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ClamAV/FreshClam Update Intervals

Ubuntu 9.10 Silly question time: When the clamav-freshclam service is running, how often is clamav checking for updates? Or do I have to manually run freshclam via a cronjob?
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How to find out if Unicode works correctly on unix/linux CLI

Still some apps seem to have problems with unicode terminals/output. I am looking for a app (or script) which prints out some unicode formated text and line drawing (like ncurses). Thus help to figure ...
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Is there a download manager like Tucan in KDE? [closed]

Tucan Manager is a free file sharing application designed for 1-Click Hosters like Rapidshare or Megaupload. It has captcha resolution, interchangeable links, premium user accounts, and many other ...
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what does crypt(3) and whatnot mean [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the parentheses and number after a Linux command or C function mean? In Linux Manpages (http://linux.die.net/man/3/crypt) I often see sth like this: crypt(3), ...
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where to download chinese fonts for linux?

my linux is fedora core 5. I need some chinese fonts for it.
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Unable to run top command in Linux after a few days of uptime

After 3 days uptime, I can't run top in Linux. This is x86 Linux Fedora Core 8 running under vmWare under Windows XP. [root@fc8 ]# uname -a Linux fc8 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 #1 SMP Tue Oct 30 13:55:12 EDT ...
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Linux image (.img) file compatibility between dd,partclone,partimage and clonezilla

In Linux , is the image (.img) file compatible between dd ,partclone ,partimage and clonezilla.Actually i want use the partclone to create a image from a partition,and restore it to another partition ...
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File synchronization between 3 places?

I need a way to synchronize files between 3 places, all of which can be modified. All places are on Linux, and the synchronization tool has to run from cronjob - not manually!. I tried unison, but I ...
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How to run 'emacs' in the terminal emulator without a separate window?

I am looking to switch to Emacs from Vim and one thing that is keeping me away is that Emacs opens up a separate window of its own when run under X. Can I get the same behavior for Emacs as it does ...
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Fedora yum repositories?

Greetings all, I come from Debian world and I installed Fedora 12 in my Macbook Pro. When I try to install software , I noticed that I cant find the huge software list which had in Debian. (first ...
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How can I map key for X window program?

For example, I want to map "j" to "page down" key for acroread program on Linux. I think maybe there is some program can do such x window keyboard event mapping.
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Magic key in Linux Kernel

What is the purpose of the following command? sudo echo t > /proc/sysrq-trigger I run it, but I can see no difference in the magic key and its output at dmesg. Trigger suggests me that the ...
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To see virtual filesystems in Ubuntu

How can you see the virtual filesystems at root? They should be /proc and /dev.
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Is there a linux program to make my keys clicky?

In Windows, you can use the ClicKey program to make click sounds when you type keys. In Mac OS X, you can use KeyClick. Is there any such program for Linux? I'm using Gnome and Ubuntu 9.10. xset c ...
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How do I get GNU screen not to start in my home directory in OS X?

GNU Screen (screen) behaves differently on OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) compared to Linux (at least Ubuntu, Red Hat, and Gentoo) and OS X 10.4 (Tiger). In 10.5 and 10.6, new screens ...
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How do I dock a pidgin window in X?

Using the Windows Pidgin Options plugin, I can make the buddy list be dockable. If I dock it, other windows avoid it when maximising themselves. How do I do the same thing in X?
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How to change prompt in jailshell

My ISP has switched to jailshell at some point, and now when I SSH in my prompt is always: -jailshell-3.2$ I'd like it to be: `pwd` $ Where do I configure this? I seem to recall some kind of ...
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External Hard Drive bad sectors recover/mark utility in linux

I've just installed the new version of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala, in my laptop. Everything is fine, except for the fact the system identified about 300 bad sectors in my 1TB external hard drive. I'd like ...
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Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem

Im using Fedora 10 with Synergy from Windows 7 When ever i use my keyboard through synergy and type @ i get the Omega Sign Any ideas, or someone had similar problems?
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Can't delete windows\assembly from Ubuntu

I'm reinstalling Windows for a friend of a friend, and I'm trying to use an Ubuntu LiveCD (8.04) to clear the hard drive first. (I don't have enough blank CDs for a proper backup.) But there are two ...
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Running apache as an unpreviledged user

I've heard that one could run the apache2 web-service as just a user without having root access privileges. How could I do this? I'm not asking if I could set up Apache to run as a user (say for ...
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How can I create a non-login user?

I'd like to create a user and a group both called subversion on a RHEL 5 system. I looked at the man page for useradd and I guess the command would be just be... useradd subversion However, not ...
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IrfanView Linux alternative? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some Linux alternative to IrfanView (image viewer). At best, it should have all its features, the same controls (both mouse and kbd) or fully adjustable, and be as quick. In ...
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What's the easiest way to install Enlightenment on Ubuntu 9.10?

I've found a few guides but all of them are really complicated. Is there an apt-get way of installing the package?
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Personal Document Management

How do you store, maintain, search and index documents, manuals and personal notes? I, as a programmer regular collect api documentation, manuals, articles, code snippets and programming related ...
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How can I move Ubuntu installation from one USB to another?

