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How to find creation date of file?

I want to find out the creation date of particular file, not modification date or access date. I have tried with ls -ltrh and stat filename.
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Why is Linux “Unix-like” if its kernel is monolithic?

As I understand it, part of the Unix identity is that it has a microkernel delegating work to highly modular file processes. So why is Linux still considered "Unix-Like" if it strays from this ...
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Initialize USB keyboard attached while suspended

I have a laptop that I sometimes want to use with separate peripherals; external monitor, external keyboard and external mouse. When in this mode, I want to keep the laptop closed and tucked away (as ...
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How to execute Windows commands remotely from Linux machine using rdesktop command?

Is it possible to run Windows commands using rdesktop tool in Linux? I tried with rdesktop -s option: rdesktop -u user -p 10.0.0.2 -s "cmd.exe" but I'm not able to open the cmd.exe using the above ...
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Would my programs run on freeBSD?

I tested freeBSD in a virtual machine on my Linux pc, and I kinda like it. I noticed that the file structure is similar to that of Linux, and many Linux commands will also work on freeBSD. My question ...
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Removing Kali packages after out-of-the-box install

Recently installed Kali Linux 1.0.9 using the default image. Later on I decided to remove some of the packages, however it seems that it is not possible to remove packages since the kali-linux-full ...
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Logrotate: Log file not being rotated

I am trying to rotate a log file using logrorate. Following is the configuration: /etc/logrotate.conf: /var/log/test.log { size 1M rotate 6 create dateext ...
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Gnome, nautilus copy files to USB stops at 100% or near

I had similar issues before but i don't remember how i solved it. When i try to copy something to USB stick, with FAT, it stops near the end, sometimes at 100%. And of course, when i transfer the ...
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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied whenever I open a terminal

On Ubuntu 13.10, when I open a new terminal, I sometimes get the following output on the terminal: bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied However, the permissions should be fine: >ls -l ...
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Untar and gzip from multiple sub directories

I have a directory which consists of multiple sub-directories. Each subdirectory has a tar.gz file which on untar gives two files namely R1.fastq and R2.fastq. I want to untar the tar file and ...
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Save and restore terminal tabs with custom tabs title

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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Using ks.cfg with virt-install?

I've been trying to get a virtual machine working with a cfg file on centos but unfortunately, I'm getting the error that ks.cfg file does not exist. Below is the command I ran to enable the VM. ...
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Trying to write my on version of mesg [migrated]

I am tasked with writing my own version of write and at first thought I could use IXOFF as in the following code to stop all input coming in: #include <stdio.h> #include <sys/stat.h> ...
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NTP authentication failing with opcode 108

I'm trying to get NTP authentication working on a cluster of test servers and a couple clients. I've followed the instructions at ntp.org. To be honest, though, I'm not sure they are entirely clear ...
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SSH agent forwarding, multiple hop

I tested this setup with Linux origin machine - everything is the same - only the first hop can use keys from origin machine. Initial problem I'm trying to set up SSH agent forwarding with multiple ...
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How to know if a disk is an SSD or an HDD

I want to know whether a disk is a solid-state drive or hard disk. lshw is not installed. I do yum install lshw and it says there is no package named lshw. I do not know which version of ...
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SMTP connectivity issue in Zenoss (“Connection unexpectedly closed”)

I am using Zenoss for monitoring purpose. I have been using its mail service for a long time. Suddenly my mail service in zenoss stopped and started showing <class ...
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BRMS Giving error when importing repo.xml on other node

BRMS Version 5.3 Jboss 6.0 RHEL 6.4 I have installed BRMS 5.3 On RHEL 6.4 & was able to import the default repository successfully for the first time, but I am unable to import UAT repository ...
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Download directory from sftp

I want to download directory from sftp to a server.I am able to login to sftp using sftp rob2056@storagename and then can get individual files using : get *.txt /remotedir But I want to ...
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errors while installing python-pip on ubuntu

When running sudo apt-get install python-pip I got the following error messages, what causes the problem and how to fix it? Thank you very much for any help. Err ...
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How can I generate two Grub2 entries for each kernel?

Due to bugs in my laptop's BIOS (or some such thing), I use the boot flag nox2apic when I know I need to attach an external monitor. However, when this flag is enabled, pressing some multimedia ...
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Can I use kickstart to assign multiple ip addresses to a device

Can I use the kickstart network statement to assign multiple ip addresses to the same network device? E.g. I have a server that I install using kickstart. The server has one network card, but I want ...
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why cisco VPNC work on the second time each time and not on the first time

I use the vpnc ( cisco VPN that installed on linux red-hat 6.X ) and the vpnc.conf file look like this more /etc/vpnc.conf ## generated by pcf2vpnc IPSec ID Comvwde IPSec gateway 217.118.6.7 ...
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Looking for a new conf for HA Data Server and Virtual Machines with Glusterfs

I own three HP server for lots of users and email, web and a development machine. I want to make my virtual machines to be available all times, but have some issues. My configuration is as follows: ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host (not using hosts.deny)

I'm not using hosts.allow or hosts.deny, further more SSH works from my windows-machine (same laptop, different hard drive) but not my Linux machine. ssh -vvv root@host -p port gives: OpenSSH_6.6, ...
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How to create rootfs for user mode Linux on Fedora 18?

