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How to find system language within Python?

Is there any way, in Python 3, to find out the language used by the system? Even a tricky one though, like: reading from a file in a sneaky directory, and finding the string 'ENG' or 'FRE' within the ...
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Wrong operating system gets displayed online

When I visit a page like https://www.whatismyip.com it displays the following: Browser Info Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0 I am using Linux Mint 17.1 ...
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How to use the 'date' command to display week number of the year?

I want the UNIX date to output: So this is week 35 of 2016. Here, of course, 35 and 2016 are outputs of the date command. I have tried the following: date +%U This printed out the current week ...
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How to get hard disk information on linux terminal? [duplicate]

We can get CPU information using lscpu command, is there any command to get hard disk information on Linux terminal, in a similar way?
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How can I test a used computer for problems?

Are there any commands that I can use on a secondhand laptop or PC running Linux that will tell me if there are any problems with the system? If so, what are they? For example, battery life/condition,...
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Linux system and services information

I am trying to create a process to fix machines in my organization. We have a few thousand machines and what I am trying to do is the following. A) Create a script that can create a config file (...
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Is there a tool for generating historical process oriented resource usage statistics like top output?

I've seen many tools like collectd, systats etc for recording general usage statistics, but I would like to find a tool for generating a historical graph of system resource consumption of the top 10 ...
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How to put the percentage of use of each core from cpu

I use the Zabbix Server to monitor my environment. The metrics used by Zabbix to view the CPU are too confusing, so I would like to simplify. Is there a way to get the percentage of use of each core ...
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Cron task scheduling and stopping after certain interval [closed]

I am managing a server which has multiple cron tasks, one of the crontab entry is like below: 51 ​*/2 *​ * * /root/backup.sh can anyone explain me what is happening here, at what time the script is ...
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Is there a way to get a top of something that happened at a particular time

Is there a way for someone to take a look at system activity, like load averages and system processes that happened at an earlier time of the day? I mean is there a command for that? Say for example, ...
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Is there any way to know if the system is downloading/uploading something in Fedora 22?

I've been experiencing Internet connection issues and I'm pretty sure it's not Fedora but I want to know if there is any way I can know whether the system/any-other-application is uploading/...
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How do I check the running kernel version?

While troubleshooting a problem with my ethernet card, I've found that the driver I'm currently using may have some issues with old kernel versions. What command can I use to check the kernel version ...
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Find drive for SCSI device

This is the first time that I am working with storage devices. When I run cat /proc/scsi/scsi on my server, I have the following result: Attached devices: Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: ...
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Matching btrfs documentation for the version I have?

I want to see if the formatting details I specified are doing what I thought, and generally inspect things after a huge amount of copying to the btrfs file system. Looking through docs, I see btrfs ...
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Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?

I am on Ubuntu 11.04, Gnome 2. I had at a certain point installed Adobe Reader (acroread), however "off-tree" (at a non-standard location) - and I just noticed something weird about this executable. ...
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How to find out what information is used to generate hardware code

I have a commercial software product (Siemens WinCC), which generates a hardware code on the machine where it is running. I can use this code to request a license for my software installation. The ...
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Difference between 'sar' and 'iostat' commands

With sar and iowait, we can get CPU time utilization. But, when I executed both commands, I could see significant differences in their outputs. > iostat && sar 1 1 Linux 2.6.32-042stab090....
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How can I tell if floating point arithmetic is performed in hardware or software?

Well, exactly as the title says: How can I tell if floating point arithmetic is performed in hardware or software? I could find the processor's name and Google it, but is there a way to do it in a ...
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How to determine if and which linux security module (LSM) is available?

Is there a way to find out if and in case which linux security LSM (apparmor, selinux, grsecurity) is used by the kernel? To be more specific let's assume I am a legimate root user of the machine? ...
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is there a Webview for debian to see what software, packages, etc. are installed? [closed]

I am searching for a webview where I have some overview over my system on my debian server. Is there something out there?
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How can I find the hardware model in Linux?

I used a system information utility to take the model number of a system, and also of the motherboard. DMI System Manufacturer LENOVO DMI System Product 2306CTO DMI System Version ...
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Hardware and software inventorying

Objective Collect hardware and software information from lab computers, respecting students' privacy. Type of information to collect Examples: System memory Bash verion JVM version Operating ...
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How to find information about devices in Linux [duplicate]

I want to find the following information for devices in Linux: Bus speed (e.g. 66 MHz) IRQ settings Vendor identification AGP rate (e.g. 1x, 2x, 4x) MAC address I am only able find the last one ...
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Overclocking tools in Linux

I am trying to overclock my machine. All the changes are made on the BIOS level, but then one needs to check all the temperatures, voltages, etc and test the stability of the overclock. Most tutorials ...
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Understanding system load

I was looking at the system load of my shared hosting account. $ uptime 09:14:37 up 21 days, 5:38, 4 users, load average: 3.85, 4.96, 5.21 I'm not worried by the first and second values, they ...
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How do I find out if my computer has PAE using Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the flags in /proc/cpuinfo mean? I tried installing CentOS 6.3 on my computer only to see a complaint that my computer doesn't have PAE. I am not sure if my ...
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Computer speed in flops

Nowdays, The speed of supercomputers are measured in Flops. Is there any linux command or tool that can calculate or gives the speed of a processor in Flops. If not, than how do we measure it.
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system monitoring tools

What command line utilities come standard with sunos to do system monitoring? I've been able to find prstat, but I would like something that will tell me memory usage and IOWAIT as well. It looks ...
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Is there a command or method (other than RTFM) to determine if a system has a UEFI BIOS?

My inspiration for asking this is this other question on Ask Ubuntu. One reason I am asking is that I am just curious. I would like to know more about this for whatever value it might have in the ...
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Need help with understanding output of ps -ef on linux

When I do ps -ef on my Linux box, I get: UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD Please help me with meaning of C,TIME. is the TIME , the actual cpu time allocated to the process?
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lshw and lscpu disagree on caches - which is right?

I am trying to find out specifics about caches (in particular which caches are shared between cores and which are not) and have stumpled onto a inconsistency. sudo lshw says *-cache:0 ...
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Generate a key (number?) based on part of the machine's hardware components

I'm wondering what is the best way to manually generate a hardware key based on certain components of the machine. Here's the thing: I want only certain type of machines to be able to communicate ...
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How to get dmidecode information without root privileges?

I'm writing a program that displays various system information (on a CentOS system). For example, the processor type and speed (from /proc/cpuinfo), the last boot time (calculated from /proc/uptime), ...
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How can I tell what version of Linux I'm using?

Often times I will ssh into a new client's box to make changes to their website configuration without knowing much about the server configuration. I have seen a few ways to get information about the ...
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What happens when I open and read from /proc? [duplicate]

Does the hard drive need to be accessed or is everything done in memory? Basically I would like to constantly get updated values from meminfo and cpuinfo. Do I need to reopen the file and then reread ...
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Can I identify my RAM without shutting down linux?

I'd like to price some new RAM for our in-house VMware testing server. (It's a consumer box we use for testing our software on and running business VMs). I've forgotten what kind of RAM it has and I'd ...
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How to find information about the system/machine in Unix?

I have always found it difficult to find information about the system itself in Unix, whether it be Which OS I am using (version number and all, to compare it with the latest available builds)? ...