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

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How can I avoid mangling arguments with spaces in Exim's ${run{…}} expansion?

I have a program, /usr/local/bin/rt_queue_exists, which takes one argument. If the argument smells good, the program exits with status 0; non-zero otherwise. I want a router that accepts messages only ...
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not able to login by ftp

I've installed vsftp and set the home directory of user ftp with sudo usermod -d /var/www/ ftp , I've also set the password with sudo passwd ftp and restarted the server but I can not login with user ...
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Awesome WM loads personal rc.lua but then overwrites with system settings

I just started playing with awesome-wm. Sometimes, when I reload my config, the settings hold. Other times, I can see some settings take for a second, but then are overridden by the defaults. I ...
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Configure sendmail to send only

I want to configure sendmail only to send emails – not to listen and receive. In /etc/mail/sendmail.conf I’ve got: DAEMON_MODE="None"; QUEUE_MODE="Daemon"; Iptables are disabled (temporarily; only ...
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Do ssh_config rules cascade?

I have the following rules Host * Compression yes Host sop HostName 192.168.56.101 if i ssh sop will the compression flag also be added?
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syslog: process specific priority

I have two user processes A and B. Both use syslog using facility LOG_USER. I want to have different threshold levels for them: For A, only messages of priority ERR-and-above must be logged For B, ...
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Headset not working in OpenSUSE

When I plugin my headset into my computer, running OpenSUSE, I do not get any audio. The regular speakers work fine. The reason this is happening, I think, is because it still tries to output through ...
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if statement apparently not working in rsyslog

I'm trying to use the RainerScript syntax in my Debian /etc/rsyslog.conf file. I want to log daemon stuff to a particular file, but only from pppd. Here's what I added: if $programname == 'pppd' ...
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Clean way to temporarily replace a config file?

I use a drawing program called Inkscape, which has both a GUI and a command line interface. When used on the command line, it has a large number of options that can only be controlled through a ...
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How do you get hardware info and select drivers to be kept in a kernel compiled from source?

I would like to create a minimal kernel for a web server. When you compile a kernel from source how do you get hardware info and then know what drivers need to be kept in the kernel so the rest can ...
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vsftpd: virtual user not able to upload file or create directory

I created 2 virtual users for ftp (vsftpd): bholu1 and bholu2 I wanted bholu1 to have write access, access to make directory and upload permission. For that I have set up the user bholu1 as below but ...
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apt upgrade: start a new shell to examine the situation. Where?

When I do a dist upgrade, I often get prompts about config files like this: Configuration file `/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package ...
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How to use OSLEC with Alsa as default, not with Pulseaudio or other thirdparty package involved?

Oslec Echo canceller I have seen some packages used OSLEC and there echo cancle was very well. So for a test simulation, how could i install the OSLEC only with Alsa (i do not use PulseAudio at all, ...
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vsftpd for virtual users: login directory isn't world readable. Then what's the use?

To configure vsftpd for virtual users, I followed this link. Though I succeeded in making the virtual users log into the system but it didn't work exactly the way mentioned in the document I ...
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not able to run vsftpd by executing the binary file as ./vsftpd

To configure vsftpd for virtual users, I followed this link. Though I succeeded in making the virtual users log into the system but it didn't work exactly the way mentioned in the document I ...
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Not able to deny selected local user to login ftp server

I added the below 2 lines in the end of the configuration file /etc/vsftpd.conf so as to deny a local user named 'tentenths' from loggin in the ftp server. I restarted the vsftpd service after the ...
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How to set firefox homepage from terminal?

I am trying to configure firefox from a script. I have already hit a wall establishing the deafault homepage. Found some old info what does not work anymore: echo ...
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rPath clone or similar

I just joined a new company, and this company is using rPath in its system deployment process. If you did not know, rPath as a company and solution, has been closed and discontinued when they were ...
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What are the pros and cons to editing iptables configuration file vs adding rules via the iptables command

I am working with a product on CentOS that occasionally needs to automatically add and remove rules from the iptables configuration. For example, during an update, we want to explicitly refuse ...
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gtk-color-scheme = "bg_color: red\ results in red bg + red scroll bar bg + red scroll bar ? where is the logic?

Let's edit this theme's gtkrc file: vi vi /usr/share/themes/industrial/gtk-2.0/gtkrc gtk-color-scheme = "bg_color: #000000000000\ nfg_color: #ffffff\nbase_color: #000000000000\ ntext_color: ...
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Is Webmin oriented toward a particular Linux distro?

I have used Webmin on multiple distros, both on the Red Hat-based side and the Debian-based side, and have had various issues with it on both. My issues have included things like configuration ...
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Why my dconf-editor has fewer options in Elementary OS Luna than supposed to?

