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how to use Use Putty with RIDE Robotframe work

I Use Run keyword of selenium lib to run ssh command from RIDE as follow Run ssh root@ip Now My command starts with putty, when I use following from RIDE Run putty root@ip It says putty is not ...
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save bash history, regularly

I have bash set up to save history, to a file. It does this whenever bash exits [properly]. As sometimes bash does not exit properly the history is lost. So the question is can I set up bash to save ...
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what is the process to run an exe program on windows machine from a different linux machine on the network?

Example there exist servers A and B. A is windows based and B is linux/solaris. A has custom.exe file. B has java based application.B application needs to execute (call) custom.exe without losing ...
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How can I search a file by its name and partial path?

Often I have a file name and it's partial path, e.g. "content/docs/file.xml". Is there a simple way to search for that file, without manually cutting into parts its name to provide directory name ...
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Redirect output of remote python app started through ssh to file

I have a python app in a remote server that i need to debug, when I run the app locally it prints some debug information (including python tracebacks) that i need to monitor. Im trying to redirect ...
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How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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Replacing a running Linux root filesystem

I'm trying to come up with a bash-scriptable method of replacing the root filesystem on a running PC. The system uses a MBR partitioned disk with an ext4 rootfs and a swap partition, unfortunately it ...
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Partitioning a disk with already existing partitions

On a Linux Virtual Machine that I recently setup, I had a disk (/dev/sdb) of size 20G in which I created 8 partitions (3 primary, 1 extended containing 5 logical partitions), using up to 10G of space. ...
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How to package linux os on a hard disk for another computer?

I want to give my friend a hard disk with a Linux operating system for his/her unused computer. Using unetbootin, I tried to install a bootable iso on my hard disk in one small partition and then I ...
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How to connect to VPN from Linux and send only part of traffic via it

I have target host, username and password. I can connect in Windows via Cisco AnyConnect. But all traffic goes via that tunnel. Under Linux I used to use Vpnc, but it requires also additional secure ...
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Visual Studio in Ubuntu Errors

How can I install the latest Visual Studio beta in Ubuntu through wine? It's so frustrating. I just want C# bash scripting. I get many errors. Has anyone had success?
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The stylesheet css/style.css was not loaded because its MIME type, “text/html”, is not “text/css”

I tried the solution proposed in this thread: Apache2 won't load css files on Debian 6 (Squeeze) I added .htaccess files in every directory, containing AddType text/css .css AddType ...
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How can I copy multiple files over scp in one command?

I have to transport a lot of files from one PC to another (both Linux). I would like to use scp for that, but scp only allows for transferring one file at a time. How can I do this? I have No ...
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How to share via TCP serial port CAT

I want to connect my amateur radio transceiver to a linux (Ubuntu) computer with USB cable (serial port (in windows should be COM3 or COM4) like /dev/??? ) and share it locally with TCP, Is it ...
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Ubuntu firewall rules ( ufw )

I'm new using Ubuntu and ufw command to set firewall rules. I have an apache service running and I'm able to deny the access to the root path using apache2.conf. I have another backend app running on ...
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Sound from external DAC not detected; can't unmute devices in pavucontrol

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.1 KDE on a brand new computer. So far, only this problem. Using Audacity, I'm trying to capture audio streams from an external DAC-tuner connected by optical cable ...
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Verizon USB551L 4G Stick on Linux

I have been trying to get a Verizon USB551L 4G USB Stick working on Debian Linux. I have been able to get it to connect, but it always disconnects after 10 secs to 2.5 minutes, then it cannot connect ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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How to make a desktop icon on centos 7?

I am new to Linux and this may sound very dumb but I need to make a desktop icon on centos 7 but I don't know how to do it. I tried googling but I can't even find Launcher. Need help
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Default permissions with setfacl

Just started using setfacl to assign permissions for a specific group to /var/www/html (CentOS 5). Files in this directory are 640, root:apache. However, I've noticed that after doing something ...
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How to connect HDMI camera to Linux?

In fedora or centos linux is it possible to connect HDMI camera to HDMI capture device ( http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ ). And get the video for playback from Linux? Or still ...
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rsync multiple files with colons in their names

rsync interprets colons in file names as indicators that preceding is a remote machine name. When you try to rsync a file that has a colon in it's name, rsync typically gets confused, producing errors ...
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Remove linux file named with set of shell responsive characters

I've created a file named \;:$"\' to test a software of mine. I ended up with an error, because I cannot delete the file property. I'm trying to find a precise character combination to remove it via ...
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Can't access rails server on VM form host

I have a rails server on virtual machine and I need to access localhost from host. I've tried both NAT (by port forwarding - port 80 and 3000 on the guest side) and bridged adapter but nothing seems ...
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Pipe remote jpg webcam image to ffmpeg as video

I have a cheap ip webcam. All it provides is a single http url to a static jpg file. Such as http:///image.jpg. Repeatedly requesting the same url will provide subsequent frames from the ip camera. ...
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Gparted cannot resize extended or LVM partiton

I created a VM using VirtualBox and realized it was small. So, i managed (after some time) to create a new, bigger HD. Live GParted CD image (v.022): Now I need to integrate the unallocated ...
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What do the timestamps produced by the 'stat' command in Linux actually mean?

