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Why specify block size when copying devices of a finite size?

In online tutorials it is often suggested to use the following command to copy a CDROM to an iso image: $ dd if=/dev/dvd of=foobar.iso bs=2048 Why must the byte size be specified? I notice that in ...
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Learning resources for people interested in learning Linux [closed]

I am a B.Tech student and I would like to study Linux but don't know what I should study nor how to. The current priority of my college degree is C/C++, Java and .Net. They don't provide me with any ...
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(Linux Mint) Wine, Wine64, Wineboot, etc. result in “Auto-start service L”StarOpen“ failed to start: 2”

I wrote a simple program that prints the detected OS and bit depth, then compiled it with wineg++. If I run that program ("./wineversion.exe", "wine ./wineversion.exe", or "wine64 ./wineversion.exe") ...
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User created with different UID and GID

I'm creating a new user in my system, by calling: sudo useradd -m -G nas -s /bin/bash alf which supposedly should create a new user with the same UID and GID. However the passwd file is appended ...
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changing partition on a dual boot

I attempted to change the partition table in my dual boot (mint/osx). OSX occupies too much space and I wanted to reallocate freed up space into mint's \home. In gpartition it seems as though I cannot ...
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Setup public IP address on LXC container

Can anyone tell me how to setup a network interface for each LXC container so that each container can have its own dedicated IP address? Here's what the /etc/network/interfaces file on my host node ...
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Perform task on waking up from suspend

I have program that misbehaves when my pc wakes up from suspend to ram, it starts using up to 40% of processor time so i usually have to kill it manually. How can i set specific command (pkill in ...
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Move logical volume to a new physical disk

I have three logical volumes in a single volume group using a single physical volume (the whole existing disk /dev/sda). I now want to move one of those logical volumes to a new, faster disk, i.e., ...
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PCI card reader stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

Here's my configuration: sudo lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen ...
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pr_debug not giving any output [migrated]

I have a loadable kernel module and its init is as given below static int __init id_init(void) { struct identity *temp; /* some code which is not relevant to the question */ temp = ...
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Set maximum volume in Arch Linux

Recently, I purchased new over-ear headphones that have some really powerful speakers. I usually have to listen at ~4% volume to use them comfortably. Each time I restart my computer, they move back ...
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CentOs LINUX Server CPU usage 100% [duplicate]

I have linux centos server and few days before it was working fine. But now my server is not responding. I logged into my server by SSH access and after analyzing the server I found a command which is ...
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The df command shows incorrect data [duplicate]

I installed Linux Mint 17 on my Intel SSD320. Disk size is 80GB. I have root(dev/sda1) partition 79GB and 1GB swap. When I run command df -h, I get strange values. Souborový systém Velikost Užito ...
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Backup partition changed UUID without user interaction

I recently had to purchase a new hard drive. Since I was at it I bought two instead of one as they were on offer (both are the same model). Since there was a lot of space left on the second hard disk ...
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Realtek 8160 not detected on LFS

I completed LFS and it boots but I'm not able to get the networking to work. When I do a ifconfig it list the lo that is the loopback network but doesn't detect eth0 and also says doesn't exist. If i ...
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How to get file permission in octal

I have set of linux folders and I need to get the permissions of the folders numerically. For example in the below directory, I need to what is the permission value of the folder... Whether 755, 644 ...
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Writing a character N times using the printf command

I found the following command to repeat a character in Linux: printf 'H%.0s' {1..5000} > H.txt I want, for example, H to repeat 5000 times. What does %.0s mean here?
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Linux why do i have to run commands instead of running the bash file [duplicate]

In order to run an executable file, I need to run all the commands in the below bash file first, so I just put those commands in the bash file and run the bash file first, but running the bash file ...
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how to find URLs accessed by a process

Is there a way to monitor and get a listing of URLs accessed over HTTP by a process running in my local machine? Failing that, what would be closer to the above information? My use case is that I have ...
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Will “tail -100 | sed -n 1p” only read one line?

I'm searching backwards from the end of a file, it's probably easiest to explain by showing my code: enough=0 numberOfLines=100 fileName="/path/to.file" # Tail the last $numberOfLines lines; if the ...
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gFTP - Received File Is (Allegedly) Larger Than Original!

I am using gFTP to transfer a large gzip file (the gFTP window says it is ~3.7GB). However an hour after saying it the transfer was 99% completed and had 00:00:00 time remaining and says the received ...
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Why do du's subdirectory values not sum up to total?

I'm trying to use du to investigate disk usage in a directory like so: du -hd1 | sort -rh This gives me a list that starts as follows 61G . 7.9G ./A 5.1G ./B 2.7G ./.C 1.6G ./.D ...
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setting default permission for directory

Before anyone tags this question as duplicate, I would like to emphasize that I would like to know something extra... I found a way to set the default file permissions for all files created in a ...
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Linux user groups and file system permissions

Assume I have groups G1, and G2, and user U. User U is a member of both groups, but G1 is it's primary group. In my file system there is a folder F which is accessible by G2. Now if U wants to ...
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Mounting LUKS from the command line

When in nautilus or caja I click on the icon of an encrypted disk and enter my password, the underlying block device gets mapped to /dev/mapper/luks-$UUID and it gets mounted at/media/$USER/$DISK, no ...
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Forwarding packets through a host

I've setup a Site-to-Site network using this How To This How To fits exactly what I need. But I've a problem. From site wich hosting the OpenVPN AS server (site 2, right in the howto) I can't ping a ...
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Why is architecture listed thrice in uname -a?