I am giving Elementary OS a try but trying to configure it a bit I see lesser options than supposed in dconf-editor. Following this source, they should look like this: Mine look like this: So, I ...
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Restart individual applications in apache+passenger server

I have multiple ruby on rails applications on the server(Apache + passenger ) using RailsbaseURI. When new applications are deployed, apache is configured to reload which reads the new configuration ...
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Pulseaudio failed to create secure directory in nfs share

My pulseaudio cannot run, because it attempts to create ~/.config/pulse under a different user. (probably pulse?). user@localhost ~$ pulseaudio E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Failed to create secure ...
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Sendmail can't find local users (with uppercase letters)

Sendmail works through sending to a smarthost, but can't find local users. # sendmail -bv LocalUser@myhost.net LocalUser@myhost.net... User unknown # grep LocalUser /var/log/maillog Sep 8 03:48:30 ...
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UEFI boot Fedora from USB 2.0 on 3.0 port (l75d-a7280)

I'm trying to make a bootable usb in ubuntu for fedora, but my settings are not working. I formatted the USB with FAT & Ext4, MBR, and Legacy BIOS bootable. My BIOS allows the USB 3.0 controller ...
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DisplayLink & AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA 2

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 with a 3.10 kernel, using AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA 2 display drivers and cinnamon. I have found many posts stating that DisplayLink is automatically supported by the 3.10 ...
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How do I know which kernel configuration option enabled my driver?

TL;DR: when I was trying to compile a driver for USB DAQ device I have reconfigured the kernel. The driver refused to compile under the default distro's kernel but everything works with my tweaked ...
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How to choose which bittorrent client is called when clicking downloaded torrent file in chromium?

When I was using squeeze, Qbittorrent was the only bittorrent client installed (I think). Once I had downloaded a torrent file using Chromium it would download to a bar at the bottom of the window, ...
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Find or create kernel configuration of kernel binary

I've downloaded a kernel binary which I am using now. In order to use the watchdog on my system I must recompile the kernel with watchdog support. Is it possible to obtain the current kernel ...
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ssh config wildcards to avoid typing username

I frequently ssh into openstack instances. All of the instances are on a dedicated vlan and subnet (10.2.x.x). All of the instances have the same username (bob) I connect like so: ssh bob@10.2.x.x ...
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Steps to configure iPod shuffle in Fedora 19

I am using Fedora 19 GNOME version. After I plugin my iPod to the USB, it is not listed in my filesystem. The output of the lsusb command is: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 090c:237c Silicon Motion, Inc. ...
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Explanation of the default Debian sources?

So I've looked online and haven't found a clear explanation of the default Debian source list. Specially, what do main, updates. proposed-updates and security mean in the context of ...
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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' ...
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Change lightdm background

Seen similar question many times on AskUbuntu, but most answers was bout unity-helpers or gconf ...canonical... etc, so this actually doesn't seem to work. The problem is that I decided to move to ...
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Internet access via server

We have proxy-server and I run Linux Mint 15 Mate. I've set up network connection and Firefox prompts for login/pass and then connects to Internet. When trying to look for updates/new software, system ...
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HGRCPATH kept in /etc/sudoers, yet ignored by hg?

I'm trying to follow the directions here under "sudo and multiple users". I believe I managed to modify /etc/sudoers correctly enough (by adding Defaults :me env_keep += "HGRCPATH" at the beginning ...
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How to set what field names are displayed in listings?

When I execute a command in Ubuntu, which results in a listing, I get results without the field names. Example is ls -l or ps l. I am not very experienced and always need to go digging through man ...
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How to restrict output of iw dev wlp3s0 scan?

I am trying to configure a wireless network on a newly installed Arch Linux. The command iw dev wlp3s0 scan gives information about all the found networks. I only need the information about my SSID.
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NIC missing in 70-persistent-net.rules

I am using Ubuntu and typing ifconfig -a shows all interfaces but one(eth4), while the file 70-persistent-net.rules contains all(including eth4) but one (eth8). Any idea why is that and what are ...
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Zsh completion, enabling shift-tab

When zsh shows you a menu of possible completions, I'd like it to let me use shift-tab to access previous completion entries--is there an option that controls what key is used to access previous ...
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Is the last new line on fstab important?

What happens if the last line of fstab is not terminated by a newline? Why do people get a warning when that last line is not terminated by a newline?
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Occasional rsync error code 12 “Connection reset by peer (104)” from cron task that runs every 20 minutes

I have a script run by cron that rsync's various folders to a server in a different city to publish files to websites. In case it matters, the source server is within the corporate firewall and the ...
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How to tell if syslog.conf has a typo

I recently did in fact have a typo in my syslog.conf file, but I had no idea initially why I couldn't restart the daemon. In Ubuntu, all I seemed to get was a FAIL message after a rather long wait ...
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What kind of file does /etc/inputrc belong to?

Seems like that the /etc/inputrc file conforms to the shell script syntax. But the file name does not end with a .sh. The first line in the file does not have a #!, either. Is it another kind of ...
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How to keep dotfiles system-agnostic?

Due to work I have recently started using OS X and have set it up using homebrew in order to get a similar experience as with Linux. However, there are quite a few differences in their settings. Some ...
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How to check Grub2 config file?

When I boot my Fedora 19, I get a very brief error message when Grub2 loads. It's too quick to read, as it switches to the graphical mode almost instantly. My idea is to test the config file. I ...
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Tacacs over IPv6

I have migrated my Redhat Enterprise linux server 5.5 to IPv6 . Now I want to run tacacs+ for IPv6. When testing from my client, it returns "unable to connect to server for IPv6 address", but for IPv4 ...
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Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal

I'm trying to set up automatic SSH hopping through a server which doesn't have nc. This works from the command line: ssh -A gateway ssh steve@target (I have added my public key to the SSH agent). ...
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Ubuntu : puppet f5 device config : Partition '' doesn't exist

This is a Puppet question that I've posted on the PuppetLabs forums with no response. I'm also posting here because I'm hoping that with a wider audience I might find someone knowledgeable re Puppet ...