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List serial devices on FreeBSD

On FreeBSD, I'm looking for a way to list serial communication devices. The computer has two of them installed: An on-board serial console (ttyS0), and an internal analog modem. I can find out about ...
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Howto fix my PHP install on FreeBSD using pkg

I've been messing around with pkg install, installing / removing both php5-5.4.29 and php55-5.5.13. But when I run php from the command line, it will give me an error like this: PHP Warning: PHP ...
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How do I mount a UFS disk in read-write mode?

I have a system drive that has filled up to the last sector, so that it doesn't boot anymore. The file system is UFS (it's an old Freenas 0.7 installation), but since UFS write support doesn't appear ...
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What is the correct partition type for a geli-crypted partition on FreeBSD?

I am currently in the process of setting up an encrypted homeserver with zfs and geli. However I am not sure what the correct partition type for geli-crypted filesystems are. Do I just take 'freebsd-...
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Obtain device name and mount point if partition label is known

How to obtain the partition device name and mount point when the file system label is known? There are several possibilities: Linux File system label to device name The device name can be obtained ...
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Determining the Source of a Given File System Mount on Unix

Background Recently I have run into a bit of a snag on my home FreeBSD server. I recently upgraded it to the latest stable release, and I have noticed some strange behavior with the /var partition. ...
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How to add a Linux Partition on FreeBSD

Today I installed FreeBSD 9.0 PPC on my Mac mini G4 with 40GB HDD. During installation, (using the FSBD utility 'gpart') I have allocated a total of about 23GB for FreeBSD leaving 17GB totally free (...
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Can I use pxelinux to boot from an ISOs over the network?

I have a server which hosts mirrors for FreeBSD, CentOS and Scientific Linux. It includes .iso files. Is it possible to use pxelinux to boot this ISO over the network? Must I use gPXE or iPXE instead?...
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Why am I getting btx halted trying to install FreeBSD?

When trying to install FreeBSD 8 off a USB Drive (UNetBootin loaded) I receive BTX Halted when choosing any of the Boot options. Boot FreeBSD [default] Boot FreeBSD width ACPI disabled Boot ...
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Let ifconfig wait for IPv6-address to not be tentative

I claim an IPv6 address using ifconfig in a script. This address is then immediately used to listen on a TCP port. When I write the script like this, it fails because the service is unable to listen: ...
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Accessing ports on public IP from within a FreeBSD jail

In a FreeBSD 10 setup, I have a jail running the publicly accessible nginx web server and another jail for the Java backend server based on Jetty. Each jail has its own internal IP address 127.0.1.x ...
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Multi-user permissions setup

I've been trying to figure out a good permissions scheme for my multi-user file server. I currently have about 5 users, each storing files in their home directory. These files are also being ...
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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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FreeBSD shared swap partition with Linux

What must I do, to run these commands before Arch Linux calls swapon -a? mkswap /dev/sdaX swapon /dev/sdaX Just in case it matters, /dev/sdaX was created in FreeBSD 10.1 environment, as soon as ...
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Passing automount options in FreeBSD

I seem to be unable to automount nfsv4 shares in FreeBSD 10.1. All of my mounting information is stored in an LDAP database and the shares are on a NFSv4 server. I've gotten the mapping right so ...
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Keys for copy & paste in FreeBSD console

How do I copy paste text inside the FreeBSD console? I tried ctrl + c, ctrl + v super + c, super + v I have FreeBSD 10.1 installed in VirualBox on a Mac. I am selecting text with the mouse in ...
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Viewing (monitoring) line status of a serial port

Is there a utility software (or an easy method to do it from shell script) to display a serial port's status — i. e. blinking “RXD”, “TXD”, “DCD”, “DTR”, “DSR”, “RTS”, “CTS”? Particularly, I need to ...
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ZFS: Trying to remove top-level drive from Zpool

I have a zpool called storage that contains a five device raidz1 array. Today I went and bought another 3TB device and put it in my enclosure. However, instead of creating a new pool and adding that ...
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Force fsck at boot time on the root file system (prior to mounting file systems, without Single-User mode)

I just wonder if there are any solutions available at all (Googled for 2 hours). How to automatically force fsck disks after crash in `systemd`? - does not mean anything. Setting fsck_y_enable="YES" ...
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How do I allow user permissions to data on a Couchpotato and Sickbeard Plugin using Freenas

Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato. I’ve read almost every thread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet. I’m assuming it’s the data here: (...
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what is the linux boot param “memmap” equivalent in freebsd

In linux kernel, there is an option to reserve a portion of system ram i.e memmap=512M$2G (boot param) Here 512M starting from 2G would be reserved and not available to OS What is the equivalent in ...
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How do I make use of unused space on my boot drive on FreeBSD

I have an old FreeBSD Server (running 7.3-RELEASE) that desperately needs additional storage. In fact, it has some-- the original 20G SCSI drives have been replaced by 300G SCSI drives, so in theory ...
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Prevent users changing password in FreeBSD

How can I prevent a user to change its password in FreeBSD. In Linux i can do this by using chage -m 99999 <username> where chage is found in shadow-utils Reason for this is I created one shell ...
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FreeBSD is not Unix. But its Unix-Like Unix. Where is then the main Unix to read the source code?

I want to really understand System V, the main origin of Unix (not Unix-like nor modified Unix to Linux). The main origin which is very confusing and not really with care its written somewhere. Is it ...
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FreeBSD and Linux shared partitions

Which directories, and how, can I share between FreeBSD and Linux? In particular, how can I deduplicate respectively /usr/home and /home? I guess directly sharing a partition between both systems ...
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FreeBSD vs Damn Small Linux for a Really Old Machine?

