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Disable viewing/listing rights to users

I'm new to linux administration and I'm not sure how to search for this problem. When I create a new user, s/he can browse the filesystem. E.g. ll /. How can I restrict the user to a few select ...
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Creating and mounting a new file system on CentOS

On my CentOS machine I have to create a new partition/file system, not sure which one I need to be honest I am a little bit confused about it all. If someone could explain it and walk me through it ...
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Why does CentOS even with its latest release ship older versions of apps such as Python 2.6?

Why does CentOS even with its latest release ship older versions of apps such as Python 2.6? What is the reason and logic behind it?
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Brand new to Linux - running a web server/database server, need to connect to my servers- how?

I am brand new to Linux. I have a database server and web server both running CentOS. My database server will host MySQL and my web server will host Apache. I am very familiar with Windows and ...
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File extension case sensitivity on CentOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean up file extensions? I'm using CentOS. There are >10M images in one of my folders, which are furthur grouped into subdirectories. The issue is that some of ...
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why useradd havent created the standard files?

See I have created some user in my CentOS with useradd command. And I didn't get any kind of automatic standard dir creation and its not been versatile actually while I am creating that user. see the ...
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Data transfer between Ubuntu and CentOS [duplicate]

How do I transfer data between Ubuntu and CentOS using LAN cable, in the same network? I tried installing Samba which did not go well in CentOS.
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this mount point is invalid. The /root directory must be on / file system

I'm preparing CentOS 6.5 x86_64 system with following mount points /usr/local – 10 GB or more *** /var – 10 GB or more *** /root – 200 MB or more *** /tmp – 200 MB or more *** The ...
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Change sshd logging file location on CentOS?

How do I change the sshd logging file location on CentOS? sshd logs to /var/log/messages instead of /var/log/secure. How can I change the setting so sshd will stop sending logs to /var/log/messages?
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Torrent with GUI for Gnome on CentOS 6?

I'm running Gnome Desktop on CentOS, I was wondering if anyone knows of a good Torrent program like uTorrent that will run on Gnome CentOS? If so does anyone have a tutorial on how to install it.
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How to use VNC for gaming?

I was just wondering if it's possible to set up a windows 7 VPS/VNC server to be used for gaming on my local network. I have a macbook pro as my main computer, it doesn't quite have the horsepower ...
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changing name of some files in bulk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rename all the files within a folder with prefix “Unix_” how can I rename multiple files by inserting a character? Is there a way to make a change in name of some ...
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centos locale utf-8

This is my linux box: CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final) x86_64 Using a text editor (vi, or pico...) I see strange characters for accented letters (è, ì, à, ù) This is my locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 ...
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what is dhcpv6-client service in firewalld, and can i safely remove it?

In a CentOS 7 server, I type in firewall-cmd --list-all, and it gives me the following: public (default, active) interfaces: enp3s0 sources: services: dhcpv6-client https ssh ports: ...
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CentOS 7 Live CD?

On this video at 1.09 I see CentOS 7 Live CD which allows to start CentOS directly from CD without installing it. How can I make such disk? I've downloaded .iso file from official web site, burned ...
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how to set crontab PATH variable

I had a problem running a script from crontab. After some research I understood the problem was because PATH parameter doesn't include /sbin. I looked what it does include in /etc/crontab: ...
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Trouble Installing APT on Centos 6 64 bit

Can someone help me get apt-get installed? I followed these instructions to try and install APT on Centos 6 64 bit: wget ...
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What causes cron to continuously send mail and how can I disable it?

I have a problem on CentOS 6.3 system where the crond process tries to unsuccessfully send mail over and over (at least I think this is what its doing) until the OS eventually generates a "too many ...
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Installing OpenSSL shared libraries on CentOS 6.5

OS: CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal I downloaded the latest version of OpenSSL Extracted it with tar -xvzf openssl-1.0.1e.tar.gz cd openssl-1.0.1e ./config --prefix=/usr/local make it gives me the ...
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How to install [ gcc ] without internet connection?

I simply ran yum install gcc this is what came up: ================================================================================ Package Arch Version ...
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Does Yum have an equivalent to apt / aptitude's DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive?

On Ubuntu you can use something like this: export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive sudo -E apt-get update Which will prevent things that require input (choosing grub versions or conflicts between ...
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How to manage all logs on VPS

I'm new to Linux but I'm about to start using a VPS to host my website. I've been reading about and it's been mentioned that I need to make sure that all of my logs are rotating and compressed, but I ...
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libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am using CentOS in which i had removed libxml2 accidentally now it was showing the following error as follows: There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The ...
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Installing a software on Linux- Centos

I am a complete amateur in Linux. There is a software that only runs on Linux. It came with a virtual machine package and every thing. When inside the virtual machine, I run a .py file in the ...
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HTTPd shows PHP code instead of executing it

My setup: # grep php /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp5.so AddType x-httpd-php .php AddHandler php5-script .php # grep PHP /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf PHPIniDir ...
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How to add an IP to hostname file

I have a Centos 5.8 server. How can I add my server IP address 192.168.20.254 so that it reflects when I run the command hostname -i At the moment the command only shows the loopback IP 127.0.0.1 and ...
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Which wiki software does CentOS.org use? [closed]

