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How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?

I bought a new USB Hard Drive that I want to use as a back up for my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at the moment) and my Mac Mini (running Mac OS X 10.9). I can do this perfectly at the moment, but I want ...
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https proxy setup in NAT-ed clients

I have network setup as follows: I have 2 PCs. A and B. A is connected to Internet, and A and B is connected by local network. B can also connect Internet through A by NAT setup. In A, the NAT setup ...
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Is there a tool that does what ccleaner does but runs from linux and cleans up windows profiles?

I'm trying to save a client from the cryptowall virus and am working through their workstations doing backups. I'd like to clean up their user profiles before backing up the c:\users folder so I ...
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Install software on IGEP COM BusyBox Linux board

I have the IGEP device with very stripped Embedded Linux on it which has almost no software installed. The first thing I tried to do was to configure Wi-Fi module using iwconfig. However the iwconfig ...
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At a loss, email failing to send

I am trying to send email from linux (Ubuntu v14), some email addresses it works, and some it's not, and I am completely lost. I am not a linux guy so it's kind of all new to me. Here's the log from ...
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command not found when using sudo

There are a few question on the site that seem related to my problem but I could not find a solution in any of them. My operating system is Ubuntu 12.04. I have mvn installed in ...
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ack.pl tool and ack.pl flags + how to ignore files with S attr

I am using the ack.pl tool in order to search string or IP’s in files The official site of ack.pl is - http://beyondgrep.com/documentation/ Example of ack.pl CLI ( want to find the string ...
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Cloning a Linux software RAID and LVM setup to another computer

I need to create a number of (almost) identical Linux machines (Debian Wheezy) with software RAID and LVM. I'm thinking of creating a base installation and cloning that one to all machines. I tried ...
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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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More robust choice for filesystem [on hold]

I have to format a new external HD, 1 TB. I want to have an independent partition of ~300 GB which should be very robust against damage (last time I lost the entire HD since it fall down). Of course ...
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Laptop turned off without charged

I have a Asus N55SF laptop, and always when I unplug my device from the charger it immediately shuts down - the battery decreases from 100% to 1% in few seconds. Perhaps the problem is with my i7 ...
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Use the 'fresh' / unused area of a rewritable DVD?

When re-using a rewritable DVD, I want to use the unused area of the disc. So for example, when I burn a 1 GB Linux distro onto a rewritable DVD, and then burn other distro(s) onto the same DVD, it ...
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Delete All Files Older Than Specified Time Within A Directory (Ubuntu)

I have a bunch of files in a directory with all different names and I want to delete all that are older than a specified time. Example: File1 File2 File3 File1 was made Mar 31 08:00 File2 was made ...
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Allow users to upload every kind of file through PHP script without security risk

I want to allow users of my website to upload any file on the webserver. Is there any risk if they don't know where is the storage folder? Any advice to secure that? Thanks for your help.
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Strang, same simple awk script has different results on different machines

This is the strangest mystery ever -- same simple awk script has different results on different machines. The awk script is really simple: $ cat awk_test.awk BEGIN { troubleshoot = 1 } # GET: ...
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Alternate rabbitmq-server restarts fail - CentOS7

I have installed rabbitmq-server on a CentOS7 Virtual Machine. After the installation is done. I tried restarting the server. I noticed that every restart after a successful restart is failing. I ...
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How to include a call to ncat to a bash script?

I need to flush a memcached instance from a bash script, I found the following command which do the job: echo 'flush_all' | ncat localhost 11211 But my problem is that the script doesn't continue ...
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Where's the editor: libplist-util and Ubuntu

I need to modify some compressed/binary plist files in an IPA. An IPA is an iOS's APK. Tere's a libplist-utils for Ubuntu and I installed them (I don't have access to my MacBook at the moment). ...
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How to access sda4 device/directory?

Our camera DVR is not recording anymore. The disk is full and the vendor has not been helpful in freeing up space. I am trying to figure out why the primary disk is full. I've tried accessing it ...
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How to properly remove localhost DNS settings on Mac so real world DNS resolution can happen

I’m having an issue removing some local DNS settings on my Mac that’s running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite). I normally use the /etc/hosts file to direct requests from development sites to my guest ...
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CentOS 6.6 nVidia driver and CUDA 6.5 are in conflict for system with GTX980

I am installing the CUDA toolkit and nVidia driver on a machine with GTX980s and CentOS 6.6. According to nVidia I need a different CUDA toolkit (6.5-19 instead of 6.5-14) than normally offered on ...
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How to configure pam to use with two different passwords?

Goal: I want to configure pam to use regular user password (pam_unix.so) and extra password. (with success only when I type both passwords correctly and deny (pam_deny.so) in case I type only one ...
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Is there a way to rip DVDs & CDs on headless CentOS box?

Has anyone set up headless DVD & CD ripping on a CentOS box? I’ve seen a few posts and threads about other operating systems, but nothing about CentOS / Fedora / Red Hat, and nothing recent. I’d ...
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Install CentOS on top of Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have a Ubuntu desktop and would like to install CentOS on top of it as a dual boot. The machine has two drives, each with one partition. I don't want to risk harming my Ubuntu installation. I'd ...
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How to get Amazon EC2 instance operating system info?

