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“chmod” doesn't work

I wrote a /bash script and to execute it I decided to set all the rights, so I tried chmod 777 * //I had 3 text files in the directory, so that's ok Then to check the result I typed ls -l But the ...
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Trying to change alt + Tab hot key to a mouse macro and having trouble

Im trying to add my Mouse 4 button to the task changing hotkey for windows but having trouble finding how to do so. Ended up using Auto Hot Key XButton1 & XButton2::AltTab return.
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Connect to http server through other server

There are three computers in play. All linux computers. Laptop: My work-laptop, running linux and can pretty much do anything with it. Can set it up so that it is reachable from the internet ...
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Is there a way of uploading to box.com storage via the command line?

I have build processes which are built around Windows batch files, and when successful, I want to upload the results to a Box.com account. Is there a way of doing this via the command line? Although ...
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How to make Outlook actually ring my phone (like a phone call) when I have a meeting coming up?

I have a problem being late for meetings, even when I'm just sitting at my desk working on something that I could easily set aside while I attend the meeting. The main problem is that I just forget ...
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Backup automation with Crontab and Rsync work on local machine but doesn't on remote machine via ssh

I'm trying to make an automatic backup system that would sync 2 folders every 5 minutes with Rsync and Crontab both locally and remotely Both Machine is running Ubuntu Focal 20.04 Folder source and ...
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How do I redirect a url on a hotspot Wi-fi on Linux

I need to redirect a URL (example.com) to another URL (127.0.0.1) without seeing that it was redirect, like the /etc/hosts file, but it doesn't work when I connect with another device to the Wi-Fi, it ...
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Windows 10 resolution keeps changing back to default

Whenever I try to change my resolution on my PC away from the default resolution (1920x1080), after a few seconds it keeps changing back. Still happens if I use the nvidia control panel to change ...
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Windows Batch to read TXT and parse lines into JSON

I've made a good deal of headway by searching this site and learning the ridiculous language that is Windows batch scripting, but frankly I'm stuck. The sample below is from our lab's old radiometer ...
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What's the best practice for an average computer user to prevent external hard drive failures?

While having an external hard drive is a good idea to prevent computer hard drive failures, an external drive is still a hard drive which means one day it will fail. I lost my photos and other ...
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How do I position dual screen with precision on windows 10

So I have two monitor that are at different height (I bought the wrong stand, but I like it this way I want to position them so that when I move a window from screen to screen it is at the exact ...
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Grep backreference questions

For a text file like: there is a blue beach ball there is a green beach ball there is a blue and green beach ball there is a blue and blue beach ball In a Grep backreference command, like grep -E '(...
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Google cannot locate my GitHub repositories - Google Site Verification fails

I create a GitHub site last September using a Windows 10 laptop. Since then I have created five repositories. Google has never been able to locate any of them. The main repo of interest is: https://...
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RAM missing in live Linux environment

I have 4 GiB of RAM on my computer (1 x 4 GiB stick). When I run any live Linux distribution (I've tried Linux kernel 4.9, 5.9 and 5.10), free -h shows only 2.1 GiB total RAM. Everything else (UEFI, ...
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Cisco anyconnect keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

For some reason every few minutes Cisco anyconnect VPN client keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. Example log: 4:28:43 PM Connected to myaccess.oraclevpn.com. 4:34:10 PM Reconnecting ...
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How can I configure the hostnames of my servers from services on the network? What should I use? A DHCP? A DNS? Both?

I'm trying to establish a way to configure my servers' hostnames in a centralized way, that is, from some service on the network that does it. I know there are three names that identify a server... ...
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RS232 Serial port to USP converter [closed]

Looking for a serial port to USB converter. Need to connect a USB device, an external drive, to a computer serial port. There is no USB port. DB9 female to connect to the computer. USB female to ...
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How to execute same application in multiple slave windows server at same time if master windows server in executing some app?

I have few windows vps. I want to make one master vps and others as slave. When I open browser in my master vps and open a website, I want all slave vps to open same website. Is it possible ? How to ...
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Ubuntu Server 11.10 interfaces file unreadable

I am configuring ubuntu server 11.10 to go from dhcp to static and whenever I try to restart my networking manager, I get the error: command ran: sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart output:...
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Cannot set ILMerge path to console

I install ILMerge.exe; path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft\ILMerge\ILMerge.exe. I want to set the command to the Path so I can type ilmerge anywhere to use the application. I googled and tried all the ...
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How to reset explorer.exe when I can't see it? Text not populating in Task Manager, Windows Explorer, and some other programs

Here's what my problem looks like: I run into this bug occassionally and, inevitably, it's usually when I'm running a lot of processes and can't easily restart. I'd think a reset of explorer.exe ...
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How can I change the session to launch within Google Remote Desktop when the host is Ubuntu?

I connected to the host with Google Remote Desktop, I was given the choice of the session to launch within Google Remote Desktop: But I cannot see the option anymore when I connect again. How can I ...
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Blue screen error : stop code system_service_exception

Problems encountered on the PC with windows 10 21h1 : i started the PC and after short period of time it restarted but had no signal to monitor; after several attempts to restart it i received a blue ...
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How to run Unix commands from within Vim?

How can I run Unix commands while I'm inside vim?
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Automatically stitch screencasts of e.g. OneNote into a large image

Suppose I have screencasts of somebody writing on e.g. OneNote. In order to get a large stitched image out of this video footage, I could manually take screenshots and most likely find a program to ...
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How to prevent increments in heading numbering when converting .doc(x) to .odt and/or .mtm files?

