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Root not affected by file permissions?

Why does this work as root? # touch test1 # chmod 000 ./test1 # echo "test" > ./test1 I take it root is not affected by file permissions?
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$ORIGIN directive in IPv6 zone files

I have often seen similar BIND zone files: $ORIGIN 2.0.3.0.8.b.d.0.1.0.0.2.ip6.arpa. $TTL 604800 @ IN SOA ns1.example.org. hostmaster.example.org. ( 1978022513 ; Serial 10800 ...
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creating archive using tar including all 'dotfiles' but excluding all subdirectories and /wo directory structure

I want to backup all the 'dotfiles' (f.e. .zshrc) under my home directory with tar, but excluding the directory structure and all subdirectories. I've tried it several times with different commands, ...
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1answer
195 views

VPN that gives me an internal IP and allows me to reach the internal network from outside

Using Red hat linux/CentOS. Where I have 1 Public IP, that is accessible remotely via SSH. Now that server needs to connect one VPN Server so that VPN server can give one IP to our Server. Now from ...
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2answers
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Setup Linux backup with Bacula and Webmin

Hi guys I'm having troubles finding a good documentation to setup an easy and possibly web oriented backup solution for one of our CentOS 5.4 file server. The things I need to accomplish are the ...
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1answer
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Gnome not starting in FreeBSD

I tried to install gnome2 in FreeBSD using the command pkg_add -v -r gnome2. I also edited my file in /etc/rc.conf and added the lines gdm_enable="YES" and gnome_enable="YES" and also added the lines ...
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Solaris/OpenIndiana: Good documentation for permission-mechanism - roles, profiles and auths?

Are there any good documentation, HOWTOs or books (preferably free and online) describing the permission-mechanism for Solaris/OpenIndiana? How auths, profiles, roles, projects, groups and users ...
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1answer
241 views

Solaris/OpenIndiana: Password for roles?

I've been gently experimenting with roles in Solaris, and wonder a bit about setting a password for it. I want the role I've created to be used by several users, so setting password to the same as ...
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1answer
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How can I install latest VLC player in cent os 6.4?

I have installed cent os 6.4 in my laptop, I want to know the method of installing VLC in cent os 6.4, Is it necessary to download the vlc package and compile or can I use ''yum install vlc'' to ...
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Can not install wine on debian amd64:

Can not install wine on debian amd64: sudo aptitude install wine-bin Note: selecting "wine-bin:i386" instead of the virtual package "wine-bin" The following NEW packages will be ...
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1answer
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Gentoo mounting root as read only, why?

I just did a Gentoo fresh install but when I boot it the root filesystem mounts as read only. Once I login I can remount it with mount -o remount,rw / but it's not even recognizing my hostname. ...
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Install Openbox on Tiny Core Linux (core ISO)

How do I install Openbox on Tiny Core Linux (core ISO)? I tried: tce-load -wi openbox Installation finished without errors. Then I did: tce-run openbox But then I got this error: ...
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1answer
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UberSVN and TortoiseSVN, Question regarding version numbers

I installed on my OpenSuSE server the UberSVN platform for Subversion system. It has subversion 1.7.9. I installed some time ago Tortoise client 1.7.11 and it works well, but today I found this: ...
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1answer
456 views

Curly Brace glob order?

If I have two files (in a folder with similarly numbered files) such as foo.18 foo.19 And I want to use a glob on them, do I do it like so: cp -r /folder1/*.{19,20} /folder2/ or like so? cp -r ...
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1answer
206 views

Execute remote programs and completely detaching it

I need to execute a remote application (named ConnectionManager), which uses the ncurses library, on the remote server launching it from a local pc. ConnectionManager is a program wich use ncurses ...
0
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0answers
296 views

Zorin OS 7 Kernel Panic and boot failure

So I decided to try out Zorin OS 7 x64. Everything was fine during the installation. After a few minutes of browsing the internet with Chrome I got this error: CtrlAltDel didn't work, so I hit ...
3
votes
1answer
740 views

PDF reader for OpenBSD that has default disabled JAVA/JavaScript/etc.?

I'm searching for a PDF reader that doesn't supports Java, JavaScript in PDF files (and other unneeded things what is only used in 1% of the PDF files, but can cause security issues). Or there isn't ...
0
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1answer
435 views

Can the ~/.john/john.pot file be used forever?

If I use john for getting weak passwords in ex.: 2010, then can I use the john.pot file later or there could be situations when the hash is the same, but the passwords differ?
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4answers
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Process is eating all of the CPU time

Is there any magic command to track down which process is starting this perl task that is eating 100% of CPU time? I have this problem on several machines where JBoss AS is installed.
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1answer
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ssh-agent: How to set it up so my CentOS server will only ask for passphrase once?

On my Macbook, my SSH private key is encrypted, but I never have to re-enter the passphrase even if I reboot the machine. The system must be unlocking it along with my user account. Is it possible ...
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3answers
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Distributions that only ships Python 3.X

Is it possible currently? I tried to remove python in Fedora 19 but yum depends on it.
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1answer
1k views

Can't compile rTorrent with xmlrpc-c

I'm trying to setup xmlrpc-c with rTorrent but for some reason I failed: checking for XMLRPC-C... failed Here's my build script: output_dir=/home/world/apps curl -Lso - ...
3
votes
1answer
613 views

Using mutt to fetch email from hotmail?

OK so I have mutt installed. But can't properly configure my hotmail acccount. I need some sample for hotmail configuration.
2
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1answer
81 views

List of Recently Modified Files of a specified user in whole disk?

