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How to get specific information out of /etc/passwd and display it into a file? [closed]

Alright so I posted a previous POST which I figured out half my problem which I had was to get information like the user, hom dirs and bins to show and display out of /etc/passwd, this was done by: ...
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Using File manager with Second Hard Drive

I am going to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a new hard drive and install my current HD as a second drive. (It will stay there until I can copy over my /home directory to the new drive.) My questions is, if ...
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Trouble Joining an Active Directory Domain

I'm trying to join an Ubuntu 14.04 server to a Windows 2003 R2 domain. My admin says that from the controller side, it is part of the domain. But SSSD can't seem to start and DNS update fails. I've ...
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running iperf over ssh

I'm trying to benchmark the network connection between 2 ubuntu servers on which I don't have root privileges. I did manage to download and start iperf-2.0.9 on both boxes. My problem is I can't ...
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Bluetooth automatically connects to a dongle and will not disconnect

I have a bluetooth dongle, acting as a beacon. I connect to it using my computer, which is running Ubuntu 15.10. The issue is that my computer automatically connects to it, and then I can't ...
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hadoop as init.d Process - status_of_proc return process not found

I was trying to use the init.d script to control hadoop service. The start and stop commands work without any issue. However status_of_proc does not find the process and its returning service is not ...
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wireless connection from desktop to proxy [on hold]

Unbuntu >> Unbuntu Proxy (Squid-configured) >> router >> Internet Router works fine, each Linux box has wireless card working fine. Proxy is hardwired to router. I need 2 Linux boxes to talk ...
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SSH with chroot and only working “sftp”, “rsync” (both)?

I have two users and one shared folder in my Ubuntu server: User writer, which has write access to /var/shared. It's an application regularly making file changes in this folder from remote, with SSH ...
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Inbound and Outbound ports need to open for NFS in AWS

What are the required ports (Inbound and Outbound) that need to be opened in AWS while configuring NFS? While mounting, I'm getting the timeout error. I'm using Ubuntu 16 as server and client.
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virtualbox-5.0 : Depends: libvpx2 (>= 1.4.0) but it is not installable

I'm trying to install Virtualbox 5.0 in my ubuntu machine Linux federico 4.4.0-24-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 8 19:27:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux When I run apt- install I ...
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Ping from subinterface

I have a sub-interface eth0:0 auto eth0:0 iface eth0:0 inet static address 192.168.2.96 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.2.1 and I try ping -I eth0:0 8.8.8.8 and I ...
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Substvars Doesn't Work Correctly

Edit: Updated full debian/rules and debian/control file I am working on a web project which need to build two debian packages for different deployment server. The main differences is the limitation ...
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How to allow traceroute to run as root on ubuntu

I'm trying to programatically call traceroute on Ubuntu but i'm getting blocked when trying to use the -I or -T flags for ICMP/TCP packets. Accroding to this question I can use the terminal command ...
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When I download something and use “Show in folder” option, it doesn't work correctly

When I download anything using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and I use the "Show in folder" option (or "Open Containing Folder" in case of Firefox) it does not work correctly, instead, it open the ...
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How do I update Ubuntu when package system is broken?

I have been trying to update Gallium OS (which is based on Ubuntu), however, I keep on getting error messages. Any help would be appreciated. Please see a screenshot of the error message below: I ...
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cat doesn't join my files when I run inside script

I'm doing a restore backups script, and when I try to join files which are splitted, cat prints that error: cat: fullbackup_mrbsNuevo_15_6_2016.tar.gz.*: No such file or directory The line that ...
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How to Run `reinstall xkb-data` for Broken Installation in Live USB?

I would like to run the following command for the installation that has broken /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us. Editing the file, restarting, just puts the false parameters there back again and again. ...
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NFS doesn't seem to work because of files not being found

I'm using the vagrant box files from this tutorial. When changing the projectname in all those files and fixing 1,2 small erros I used vagrant up to init the box. At some point the bootstrap.sh ...
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How to modify Ubuntu update-manager in IDE

I have downloaded the source code from update-manager via apt-get source command and now I'd like to edit it. Is there any IDE to import this package source to the IDE? Thanks in advance.
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Using `sem` to make a script run in parallel

I have the following shell script (one liner), which I wanted to use to identify directories that have the exact same contents. I'm using it, to identify and remove duplicate (child) directories. ...
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how to calculate TIME+ and also where i can find SHR?is there any formula for these things

i am implementing my own top command.is there any formula for calculating TIME+? and also how to find shared memory of each process(SHR). i cannot find anything in proc.
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Puzzle with compilation of default.aspx.cs under Ubuntu 16.04 failing upon http://127.0.0.1/default.aspx

I would like to know why compilation of default.aspx.cs under Ubuntu Linux 16.04 with a code behind pointing to default.aspx.cs fails when I enter http://127.0.0.1/default.aspx at the web browser. ...
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Problem installing nvidia driver 920M on ubuntu 14.04

I am a Linux beginner. I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside win10, on my new asus laptop. My system is powered by a geforce 920M. The problem is that after I install the nvidia driver (The system ...
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VMware Mac OS X 10.11 on Ubuntu Shared Connection Problem

I've just installed Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 on my Ubuntu host pc and I cannot connect to the Internet, when I go to settings in Mac OS it just displays no ethernet connection is found. How can I ...
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On Ubuntu Linux 16.04, what file is the Apache2 AcceptMutex directive currently set in?

