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

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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 ...
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RANCID like configuration differ for linux applications

I'm looking for a RANCID-like (http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/) config management tool - the catch is that I want to manage config files for Linux applications like mysql, apache, memcache, varnish, ...
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Exporting NetworkManager configurations

I am using Fedora 19, there is no ~/.gconf/networking/NetworkManager directory, and system-wide /etc/NetworkManager has no files required. I want to export my user's NetworkManager configurations, ...
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Resuming the Linux Kernel Configuration

I am configuring a Linux kernel before I compile the code. However, after I was thirty minutes into answering the many questions concerning various kernel settings, I accidentally pressed Ctrl+C. I do ...
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Different configurations for ssh client depending on ip address or hostname

I have this in my ~/.ssh/config directory: Host 12.34.56.78 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/my_identity_file When I ssh to 12.34.56.78, everything works fine. I'm asked for the passphrase for ...
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Xmonad: some apps do not start in workspace which I defined in config

This is part of my config of xmonad in ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs myWorkspaces :: [String] myWorkspaces = clickable . (map dzenEscape) $ ["web","doc","ssh","devel","chat","temp"] ...
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emacs-nox doesn't load the files I ask it to at command line

I have a few different Ubuntu installs and this is the first time I've experienced this. I have emacs-nox installed, because I hate graphical versions of emacs. Normally when I type emacs test.txt ...
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How to setup PPPoE with OpenWrt

Probably this is a simple question, but I can't find an answer... I have an ADSL router (Dlink DSL-524T) which runs OpenWrt Backfire 10.03.1. It connects to the internet using PPPoA: this is my ...
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CentOS 6.4 Mail Server

I'm trying to install a mail server on my root server. I'm relative new to Linux but not a absolute beginner. There are many many how to's on the internet I tried to get my own mail server with ...
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Administratively spread several Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users?

I administer several computers that have Thunderbird/Icedove installed and I want to spread Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users. The rules are stored in a file - pgprules.xml in the user ...
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Enabling UTS Namespaces in the Linux Kernel

When configuring the Linux kernel, what are the advantages and disadvantages of enabling UTS namespaces? Would the new system be harmed if UTS namespaces were disabled?
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Understanding RCU when Configuring the Linux Kernel

I am configuring the Linux kernel version 3.9.4. I am being asked questions about RCU (seen below). Specifically, what are each of these and what are the advantages and disadvantages of enabling or ...
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Customised vimrc for subfolders and projects

I use vim in many different contexts ... actually, probably most people do: There is the editing of configuration files, programming, documenting, email and so forth. I very frequently found myself ...
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Augeas in shell script

I'm trying to use augtool in shell script ex: #!/bin/bash augtool <<-EOF print /augeas/load EOF However if I execute this script, the script will run indefinitely with no output and the CPU ...
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Noninteractive script running over ssh is interrupted as apt-get finishes

When I run the following non interactive script on Ubuntu Server 13.04 it's interrupted when lxc-docker package finishes installation. Script : ssh -o StrictHostKeychecking=no -t -t -i $CERT ...
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NFS permission denied

When I configure NFS and create a file on the client NFS shared dir, I get the following message: permission denied. My configuration: configuration nfs server ...
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How to use screen rotation in Awesome WM configuration?

I'm using an xrandr script to set screen size and rotation. In this case one screen is in landscape mode and the other is rotated. How can I detect this rotation in the Awesome WM configuration? The ...
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puppet certificate catching error

After installing puppet master and client, when I request for catalog, I am getting the following error: [root@INFINI-ONE puppet]# puppet agent -t warning: peer certificate won't be verified in this ...
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How to autologin with XDM?

How to autologin a specified user with xdm? I know it's possible with other display managers but I wasn't able to figure out how xdm has to be configured to autologin a certain user. Is it possible? ...
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Editing config file via a bash script

I've been trying to write a simple bash script which I'll be using to install an application and update it's config file. I'm having hard time to have get it's config file modified. # ...
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Vim settings within ncftp edit

I'm using the ncftp utility. It has an edit command which handles the get, edit, put sequence for me as in GUI ftp clients. It's great except for one thing, I get vanilla vim, with none of my ...
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How can I find the correct name for my microphone and sound output using aplay or pacmd or something else, to apply in asound.conf?

