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Jun
7
comment How to do an ls as if you were in the group 'other'?
The user nobody is usually sufficient.
Jun
6
comment Terminal printing carriage return as ^M?? [linux telling me to stop coding?]
Are you sure that an "Enter" in your VM inserts a CRLF? You can test it with: cat > testcrlf && hexdump testcrlf. When this line is executed in the terminal, press Enter followed by Ctrl + D. You should see just 0a in the right column, not 0a0d.
Jun
6
comment Is a USB Key an SSD?
6 is just an indicator of activity, like Ignacio said, 2 and 4 makes the solid state storage.
Jun
5
comment Is it possible to store a password on USB flash drive and use USB flash drive to input password?
Remember that a password does not protect your computer from unauthorized access, anyone could insert a Live CD and remove this password and copy files. The best solution is a full disk-encrypted system using LUKS
Jun
3
comment Debian Squeeze 6.0.1 - configuration files missing after ssh installation
All configuration files? Did you mean you wiped the whole /etc directory? Or just /etc/ssh? Does ls -A /etc and l -lA /etc/ssh show any results? Do you mean an "installation over SSH" or an "installation of SSH" (openssh-server or openssh-client?)?
Jun
3
comment Debian Squeeze 6.0.1 - configuration files missing after ssh installation
Thanks for the loads of information. You told us which configuration files you've deleted and whether the machine in question was a server or desktop.
May
27
comment What Is All Of This Stuff In My Sent Email From Hotmail?
I don't think it's offtopic. From FAQ: "Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … [..] computer software". Since your topic isn't specifically related to the "webmail service" Hotmail, it would fit better here than at webapps.stackexchange.com
May
21
comment why do I need the “sudo” in this particular command?
Those packages installs to directories like /usr/bin which are writeable only by root. The programs in the packages make assumptions about the location of files, you cannot just install those packages in, say, your home directory. Can't you just compile the packages on a machine on which you've the compiler tools available, and move them to this machine on which you do not have root permissions?
May
17
comment Inaccessible SVN repository
How did you access your repo before? Using svn://host/, http://host (or https://host), svn+ssh://host/ ..?
May
13
comment ATI Temperature Monitoring
Explain what the command and arguments do?
May
13
comment Should I set my BIOS to local time or UTC?
The Alternate CD asks me whether the clock is set to UTC or not. I don't believe this is the case for the Desktop CD.
May
12
comment Should I set my BIOS to local time or UTC?
I'll set it to UTC since the default is UTC=true (checked it in the initscripts package). Thanks!
May
11
comment How to uninstall Nginx (installed from source) on CentOS?
@Vinay: JourneymanGeek suggested checkinstall. Another way to check which files would be created by make install is by printing the commands that would be run: make --dry-run install
May
11
comment How to uninstall Nginx (installed from source) on CentOS?
@Jusfeel: you need to run make uninstall from the directory in which you compiled nginx.
May
8
comment How do I restore my Master Boot Record?
What MS Windows version are you running? There are plenty of questions on recovering the MBR: WinXP, WinVista and Win7.
Apr
16
comment How can I restrict applications on having Internet access?
I don't think that's possible, unless each application runs under a different User ID, in that case you can drop the packets by userID.
Apr
16
comment What should I know/read/do to get started with Linux (Ubuntu)
Check the question User guide for users migrating from Windows? on Askubuntu. If you've question on Ubuntu, the Q&A website is http://askubuntu.com/.
Apr
6
comment Does a nmap scan against my own IP go past the firewall?
@Tom Wijsman: right. You can use Wireshark then, the idea remanins the same. Listen on the loopback adapter and run nmap. (or do the opposite: run it on your ethernet/ wireless connection)
Mar
17
comment How can TeamViewer work without modifying firewall/router settings?
I think OP is looking for alternatives to Teamviewer which can do the same thing.
Mar
7
comment Detect existing OS and add it to system startup list
Is the old OS a Windows one?