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

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Where should I save color codes for the PS1 command line / terminal? [on hold]

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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What are configuration files that can be overriden by existing in the current directory called?

For instance, in git you can set a global .gitignore file, that would include things you might use all the time regardless of the project...like vim temp files, or other editor temp files you'd never ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How to restore keyboard after deleting packages and a reboot [closed]

I made a terrible (and stupid) mistake. I ran an update operation, and aptitude offered me alternatives that included deleting the xserver-xorg* packages. So I did so, thinking I'd reinstall them ...
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Nginx: proxy_store_access option doesn't seem to work

I'm using proxy_pass to handle file uploading via nginx for a Rails app, and it's working fine, , except for the file permissions. Here's the current config block: location ~ ^my_filename_regex$ { ...
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Touchpad stops working (Arch)

I'm on Arch Linux and using i3 as DE. I have an Elantech touchpad, shown on the list below. My computer is the Asus E403SA-WX0004T. The touchpad just stops working. Suddenly, at any given time, it ...
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Solr Running fine but am getting “SolrCore Initialization Failures” when i tried to open my console “localhost:8983”

I am using CentOs-6.7 (Installed Java latest version) and downloaded the solr-5.3.2.tgz from http://a.mbbsindia.com/lucene/solr/5.3.2/. Then i unziped to my directory /opt/solr-5.3.2 and then i ...
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How do different distributions modify the locations of config files for programs?

A lot of Linux programs state that the config file(s) location is distribution dependent. I was wondering how the different distributions do this. Do they actually modify the source code? Is there ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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All configuration files are embedded in jars?

What does it mean that All configuration files are embedded in jars. for the Apache Jakarta James e-mail server? Does that mean that config files must be placed back into the JAR file? Or, can ...
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OpenSSH import configuration from external files

I've been searching around with no luck, so I'm just asking to make sure. Is it possible to import an external config file? Example with ~/.ss/config file : Hosts * IdentityFile ...
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Which Soundblaster Live! 5.1 profile as shown in pavucontrol should I use and why?

I'm using an ancient SB Live! 5.1 card with Debian Jessie (8.3), and the default sound setup, which I assume is Alsa and pulseaudio. If I go to the config tab in pavucontrol, I see an impressively ...
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rsnapshot default root directory seems wrong

I'm running openSuse 13.2. In the config file, /etc/rsnapshot.conf.default, there is the following entry: snapshot_root /.snapshots/ rsnapshot has never been run. Yet in /.snapshots there are a ...
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What's that tool for capturing manual changes to a Linux system?

Help me beat my amnesia! Many moons ago I've used a tool that allowed me to capture manual (i.e. not done using Chef or Puppet) changes to a Linux system, store the information as a file and allow the ...
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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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Are configuration files which are desirable to keep when reinstalling normally kept in /home?

It is my understanding that on a desktop/laptop for normal, personal use (not servers or for other specialized tasks), one of the primary benefits of having /home on its own partition is keeping the ...
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How can I get information about my acceleration method?

I created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf to change my acceleration method to EXA to prevent a problem I've been experiencing. The problem is, from time to time, all the windows go all ...
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How can I query rsyslog settings?

I am using rsyslog for program logging and system logging so I have unified log files. I'm having some messages dropping out and I'm not sure why, but I think it may be a configuration option set ...
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Old IPv6 address does not disappear using another router

My computer connects to a router via an ethernet cable. I have then an global address IPv6 for example : a::face/64. Here is my network configuration at the auto-configuration mode : auto eth0 iface ...
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Meaning of root in GRUB config file

Refering to here with a configuration as grub> root (hd0,0) grub> kernel /vmlinuz-i686-up-4GB root=/dev/hda9 grub> boot The preceding is usually sufficient to boot a Linux box. The ...
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Running a command on all servers using Fabric

I am not sure , whether i should i ask this question here or some other stack-exchange community , but i am trying some simple commands to run on a list of servers , using python fabric. The code ...
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Large zone file for bind9 : ad-blocking

I was successfully using a small (20,000 entries) zone file with bind9 server, but today my data provider sent an update which caused the zone file to become 300,000+ entries large (30Mb+). The ...