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How can I get the amount of available memory portably across distributions?

The standard files/tools that report memory seem to have different formats on different Linux distributions. For example, on Arch and Ubuntu. Arch $ free total used free ...
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PLz upvote i need rep for me self-esteem TY [on hold]

I need rep, please rep, I like rep, rep is nice to me, up vote for free candy
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Keyboard Shortcuts: Linux Raspbian

My mouse is broken. How can I use the keyboard as a mouse on Raspbian? I need to resize the terminal window (and other windows in general), plus doing other tasks like I would if using a mouse.
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linux unbuffered compression options

I'm working on a embedded system and due to persistent memory restrictions, I need to compress a log file "on the fly". My objective is to have a one liner inside a script, which would look like ...
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When can I omit the dot character that indicate the current directory

Should I use dot to indicate the current directory for accessing directories or should I use it for files only? For example, if the current directory is foo and it contains bar directory and baz.txt ...
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kernel configs and dependencies

When a particular kernel config is turned on, e.g. CONFIG_CRYPTO_FIPS=y a bunch of other dependencies (CONFIG_XXX_YYYY) get turned on during compilation. Is there a way to know all the dependencies ...
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Listing files with a certain extension

I'm suppose to write a command that would list all files that end in .tx with an optional t at the end. So far all I got is listing the files that end in .tx which is: ls *.tx Now my problem is ...
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Create iso Frame buffer video [on hold]

How to create a ISO and only frame buffer video console? (Example: archlinux, fedora, debian, Ubuntu, etc)
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How to programmatically change a password on an IPSwitch server using a Linux client?

One of my companies customers runs an IPSwitch sftp server, and they have disallowed public key authentication, and require us to change our password every 90 days. The problem is that, I cannot see ...
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netstat shows over 44K connections without ip address, what's that?

I have a question about linux netstat usage and output results. I'm trying to solve a dilema about why my server is facing communications delays and bottle neck issues, So I started digging and ...
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How to access usb otg files from Kali Nethunter terminal Nexus 6 [migrated]

I have a rooted Nexus 6 running Marshmallow 6.0.1 and with the Kali Nethunter overlay installed. I want to execute some files that are in the usb otg from the Kali terminal, but I don't know how to ...
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Give the command to remove duplicate lines in a .txt file and save the new file as new.txt file

I'm trying to do this but I cant create the file. I enter: sort myfile.txt uniq -u | tee newfile.txt and It wont create the file automatically. What am I missing here?
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mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist

I had a CentOS 6 server suddenly lock up on me after doing about 2 weeks of calculations for a project. Upon reboot, the machine would crash while attempting to mount the devices listed in the fstab ...
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Linux not using default route [on hold]

I'm no Linux expert, though I use it regularly. So can someone throw some light on the following behavior. I would expect traceroute to have the first hop as 192.168.1.160 ian@ubuntu-mini:~$ ...
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changing file and folder permissions for network shares

I am fairly new to linux but used it before and know bit about the command line etc... I am trying to set up a folder in which everyone has their own username and password with each folder, I have ...
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understanding output of strace of empty c program [migrated]

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { return 0; } Given the above C program, I get the following the output using clang test.c ; strace ./a.out. execve("./a.out", ["./a.out"], [/* 36 vars */]) = 0 ...
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Linux + how to verify the CPU performance

I have few servers that I manage in my origination ( red-hat 5 ) my users complain about the bad CPU performance grep processor /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 processor : 1 can I ...
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How do kthreads actually work?

Need to implement DHCP server in kernel space. It's supposed to be a multithreading server, and I think I should use kthreads ( I'll be glade if you know better decision ). However I can't understand ...
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Infrastructure Documentation tool [on hold]

Is there any open-source tool that can be used for IT hardware infrastructure documentation with some additional services such as automatic updates for new hardware , mutual dependencies , networking ...
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respawn with arguments and tty3 without root?

Please bear with me as I am not a Linux guy. I am trying to start a application to run in a terminal that I can ssh in and conspy to see the activity and also respawn if there is a crash. I have a ...
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Exporting a Variable from bash script does not work, does work if I change the variable to any other name [on hold]

This is the strangest behaviour I have ever seen. I know you might be shocked to see the below explaination but yes this is happening. I'm trying to export a variable name which is LON_GEMINI_BOX ...
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Autocomplete in browsers doesn't work on Linux

I have several websites which use autocomplete in their forms. For example, after logging in to an invoicing website I can type in the client field several letters (3-5) and then the box with list of ...
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Determine which network interface to use based on target IP

Say I have two network interfaces, eth1 and eth2, both of them connected to a different ISP. How can I instruct linux to use eth1 for all traffic to the IP 111.222.111.222 while eth2 is used for all ...
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How can I configure the serial port under debian 8.3 on HP Server?

