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How do you get screen to automatically connect to the current ssh-agent when re-attaching to an existing screen?

If you start a screen session while ssh-agent is running (from ssh -A agent forwarding), accessing ssh-agent works fine. However, if you detach from that session, log out, log in again (with ssh-agent ...
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How do I detach a process from Terminal, entirely?

I use Tilda (drop-down terminal) on Ubuntu as my "command central" - pretty much the way others might use GNOME Do, Quicksilver or Launchy. However, I'm struggling with how to completely detach a ...
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Save data typed into PDF Form

Hey I have PDF Form which would not let me save the data typed into it. Here is the form: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/imm0008egen.pdf I want it to save the data typed into it so ...
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How to make a virtualbox image of running windows system

Is it possible to do this so that the image is transferred over network connection to some other computer? Or is it even possible to resize the partition on the fly to get rid of unnecessary amount of ...
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Constantly seeing a Textmate pop up message

Every time I boot my Mac I see this Textmate popup: screenshot of mac screenshot http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/240752/popup-message.jpg What is it and how do I kill it?
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How do you protect your computer from Live CD's?

Linux has grown in popularity in the past few years. Many more people are using Live CD's now than they were say 3 years ago. And with this comes a new problem for network admins. How do you stop a ...
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security concerns in dual-boot Linux, Windows system?

I plan to install Windows Vista on my second hard drive partition, with Ubuntu Hardy remaining on the first partition. How likely is it that any security holes that may exist in Vista could allow ...
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How to prevent clearing of terminal output when I “exit” an SSH session?

This is the situation: I open a terminal in Ubuntu, and do ssh host-1, which works as expected. From host-1, I do ssh host-2, which again works fine and connects me to host-2. From host-2 I do, for ...
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How can I change the keyboard shortcut for switching tabs in Mac Terminal?

I know that you can switch tabs with shift cmd [arrow key] in Mac Terminal, but it is painful to reach the arrow key. How can I change the default keybinding?
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Running upstart jobs as unprivileged users

What's the canonical way to have an upstart job change its userid and run the script as an unprivileged user? Obviously one can use su or sudo, but this seems hacky (and can generate needless log ...
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how to merge video with PowerPoint file?

I want to merge video with PowerPoint file into a single video file -- related PowerPoint is displayed when the video is showed (like some online training experience), and I want to know whether there ...
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Can I permanently prevent Java security updates from installing Yahoo Toolbar?

Each time I get a Java security update, I have to remember to untick the box to install the yahoo toolbar browser plugin that they've decided, for some mad reason, is an important security feature of ...
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how to swap columns to rows view

I have following two columns of data in excel 2007: a 1 b 2 ... What I need to swap the view to: a b ... 1 2 ... I think there is way to do it in excel 2007. Is this possible?
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Unable to use scp with a bash alias

This code does not work: scp ~/Desktop/favicon.ico nameOfBashAlias:/public_html/mySite/templates/blog/ The alias is: alias nameOfBashAlias='ssh myUsername@11.11.11.111' How do I solve this ...
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Setting up synergy (multi-computer shared input devices) new to Mac

I've just gotten a Mac and the first thing I'm trying to do in setting it up for dev is to set-up synergy. I've run into countless issues, and am making progress, but that 'Mac's just work' theory ...
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Error “broken packages” when installing GVim on Ubuntu

Trying to install GVim on Ubuntu 8.10, I get the following error message: $sudo apt-get install vim-gtk -- The following packages have unmet dependencies: vim-gtk: Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2....
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How do I stop my computer from going into sleep or hibernate mode?

I have noticed that when I run Windows Media Player on my laptop, that the screen saver will not start and more importantly my computer will not go into sleep or hibernate mode. However, when running ...
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Using two conditions with a SUMIF function in Excel 2003

For a given row on Sheet1, I use the SUMIF function to see if the value from the first cell of that row is on a list of historical values in Sheet2. That will basically summarize all the values on my ...
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How to get the Excel header on each print page to be the first row of the table

I need the first row in an Excel spreadsheet to print as the header on all pages.
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How can I strip stationery from incoming email in Outlook 2007?

How can I strip stationery from incoming email in Outlook 2007? I would like to avoid using Plain Text only.
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How to reassign a shortcut key?

Previously, Ctrl + D was assigned to an application by a shortcut on the desktop. The shortcut is now deleted but shortcut key is still assigned to the same application. How can I reassign Ctrl + D ...
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How do I extract files from an MSI package?

We have some old patches that we want to get the files from but don't wish to spend the time installing them to a machine. Can anyone advise a way to extract files from an MSI installation package?
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What is the easiest way to free space on a hard drive?

My hard drive became full. I am looking for ways to locate the things that use most of my disk space. I played with cron once so it may have consumed a great deal of space, but really I have no clue. ...
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Cookies are retained even after explicit delete in IE8

I need to be able to delete my entire browsing history in IE8. Even after explicitly invoking the option of clearing browsing history from within IE8, I notice some cookies and files do not get ...
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4answers
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Excel formula to display a string of text and numbers

I need one column to show the following text: prxyz,(data1 here),0699,ABCD(data2 here),xxx data1 is in column A and data2 is in column B. the format of data1 needs to be 5 numbers (sometimes ...
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Rip a website via HTTP to download images, HTML and CSS

I need to rip a site via HTTP. I need to download the images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as organizing it in a file system. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Auto responder for Notes client 7.0

I am using a notes client(v 7.0). I created a mail account with email id xyz@abc.com in this client(obviously on domino server also). I want to auto reply to the mail which is sent to xyz@abc.com with ...
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TCP Tweaking options and Results: Any suggestions?