I am doing this just for fun, I have several more powerful machines at hand but thought it would be cool to resurrect an approximately 14 year old machine with a Pentium II processor. I will have to ...
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FreeBSD installed package location

I installed Unrealircd on FreeBSD via the sysinstall utility. I cannot seem to find the location where it was installed. How can I find the default location of installed packages? Edit: I found the ...
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Has OpenBSD's ntpd replacement been ported to other BSDs? Or Linux?

I know the OpenBSD team wrote a from-scratch replacement for ntpd—OpenNTPD—that is available via pkgsrc/ports. My question is more about the base system: Is OpenNTPD the default ntpd in the base ...
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FreeBSD in USB Flash Drive

I like to use live FreeBSD in my USB flash drive. How can i do it ? Please give clear way to do it.
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Doing actions on a list from the shell

I have a list of packages I want to deinstall. The deinstaller program pkg_deinstall doesn't take a list of packages as parameter to deinstall. How would I deinstall from the list (like a foreach loop)...
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What's the `name` argument to `sh` for/do?

Taken from FreeBSD's man page on sh (because its the most convenient online, target platform is Debian if it matters): SH(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual SH(1) NAME sh -- ...
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Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD

I'm using the GNU date command to parse arbitrary natural language dates - for example to detect if a certain epoch time stamp is from last week, I can do: if [ "$timestamp" -lt "$(date +"%s" -d "...
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Mac OS X command-line tools - differences from FreeBSD

As I understand it many Mac OS X command-line tools (like ls, cp, chmod, chown etc.) are imported from FreeBSD. Which version of FreeBSD contains the command-line tools most compatible with the OS X ...
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daemonize rtorrent

Just read the man page, but found no option for this. Maybe I missed it, maybe it doesn't exist. I have a server at home I'm SSHing to for rtorrent, but the torrent stops downloading and won't restart ...
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Find FreeBSD ports that depend on another port

I have a headless FreeBSD server where some port has installed tons of X11-related packages. I would like to find out what these ports are so I can get rid of the unwanted X-related packages. Is there ...
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should I fix “No ALTQ support in kernel” to run the firewall?

I just messed with my pf.conf and ran pf and I got: Enabling pf. No ALTQ support in kernel Of course the fix is to re-compile the kernel, but that article is for freebsd 7. I'm on FreeBSD 9.1 I ...
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Bash port auto upgrading script in cron doesn't work properly?

I've been recently try to write a script to automate checks for new version of ports and software installed on my FreeBSD server. This script is added to root's crontab and fires daily. If I run it ...
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How do I set a script that it will run on start up in FreeBSD?

I am using FreeBSD 9 and I want to make a script that will check if an Ethernet cable is connected, and if so, connects to it. I want to set it so that it runs whenever the machine starts up, or ...
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FreeBSD 9 and Windows 7 Dual Boot

I have two hard drives installed on my machine. I installed Windows 7 on one hard drive and FreeBSD 9 on the other. I used GPT for FreeBSD. My question is: how can I install a boot manager so that I ...
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How to startup FreeBSD in console mode

I have recently installed a VMware image of FreeBSD, although when I boot up I get the message: Welcome to DesktopBSD, select from the following options: http://i.imgur.com/VWahL.gif The trouble is ...
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How do I find where a port is?

If I want to find out which directory under /usr/ports contains a port like "gnome-terminal", how can I do that? Is there an easy command? At the moment I use things like echo */gnome-terminal ...
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How to make man(1) use the entire terminal width?

I'm on FreeBSD, using a wide xterm with, say, 132 characters per line. When running $ man man the manual page is formatted to fit an 80 character per line terminal width. Is there a way to make the ...
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Is there an equivalent book/resource to “The Linux Programming Interface” for FreeBSD? [closed]

Most of you here are probably aware of the famous The Linux Programming Interface, which presents a truly masterful guide to the Linux and general POSIX APIs. I know that much of the general POSIX ...
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How to Install BASH in FreeBSD

I really find that using bash helps a lot, when you need to retrieve strings of text that you used previously. But how can I install it on FreeBSD? I have tried typing bash into the terminal, but ...
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What's the motivation behind kfreebsd

I use both FreeBSD and Debian-based Linuxes on a daily basis. (I am mostly a user/developer/sysadmin not an OS-developer). I want to know what is the motivation behind kFreeBSD? Why people may want ...
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How can I switch one user to another in Freebsd?

How can I switch one user to another in Freebsd? For examples, I am user david now and I want to change to user Bob. This is a personal OS for my study. not a server. I searched it, but only got ...
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Cloud Server: Which MTA (exim/postfix/etc.) on What OS (Linux/FreeBSD)

My company wants to migrate the current mail server into a Cloud Server Provider. The Provider is the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) kind, not SaaS (Software as a Service). That means I have to ...
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Configuring FreeBSD to get IP from my FreeBSD DHCP Server

I have a scenario where I have two FreeBSD machines. I setup one to be a DHCP server so it can lease IP address. I have provided IP ranges, default DNS , host name , and all other settings in my dhcpd....
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How much RAM needed for preventing use swap?

At my system always available some "Free" and "Inactive" memory, but sometimes system move couple megabytes to swap. Per night it maybe around 100MB, but for a few days in swap could be more than ...
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GCC not runnable on FreeBSD

I'm trying to run GCC on FreeBSD and I get this error: % gcc ar: unrecognized option `--plugin' usage: ar -d [-Tjsvz] archive file ... ar -m [-Tjsvz] archive file ... ar -m [-...