The action of modifying a program's behavior, generally by modifying a text file.

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Configuration management via versioned packages

For the hosts we manage, my boss has a vision of configuration management via versioned packages (in our particular case, fpm-built debian packages). This is to make: host deployment easier easier ...
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How To Customize Syntactic Colors In Padre

I'm new to Linux Mint (I've just installed Cinnamon version 17.1), and I would like to customize the colors in the editor for Padre (version 1.00). I know that there is a config file in the ...
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tmux ignores the configuration files

tmux ignores the configuration files: both /etc/tmux.conf and ~/.tmux.conf. Even I pass the path to the configuration file, using tmux -f path/to/tmux.conf it still doesn't load it. The configuration ...
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Find command associated with configuration file

Let's say I didn't know what ~/.bashrc is for. Is there a command that would tell me what the file is/does? Other than googling for an answer. The man pages have a files section, maybe there is a way ...
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PHP script can't read CLI arguments when extra extensions are enabled in php.ini

I hope that I'm posting in the right StackExchange. I am facing a very strange problem with PHP CLI. I'm using Symfony Framework and I can't use Symfony's commands properly when I add extensions in ...
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IRC and Irssihelp

I've been searching around on Google, but I cannot find my answers to doing a specific thing with IRC and in Irssi, so I've come here to see if I can get any answers. Okay first… in IRC using Irssi, ...
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Yakuake doesn't save shell setting

When I change the shell appearance opacity it works fine but when I reboot Ubuntu again, the opacity is back to 0 and I have to configure it again. How can I save the Yakuake settings? I am using ...
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Deactivate the new native gesture support in GNOME 3.14

The new version 3.14 of the GNOME desktop now supports multitouch gestures natively. (see e.g. Multi-touch gestures in GNOME 3.14) How can I deactivate this feature? I would like to continue using ...
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Changing pulseaudio default per-user output device

Is there a way to change or set the default per-user pulseaudio output device without having write access to the system configuration (but of course having write access to the user configuration in ...
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/etc/network/interfaces not loading correctly at boot

I'm trying to use my Beagleboard Black as a wireless access point (using hostapd and dnsmasq). I've found that I can connect (I'm assigned an IP address, get a DNS Server and Default Route), but I am ...
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Doubts about the Buildroot configuration

How can I update my Buildroot without losing my configuration, packages, etc.? And how can I update the Linux kernel that is configured? Is it just change the url from git repository in menuconfig? ...
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question on vsync setting of AMD W9000

After replacing a W9100 for a W9000, I noticed that the vsync slider in amdcccle was set to a different value than before. Does this mean the vsync setting is stored on the card? If so, is there a way ...
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Can you have two directory rewrite rules in one configuration?

In /etc/httpd/conf.d for custom conf file where you have multiple sites and databases but with different systems installed in non root folders can you declare more than one rewrite rule like below? I ...
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Need explanation of rtorrent.rc schedule values

I want to set-up some watch folders that will then move the completed torrents to a specific directory for further processing. What I would like to know before I proceed based on this rather old guide ...
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Changing linux config from 32 bit to 64 bit loses RTC

I have a config from a 32-bit linux 3.12.18, and was trying to compile a 64 bit version with most settings like selected drivers etc. the same as in 32 bit version. For this I used make menuconfig ...
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Is there a Yum Option that Creates an Error if a Package is Missing?

I am using a set of local yum repositories and trying to install a set of packages from those repos. I noticed that when one of the packages on the command line does not exist, Yum just prints out ...
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How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?

I run Ubuntu 12.04, I can't set the locale to en_US.utf8. I set the LANG by configuring /etc/default/locale as described here. $cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.utf8 $locale LANG= LANGUAGE= ...
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Why should you not edit the .config kernel configuration file?

# Automatically generated file; DO NOT EDIT Is at the header of the kernel configuration file: /usr/src/linux/.config My question is why, why should you not edit this file? If I know exactly what I ...
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Start X11vnc on boot at SLIM login window

Debian 7.7 Wheezy, xorg, SLIM, i3 I'm unable to have x11vnc -usepw -forever started with SLIM, to offer a vnc connection on boot, as I do not have a monitor attached to the computer. I tried to add ...
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How to configure bind9 caching period

I have configured bind9 to act as a caching server and is working properly. However I am trying to configure the retention period for the cache. I couldn't find any information regarding the caching ...
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Reverse ssh tunnel in config

How can I establish a reverse ssh tunnel with my ./ssh/config file? I'm trying to reproduce this command ssh -R 55555:localhost:22 user@host in my .ssh/config file so that when I type ssh host ...
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How to configure postfix to send mail to external SMTP server?

I have a machine with http://phabricator.org/ set up on it and I would like to set up postfix to enable e-mail sending to my company's mailboxes (as for notification emails coming from e.g. ...
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How can I connect my REMnux to wifi

I have a copy of Linux REMnux 5 which is specially designed for Reverse Engineering. It is based Linux Ubuntu. But I don't know how to connect it to a wifi connection or even a wired connection.
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setting default options for cryptsetup

Is there a way to set default options for cryptsetup? For example, lets say I want to make sure that I only open cryptsetup devices with the -r option. I would like to add it to a config file, so that ...
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Startup Applications config path

I want to edit the startup list of Linux Mint 17 without logging in. Where does the Startup Applications program keep its list of applications?
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Is there a standard text config file engine with Spacewalk?

