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Grab the load average with top

The command below is grabing only the first load average, I would like to grab all the 3 load average. How can I change this code? top -b -n 3 -d 1 | grep "load average" | tail -n 1 | awk '/load ...
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Creating a user having only access to folder & sub-folder which is present in other user of the same System

I have 2 users on my ubuntu system, User1 and User2. I have a directory(folder) in User1 as /home/User1/Software and I want to set this Software folder as home directory of User2 so that whenever ...
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Downloading Debian packages (for a Crunchbang install) on a Ubuntu computer

I'm trying to get the ethernet drivers on a Lenovo T440s to work, more specifically I'm trying to get the intel e1000e ethernet installed. To do that I need the build-essential package first, but that ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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how to check a kernel version which was used when building package

I use apt when downloading packages from Ubuntu repositories. How can I check which kernel version was used when building package? When it is important (kernel version of the build server vs. kernel ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to build chromium browser on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install the necesarry dependencies for building Chromium on Ubuntu 14.04, and I am facing the following message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: g++-4.8-multilib : ...
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Figuring out installed packages on Ubuntu from filesystem backup

I have a full filesystem backup from my Ubuntu box, and my OS disk crashed. Is there a way to list all installed packages (like dpkg -l does but) from the backup? The logfiles are not an option as ...
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How can I effectively purge a manually installed package?

I installed SBCL 1.2.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 by downloading sbcl-1.2.3-x86-64-linux-binary.tar.bz2, and running sudo bash install.sh However, I was curious about how I would be able to uninstall it? It ...
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How does one costumize Wingpanel in Elementary OS Freya and Dock?

Is there a way to costumize the wingpanel in eOS? Also how can I alter the dock so that I can get a windows style Taskbar?
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Octave package installation: “couldn't create installation directory”

I am trying to install the statistics package (1.0.10) for Octave (3.2.4), which requires the miscellaneous package. When installing the miscellaneous package (1.0.11) I receive the following error: ...
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How can I install Ubuntu messaging menu on Mint?

One thing I like about Ubuntu is the messaging menu. Can I add the ubuntu messaging menu to Mint 12?
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Where to find descriptions of Ubuntu's packages (e.g. zlib1g, build-essential)?

I'm learning about Unix and as part of that, I'd like to have some idea of what all these packages I've been told to install are. I've found that Googling the package name doesn't always reveal ...
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Abortable task on startup on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a VM that needs to boot up, perform a specific task, and then shut itself down. It also needs to be possible to abort the special startup sequence to get the "regular" bootup behaviour, i.e. ...
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How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...
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Differences in Ubuntu packaging? Eclipse vs. Firefox

Installing a reasonably recent version of Eclipse on Ubuntu (as its upstream Debian) requires a manual install (downloaded directly from the Eclipse website, or a PPA if one can be found). Compare the ...
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What is the rationale behind using non-numeric package component for the version?

In ubuntu (and not only in ubuntu) default repository you could see a package version like 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.12. Why do the maintainers give such a weird version in the central package repository? ...
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How to Fix Choppy Video Playback in Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 10.04 I experience choppy video playback. I am running Mplayer and have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ video card. I have already installed the libvdpau1 library. I don't know if hardware ...
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Import Online Accounts from Ubuntu Settings in Thunderbird in Ubuntu 15.04

I have recently configured All Settings/Online Accounts with some email accounts ( personal accounts - mainly yahoo and gmail ). Is there a way of importing these accounts ( their Settings - Email / ...
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Tweaking the tripwire policy to stop checking for /dev/pts/x

Trying to streamline my Tripwire policy file, I see that I get a lot of chatter in every daily check report about ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rule ...
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SystemTap simple demo fails - Ubuntu 14.04

Started learning SystemTap using RedHat's manual. Here is the example I'm trying to run. While executing stap open.stp I got the error: [root@ror6ax ~]# stap open.stp semantic error: while resolving ...
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Change documentroot on Apache 2.4 [closed]

I knew how to do it on Apache 2.2, however, how do I change the document root on Apache 2.4? I run Debian 8.20 on a Virtualbox VM as my apache server and Ubuntu 15.04 as my host OS. I tried to change ...
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very slow boot after installing Kali Linux along with Ubuntu & Windows

can any one please determine what made Ubuntu boot slow after Kali installation, now it stays few minutes with black screen for 1 minute before showing the Ubuntu logo before installing Kali in dev/...
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Connect to Ubuntu Server through SSH over the internet

I have a ubuntu server that I access locally through ssh, but I need to configure it to be able to access it through ssh from the internet. I connected eth1 to the internet and configured the ...
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Issues Installing Ruby without sudo

I am migrating a website to a server that is running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, the website is managed through git and built using Jekyll. Jekyll is installed as ruby gem and unfortunately the server does ...
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Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu crashes and I cannot kill it, have to hard reboot

Using latest Ubuntu LTS and Citrix Receiver icaclient 13.2.1.328635 Citrix will periodically crash and there is no way for me to force the app closed. I've setup key shortcuts to the kill command, ...
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Static networking via shared internet [duplicate]

So I have a old Pentium 3 PC with Debian LXDE(but I would just prefer to SSH into it's terminal) and an HP probook 4530s laptop with Ubuntu 15.04. My laptop is connected via wifi to my home router. ...
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installed font not working in ec2 in rails app

I have downloaded font by running wget http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/download/amatic inside my ec2 instance. Then I created a .fonts director and unzipped those files inside it. Then I ls ....
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Why does 'rysnc' change file-system permissions?

