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

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Which version of NFS is my NFS server using?

I'm mounting a NFS filesystem on my machine. How do I figure out what version of the NFS protocol the server uses? I don't have access to the NFS server machine, but I do have root on my client ...
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Server setup and configuration

I am tasked with the process of installing and configuring a LAMP server from scratch for hosting Drupal sites. I have installed the LAMP stack but I'm experiencing multi-user editing problems. ...
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Using a non-standard location for avahi services

I want to use avahi on a system with a read-only rootfs where /etc is not writable. I can start avahi-daemon with the -f option to specify a non-standard location for the avahi-daemon.conf file ...
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hostapd file not running

i get some error in my hostapd file saying random: Trying to read entropy from /dev/random Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf ctrl_interface_group=0 Could not read interface ra0 flags: No ...
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How to automatically apply wpa_supplicant configuration?

To authenticate in a corporate network I have to run the following command: $ sudo wpa_supplicant -i eth0 -D wired -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/mywired.conf -B The configuration script loaded thereby ...
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vsftpd wont start

I have Rapsberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installation. uname reports version: [computer@computer001 ~]$ uname -a Linux computer001 3.18.3-3-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Mon Jan 26 20:10:28 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux ...
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How to disable script in “dot-d” (with suffix “.d”) directory in /etc without deleting it?

There is a lot of stuff that is configured using directories in /etc with .d suffix, which stands for "directory" and even though Unix doesn't require such suffix, it is used to avoid name clashing. ...
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Is it possible to use “submenu” command in grub2 embedded config?

I want to enumerate all partitions of my hard drive, and include /boot/grub/grub.cfg file from each partition as a submenu. And I want to do this in embedded config file. This way all partitions will ...
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CentOS server to be used to internally issues

I have a CentOS 6 server here in our IT dept. and I want to install Nagios on it for some more network and enterprise insight. It has a internal IP that matches the network scheme as well as a ...
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How does autoconfig/autodiscover work?

I have a server with OpenLDAP/Kerberos authentication with 7 desktops/clients. Manually generating a new user and configuring a new profile (gnome, evolution mail accounts, evolution calendar/tasks ...
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Increase SSH ConnectTimeout greater than 60 seconds

I don't seem to be able to increase the SSH connection timeout much beyond a minute: $ date; ssh home-qnap -o ConnectTimeout=7200; date Wed 14 Jan 2015 15:23:32 AEDT ssh: connect to host home-qnap ...
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Openbox Syntax Error in ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml [closed]

I added a new keybinding to my rc.xml and now I get this message every time I log into Openbox. Also, the right-click menu does not work anymore either. Now I would have fixed the error myself, but ...
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on osx vim 7.3 set number set relative number not working

I'm using OSX Mavericks. Using VIM 7.3, I can't seem to get the "hybrid" line numbers to work. I was reading a tutorial stating that if both set number and set relativenumber were included in the ...
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arch linux apache start at boot crash

I have Raspberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installed and at boot time, apache web server does not start: [xxx@rpi ~]# systemctl status -l httpd * httpd.service - Apache Web Server Loaded: loaded ...
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Where is the memcached configuration file in archlinux?

I can't find a configuration file for memcached (1.4.21-1) on archlinux. I have looked in /etc/ and /etc/conf.d/ . Is there a config file? And where can I find it?
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Protecting process's envvars from exposure

From I've read about current best practices for developing web applications (such as the Twelve Factor guide), the recommended approach for storing configuration data is within environment variables. ...
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How can I make text in meld readable?

A few months ago, meld started behaving oddly. Common lines are almost unreadable, and shown as dark grey text on a black background. Oddly enough, running it as root is fine (with kdesudo meld), ...
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Where can I find the kernel configuration on each Linux distribution?

I'm pretty sure that all Red Hat and Debian based distributions follow the convention of shipping the kernel configuration in /boot/config-*, but what of other distributions? Or, if this convention ...
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Change default port for PulseAudio (line out, not headphones)

When I boot, PulseAudio defaults to sending output to Headphones. I'd like it to default to sending output to Line Out. How do I do that? I can manually change where the output is current sent as ...
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gconftool-2 doesn't refresh with the dbus anymore?

I used to use gconftool-2 to edit keys in this way (here I change the cursor shape in gnome-terminal): gconftool --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0/cursor_shape ibeam But it ...
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Configuration management via versioned packages

For the hosts we manage, my boss has a vision of configuration management via versioned packages (in our particular case, fpm-built debian packages). This is to make: host deployment easier easier ...
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tmux ignores the configuration files

tmux ignores the configuration files: both /etc/tmux.conf and ~/.tmux.conf. Even I pass the path to the configuration file, using tmux -f path/to/tmux.conf it still doesn't load it. The configuration ...
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Find command associated with configuration file

Let's say I didn't know what ~/.bashrc is for. Is there a command that would tell me what the file is/does? Other than googling for an answer. The man pages have a files section, maybe there is a way ...
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PHP script can't read CLI arguments when extra extensions are enabled in php.ini

I hope that I'm posting in the right StackExchange. I am facing a very strange problem with PHP CLI. I'm using Symfony Framework and I can't use Symfony's commands properly when I add extensions in ...
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IRC and Irssihelp

