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

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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
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Automatic kernel configuration tool

Is there any developed automatic linux kernel configuration tool? I have found a method of make localmodconfig, but it is certainly very limited. I have searched the web but unfortunately have not ...
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What's the difference between /etc/rc.local and /etc/init.d/rc.local?

I want to add a permanent iptables rule to my new VPS, and after brief google search i was surprised that there are two places this rule can be added, that seems like identical: /etc/rc.local and ...
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What does the CONFIG_NLS_UTF8 kernel option do?

The kernel configuration contains an NLS_UTF8 option. It can be found under File systems → Native language support. What does it do? Its description maintains that it is needed for using a FAT or ...
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Config File Sequence for ZSH?

I know there is an elaborate sequence of config files that BASH reads sequentially (or alternatively skips if a particular one is present), however I have for the most part adopted ZSH as my default ...
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Disable the configuration tool in Zsh

When there is no .zshrc file in a user's home directory and zsh is started, an interactive configuration utility is run instead of directly giving access to the shell prompt. I set up zsh to be the ...
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Finding out the values of kernel options related to sysctl.conf and sysctl.d

On my Ubuntu machine, in /etc/sysctl.conf file, I've got reverse path filtering options commented out by default like this: #net.ipv4.conf.default.rp_filter=1 #net.ipv4.conf.all.rp_filter=1 but in ...
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Substitute placeholders in template

Say I have a shell configuration file config like this: HOST=localhost PORT=8080 Now I have a template template like this: The host is <%= @HOST %> The port is <%= @PORT %> How do I ...
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Can I change the shell used to run GUI applications from a Desktop Manager?

A bit of background I'm a developer and I install most of my tools in my home folder. So my shell's rc file is full of JAVA_HOME, GROOVY_HOME, MAVEN_HOME, ... variables. To expose all these ...
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Transferring XFCE customization from one system to another?

I configured XFCE on my desktop at home and wanted to setup my work system with the same configurations (figured it'd just be copying a few files) or even a script? In the past I used to just mark the ...
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securing SSH and disabling direct root

In these instructions below what appears on my terminal is different so not sure what I should change. After port 22 mine says #AddressFamily any and further down for protocol it has longer line ...
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manage unix user settings across multiple machines

I have many different linux machines with similar "profiles". I want to keep my settings in sync. e.g vimrc, zshrc,. I have the problem that they are various distributions of Linux with various setups ...
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tomcat: symbolic link in a loop

linux-trra:/usr/local> $CATALINA_HOME bash: /home/anisha/openGTS17Nov/apache-tomcat-7.0.32/: is a directory linux-trra:/usr/local # ln -s $CATALINA_HOME tomcat linux-trra:/usr/local # file tomcat ...
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How do I SSH into my Samba file server?

So I made a dedicated Samba file server on my Debian(3.2) machine. I have had great success accessing it from both Windows and Unix. I can SSH into it on the local network. When I try to SSH into it ...
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How do I cycle through panes inside a window in tmux like in screen?

I thought Tmux - move window to pane was the same question but it doesn't seem to be. Coming from using GNU screen regularly, I'm looking for tmux to do the same things. On of the things I do ...
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map “Ñ” to “:” in vim

I want map the key Ñ (Shift+ñ) to : in the normal mode of vim. I've searched vim configs with Ntilde but I've found nothing. Any idea?.
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How to separate Awesome's `rc.lua` configuration into multiple files?

I've just moved to Awesome WM from OpenBox. I like that it's very extensible, customizable and I have huge control about window layout. I like structured and organized things and I'd like to separate ...
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Configuring Wireless Network

After a long struggle I finally seem to have installed the non-free wireless firmware for my wireless NIC. I'm trying to set up a file server, so I want to configure the network to be static. Would ...
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Where could I find the ifcfg-eth0 file?

I am using RHEL6, but I could not find the Ethernet interface configuration file ifcfg-eth0 under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. Issuing ifconfig -a shows that eth0 does exist. Could it be that the ...
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Setup static IP in redhat 6

I installed Redhat 6 x86_64. I am using the Network connection screen to set a static IP address like below (I want two PC's in my house to see each other: one Redhat PC and one Mac) 192.168.0.5 ...
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Is it possible to include file in config file of zsh? How?

I'd like to have a file eg. f with only zsh aliases (pureness reasons). Then I'd like to include f file in my .zshrc file, so that the aliases defined in f are visible in .zshrc. Is it possible? If ...
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Close ssh session that has ControlPersist and is kept alive in the background

I have ControlPersist 4h in my .ssh/config and it works perfectly, Every now and then I need to connect to this server that requires some special authentication, and if I don't use that account for ...
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Purpose and typical usage of /etc/rc.local

The header looks like this: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local - executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel # # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. What is ...
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Getting emacs to convert latex on the fly?

What's really nice about posting in the math stackexchange, and other forums, is that you can view the latex symbols right below as you're typing your post. Is there a way to do this in emacs? That ...
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Differences between Windows registry and UNIX/Linux approach [closed]

What are the main differences between the Windows registry and the approach used in UNIX/Linux, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach?
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Auto-run script when Wifi card is plugged in (udev)

I've been trying to use udev to make a Debian system run a bash script when a wireless card is connected. So far I created this file /etc/udev/rules.d/wifi-detect.rules: ACTION=="add", ...
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Arch modules not loading on start?

I keep getting errors on startup in Arch relating to my rc.conf: failed to load module "wl" failed to load module "lib80211" etc. It lists all the modules in my /etc/rc.conf This is my full ...