If there is no Monitor I can access via the serial RS-232 port on Debian/GNU/Linux 8.3! How can I configure the serial port under Debian 8.3. It should be possible already during the boot from Debian ...
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How can i retrieve the following attributes in linux? [on hold]

Reads (transfers per second ) between system memory and user memory writes (transfers per second) between system memory and user memory Number of system calls of all types per second Number of ...
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USB ports do not wake up from suspend to RAM

I have an AMD Athlon 5350 (desktop, not a notebook) and recently upgraded from openSUSE 13.2 to Tumbleweed (openSUSE's rolling release). After that I gave suspend to RAM another try after it had just ...
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What is the purpose of the grub command line

In the grub bootloader if you press esc it will take you to a command line interface that looks like grub> _ What is this promt used for? It doesn't look like it's connected to Linux. Is it a ...
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Linux Mint + FriendlyARM 2440: Cannot install and execute cross-compiler and toolschain (arm-linux-gcc-4.4.3.tar.gz)

I am new to learning Linux. I have installed Linux Mint 17 on my 32-bit laptop and bought a FriendlyARM Mini2440 development board to do some basic programming and learn concepts of Linux. However, i ...
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Top panel locked - can't add/remove from the panel

I'm using gnome 3.18 and I'm unable to add/remove items to the top panel. In previous versions I was able to ALT+Right click on the panel to bring up a menu of options. I've tried Super (winkey) + ...
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Please Help creating a script using if else condition [on hold]

Anyone can help me? I have 4 file, File1, File2, File3, File4 ex. File1 File2 File3 File4 10101 10101 10216 MB16 10304 10203 var=$(cat File1.csv) var2=$(cat File2.csv) var3=$(cat File2.csv) ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in Linux Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 after update

yesterday i installed some updates with the automatic ubuntu updater and shutdown my pc after that. now i try to reboot and i now have the problem that my mouse and keyboard aren't recognized (not ...
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Installing Debian on Surface pro 4 [on hold]

I would like to purchase a Surface Pro 4 tablet for my wife but will avoid it if I cannot properly install Debian Linux as a secondary operating system. I have not been successful so far in getting an ...
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Create Shortcut to VMware

How would I create a shortcut to VMWare player on CentOS 7 desktop? A lot of people say it's not possible to create shortcuts on Gnome 3, I have seen it working with a special file, but i'm not sure ...
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Monitoring Linux Machines [on hold]

I have a couple Linux machines and VMs at home that I want to monitor. Basically, what I would like to do is setup a web page that display's information such as CPU/RAM usage, Uptime, IP Address etc. ...
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Adding folder name to .zip files inside it

I have file1.zip, file2.zip, etc. in folder called folder1. have similar folders folder2, folder3, etc. I need to add folder name to each .zip file inside these folders. So, files inside folder1 ...
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Which linux distro is more suitable for me [on hold]

I am new in Linux environment. I am currently using the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it's not running as i expected, because my PC don't have high configuration. Here's my system configuration Memory : 2.9 ...
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How do I specify an alternative bridge interface (not br0) when using qemu-bridge-helper

By following the instructions found at http://wiki.qemu.org/Features/HelperNetworking I can configure qemu with qemu-bridge-helper, however, I can't figure out how to pass a bridging interface option ...
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How to check if 'Per-node memory binding' is supported in any libvirt version?

I am using kvm and getting an error: unsupported configuration: Per-node memory binding is not supported with this QEMU I have the #virsh version: Compiled against library: libvirt 1.2.9 Using ...
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Two node cluster pacemaker setup error (http error : 500) [on hold]

[root@node01 ~]# pcs cluster auth node01 node02 Username: hacluster password: node01: Already authorized node02: Already authorized (same password) [root@node01 ~]# pcs cluster setup --name mycluster ...
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CPU frequency won't go beyond 800MHz on my Dell XPS 13 with ivybridge

I cannot go beyond 800MHz on my Dell XPS 13 Ivybridge CPU. $ cpupower frequency-info analyzing CPU 0: driver: intel_pstate CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0 CPUs which need to ...
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Installing Linux on MacBook Air

I've wanted to switch over from OS X to Linux as my main OS for some time now, but I have a few questions that I would prefer to be answered before I try. Please excuse my general lack of knowledge ...
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Raster font in Linux terminal

Is there anyway to get the command prompt font (raster font) into the linux terminal. I would really like to know how to because I just really like this font. Thanks
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Cannot install D-Link wireless Range Booster N usb on kali linux VMWARE

I have a D-Link Range Booster and tried to use it with KALI in vmware. I have it installed on my Physical Windows machine then when I use it with kali it doesn't detect it. This is the vmware sign ...
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restore open programs across reboot/restart in mint?

When I used to turn off my windows machine(8.1) all my programs would automatically save before shutdown and open again when the OS restarted. Is there a way to do this in mint?
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Secure and free cloud storage options for integration with Linux

Copy.com used to be a good option for secure, free, and plenty of storage (15GB+), as well as Linux integration. But this service will be shutting down soon. What are alternative options? Dropbox is ...
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Kali Linux Rolling doesn't boot, freezes after login

I have recently installed Kali Linux Rolling from my usb. Everything went fine and I have booted into it once and it worked well. But when I booted into my mac partition and then tried to boot back ...
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Grub unknown filesystem [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my Linux partition and the next error message appears when I boot: error unknown filesystem grub rescue. I can't even boot Windows from CD or Linux from usb.
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what is the meaning of “-m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED”? [duplicate]

I found this rules on iptables -A INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT what is the meaning of -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED ? and why without this rule ,I can not ping ...
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GDiskDump or DD to show partition names? [duplicate]

I have partition names like Data-HD, Yhteinen and W10. I do have lots of other partitions, but I want a little more assurance I am copying a right partition to a correct destination. I am quite ...
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Help in building Yocto(open embedded) projects using cluster computing in Linux

I need to reduce project build time in Yocto (open embedded) in Linux platform. So I decided to cluster computers for the best performance for compilation and building. My question: Is there any MPI ...