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recursively replace every instance of a word in a directory from linux command line

I have a directory with several subdirectories that all contain text files. In these text files, there is a certain word that occurs over and over again, and I want to replace every instance. My ...
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How to configure applet plugin for OpenJDK in Firefox on Linux?

I am using Kubuntu 10.04 with Firefox 3.6 from Mozilla's website and I use OpenJDK from the Ubuntu repsitories. I want to know how do I configure OpenJDK with the Firefox to view Java applets in the ...
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How can I register a custom protocol with xdg?

I've been struggling this morning trying to associate an application with a custom protocol, namely emacsclient and org-protocol. I'm calling this protocol from a webbrowser bookmarklet, and I get ...
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Recommendations for a CLI-based image uploader to flickr for Linux?

I'm looking for a decent CLI-based utility to upload images to flickr. Does anyone know of such a tool or script ? I'm using openSUSE 11.2, to be more specific.
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Share internet in Linux

I have an 3.5G USB Modem that I want to share its internet connection in Linux. I tried already, but only got having no internet on my own PC, still without sharing it. It's really hard to find some ...
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How to set up 3 monitors with Debian?

I have 3 monitors and installed Debian Lenny. After installing the driver I was able to set resolution to 1600x1200 just on the monitor to the left, no output to the others And after some config I ...
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Different commands shows different results. If my linux 32 bit or 64 bit?

The system of my VPS is centos 5. I want to know if it is 32bit or 64bit. > uname -a Thu May 13 13:49:53 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux looks like 64 bit. But > getconf WORD_BIT 32 ...
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How to stop redirection to /dev/pts/x

This is an examination senario. We have mulitple users logging into a RHEL-4 server using putty. These people are part of a same group. They are giving UNIX shell script exam. They are helping each ...
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Installed python module is not found

This borders on stackoverflow/superuser, but I guess it's a simple installation problem. I've installed python-twisted on my ubuntu 10.04 server, but it can't be found. This is what I get when I try ...
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What are the steps to install a LAMP configuration under Gentoo

All of the guides I could find online were from 2004 and they no longer work. I am stumped. Could someone create a step by step guide? I have Apache working, but PHP does not work.
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GUI file manager for ssh/linux (with a shell?) [closed]

I am using a server where I need to login twice. The first time I login as my boxname and password. The 2nd login is 'root' so I can access the content of the box (I don't understand it but that ...
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Operating system and disk format for a home server

I have a Sun Ultra 24 that I am using as a home server, with 2x 1TB SATA drives, and two other drives for my OS and miscellaneous files. Eventually, I will replace those with 1TB SATA disks as well. ...
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I cannot see a new hard drive in Debian

I just installed a Sata WD 500GB hard drive, shows up in BIOS as secondary master drive, but do not see it after boot. What gives? tone@homeserver:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Been away from linux for 10 years. Which commands have I missed? [closed]

I have been away from linux for some years, but now I'm once again back with Ubuntu 10.04. I used to run Gentoo in 2000 and knew my commands, but now that the world of linux has progressed a bit ...
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How to know the recommended/suggested packages using terminal?

In synaptic if you right-click a package you will see a sub-menu called recommended and another sub-menu called suggested. How can I see the recommended and suggested packages for a specific package ...
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Linux Mint 9 installation on separate physical drive

I am about to embark on my first ever Linux installation. I have read pages upon pages of installation instructions. but the only burning question I have that I cannot yet find an existing answer to ...
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How to exclude rsync excludes from delete?

I'm using rsync to sync files across multiple machines, using the following: rsync -az -e "ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no" \ --delete --delete-excluded --force ...
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How to list imported symbols in ELF executable?

For PE executable, I can list the imported symbols using dumpbin /imports FILE.EXE or using the depends utility which is GUI application. `nm ELF-binary' just returns "no symbols".
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Public/private git clone url?

Ok, I know how to use git for the most part, but I've just recently been playing with some github stuff and noticed the public/private url. May I ask what that is about? I know may not be advanced ...
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How to create and install all relevant font-metrics and fontmaps of a TrueType font on Linux for (pdf)TeX?

Essentially I have found this guide, but it is for miktex, i need a guide for texlive on Debian/Ubuntu which will not pollute dpkg installed texmf. I'm interested in converting TrueType font to be ...
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Why is my sudo generated file owned by root?

When I run '# sudo touch newfile' my expectation was that the file would be owned by me, not by root, as my understanding of sudo is that it is giving me, the user, root priviledges but does not ...
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how to install xorg intel driver in the stable/testing debian os to support intel GMA3150 video

GMA3150 intel video chipset requires xf86-video-intel 2.10.0 video driver. stable debian (lenny) has 2.3.2 version of xf86-video-intel driver. testing debian (squeeze) has 2.9.1. version. unstable ...
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Why are there multiple means to receive help for a command in Linux?

Why are there about four different ways of getting help or documentation about a command in Linux software? What are the differences between man x help x info x x --help (or x -h) (where x ...
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Window-linux 2 computer dev environment

I'd like to gradually use more Linux. In order to that i'm looking for cross-platform applications with abilities to synchronize its files. I would like it to be almost automatic - sharing files, ...
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How to measure synchronisation performance?

