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Do I need a ftp server daemon to be running on my Linux system to receive files via FTP?

Do I need to have a ftp server / daemon on my Linux box so that I can receive files? A use case of a system "receiving" files over FTP would be, for example, the way WordPress plugins are installed ...
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Are packages within a Linux distro interchangable?

Are the packages interchangeable "within" Linux branches? Between branches? Where is the dividing line? For example, within the Fedora branch there are various Desktop Environments, each with their ...
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How to delete entire system using Terminal

How can I delete my entire system using terminal? I know that the beginning is rm, but then what?
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what is the command for listing files/dirs recursively of specific directories

suppose in my current directory, I have 50 sub-directories. Now, I am interested only in about 20 of those sub-directories (whose names match a pattern). I would like to recursively list the contents ...
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How do I improve wireless connectivity on my MacBook running Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my MacBook and it's great. The only problem is the Internet speed... on Mac OS X it is much faster which doesn't surprise me because both have been optimized to run ...
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How can I see all the drives on my system, both mounted and unmounted?

How can I see all the physical hard drives on my Ubuntu system — regardless of whether they're mounted — as well as their partition info, sizes, &c.? I have three physical drives, but ...
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Which graphics card manufacturer has better drivers for Linux? [closed]

I am looking to upgrade my graphics card for my Linux box (it's actually dual boot). Currently I have an nVidia card and I am reasonably happy with the proprietary drivers. What is the situation ...
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Where to put program in linux file system

I have downloaded DavMail and its currently living and running from my /home/user/Downloads/DavMail in this folder is davmail.jar davmail.log davmail.sh Lib/ I run the davmail.sh file which ...
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How to check if ssh automatic login is setup between two machines?

I have a cluster of 50 machines and some machines already have ssh automatic login setup but I want to be able to check this with a script. Is there a command that help me do this.
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Deleting content in swap space and emptying cache using terminal in linux

Wish a script which would delete cache content and remove additional files which have been downloaded via the internet and saved voluntarily by the user and files any thing other than those used by ...
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How to perform root level commands on Linux (Fedora) Live Media

I need to use Live Media to make changes to a hard disk drive. I tried to sudo to no effect. Seems like it would be troublesome to authorize root access on Live Media or have sudo allow commands ...
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How to restore bootloader or bootsector for Windows Vista?

I've restored NTFS containing Windows Vista. But the bootloader or bootsector got corrupted. How can i detect what of them got corrupted? How can i restore bootloader if it's corrupted? How can i ...
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How to create script auto run without choose on Ubuntu?

I create a script and when I execute it, a dialog show for me choose one option: Run in Terminal, Display, Cancel and Run. I want run it automatically without choose option. Anybody know how ?
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How to create script auto run without choose on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create script auto run without choose on Ubuntu? I create a script and when I execute it, a dialog show for me choose one option: Run in Terminal, Display, Cancel ...
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How to recover NTFS partition from Linux?

I've formated partition to empty - only erased information that partition is NTFS. Partition data haven't been changed. So i think only little change to partition table is required. How can i ...
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Home Linux server is slow (but fast to the outside world)

I have a Linux server connected via Ethernet to my router. If I connect to the server from a laptop via wireless (192.168.2.2), all requests - whether terminal or HTTP - are slow. It takes a long time ...
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How to convert a text file from Shift JIS to UTF-8 and back from the terminal

In order to make this conversion I have to use a text editor. This is tedious. Is there an easier way to do it, like some program I can run from the Linux or OSX terminal?
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Gentoo@neo wget problem

I have a neo freerunner, on which i'm installing gentoo. I need to run layman -S but it fails to download repositories.xml from www.gentoo.org. When i try to download the latter with wget it fails ...
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How to increase stack limit permanently without restarting

I need to increase the default stack size on Linux. As I know there are usually two ways: ulimit -s size /etc/security/limits.conf The ulimit method only works as long as I am logged in. ...
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Does running commands verbosely make them slower?

I've found myself using the -v flag for lots of applications less and less (especially for trivial stuff like tar and cp). However, when I did and I was, say, unzipping a large file, it would take ...
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How to automatically add a protected key to ssh-agent on startup?

I am using gdm to start awesome wm via .xinitrc. I like awesomes usability and gnomes integrity and so far most of the startup programs work fine but i am fighting with ssh-agent. When starting gnome ...
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dm-crypt/LUKS passphrase/keyfile length

I have a couple of dm-crypt/LUKS related questions. Setting up dm-crypt/LUKS with these settings: cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain -h sha256 --key-size=256 -y luksFormat /dev/sda1 (1) Considering the ...
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How to copy directory into another preserving specific directory structure?

I would like to find the command that copy my eclipse options to another workspace: /home/me/myWorkspace/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/* There is only one directory ...
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Can I boot a machine without using a Hard Disk if its running on a PXE server?

I have an old unuseable computer at home that became useless after a hard disk failure. I don't want to spend money on buying a new PATA IDE HDD for it, so I was wondering if I can use a PXE boot ...
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Binding interface per core

I just wonder, is it possible (using Linux 2.6) to limit overhead done by ethernet interface to one specific core. Ie. I have core2duo CPU, and two ethernet interfaces: eth0 and eth1. Is it possible ...
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Linux distinguish between SATA and eSATA

In Linux is there a way to distinguish between two connected hard drives and tell which one is eSATA through shell or anyother way?
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ext3 disk space problems

I ran out of disk space the other day (quite common on this particular computer). As usual I started to delete files and directories to restore a bit of space. However this time the file system still ...
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How to merge ext4 partition containing data with unallocated partition?

