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How to zip folder content on Ubuntu without keep the folder structure(path)

How can I compress a directory content without compress the full path folder structure too. I am using this command to zip a folder content under var/www/ directory, but when I unzip the ...
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Access data in windows

I installed Ubuntu by making partition in my PC. I want to access my data that is present in windows OS in my laptop through Ubuntu. How can this be done? My windows OS is showing constant error ...
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X0 does not exist in the directory

winecfg connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set ...
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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. ...
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files saves to ntfs drive adhere to umask, ext4 does not

I have 2 storage drives, 1 is ntfs and the other is ext4. Both mounted in /media as Storage_1 and Storage_2 I've run chmod -R user:user /media/Storage_* I've tried putting umask=022 in ...
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I can't run Ubuntu 13.10 on my galaxy pocket

I have a galaxy pocket and I want to run Ubuntu 13.10 but when I try to start using Linux complete installer here is what I get: $ cd /sdcard/ubuntu $ su # s/bootscript.sh ...
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Make Linux Mint appear as ubuntu

I am trying to install Cloudera Manager 5.x on Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) I am a newbie to the Linux game but I don't know why Cloudera ins not installing on this OS Install ...
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Convert sysvinit/upstart init scripts to runit

I am trying to migrate a currently VM-based infrastructure to a Docker-based one, using docker-baseimage, which uses runit/runsv to start and supervise system services. Now while it is apparently very ...
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bcm4352 drivers for linux

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my dell latitude 3330 laptop. My laptop has a BCM4352 network card. First , I triad to install the STA driver from additional drivers , I wasn't able to get WI-FI to work. ...
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Can't install or download anything in pear os 8

I recently installed Pear OS 8 and have ran into many problems since. Essentially, I can't download or install anything. At first I was getting a "failed to download repository information" error. I ...
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How To Access SFTP on Ubuntu

I inherited a linux server and I am attempting to access SFTP for a specific user. I can access a shell with no issues using an admin account "admin" and I can also access the filesystem with ...
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How to connect eclipse using java through proxy? [on hold]

How to connect eclipse using java through proxy ? Code: System.getProperties().put("http.proxyHost", "192.168.2.66"); System.getProperties().put("http.proxyPort", "3128"); ...
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ld cannot find print_insn_big_mips(and few others) despite binutils-multiarch-dev installed

I am trying to compile a program(on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit) that requires binutils with multiarch support(recommended version 2.20). I have installed binutils-multiarch 2.24 and the dev package from the ...
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How do I set up a self-destructing web page?

I'm writing a setup script for a server, and I need to show the user the login details for the server. They can be automatically redirected to a web page and I don't know any other details. I want to ...
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Output Tmux Output to the Terminal

I'm using supervisor to monitor keep a process alive, but I do need to have contact with that process every now and then to provide user input. I would normally use tmux for this, but when I use ...
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ldlinux.c32 error when booting a respined ubuntu 14.10

Ubuntu complains about the lack of a ldlinux.c32 file when I remaster Ubuntu with Remastersys. It seems that everyone who attempted to respin Ubuntu 14.10 even with a different program has this issue ...
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Daemons of accounts

When I try to login onto my pc. The place where am supposed to input the password has the following words. The daemon of accounts has not started. What does that mean?
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Difference between /run and /var/run

Is there any difference between /run directory and var/run directory. It seems the latter is a link to the former. If the contents are one and the same what is the need for two directories?
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mount: warning: /etc/mtab is not writable (e.g. read-only filesystem)

Working on my system I noted that the root filesystem is mounted read-only. My system worked for months, today I get this error: mount: warning: /etc/mtab is not writable (e.g. read-only filesystem). ...
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What will happen if I export my $HOME variable upon login?

This is a follow up from this question: http://askubuntu.com/questions/563828/how-to-change-my-home-directory?noredirect=1#comment775654_563828 The summary is: running ubuntu 14.04 ssh'ing into it ...
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How does one set up a Linode with a certain number of inodes?

Normally when one creates a Linode, they choose a plan, and then deploy a Linux distribution, and choose how much of the disk to allocate. Normally there is a swap partition and a main partition. But ...
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xmodmap keybindings don't work

I am trying to use Xmodmap to add some german diareses/umlauts to my keyboard, but Xmodmap is not working with them (but is with other remappings). I am following this guide: German Umlauts on US ...
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Untar a specifc folder within tar.gz

How do I untar/uncompress a specific folder within a tar.gz using the terminal/commandline (Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr))? Precise: -file.tar.gz -- folder1 -- folder2 How to extract... ... ...
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Using NVIDIA instead of Intel causes a different theme

My current setup is a laptop with an NVIDIA Optimus graphics card running Ubuntu 14.10 with Cinnamon as my desktop environment. I usually use the Intel card because of the reason I'm asking this ...
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sudo - ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am running a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. Today I have been doing some maintenance to the server, and a security audit. I realized that sudo is not working the way I expected it to. In the default ...
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Working of cd command issues [closed]

When I do cd ~/Desktop, it takes me to the Desktop. Then doing ls -a shows the hidden files . and ... Then doing cd . takes me to Desktop, but doing ls -a does not show directories . and ... Even if ...
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Can Process id and session id of a daemon differ?

