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Simple file transfer

Given two Linux boxes on a LAN, what's the simplest way to transfer files between them?
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Simplest way to send files over network

What is the simplest and most versatile way to send files over the network to other computers? By that I mean computers that other people are using at the moment. I don't think SSH works if the ...
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Use virt-manager to share files between Linux host and Windows guest?

Is it possible to use "Filesystem Passthrough" virtual hardware option inside virt-manager to share a folder on my Linux host with my Windows guest? I found some tutorials for how to do this with a ...
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Forcing Linux NFS client to reconnect to server after NFS is disconnected

Is there a way to force a Linux client to reconnect to a NFS server after it has lost its connection? The client eventually notices the server is back and resumes working just fine. I'm just ...
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How to setup a “data” partition shared by multiple Linux OS'es?

Currently I have a NTFS partition that contains shared data. My rationale is, NTFS doesn't have any idea about file permissions, so I won't have any trouble using them in a multi-boot system ...
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Is it possible to create an edited copy of a file without using up extra disk space?

If I have a large file, I can use ln to make make "copies" of it that don't use up extra disk space. But what if I don't want an exact copy of the file? Is there a way to create a new version of a ...
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How to cd to a Windows file share?

At work, I spend a lot of time manipulating files on a networked computer that's running SME Server (but that's set up for Windows filesharing, if that somehow makes a difference). I have been ...
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How to remove mounted locations that have been added using the mount command?

I've mounted few shared locations using the below command. mount -t cifs /mnt/systemfolder -o username=name,password=password //10.10.1.1/My-Shared-Folder A few incorrect locations* have been ...
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How to share files between Linux and Windows?

I am wondering, is there any way to easily share a folder between Linux and Windows?
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Copy from linux to windows every minute

I currently quickly setup a way to copy files from my linux machine to a windows share that multiple people can access, but I'm looking for a better way. In Windows 7, I made a folder accessible to ...
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Adding bindings for ed2k:// links with xdg-open?

I want to use a customized program to handle "ed2k://" links , it already got a "*.desktop" file , but how can I bind it with xdg-open as the default handler ? Since I don't know the exact mimetype ...
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Automatically mount network drive when available

I have a NAT drive, that is accessible via SMB. I have an entry in fstab to mount it at boot. But if the drive is not switched on it is not mounted during boot and I have to manually mount later. (The ...
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Which filesystem to use for a partition shared with a parallel windows instalation?

On my new PC I want to install both Linux and Windows, each on their own rather small partition, and put the big rest of the 1 TB HDD in a further partition (plus swap). Which filesystem should I use? ...
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Setting up a family server

I'm very new to Unix, but after having become comfortable with bash over the past year and after having played with Ubuntu recently, I've decided to make my next computer run Ubuntu, and I think my ...
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How do I access my Windows administrative share from Linux?

I have a Windows computer on 192.168.0.103 and I want to access the c$ administrative share from a Linux computer which has 192.168.0.110 to exchange some files. From another Windows computer on the ...
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rsync certain files, excluding the rest, ignoring .svn/ directory, recursively

I'm using rsync to copy some files from a share to another. Recursively, I need to: Delete files at destination that were removed from the origin Only sync php and js files Exclude every other file ...
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Shared folder between QEMU Windows guest and Linux host

In the past I have used Virtual Box which has very good support for sharing a folder on the host with a Windows guest. I am looking for similar functionality for QEMU. The documentation suggests to ...
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Create Temporary Samba Share

Is there a possibility to temporarily share a directory per Samba? With python3 i can serve the current directory per HTTP using: python -m http.server. I'd like to do the same thing with Samba.
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Network file sharing between Linux and OS X

I want to share a drive/folder over the internet from my Debian machine back home, such that I can mount it on my Macbook when I am on the move. Basically I want to store my music at home and just ...
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Sharing Mac Snow Leopard directory via NFS

I am running a Mac Pro using Snow Leopard (not server). I would like to share a directory with a linux machine. I have edited /etc/exports on the Mac to: /Volumes/mstore/home/sdavis -maproot=root ...
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/mnt Directories Disappearing

I'm trying to mount some smb shares on bootup using fstab on a Kbuntu box. Here are the steps I using to accomplish this: sudo mkdir /mnt/MyShare Then I add this line to my fstab file: ...
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smbclient alternative for large files

I'm using smbclient to transfer a set of large files (80GB) nightly from a Linux system to a Windows share. Lately, for whatever reason, I've been getting I/O timeouts: cli_push returned ...
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Permissions issues for shared directory on a server

The setup is we have a VPS running Debian Squeeze, and I've set up a shared directory for us to share files. So far I've followed this guide: ...
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socat reliable file transfer over TCP

I am aware of disadvantages of "wait->stop" design, that usually is proposed with netcat: server$ cat test.dat | nc -q 10 -l -p 7878 client$ nc -w 10 remotehost 7878 > out.dat (It's not reliable ...
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Why is my CIFS share showing the same files multiple times?