I've been searching around on Google, but I cannot find my answers to doing a specific thing with IRC and in Irssi, so I've come here to see if I can get any answers. Okay first… in IRC using Irssi, ...
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Yakuake doesn't save shell setting

When I change the shell appearance opacity it works fine but when I reboot Ubuntu again, the opacity is back to 0 and I have to configure it again. How can I save the Yakuake settings? I am using ...
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Deactivate the new native gesture support in GNOME 3.14

The new version 3.14 of the GNOME desktop now supports multitouch gestures natively. (see e.g. Multi-touch gestures in GNOME 3.14) How can I deactivate this feature? I would like to continue using ...
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Changing pulseaudio default per-user output device

Is there a way to change or set the default per-user pulseaudio output device without having write access to the system configuration (but of course having write access to the user configuration in ...
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/etc/network/interfaces not loading correctly at boot

I'm trying to use my Beagleboard Black as a wireless access point (using hostapd and dnsmasq). I've found that I can connect (I'm assigned an IP address, get a DNS Server and Default Route), but I am ...
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Doubts about the Buildroot configuration

How can I update my Buildroot without losing my configuration, packages, etc.? And how can I update the Linux kernel that is configured? Is it just change the url from git repository in menuconfig? ...
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Can you have two directory rewrite rules in one configuration?

In /etc/httpd/conf.d for custom conf file where you have multiple sites and databases but with different systems installed in non root folders can you declare more than one rewrite rule like below? I ...
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Need explanation of rtorrent.rc schedule values

I want to set-up some watch folders that will then move the completed torrents to a specific directory for further processing. What I would like to know before I proceed based on this rather old guide ...
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Changing linux config from 32 bit to 64 bit loses RTC

I have a config from a 32-bit linux 3.12.18, and was trying to compile a 64 bit version with most settings like selected drivers etc. the same as in 32 bit version. For this I used make menuconfig ...
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Is there a Yum Option that Creates an Error if a Package is Missing?

I am using a set of local yum repositories and trying to install a set of packages from those repos. I noticed that when one of the packages on the command line does not exist, Yum just prints out ...
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How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?

I run Ubuntu 12.04, I can't set the locale to en_US.utf8. I set the LANG by configuring /etc/default/locale as described here. $cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.utf8 $locale LANG= LANGUAGE= ...
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Why should you not edit the .config kernel configuration file?

# Automatically generated file; DO NOT EDIT Is at the header of the kernel configuration file: /usr/src/linux/.config My question is why, why should you not edit this file? If I know exactly what I ...
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How to configure bind9 caching period

I have configured bind9 to act as a caching server and is working properly. However I am trying to configure the retention period for the cache. I couldn't find any information regarding the caching ...
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Reverse ssh tunnel in config

How can I establish a reverse ssh tunnel with my ./ssh/config file? I'm trying to reproduce this command ssh -R 55555:localhost:22 user@host in my .ssh/config file so that when I type ssh host ...
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How to configure postfix to send mail to external SMTP server?

I have a machine with http://phabricator.org/ set up on it and I would like to set up postfix to enable e-mail sending to my company's mailboxes (as for notification emails coming from e.g. ...
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setting default options for cryptsetup

Is there a way to set default options for cryptsetup? For example, lets say I want to make sure that I only open cryptsetup devices with the -r option. I would like to add it to a config file, so that ...
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Startup Applications config path

I want to edit the startup list of Linux Mint 17 without logging in. Where does the Startup Applications program keep its list of applications?
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sensors-detect not detecting my fan

sensors-detect detects my system perfectly: # sensors-detect revision 6209 (2014-01-14 22:51:58 +0100) # System: Acer Aspire E1-572 [V2.14] (laptop) # Board: Acer EA50_HW It detects an Intel ...
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What are these %(…)s strings in fail2ban's jail.conf file, and how do they work?

In setting up fail2ban there are what appear to be variables at the top of the jail.conf that look like this: mytime=300 . . . [ssh] bantime=%(mytime)s Or in this more complicated form like this: ...
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stop/restart X server

I want to generate xorg.conf but for that X needs to not be running. How do I stop X or start without it? I tried ctrl + alt + F2 but the X server is still running. I'm running Lubuntu 14.10.
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Can somebody explain The Debian Apache2 configuration files conundrum?

I am a newbie to Apache2.4. I know I am running the said version because of :- $ sudo apache2ctl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server built: Jul 23 2014 13:15:48 Apparently there are ...
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where in Apache2 do you set the Servername directive globally?

NOTE: This is related to my question: "apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?". The thing is I'm trying to test a local site, locally. As I understand Apache2 (and perhaps ...
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How to automate Linux server configuration?

Is there any way to automate Linux server configuration? I'm working on setting up a couple of new build servers, as well as an FTP server, and would like to automate as much of the process as ...
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Which file defines the LESSOPEN environment variable?

please advise me about the following. On my Linux machine - I do the following: $ env | grep -i LESSOPEN LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s So from env command I see that: ...
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Apache web server configuration with a DNS server Linux 14.04 LTS [closed]

I need to configure a Apache web server with a DNS server, it can be a simple local server configuration just to practice and see how a DNS server resolves a URL to an ip address and connects to a web ...
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How is the content of configuration files parsed on different Linux distributions?

Different Linux distributions store the same configuration parameters in different files. For example IPv4 address in Debian Wheezy is stored in /etc/network/interfaces file while in Fedora 20 it is ...