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List all SVN repository URLs from a folder in recursive mode

We are looking for a script that will traverse in recursive mode all subfolders and list all SVN repository URLs and the path where it was found. It will be used on /home folder of a user.
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Can I tell if Root / Sudo has been used/accessed

Would it be possible to check if the root user (or sudo) has been accessed on my server. I ask this because I am creating a server monitoring tool and I wanted to know if there was a way to check ...
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gnome 3 sound volume applet + hotkeys

I have installed today gnome 3 (debian wheezy). when I use hotkeys to change sound volume ugly applet window appears my computer slows down while this applet renders. 1 frame per second. geforce ...
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Linux: How to automatically run commands on SSH login?

Whenever I login to my Linux server I'd like to have several commands run automatically (set some variables, change location, etc.) This needs to be done on user login, not on system start. How can ...
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How can I install Windows XP after having removed Fedora 13 from my laptop?

I have Fedora 13 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. This is the only OS on my machine. From tutorials I am able to remove Fedora from my machine. However when installing Windows XP on my laptop, it ...
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Are there any linux distributions similar to RedHat 5 Enterprise?

I want to install RedHat 5 Enterprise Edition server on my home PC. I will install servers and clients on virtual machines using Virtual box and study server-client structure at home. But RedHat EE is ...
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Remove Linux GRUB and keep Windows boot loader

My operating system was Windows 7, and recently, I installed Zorin OS (linux based on Ubuntu). At first, when I turned on my laptop Windows started automatically. I used a program to make the Windows ...
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Setup routing and iptables for new VPN connection to redirect **only** ports 80 and 443

I have a new VPN connection (using openvpn) to allow me to route around some ISP restrictions. Whilst it is working fine, it is taking all the traffic over the vpn. This is causing me issues for ...
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Using a smaller drive to mirror a larger server to an offsite backup?

Say I have a 10TB array that I wish to backup to another 10TB array that is off site. I have a 500GB portable drive that I can use to move the data around. The data is static. How can I copy it ...
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GUI for tail for Linux

Could someone recommend a graphical tail kind of document viewer? So that I could open a document, scroll up and down, etc. and that the document would refresh itself automatically (without prompting, ...
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Execute script when RAM is almost full?

I'm looking for a way to execute a script as my RAM fills up, right before my machine starts swapping heavily and blocks my mouse, keyboard and other input devices for some minutes. The thing is that ...
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Ignoring path while archiving with TAR

I have a file that contain list of files I want to archive with tar. Let's call it mylist.txt It contains: /path1/path2/file1.txt /path1/path2/file3.txt ... /path1/path2/file10.txt What I want to ...
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Moving Win7 partition to other disk using Linux: how can I have win7 boot again?

I recently got a new notebook which came with Win7 preinstalled. I'm not a Windows guy (all Linuxes here) but I decided to keep it just in case. The problem is that the notebook came with a 5400rpm ...
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What is the correct way to prevent non-root users from issuing shutdowns or reboots

Let's say that you have set up a multi-seat system for use in a school or library, allowing GDM to launch multiple X sessions to run simultaneously with different users/keyboards/monitors. By default ...
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Debian 5.0 belocs-locales vs locales

On Ubuntu, to add a locale to the system, I would edit /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local, add the locale and then run dpkg-reconfigure locales. I tried that on a Debian 5.0, but I discovered that ...
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What is the difference between the Linux distros?

What is the difference between the several GNU/Linux distros like Ubuntu and Fedora? Before brickbats fly for asking an oft repeated question, I am talking of differences related to the internal ...
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detect the start of Flash videos

I like to turn my music off when I start watching Flash videos. It used to be that Flash videos were cached in /tmp, so I could watch for them with inotify: sorghum:~% incrontab -l /tmp IN_CREATE /...
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Why do “ls” in UNIX and “dir” in DOS have different names?

Why do they have different names for the same command, listing a directory? Surely, they could have talked to each other and agreed on one common name, such as for example cd which is the same for ...
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How do I get my Linux servers accessible via http://hostname/

I have two Linux servers on VirtualBox Virtual machines. One is Ubuntu Linux and another is OpenSuse Linux. The hostname of Ubuntu server is "ubuntu-server" and hostname of open suse server is "suse-...
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How can I get Linux to not thrash and just kill processes?

Firefox (and flash) tends to chew up memory at random times, causing my computer to thrash, and it drives me crazy waiting for the oom_killer to kick in and kill processes,[1] while I can't do ...
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Providing access to a user of 'only' on svn repository

I have multiple svn repositories on my server. For example: /var/svn/repo1 /var/svn/repo2 /var/svn/repo3 I wanted to give access to a client to the repo2 only so I created a user 'client' and ...
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Ubuntu heating my laptop

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 (classic). The laptop is getting very very hot and often it shuts down due to over heat. When I use Windows on the same laptop (dual boot) its fine and heat is almost ...
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How can I switch off IPv6 ND RA transmissions in Linux?

I am working on Ubuntu 11.04. I want to switch off the IPv6 ND RA transmissions. How can I do this?
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Authentication fails when using BackTrack 5 under VirtualBox, on Airport Express

I've got BackTrack 5 running in VirtualBox on my Mac. The airport is recognized by VirtualBox as a bridged connection. BackTrack 5 is picking up the airport, and is displaying available wireless ...
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Moving Files internally on a Linux Server via Samba [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving files on samba-connected NAS I have a problem with my Linux Server I just set up. I installed Samba and configured it and it all works fine. I access it from a ...
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Remotely installing a linux distro on a PC I cannot plug keyboard and/or monitor to

I have to install a linux distro (any Debian-based, or Debian itself, fits my needs) on a machine that I have physical access to (I can insert a CD in its drive), it is connected to my LAN, but... I ...
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How do I create a user with limited privileges? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I create an SSH user which can access only certain directory? I have a CentOS 5.7 installation which I access via SSH. I currently have a root user with which I access ...
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How does Nautilus mount a partition as normal user?

