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

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OracleSolaris 11.2 - setting MANPATH variable

What is the right way to extend MANPATH in Solaris? Currently it is empty for a user session, so I get to do it manually in $HOME/.bash_profile: ...
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howto use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY

howto use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY? Are PuTTY settings stored in registry? I wish to have my PuTTY settings in git. So it needs to be a human readable text file.
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Source .bashrc in zsh without printing any output

In the past, I've used bash consistently, because it's everywhere. But recently I started to try zsh. I don't want to give up updating my .bashrc fil which is rsync'ed to all my servers . So, in my ...
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Where does KDE 4 store its keyboard shortcuts?

Some Emacs keyboard shortcuts are intercepted by KDE. I know that KDE lets you configure keyboard shortcuts via GUI, but I am tired of sifting every time all the menus. I would like to open the ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 hostname change

I changed the hostname using svccfg and svcadm restart as described in https://blogs.oracle.com/VDIpier/entry/solaris_11_changing_the_hostname however it didn't update /etc/inet/hosts and ...
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Default sound volume for all ALSA devices

I woud like to set up the default sound volume once for all, for all ALSA devices that will be connected ever. Of course, I could do amixer ... or even alsamixer to modify the volume of currently ...
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KDE config file for window settings, sizes, etc.?

What config file stores the settings for KDE window settings, sizes, etc.?
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Where are default Plasma 5 settings stored?

On a distributed System (NFS root), I'd like to change the way the desktop appears to users that have never logged in on the system before, i.e. have no settings set. I'd like to change some desktop ...
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How to correctly set the XDG base dirs gobally and dynamically

I get a lot of config folders in my homefolder. I assume that is, because $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set and some software (e.g. fontconfig, umlet) does not follow the standards. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME ...
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What exactly is the “Filter” option in CUPS' printers.conf?

I just stumbled over the Filter option that one can add to a <printer></printer> in CUPS' printers.conf. It is described in the docs ...
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How to convert ssl ciphers to curl format?

The official ssl docs list ciphers in a different format than curl takes. For instance, if I want curl to use the cipher TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA, I have to pass it curl --ciphers ...
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How to configure curl ciphers?

I have 3 lists of ciphers. The list of available ciphers from openssl and mod_nss The list of ciphers that curl can actually send, testing by passing each entry from the above list to curl --ciphers ...
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What do you call the supervisord and php-fpm et. al. config format?

Both php-fpm and supervisord use a config format that looks like this: [category] settings = value some_other_setting = value Is there a name for this format?
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CentOS Postfix changing mail server

I've been using Postfix on my CentOS 6 Server on it's default install settings but I would like to configure it to use the mail server from my existing email. I altered the /etc/postfix/main.cf file ...
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Disk configuration options, what can affect performance

I have 2 disks, the same model and vendor, first one , probably performs faster. We do write into multiple files. Can you compare 2 configurations and tell what can affect performance? 1. (faster) ...
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How can I reuse the Ansible inventory for local tasks?

I'm trying to make use of Ansible for configuration management and centralized administration. All the machines I'm interested about are actually containers on the host which is going to run Ansible. ...
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CentOS 7 - Rename network interface without rebooting

I'm renaming network interfaces by modifying the files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. eth0 -> nic0 eth1 -> nic1 The content of the the network scripts looks like this, after modification: # ...
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Standard config file naming pattern and locations?

I am writing my application foo, with frontend foo-gtk. I want to install a default/systemwide config file, which I infer would go under /etc/foo.conf, and possible /etc/foo-gtk.conf for default gui ...
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Change default XFCE backdrop for all users via cli?

So my situation is that I can change the relevant property for a user if I have Xorg running by xfconf-query, which is the normal way as I understand to do this, but I cannot use this command normally ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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udevadm does not show expected information

I'm building my own Embedded Linux distro using bitbake . I added udev in the list of dependencies (RDEPENDS). I noticed that the output of: udevadm info --query=property --path=/sys/block/sda is ...
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How would I get the preprocessed configuration of an LXC guest?

So LXC is installed, guests configured and working, but how would I extract information from the effective LXC configuration of a single guest? Now the naive approach is obvious. Take the output of ...
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How can I set the default font size for all Qt5 apps?

I run Gnome, which has pretty good support for my HiDPI screen. However, when I run QT apps I can't seem to find a way to scale the fonts. Is there a way to do this without installing a full version ...
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How to use media keys in GNOME Shell with local and web media players

Whenever I open a media player (i.e. Rhythmbox, Banshee...), I am able to control them with the media keys (play/pause, next song, etc.). Now I would like to pass those media keys to my web browser as ...
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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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CUPS web interface does not save changes

I have installed CUPS 1.7.5 on a 64 Bit Debian 8 (Jessie). I enabled cupsctl --remote-admin. Adding printers and controlling jobs works perfectly fine from the webinterface from another computer (I'm ...
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Enable Promiscous mode in CentOS 7

How to enable promiscuous mode on network adapter. I have tried by adding PROMISC=yes in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ensxxx but no effect even after network restart or rebooting the system.
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Color syntax highlighting working on one system but not the others. Same nanorc file

I'm trying to set my color syntax highlighting in nano, but it doesn't work as expected. One system everything works. This is an Fedora 21 laptop. Two systems everything I've tried except man ...
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Is it Possible to globally set the java hs_err log Location?

