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Linux runasdate analogue

I want some user (or some process) to have different time and date. Is it possible? How can I do this?
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Linux Distro for Beginners

Well... I know that's the question arising all over the Internet, but I couldn't find an answer to suit me after googling for quite some time. I'd like to get a Linux distribution, and start learning ...
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How to run virtualized linux inside OS X?

I want to run a virtualized Linux (possibly also OpenSolaris) on my Core Duo Mac that runs OS X 10.4. How to do it? What are the possible solutions? What are pros and cons of those solutions?
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How can I clear the scrollback buffer in konsole from bash?

I'm a heavy bash user and konsole is my preferred environment. I know I can use the keyboard command ctrl+shift+x to clear the scrollback buffer, but there's certain points in my scripts where I would ...
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Java: cannot execute binary file?

I'm trying to install Java on my Linux machine, but I'm getting the following error upon executing the installer: ./install.sfx.5077: cannot execute binary file I've tried to copy the Java folder ...
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Light weight Linux to go on Windows 7

I am looking for non gui based linux that I can set it up as guest os using Virtual box on Windows 7. Any ideas?
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SSH public/private keys work in Windows but not in Linux

I have a server that supports SSH Key-Auth login. I've made my key-pairs, uploaded them... etc. In short, it works--in Windows. I made the key-pair using Putty's key maker (PuttyGen IIRC) on my ...
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ADSL connection (BSNL dataone) with puppy Linux

I have an old PC which I want to use for internet browsing. I tried using Puppy Linux (version 4.3.1) for the same but have not been able to connect. I connect via PPPoE. My network card is RTL 8029b ...
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How to type special characters in Linux?

In windows there is possibility to type from keyboard special signs by holding alt key and typing a few numbers, that depends on with sign you want to use. Does it work with linux in the same way?
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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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20 Gig drive, 16Gig free, but a folder with 17Gig? How is this possible? [closed]

I am wondering how this is possible. At my host, I have a Mysql folder that is 17 Gig big (du told me) , however I have only 20Gig, but df and the admin panel say's I still have 16Gig Free. How is ...
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Recovering Windows license keys from within a LiveCD environment in Linux

I'm curious if it's possible to retrieve the license keys of a Windows XP machine from within a LiveCD environment in Ubuntu. Normally, if I was in Windows, I would just run Magical Jellybean ...
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Why is Firefox 3.0 so slow in Linux?

I'm running Firefox 3.0.14 32-bit on Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit. It's much slower than in Windows XP on the same machine. Does anyone know why? Also, what's a possible way to improve the performance? ...
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Is there a way to make bash more TAB friendly?

I use bash on both my Mac and as my cygwin shell. Overall, I'm quite pleased with it. My one complaint however is that its TAB completion isn't as good as Windows Command Line TAB completion. For ...
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Moving domain and keeping IMAP email - Linux Evolution, Mac Mail

This question is about keeping email during a server move, where the clients are Linux (me) and Mac (my wife) using IMAP. I receive email at me@mydomain.com using a webmail service that my hosting ...
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Which is a good choice for a hobbyist / experiment machine?

I plan to buy a hobbyist machine which can install various Windows and Linux. Currently there is the HP $319 machine with an AMD processor, and some $479 and $579 HP or Dell models with Quad core or ...
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What tool to build a clients database and agenda?

Background: A friend of mine wants to upgrade his computer. He is using an old proprietary tool to manage his clients files and agenda. This tool won't work on a modern OS, he could ...
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Find out which are the bigger files / dir

I have a directory from which i want to delete some stuff. So id like to see the heavier files. du -ch will bring too many information, so i was thinking something like du -ch | sort by size| head ...
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Util for trimming output to terminal width?

When I do ps aux The output gets nicely trimmed to the width of my terminal, so that long process descriptions don't take more than one line. However, if I pipe it into anything else, the long ...
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DHCPv6 server + client on Linux

Which IPv6 capable DHCP server and client is best to use on Ubuntu? I can't find a good HOWTO. ISC DHCP?
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Creating a Windows XP installation flash drive in linux

How can I create a bootable flash drive to install Windows XP from under Linux? I have Ubuntu installed on my PC and want to install Windows XP parallelly. I already have an NTFS hard drive, so what ...
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How do I reconnect to a lost screen (detached, missing socket)?

I had a screen session running on a home server. My workstation needed a reboot, so I detached and killed the terminal. Upon reconnecting to the server, I execute my typical $ screen -D -R [new ...
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Which Linux is the most efficient? [closed]

Simple question: There is a gazillion Linux distributions out there. Which one (distribution/incl. window manager) makes (technically) the most efficient use of my (aging) computer ? I have appx. 1 ...
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How to extend partition size in linux(ubuntu 9.04)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to extend partition size in linux(ubuntu 9.04) ? Hi Friends, I am using Ubuntu 9.04 in vmware for my programming purpose. I previously had 12GB of virtual harddisk, ...
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How to extend partition size in linux(ubuntu 9.04)?

