146
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8answers
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How to read ext4 partitions on Windows?

Is there a way to read ext4 partitions from Windows? If so, what can I do?
145
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7answers
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How to recursively delete directory from command line in windows?

What is the windows equivalent of rm -r [directory-name]?
145
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3answers
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Why are laptop screens sized the way they are?

We've been discussing this in the Comms Room on Serverfault, and thought it might make a good question on SuperUser...especially if there's a clear answer. The hope is that it is a Good Subjective ...
144
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3answers
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Why do file URLs start with 3 slashes?

HTTP starts with two slashes. E.g. http://example.com. Same goes for FTP. E.g. ftp://example.com. However, file "URLs" start with three slashes. E.g. Reading a pdf file using chrome, the URL would ...
143
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18answers
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What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? [closed]

Can anyone recommend a cheap/free utility that can do this without very much effort? My preference is that it would be really easy. Boot into Windows Pick drive to move Pick target drive It copies ...
142
votes
6answers
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What's different between Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+C in Unix command line?

I'm using Mac OS X Terminal. And I use Ctrl+Z or Ctrl+C to stop some programs. But I realized that I don't know what they're exactly doing. What are they and what's the difference between them? ...
141
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13answers
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Permanently remove/disable Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 taskbar?

I have Windows 8 (final, MSDN) on my Macbook Pro Retina. Windows 8's ongoing, continuous tantrum of insisting that it's on a tablet device is causing it to always have a touch keyboard 'icon' on the ...
141
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4answers
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Why should I use Vagrant instead of just VirtualBox?

I've been using VirtualBox for many years to create a development environment. A lot of my colleagues are talking about Vagrant and many people seem very excited about it but I just can't seem to ...
140
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13answers
15k views

How to prove the authenticity of a screenshot?

I have take some screenshots of chat from Whatsapp web using Windows 8 Snipping Tool. I saved those images in PNG format. Now I want to prove that those images are the original, not tampered or ...
140
votes
6answers
106k views

Disable Java Plugin in Google Chrome?

This is the second time I've had a drive-by executable installed on my machine using the following: Google Chrome 6 (latest) Windows 7, UAC on This happened while I was browsing for images to add ...
140
votes
5answers
55k views

Restore tmux session after reboot

Is there any way to save a tmux session? In other words, if I reboot the computer, will I always lose the sessions?
140
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6answers
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How do I remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 10?

Windows 10 comes with "Candy Crush Saga" preinstalled, but I do not want it on my system. How do I remove it?
140
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7answers
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Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power?

When I'm at home, is it better to use the laptop plugged into AC power, or with just the battery, for the overall battery life?
139
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12answers
285k views

Grep equivalent for Windows 7?

Is there a command prompt grep equivalent for Windows 7? That is, I want to filter out the results of a command: Bash use: ls | grep root What would it be from a Windows command prompt?
139
votes
5answers
173k views

Windows 8 Hyper-V - how to give VM internet access?

I've got Windows 8 Pro on my home machine. I want to have a Windows 7 Professional VM running under Hyper-V, and I want the VM to have full internet access. My physical machine has a wireless network ...
138
votes
16answers
290k views

How to move windows that open up offscreen?

I have a dual monitor setup, and I recently played around with the positioning settings, and some of my single window applications do the favour of preserving where they were last closed, and opening ...
138
votes
7answers
89k views

Automatically answer 'Yes' when using apt-get install

Is there a way to make apt-get install answer "yes" to the "Do you want to continue [y/N]?"?
138
votes
11answers
127k views

How do I ensure Git doesn't ask me for my GitHub username and password?

I am working with a repo on GitHub and everytime I try to push something, it asks for my GitHub username and password. I don't want it doing that. I tried the instructions on setting your email in ...
138
votes
7answers
227k views

How do I find out what version of Linux I'm running?

Is there a way to determine what version (distribution & kernel version, I suppose) of Linux is running (from the command-line), that works on any Linux system?
138
votes
9answers
267k views

How do I view, add or edit Cookies in Google Chrome?

I wish to view, add and edit the cookies of my google chrome. Can anyone suggest to me a way to do it?
137
votes
8answers
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How can I clear a single site from the cache in Firefox?

In Firefox, I occasionally need to clear my cache to fix a website. But clearing the entire cache seems like extreme overkill. Is there any way to just clear the one site from my cache?
136
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9answers
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Is it possible to ping an address:port?

I am not into networking, and I have the following question related to the Linux ping command. Can I only ping an address? For example: miner@raspberrypi ~ $ ping onofri.org PING onofri.org (67.222....
136
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7answers
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How do I securely store and manage 180 passwords?

I have about 180 passwords for different websites and web services. They are all stored in one single password protected Excel document. As the list gets longer I am more and more concerned about its ...
136
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2answers
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What is a “Magic Packet” for waking a computer?

My wireless adapter (Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260) has two settings in Device Manager which I cannot explain. Wake on Magic Packet Wake on Pattern Match After a bit of research, I found this ...
136
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13answers
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How to extract files from MSI package?

Can anyone advise a way, or utility that can extract the files from an MSI installation package. We have some old patches that we want to get the files from but don't wish to spend the time ...
136
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2answers
150k views

How do I exit telnet?

I start telnet by telnet host port. How do I stop it in Windows? Shockingly, Ctrl+C doesn't work.
135
votes
13answers
139k views

How to clear the contents of a file from the command line?