I would like to template my configuration files using an as standard as possible template engine. There is plenty of template engine for web or html stuff, but here, I'm not talking about Linux text ...
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sensors-detect not detecting my fan

sensors-detect detects my system perfectly: # sensors-detect revision 6209 (2014-01-14 22:51:58 +0100) # System: Acer Aspire E1-572 [V2.14] (laptop) # Board: Acer EA50_HW It detects an Intel ...
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What are these %(…)s strings in fail2ban's jail.conf file, and how do they work?

In setting up fail2ban there are what appear to be variables at the top of the jail.conf that look like this: mytime=300 . . . [ssh] bantime=%(mytime)s Or in this more complicated form like this: ...
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stop/restart X server

I want to generate xorg.conf but for that X needs to not be running. How do I stop X or start without it? I tried ctrl + alt + F2 but the X server is still running. I'm running Lubuntu 14.10.
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Can somebody explain The Debian Apache2 configuration files conundrum?

I am a newbie to Apache2.4. I know I am running the said version because of :- $ sudo apache2ctl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server built: Jul 23 2014 13:15:48 Apparently there are ...
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where in Apache2 do you set the Servername directive globally?

NOTE: This is related to my question: "apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?". The thing is I'm trying to test a local site, locally. As I understand Apache2 (and perhaps ...
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How to automate Linux server configuration?

Is there any way to automate Linux server configuration? I'm working on setting up a couple of new build servers, as well as an FTP server, and would like to automate as much of the process as ...
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Which file defines the LESSOPEN environment variable?

please advise me about the following. On my Linux machine - I do the following: $ env | grep -i LESSOPEN LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s So from env command I see that: ...
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Apache web server configuration with a DNS server Linux 14.04 LTS [closed]

I need to configure a Apache web server with a DNS server, it can be a simple local server configuration just to practice and see how a DNS server resolves a URL to an ip address and connects to a web ...
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How is the content of configuration files parsed on different Linux distributions?

Different Linux distributions store the same configuration parameters in different files. For example IPv4 address in Debian Wheezy is stored in /etc/network/interfaces file while in Fedora 20 it is ...
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How to configure which sound card jack2 will use

I've installed jack2 as a substitution for jack from official repositories (I'm on Arch Linux): # pacman -S jack2 I need to use jack2 because it provides jackd (it's needed for another ...
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What does xterm's Escape Sequence option do and how do I enable it?

xterm's control-right-click menu contains an option named Escape sequence. It is always disabled ("grayed out") in Ubuntu-14.04. What is this option is used for? How do I enable it? I am looking for ...
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How does ssh server defines which key to use first having more than 1?

I have just found out that on my Ubuntu machine I have more public keys to serve in /etc/ssh directory: $ ll /etc/ssh total 296K -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 237K lip 3 2013 moduli -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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bashrc in custom folder [duplicate]

I want to cleanup my home folder and have managed to move out most of the configuration files to the .config folder. But, one file I'm not able to figure out is the .bashrc file. How can I specify ...
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OpenEmbedded: root account doesn't exist!

I'm using the current OpenEmbedded system from: http://git.openembedded.org/openembedded-core/tree/ (For what it's worth, I'm also pulling in layers from ...
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Webalizer: website/stats doesn't show index.html but directory listing

I'm working with Linux and want to provide my users with up-to-date statistics of their website. ex: user1 has a website on my Linux DNS server: user1.be but when he surfs to user1.be/stats he has to ...
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ifconfig not showing changed ip address

I'm trying to configure IP settings on my Raspberry Pi running Rasperian. I edited /etc/networks/interfaces to be: auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet static address 110.76.71.106 ...
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OpenVswitch in Linux kernel configuration

There's a kernel configuration variable Open vSwitch (CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH). This enables openVswitch support inside the kernel, but still to use it, we need a userspace daemon. My question is, what ...
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Linux Mint root app theming breaks when changing controls

So, this is a strange occurrence, which seems similar to other questions but which I've not been able to find a reference for. Maybe my Google-Fu is not strong right now. It seems to be a common ...
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Postfix configuration? problem

I try to configure mail server on my VPS. I try this tutorial but unfortunately I cant run it. My configuration files are exact the same I only replaced mydomain.com with my own domain. Also when I ...
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bash: dynamic environment control

I have an application which modifies environment variables. The intent is to launch a bash shell with a modified context-specific environment. When my application modifies the environment, and ...
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Which config files in /etc folder must be unique for each computer?

I am doing a restoration test of backup files on a computer. Without putting much thought into it, I did an rsync to replace all files in /etc folder with the ones in the backup. Then, I realize I ...
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crontab error with (No MTA installed) but I use >/dev/null 2>&1

I'm new on linux user I try to run crontab to backup my database with vagrant user * * * * * /usr/bin/mysqldump -h localhost -u root -p root mydb | gzip > /var/backup/all/database_`date ...
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Allowing outgoing emails that will be delivered to localhost only

I operate a Linux system where I give out free Linux shell accounts to people for educational purposes. Unfortunately, while doing so it's expected to meet abusive users who will keep sending spam ...
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Less command change color of “~” and “(END)”?

How do I change the color of the "~" characters that go along the edge of a Less command output. And how to change the color "(END)" at the bottom?