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How to run a command after an already running, existing one finishes?

If I start a script that is going to take a long time, I inevitably realize it after I've started the script, and wish I had a way of doing some kind of alert once it finishes. So, for example, if I ...
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what is the correct way to clone everything to another USB disk?

I have a 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 installed. The total space used is about 40 GB. There are three partitions by default: swap, root and user1. I want to move/clone/copy the entire installation to ...
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Wordwrapping existing text

I've been googling around and discovered that I can word wrap in vim by first :set wrap linebreak nolist, then set tw=80. Text I now type will be word-wrapped. If I want to word-wrap the text already ...
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Why does my machine not boot?

I think this is a HW issue so maybe I'm in the wrong place, please redirect me in that case. History I have a Lenovo 9142 that has been installed with Ubuntu and running as a developer machine for ...
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Normalize varying audio levels in a single video

I have a script to process/encode videos. Some of the videos have varying audio levels (like 2 videos were merged and one had loud audio and other quiet audio). I want to normalize the audio in a way ...
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Upgrading gcc, ghostcript and aliases

My problem has multiple faces and I will really appreciate if anyone can help me sort it out. The origin of the problem can be traced here: High memory usage of eps file So, I thought I better ...
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Request authentication on gatt server with BlueZ 5.37

I am running on a rpi a gatt server(example-gatt-server modified) using BlueZ BLE stack and all runs just fine but i was wandering if anyone managed to set up a PIN authentication for the server. ...
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Scan outgoing traffic for sensitive data

I run Windows on my desktop, but I would be willing to route my traffic through a Linux box if required. I've had two instances of my credit card being misused in two months now. Despite being ...
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Linux startup script to connect to bluetooth and cron to keep it connected

I have a mini Bluetooth keyboard and a Raspberry Pi running a Debian-based distro. I know the MAC address of the keyboard but for this question, let’s just use AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF. Right now I have to ...
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Ubuntu can't mount windows share

I want to access by termin a Windows share so on my Ubuntu 14.04 system I executed the following command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ After entering the sudo ...
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How can I copy the output from a remote command into the local clipboard?

I use iTerm2 as my terminal client in Mac OS X. On the local system I can use pbcopy and pbpaste to transfer data between the system clipboard and the terminal, but of course this doesn't work when ...
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What is the difference between the Iceweasel versions?

I am a Xubuntu LTS user, considering using Debian Stable 64 bit in my next install. When I switch to Debian, I want to go with Iceweasel, as it is packaged with the Debian package manager. I plan ...
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putty keyboard not working completely

I was trying to set up SSH for websites however keyboard completely doesn't work anything at all for putty. It would be great if someone can help me. I'm using Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows ...
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Did I just get hacked?

I am developing a consumer product, and it is supposed to be connected to the Internet, so as expected, it is connected to the Internet so that I can properly develop it. I went away for an hour or ...
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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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How to change shell to custom shell?

So, I have made a little shell script in PHP with some basics functions (ls, cat, etc..) and I'd like to use it as my default shell. But since I don't want to do a mistake, I have some questions: If ...
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How to make (and restore) an application snapshot in runtime?

I'm trying to make a snapshot of a running application, in runtime, and restore it afterwards. By 'snapshot' I mean complete state of my application - I suppose that's just memory pages and CPU ...
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experiment with ARP (NETWORK lab)

I wanted to know if we ping the loopback interface by typing "ping localhost" at console prompt,could any ICMP packet be obeserved on the output of my TCPDUMP? and why?
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Equivalent of Karabiner for Linux

Is there a way to customize the keyboard in Linux that is as powerful as Karabiner for Mac OS X, e.g. that has the equivalent of __KeyOverlaidModifier__ and supports different behaviors for different ...
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SSH error ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer

I am trying to access ssh to a server but got "ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer". The same client works well when I move the computer to home but show the error when the ...
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Looking for chrome version 46 for linux (x86_64 rpm)

I was trying to download chrome version 46 for linux (x86_64 rpm) This post How do I install a previous version of Chrome? has suggested a way to find it from commondatastorage.googleapis.com. But I ...
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passthrough graphics card to virtualbox

So I'm trying to get my laptops NVIDIA fx 880m to pass to a virtual box running window seven on a linux mint 17 install. So far everything seems to be (maybe) heading in the right direction: the ...
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ioctl error during btrfs send

I am getting this error when I try to back up my @home btrfs subvolume from my laptop running Arch Linux to my external drive. This seems like a straightforward error, but the strange thing is that I ...
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How to auto commit to my git repository using cron?

I look into a lot of answers about this subject, but something is wrong here, let me explain. I create this script, to make my cron cleaner :) #!/bin/bash cd ...
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How to construct a proper command string in bash? Quoting issues, I think

I have a very newbie question, I am sure. I am trying to construct a script to edit the internal EXIF timestamps of a number of JPG photo files, using the commandline exiftool utility. My actual ...
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Active Directory in Slackware 14.1

While trying to setup Active Directory in Slackware 14.1 32 bits I did (just after a fresh install): # samba-tool domain provision --use-rfc2307 --use-xattrs=yes --interactive Realm: AD.DOMAIN.XYZ ...
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How to correctly extract the files from rar archive that contains non-ASCII characters as folder name or filename on linux

I used rar to list/extract the archive, but the non-ASCII characters became unreadable words. The 7z could list the folder name/filename with readable characters, however 7z said the unsupported ...
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How to set linux as default OS after reinstalling windows already dual booted envirnment?

