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

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Is there any configuration validator for linux?

I found something if you mistype some configuration for the Linux. Like set invalid value will cause the System crash. In my experience. I assign an invalid value for seLinux. The CentOs will not ...
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Configuring simple service with systemd

We are using Bamboo server for continues integration with remote agents which are building our projects. These agent can be started up with a simple shell script (which works fine). But I thought I ...
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“autostart” from screenrc

How can I start some command for certain tabs in screen automatically? I've tried using command directly (screen mc) but it seem to load with broken environment or terminal profile. I've also tried ...
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PAM: make dbus listen to some address

I'm new with PAM and have some questions about it. Is possible to make PAM configure dbus, and make dbus listen to some address?
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/etc/sysctl.conf abstraction for custom usage

Is there an abstraction model for configuration files like /etc/sysctl.conf ? I find it great for a few reasons, it's humanly readable, has nestable namespaces, hierachy of settings instead of one-...
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How to quickly setup my home directory on a new linux machine?

If I have settings that I like to use on a linux machine that I've never been on before, how do I set them up quickly? I already have a .vimrc, and tmux, is there a way to cart these things around ...
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handling multiple window managers, multiple .xsessionrc files?

I have just installed xmonad on my laptop with Debian jessie, and like it so far... I have previously used the default gnome-shell desktop (/window?) -manager, and still want to keep it 100% intact ...
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Wrong site appears in Nginx

I have a Debian Linux server with nginx configured for several sites (/etc/nginx/sites-enabled), every site showing on its own domain. Now when I remove a site from /etc/nginx/sites-enabled, querying ...
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How to turn off stack protector in linux kernel easily? [duplicate]

I wrote a simple module for the Linux Kernel and it has a stack buffer overflow vulnerability. I want to exploit the module, but I have to turn off the stack protector in the kernel first. How could I ...
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Custom font with dmenu_run in i3

I am trying to change the font of dmenu. I am running the i3 window manager. $ dmenu_run -v /bin/bash: line 1: dmenu-4.5,: command not found $ dmenu_run -fn "-xos4-terminus-medium-r-*-*-14-*" ...
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Loading configuration via putty

I have a NVR hybrid system that runs off of linux. Is there a way I could load a configuration file into this NVR via putty? Basically the file would be a snapshot of a finished NVR with the ntp set ...
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Push same webserver config to multiple front ends

We are using a load balancer for our web servers (3 debian clones). I was wondering if it was possible to push the same config onto the three web servers and restart each instance all in one shot so ...
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Joining Zentyal server to an existing domain

i'm Joining Zentyal server to an existing domain. i just raised the forest functional level of my Server 2003 and set a correct NTP server in all the machines. now i try to configure the additional ...
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Can not succeed in excluding user in match directive in SSHD config

I’m having a problem with my sshd config. I want to limit all users of the group www-user to sftp use. All of them but the user yorunokoe. I saw that related question : How to exclude from a "...
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How to configure apache with suPHP and VirtualHosts to avoid DocumentRoot problem?

I am currently configuring an apache web server, and have Apache 2.2 with SSL, svn at https://myhost/svn/repos/myrepo1 and https://myhost/awebsite with suPHP ready. https://myotherhost/ also exists ...
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Generic multiple monitor layout on RHEL/CENTOS 7

By default, RHEL7 seems to think multiple monitors are next to each other. I need to have them vertically spanned instead of horizontal. I found that modifying xorg.conf or xorg.conf.nvidia to set ...
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Make Guake Float in i3wm

I want to default Guake to open as a floating window under i3. I created an entry under ~/.i3/config that reads as the following. My code is - for_window [class="guake"] floating enable My xprop ...
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Can I change the X rotate the xf86-video-fbdev during execution?

Below is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/1-fbdev.conf. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/1-fbdev.conf Section "Device" Identifier "LCD" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0" Option "Rotate" "UD" EndSection ...
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Is there a way to determine compile-time state of a kernel flag from a running system?

I have a running kernel and I'm trying to determine whether it was compiled with support for BTRFS extended attributes. Is there a way to determine a running kernel's compile flags?
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Where should I save color codes for the PS1 command line / terminal? [closed]

This question is about best practices. I know logging in over secure shell or switching users su, and su -l have different effects. Also, in the event you make a typo in the configuration, you still ...
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Postfix mailbox_transport and mailbox_command

I have Postfix set up in main.cf to use mailbox_transport=lmtp:unix:private/dovecot-lmtp as LDA, which works fine. I also need to enable mailbox_command in order to pass internal sanity checks as ...
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remote connection config in terminator

I'm using terminator and would like it to start up pre-configured with remote connections established, I do achieve this by setting ssh user@host in the command = field in ~/.config/terminator/config ...
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Manjaro doesn't update syslinux.cfg when I install new kernels. How can it be done?

I have a fresh installation of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) 64-bit on my Dell Latitude. I started with the CLI installer as I had a couple of LVM volumes to reattach to my system — such as /home and the ...
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How to “export” configuration variables and “source” them on embedded Linux?