I'm looking for a tool for Debian Linux that can measure the synchronisation performance between two desktops. I'm using RADClock instead of the NTP client to synchronise my desktops. Any ...
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Framework for interactive shell script (bash)

My current project runs a tests system on a linux box (with 9 active screens) The whole team are familiar with how to kick off a test &c. but less familiar with the commands for checking ...
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HFS partition mounting read-only

I have an external Western Digital Hard drive with two HFS partitions with journaling disabled. When I connect it to a computer running Linux (Debian or Ubuntu), frequently both partitions are ...
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how to copy one folder to server

i want to copy one folder to server using terminal... iwant to copy datatable folder to server... it like this: copy from user: /home/qa/html/datatable to server: www/html how to do that...i'm new ...
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Recover a file deleted using rm command in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover a removed file under linux I have accidentally deleted a very-very important file in my Linux (Ubuntu) machine using the command rm. Is there any way to ...
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Can someone explain the 'PasswordAuthentication' in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file?

On this page, the explanation given is: The option PasswordAuthentication specifies whether we should use password-based authentication. For strong security, this option must always be set ...
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How do I make sudo ask for the root password?

When I run sudo as a normal unprivileged user, it asks for my password, not the root password. That's often convenient, but it reduces the amount of information someone would have to have in order to ...
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How to run a shell (bash) script automatically at startup?

As the question states, what is the best/recommended way of running a bash script after I login the OS? I’m using Ubuntu 10.04.
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How to set a character set per application in *nix?

I am attempting to set a character set of IBM850 on slackware linux for a particular application (epic5). Im using rxvt-unicode and have setup LANG/LC_*=en_US. Now if I set the encoding to IBM850 in ...
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How to kill all processes in Linux

I want to kill all processes on my computer. Which command can I use to do so?
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shouldn't droid OS load like linux [closed]

Why does it have to be machine specific. Ex. Nexus One I've got an Apad that has 1.5 installed. Why can't I just grab 2.2 and install it like linux. It would be nice if Google went this route. The ...
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how to fix a broken package in ubuntu 10.04 lts

Preparing to replace mysql-server-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.1 (using .../mysql-server-5.1_5.1.41-3ubuntu12.3_amd64.deb) ... It hangs until i reboot the thing. This is not a normal error. I'm ...
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What's a good linux program to make a depth map or 3d plane from a csv file of coordinates?

The title just about says it all...I have a list of evenly-spaced points in a csv file like this: x,y,z 5,3,3.2 5,6,4.3 5,9,5.4 10,3,4 10,6,3.8 10,9,3.6 15,3,4.8 15,6,4 15,9,3.5 And I need a depth ...
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How do I instruct the kernel to use a USB keyboard and FB device as it's boot console?

I'm guessing the answer to my question is in manipulating the kernel command line. But with what arguments? (and does the kernel have it's own fonts to be used on a FB device?) The host is a ARM9 ...
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delete linux os booting choices from os choice menu

I have a problem with a computer that had Linux OS installed (Ubuntu) a couple of times and after that, someone installed Windows XP. The OS choice menu now has one of the Ubuntu choices as default, ...
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pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

After moving a website folder on my local development machine to another drive, then moving it back, I got a 403 error. Most of this problem had probably to do with rights that got messed up. After ...
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Missing glyphs in Terminus font, how to setup a fallback font?

Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus (http://sourceforge.net/projects/terminus-font/), which works wonders for me. I added ...
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Setting “Keep window thumbnails” to always in KDE “breaks minimization”? How?

KDE's Desktop effects (compositing) has a setting for when to keep window thumbnails. It says that setting this to always "breaks minimization". Does anyone know how it breaks minimization?
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How to boot from another computer's hard drive?

Situation: A desktop computer with good hardware resources but very restricted access rights (Linux system). Data on the hard disk is not interesting for us. A notebook computer with old hardware ...
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Languages in vim

How to insert Hindi or Swedish characters in VIM When I insert these words it appears as "......"
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Linux file permissions

I own a particular file on a Linux system. I would like to give 2 groups (accounting, shipping) read access and only read access, and 3 users(Mike, Raj and Wally) write access and only write access. ...
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How can I prevent other users from seeing the contents of my home directory?

I have a box with multiple users on it and I want everyone to be able to have full access to their home folders, but not be able to see the contents of /home/ or another user's home folder (I.E. bob ...
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Why doesn't “hostname --fqdn” work on my Ubuntu computer?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and when I type the command hostname --fqdn, I get the message: hostname: Name or service not known. Because of this, I cannot install global successfully, and get the ...
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Binding wlan0 to eth0 in Linux

When I type ifconfig, I see wlan0 and eth0. I want to somehow bind these two together into one device. How would I go about doing this?
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Why is there only activity on one disk in RAID-5 configuration?

I have a RHEL box running MySQL configured with 6x146GB disks in a RAID 5 configuration. However, when I do an "iostat -x 3" and view the activity on the devices, I only see activity on one of the ...
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wget authenticated HTTP Connection Failed

First off, I am not a Linux guy, but I have to pretend to be one sometimes as a web developer. So, we have a Red Hat server and I'm using wget in crontab to run some PHP scripts. We've been doing ...