I am using Ubuntu 9.04 in vmware for my programming purpose. I previously had 12GB of virtual harddisk, my partition scheme was as follows, 8GB Primary Partition for (/) 2GB logical extended ...
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Shortcuts to move windows across multiple screens in Gnome

I've two screens next each other and I'm running Gnome (Metacity 2.22). I use Xinerama to setup resolution and position for the screens. Using OpenSuse 11.1. I would like to use the keyboard to move ...
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SQL Server Linux admin tools

I would like to know if there is sql server tools for linux? eg. tools like sql server enterprise manager.
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Forcing all outgoing connections through proxies

How can I do this in Linux? It'd be nice if there was a way to transparently force connections through proxies rather than configure them individually for each program.
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Commandline complete list of commands

Is there a way/command to get a listing of all the commands available on my system from the commandline prompt?
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How come I can't use Screen on a different computer?

When I use putty, login and type "screen", it works. When I use a DIFFERENT computer--a linux based system. I SSH into it through my local machine. Then, I type "screen" , and it displays this ...
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Linux friendly MP3 player devices

I currently have a Creative Zen MP3 player, which I'm finding increasingly painful to use. I have to use the (shoddy) Windows based software to transfer files, I cannot mount it under Linux as a USB ...
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Download and install newer KDE without root access?

Without being root, is it possible to download a newer version of KDE and use that as your window manager for a RealVNC server?
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Using Linux Advantages in web development invironment?

I would like to gather some ideas what are the Pros and Cons in using Linux in Web Development, And would like to know what Linux platform would you be recommending and why.
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Any other bourne shell port on Linux?

I'm looking for Linux ports of historic Bourne shell versions (other than the Heirloom shell, which implements the SVR4/SVID3 level of the shell). For curiosity and research, I want to dig into the ...
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Full 3D on a VPC

Ok, this might be a really specific question but, I'm running Ubuntu and I need to do some programming work in Windows. I installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu and loaded an XP image. When I run the ...
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Linux mud client with sound?

I use MUSHclient under windows to play muds. I'd like a Linux mud client that can play sounds when a trigger is activated in the same way MUSHclient can under windows. The only Linux client I've used ...
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What are some killer Linux applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Must-Have” Linux Software I want to know which program do you like in Linux very much, for me, I like bash, amarok,....etc. One per answer please.
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Can I use the My favorites keys of the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard in Linux?

How can I get the "Customizable Hot Keys"(2) to work? The threads that I found did not result in anything useful. Some sites suggest recompiling the kernel, which does not sound like something I'd ...
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How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address?

If we have a collection of Windows and Linux computers on a LAN, is it possible to shutdown a computer having a specific IP address, using the Linux shell? Assume that I do not have ssh or telnet ...
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How do I make nm-applet the default network manager instead of knetworkmanager in KDE (Kubuntu)?

I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu and need to use nm-applet instead of knetworkmanager due to access issues with my work VPN and also seem to have issues with knetworkmanager forgetting how to ...
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clone partition at same offset?

Maybe i do not need it to be at the same offset but... I have 2 PCs. I deleted all the partitions on one of them and realize the first partition is to restore the os VERY quickly. I had the partition ...
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Changing the Album on FLAC files from the command line in Linux

I have a folder of FLACs that I want to change the album on. I use Ubuntu linux with Gnome. Is there a command line program that can do what I need? I can't seem to find an appropriate program. ...
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Linux in VirtualBox

I've got virtualbox, I've got a linux iso. and when I go to start my virtual machine and install linux, it says "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - ...
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browsing internet via proxy in epiphany

Any idea how to set up proxy in epiphany? Something like in firefox's preferences/advanced/network/connection? edit: I guess it can be done in gnome settings? But won't this be system wide? I would ...
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Problem with remoted display of java applications

I'm trying to remote display Java based development environments, such as NetBeans and IntelliJ, from a linux machine to a windows machine. When I do this, the right click functionality of the ...
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KDE: how to detect default browser?

How does one detect/get the default browser on KDE? I know that on Gnome one can use "gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command" but what about KDE?
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HTML/PDF to DOC(X) in Linux command line?

I need to convert PDF or HTML+CSS into DOC or DOCX under Linux, it can be from the command line or with a scripting language. Any idea?
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xfree86: configuration of the sound mixer

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and I use a Logitech MX-5000 keyboard. The mediakeys on this keyboard where setup (auto-magically) with xfree86 (XF86VolumeUp, X86VolumeDown etc.). Now, I have changed from ...
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How to recover a partition accidently deleted with fdisk (Linux)?

I am using FC6 in VMware, I accidently deleted my partition by using fdisk, it told me that after the restart, the partition will be deleted. Now I lost all my important data in that drive. What are ...
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How to re-enable automatic new hardware notifications in KDE 4.2?

I turned it off because it was "spamming" me with information about plasma sound issues, but it appears that without it system also doesn't mount usb storage devices automatically. How to bring it ...