I am trying to use rsync to sync files from my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) to an external disk. When connecting the disk I start the sync with the following command: rsync -av --delete /home/alexander/...
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Problem when downloading snort rules [closed]

I have a problem when downloading new rules via pulledpork. After using... $ pulledpork.pl -c /etc/snort/pulledpork.conf -T -vv I get an error: Fetching md5sum for: snortrules-snapshot-2960.tar.gz....
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Can the --prefix path be the same as the directory where I downloaded/unzipped the source?

I was trying to build R myself and put it in a temp_R folder by giving a command like ./configure --prefix=/dir/where/I/wanted/to/put/R. But it seems that some of the important stuff was put into the ...
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ubuntu - Why modifications to init.d script are ignored

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04. After I make modification to /etc/init.d/gearman-job-server and type: # sudo service gearman-job-server restart it ignores modification I've made. But then I type: # ...
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Run 64 bit app on 32 bit system (Ubuntu)

All the questions I've seen refer to running a 32 bit app in a 64 bit system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (actually elementary OS Luna, which is based on it) and I'm trying to run a 64 bit app ...
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Ubuntu unzip error: sysmalloc assertion failed

I'm trying to unzip a multipart zip file (that I had originally zipped in Windows using WinRAR). The file consists of 4 parts: me.zip and me.z01, me.z02, me.z03 and me.z04. The command I'm using to ...
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What specific vulnerabilities am I creating by disabling the sudo password?

Here are some instructions on how to disable your sudo password. These carry the following warning If you disable the sudo password for your account, you will seriously compromise the security of ...
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problems connecting to phpvirtualbox

the problem occurs after installing guest additions. this is my error message: phpVirtualBox Exception Object ( [message:protected] => Could not connect to host (http://127.0.0.1:18083/) [...
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Reinstall `env` program

Unix-newbie question: So I've accidently overwritten my /usr/bin/env program. Is there a way I can restore it? when i type env in the shell it says "the program env is not installed you can ...
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bash: /usr/bin/find: Argument list too long

I have too many files in a folder. I just want my inodes to be get free as soon as possible,So I have tried with find ./EcoBackup/* -name '*.*' > FilesBackupName.txt bash: /usr/bin/find: Argument ...
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How can let grub boot Kali directly instead of giving me a command line on boot?

I Installed Kali Linux 2.0 64bit (full version) using USB device in dual-boot with Windows 10, done without error if I remember well. My device is an Asus TP300LA (UEFI), enabled CSM in bios, and ...
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xrandr command very slow in Debian [solved]

I use xrandr command to get multi-screen resolution, but in Debian, it will take more than 2 seconds. However, in Ubuntu it returns immediately. How can I improve the behavior of xrandr command in ...
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Is Ubuntu LTS binary compatible with Debian?

RedHat and CentOS are binary compatible. So everything that works on the one will most propably work on the other (same RPMs, same libs, same versions, same dependencies)... Does the same hold true ...
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Triple boot, windows 10, ubuntu(want to overwrite with linux mint) and kali linux

new linux user and have some questions. I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 10, and they each have their own SSD (mistakes from first 2 attempts made me get each on their own SSD). So, the ...
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Ubuntu disk space issue [duplicate]

There is some anonymous space consumption on my disk having Ubuntu. When I run the command df -h it shows me that total consumption is 5.4G. But when I run command du -hscx * on / directory it shows ...
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Ubuntu & Linux Mint: multiple graphic card drivers

I am new to the Linux world and thought I'd give it a go. I ran into a problem early on that I can't seem to find any real specific information on although many people have had similar problems. I am ...
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How can I recieve SMS texts with the mail command? [closed]

I have figured out how to send sms messages with mail; the same way I would with regular email, by sending my message to phonenumber@SMSgate. This works great. I've also entered "linux" in /etc/...
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Unable to boot After removing old kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in the terminal. Then, when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system ...
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Create Wifi Hotspot for sharing SOCKS Proxy on Ubuntu Server

I'm using Ubuntu Server and I have a SOCKS Proxy server on my client which is created with SSH -D command. I want to create a Wifi Hotspot on this computer which passes the traffic through this SOCKS ...
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apt-get -f install returns this error on ubuntu, what to do? [duplicate]

parallels@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following extra packages ...
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Terminal Emulator with CTRL+Scroll Zoom

Are there any Linux Terminal Emulators that offer "control & scroll zoom" (allowing you to adjust the visible size of fonts by holding down ctrl and scrolling your mouse-wheel)? Recently on ...
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Why does file-roller appear to have lower privileges than the user?

In Ubuntu I have a mounted Samba share. I have selected some files in a directory on the Samba share in Nautilus and attempted to compress them to an archive in the same location. File Roller tells me ...