I want to create a rootfs to be used with an UML kernel and be able to use the internet. I was using febootstrap with packages: bash, coreutils, net-tools, iputils. After using ...
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I don't see .bashrc file in my /home and /etc/skel direcories

I am running linux mint 17.1 rebecca, but I have found it quite different with other distros I am used to, in /home and /etc/skel there's no .bashrc I don't know if i mess up with something or it is ...
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Mounting cifs: “Operation not supported”

Unlike the similar question, I cannot even connect with smbclient. The samba share works fine in windows and automagically works, but in Linux I can't mount it at all and the error message is ...
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Spike in swap utilisation without high swap rate

Every Saturday, for reasons unknown to me, one of my servers experiences a spike in swap utilisation. It's not necessarily a problem as there is plenty of free memory available, but I'd still like to ...
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Will sysfs replace procfs in the furture?

As I know, procfs has been old and chaotic, so sysfs was invented to resolve the problem. Will sysfs replace procfs in the furture? Or, sysfs will just replace part of the functions of procfs, such ...
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md5 or sha1 while copying a file

Is there a way in any linux distro to perform a md5sum or sha1 check while the file is being transferred from a local partition to an NFS one? Example: I have a NFS mounted drive and a very big file ...
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How to access u boot environment from linux?

How can I access and change the u-Boot env variables in linux. Using the u-boot/tools/env directory in u boot directory: u-boot$ make env Which created the executable file fw_printenv. I copied ...
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How can I run a script as sudo and for it to not ask me for a password?

I want to run the following script: #!/bin/bash if grep -qs 'MinecraftServer' /media/kiancross/MinecraftServer/MinecraftServer; then echo "Disk already mounted, server boot will continue" else ...
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How to select which graphics card to use?

I have a desktop with an integrated graphics card, which i want to use, and a PCI graphics card. I would like to display video through the integrated graphics, and use the PCI card for CUDA based ...
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Trouble switching from DHCP to a static IP on Kali Linux

When I installed Kali Linux 64bit, I forgot to set up a static IP address, and now DHCP determines my address with my router. I have already modified /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces to declare ...
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Installing linux on an 32bit UEFI only machine

I have a Intel BayTrial Z3735D tablet which comes with a 32bit UEFI BIOS. After some search I've found that most linux distro don't come with a 32bit efi file. How can I insert one (or build a new ...
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How to write GPIO interrupt handler in Linux device driver? [closed]

I am writing GPIO Device Driver for linux 3.14 on Beagleboard XM (RevB). I have done with simple ON/OFF LED blinking. But stuck at interrupt handler implementation. BB XM has GPIO_7 pin connected to ...
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Static linking impossible on the host system 'i686-build_pc-linux-gnu' [migrated]

I am install cross compiler on beagleboard-xm . I got error - Static linking impossible on the host system 'i686-build_pc-linux-gnu' what is solution for that ?
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Use a directory to simulate a USB storage device? Or any other way to simulate a USB storage device?

When it comes to CD's you have virtual CD software in which you load an .iso and it works like a CD-Rom. But when it comes to USB is there something similar? Is it possible to use a directory to ...
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Debugging info in linux kernel - how does it work?

I have found that I can compile linux kernel with some flags adding debugging support like CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO. These options while useful in debugging are also required by some utilities like ...
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How can I get my external IP address in bash?

I need to find my external IP address from a bash script. At the moment I use this function: myip () { lwp-request -o text checkip.dyndns.org | awk '{ print $NF }' } But it depends on ...
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How do I boot into kali? [closed]

I have recently installed kali along side windows 8.1 and I have turned off secure boot and fast boot. The issue is after I restart I am not given the option to boot into kali. When I bring up the ...
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How to upload to a unix server?

Im a part of a project group, and one of our tasks is to upload some content to a server. I am completely new to this and have some questions. There are content on different servers(distributed on ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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linux setuid does not work

I am learning linux suid,so I have written a small c program with the following content to test it #include<stdio.h> int main(){ system("echo 100 >> test.txt"); return 0; } -rwsr-xr-x 1 ...
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iscsi won't start at boot

I am trying to configure iscsi initiator. Everything works accept it won't start at boot. It times out. Once system is up, I am able to manually mount the drive and /etc/init.d/iscsi status says its ...
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Linux File System for an External HDD

I'm looking for a file system for an external HDD which will be basically used for backups. It will only be used with Linux machines, so I don't mind having a Linux-specific file system. I may ...
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Problems in running rstudio

I downloaded R-3.1.2 in a zip format then decompressed it in a folder named R-3.1.2 from where I installed it by running ./configure and then make and make install. Now R version 3.1.2 is running ...
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Why does hdparm see two different values for the size of a drive?

I have a 1 TB drive attached via USB. It contains an LVM physical volume filling the entire device (without any partition table). When I tried to extend a logical volume by using the entire PV, the ...
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Can't unlock Ubuntu account (KDE) with correct password [closed]

I am unable to unlock my Ubuntu session with the correct password. I found this solution but it was for Gnome. I need a solution for KDE.