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Transfer file from server to home computer

I have a text file on the server(Linux) at work and now I am at home. I am a putty user. To connect to the server from home I have to connect to another server and then by SSH to the main server ...
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Why does windows have javaw and java?

Can someone explain to me why windows has a javaw and java executable while unix based systems only hava java. I'm assuming it has to do with the gui and cmd headers in windows but I don't actually ...
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Make disk image with real-time compression over network on Linux

I have two Linux notebooks on a network and no additional storage. I want to backup the first notebook hard drive (make full HDD image), on the second notebook. How could I do that using real-time ...
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Bash- How to make a Linux script file human unreadable?

I have seen many Linux scripts that are executable but cannot be read as they are in binary format. My question is how I can make my script not readable/binary format?
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Linux find command with multiple command -exec using chown and chmod

The following command runs but the two -exec commands don't run - so the file gets moved but the permissions and file owner doesn't change. find ~/Downloads/ -name "2014-12-24*" -exec sudo mv {} ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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How do I recursively download a directory using smbclient?

When I try to fetch a directory with get "Path To\Directory\", I get the following error: NT_STATUS_FILE_IS_A_DIRECTORY opening remote file Path To\Directory How do I recursively download this ...
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How to tell, using a live Linux USB, if a computer is damaged?

Story: I was driving to my Mother's for xmas with a brand new (albeit cheap; it's plenty for her) computer. Unfortunately, I got into an accident, and the computer flew from my back seat into my front ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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Recommended tool for read/write checking (hard/usb) drive (if thumb drive is bad)

I'm looking for a tool that does read/write testing on a drive in order to find out if the data was written correctly, similar to what memtest does. For example, some usb thumb drives sold are ...
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USB stick boot up won't work. Again

I am planning to wipe my laptop and I am using a Ubuntu Live USB. However, my USB won't show in my boot list. Not even in BIOS setup. I need a way to fix it. Should I continue this way or use a ...
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How to know if I have RAID configuration on my machine?

I was wondering if there is any Linux command I can use to check whether I have RAID setup on my machine? I know about cat /proc/mdstat but didn't show me anything meaningful. I just want to know if ...
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What is the file “-”, and why can only stat see it?

I'm using Ubuntu 12. When I type into my terminal stat -, I get the following output: File: ‘-’ Size: 0 Blocks: 0 IO Block: 1024 character special file Device: ch/12d ...
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Why do applications launch faster when running entirely from a RAM disk?

What about running from a RAM disk makes applications launch faster when running entirely from a RAM disk?
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time.conf - datetime range details

I'm writing a time.conf GUI editor for my personal use and I need to understand how does the datetime range work, so I would be grateful if someone could explain to me: What does MoWk mean? Such ...
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Can't automount USB stick with Fedora 21+systemd-udev, could with Gentoo on same machine

In Gentoo I had created a small script that was called by udev and allowed me to mount an USB device, identified by its serial number, to any mount point I chose. Basically, ...
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What factors affect whether an NTFS partition can be mounted by a user on Linux?

I have two Win8-made NTFS partitions on my system. Running Debian testing, Linux kernel 3.16, I can mount one of them as a regular user, but trying to mount the other one results in an error: $ mount ...
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Why does my busybox diff report 'Common subdirectories' for every file pair?

I am using this version of diff on my Synology NAS to verify a backup: xyz> diff BusyBox v1.16.1 (2014-05-29 11:26:15 CST) multi-call binary. Usage: diff [-abBdiNqrTstw] [-L LABEL] [-S FILE] [-U ...
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DisplayLink not detected by Xrandr

I'm trying to set up an HP DisplayLink USB video adapter on Debian 6 to work aside the notebook's integrated Intel i915 video card. I use a vanilla 3.11.1 kernel in which the options for VGA ...
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Fuzzy text is displaying in Google chrome for quoted text

I am facing this issue after updating to Google chrome 39 version. The quoted text in web pages are not displaying properly. Please find an example below. The same is displaying properly in ...
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Error in foomatic-rip while trying to print a pdf with cups

I have the Samsung CLP-315 printer and it works perfectly with my Fedora 21 installation. Now I wanted to attach it to my Raspberry which is running Pidora. I installed CUPS on the pi and added the ...
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Use IMAP and fetchmail to download messages not seen locally

I have my email stored on a server and I read it from a couple of devices (usually either my smartphone or laptop). I often view messages on my phone but want to respond on my laptop if a longer ...
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Which considerations for deciding between 32bit and 64bit Linux distro on an old computer?

