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Socksify like program for Fedora?

I need a program that allows me to pass an application through a socks server, even if the program does not have native socks support. Under Ubuntu I can use socksify for this. What can I use under ...
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Description of kernel.printk values

Between Debian 5 and 6, the default suggested value for kernel.printk in /etc/sysctl.conf was changed from kernel.printk = 4 4 1 7 to kernel.printk = 3 4 1 3. I understand that the first value ...
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Log every invocation of every SUID program?

I would like to have a log file that contains an entry for every time a user runs any suid program, containing the user name, the program and any command line arguments passed to it. Is there a ...
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auto accepting rsa key in bash script

I have done a little googling and have not come up with a clear answer to this question. I was wondering if someone could help me out with this issue. Is there a way to auto accept any RSA key inside ...
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Dollar sign interpolation inside quotes in bash

I am running this little test script I wrote : #!/bin/bash TESTCASE=$@ testHarness <<runTest $TESTCASE runTest from the command line : ./test.sh "1092$212" but the dollar sign is being ...
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Gnome 3 Software Center

Just installed Fedora 15 with Gnome 3. Is there like a software center like in Ubuntu?
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loop curl get request bash

I'm trying to automate a curl script and eventually make it loop also. I found that I can't use any loop like: for i in `cat authors` do curl *line here* ...
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Block keyboard on debian

I would like to block the keyboard for a kiosk-based application implemented on Linux. The keyboard could be blocked with "nohup cat /dev/tty0" on some Linux distributions, but it's not working on ...
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How to chain SSH? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Common multiple SSH connections file handling issue I want to reach hosts that are only indirectly accessible with SSH/SCP/SFTP. Are there more solutions for this? Are ...
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Dead keys not working in Java Swing applications

I'm currently using Ubuntu 10.10 and Netbeans 7.0 and I can't type accented letters with dead keys any more. It's not a version specific problem seems it's related with Swing since I've got the same ...
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Wrongly set chmod / 777. Problems?

I was trying to run chmod -R 777 ./ but ended up typing chmod -R 777 / and set 777 on my entire machine. What can go wrong? How can I fix it?
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How to lock on Solaris 10?

On Linux I use flock lock command to execute a command with an exclusive lock. What is the standard operating system command of Solaris 10 to do the same in a shell?
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How to modify GRUB to boot from e.g.: USB or CDROM?

I have an installed Ubuntu (or e.g.: Fedora). I need to boot from a CD or a pendrive. I don't have access to the BIOS, so I can't set it to boot from a CDROM or from an USB flash drive. But I have ...
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Where do I download an RPM from?

Where do I download a source RPM from?
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How can I set Conkeror as my default brower?

I use the latest Archlinux and stumpwm as my window manager with some Gnome goodies on the side (gnome-power-manager, gnome-settings-daemon and networkmanager applet). I tried to make Conkeror my ...
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Firefox mimetypes.rdf

Is it possible to create a default mimeTypes.rdf file for all the existing and new users ? So that whenever a user opens the firefox for the very first time, he will get the specified rdf file in ...
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How to copy the partition layout of a whole disk using standard tools

I want to take a backup of the whole partition layout of a hard drive, including logical drives, so that I can restore that layout to another disk. I do not want to copy the contents of the ...
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how to check rx ring, max_backlog, and max_syn_backlog size

Quite often in the course of troubleshooting and tuning things I find myself thinking about the following Linux kernel settings: net.core.netdev_max_backlog net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog ...
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Do any “All In One” Printer/Scanners work on Linux?

Mod note: The entire network is pretty against shopping recommendation questions; there was an attempt to edit this one to avoid it, but it seems to have failed. The goal is "how do I decide which ...
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How to move 100 files from a folder containing thousands?

I have a directory with thousands of files. How can I move 100 of the files (any files will do) to another location.
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Mouse click sound on fedora

I have a USB touch screen system with Fedora 14 installed. I couldn't get to play sound on any mouse click (on touch). Is there anyway to play a click sound, either by changing some configuration or ...
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File manager with spring-loaded folders?

One thing I miss about Finder, Mac OS X's file manager, is the spring-loaded folder function where if you drag a file(s) over another folder long enough, the folder would open and you can "navigate" ...
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How to copy all html files from a directory tree to a single directory?

