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How to “at now” on FreeBSD?

Is there a way to run at immediately on FreeBSD? On Ubuntu, when I run a script with "at now" it runs immediately. With FreeBSD, there is a delay because at is running through crontab. Default is 5m. ...
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Do I need to write man pages for C library?

I wrote a small C library for Linux and FreeBSD, and I'm going to write the documentation for it. I tried to learn more about creating man pages and not found the instructions or descriptions of best ...
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Create binary package without ports?

I am trying to build a binary package on freebsd. All the guides which i am finding are saying basically to build binary package from already installed software using ports. What i am searching for a ...
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Isolating all audio for a specific user account with Pulseaudio

I've done some Googling on this subject, and looked around on Stack Exchange, but I haven't yet found a question canonically similar to mine. If this is the wrong section of Stack Exchange to ask this ...
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fdisk: could not detect sector size of USB hard disk on FreeBSD

I have an NTFS formatted USB hard disk that works fine (mounts and unmounts cleanly) on my windows desktop. I can't however seem to mount it on my freebsd box at all. Stripping this back to the ...
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HAST sync complete FreeBSD 10.2

The handbook says: Check the status line in the output. If it says degraded, something is wrong with the configuration file. It should say complete on each node, meaning that the synchronization ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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Comparing ping times in FreeBSD sh

How can I strip the time from a ping return? For example: 64 bytes from 10.3.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=63 time=2.610 ms I want to grab the value after time= and pass it to a test like: if time>=50.0; ...
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FreeBSD optional components deinstall

How deinstall optional components world/games, world/doc etc.?
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display no longer listends to console after starting X11, not even after shutting down X11

From the console, or another virtual terminal, I launch X11. This is in Free BSD. I cannot return the display to any other terminal afterwards. By using the ctl-alt-F1 key combination, for example. ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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Use a “Friendly” Label on Drives or Partitions in FreeBSD

Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk. I have looked at tunefs or gpart and even disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't ...
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Set Default Boot Device for XServe in Open Firmware

I have an old Apple XServe G4 that I successfully created a dual boot of Mac OS X and FreeBSD 10.2. In order to boot the machine, you have to go into Open Firmware and issue a boot command... I ...
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Connecting to WPA network in FreeBSD

For whatever reason I am having a very annoying time just trying to connect to a network in FreeBSD. So the question is how would someone manually connect to a wireless WPA network in FreeBSD 11.0? ...
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How to modify partition in FreeBSD 10 with gpart

I am using FreeBSD. My HDD has this set of partitions: root@core:/media # gpart show => 63 390721905 ada0 MBR (186G) 63 1985 - free - (993K) 2048 ...
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FreeBSD throttle cpu clock on high temperature

I'm using a laptop with bad cooling system, so my CPU sometimes hits very high temperature, and linux kernel is able to throttle cpu clock to cool it as I can see in dmesg: [22612.245243] CPU3: Core ...
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Host to Jail networking with vimage

I've got iocage jails with vnet=on (vimage virtualized networking) I've got a bridge1 with several jails' interfaces as members (vnet1:1, vnet1:2, etc) these can pass packets between each other. ...
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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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Hide where I'm sshing to?

I'm connected to a public FreeBSD system, and I want to be able to connect to other servers without disclosing (via w and alike) where I'm connecting to, how can I achieve this?
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Mount iSCSI Partitions Automatically at Boot on FreeBSD 10

I have a FreeBSD 10.2 server that I mount iSCSI drives to. I would like to have those drives mounted automatically in fstab so that they are persistent across reboots. If I execute the command ...
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Linux Source Routing, Strong End System Model / Strong Host Model?

Can a multihomed Linux machine implement a true Strong ES Model? Specific Use Case I have a system with five different interfaces, each connected to the same subnet, thus the same gateway to the ...
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alternative approach for selective deletes from rsnapshot tree with find?

I'm looking for a generalizable solution to this problem, 'cause I'm sure it will come up again. I have a client that does medical research. Periodically we have to remove the datasets provided by ...
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Why does SSH server say, “authorized_keys is not a regular file”?

I've been trying to configure the login with a key generated from puttygen so I can disable password authentication. I saved a private key from puttygen and copied the public part to my ...
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ezjail: update problems

I'm having problems whenever I try to update my ezjail baseball on FreeSDB 10. I'm on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p11 and ezjail v3.4.2 The jails show the right version inside but the update progress ...
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FreeBSD 10.2 - Is three-way HAST replication possible?

I have a pair of FreeBSD 10.2 servers using HAST to keep a volume replicated between them. I'm introducing two new storage nodes that have much newer hardware and will eventually replace the existing ...
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cabal update causes segmentation fault on FreeBSD 10.2

I have installed FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE 32-bit and I am trying to use Haskell on it. I have installed package ghc-7.10.2 with pkg and then installed package hs-cabal-install-1.22.6.0 from ...
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Mount iSCSI ext2 Linux Partition on FreeBSD 10.2

I decided to switch from CentOS to FreeBSD 10 after I had a really good experience installing it on a Xserve G4 (PowerPC, that's a story for another day if anyone is interested). Anyway, my CentOS ...
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FreeBSD Selenium PhantomJS - Can not connect to the Service

i am stuck to run PhantomJS with selenium. So i have prepared a FreeBSD Jail and installed phantomjs via ports. whereis phantomjs > phantomjs: /usr/local/bin/phantomjs /usr/ports/lang/phantomjs ...
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Can't use #!/bin/sh (: not found) [duplicate]