Is it possible to move Ubuntu 9.10 installation from a 4gb USB to a 16gb USB? I'd appreciate layman instructions since I am new to Ubuntu.
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Terminal programs to replace desktop programs

What are the programs you use from a *nix terminal to be able to communicate in today’s desktop world? Suggestions: Terminal web browsers Terminal e-mail clients ASCII art renders Text rtf/pdf/etc ...
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How can I find the TCP fordwarding port on a shell account?

cjb.net offers anonymous surfing through SSH. I connect via PuTTY. However, I typically know on which port my proxy service (squid, polipo, etc) is running. I think I need this port to configure the ...
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micro linux distro for virtual box

Is there a tiny linux distro for running in virtual box or other VM, centred about running a single app, perhaps using the X-server installed on the host? I kind of imagine something that pretty much ...
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partitioning - for dual boot win7/linux

I have a quick question for the partitioning for this set up. Requirmenets I think are: set NTFS partition for windows >12ish gb, ntfs partition for ubuntu. What I want is small/small as possible ...
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Finding which OS a software requires?

How to find a (ie., Portable single executable) software requires a particular OS (Win98, Win98SE, WinME, Win2000, WinXP, Linux). I am using Win98SE in one pc and WinXP in another PC. If I ...
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Linux kernel fails to load, but gives no error

Installed Linux as a dual-boot next to Windows 7 on my netbook and the install completed without any errors. When I pick the installed kernel from GRUB, I either get a blank screen with a blinking ...
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Can a port be bound when the process has terminated?

Given: a process binds to a port on Linux, and that process is then terminated with either TERM or KILL signals. Is there anyway that the port could still be bound, or will the kernel clean up and ...
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Gmail push new mail notifications to Linux?

Is there any way to coax Gmail into pushing new-mail notifications into my Linux machine, without using a full-on graphical mail client like Thunderbird? edit: Thanks for all the responses, but ...
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Are there any “tv/movie/fiction hacker” looking desktop themes compatible with Ubuntu?

Hackers on TV, you know, the kind that hack government networks by mashing keys, always have this super cool over the top desktop themes, that unlike their button mashing hacker skills, I hope the ...
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Picasa for Linux: doesn't it support video files?

I'm just switching from Windows to Linux. I'm glad to see that Picasa is also available (v3.0 beta), but doesn't Picasa on Linux support video files? This official help page doesn't mention Linux... ...
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how to navigate directories with heaps of files

My Linux file system has tens of thousands of files per directory. Viewing a list of all the files takes a few minutes for my system to calculate, which is too slow. But I am not sure what files are ...
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Dependency checker? before installing

Everyone at some point or another must have installed a program from source in Linux. I very often find myself downloading a program I want to install, run through the ./configure and lots of error ...
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Linux: Are there any Desktop Widget engines that runs html/css/javascript? [closed]

I'm looking for a Desktop widget engine for linux that lets me program widgets using html, css, and javascript Any suggestions? Also comment if you have win/osx tips :)
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Backup services that allow remote rsync

I'm looking for an online backup service that allows me to rsync my backups (1-3GB of incrementals per week, 50GB in total). I currently use my hosting space on Dreamhost for this but as it's ...
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My server has an IP. And I use this IP for everything. What IP is my laptop?

I usually do this: scp something user@ip But, that's because my other server has an IP. What is the IP of my laptop? (What if I am behind a wireless router?) How do I scp into my laptop?
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Linux Command Line: Sort, Grep, Less commands

How do I go about doing this: Using the sort, grep and less commands (connected with a pipe), sort the /etc/passwd file in alphabetical order and display only the lines ending in the word "false".
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USB thermometer that works in Linux

I am constructing a small robot based on an embedded board running Linux. I am looking for a USB thermometer device, which will work with the 2.6 kernel. So far I found a bunch of devices, but it's ...
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What is a fast and modern OS for an old iBook G3?

I have a couple old iBooks G3 with 800 MHz, 256MB RAM and a CD drive. I am looking for suggestions of what would be the best OS to install. The OS should have a modern web browser and be fast. ...
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How can I create a user with read-only access to all files? (ie root without writing permissions)

For backing up my server, I would like to remotely access it via SSH. To minimize all risks, it want to user a user who only has read access, but to all files, just like root. However, he shouldn't ...
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variable bitrate streaming under linux

i know that in Linux i can stream using vlc and ffmpeg. i was able to successfully stream using vlc but only in static bitrates. i must set 400k/s or 800k/s. i want it to use as much upload bandwidth ...
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Linux urldecode filename

Is there any tool to urldecode a file's name and replace it? Example: $ ls hello%20world.txt $ urldecode *.txt $ ls hello world.txt
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Scripts that extend wget --page-requisites?

I have posted a very similar question today but I would like to ask again with a wget/linux focus. I hope that's all right. I need to create offline copies of web pages programmatically on a LAMP ...
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Block a user from accessing internet on Linux

How do I block a user from accessing the internet under Linux? I'm trying the following: iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 80,443 -m owner --uid-owner $USERNAME -j DROP Is that the right syntax or ...