A router runs firmware containing BusyBox and in addition to flash memory the device has secondary memory storage. That USB stick is mounted at both /media/Main and /opt: # mount | grep sda /dev/sda1 ...
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Play subtitles automatically with mpv

Subtitle files come in a variety of formats, from .srt to .sub to .ass and so on and so forth. Is there a way to tell mpv to search for subtitle files alongwith the media files and if it does to start ...
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Xpdf Config File Not Being Read

According to the documentation for xpdf, the user-level config file is supposed to be stored at ~/.xpdfrc. I've done that, but xpdf seems to not be reading it on startup. I say this because I set up ...
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openssl does not load engine from config file

I'm using openssl-1.0.1f. And I'm trying to load the pkcs11 engine in the config file, but it doesn't work. Here is my config: openssl_conf = openssl_def [openssl_def] engines = engine_section [...
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BASH: pass arguments to sub-script

I have a script like this: #!/bin/bash . config ./sub-script There are a lot of variables in config and I don't want to pass them to sub-scirpt like ./subscript arg1 arg2 ... arg100500. Also, I ...
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Configure xfreerdp to always pass some options

I need to configure xfreerdp to be set as 15 bpp every time is launched, without the need of use the # xfreerdp --sec rdp -a 15 --no-bmp-cache srvaddr Opening the config.txt of xfreerdp, shows me ...
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How to get Ansible to reload Playbooks after update from Git/Rsync?

I want to have a playbook that Rsync (or check out from a version control system) Playbooks from another server then use the new Playbooks. Is there a way to tell Ansible to reload Playbooks after ...
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How to I force Terminator to reload configuration on the fly?

I use Terminator as a terminal emulator and I like it a lot, I would just like to do one thing and I haven't been able to find out how to do it. So you know how I can right-click, go to preferences, ...
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How can I make node.js automatically load config files?

In my mac os x computer, node.js, you can use 'require()' to load your configuration files, but I am tired of having to do that on all my programs. Is there a way to make node.js automatically load ...
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How do I add a vim configuration to a user who is restricted to a specific directory?

So basically, I have created a user that only has access to a specific folder with: useradd --home /some/dir username Now what I would like to do is add my vim configuration to this user's "home" ...
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X configuration location on systems that configure X on the fly at startup

Having not had to muck about with the X configuration in quite a while I've recently found that many Linux current distros no longer use an xorg.conf file (unless it is manually created for whatever ...
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Proftpd classes don't work

If setup my proftpd server and all is working fine on 'full' speed. but I want to limit a certain IP range to a speed limit. So I've added the following lines to the proftpd.conf file: <Class ...
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Fail2Ban - Failed to execute ban jail 'xxx' action 'xarf-login-attack'

I recently set up Fail2Ban (v0.9.4 on Debian Jessie). I only use it for SSH. By default my main jail bans after 5 failed attempts in 10 minutes for a day. This setting has worked well for me however ...
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Which configuration files override /etc/default/locale?

For some strange reason, I find my I have several LC_ locale variables set to a value I don't recognize having chosen (en_ZA.UTF-8). So, I want to set it differently - permanently, from the command-...
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How to have the same configuration for both root and user?

Hello I just installed Debian and have only one user since it's my personal computer. I would like for all softwares, x, xfce, terminal, vim, shell to always have the same configuration without me ...
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i3 xterm menu (ctrl+mouse) too small

I've recently started to use the i3 window manager. I configured i3 and xterm to fit my needs, but whenever I start xterm and want use the menu (ctrl+mouse_button), the menu gets displayed as a small ...
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Denying access to multiple directories in vsftpd.conf

I am trying to use the deny_file directive to prevent users from accessing several directories inside a local root, using vsftpd. For example, I would like to forbid users from entering inside the ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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How to find and edit “Apache timeout”?

I'm trying to view the default value of Apache timeout of my server, but I found nothing about that in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . So where is " timeout " supposed to be and how do I change its value ...
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Why does less store its configuration in a binary file?

I'm just wondering: why does less store its configuration in a binary file .less, which you have to generate with lesskey from the text-file .lesskey? What could be the benefits of this behavior? ...
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Configuring a system to run PulseAudio automatically on top of JACK

This is essentially the same as the Ask Ubuntu question How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?. However, the answers to that question are all incomplete in at ...
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Changing Debian installer default parameters

I wanna change the default parameters used by the Debian installer, specifically dm-crypt's key size and KDF iterations. "twofish" + "xts-plain64" supports 512bit keys on ArchLinux, so I wanted to ...
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Kconfig (bool/def_bool/tristate)

In a Kconfig file, what are the differences between : bool def_bool tristate Thank you.
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“attempt to invoke directory '/srv/http' as script” error with “SetHandler application/x-httpd-php” enabled in apache config on archlinux

when I try to list directories through Options Indexes-option with SetHandler application/x-httpd-php enabled in my apache-config I get a attempt to invoke directory '/srv/http' as script error ...
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Configure 3 screens/dual graphic/rotated screens Ubuntu 15.10

I have a PC with 2x AMD Radeon R5 230 graphics cards, one with 2x 1920x1080 screens plugged (HTMI and DVI) and another with 1x 1920x1080 screen (HDMI). I have the two screens in the first graphics ...
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Front-end to `~/.config/mimeapps.list`

SOLVED: Apparently, Xfce does not use ~/.config/mimeapps.list anyway, because even though ~/.config/mimeapps.list names Firefox as the default browser, links open in Chromium. Is there a front-end ...
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Linux system and services information

I am trying to create a process to fix machines in my organization. We have a few thousand machines and what I am trying to do is the following. A) Create a script that can create a config file (...