Example of original chapter numbering As the question states, my heading numbering changes after file conversion from .doc/.docx format into .odt (open document format) or .mtm (a text file format). ...
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Why this 2 WAN IPs are different (SIM card router)

I'm aware that routers have 2 IPs, but the public IP on my router is 10.XX.XX.X and the one from whatismyip, is 15X.XXX.XX.X. This is a SIM card router. It may be that the router is itself on a ...
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How do I turn a folder into a USB drive or mass storage device?

I have a Plasma TV with USB input that can play DIVX, etc. However, I would like to use some software to turn a folder in my notebook HD (Windows 7) into a USB Mass Storage device, so that I can ...
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Thunderbird 78.0: possible to change selected email highlight color (when no focus)?

recently thunderbird 78.0 change a big way its UI. Although the changes are mostly good ones, I find that it is much less easy to see what element is selected (for example is the focus on the folders ...
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Canon LBP2900 and Debian Wheezy

I use Canon LBP2900 and Debian Wheezy amd64. I installed the official 64bit driver from Canon site (alien --scripts --to-deb *.rpm). Add printer to 59687 socket: lpadmin -p LBP2900 -m ...
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How Can I convert .SGM File

there is a *.sgm file. It is my data set I want to convert it to any other type of data set, which make me able to have access to it with program like WEKA. Weka mainly support *.arff file.
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Adding a second monitor on qemu virtual machine

I want to run a virtual machine with 3 requirements: Being able to copy/paste between host and VM Run two monitors (two separated windows) Only CLI (no GUI manager like virt-manager) For that, I ...
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Does anyone know of an IEC C14 (female) --> 2 x C13 (male) ('kettle lead') cable that has good length at the male end? [closed]

Mainly looking for a product recommendation here and hoping someone has found the gem I've been looking for! I'm after a Y-splitter cable for the standard C13 'kettle lead' connector to power dual ...
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iPhone App to record application and add text [closed]

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to record an application and add text to it for demo purposes. I'm trying out the application "Record it", but it doesn't allow me to add ...
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Set Internet Explorer as the default browser from the command line

Is it possible to set Internet Explorer as the default browser to launch from the command line? I have a web application that only runs under Internet Explorer, but if it happens that Firefox is ...
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Access a router syslog using ssh

Is it normally possible to access routers in a way other than the web browser? For example, Is it possible to access using ssh or any other protocol? I'm interested in looking at the syslog. (This ...
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How to pipe both an audio file and my voice through a voice communication app?

I have a very long audiobook that my friend and I would like to listen to at the same time, so that we can both react to events and pause to discuss, etc. Since we talk on Discord, I thought it might ...
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Why Linux /etc/fstab UUIDs are case sensitive?

I recently added a line for a USB memory stick to /etc/fstab, to be able to mount it automatically, using UUID to identify the device. Before I already have several external ext4 drives that have ...
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How to copy files from one Google Drive Account to another programatically?

I'm currently on a managed Google Drive account with unlimited storage. However, my organization is going to close the account soon, so I need a way to copy all my files out. Is there a way?
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Invalid kali linux login, what should I do?

Please what should I do as I have tried root & toor and it shows invalid login. I also tried kali & kali and it still showed invalid login. I have tried ctrl + alt + F1 and dpkg --configure -...
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Is it possible to use an M.2 to USB adapter designed for SSD with a WiFi card?

I've got a M.2 (NGFF) WiFi card and I would like to use it on my PC, which, however, does not have such a port. I know there are M.2 to USB adapters, but AFAIK they are designed to connect SSD cards, ...
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How to determine which physical port is connected to which tty path?

I have a device (An NVIDIA Jetson Nano) with four USB ports. How can I tell which /dev/tty* locations are mapped to each of these? I have gone through many similar questions here and on askUbuntu. I ...
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How to create large sized files that have unique content in Windows?

I need to create a large sized file that doesn't have repeated stuff in it so that even on zipping, I don't get the size reduced.
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When you have 2 windows snapped in Win10, is there a way to alt-tab to both of them at the same time?

In Win10 I have 2 windows snapped on the right and left side of a screen. When I alt-tab from a full size window to the snapped windows, I need to alt tab once and I will see one of the snapped ...
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Samba Configuration on RHEL 8.2: SMB1 disabled — no workgroup available

I've been taking a crack at configuring Samba to allow my Guest OS (RHEL 8.2), running on Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.8, to talk to my Host OS (Win10) following this guide here. Unfortunately, using a ...
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Node Sass does not yet support your current environment: Linux 64-bit with Unsupported runtime (57)

I am getting the error: Node Sass does not yet support your current environment: Linux 64-bit with Unsupported runtime (57) while running gulp command. I have tried deleting node_modules ...
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can't access 127.0.0.1:80 outside of WSL2 / Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on WSL2 / Hyper-V / Windows 10. When I do curl http://127.0.0.1 inside Ubuntu I get this back: <html> <head><title>301 Moved Permanently</title></...
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Running a batch command without results on screen

I'm running into an issue while writing a batch file. I wonder if anyone might have a solution for me. This file is very long so I am trying to figure out a way to do less code writing. I have many ...
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Rclone: How to skip copying files if there is already of file with the same name?

I'm using rclone to copy a shared Google Drive folder, but I'm running into a problem: when copying the same folder to the same location over and over again, rclone creates new folders each time, each ...
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What's the difference between one-dash and two-dashes for command prompt parameters?

I was wondering why is it that some programs requires their command prompt parameters to have two dashes in front whereas some (most) only require one dash in front? For example most programs look ...

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