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

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Create a new command for mutt

I try to create a command (and not a macro) on mutt to print the mail in file, for this a put the following line on the ~/.muttrc: macro index,pager print-on-file '<enter-command>set ...
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'xorg.conf' and hybrid graphics

Is there any sane way to be able to configure X server and have working hybrid graphics at the same time? Whenever I add "xorg.conf" X server stops loading driver for second (discrete) GPU. ...
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fail2ban not working

I have several services running on my Ubuntu 12.04 server and set up fail2ban, but it doesn't block the attacking IPs. SSH is running on port 22. jail.conf [DEFAULT] bantime = 600 maxretry = 3 ...
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Why do upgrades to KDM/KDE not preserve changes to configuration files?

The kdebase-workspace package on Arch Linux only preservers changes made to /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc when the package is updated. I need to edit /usr/share/config/kdm/Xsetup to get my monitors to ...
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What do the options `ServerAliveInterval` and `ClientAliveInterval` in sshd_config do, precisely?

I found this question, but I'm sorry I don't quite understand the settings on the two variables ServerAliveInterval and ClientAliveInterval mentioned in the accepted response. If my local server is ...
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When are spaces around the = sign forbidden?

I know that in ~/.bashrc one must not put spaces around = signs in assignment: $ tail -n2 ~/.bashrc alias a="echo 'You hit a!'" alias b = "echo 'You hit b!'" $ a You hit a! $ b b: command not ...
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How to properly and easy configure `xdg-open` without any enviroment?

I'm using OpenBox window manager without any desktop enviroment. xdg-open behaves strangely. It opens everything with firefox. $ xdg-settings --list Known properties: default-web-browser ...
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How does SMART work for scsi device?

After going through the man pages of smartctl, smartd and smartd.conf, I am no clearer on how S.M.A.R.T. is supposed to work on a scsi device. I have a default configuration file that says: ...
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How to tidy up the .keywords file on a gentoo system?

One can select testing packages on a gentoo stable system by adding a line with the following syntax to keywords list: cat /etc/portage/package.keywords =dev-python/ipython-0.13.2 ~amd64 # and many ...
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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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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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Installing Redmine on openSUSE

I installed redmine-1.1.3-1.1 on a openSUSE 12.1 using the repositories http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/tools:/scm/openSUSE_12.1 . Anyway, after the installation: I edited the ...
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No eth0 after HD transplant

After moving the hard drive of a makeshift server to another compatible hardware (64-bit, same processor "generation", laptop->desktop) configuration, networking fails to initiate. Specifically: ...
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Disable festival from 'noticing' abbreviations, by editing .festivalrc

The developers of the festival text-to-speech program do not seem to have been aware that DEC can stand for the Digital Equipment Corporation as easily as it can stand for December, and that SEP can ...
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Use non-root user configuration for root account

When I work with the terminal and use su or sudo to execute a command with the root user's permissions, is it possible to apply the configuration of my "non-root user" (from which I am invoking su or ...
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Configure samba for encrypted transmissions

I tried to turn on encrypted transmission from the documentation with smb encrypt = mandatory Now, I cannot connect or even see the computers on the network. If I try to manually connect with nemo ...
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how to read and modify fstab in python?

I want to automatically configure my fstab in python by running a script. I thought of using ConfigParser in python, but I am unable to use it properly.
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Software firewall with “zone files”

I am using an automatic deployment system for my new Unix deployments. I have a fairly complicated network topology to implement, and I'm looking for firewall software that makes this easy. In ...
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Iinstallation of Kali linux under dual boot in Win-7

I am completely new to Linux and its related distributions and I am trying to install the Kali-Linux in Wind 7 64 bit OS through dual boot option. I have downloaded the kali-64 bit mini.iso and after ...
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X has blank screen but clearly runs

At my last reboot X started but blacked the screen. When logging into the system remotely all processes seem to be running just fine (e.g. Firefox is automatically started), so X is clearly running, ...
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What config changes are being tracked by aureport?

I am interested in using aureport to audit my server. When I run: # aureport -c It gives the following output: =================================== # date time type auid success event ...
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How to replicate basic configuration tasks? [duplicate]

(This might be off-topic and/or not answerable, but I want to ask anyway.) Recently, I am managing a lot of VPS server with Linux for my personal and professional projects. However, I am kind of ...
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kernel config with strange dependancies

I am trying to build the Android Linux kernel from source following this README. The instructions very clearly state: 1.1 Required enabled config options: After building a standard defconfig, ...
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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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Understanding Mixing of sounds in ALSA

I can't seem to bend ALSA completely to my will, even after I spent a lot of time configuring it. I just do not seem to understand it well enough. Here is my /etc/asound.conf: pcm.dmixed { ...
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How to show the tree view in left pane of Nautilus?

