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Can some explain what this command does?

Can someone explain to me what this command does? sudo find / -exec rm {}\;
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(Linux) unable to mount from initramfs

I am trying to install Linux (Debian) on a new laptop. This requires special care because the laptop keyboard needs a kernel patch (and I have not compiled a kernel for about 10 years). Also, because ...
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How to copy/burn a loop device image to a partition?

I'm building a rootfs for a embedded device. I start by making an empty loopback file system, then mount it, and add files to it. When I finish, I end up with a file system image. Then I can burn ...
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Reverse DNS for external DNS server

I have my forward zone configured and now I am writing my reverse zone configuration. I've read through Pro DNS and BIND book and the examples given are if you own a portion of an IP address space ...
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I have accidentally broken /bin/bash

I just started using Linux. I'm using Ubuntu and I think I made a very grave mistake. I made a script and by some stupid sense I decided to move it to my /bin folder, but I accidentally typed mv ...
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TTL values for external DNS records

Upon setting up my zone files, I went back to review my TTL values. The default is set for 24 hours and I have individual TTL values set for each individual record. My thought was NS, MX, and CNAME ...
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HTML5 video lags in web browser

I have an nVidia GeForce 9500 GT on a 32-bit Linux Mate 17.2 system. If I try to watch 1080p videos in a web browser, the videos are lagging, even when they're fully buffered. If I download the video ...
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MSFvenom not working in Kali Linux 2.0

I recently updated My Kali Linux to version 2.0, and everything seems to be working fine. I have tried to use msfvenom to create a windows reverse_tcp file. I entered the comand i always used before ...
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Kali Linux 2.0 stopped update proccess

So I decided to update my Kali Linux to 2.0 using the dist-upgrade command and obviously having the official mirrors from the Kali website. It was over a GB of data that needed to be downloaded, so I ...
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Stuck in httpd unable to start

I am trying to start apache it is throwing an error saying: httpd: Syntax error on line 100 of /opt/xag/apache2/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load modules/libphp5.so into server: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot ...
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Package dependencies Debian

I have a problem when installing certain software for Debian Jessie. I use apt-get install. Sometimes it works, but in most cases I get the message: The following packages have unsolved ...
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How would an administrator of a system prevent himself access to a file for 24 hours?

How would a single administrator go about locking himself out of a file for 24 hours? Rules: The file cannot be renamed or moved. The file is not an executable or system critical. Administrator has ...
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NUL entry in syslog?

My servers went down on the 30th. It just came back online today. At first I thought it was the router because the router the server is connected to is a bit squirrely but when I checked syslog I have ...
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4.2 kernel build, missing version.h

I have installed a 4.2 vanilla kernel on Kali Linux 2.0 and prepared the kernel source with make clean prepare I then copied the source to the /usr/src/linux-4.2 directory. And this is symlinked to ...
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Gnome doesn't start(is dead)[Debian Jessie]

Everything was working fine. I just updated some files on my computer. I turned off my PC, but when I tried to run it again it took my to a black screen and reported a few errors before that. I found ...
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install AVG free edition into Amazon Linux AMI

I was trying to install AVG free edition into Amazon Linux AMI. It looks like it installed, but I could not start the any avg service. The command I used to install AVG is sudo yum install ...
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figure out ip addresses of all the machines remotely?

I have around 40 machines and I want to know what are their IP Address. One way is to login into those boxes and figure out their IP Address by using ifconfig command but is there any other simple way ...
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ssh -> screen -> ssh - how to kill remote screened ssh without killing original ssh session

I keep a screen session running on a dev box at work, and I ssh into my dev box and resume my screen session while I'm at work. From there, I hope to other machines. Occasionally, I find myself ...
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Linux SAR vs SS commnad to fetch network information

In one of my tool I need to collect network information from system, in present I am using command ss -pant just now I came to know ss -n DEV OR ss -n EDEV can also serve something similar, having ...
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Why does systemctl start docker with different arguments

I'm running an instance of VMware's Photon distro, which uses systemctl. I want docker to use a TCP port so I can play with the REST API. I used 'systemctl stop docker' and the service stops. I ...
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How to watch films/images without X?

I'm wondering if there is a way to watch films or images without running X server. I'm not using login manager - I log in to tty and start X server manually. Hypothetical situation: I log in, but ...
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Use iptables to redirect **all* requests, even DNS-unsolved domain?

Context: With iptables, I redirect all the traffic - incoming at port 80 - to a distant server IP (X.X.X.X). I aim that anywhat you write in the urlbar of browser, you get X.X.X.X. IP That works ...
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What do these commands do?

I have been working at this company for around 8 years now and something that has always puzzled me is that we have a software supplier who often connects to our network to provide user support on ...
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What is the default path of newly created tar archive?

I created tar archive using following command: tar -zcvf archive-name.tar.gz directory-name After this operation, where that tar.gz is located?
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how unshare -i/-p/-U and -r works in realtime

Can anyone give examples of unshared command for -i, -p, -U and -r options. I got only -m and -n examples to test my code. And please mention any test cases to test IPv6 for unshared too. Thanks, ...
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Different behaviour over WIFI and LAN-Ethernet when connecting via VPN

I have some problems getting my internet connection working over the LAN, meanwhile over the WIFI, everything seems to work nicely with my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine. First thing I do is connecting to ...
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not able to execute multiple commands on multiple linux machines?

