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How do I use tabs with the Linux “Screen” program?

I'm using multiple screen windows and am wondering if it's possible to add a tabbed interface to it, with tab names and keyboard shortcuts for moving between the tabs.
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Where historic Linux distributions can be found? [closed]

Where one can find ancient Linux distribution installation images (ISO) such as RedHat Linux 5 (not RHEL), early versions of Mandrake Linux?
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(Ubuntu/Linux)“find” command gives different results based on quotation marks

I was using find -iname *prib* and getting only one result "./prib09jack.pdf" with find -iname "*prib*" I get many more results that I was looking for such as ...
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what's the difference among no, cno, and ino remap with vimperator?

i currently have the following vimperatorrc setup: " mswin.vimp - mappings to make copy/paste in Vimperator behave like Windows " Maintainer: Doug Kearns " Last Change: 31 Oct 2008 noremap noremap ...
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Unable to connect to wired internet connection using Ubuntu

Hello I am unable to connect to the Internet using a wired connection. I was able to use the wired network yesterday. But I had problems with the flash player, so had to reinstall Ubuntu again. I am ...
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Autofs hang processas

I use CentOS 5.5 with Xen. I created RedHat 5.3 DomU and exported some directories through nfs. In clien side (Dom0) I configured autofs for automatically mounting server's directories. Server side ...
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(xubuntu)click on webpage file and open file with emacs

I am using xubuntu and there are a few types of files on website that instead of downloading and saving and then opening with emacs, I would rather when the radio button choice comes up say open with ...
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Cannot play audio cds on linux: “Buffer I/O error on device sr0”

I got a Thinkpad R61 with a Matshita drive and, as the title says, I cannot play audio CDs. After inserted a CD, syslog shows: Aug 26 10:39:36 localhost kernel: sr 3:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: ...
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vimperator copying and pasting

I can't Ctrl + C or Ctrl + V to copy and paste respectively. I know that if I want to do so in Firefox vimperator I'll have to add these lines: noremap <C-c> <C-v><C-c> noremap ...
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Bash: groupadd: command not found

Cannot create a group in RHEL5.
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Configure rTorrent to stop downloading after a certain file size

I am looking for a way to configure rTorrent to stop downloading all torrents after they have downloaded x amount. For example, specify 15mb and as soon as the torrent reaches that size have it finish ...
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Utility for different Wine installation for different programs

I seem to recall that there is a utility that sets up and manages completely different Wine installations for different programs. People use it primarily for games, so that the necessary tweaks and ...
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Why is it bad to add '.' to PATH?

I've read one explanation saying it can allow malicious executables that are in the cwd to run in place of similarly named built-ins and core utilities. For something to wreak true havoc, wouldn't ...
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Sudoers files requiretty flag security implications

So I am trying to execute sudo commands via cgi-bin perl scripts. I want to give sudo access to the apache user for a small subset of commands. Someone before me may have set the requiretty flag. ...
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How do I extract an ISO on Linux without root access

I have a large ISO file on a server, and I need to access the file in it, without having root access. Thus, I can't simply mount it. What should I do to be able to extract an ISO on LInux without root ...
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Proper way to configure ~/.Xsession with a standalone window manager to gracefully end a session

I'm using xdm and my ~/.Xsession looks like this: # <initialization stuff here> exec openbox It works, but I've noticed that when I log out Openbox doesn't gracefully kill all the ...
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Use laptop with wireless to connect desktop without wireless to the Internet

Ok, so this is the scenario: I live in a flat where wireless Internet is included in the rent. I have no idea where the router is. I have no ethernet plugs in the flat. I have a few desktop computers ...
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Is it possible to extend a BTRFS partition from within Windows?

I want to extend my BTRFS partition (and use up some free space on my NTFS) because I have run out of space for my Linux installation. How can I do this from within Windows?
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How Can I Copy Everything in Current Directory to Subdirectory?

How can I copy everything in current directory to one if it's subdirectory in linux console?
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Ubuntu automount behavior

This one's part anecdote, party question: I just recently got Ubuntu 9.10 running on a box I plan to use as a build server. I've been working with a system that's booting off an SD card lately, so my ...
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CentOS space lost?

I have a centos 5.5 VM (6GB) just for php development, recently i've noticed about space lost: df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 ...
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View specific virtualhost from within Virtualbox Windows XP?

I currently use 192.168.1.10:85 to refer to my localhost ip address, and I setup port-based virtualhosts because this seems like the only feasible/practical way to view this from within Windows XP on ...
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New Linux user trying to setup Windows Media plugin for xmradio

I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 and am trying to listen to my XM Radio subscription online, however it requires windows media and Linux is obviously not listed on the system requirements page. Is there any ...
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Setting differing ACLs on directories and files

Quick ACL question: I want to set up default permissions for a file share so that everyone can rwx all of the directories and so that all newly created files are rw. Everyone who is accessing this ...
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access remote mysql server through socks proxy server

Scenario: A - Local Unix machine B - socks proxy server port 1080 C - remote mysql server port 3306 I want to connect to the remote mysql server(C) from local unix machine(A) using sock proxy(B). ...
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iptables LOG actio writes to STDOUT

when I use LOG action in some chane of iptables rules, I get the output both in STDOUT or STDERR of the xm console and in /var/log/messages. Is there way to make iptables to write only to log ...
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Multiple USB wireless devices? (linux)

I have a broadcom wireless card in my laptop and as far as I know, it acts as an USB device. I also have one USB stick wireless device (TL-WN422G - uses ath9k_htc driver) which I want to use at the ...
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Filter/grep some output only by certain column?