I want to copy all the .html files in myDir and its subdirectories to ~/otherDir. Here's what I tried (it doesn't work): $ find myDir -name *.html -print | xargs -0 cp ~/otherDir usage: cp [-R [-H | ...
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How can I set a top limit for the PCM value when changing the loudness with pulseaudio?

when I change the loudness with pulseaudio, pulseaudio acts on several of the values I can see when I use alsamixer -c0 I have a problem: when the PCM loudness exceeds a certain value (80%), the ...
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How do I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit (amd64 a.k.a. x86_64) Debian or Ubuntu installation. I need to run 32-bit (i386/i686) programs occasionally, or to compile programs for a 32-bit system. How can I do this with a ...
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Cursor movement in terminals

I'm trying to wrap my head how shells move the screen cursor around (Moving around input the arrow keys and such). I've been doing a lot of testing, and I haven't found any system call that allows ...
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sudo nt passing after redirection operator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: sudo permission denied but su grants permission I am trying to echo a new value into a file using following command sudo echo 4096 > /proc/sys/fs/file-max The ...
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How to append end of every line with the line itself

This is in file.txt: redcar bluecar greencar Im looking for ways to make it become: redcar redcar bluecar bluecar greencar greencar I've tried many ways using sed with no luck
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Find 'duplicate' mails in maildir when header differs slightly

My problem is that I've been a heavy user of GMail's pop3-import feature and used it to pull mail from other GMail Accounts. Back then I did, however, only import new mail, not all the mail previously ...
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smitty like demo sites?

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/IBM_AIX_SMIT I'm searching for a "demo" site for learning smitty (get the used commands by F6!) Are there any? Like there are router demo sites: ...
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process that only root can run

I have created a process and it is running in the background as a daemon it.Now I want that only root should be able to view the output of that process.My process is something like "top" which ...
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System hangs on shutdown/restart - is ssh involved?

If I ssh into my server and do 'shutdown -r now', the shutdown hangs on the message 'Sending processes the KILL signal', and I have to walk into the lab and use the power button to force a shutdown. ...
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join : “File 2 not in sorted order”

I've got two files _jeter3.txt and _jeter1.txt I've checked they are both sorted on the 20th column using sort -c sort -t ' ' -c -k20,20 _jeter3.txt sort -t ' ' -c -k20,20 _jeter1.txt #no ...
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MP3+FLAC tag editor for Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which mp3 tagging tool for Linux? Are there any good batch tag editors for Ubuntu/Fedora? Which one is the best?
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Port monitoring on GNU/Linux based NAT router

I am using a Ubuntu machine as a NAT router. How can I find out the following: the ports on which the LAN machines are listening or communicating (both tcp and udp); which local machines have ...
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Best way to get into Kernel programming?

Not so much asking what books (although if you know of any guides/tutorials that'd be helpful) but what is the best way to start doing kernel programming and is there a particular distro that would be ...
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SSH tunnel with VNC?

In theory: I have a low-power consuption machine: eee pc, ok. I need to run a virtualized windows xp on it. (Because of a windows-only program..) I need to reach it from a smartphone (Android). The ...
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list files by symlink target

How do I get list of files (and then do something with that list) by filtering through the symbolic link target name, and not the symlink name? For example from the following list I'm only interested ...
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GNU Emacs; Does the GUI version offer anything more than the ability to have a GUI menu?

I've been looking at GNU Emacs for a few months now, on and off (mainly off), and I've really only gone as far as testing a few basic things which I especially want in an editor... I'm slowly getting ...
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1answer
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ntop versus mrtg

I'm evaluating tools for measuring network activity and although mrtg seems to be the most highly regarded, I'm really impressed by ntop. Are there any reasons that mrtg is preferred to ntop?
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Unpredictable memory explosions

The main server at my company has recently been having a lot of downtime. For reasons that neither I nor the other admins can determine, it has random (VERY sudden) explosions in memory. It becomes ...
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How to run find -exec?

I'd like to find the files in the current directory that contain the text "chrome". $ find . -exec grep chrome find: missing argument to `-exec' What am I doing wrong?
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Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. While booting from U-Boot

Kernel mounted the root file system but can not find any init script. I'm sure that script exists in my ramdisk.img! I also checked out this and GE863-PRO3 U-BOOT Software User Guide 1VV0300777 Rev. ...
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How to delete VirtualBox networking rule?

I add a rule: VBoxManage modifyvm "xp" --natpf1 "guestrdp,tcp,127.0.0.1,33890,,3389" I list it: VBoxManage showvminfo "xp" | awk '/NIC/ && /Rule/ {print}' NIC 1 Rule(0): name = ...
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Placement of application and user files on linux system

In which directories should I place the following? I have an application with few .net assemblies, a default database (containing default application settings), a directory with 100's of images, a ...
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How can I setup group permission for different user on multiple Linux installations?

I have two Linux installations on my computer, with /home on a different partition but shared for the two installs. And each install has a different username to avoid conflicts. The thing is, I'm a ...
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801 views

vim spell checker?

Is there a way to spell check a file using vim?
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sendmail not using mailertable

I'm having trouble getting my mailertable to work.... /etc/mail/sendmail.mc contains this line FEATURE(`mailertable', `hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl /etc/mail/mailertable contains this line ...
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How to reach a Vbox guest from host when using NAT networking

Using Fedora or Ubuntu for the host with firewalls turned off on each side (vbox guest&host), what do I have to do to reach the guest machine using a NAT interface just like it would be with a ...
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bash quotes expansion puzzle

My script looks like: opts="-x ''" curl http://somepage $opts I want the string in $opts appended to the command. I use bash -x test.sh to check the expansion and see that the the single-quotes are ...

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