I have around 50 ubuntu machines on which I need to run below commands: sudo apt-get install htop sudo scp -r todd@machineA.host.com:/home/todd/pip /tmp/ sudo apt-get install python-pip sudo pip ...
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How to foword firefox graphics from remote to local system?

I have installed CentOS7 in virtualbox through vagrant. Both guest and host operating system is CentOS7. Guest operating system is minimum installation of centos7 with no graphics. On both system I ...
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Why readdir() only reads 32K of directory entries at a time?

readdir() only reads 32K of directory entries at a time. Why does it read only 32K entries? Is it dependent on buffer or any other parameters? Can I change that value so that I can read as many ...
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control and data flow between 2 linux machines [on hold]

I am doing a project on R-car H2(automotive SOC) in Linux platform. I would like to know how the data and control flow between two Linux machines is, if am using two such boards. Can I get the ...
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Manjaro Linux — Can ONLY log in from root account

First time Linux user. Treat me like a complete idiot. Installed Manjaro on VMWare. I'm required to get into this whole Linux thing for college. First problem: Created user account from root. ...
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Random pieces of ancient hardware not working together (Mac G5, Sun network adapter)

This is probably some kind of weird esoteric hardware combination but it's not why I did it. It's just what I had lying around. I have a 2x 2ghz Mac G5 and I can't really bring myself to part with it ...
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How to shrink root filesystem without booting a livecd

I find myself needing to rearrange a system's partitions to move data previously under the root filesystem into dedicated mount points. The volumes are all in LVM, so this is relatively easy: create ...
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isolinux.bin is missing

I want to build a debian live CD and live USB image. It seems as if I need the following file: isolinux.bin I use following tutorial: ...
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Where in GRUB2 source code is the handover/jump to kernel code?

I'm looking for the line of code where GRUB2 finally jumps to kernel code and thus hands over execution on x86 systems? I guess it's in an assembler file since this is very low architecture stuff. I ...
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How to obtain mouse events from the kernel when X is active?

When switching to a virtual terminal on my system, The kernel successfully delivers mouse events to a generic input event interface -/dev/input/event6 in my case- as well as legacy interfaces mouse1 ...
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Where is the latest source code of man command for linux?

I'm looking for the latest source code of man command, the version in my Linux is pretty old(v1.6f), but I failed after googling a while. I mean the latest source code of man, not man-pages but the ...
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Can't locate Vim folder anywhere on linux mint system

I'll try to keep this short. I've been trying to install YouCompleteMe and have had a bunch of trouble, so consequently I have installed and uninstalled vim a few times. Now my problem originated ...
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How to install drivers for integrated intel graphics?

I am building a minimal Debian system. I installed Debian Wheezy with the netinstall iso, and selected to install only basic system utilities, no desktop environment. The computer that is running this ...
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How can I make a Linux system output a bell sound when no packet is received before the next packet is transmitted with the ping command?

This is easy enough on OS X. I just use ping -A example.com and it works just fine. (Note the capital "A".) But it doesn't work like that on Linux. On Linux, the manual page reads as follows: ...
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Does Linux use GPT flags?

As seen below in output of parted, Windows 8/8.1 seems to use flags in GUID partition entries: I guess that for example partition with hidden flag is not shown in Windows Explorer. However, does ...
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Linux macvlan add MAC to VLAN

Is there any way Linux behave as a switch Layer 2? I have the idea of making the MAC will automatically be ditched a client to a particular VLAN. Likewise the switches are working. Examples. ...
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How to read/interpret a hexdump file?

I have a file which has an extention of .tax2014, it's a turbo tax file. When I go to open it in a text editor like sublime text I see a hexideciaml dump of data. Example: 9540 4525 6051 095c 5402 ...
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Color profile change seems to have no effect

I'm using a machine with both, Windows (10) and Linux Mint + Unity installed. Colors on Linux look quite strange and poorly calibrated, but everything looks fine on Windows. I was assuming that my ...
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Disable VGA port via GRUB in Linux

I want to disable VGA port of my hardware by making changes in the GRUB. How can I do this? I am using Red Hat.
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logrotate not compressing files as expected

With the logrotate config. below I was expecting the program to start compressing log files after creating the first backup file. Instead I am seeing this: [root@host ~]# ll /var/log total 1.2M ...
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Network Booting : How to boot an RHEL or Linux Machine through network [on hold]

I want to know how to boot a Linux driver through network, what are the pre-requisites needed for me to use network booting. I have the Mac address of Machine.
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Linux 4.1.6 Radeon UVD Not Responding

I've seen the same problem before version 3.19, could not remember since when, but it seems to disappear on version 3.19. But when I compile version 4.1.6 using 3.19 config, the problem came back. ...
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Checking how long a user has been logged in

Is it possible to check for how long a user has been logged in? Or when the user logged in on an Unix/Linux system? I logged in as another user on my system a while ago and I would like to now how ...
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Strange Copy/Paste issue into Virtual Box

When I copy a command from Evernote on the Mac host into the CentOS (also tried Fedora and openSUSE) VM the command will not work. If I type in the same exact thing manually it will work. This ...