How can I filter some output only by certain column? I need something like this: tail -f logs/access_log | grep -v "200" --only-in-column=1 So I want to see only lines that don't have string '200' ...
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How can I check which users have login access on Ubuntu 10.0.4?

I created some users on my Ubuntu 10.0.4 machine a long time ago (whilst experimenting). Some of these users can login to the system, and others were prevented from login in. I can't remeber which ...
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where can I find these rpm packages?

I have to install these two packages but couldn't find then anywhere glibc-32bit-8.1-9 glibc-devel-32bit-8.1-9 Could you please help in locating them?
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How to tell if OpenGL is really working in Ubuntu 10.04

I have a lenovo S9e running Intel integrated graphics. Here is my lspci output related to the graphics: 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express ...
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How to enable DVI output on laptop docking station? No picture on monitor

I have an HP EliteBook 8540p laptop with associated docking station. It is running Ubuntu 10.04. Until now I have been successfully running TwinView with the nvidia-195.36.24 drivers - using the ...
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search an ntfs partition for files from linux

My Linux system has an NTFS disk attached to it. How can I search for all *.txt files on the NTFS partition using Linux?
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How do I set up a VPN in Ubuntu 10.04?

I would like to set up my network/internet connection to connect to a VPN so added security while online. I am using Ubuntu Linux 10.04. I have tried itshidden but it will either not stay connected ...
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How do I make a USB stick that will install both windows xp and linux?

I would like to have the option to install winxp or ubuntu from the same 4gb drive. Is there any easy way to do this? I looked around on google and I saw a textwall or two.
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I get a weird error from the following awk command in linux

`awk '{print "ssh -q " $1 " \"echo && hostname && df -h | grep /usr\";"}' essentials` It is supposed to connect to bunch of hostnames from the file "essentials" and echo their disk ...
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Ubuntu Linux UFW Firewall, Local Intranet Access

At home, I have Ubuntu server with the UFW firewall. What command do I type to turn on local intranet access to my web server, but keep the outside world out from my DSL modem?
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Fedora 13 constantly reboots on an HP Z400

I just installed Fedora 13 on an HP Z400, and it's stuck in an endless reboot loop (lives 2 seconds before rebooting). It's a 64-bit machine and seems to meet all the hardware requirements. Any idea ...
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Backing up Windows 7 programs

I want to do a clean re-install of Windows 7 but there are files and installed programs which need to be backed up and restored. I tried using the Windows 7 backup utility to do a full backup to an ...
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Enable Synaptics Touchpad in Fedora 13

My Laptop is a Sony VAIO VPCS12C5E. I recently installed Fedora 13 (x64). I have the problem that the Touchpad is not working at all. The following Synaptics driver is installed: ...
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Upstart Help: Change Ubuntu 10.04 Service Boot Order

I am having an issue with the order in which services start up in Ubuntu 10.04. My workstations are configured to use winbind to connect to my Domain Controller for authentication. The problem is ...
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Virtual Box Linux data recovery using R - Linux

I'm facing with the following problem. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine running with virtual box and I've accidently deleted some files from ubuntu . I've googled for some tools that can aid me in ...
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Connect to virtual KVM machine/VNC from Xorg

I have a main Ubuntu system and a virtual Windows system, set up using QEMU/KVM. So, I can start Windows using virt-manager and connect to it using a VNC client. But what I really want to have is a ...
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Why is Ubuntu trying to open my Mono app with Wine instead of Mono?

So, I have compiled a C# program on Linux using MonoDevelop. When I try to execute the resulting binary, my system tries and fails to run it as a windows executable, with wine. Wine gives me the ...
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How to block a specific content using squid?

My problem is a bit strange. In Iran there is a famous "access denied page" that redirects you to a strange page with a lot of HTML errors and lol, telling you RTFM about ridiculous Internet laws. I ...
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How to force X to re-theme all open windows to current X resources?

I've got a ~/.Xdefaults that has a specific color theme defined for Xorg, and this works. I've got a ~/.XdefaultsNew that specifies an alternate color theme. Xorg starts and loads ~/.Xdefaults which ...
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Vfat file system on usb-drive for Windows and Linux compatibility

I've just formatted by usb drive to vfat, as I heard that is best to use in both Linux and Windows? What do you think?
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Delete old records from firefox sqlite databases

I have some big sqlite3 databases in ~/.mozilla/firefox/profilename Notably places.sqlite (12 MB) and urlclassifier3.sqlite (33 MB). Is it possible to truncate them and wipe out the oldest records ...
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Filtering UDS from output of netstat without grep

how I cat to filter out information about Unix Domain Sockets from netstat output without grep? Is there some option for command (I not found it in man of netstat). Thank you for ahead.
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How to copy files to /var/www on Linux?

I'm trying to copy files to the /var/www folder on Ubuntu 10.04. But I think I don't have the permissions. How can I do this? Is there some specific permission I should set to this folder? Thanks.