As far as I understood from different articles and here , a daemon has the following features: Parent Process ID should be 1. No terminal should be associated with the process. The process id, ...
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tar & gzip the same folder but get different size [closed]

There are two identical folders on two external hard disks. Two hard disks are brand new with the same format I tried du -s to check the size of both folders. The sizes are the same. The archives ...
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Installing Restund on AWS EC2 Ubuntu

I have successfully installed Restund on a Vagrant Machine running Ubuntu. But when I tried to install it on AWS EC2 Instance running Ubuntu, I get an error when starting Restund. Error Message: tls ...
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.sh script (expect) to scp a folder via proxy [closed]

I want to make a .sh script to upload an entire folder to a server via ssh (with a proxy in between). I was thinking on using something like expect. But I couldn't even copy the files yet. The info ...
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Compiling a kernel for Gentoo with my module list from Xubuntu

A while ago, I started installing Gentoo on my Xubuntu box, using a chroot from Xubuntu, following these guides: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 ...
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Can't open Natron on Ubuntu?

I have tried to install and use Natron Softaware for Ubuntu, but when it finished install, it didn't open and show a message Missing OpenGL requirements Please, see the pic How can I fix it?
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Issue running Python script via cron inside Docker

I have an official Ubuntu 14.04.1 container running via Docker. cron is working fine, I added * * * * * /bin/echo "working" >> /test to my crontab using crontab -e and then I started cron with ...
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sudo rule with placeholder

i want to allow the use of /usr/sbin/ufw for a special user. But only for a given command: in my /etc/sudoers file i have now (for blocking IPv4 addresses): blockuser ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/ufw ...
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creating a custom service on ubuntu

I am setting up an ap called scumblr (https://github.com/Netflix/Scumblr/wiki) The final step calls for initiating the server using the following 3 commands: redis-server & ...
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(Super)user issues in handling services

Headless Ubuntu server 14.04. I have installed dropbox (as outlined here http://ubuntuserverguide.com/2012/06/how-to-install-and-configure-dropbox-on-ubuntu-server-12-04.html) and have added the ...
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Default settings for Inkscape ?

I want to take default settings for Inkcape in my Ubuntu 14.04 but I can't change by default setting. I already remove Inkscape, and re-install, but the configurations keep the same. How can I ...
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Cannot mount external hard drive after using Clonezilla

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit. Cinnamon. Yesterday I tried to back up my internal (where Linux resides) hard drive's image to my external USB hard drive using Clonezilla. Last month this operation went ...
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Permissions when creating a simple Python package for pip

I'm trying to package a simple app I wrote, so that it can be installed on a system using python setup.py install and (later) using pip install awesomeapp. The app consists of two files in the same ...
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parse error in /var/lib/dpkg/status: `Depends' field, invalid package name `python:any'

How can I fix the following error? sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following ...
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What is the fastest way to create a list of directories specified in a file?

I have a text file, "foo.txt", that specifies a directory in each line: data/bar/foo data/bar/foo/chum data/bar/chum/foo ... There could be millions of directories and subdirectories What is the ...
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Read-only file system error while accessing the files on Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu machine. I am connected to it remotely and getting the following errer: mkdir: cannot create directory `/testFolder': Read-only file system LIKE WINDOWS, REBOOTING the machine ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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What happens if a person tries to log in with the same user account as someone who has already logged in?

I am currently logged into a remove server using a particular user account. I kicked off a really long script, and have no idea when it will finish. It is blocking me from using the terminal that I ...
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated my Ubuntu Linux to 14.04 and now the mouse and keyboard don't work in the login screen. I tried re-installing grub from a Live USB, but it's still not working. I would really appreciate your ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 init scripts: where to find shell function “clean_all”?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 . One of the things that I prefer in my desktop is to not clear out /tmp . I'm trying to do the same in 14.10: to prevent the /tmp from being cleared at boot. In one of ...
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Unable to change ulimit setting

I edited /etc/security/limits.conf to have root hard nofile 20000 root soft nofile 10000 And added session required pam_limits.so to /etc/pam.d/common-session and ...
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Linux Mint will not allow traffic from one specific PC on LAN

I was editing /etc/network/interfaces, and then decided to change my settings over VNC instead. This halted my SSH session and also my VNC. I'm not sure if this locked me out or not, but I set cron up ...
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How can I modify client SSH settings?

I am logged in a system as student. How can I modify client SSH settings so that when I write the following command ssh 123.4.5.67 , SSH client authentificates me as another user?