I was trying to run a few scripts but I came across this error: : No such file or directory I'm using #!/bin/sh to run it, already tried with bash but no luck. Heres my script: #!/bin/sh ...
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FreeBSD: using python3 in uwsgi instead of python2

I have a server with FreeBSD 10.1 installed. I want to deploy a Django site on it using uwsgi+nginx+python3 and got some problems. The site was written for python3, I installed python3.4 then python3 ...
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BSD sed: Replace only the Nth occurrence of a pattern

Using BSD sed; How can I perform the following substitution?: Before: hello hello hello hello hello hello After: hello world hello hello hello hello In other words; how can I replace only the ...
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working netgraph configuration for ipfw and ng_bpf on FreeBSD

I'm trying to get a raw BPF bytecode packet filter working on FreeBSD using a combination of ipfw with ng_ipfw, ng_bpf and ng_tag. However none of the documentation or presentations I can find ...
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FreeBSD equivalent of Linux's “xt_bpf” filtering module

In Linux 3.9 there's a packet filter module called xt_bpf that can take compiled BPF bytecode and use it directly in an iptables rule. Is there any equivalent for FreeBSD's ipfw system?
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FreeBSD: How can I install kernel sources for 10.2-STABLE version?

Lots of articles and posts on internet tell how to install the kernel sources for FreeBSD x-RELEASE versions, but none of them for X-STABLE. For example, my FreeBSD version is 10.2-STABLE. How can ...
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pfSense: What package may I install for the `make` command?

I am new to BSD, and have installed pfSense (FreeBSD based) in order to test it and learn. The first thing I wanna do is installing some undetected network card (Silicom PXG6BPi) driver, but it ...
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FreeBSD Broadcom BCM43225 Setup

I'm new to FreeBSD, it's working fine one my Laptop. Only problem is, that my wifi device isn't in ifconfig so I can't use it. I tried a lot of reading but I couldn't get it to work. How can I get my ...
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pfsense: Network freezes when squid service started in bridge mode

We are using pfsense firewall in bridge mode. When squid service with Transparent proxy option is started the network freezes. On routing mode, squid works pretty well. Squid setup is as below: ...
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copied a folder - getting different used space on destination (using FreeBSD and UFS)

So I'm trying to backup a folder with subfolders to another disk and it won't fit. I used rsync -aiv --delete /mysrc /mydest There are no links (symlinks or hardlinks) of any sorts on the source. ...
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Symlink files to mirrored directory tree

I'm attempting to symlink files to a mirrored directory tree. Both directories (source and desired destination of symlinks) are on separate mountpoints inside a FreeBSD jail. Source directory: ...
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FreeBSD 10.2 unable to find package

When checking the ports website I find a package for btsync. https://freshports.org/net-p2p/btsync When I try to install via pkg install btsync pkg is unable to find it sudo pkg install btsync ...
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FreeBSD: Include logwatch output in periodic

I'm running several Jails with HTTP and mail servers. I would like to get emails if mails get rejected, the queue fills up or HTTP servers throw errors. Those outputs should be included in the ...
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FreeBSD - slow remote mysql

I have classic webhosting and VPS with FreeBSD. The website is on webhosting and mysql server is on VPS. When I try to remotely connect from webhosting to mysql server, page is loading very very slow ...
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Netstat Listen Queues

What information can I gather from netstat listen queues? Looking at the man page I can see that using "-L" in netstat it shows me the size of listen queues. It tells me information about each ...
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setuid.today date format changed after FreeBSD 10.2 update

My setuid.today has a different date format than setuid.yesterday: setuid.today (German localization?) 3 Dez setuid.yesterday Dec 3 I'm getting emails with the diff reports every day. I guess ...
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NTP works but clock is not the same

I'm trying to sync multiple machines (9 machines that are cloned from one machine so they have exactly same config) on a LAN using NTP. All machines are running FreeBSD 10.2 on VirtualBox with Ubuntu ...
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FreeBSD jails - Nginx, PHP-FPM, Wordpress - Share folder between jails (read-only)

Question I want to seperate PHP (PHP-FPM) and Nginx into different jails. One jail with Nginx, and one with PHP-FPM / PHP / Wordpress. Nginx is good at serving static assets, so I would like to ...
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Does FreeBSD contain non-free software in its base?

I mean binary blobs compiled by third parties. Additionally if you do pkg install, are there non-free packages considered by default?
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USB automount call another x-session

I have FreeBSD 10.2 installed with Openbox as wm. When I put flash drive in USB new instance of openbox starts automaticaly. I don't undestand why. /etc/rc.conf # Hostname hostname="dark" ...
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FreeBSD complains “invalid partition table”—still boots

I've recently installed FreeBSD 10 on my Dell Precision M4800 with ZFS as the root file system. The operating system is installed on an mSATA SSD, a 2½″-HDD is installed, too. On startup, the system ...
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Can't connect from OSX to FreeBSD with mosh [closed]

I've installed mosh on my laptop using Macports and on my FreeBSD server using ports. Whenever I try to connect to my server I get the following error: Password for xxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx.xx: zsh:1: ...