$ uname -a Linux 3.13.0-29-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 4 21:00:20 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Running ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. Why does it have the architecture (x86_64) listed thrice?
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Can't mkdir events No space left on device - EC2 Linux [duplicate]

After put about 5 millions files on a EC2 instance, I can no longer mkdir because inodes are all used. I still have 40Gb space on this EBS! Is there a way to overcome this? Thanks. Filesystem ...
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Re-download Corrupted Part of ISO

I have download an ISO file from one of the public FTP server. It took a lot of time to download the file because of my Internet Connection Issues. I used the wget command to download the ISO in ...
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How to use PPMD with 7z under Linux?

How can I use the 7z compression with PPMD algorithm? It produces better compression than the default in 7z.
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How can I redirect output files to a specific directory/folder

Suppose I have an executable in Unix. Suppose the name of the .exe file is myExe and it takes two parameters. I did not create this executable, this is a freely available one. myExe generates 4 ...
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Installing Node.js on a remote LAMP server with no internet connection

As a part of a student project, I am to host my Node.js-based server application on a server so that other people can try connecting to it and test the integrity of it's functions. The problem is that ...
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How to find process which flood the whole network

I have a laptop with Fedora 21 and TP-Link router with DD-WRT software. Sometimes my whole internet stops for any device. When I reboot my laptop or just I turn off wireless, the internet works fine. ...
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KDE Splash Screen doesn't disappear

Whenever I boot OpenSUSE, The KDE splash screen appears, which is normal. What is not normal, however, is that it never disappears again ! The previous session's windows just appear. KDE is ...
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Get real IP after OpenVPN tunneling

I try to route traffic from one Server to another using OpenVPN. In the end users should only connect to the forwarding machine. It basically works using this iptables rules: iptables -t nat -A ...
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Generate SCP string

Generally when I am copying files from a local instance to a server, I find it difficult to generate the SCP string for the server to copy the files. I need to execute the following three commands ...
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Get static driver from kernel zImage

I have one kernel zImage inside that there is one static modules for touch panel So is it possible to get touch panel module from zImage because I have no kernel source Please guide me
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Scheduling gFTP Download

My current set up involved two HP laptops running Linux Mint 13 (one 32-bit, the other 64-bit) and a Mint 13 server in the cloud. I have been using gFTP for transferring files without problem. However ...
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Debian wired connection static IP wont connect

I've installed Debian with xfce and did some configuring by installing themes, configuring xfce, installing and uninstalling software; the usual. Anyway, after a reboot I can't connect to the ...
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Can't run binary executable on Ubuntu 12.04

I get the following error: ./cataclysm: command not found when trying to run this executable on a Linux server over SSH. When I run ldd cataclysm, I get: linux-gate.so.1 => (0xf7759000) ...
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M17: Trying to mount Windows 10 .iso onto partition via terminal, getting “block device ? is write-protected, mounting read-only”. Can I get a help?"

I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long ...
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Bluetooth on at startup in openSUSE

I just installed openSUSE (dual boot with Windows) on my thinkpad T420 and after the install for some strange reason my Bluetooth is on when I turn on my computer. Both in Windows and openSUSE my ...
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U-Boot Bootup error

I'm running a Debian Linux on a Cubietruck, running off a SD card. When I power on, I get the following error: Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 46000000 ... ...
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tcpdump -i any and promiscuous mode

From the man page for tcpdump 4.1.1 (yes I know its old) -i Listen on interface. If unspecified, tcpdump searches the system interface list for the lowest numbered, configured ...
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Adding new attribute to existing xml file using sed or awk

I have a xml file which contains below details: <server> <mbean code="WSMQConnectionFactory" name="service=MQQueueConnectionFactory"> <attribute ...
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HW RAID10 without TRIM support with SSD

Recently we purchased new server for Database with 1TB x 4 SSD in Hardware RAID 10, but my Hardward RAID doesn't support TRIM so you think it is going to be big deal? Is there anyway i can do ...
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How to grep over a variable [duplicate]

I have a scenario like VAR = `Some command brings the file path name and assigns it to VAR` For example VAR can have value like /root/user/samp.txt I want to grep command like grep HI $VAR ...
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Handle mouse and keyboard usb device in udev

I'm trying to set up usbip on our thin clients to forward (almost all) USB devices to the server. What I don't want to forward are all input devices and all hub / virtual devices. So I want to ...
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Re-enabling the console once the kernel is up, if silent mode was set in Uboot?

I have enabled the silent mode by setting the U-boot env variable "silent". Uboot-> setenv silent 1 Uboot-> saveenv Now, I would like to re-enable the console once the kernel is up. Can ...
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use `mv` command and my file gone [closed]

i want to move myfile.tar.gz to folder My command is mkdir backup mv myfile.tar.gz /backup arrrgh, and the file gone in /backup directory not exist, try using find command not shown how to ...