I can only run the mount command with superuser privileges. How can Nautilus do the same with normal access? How do things work inside?
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Is there any way to add nameserver without modification of configuration files?

I need to add my own nameserver, but if I boot installation CD/DVD, I can't edit configuration files. So I'm searching for any way to add the nameserver from terminal.
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Linux service to set /proc/$pid/oom_score_adj of new processes?

Is there any available software which can be used to set the /proc/<pid>/oom_score_adj of processes after they're created, based upon the executable name and the user/group?
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How can I stop jenkins.pid in fedora15?

I have jenkins running, but I need to stop it. in /var/run I have jenkins.pid which is what the standard jenkins script uses to stop jenkins. The jenkins script uses start-stop-daemon which doesn't ...
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How to make complex GUI fit small netbook screen (like when using xrandr, but properly)?

$ pitivi Does not fit. Huge buttons, huge icons, lot of filler space in UI. $ xrandr --dpi 45 Now only the font is tiny, but icons and spacers are still huge. $ xrandr --dpi 90 $ xrandr --output ...
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Is there a way to log into a machine using SSH without password?

I know ssh is to create a secure shell connection to a machine, and we call ssh username@ip_address to login the machine. Is there a way that I won't need to enter the password when connecting via ...
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How to share gentoo folder (as guest host) with the host os (windows 7) in Virtual Box

I have windows 7 as host os and i'm running gentoo os as guest inside virtual box. I want a folder in the guest os to be shared with host os. The folder already exists in the guest os and has files ...
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Building a linux kernel for hardware I can't physically see

I've got a root server with 1and1 and I'm upgrading to a newer kernel... building it myself. I figured that, as long as I'm going to be compiling it myself, to save compile time and runtime memory ...
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Why can't I shut down the avahi-daemon in Fedora Linux?

I'm using Fedora 16. I shut down NetworkManager and wpa_supplicant (using service commands), but when I try: sudo service avahi-daemon stop or sudo kill pid it appears again instantly! How can ...
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How do installation in linux (Fedora)?

I'm trying to run an example of MOBS - Mobile Robot Simulator, I'm trying to install the requirements and run the example, but I'm new with linux so don't understand how make these steps : 1. XView ...
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Keystroke to set focus on a particular browser - for Linux

I am doing web development, and I found that I always lose focus on the browser that I am doing development on. I always open other browser windows at the same time for searching, writing, etc. So ...
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NX Server - reinstallation does not work

I had a remote server that I used to connect via NX client from a Windows XP machine. Suddenly it stopped working and the quick fix option for me was to restore the remote server from a previous ...
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Raw partition vs btrfs for Windows 7 guest?

If my root filesystem is btrfs on an SSD, will my Windows 7 Virtual Machine guest run better if I install it to a raw partition than if I install it to a file on the btrfs partition? Host OS: Ubuntu ...
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LVM: Removing a 'Zombie' (Unavailable) VG

I have an LVM related problem. We have a server that 'learned' about a foreign volume group through a hard drive that was briefly attached. Now, with that hard drive gone again, all LVM utilities ...
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How to use Grep in Unix command line?

I want grep all lines containing words that start with "H" and end with "d". How would i do that? I found that grep ^H will give me the H for everyline.
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How to create name servers in DirectAdmin with one IP?

I have a dedicated server with DA installed, and only one IP address. How can I define a name server to point my domain to on the server? I found this guide but it talks about two IP addresses; I don'...
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How do I reload the terminal in Ubuntu?

How can I restart / reload the terminal in ubuntu 11.10? I'm using bash. My original reason to ask was that I had to exit and start the terminal again to get new .bashrc aliases to work, but that's ...
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IBM / Lenovo APS with Linux?

I was wondering if anyone has intergrated the IBM / Lenovo APS for Hard Drives into the linux kernel or as a package. APS is the Active Protection System which suspends drive writes in the event of a ...
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How can I create a Local DNS protocol for my vm?

I want to create a local DNS in my VM, so that when it is online, all computers on my network can "see" it. I have Linux (CentOS) installed, as a Hadoop server, on a VM. Any hints on how to get this ...
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Slow USB3 under Linux

I have a problem with the speed of USB 3.0 under Linux. I'm testing with the following parts: "NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller" (pcie) "Pretec 240" USB 3.0 Card-Reader Sandisk ...
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How to revert a shrink of an LVM volume

I had a Linux LVM volume that was about 400 GB. I shrank it to 217 GB following the steps below. umount /local e2fsck -f /dev/mapper/vg00-lvol2 resize2fs /dev/mapper/vg00-lvol2 217G lvresize -L 217G /...
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Using tee to pipe ls and grep output into tail command without a script

I have an issue running through log files. I'm looking to use ls to create a list of files in the log directory and grep to run through for the specific instances/times the file ran. I only want to ...
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Update IP address to hostname mapping for currently logged in session

I'm logged into a Linux box but I do not have root access to update the /etc/hosts file. I am connecting to a remote server via its IP address but I would like to connect via hostname instead. Is it ...