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

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how to use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY? [on hold]

How can I use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY? Are PuTTY settings stored in the registry? I wish to have my PuTTY settings in git. So it needs to be a human readable text file.
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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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Play subtitles automatically with mpv

Subtitle files come in a variety of formats, from .srt to .sub to .ass and so on and so forth. Is there a way to tell mpv to search for subtitle files alongwith the media files and if it does to start ...
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How best to enable end-user configuration of wifi or Ethernet on embedded device?

I'm building a device that includes an embedded Linux computer and I need to allow the device user to (easily) configure the device to connect to their wired or wireless network. I know there are ...
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How to “export” configuration variables and “source” them on embedded Linux?

A router runs firmware containing BusyBox and in addition to flash memory the device has secondary memory storage. That USB stick is mounted at both /media/Main and /opt: # mount | grep sda /dev/sda1 ...
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How can I make node.js automatically load config files?

In my mac os x computer, node.js, you can use 'require()' to load your configuration files, but I am tired of having to do that on all my programs. Is there a way to make node.js automatically load ...
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Xpdf Config File Not Being Read

According to the documentation for xpdf, the user-level config file is supposed to be stored at ~/.xpdfrc. I've done that, but xpdf seems to not be reading it on startup. I say this because I set up ...
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CentOS replace config error

I'm currently working on updating our CentOS server, however whenever I'm trying to use yum I get this error. Config Error: Plugin "replace" requires API 2.6. Supported API is 2.5. I'm new to ...
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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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Error in named.conf

I am getting the following error: Starting named: Error in named configuration: zone blk1999.lab/IN: loaded serial 2001062501 zone localhost.localdomain/IN: loading from master file named.localhost ...
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Fail2Ban - Failed to execute ban jail 'xxx' action 'xarf-login-attack'

I recently set up Fail2Ban (v0.9.4 on Debian Jessie). I only use it for SSH. By default my main jail bans after 5 failed attempts in 10 minutes for a day. This setting has worked well for me however ...
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openssl does not load engine from config file

I'm using openssl-1.0.1f. And I'm trying to load the pkcs11 engine in the config file, but it doesn't work. Here is my config: openssl_conf = openssl_def [openssl_def] engines = engine_section ...
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(Linux-)Distribution-specific hacks and workarounds documentation [closed]

Is there a good resource on the internet that mainly deals with differences of how the individual distributions are configured and lists some hints required to administer and program in an ...
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BASH: pass arguments to sub-script

I have a script like this: #!/bin/bash . config ./sub-script There are a lot of variables in config and I don't want to pass them to sub-scirpt like ./subscript arg1 arg2 ... arg100500. Also, I ...
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Configure xfreerdp to always pass some options

I need to configure xfreerdp to be set as 15 bpp every time is launched, without the need of use the # xfreerdp --sec rdp -a 15 --no-bmp-cache srvaddr Opening the config.txt of xfreerdp, shows me ...
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vsftpd full anonymous access

I'm runnning vsftpd on Raspberry Pi, Debian 7.0. I want to use it to do backups in my Home-LAN only, so security is not an issue (behind NAT/Firewall, only trusted users). I would like full access as ...
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How to get Ansible to reload Playbooks after update from Git/Rsync?

I want to have a playbook that Rsync (or check out from a version control system) Playbooks from another server then use the new Playbooks. Is there a way to tell Ansible to reload Playbooks after ...
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How to I force Terminator to reload configuration on the fly?

I use Terminator as a terminal emulator and I like it a lot, I would just like to do one thing and I haven't been able to find out how to do it. So you know how I can right-click, go to preferences, ...
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How can I bind multiple tmux commands to one keystroke?

Specifically I'm trying to give a notification after some command was completed. So, for example, if I reload my configuration file, I'd like to have some confirmation that it worked, which might be ...
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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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Use a specific font for emojis

i’d like to use the pretty Segoe UI Symbol emoji. I installed the font by copying it over from my windows install, and awesomely enough, my system falls back to it for all emoji that my main font ...
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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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SMTP issues - unable to connect : CentOS 6.5, Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL

I'm trying to setup an email server on a CentOS system with Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL. I'm following this article for an Ubuntu system: ...
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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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Is there a tutorial to set up a shared hosting server?

I can't find a tutorial on how to set up a shared hosting server. The part that I'm missing is the way privileges are set for the webmasters so that they don't see each others directories. ...
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How to install postfix for sending mails to admin only?

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 13.10 on Digital Ocean. I'd like to install postfix on the server, but I want it to be able to send e-mails only to my e-mail address whenever a system message wants to be ...
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How do I add a vim configuration to a user who is restricted to a specific directory?

So basically, I have created a user that only has access to a specific folder with: useradd --home /some/dir username Now what I would like to do is add my vim configuration to this user's "home" ...
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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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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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X configuration location on systems that configure X on the fly at startup

Having not had to muck about with the X configuration in quite a while I've recently found that many Linux current distros no longer use an xorg.conf file (unless it is manually created for whatever ...
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Proftpd classes don't work

If setup my proftpd server and all is working fine on 'full' speed. but I want to limit a certain IP range to a speed limit. So I've added the following lines to the proftpd.conf file: <Class ...
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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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How do I increase the maximum swap space on Mac OS X? [closed]

On Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, when I try to run a calculation that needs to allocate and use 128 GB of memory (it is a command line program written in C), the kernel kills my process with extreme ...
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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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Kconfig (bool/def_bool/tristate)

In a Kconfig file, what are the differences between : bool def_bool tristate Thank you.
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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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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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Which configuration files override /etc/default/locale?

For some strange reason, I find my I have several LC_ locale variables set to a value I don't recognize having chosen (en_ZA.UTF-8). So, I want to set it differently - permanently, from the ...
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How to have the same configuration for both root and user?

Hello I just installed Debian and have only one user since it's my personal computer. I would like for all softwares, x, xfce, terminal, vim, shell to always have the same configuration without me ...
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i3 xterm menu (ctrl+mouse) too small

I've recently started to use the i3 window manager. I configured i3 and xterm to fit my needs, but whenever I start xterm and want use the menu (ctrl+mouse_button), the menu gets displayed as a small ...
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Where are default Plasma 5 settings stored?

On a distributed System (NFS root), I'd like to change the way the desktop appears to users that have never logged in on the system before, i.e. have no settings set. I'd like to change some desktop ...
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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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Denying access to multiple directories in vsftpd.conf

I am trying to use the deny_file directive to prevent users from accessing several directories inside a local root, using vsftpd. For example, I would like to forbid users from entering inside the ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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How to find and edit “Apache timeout”?

I'm trying to view the default value of Apache timeout of my server, but I found nothing about that in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . So where does " timeout " suppose to be and how to change its value ...
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Why does less store its configuration in a binary file?

I'm just wondering: why does less store its configuration in a binary file .less, which you have to generate with lesskey from the text-file .lesskey? What could be the benefits of this behavior? ...
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Configuring a system to run PulseAudio automatically on top of JACK

This is essentially the same as the Ask Ubuntu question How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?. However, the answers to that question are all incomplete in at ...
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Changing Debian installer default parameters

I wanna change the default parameters used by the Debian installer, specifically dm-crypt's key size and KDF iterations. "twofish" + "xts-plain64" supports 512bit keys on ArchLinux, so I wanted to ...
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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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How do I configure UNIX socket in nginx/HHVM?

So far this is what I've done: $ less /etc/nginx/hhvm.conf location ~ \.(hh|php)$ { fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/hhvm/sock; include fastcgi_params; } $ less /etc/hhvm/server.ini ; php ...