I know when executing a jar using the command line option -XX:ErrorFile=[location] allows you to change where the hs_err log files are placed. I am wondering: is there is a place I can globally ...
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How can I configure /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf to use specific a) font and b) keyboard layout?

I recently installed kmscon on my system. Now I want to configure it to use a different keyboard layout (neo2) and, while I am at it, a different font, too. I stumbled across this question here when ...
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“un-select” behavior in kconfig

Are there any ways to generate the behavior of an "un-select" over an option? I don't want the option to disappear ("depends on" behavior), but just the opposite behavior of "select". Thank you very ...
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How to force nm-tool to update its DNS servers

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and having a problem with changing DNS. I can change servers in the /etc/resoolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base and head files and restart resolvconf using sudo resolvconf -u and it will ...
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Use a specific font for emojis

i’d like to use the pretty Segoe UI Symbol emoji. I installed the font by copying it over from my windows install, and awesomely enough, my system falls back to it for all emoji that my main font ...
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Share alsa capture device with alsaloop

I'm trying to 'share' the microphone input such that programs can have access to it. Initial naive attempt. In one terminal: alsaloop -C hw:1,0 -P hw:0,0 -t 500 -c1 -A 5 -T-1 --resample -v In ...
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passing tmux variable into shell-command in tmux.conf

I'm trying to edit my bottom left status section of tmux. I would like it to show Session: #{session_name} The current maximum length for this string is set at 20 using this setting ...
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OpenVPN TLS Error

I'm having trouble getting OpenVPN to work. I have installed and configured OpenVPN on my centos machine and it seemed to be going fine. I followed the instructions in the following link ...
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mrtg configuration

I installed mrtg and want add CPU, Memory graphs of local machine (not router) . Traffic graphs page working properly.Tried to find tutorial how to do that but: I do not have mrtg dir on /etc to ...
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Configured terminal window size does not create terminal windows of correct size

With my Xubuntu 12 with xfce I have configured a standard 80x24 window size for my terminals. But opening a window results in a smaller 79x24 window. (To me this looks like a bug - at least my former ...
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DBmail / Postfix | Mailing between my own mail adresses

I am trying to send an email from address1.com to address2.com. Both email addresses are hosted on my server. The mail cannot be send. Sending from:to MYSERVER -> EXTERNAL SERVER = WORKING EXTERNAL ...
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Apache / OpenSSL configuration keywords `SSLProtocol` vs. `SSLCipherSuite`

According to the Apache docs I can configure the cipher suite with (a.o.) two different keywords and examples on Internet often use both (but not necessarily identical to below example). What is the ...
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Persistent configuration of two screens

I want to configure two screens side by side and want the configuration to persist a system restart. (I'm using xfce on Xubuntu 12.) I've inspected old questions and the answers mentioned arandr and ...
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Updating config files within the script that references them?

I have no problem adding config files to a given script, but automatically updating them is another matter. In this instance I'm providing a few variables to a script, and I'd like the script to be ...
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cron/ bash is not working via scripting, scoping issue?

I'm trying to schedule a task to run ever minute using cron: * * * * * /home/yzm/simple.sh >> /var/log/cron.log and this returns: bash: yzm: command not found cd-ing out of that folder: cd ...
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nginx serves info.php but doesnt serves index.php

info.php with basic phpinfo() is served when I enter info.php in the url, however index.php is not being served. I tweaked around some changes reading different answers on stackexchange `try_files ...
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Correct domain name for a non-server desktop machine

I have some Debian desktop machines, and during installation I left the domain name field blank, because I don't host any websites and I do not have a static IP (whatsmyip.org gives a different IP ...
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Where should an app save working files?

I'm designing a GUI application that works with scanned documents. It allows the scans to be manipulated before they are saved/exported, so it needs to store the data for each scanned page ...
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How to update focus when toggling tags in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce: Install awesome, firefox and xterm. Start Awesome WM with my current configuration. There should now be an XTerm window in the first tag ("shell") and a Firefox window in the ...
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Modify confgs of many hosts at once [duplicate]

I use two linux machines, home pc and server. Lets say i want to modify some config files on both systems. How can i synchronize them to make these modifications ony once? Is there option to add ...
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Login dialog doesn't stay on screen long enough to input credentials(resume from screensaver)

I have an old computer which I upgraded the GPU to Mobility Radeon HD 5430 Series, I just installed the modules for Debian Wheezy, but now my screen-saver doesn't work anymore, when I come back to the ...
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When is /etc/bash.bashrc invoked?

What is this file anyway? Documentation makes no mention of it. And it's not supposed to be run automatically (version 4.3, 2 February 2014): Invoked as an interactive login shell, or with --login ...