I have a log file that has a bunch of stuff in it that I don't need anymore. I want to clear the contents. I know how to print the contents to the screen: cat file.log I know how to edit the file, ...
135
votes
7answers
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How to tell from what Ubuntu or Debian repository a package comes?

On a Debian-based system, including Ubuntu, how can one tell which repository a package will be downloaded from, without actually beginning the download? aptitude show and apt-cache info will show the ...
135
votes
3answers
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less command with multiple files: How to navigate to next/previous

I just found out I can use less with multiple files. less status line tells me (END) - Next: file2.txt But how do I navigate previous/next from less?
135
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5answers
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Change Outlook “Mark As Read” Behavior

Can someone describe to me, step by step, what I would need to do in order to change the default Outlook "Mark as Read" behavior? Default Behavior: Outlook marks a message as read when It has ...
135
votes
5answers
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What is the difference between an Intel i7 and a Xeon quad core processor?

I know the Xeon processors have been around for a long time and are mostly used in servers, but I am curious, why do people not use the Xeons in a high performance desktop? As far as I know about ...
134
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11answers
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Too many authentication failures for *username*

I have a hostgator account with ssh access enabled and when trying to upload the generated .pub key file with this command: rsync -av -e "ssh -p2222" /home/user/.ssh/key.pub username@111.222.33.44:....
134
votes
8answers
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How can I check the temperature of my CPU in Windows?

Does Windows provide a means to check my CPU temperature natively? If not, are there any software tools which can reveal this information?
133
votes
6answers
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How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?

PNG files are said to use lossless compression. However, whenever I am in an image editor, such as GIMP and try to save an image as a PNG file, it asks for the compression parameter, which ranges ...
133
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9answers
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“Maximizing” a pane in tmux

Sometimes it would be very useful to maximize a pane in tmux and then restore it to it's previous size. I've been reading the manual and I can't find a way. What I've come up with is that I could ...
133
votes
13answers
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How can I find out what motherboard is in my computer?

I want to find out the exact model of my computer's motherboard so that I can see what sort of memory chip, graphics cards and other components it supports. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
133
votes
7answers
79k views

Remove or prevent sidebar from opening by default on Adobe Reader

In Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, version 2015.007.20033 does anyone know how to prevent the sidebar from opening by default? It's not too bad when a PDF is in portrait mode but opening one in landscape ...
133
votes
7answers
159k views

What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD?

Latest versions of VirtualBox supports several formats for virtual disks, but they forgot to provide a comparison between them. VDI VMDK VHD HDD Now, I am interested about a recommendation or ...
132
votes
4answers
227k views

How to save a remote server SSL certificate locally as a file

I need to download an SSL certificate of a remote server (not HTTPS, but the SSL handshake should be the same as Google Chrome / IE / wget and curl all give certificate check fail errors) and add the ...
131
votes
16answers
87k views

How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

So, I need to do just that before I move the program to 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure. Is there an easy way to do this?
131
votes
4answers
45k views

Why does 1366x768 resolution exist? [duplicate]

I know that there's a previous question about this but it doesn't have any real answers despite having been viewed 12,400 times, and the fact that it's been closed. With that in mind... Why in the ...
131
votes
2answers
132k views

How to add user to a group from Mac OS X command line?

trying to add a user to a group from the command line but can't figure out how? Specifically this is on Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 like to add user to 'admin' and 'wheel' groups
131
votes
4answers
172k views

Outlook 2013 view RAW message source of an email

How can I view the source of an email in Outlook 2013? I want to see the exact email source, as I can do in Gmail or in Mozilla Thunderbird. I'm particularly interested in the top matter (headers?). ...
130
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5answers
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Notepad++ find and replace string with a new-line

Consider the scenario where you have a specific string that you want to find-and-replace. You want to replace it with a new string that contains a newline character (or character sequence). abc123 ...
129
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25answers
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How to find and remove “spicy” media files from my PC [closed]

I have an embarrassing problem: during my younger and wilder days, I used to download a certain type of movie clips and pictures. The combination of youthful foolishness and a couple of beers ...
129
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7answers
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Why does Ctrl + V not paste in Bash (Linux shell)?

When I copy something to the clipboard and press Ctrl + V in Bash, nothing happens; However, right clicking and selecting Paste does the job. Why? Is there any reasonable issue (I'm sure there is) ...
129
votes
2answers
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How to append to a file as sudo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: sudo unable to write to /etc/profile I want to do: echo "something" >> /etc/config_file But, since only the root user has write permission to this file, I can't do ...
129
votes
10answers
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How do I exit a Modern UI app?

So I downloaded and installed Windows 8. I'm very impressed, except for one thing. I don't have touch, and I have this running in a virtual machine. How do I exit one of these full screen Modern UI ...
129
votes
9answers
82k views

How do I turn off Modern UI and get the old Start Menu back in Windows 8?

I just bought a new Windows 8 laptop, but I want to get rid of the new "Modern UI" Start Screen, and get the old Start Menu back. How do I do this?
128
votes
12answers
99k views

How to get information about an image (picture) from the Linux command-line?

Am working on a web-app, and currently am migrating some stuff from an old app, but I hate that I have to open an image editor to get some info about images I am migrating. Things like image ...

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