Using something remotely or remoting into it means using it when one is not at the same location as what one is using. A common example is opening files on another computer, or controlling a computer different from the one that the user is physically using.

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SSH: execute sudo command

I have an interactive shell script, that at one place needs to ssh to another machine (Ubuntu based) and execute something as root (the user should enter his password, but the remote command should ...
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How to shut down a Windows 8.1 Pro computer in remote session?

When you right click the Windows 8.1 "start" button, you get some options to quickly perform common tasks, e.g. to shut down, reboot, or put the computer to sleep. But when you're using the computer ...
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faster way to mount a remote file system than sshfs?

I have been using sshfs to work remotely, but it is really slow and annoying, particularly when I use eclipse on it. Is there any faster way to mount the remote file system locally? My no.1 priority ...
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Remote management of parents' computers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? I am looking for something that I can install on my parents' and grandparents' laptops to help me ...
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Windows Alternative to Rsync? [closed]

I'm trying to setup a file sync between the file server at my house and the one at my brother's so that we each have offsite backups of important data. Both systems are running Windows (XP on one, 7 ...
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Is it possible to SCP from a remote to local whilst logged into the remote and without knowing the local's IP address?

I regularly find myself wanting to copy a file from remote terminal session to my local machine. Usually I log out of the remote session and call an scp transfer from local to copy the file from ...
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What is the terminal command to retrieve files from a remote server using ssh in Mac OS X?

I normally ssh into my remote server in order to administrate my files using terminal for Mac OS X. I don't understand how I retrieve (download) files from the server to my local computer, or send ...
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How can TeamViewer work without modifying firewall/router settings?

All remote desktop software that I know about needs to modify firewall settings and open ports. How can Teamviewer work without modifying them? Does some alternative software exist that can also do ...
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“SSH server” in Windows?

I have some command-line commands to execute on a Windows machine. The programs I need to run are only available on Windows. Is there a way to easily to do something like I would do with SSH? ...
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How to mount remote SSHFS via intermediate machine? Tunneling?

I would like to mount a remote file system (A) using SSHFS, but sometimes I have IP address, access from which is not allowed. So my plan is to access it via another machine (B) in that network. Do I ...
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“Unable to decrypt password” popup in Remote Desktop Connection Manager

I am using Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.2 and every time I click on properties on a VM of mine, I get a popup window: unable to decrypt password How can I make this popup go away?
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Save me from gibberish terminal

While logged in to a remote ssh session, sometimes I do cat to the wrong file (a binary or a diretory) and the display converts to gibberish. The only way out is to close the terminal and open a new ...
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Running commands on Putty without fear of losing connection

How do you use the "screen" command effectively? Is it: Type "screen" Type in command Lose connection Check back on lost session How do I carry out step 4?
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How can I set my computer up for remote SSH access?

I have a Linux machine that I can access by SSH from my laptop when I am inside my house, but when I am using another Internet connection, I can't connect. What do I need to do? I have Verizon DSL ...
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How to `ls` a remote folder?

This one uses Samba: $ ls smb://192.168.5.4/wdtvlivehub/abc ls: cannot access smb://192.168.5.4/wdtvlivehub/abc: No such file or directory I somehow managed to do it by; Browsing to the remote ...
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how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?

I have several instances of Firefox with several different profiles running. Among them profiles with the names "software" and "test". I am trying to open an URL from a bash script to have it open in ...
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Text Terminal Hardware (for Linux)

Is there any way to obtain a hardware text terminal (preferably small in size) with a screen and a keypad to connect to a Linux machine (preferably via usb)? I'd like to be able to log into a command ...
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Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote

“Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection” When you try to install an MSI through an RDP connection you could get the “Windows Installer does not permit ...
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Teamviewer-like SSH daemon

I have a computer at home with SSH installed which I would like to be able to control remotely. However, I am not able to allow SSH port forwarding through my router, so the only way to get in would ...
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How to run a local bat file on a remote computer

Is it possible to use psexec to run a local bat file on a remote computer (windows 7)? or would I have to first copy it over to the remote location and then run it?
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How to prevent gnu screen capturing the mouse?

I want to use local scrollback on my terminal, whilst using gnu screen. That's because my network connection is incredibly slow, so using screen's scrollback is very slow. Local scrollback is much ...
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Remote start up a machine that is in the shut down state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remotely turning on or rebooting a frozen computer May I know how can one remote start up a machine that is in a shut down state?
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How can I tell who is actively logged on (locally or remotely) a Windows 7 PC?

From my Windows 7 PC, I want to check to see who is “actively” logged on to another Windows 7 PC on my network, not who connected last. How can this be done? Throughout the day several people will ...
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Linux console session over HTTP?

I'd like to remotely administer my Linux machine at home whilst I'm at work. Only ports 80 and 443 are avaiable, through an HTTP proxy. I don't want to install tunnelling software. What I really need ...
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How can I turn on a PC remotely?