I asked this on ServerFault but received no response, so I figured I'd give it a try over here instead! I have a Debian backup server running the FreeBSD kernel and a ZFS filesystem on which I store ...
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Sharing a local directory between local users with full permissions

How do you share a directory /home/shared between two users "eris" and "discordia" such that both can access the directory in their respective home directory, e.g. /home/eris/shared and ...
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Peer to peer~ish LAN storage

I have a distributed application that consists in a main CMS server where "human" users can upload videos, pictures (media content, basically) and a bunch of "players" that play those videos or ...
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How can I setup group permission for different user on multiple Linux installations?

I have two Linux installations on my computer, with /home on a different partition but shared for the two installs. And each install has a different username to avoid conflicts. The thing is, I'm a ...
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File sharing with Windows

I have a small home network consisting of two computers. One is running Windows 7 and the other Ubuntu 10.04. Neither computer is permanently on. I am trying to set up file sharing between the two. ...
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Is it possible to share an external hard drive through server?

I was wondering if it is possible to share an external hard drive in CentOS server? Sorry if this question seems basic. I'm new to system administration.
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A secure way to confine FTP login users to a single directory

I needed to provide multiple users FTP logins, some able to write, some only to read, to a single FTP root directory. I very much wanted that they not see of the file system anything above that ...
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Sharing Linux Printer to windows

I want to share the printer connected to Linux with Windows machine, so that windows-user can print to this Linux printer. How can I do this ? P.S. I followed the ...
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Workstation-like environment across Debian clients

At our university we have a workstation-like system. It's windows XP (or Win-7 on some machines) and you can sit to any computer and log in with your credentials. It seems to be pulling some of your ...
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Network file-sharing between Linux and Android

I want to share the contents of my external HDD with my Android phone. For the last two hours, I've been trying to correctly set up Samba - it was absolutely horrible. There must be another, simpler ...
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Share unchanging data from a central repository on a network

I have a bunch of different binary files (total size of all files is circa ~500GB) stored in a hard drive that is mounted to machine001. I have 200 other machines that need to access this data for ...
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NFS partition mounted as read only

(Disclaimer: I've read "NFS sharing is read only" and I think it's not the same problem) I have just setup NFS on my raspberry (Raspbian) and I'm trying to access it from OSX. So far so good, I can ...
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How can I share a thunderbird (icedove) profile, in real-time, between two computers?

I have two computers which both run Debian Sid. My problem is that I want to synchronize profile content between two computers both using thunderbird(+lightning) (contacts+calendar+email) ...
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How can I connect to my RPi NFS server using version 4?

I've set my Raspberry Pi up as an NFS server, but I cannot connect to it with NFS version 4. However, version 3 works. From my Kubuntu 13.04 client: $ sudo mount -t nfs -o proto=tcp,port=2049,vers=4 ...
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How to give Read, Write Permissions using IPs in SAMBA

I want to give Read and Write access based on the IPs instead of the Users in SAMBA using smb.conf This is the Text I copied from my smb.conf file. [TEST] comment = test path = ...
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How to securely export a device (HDD)?

So I have a Scientific Linux 6.3 (RHEL clone so basically the question is Redhat related) machine called "B" (with an extra "A" HDD besides the system HDD) and a notebook with SL 6.3. They are in a ...
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What permissions should I set for an executable I'm likely to share?

I'm writing a bash script that does a little house-cleaning for me (clearing the log files from any Rails projects in the current directory). I'm making it executable, and I'm not sure what best ...
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Share files via bluetooth

I'd like to transfer files located on the harddrive of my laptop Acer Travelmate 4002 WLMi to my smartphone via bluetooth. My system is Ubuntu 12.04. I tried so far. $ sudo service bluetooth start ...
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Share files between Linux host and Windows guest

I am trying to share files between Linux host and Windows guest and I came across the link: Use virt-manager to share files between Linux host and Windows guest? As suggested in the third answer, I ...
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File sharing between Windows, Linux and Android over network

I have a desktop running Windows 7, a laptop running OpenSUSE 13.1 and an Android 4.1 Tablet, all connected to the same network via a router (the desktop through a LAN cable and the others via WiFi). ...
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OpenBSD NFS server with Linux NFS clients — file size limit?

I've set up an NFS server on OpenBSD 4.9. The client is Arch Linux x86-64. The mount has no problems with small files but when trying to read large files (in the example, an 7.4G iso file) it will ...
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How to easily and securely share files on a linux system over the internet?

I can think of a couple of ways which are not that easy: ftp - user needs ftp (or even ftps) client, active vs. passive, firewalls https - only for download webDAV - setup of apache is rather ...
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Single user for sharing vs. multiple users

In my lab, a group of people work each at one workstation, and they share a number of drives over NFS. They run shared software residing in one of those NFS drive and they run it on the NFS drives ...
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How do I get the information I need in order to use unison and ssh to synchronise files

I have a desktop at home, and a laptop that I take with me to places away from home, both have Fedora 20 installed. I edit the same files on either machine, and would like to be able to synchronise ...
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Double SSH tunnelling for SMB shared folder

I am actually working from PC1 (using Mac OSX) on a distant computer(Linux) PC2 using SSH. This distant computer PC2 does not have any connection to Internet but is in a network with a PC3 (Windows ...
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Installing afpfs-ng from source

I want to install afpfs-ng to get access to an AFP share from my Mac. I am running Debian and am following instructions from http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/175/17242, and I get checking for a ...