possible to 'hide' a process from the listing of `ps` or `top` on Linux

First, I presume that if this is possible it would need to be done as root (or as a user who shares root's UID of 0). How can a process be launched so that it does not show up in a ps aux or ps ef or ...
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What happens when I copy a file from Linux to a Windows formatted harddisk containing illegal chars in the filename?

on Linux the filename :.zip is valid right? What would happen if I copy that file to a NTFS harddisk running Windows? Would I get an error message?
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How to keep remote script running when dropping ssh?

I ssh from my MacBook to a remote Linux and started a lengthy script (import 2000000+ lines of csv text records into MySQL). Too bad I have to take away my MacBook one hour later. How can I keep the ...
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How can I create multipart tar file in Linux?

How can I create a multipart tar file in Linux?
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Ubuntu: tool for displaying disk activity in general and by process

My Ubuntu system is occasionally becoming very sluggish. I'm running many things simultaneously and it's very difficult to tell which program is the culprit. I suspect that the sluggishness is due to ...
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apt-get vs aptitude [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: aptitude vs. apt-get: what is the recommended (aka the “right”) tool to use actually? What is the difference between apt-get vs aptitude. Which one is ...
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Recursively count all the files in a directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I count the number of folders in a drive using Linux? I have a really deep directory tree on my Linux box. I would like to count all of the files in that path, ...
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How do I REbuild OpenSuse kernels?

I am trying to install some patches and drivers needed for a wifi card, but im getting an error that says: "build your kernel with CONFIG_LIBIPW=m." How can I recompile the kernel to add that? And ...
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Accidental Extract Location - How to Clean Up?

Sometimes I will do a command such as unzip tons_of_files.zip And I will forget to put a -d to point to a subdirectory. This causes the current folder to get filled with tons of files that are ...
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What does the + mean in the output of “ls -l”?

ls -l -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 885 2010-07-08 13:55 /etc/backup-number-of-files* -rwxrwxr-x+ 1 levchuk Users 1067 2010-08-30 14:37 /etc/backup-running-time* Please notice the + on the 2nd ...
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wifi router linux based - customizable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a customizable Linux based WiFi router Hi, I m looking for a wifi router (Internet gateway) currently My ISP provided me a wired router It should be ...
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Using Yum to install packages for my user only

I would like to be able to install packages by using a package manager (Yum is available on my server), but I don't have root access. I don't technically need root access, I just want the packages to ...
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Browsing Pictures on a Mac

After many years using linux, I decided to buy a mac. Now my main problem is: how do I synchronize pictures within my linux machines and the mac? I have been using digikam in linux, and I like it ...
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how to move a lot of folders into a sub-folder in linux?

There are too many files [*] in a certain folder. I'd like to move some of them into a sub-folder. How can I: move first 3000 files or folders into another folder, or move files older than 3 months ...
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Script for automated torrent downloads (from announce urls in IRC)

Some time ago I read a discussion in /r/linux and someone mentioned a script that checks new messages in IRC channel (in irssi client) and if they contain announce urls for torrents, they are passed ...
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xrandr changes X's orientation too slowly

I'm changing X's orientation with following command xrandr -o left xrandr -o normal ... When orientation is changing screen becomes black for a moment then it switches orientation. So how to get rid ...
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How to scroll one page at a time in Linux at the command line?

In windows, you could do a dir | more to scroll one page a time. How does one do this in Linux?
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Running software on linux through Wine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running software on linux through Wine Our school is setting up a Linux computer lab for students to use. We have Kinetic Books and would like to run it on these ...
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Running software on linux through Wine

Our school is setting up a Linux computer lab for students to use. We have Kinetic Books and would like to run it on these computers. The software is java-based. Is it possible to run it under Wine? ...
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Mac OS X or Linux: delay/timeshift audio input by ~10 seconds

I would like to watch a baseball game on TV, but listen to the radio broadcast. The TV is about 10 seconds behind the radio, though. Does anyone know a way to delay the input from my radio by 10 ...
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linux df and OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

I've got a weird inconsistency (although I'm probably just missing something quite basic). While running some script that generates small files on my I disk, I constantly get this error: OSError: ...
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How do I remotely view a Linux desktop from Windows XP?