I'm installing Windows to update my BIOS. I've removed a previous partition but I can't merge free partition to my original partition. How to solve this problem? I don't want to format the ext4 ...
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Securing an Ubuntu Lucid web server

I have an Ubuntu Lucid server that is public facing. I haven't really configured much on it except installing SSH (sshd) and Apache (httpd); I don't have a firewall or anything. Are there some common ...
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How can I change all files belonging to one user to another user?

I'm looking for a Linux command that can change ownership of all files belonging to a given user, preferably in a targeted directory, to another specified user. My dream command would look something ...
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limits.conf: noproc or nproc?

I'm using centos 5.x, and editing /etc/security/limits.conf now. I found in the comments, it's: - nofile - max number of open files - nproc - max number of processes One is nofile, another is ...
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How to configure using arrow key to repeat previous shell commands in Minix

I am new to Minix. I'm so impressed by the speed of the system. It looks elegant, I like it. However, I have a question about the shell. In Linux, while using a shell, up and down arrow keys can be ...
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2-Bay External HDD Enclosure in JBOD mode fails to detect both drives (Linux & Windows)

I recently purchased a couple of USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosures to use for storage and backup; the idea was to have one act as backup to the other, with 4 x 3TB drives in total. However, the second ...
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What is the difference between GDM and the Gnome Desktop when using startx?

I came along the comment (when you type startx => you won't go to KDM or GDM but directly to your standart desktop= KDE,GNOME,...) at http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?t=107342 and ...
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dnsmasq without altering /etc/hosts file manually

I've trying to get dnsmasq working as a combined dns and dhcp server. It's infuriating so far... In short, the DNS works fine for anything added to /etc/hosts, and the dhcp works fine, but the dhcp is ...
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Good software to monitor disk io, memory and cpu use? [closed]

I'm developing a website. I was wondering if there are any tools out there that make it easy to log and graph usage statistics of how my cpu, memory, disk and network are used. I need to somehow know ...
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How can I make a simple ad-hoc port-redirect in Linux?

I would like to make a port on a local Linux machine redirect to another ip address:port. I can currently achieve this with a ssh tunnel and sshing into myself, however I am sure there is more elegant ...
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How can I find out what is hanging Fedora when it is booting?

I'm having problems booting up my Fedora 14 system. I see the Fedora splash screen (the one with the egg-like logo that colorizes as it loads); the logo fills up completely and then everything hangs ...
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Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)

My Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive is corrupting files on Linux. I would appreciate help from anyone, but I'd particularly like to know if other Momentus XT users are able to reproduce this ...
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store svn password in gnome-keyring

I want to store my svn password in the gnome-keyring so it is encrypted and 'secure'. I made the necessary changes to ~/.subversion/config, but even after running a few svn commands, I do not see an ...
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mount CIFS volume with pam_mount and password stored in gnome-keyring

I would like to store the passwords for CIFS volumes in gnome-keyring. I am currently using a text file with credentials in it and passing that to pam mount / mount.cifs which then will mount the ...
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What makes a fuse file system different than a kernel file system?

I am looking for a way to do deduplication for my Virtual Machines, I found a project called OpenDudup. It looks promising, it says it needs fuse as a dependancy. After looking up what fuse is, it ...
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overwriting specific files in a directory tree recursively

I would like to overwrite files in a directory tree, recursively. The ones I would like to overwrite match the filename "x_alpha*.png" and have a size exactly 456 bytes. Is there any way to search ...
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Linux: Copy all files matching pattern from dir and subdirs into a single dir

If I wanted to copy all *.so files from src to dst I'd do: cp src/*.so dst However, I want to copy all *.so files from src and it's subdirs into dst. Any clues?
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Is there a native linux application that can interface with mint.com?

Is there a native Linux application that can interface with mint.com? I like the website, but I would also like to have that information stored locally so I can view it anytime, even if I am not ...
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Do I need the broadcast and network values in etc/network/interfaces?

My ISP has given me two static IPs, and I was just configuring the etc/network/interfaces file and saw that I need netmask, gateway, address, broadcast and network values. I only have the first ...
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Downloading a RAR file from Mediafire using WGET

Example: http://www.mediafire.com/?tjmjrmtuyco This was what I tried... wget -A rar [-r [-l 1]] <mediafireurl> That is to say, I tried with and without the recursive option. It ends up ...
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Linux: mount and umount as a user without fstab

I am writing this software that creates virtual block device nodes almost like loop does. I need to allow non-superusers to mount and umount filesystems from these devices. I don't know the names of ...
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putty 0.61 : why do I see “Access Denied” message after I enter my login id?

I use putty to login to my RHEL 5.3 server. I'm prompted to enter my login as "login as " and I enter my login Id. as soon as I press ENTER, I see a "Access Denied" message following which I'm ...
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GParted stop after next operation

I was messing around with my drive trying some different arrangements of partition to get another one inside. overall the result doesn't differ much from the original but while messing with it I done ...