One of my colleague is suddenly getting sick seriously and I need to finish his part, so knowing what he is working on most recently would be useful... For example, if I want to see the most recent ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

imagemagick's convert unexpectedly changing the background color

what I'm trying to achieve is to pull a simple graphic from a webserver and use imagemagick to change a few colors so that I can then further use this image. This is the imagemagick portion: convert ...
2
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0answers
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Accidentally overwrote boot sector of encrypted drive: any way to recover data?

I had one external drive on which I was storing a large quantity of data; the drive is/was encrypted using gnome disk utility. I got a second drive for redundancy and I was preparing to encrypt it. ...
2
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4answers
116 views

how to invoke vim with line numbers shown

I know that from inside vim the command to display line numbers is :set number. Is it possible to invoke vim so that line numbers are shown from the beginning?
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3answers
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what is the required ports to be opened on the firewall?

Currently I'll be installing one AIX server behind a firewall, I just asked to open port 443 to use the SSH protocol to access this UNIX server. I already changed the default ssh port to be 443 ...
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votes
1answer
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Changing password in multiple boxes using script

I'm working in a environment which has around 400 AIX boxes. I don't have root access and I'm a normal user. The environment has no LDAP kind of centralized mechanism for authentication so the ...
2
votes
0answers
206 views

Where does Mutt put deleted messages if no purge is performed?

If I delete one or more email messages in Mutt and then say no when it asks (when changing folders or quitting the program) if I want to purge the deleted messages, what does Mutt do with them? After ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

How do I change working directories with KDialog?

Use-case: I am working in the terminal in /path/with/a/very/long/name and I want to change to some other directory that is deeply nested. But I don't know the path by memory. So I want to browse via a ...
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votes
1answer
3k views

Installing firefox in debian 7

I'm new the Debian 7, I can't install my Mozilla Firefox, can someone recommend me a working way to install it properly.
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1answer
346 views

Ubuntu LTS : best practice for installing gems

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server I'm relatively new to Unix/Ubuntu. I need to install the ruby gem libopenssl-ruby. I know that Ubuntu LTS versions maintain lists of authorized package versions. apt-get ...
4
votes
1answer
489 views

how to list all instances of an application?

How do I list all instances of an application. ie I am running 12 instances of application called "tcpA" I would like to list all of them. Below is top, I don't know if there is a way to look at a ...
5
votes
1answer
8k views

Use apt get install without inserting the DVD?

I installed Debian 7 using a DVD version, so every time I'm trying to install something using apt-get, the system ask me to mount the DVD. Is there a way to avoid that (inserting every time the dvd).
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votes
2answers
124 views

Should I file bugs upstream, to my distribution maintainers, or both?

I've recently filed a bug with gnome-shell to the GNOME maintainers, on their website (upstream). However, I'm not sure whether I was maybe supposed to file it to the package maintainers of my ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Mounting by block address

Is it possible to do a partial mount in Linux? Lets say that you have 1 partition or one device file that contains 50 blocks. You want to write one file system to blocks 0-24, and something else in ...
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votes
1answer
121 views

How to use the “source” command to run commands simultaneously?

For example, I have an executable called ex01 (C++ program). And I have a text file that contains a set of invocations of this program with different arguments. The text file looks like this: ...
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vote
1answer
287 views

Initramfs post-update hook

I need an initramfs hook to call a script after an initramfs has been generated. The Debian Linux Kernel Handbook mentions /etc/initramfs/post-update.d/: Packages for boot loaders that need to be ...
3
votes
1answer
332 views

How to assign tasks to GPU

I have found a benchmark from computerbase.de (http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2013/intel-haswell-grafik-fuer-desktop-pcs-im-test/3/ in german) where in one case a task (here video ...
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3answers
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Installing a .deb package on Arch - Is it possible?

The problem is simple - I have a .deb package and I want to install it on my Arch Linux. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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2answers
160 views

SVN repository - user premissions issue

I have created the repository long time ago when I was the only user. Now I need to add another user, so I created a usergroup where I added the both users and did the following: chmod -R ...
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vote
1answer
211 views

proc/sys/vm/flush_mmap_pages missing in 3.9 kernel, how to get it?

There was an option in redHat 5.2 called flush_mmap_pages, I could set this to zero and that would turn of writing dirty pages from a mapped memory file (so I can do it myself when I want to). However ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

ssh password-less login doesn't work using proxycommand

I have 2 servers. I can connect to server B only using server A. In my ~/.ssh/config file: Host serverB Hostname serverb User root ForwardAgent yes Port 22 ProxyCommand ssh user@serverA nc ...
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votes
3answers
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Pipe command output to input of running/backgrounded command

In Bash 4.X It it possible to do something like: command that expects input & echo some output | %1 Where %1 represents the first backgrounded command?
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vote
2answers
262 views

How can I print a summary of Maildir contents when logging into a shell?

I know this is theoretically possible, but I'm trying to avoid reinventing the wheel. I'm using Ubuntu Linux, with Maildir mailbox format. I want to put something in my .login that will parse the ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

sensors Information about degree of adapter

In this Image (output of sensors): On the top, just below radeon-pci-0100, it says temperature +511 Deg C, does this really mean 511, will this not blow up my laptop?
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votes
3answers
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Uncover sudoer user with root privileges which ran command X?

I'm the main sysadmin of a system. In the system there are 3 sudoers users with root's privileges. The system runs a script in background which check the hash of system's utilities to detect possible ...
2
votes
0answers
134 views

Problems with USB goflex 2 TB

I am using CentOS 5.5 and have been using cpio to write backups to a 2 TB GoFlex USB drive. This drive worked great for over a year, but am now running into a problem and not sure what to do. When ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

How can I change a module kernel version to a custom version so that it gets loaded on an ARM board?

I'm hacking on an ARM926 based board, with a custom kernel based on 2.6.30. I've got a program that needs a specific kernel module but since I have no kernel source I can't compile the module I need ...

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