I need to write a default mic and default speaker output in the asound.conf config file. But I don't know exactly how I can find my external sound card or microphone device's name, so that on reboot ...
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Weird behavior when sourcing .zshrc

I'm using zsh 5.0.2 (x86_64-apple-darwin12.3.0) on the latest MacOSX. If it makes any difference, I have also enabled oh-my-zsh. The shell seems to be missing the .zshrc file when I want to source ...
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How to properly configure GRUB settings from KDE System Settings

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10, and I recently installed the kde-config-grub2 that places a nice Grub configuration panel into KDE System Settings. I played around a bit, more for learning how ...
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(IP Telephony, VoIP and Video Conferencing) Ekiga configuration for LAN with same subnet

I am looking for a Open Source Voice Chat Application, like Skype, but within an isolated intranet (no internet is available). Is there any application which can run on Scientific Linux or CentOS? ...
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pureftpd - login authentication failed

I am on openSUSE 10.2, using pure-ftpd v1.0.21 I've added new virtual user, but I cannot connect (password is ok) Output of verbose log: Apr 10 17:10:35 hostzzz pure-ftpd: (?@xxx.yyy.zzz.uuu) ...
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How to backup wlan configuration?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 and I'd like to copy all files containing the configuration to access all wireless network which I usually use. At home or at office it connects automatic. I know that I can ...
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Can one disable tap-to-click in X server configuration, without synclient?

I want to configure my system so that tap-to-click is disabled on the touchpad. (It's running a rather old version of ALTLinux distro with xorg-server-1.4.2-alt10.M41.1.) The most popular advice I ...
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Setting a default todo list in KOrganizer

I've been using KOrganizer's calendar for awhile now, synching it with my Android phone's calendar using Google's calendar. Now I want to start using the todo list. Synching it with my phone using ...
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How do I edit configuration variables returned by getconf?

Specifically, I would like to edit the value of the system configuration variable ARG_MAX. (It is preset on kernels before 2.6.23 and I want to increase it.) How do I do this? Does this require ...
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Where should user configuration files go? [duplicate]

If I look at my home directory there are a large number of dot files. If I am creating a new program that needs a user configuration file, is there any guidance where to put it? I could imagine ...
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Remapping keys for workspaces in Xmonad

Xmonad uses 1) Mod+2 for switching to workspace 2 2) Mod+Shift+2 for moving window to workspace 2 How would you remap 1) to Mod+k and 2) to Mod+Shift+k in ~/xmonad/xmonad.hs?
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Pidgin replace my symlinks

If I move the settins.xml (or any other file) from the .purple folder into another place and create a symlink to this file instead, it gets replaced by regular files after a restart of pidgin. I want ...
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Configure bash to execute command with last argument when no argument was provided

I would like to configure bash so that when I execute command (preferably from a list of commands, not any command) without an argument, it takes the argument of previous command. So, for example I ...
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problems using slime on emacs24

I install slime through ELPA. Here is what my .emacs file looks like: (setq inferior-lisp-program "sbcl --noinform") (add-to-list 'load-path "~/slime/") (require 'slime) (slime-setup) (setq ...
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Fontconfig default unavailable font selection, How is it defined in the XML configs? Couldn't locate in documentation

I've worked with Fontconfig previously, and understand how to do most of the common configurations. All my aliases work as expected, and I'm almost completely finished. I'm trying to set the default ...
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SUID permissions - Which is correct?

Trying to secure a Linux server and have little experience with SUID. After executing find / -perm +4000 many programs were discovered. I have seen conflicting advice here and hereon what should ...
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Customize Lynx's filetype behavior

I love lynx. I love browsing without tabs. Call me a luddite, but I only use a modern browser if I have to. Which is about twice a day, for a few minutes at most. There's one thing I really really ...
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PHP compilation - link to library

I am compiling php 5.3.13 on my server. I want to create an autonome php5 folder. So prefix is: /usr/local/php5 In this folder I have a lib folder, where I put all lib needed for php to be executed ...
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Wifi connection works but can't connect to internet

I've recently switched to using Slackware 14 on my laptop, so far I'm quite happy with the distro, except for 1 really annoying little thing: I can surf using hotspots, and all sorts of public ...
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Separate .muttrc into parts

My .muttrc file is starting to get quite large. What I would prefer is to create a ~/.mutt/config directory to store various config files for the account, status bar, composition,... etc and then ...
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network interface does not become active although onboot enabled

Due to some other conflicts, I disabled/stopped NetworkManager in Fedora 15, Now, for network configuration I used system-config-network-gui to config & enable Ethernet interface, Problem is, ...
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What is a remote config server?

I found myself enabling one of my computer on LAN to connect to a server through port 1236. A check on the list of services show: bvcontrol 1236/tcp rmtcfg # Daniel J. Walsh, Gracilis Packeten remote ...
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Opendns setup failed. How to fix it?

I have problems trying to configure OpenDNS. I have contacted OpenDNS support but they did not answer. I cannot access websites like Twitter and Facebook. I tried welcome.opendns.com (did not ...
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How to setup squid simplest way for safe proxy?

I have installed squid on my remote linux box and added my desktop's IP as acl lagrangian64 src XX.XX.XX.XX/32 in squid config. Also I have added lagrangian64 to the following line: http_access ...
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How to modify dock bar in XFCE4?

I'm setting Arch Linux and I'd like to modify the standard dock bar, which is the file that I should edit? EDIT: like this I don't want to use docky