I have looked around for an answer but I haven't found anything that's really a concrete definition. The stat command for one of my files produces this: Access: 2015-05-21 22:30:27.731032591 +0100 ...
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SSH Private Key Authentication Failing

I'm kind of stuck here.. I am trying to disable all SSH login capabilities of root. No password login. No key-based login. Nothing. I have a user "andrew" that should only be able to SSH into my ...
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How would you allow non-privileged users to excute files that have 774 permissions?

How would you allow non-privileged users to execute files that have 774 permissions?
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Linux IrDA printing

I have a USB IrDA that I got working with my IrDA printer (SiPiX compact printer A6) on the Windows side, using default 4000000 speed and 1.0ms turn-around time (in the driver config). The USB IrDA ...
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How can I recursively identify non-searchable PDFs and copy them to a folder?

Further to an earlier post which provided a script solution: From my question it may be possible to tell that I am a computer user and have no programming knowledge. I have hundreds of searchable ...
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Mount a HFSPlus disk with read/write permissions in Linux

I realise that this question is similar in nature to this question, but I'm hoping to specifically bring more attention to an additional problem in one of the comments of this answer to that question. ...
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How to change Windows permissions for Linux NAS?

I have just finished setting up my new NAS (Western Digital My Cloud EX2) and I'm having trouble with permissions, I can read and write from the internal drives fine, but I have an external usb HDD ...
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How to find out from which folder a process is running?

In *nix you can use ps to see which process are running. But if an executable has multiple homonimous files in a device, we can't figure where it was invoked from. This is slightly different from my ...
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Is there any Linux-only software that a budding programmer should be aware of? [on hold]

Soon, I will finish highschool, and move to a bigger city to attend college, so I will be buying a laptop PC to suit my needs. At first, I was looking for a laptop that would run Linux well ...
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Virtualbox Linux guest to inherit host user db and/or LDAP

Is there a way for a Linux guest to inherit the user db/definition of the host and/or the LDAP user of the host? By user db, I meant the users' names and group membership as visible on the host. ...
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How to use a Linux system as a land phone

I have a land line connection. I would like to receive and make calls using my computer. It is a basic land line connection which also provides broadband internet. I am not asking about VoIP. I ...
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Copy paste a multiline command into command line

I'm writing a doc about installation of my soft and I have to write things like Please do the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-dev cython portaudio19-dev The ...
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How can I remove all the customizations imposed by Linux Mint 17.1 on firefox?

I have found two solutions for the same: Downloading and installing .tar.bz2 package (firefox) from mozilla.org (Problem:Package provided is portable and is not installable). Installing firefox from ...
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Use dd to backup device over the network

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to the network along with a USB stick. Is it possible to use the dd command on my Raspberry Pi and automatically upload the iso to my Mac? What I mean is on my pi ...
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Enable USB smartcard inside VMware

I am running Windows 7 inside VMWare Player on a Linux host. I want to use a USB smart card reader but it is not working. The client app reports: "No Card Detected", but it appears to recognize that ...
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How do I create a 1GB random file in Linux?

I am using the bash shell and would like to pipe the out of the command openssl rand -base64 1000 to the command dd such as dd if={output of openssl} of="sample.txt bs=1G count=1`. I think I can use ...
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Is it possible to power off a PCIe video card/slot? (eg. hot-plug)

I'm looking at building a system that supports VT-d so I can pass through a high powered loud video card to a Xen/KVM/whatever VM (host will be Linux based). However, when I'm not using the VM I want ...
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Which configuration files affect the routing table of a Debian system

As far as I know basic network configuration goes into /etc/network/interfaces and the system generates the routing table from these information. I was also taught that in general ...
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Sound not working in VMware player

Guest operating system is Windows 7 and I have VMware player 6.0.1 installed. On it latest version of Mint Linux is run. The problem is Linux never gets sound. How do I fix this? The message "the ...
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Top causes of slow ssh logins

I'd love for one of you smart and helpful folks to post a list of common causes of delays during an ssh login. Specifically, there are 2 spots where I see a range from instantaneous to multi-second ...
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Where is the 'comix' linux program library database stored?

I know it's not on ~/.confix/comix/preferences.pickle since i checked that file and it has no paths or the definitions of the comic books names and paths i input to my current library. I want to know ...
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How to revert a LUKS encryption over encryptfs

I had an encrypted /home folder under Ubuntu. As far as I can tell, it was encrypted using encryptfs. It was using ~890 Gb of a 904 Gb partition. But then I tried Antergos, an Arch derivative, and ...
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Switch from linux user to administrator; how to setup and maintain identical installations

I recently installed Linux on my computer at university. I do have Linux on my laptop and in the near future on my workstation. Additionally some of my colleagues who are doing similar computations ...
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Command vs program?

I was looking up the difference between adduser and useradd, and an explanation is that useradd is a command while adduser is a perl script. I understand what a perl script is, but what I do not ...