I just setup an EC2 instance running Linux. Is there a way to get the version/distribution of Linux that is running on the instance via the terminal?
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Permission denied while mounting windows share wih cifs-utils

I want to access a windows share from my vbox ubuntu machine (I have all proxies set up correctly). The problem is that I get a permission denied error with no extra reasons when trying to mount via ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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cronjob not executing python script - tried strace

I'm having trouble making a python script run via cronjob. I can run the python script (it's supposed to connect to a database, pull a few records, save that to a csv, then email it) manually just ...
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To which location on windows I need to import my public key from linux to setup password less SFTP transfer?

To which location on windows I need to import my public key from linux to setup password less SFTP transfer from linux to windows? My target is to transfer files via SFTP from linux to windows using ...
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Install Vector Linux 7.0 from USB

I am using windows, I have downloaded ISO of Vector Linux 7.0 (VL7.0-STD-GOLD.iso). I don't have a CD Rom, How can I create a bootable USB of this Linux to install it on my system. Unetbootin don't ...
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NFS and physical storage used in client

I tried searching on the Internet information about NFS and the resources it uses, but I could not find a definitive answer to my question. I want to understand the following: Having two servers on ...
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what does CPU% means in `ps auxf` for processes with parent/child relationship?

When I use ps auxf to display process information with ASCII art process hierarchy. Processes with parent/child relation is listed as below. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START ...
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How to transfer directory from remote server to local server?

0 down vote favorite I have a remote server where SSH is disabled and i have only FTP access , on my remote server i have SSH enabled. I want now to download a directory of my remote server to my ...
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Toggling between two internet connections

I have the following two internet connections: a wired Ethernet connection (which goes through a proxy via a proxy config. URL) a wireless WLAN 802.11 g connection (has no proxy) My question is ...
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Is it safe to use a remote etc/hosts file?

We have 7-8 PCs that have IP addresses in the hosts file. Our issue is that these addresses can change (because we are tied in to corporate DHCP and have no control over this). What I am thinking of ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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sh -c in background

How to run sudo sh -c "command" in back ground In a terminal sudo sh -c "command" & starts in background but as soon as I press enter, the process exits [test@localhost app]$ sudo sh -c ...
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Switching Default Interface to Route Traffic

I want to switch primary network interface of my Ubuntu machine, I referenced this: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-setup-default-gateway-with-route-command/. Here is my setting for experiments: I ...
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How can I delete the content between two tags in a large xml file (>2GB)

The File in Question is XML but I want a Shell Script to remove all the binary (Base64) encoded images that are embedded. The files are generally huge (>2GB). I want to delete everything between: ...
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Windows Complete Backup

I'm looking to try Linux. How do I completely backup my Windows computer and put it into something like an ISO so I can boot from it later if I ever want to switch back from Linux to Windows? Will ...
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Building a mpich cluster with two nodes

I have searched the net for answers to the below questions to no avail. A few questions regarding a two or more node computer cluster. Can the nodes in a cluster be connected via wireless network if ...
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Changing user in a solaris script Sudo not an option

Sudo is disabled on my machine. I am creating a script that installs a server that must be installed as root but the profiles must be created as a different user I tried to use su - user - c But I ...
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Samba On Linux: Allow Sharing Of Files In FUSE-Mounted Partition

I have this server at home with a single SSD with the following partition scheme: sda1 = 512 MB - EFI Partition sda2 = 512 MB - FAT Boot Partition sda3 = 3096 MB - Linux-swap sda4 = 20 GB - Ext4 (OS) ...
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Cycling through files by filename in Midnight Commander

Sorry if I should have posted this as a feature request to mc developers somewhere. This is such a common and useful functionality I assumed it ought to be there, yet I can't find it. What I want is ...
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Linux symlink not working

I have been trying to do symlink but It does not work. This is all it gives me after I do the command ls -s /mnt/01A3D80750CDAFF9/Steam ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Steam/ dimitri@dimitri-desktop:~$ ls ...
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udev on Ubuntu not working for USB plug in

I am trying to do a "simple" task, run a script /usr/local/bin/USBTesting.sh when I plug in a specific USB device. I created /lib/udev/rules.d/99-USBTesting.rules ...
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How can I use a second USB keyboard for special keys under Linux?

I'd like to use a second USB keyboard connected to my box running Ubuntu to generate special keystrokes. I'd like to map those in Vim to very specific actions. I plug both my main keyboard and the ...
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Can't access server using hostname from other PCs on the local network (OEL6)

I have an Oracle Linux 6.6 Server, namely oradb12c. I cannot ping, reach, connect this machine from local network using its hostname, but I can ping, reach etc it from local network using its ip ...
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Making 256-color AND Line drawing characters both work in PuTTY

I'm having trouble setting up PuTTY with Ubuntu. I'm trying to get line characters to work in aptitude as well as 256-color support, but can only get one or the other. Ubuntu Config Using 64-bit ...