Like the title says, if you goto CentOS.org and hit up the wiki, I am trying to figure out which wiki software it is. Usually I can scroll to the bottom and get the wiki software name and version from ...
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Centos 'Login incorrect' problem

When I type my username and password into the login field, I receive the following error: Login incorrect How can I solve this problem? I am using CentOS.
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Where to find the Crontab logs in CentOS

First of all I'm using CentOS [root@a etc]# cat system-release CentOS release 6.5 (Final) [root@a cron.daily]# ps -ef | grep cron root 982 1 0 Jun14 ? 00:01:15 crond root ...
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cp: cannot stat : No such file or directory

I am getting an error when I try to copy a file from my local computer to a remote server with ssh. I get the same error whether I use cp or scp. Here is my input at the resulting error: ...
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Nslookup: command not found error on RHEL/CentOS 7

During linux installation I selected "minimal" option: When I went to run the nslookup command to look up an IP address I got the error message nslookup: command not found as shown in the example ...
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how to install turnserver on centos 6.5 32bit

I get the following error while turnserver on centos 6.5 32bit. How can I solve it? [root@d turnserver-3.2.2.1]# ./install.sh libc.so.6()(64bit) is needed by libevent-2.0.21-2.el6.x86_64 annot add ...
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mv deleted my directory. Why?

I was trying to correct the spelling on a directory, issued a mv command, and the directory is now gone. I'd like to understand--specifically--what happened. Here's the command I ran: mv ...
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Create ssh root password

For some reason, after a plesk update, I can no longer login to ssh as root using my old password. I have tried to create a user with: /bin/bash & /bin/bash (chrooted) in plesk Which lets me ...
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locale-gen command in centos6

In my bare centos6.5 system, which is a docker container, en_US.utf-8 locale is missing: bash-4.1# locale -a C POSIX Normally in Ubuntu there is command locale-gen to do this: # locale-gen ...
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Cannot install Snort 2.9.6.1 due to “Not a compatible architecture”

I have Centos 6.5 installed on a Dell Inspirion Intel chip. When I entered uname -a I got Linux family.room 2.6.32-431.el6.i686 #1 SMP Fri Nov 22 00:26:36 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I ...
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Iptables in linux

Please explain me the use of bold character below iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 443 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A -i -p -m state --state -j
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install python module for particular python instance

I have 2 python instance on a CentOS machine, i.e. /usr/bin/python2.4 and /usr/bin/python2.7. Modules for 2.4 are in /usr/lib/python2.4, and modules for 2.7 are in /usr/local/python27. When I do ...
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Calendar software for Linux [closed]

I'm wondering and searching a calendar for Linux (Centos). Here calendar means to save important notes and points by date and time in all days,for this purpose I'm asking this question. Is there any ...
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Commercial support for CentOS [closed]

As you know CentOS is taken over by RedHat, so i boils out couple of points as mentioned here. Will CentOS remain complete free as it was(is) before(now)? Can we expect upgrades of CentOS in future, ...
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Rebuilding RPM results in “invalid numeric value”

I am attempting to add some config changes to Bash and repackage it as an RPM in CentOS x86. This is not something I've done before, so I'm at the mercy of info I've found around the internet. I am ...
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Realtek r8169 not working in CentOS 6.5

We have recently purchased Gigabyte 990xe-ud3 motherboards. It came with Realtek LAN conroller. However with CentOS 6.5 it is not working, i.e. although it shows that it's connected with network, it ...
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Moving a folder to a NAS mount

I currently have a small Centos VPS which has some local SSD disk - I am getting close to my storage limit as I am storing a lot of flat files which are accessed very infrequently so I am looking at ...
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CentOS kernel version 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64 bugs

As far as I updated my centos ver 6.4 to 6.5, the new kernel (2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64) disappointed me! It hangs when I want to plug my external hard to laptop or hangs when I start virtual windows 7 ...
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Upgraded from CentOS 6.4 -> 6.5 and now permissions do not seem to work properly?

I allow my non-root user the ability to view my nginx access.log. I upgraded from CentOS 6.4 to 6.5 and now my user cannot view this file but the permissions still look correct. I removed and ...
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Is it possible to have a seperate firefox profile for root?

There's a shared office PC that employees can use to surf / look up information on, etc. There are times when it would be convenient for me to use the same PC to check my email / log into secure ...
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CentOS 6.4 Kickstart bootloader problem

I am installing CentOS 6.4 via a kick start file that looks like this in my build: # install the bootloader (GRUB) bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda --append="crashkernel=auto" After the ...
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CentOS - acts abnormal every week and causes my whole setup to be down, how can I rollback / restore back to one week?

I have CentOS and Red hat enterprise Linux running, where I have now working Google Apps Engine and related other Python web applications. Every week or depending on any Google Apps Engine latest ...
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OpenVPN problem

I've Configure an OpenVPN (2.0.9) on a CentOS 6.2 (2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64) to accept OpenVPN client connection. But when I try to connect from Windows 7 by OpenVPN client tool it return me some ...
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Bash config files being read in contradiction to `man bash`

While trying to determine the differences between .bashrc and .bash_profile I notice that .bashrc is never read, and that .bash_profile is only read from SSH, but not from PHP. This seems to ...