I'm using Windows XP and need to remotely connect to a CentOS-5.X server. I'm looking to visually, securely and with as small a footprint as possible manage a remote Linux system via an GUI. It's not ...
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How can I allow normal users to mount tmpfs under subdirectories of their home directory?

How can I allow normal users to mount a tmpfs under any subdirectory owned by them?
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How to delete 0 bytes files from a fat filesystem from within linux

I have an external hdd which is formatted with fat for use by both on linux and windows. The issue is that I can't delete some of the files I have which show up with size 0. Also, the modification ...
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Keeping new Ubuntu installation's /var on separate drive without formatting

I have a server running an older version of Ubuntu and with /var stored on a separate partition on a separate hard drive. I am attempting to update Ubuntu to 10.04, but I still want to store /var on a ...
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Chromium 7.0.517.36, click to start Flash feature is gone?

Gentoo Linux, Chromium-7.0.517.36 and adobe-flash-10.2.161.23_pre20100927. I was happy when they added that feature to Chromium 7, so that when I set "Do not allow any site to run plugins" in the ...
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How to join two video frames into one, so the final video plays two frames as one simultenously

I want to connect two videos into one. Let's take two videos from Youtube as an example. I want my final video to have the height = height of first video + height of second video and width = max(width ...
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boot Windows from GRUB rescue

This is my situation: installed Ubuntu without a CD (using unetbootin) dual boot installation (Windows XP+Ubuntu) didn't like the installation and decided to boot into Windows and delete the Linux ...
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Backing up linux server settings / What should be backed up?

I've set up two linux boxes (dedicated hosting) and I want to make a backup of the server settings on both just in case something goes wrong and I need to restore the settings. The hosting provider ...
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Changing file and folder ownership from root?

I created a folder structure as root and now need to transfer ownership to an ordinary user. This question is linked to this one - ...
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Providing permission to specific user to access NFS share

I have two machines between which I need to share a folder. On server1, I have the user 'appuser' that needs to access (read/write/delete) on this share. On server2, 'root' accesses this share and ...
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Linux service 'named' is not functional - is that an issue?

One of the dedicated servers that I have does not seem to have the service 'named' functional: root@server2 [~]# service named start Locating /var/named/chroot//etc/named.conf failed: ...
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in VI and man command, how to exactly match a string?

in VI and man command, how to exactly match a string? I don't know how to exact match a string~
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How do different Linux distributions handle multiple cores and multi-threading?

I realize that by asking this question I have already labeled myself as "unprepared" for high-performance workstations, but whatever, you have to start somewhere! I would like to know how different ...
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Linux traceroute Countries

Okay I was searching now for quite some time and I can't believe it. Is there no traceroute that shows me the hops on a world map? And maybe in a 64bit version I found xtraceroute, grace, GTrace... ...
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How to connect to my centos server's desktop?

My centos server was startup to command line mode (console), and I install desktop on that server. after that I set up vncserver from putty, and connect to it using vncviewer, but I can not get into ...
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Can I run Linux on the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless, with a built-in 3G modem, and connect using the built in modem?

Recently I purchases the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless. It runs on the Intel Atom processor and came with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which is quite possibly the worst and most restrictive OS I have ...
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How to don't start with pinned page?

I pinned a page in Google Chrome. Every time I start Chrome, the pinned page is there and it's loading. However, I don't want that any more so I unpinned the page, but Chrome still starts with the ...
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How can I run RDP over HTTPS using a Linux client?

My employer switched from VPN and RDP to using what our admin calls "RDP over HTTPS". Since that switch I find myself unable to connect to the "new" RDP server. I think the progress is as follows: ...