I occasionally get my hands on an old(ish) computer on which I install Linux (or dual-boot with Windows) for my own use or for donating as a working system. Now, until recently I only got Pentium 3's ...
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Cant get squid proxy to work

i need squid proxy on my centos server. But i just can't get it to work. I did yum install squid. Here is my squid.conf file (i removed all comments): acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 acl manager proto ...
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No ntp.conf file after compiling ntp on Linux

I'm using RHEL 6.5. I compiled ntp-4.2.8 using the steps on this link. but I don't have a ntp.conf file. ntp.conf is required to start ntpd but after compiling, there is no ntp.conf on my system. I ...
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Stop/refuse SSH access to a EC2 server

I have converted my PEM file to a PPK file and I can successfully connect to the EC2 through Putty or Filezilla using the private key. Lets say we have a scenario: I request a new PEM and give the ...
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Staret managed server using Jenkins

I am trying to start web-logic managed server from Linux system. for that I have one shell script start_wls_managed4_btwnpmd01.sh with following code. ...
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Programmatically starting 6 servers and manipulating Gnome Terminal

I would like to make a script ( bash ) that will programmatically start gnome-termal with 6 tabs each with its own title start a different command in each tab delay starting server 5 until sever 4 ...
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The system was running slow and reboot was useless

My system was running slow, I checked the system with top, vmstat, iostat, strace and so on, but I could not find the issue. So I reboot the system but it was useless. Then I shutdown the server, and ...
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Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another

I would like to copy the entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another..i.e contents of each directory as well as regular files in Linux platform. Would be gratefull to know the best way to ...
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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Import Image from X11 Screen dosent work in linux

A long story in short, trying to automate an ISO setup/installation process In server(SLES11 SP2) running the installation scripts and virtualbox also installed in the same server. using rdesktop to ...
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How to compose key in Linux

This topic has been addressed on quite a few web pages of this website, however I do not yet understand the full extent of the things that we might be able to do with the Compose key. A user here has ...
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How do I find files and total their sizes?

I'd like to find a series of files (based on a wildcard expression) and total their disk usage. Something like this: $ find . -name 'flibble*' -ctime +90 -exec du -sh {} \; 2.1G ...
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot be started from grub2

today I decided to use linux again after installing Windows 8.1... I've tried to boot one of the already existing Linux partitions on my computer but I wasn't successful. So I installed PinguyOS (A ...
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VirtualBox headless is running but not answering on rdp port(4001) on the same server

I am running SLES11 SP2 and VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.20_96996_sles11.0-1.x86_64 is running in the same server. facing problem to make VirtualBox headless answer on rdp port(4001) on the same server. ...
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My Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) Box is being hacked [on hold]

for a while now i've noticed that my machine operates itself by automatically popping dropdown menus in gnome and sometimes my firefox browser mysteriously opens new windows despite me having a script ...
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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

My dvd rom tries to read disk at random moments while I don't actually use it. I even disabled it in BIOS but no help. How to disable dvd rom permanently? What causes this behavior? I can't ...
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Linux redirect output ro earlier agument

Is there a way to redirect output on Linux to a former argument. For example, sort file.txt > file.txt Would there be a way to avoid typing file.txt again?
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What tablets exist that will run any distribution of linux natively? [on hold]

Since my notable, novel, yet not-so-well-received sister question was closed, I want to ask a different question: What tablets exist that will run linux natively? For the purposes of this question, ...
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How do i get the amount of GPU RAM used by a specified program in the linux terminal?

I am needing to find out how much Video RAM is being used by chrome, and other programs we are running in my office. We have nvidia cards on Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried using nvidia-smi but with no ...
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Reorder the pages from scan two-sided of pages, by using one-sided scan only?

I am using Xerox WorkCentre 7830 to scan the pages of my small notebook. I have used a paper cutter to remove the bindings of the notebook, and feed the pages into the document feeder of Xerox ...
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Strange issue with Google

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I have dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 both of them are x64 bits. I have two problems: The first one is the I can't connect to their server from the ...
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how to find missing files from archives

I need to help a friend archive his old data (around 200GB). I see that a lot of the files are already present in a newer archive he has but the newer archives is properly organized in directories. So ...
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Player that can fade out a video in real time [on hold]

I need a video player that can fade out a video in real time during playing. For instance when I play a 2 minutes length video I'd like to be able to fade it out just when only 1 minute is left. Is ...
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Is there an (in)official guided installation routine for Gentoo Linux (>= 20140826)? [on hold]

After starting the Gentoo Linux image 20140826 I realized that there's no HDD installation routine on the ISO image and I started searching for it. There're a lot of installation guides available, ...
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eCryptfs encrypted home - explanation

I'm trying to understand how ecryptfs works internally and documentation on ecryptfs.org doesn't help. Maybe someone is able to explain how does it really works. Of course I'm aware of these hidden ...
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Dolphin/Konqueror wrong file type recognition

In Dolphin/Konqueror files that are supposed to have "unknown" file type have "Microsoft Help Attribute Definition File" as their type. This also affect files without extension with special symbols ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...