My question is similar to this one, however the answers provided are not sufficient. I'm a linux occasional user / learner, not having much background to understand what to do reading between the ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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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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Configuring network settings manually in Qubes OS

I'm trying to setup Qubes OS on my desktop but struggling to get the network/internet working. This is the configuration i want to setup - ip - 192.168.1.2 Subnet - 255.255.255.0 Gateway - ...
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vim: hide status line in the bottom

Sometimes I work with really small terminal windows and need every piece of space available. So I want to hide the vim status line. I already set laststatus=0 this hides one of the status lines. But ...
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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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Editing nsswitch.conf file safely

What's the best way to edit the /etc/nsswitch.conf file other than just using sed -i to edit it in place or overwrite it in total. For our build we need to make changes to this file without ...
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vi setting for new window

I'm using Terminator for my terminal emulator. Whenever I open it, the initial workspace comes with the setting I defined in the config file. But whenever I split the workspace, the new workspace ...
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How to enable cups-lpd / port 515?

I have a print server using CUPS on a CentOS 5.3 box. On my PC, I set up a remote printer with the URI http://$PRINT_SERVER:631/printers/$PRINTER_NAME, and have successfully been able to print files ...
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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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Reloading Samba4's smb.conf without restarting the service

I want to tweak smb.conf without causing network hiccups for folks who rely on our samba4 fileshare. I made an obvious path change that should only affect my own private share, and ran smbcontrol ...
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What values from debconf-get-selections should not be preseeded?

I want to replicate the Debian installation choices made for my system's current configuration in the installation of a new system. Debian can be pre-configured through a "pre-configuration" (aka ...
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Sendmail not masquerading email “Received:” headers

I followed the instructions from NixCraft site and try to masquerade my emails with the following configuration: MASQUERADE_AS(example.com)dnl FEATURE(masquerade_envelope)dnl ...
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Why can't vim find syntax.vim on my fresh Ubuntu installation?

I'm trying to make some basic customizations to vim. All I want is some syntax highlighting, etc. Basically, not just plain text. My .vimrc file consists of 7 lines: backspace=2 syntax on filetype ...
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Change a value in a config file, or add the setting if it doesn't exist?

When modifying config files from the command line, I often want to find the setting in the config file and modify that line if that setting exists. If that setting doesn't exist, I want to add it to ...
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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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nginx server config with multiple locations does not work

I have been trying to get this to work for hours now! I would like to set up a simple web server. My web files shall be in /var/www. I also want to have phpmyadmin. I created a directory ...
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Using git to manage /etc?

I am thinking on a system, where /etc were tracked on a remote git repository. I am thinking on a git workflow, where every host machine where a different branch. Every previous versions on every ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Configuration “take over” from Windows

I am using Arch Linux and Windows on Dual Boot, and I managed to configure my synaptics touch pad just as I wanted using the GUI settings that are available to me on Windows, but I am completly ...
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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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Is there a more elegant way to unlink two tmux clients sharing a session from inside tmux?

This is almost a code-review question, but very *nixy and more about configuration than code. For years since I switched to tmux from screen I've had a couple of nagging issues that I could not make ...
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STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guides) automation

Has anyone here found the best way to STIG a version of RHEL 6.x automatically? The other answers I have found are either out of date or do not completely STIG the machine. Even an image that has a ...
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Editing INI-like files with a script

I'm writing a script to automate setting up Puppet agent configuration files in Docker. Basically, I need to ensure that the following section is in /etc/puppet/puppet.conf: [agent] ...
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How to fix make error “No rule to make target 'menuconfig'” when building a kernel for Beagleboard?

The aim is to build and install the USB Video Class (UVC) module, via make modules_install. I'm trying to configure the kernel via make menuconfig on Angstrom distribution, running on BeagleBoard-xM. ...
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Equivalent of scp -l bandwidth_cap for .ssh/config?

Short form: You can limit the bandwidth the scp uses with the -l switch, you pass a number that's in kbits/sec. I'd rather set this in my .ssh/config file for certain names machines. What's the ...