I am using Team Viewer to control my PCs remotely. It lets me restart my PC, and this is a good feature. Is it possible however to remotely turn a PC on which is already off (as in powered down)? ...
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How to find username on remote computer?

I have the IP addresses of some computers on my network. Is there any command line tool like PsExec, which can take the IP Address as input and find out the username of the currently logged in user? I ...
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Can I find the session ID for a user logged on to another machine?

I want to open an application on another computer on the same network via the command line. The scenario here is that the user is in a room surrounded by about 20 computers and wants to be able to ...
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Reboot N150 router remotely

Is there some way to reboot a Netgear N150 router remotely? I can't see any way in the web interface for doing this (I think my old dg834 had a diagnostics page but I can't find it on this one). ...
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Listen to a microphone remotely

Is there a way to listen remotely to a microphone located on a another computer? I don't want to do a remote desktop connection with sound support, nor to connect to a webcam using some client (Java, ...
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Option-key with VNC Viewer to remote control a Mac from a Windows 7 PC

I use a Mac Mini as Home Entertainment System (no keyboard or mouse connected). To access the Mac Mini from my Windows 7 PC I use VNC (note the Windows 7 PC has a German keyboard). My problem is ...
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Enabling RDP, or installing a VNC server, on Windows 7 from the command line

I've got a remote Win7 box that I can SSH into (via Cygwin). I apparently forgot to turn RDP on before leaving it. I've got wget accessible, but obviously no way of getting to a GUI. Is there a way ...
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Linux CLI Connect Manager?

I am looking for a connection manager for Linux that runs in the CLI. To be clear, by connection manager I mean a program that allows you to create, save, and quickly launch remote connections. ...
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how to mount local directory to remote like sshfs?

I know sshfs is used to mount remote directory to local, but I need to mount local directory to remote fs. I would like to mount a local folder such as: /home/username/project_directory onto a ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Linux Mint to 64-bit remotely?

I have Linux Mint 32-bit installed on a remote server. I was wondering if I can do the upgrade to 64-bit. I have access to SSH.
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Close VIM session over ssh

I work remotely some days and I left vim open with some unsaved changes at the office. Now I'd like to save and close those sessions so I can work on those files at home. I am logged into that machine ...
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How can I easily switch between computers on a home network?

I am the IT guy in my house and I was wondering if there is any free software that would enable me to click a button or key combination and take control of another computer on the network. To clarify ...
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/usr/bin/reset disables backspace

Following this question, running /usr/bin/reset destroys my backspace functionality. What can I do? After pressing backspace I get ^?
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How do I delete origin/master in Git

I cannot remove origin/master from my server. No idea why. The error message is the following remote: error: By default, deleting the current branch is denied, because the next remote: error: '...
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How to set to pull the same branch by default?

When I pull from the new added remotes, I have to specify the branch name explicitly: $ git pull remote1 ... Error: you didn't specify a branch name. $ git pull remote1 master Though I'm working ...
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Is there a record kept of remote access in Windows 7 Pro?

I specifically asked someone not to remotely access a computer running Win 7 Pro 32bit. Now I see on the computer that Remote Access is fully set up to their laptop. Is there a log or record ...
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Options for gaming remotely on a LAN?

I have a Windows 7 desktop for gaming, a big bulky tower with a nice graphics card. I'd like to sit out on my porch rather than inside while the weather is nice and play games. I have a high end ...
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Gnu screen with local scrollback buffer?

I'm using a remote server over a very slow and unreliable network connection. So, I want to use gnu screen in order not to lose what I'm doing whenever I get disconnected. But I want a local ...
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Remote Python Shell

I'm teaching my friend how to program in Python. So far, we have been using Skype's screen sharing feature, but that is quite cumbersome and low resolution. Is there a way we can have a common shell ...
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Recommended Connection Speed for Remote Desktop

I will be working remotely from India during my vacation there and am looking to get an internet setup there that will allow me to work from India when needed. However the internet connection speed in ...
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Who has the rights to shutdown a Windows machine remotely?

The question is about the shutdown command with /m \\MACHINE switch, which can be used to shut down (reboot, sleep etc.) a Windows machine remotely. In my case I'm dealing with a local home network ...
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Ways to remotely reboot a Linux system

I had a remote server running Debian Sarge that experienced some HDD failure and I meant to reboot it hoping that fsck could repair the errors automatically. I eventually drove out there and replaced ...
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How can I use a remote machine for swap space?

I have two Linux boxes, one of which doesn't have much RAM or disk space. How would I go about setting up a swap file on the second machine for the first to use?
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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Remote sudo edit in Vim

How can I edit a remote file with sudo? I have ssh/scp access to remote server, and passwordless sudo on it. I want to edit /etc/some/file as remote root, so I ran: $ Vi scp://server/etc/some/...
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Enable remote desktop without a working display

The display on my PC stopped working and I really need to use this PC. How can I enable remote desktop connection "blindly" (via entering commands on the command line)? It's my own PC and I have ...