On Ubuntu Linux 16.04, what file is the Apache2 AcceptMutex directive currently set in? The reason we need to know this is to create the LockFile necessary to create additional VirtualHosts such as ...
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Browse remote machine files in Nautilus

I'm running old Debian machine: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 (lenny) Release: 5.0.2 Codename: lenny And I'm using Nautilus file browser in it: I'm missing "...
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Upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.1 and I end up at a command line at restart. What do I do now? [closed]

[This problem did not go away on its own and it wasn't a typo correction that solved it either. That being said I understand if you delete it b/c of the poor solution explanation. In a nut shell the ...
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How do I make a server automatically move files?

I have a folder and I would like all the files that are put into that folder to instantly be moved to another folder. Is this possible.
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Magento can't send mails using postfix on ubuntu

For some reason mail() function fails when we try to send emails, I debugged the Magento base code and I found that it generates a call to mail function like this: $result = mail('test@test.net', 'My ...
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Installing s3fuse on Ubuntu ( bitnami ec2) [closed]

I am installing s3fs-fuse on Ubuntu 14.04 ( Bitnami - EC2). Actually I want to mount S3 bucket. I installed the required dependencies successfully by running following command apt-get install build-...
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PAM failing to authenticate sudo, after successfully contacting ssh-agent

Setting up PAM sudo authentication, using ssh-agent, on 14.04.1-Ubuntu server LTS. I'm still unable to successfully authenticate sudo, via the ssh-agent, using PAM. Here are my relevant /var/log/...
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Wifi authentification window is wrong

I installed Ubuntu on my new MacBook Air. My wifi card detects all the wifi network. However when I try to connect to a specific one, it prompts me with an unexpected window. with this network, I ...
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Apache 2.0 Automatic hosting and virtual hosts on Ubuntu 16.04 Alpha distribution

I just finished reading the following articles: [http://www.mono-project.com/docs/web/mod_mono-autoconfiguration/] [apache virtualhost using mono-apache-server2 not mono-apache-server4 The www.mono-...
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Ubuntu not booting

I have ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 10. It gives the purple ubuntu screen on start up. If I go to the recovery mode and then resume from there, I go on to the login page where it gets into a login loop. ...
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New Linux User, Where do I begin and how do I master the OS [closed]

I am fairly new to the Linux OS. I'm being asked to learn the OS (Ubuntu & Fedora) for computational science purposes. The problem isn't getting involved or into the OS, but I don't exactly know ...
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Setup RHEL 7 to PXE boot Ubuntu netboot

I'm looking to learn how to setup a RHEL 7 VM instance to PXE boot Ubuntu (and possibly other distros). The VM will be created by the network team at work. They don't have time or knowledge to setup a ...
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Client route for OpenVPN Access Server

I am running OpenVPN Access Server and I'd like to push a route to every client on connection that is the equivalent of: sudo ip route add 172.17.0.0/24 via 172.27.232.1 Where should I go to set ...
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Finding edited system files

I am installing a new OS (old = Ubuntu 12.04; new = Ubuntu 16.06). I want to be able to back-up any system files I have edited on the old system but don't know all the ones I have updated. How would I ...
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Use SWAP as disk cache in Linux

I am using different kind of disks on my server. Is it possible to use faster disk as SWAP and ask Linux to use it as Disk cache As I understand Linux use SWAP only for application data not disk ...
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Laptop keyboard not found unless if tap on boot

Strange behaviour on Lenovo Yoga x240 laptop. I must repeatedly press anykey on keyboard immidiately (actually .7s) after select item in boot menu. Otherwise neither keyboard nor trackpoint will not ...
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Calculating the total traffic generated by an application in a network

I have network (shown above) with the same application (Appx) running on the nodes (Linux nodes). This Appx has data to send the same copy of the Appx running in each node (i.e. each Appx generates ...
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Execute custom script when wireless NIC connects to SSID

I have pieced together two scripts that will serve to execute a custom script when my wireless NIC connects to an SSID. Firstly, I will add the following (notice the post-up section): auto eth0 ...
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How to change dropdown color in Firefox on Ubuntu?

I've updated Firefox recently, and the background color of the suggestions dropdown menu has changed from white to dark-gray (desktop theme default). How do I change it back to white? I've created a ...
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Strange things happen when I close my laptop lid

I recently bought a new HP Spectre x360 laptop and installed Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bit) for the first time. I have noticed a few small bugs but something very strange happens when I shut the ...
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How to harden su with dpkg-statoverride?

I am reading an Ubuntu 14 hardening guide and this is one of the suggestions: It generally seems like a sensible idea to make sure that only users in the sudo group are able to run the su ...
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How to restart network in ubuntu server 14.04.04?

I tried using service network restart and /etc/init.d/networking restart, what command could I use now?
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unable to install anything using apt-get because of insserv

Whenever I try to install something using apt-get I get the error messages involving insserv. I have tried install many different packages but everything give same error. And apparently, CUPS package ...
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VPN with iptables and routing: access port from local network

I use a commercial VPN provider with OpenVPN as client on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS (but doing some testing on 16.04 LTS too). I have configured iptables and routing tables to mark packets based on user ...
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Installing Skype in Ubuntu

I'm new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed. I'm trying to install Skype. I downloaded the package: skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386 When I open the package, I'm taken to a window that ...
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Serve ASP.NET Webforms content on Ubuntu 16.04 from 2 different root directories using one XSP4 child process?

We would like to serve ASP.NET Webforms content on Ubuntu 16.04 from 2 different root directories using one XSP4 child process. In /etc/mono-server4, I created debian.webapp specifying root ...