I have a system running windows and linux in dual boot envirnment. But due to of some problem i have reinstall my windows but now my boot menu only shows windows OS. I want to know that how i can ...
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Cannot connect to local SSH server - bad file number

I have an Odroid XU4 with Ubuntu 14.04 server on it. I installed the ssh server with apt-get install openssh-server. I got the local IP with hostname -I, which is 192.168.0.186, I generated a random ...
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why USB drive cannot boot from Fedora machine but can from Windows machine?

I have WD Mypassport 500GB USB removable disk. I installed Fedora 20 on it. it works fine when I boot it with my Windows machine but I cannot boot it with my Fedora machine. If I attached it to my ...
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Cannot mount vmfs version 5 on linux

I know I can mount a vmfs version 3 on linux using vmfs-tools. First I get the iscsi connection using open-iscsi I then check in my partition tool to which virtual drive the iscsi connection has ...
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creating linux device files for bootstrap

I'm currently independently researching device files as a part of learning more about the Linux system in depth. My current goal is to bootstrap Debian Linux through cdebootstrap. I followed the guide ...
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Debian: email notification when java app is down

I have dedicated server and many launched screen sessions. And sometimes apps in this screen sessions are going down (java apps). I can't always monitor this so I want to receive a email notification ...
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Kernel threads and process virtual address

If the kernel is spawned as threads and resides in the memory then how could the ps command identify them if those are not normal process and i give you more look here: root 2 0 0 ...
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USB drive not recognised on windows 10 or linux

I have a usb drive that is not showing up in windows 10 or linux mint which leads me to believe that it is the drive that failed and not both of my computers. lsusb does not show the drive and it does ...
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RTL8188 AP and Client mode simultaneously with hostapd in Linux?

I'm trying to figure out how to set up my RTL8188 Wifi dongle to run in both AP and Client mode at the same time. How can I do this in Linux? I have hostapd running fine and I remember reading about ...
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HTTP download speed difference in windows 7 vs linux

I have a strange situation regarding a Windows 7 Home Premium PC which is showing limited internet transfer speeds for no apparent reason. The setup: internal gigabit LAN, behind a TP-Link WDR3600 ...
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eps files very high memory usage

I have been struggling with this problem from some time. Whenever I load an eps file into latex or even for simple viewing purpose, it consumes lots of RAM. Eg. a typical 300 kb eps file consumes ...
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Unable to use yum on CentOS 7

I have install CentOS 7 on hyper-v successfully, but when I try to update using yum update or try to install using the yum command I have the below error: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks ...
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How to unset a “>” echo in Linux

I've just realized I don't know how to unset an echo I set with >. The exact current situation is I just set dmesg > /var/log/syslog and now wanted to unset it, realizing I've never done that ...
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Can't change default sound input raspberry pi 2

I'm trying to set up speech recognition for the raspberry pi 2, and I have been using this website https://sites.google.com/site/observing/Home/speech-recognition-with-the-raspberry-pi. I have my ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)

This post is going to be kind of long because I've done a lot of testing. Until proven otherwise, I'm going to assume this incredibly bizarre issue is caused by my computer being haunted. I'm also ...
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Unable to add spaces

How can i add spaces between my outputs using sed/echo or any other command in linux? Preferred Output: Virtual Machine Test01 status Running. Virtual Disk Test01 size 61GB Physical Disk ...
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Pass all *.txt files to a Python script in parallel

I have a Python script that takes a .txt file and does something with it. I need a Linux shell command that will search for .txt files throughout the system and pass the .txt files to my Python ...
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Connect a ssd externally such that hdparm is fully supported

I am just trying some hdparm magic with my new ssd (samsung 840 pro). However I don't want to change my drive over and over so it would be great if I could connect it externally to my laptop. I have ...
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How can I do Ctrl-Z and bg in one keypress to make process continue in background?

I follow this pattern of suspending the task and then letting it to continue too often with the Ctrl-Z bg sequence. I was wondering is there any way to compress that to single keypress? My shell is ...
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Best way to implement a GUI under Debian Linux [closed]

I'm currently using Bacula backup software under Debian Linux, all is good except the fact that it doesn't come up with a GUI. I had a look at all existing GUI out there, but none of them is what I ...
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Best location of config files for Linux hosted web application?

As I'm a programmer and not an admin I hope you can help me out: Currently I'm writing a web application that uses (XML) config files that the user will be able to also edit them through the ...
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Where is the visualVM executable for linux?

I'm trying to install the VisualVM plugin for eclipse, on my Ubuntu linux. I'm following the instructions here. So I've done the installation part, and the plugin is installed to eclipse. Now for ...