I first tried with the default windows XP TCP option(It doesn't have TCPWindowSize option and TCP1323 in its Registry setting). I dynamically set those options using TCP optimizer. Here I list out the ...
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Can I run VNC server on linux which don't required any password?

I want access a VNC Server running on a linux machine from windows client, without using any password. Is that possible?
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MS.Excel- Is it possible to password protect one or two columns in an excel file?

I have an excel file which would be available on a shared drive. I want the users to be able to access all columns except one or two columns. Except the two columns which are protected all other ...
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How to measure disk-performance under Windows?

I'm trying to find out why my application is very slow on a certain machine (runs fine everywhere else). I think i have traced the performance-problems to hard-disk reads and writes and i think it's ...
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Sum Column, but only Filtered Rows

I have a large flat file of a bunch of ungrouped primary key values. I want to filter on a key and populate cell A1 with the value selected from the dropdown list. In the end, I want to see a sum of ...
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Sharing a GNU Screen Session

I have a meeting with a professor coming up shortly, but he won't be at school for a face-to-face meeting. Instead he will meet with me via Skype and an SSH login. I'm a heavy user of GNU Screen, but ...
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Best way to copy millions of files between 2 servers

I have roughly around 5 million small (5-30k) files in a single directory that I would like to copy to another machine on the same gigabit network. I tried using rsync, but it would slow down to a ...
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In what directory should I install Jetty on Ubuntu Linux?

I've downloaded jetty-6.1.14.zip into my home directory on my Ubuntu 8.04 box. Where is the appropriate place to unzip it? I put it in /opt because /opt is supposedly for "storing random data that ...
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Why doesn't MS Project change project end date if tasks are finished ahead of schedule?

Let's say for the sake of simplification that I have a project with 3 tasks: A B and C. Task A is scheduled to be completed in 10 days. Tasks B & C are 1 day each. Since all 3 tasks are being ...
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How can I make a USB flash drive appear/not appear as a CD drive?

I recently was given a small USB flash drive as an advertising gimmick. When I plug it in, only one drive appears: a CD drive with 42kb used (just an autorun.inf file which launches the manufacturer's ...
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How to make a linux desktop and mac notebook share keyboard/mouse?

I installed Synergy server onto my Linux system, and installed Synergykm on to my Mac. When I try to connect with Synergykm from my Mac to my Linux system, it always fails to connect. The error that ...
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Whats the actual file size?

In Windows XP, under File Properties, what is the actual file size? Size or Size-on-disk? I'm looking for the exact size of the file, in bytes. Why does Windows blame the use of extra space on the ...
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How can I extract fonts from a PDF file?

Is there a way to extract fonts from PDF files? I know that usually embedded fonts in PDF files are only subsets of the fonts. Anyway, is there a way to do this?
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How do I push a file from a Linux box to a Windows Box?

How do I push a file from a Linux box to a Windows Box? Which versions of Windows have a built-in SSH server that a Linux box can "scp" (secure copy/ssh) to. I'm looking at freesshd right now. Any ...
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Restore drive image with PC reboot

I need a way to restore a drive image (C:) automatically.. My client earlier had some Norton Ghost 2003 floppy disk with some batch program to initiate a Drive Restore operation via the command-line ...
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What is the best method to remove duplicate image files from your computer?

I have a lot of duplicate image files on my Windows computer, in different subfolders and with different file names. What Python script or freeware program would you recommend for removing the ...
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How can I get the Mac Terminal to not beep?

I'd like to prevent the Mac Terminal program from beeping, for example when there are multiple possible completions when I hit TAB. I looked in the preferences, but there's nothing about beeping.
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Convert a GPT disk to MBR from XP

I took some files with me on my external HDD while going on vacation. Through a series of events, I ended up storing the data in a NTFS formatted partition defined in a GUID Partition Table. The ...
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Can a dual processor machine with a 32 bit os address a maximum of 4Gb or 8Gb of memory?

Am I right in thinking that each processor can independently address 4GB, so the answer is 8Gb? Does the same hold true for a dual-core?
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Invert display colors

Is it possible to invert display colors on Windows like Macs can? I have nVidia GeForce 6200 graphics card and 17" Samsung SyncMaster display.
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In linux, how do I create/restore an image snapshot of my entire drive?

I'm too spoiled by Windows utilities that take a digital snapshot of your entire drive, which you can then restore from in the event of a drive crash. (e.g. like Time Machine for Mac OS X). Is there ...
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Installation of fedora 10 from install DVD, but with no monitor

I have an oldish box running fedora 2. I want to do a fresh install with fedora 10, but I do not have a screen/monitor for it (all my other machines are laptops). To save buying a monitor, does ...
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How do I get a reference to the last occurrence of a value in an array in Excel?

So if A1:A5 = {3, 3, 4, 4, 5} what function could I put into B1 to get a reference to A4 (the cell containing the last occurrence of 4)?

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