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Linux nuisance: /dev/stdin doesn't work with sockets

Linux has this blitheringly annoying peculiarity that /dev/stdin won't work with sockets - it is hardcoded to return ENXIO. Try this: socat TCP-OPEN:localhost:1234 EXEC:cat\ /dev/stdin,nofork ...
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find: combining -path and -prune to exclude files and directories

I have a directory /srv/tftp/pxelinux.cfg and a file /etc/mtab. I want to exclude both from find. But whatever I do, either one always is not excluded find /etc /srv -path /srv/tftp/pxelinux.cfg ...
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Linux CentOS 5.5 not connecting to Network

I have installed Linux CentOS 5.5. During installation, I configured the LAN driver and gave it an IP address. After installation, I checked the network connection but it shows "not connected". I ...
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Format a Date field of a .CSV file with multiple commas in a string field

I have a .CSV file (file.csv) whose data are all enclosed in double quotes. Sample format of the file is as below: column1,column2,column3,column4,column5,column6, column7, Column8, Column9, Column10 ...
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How can i get five seconds of data appended to the end of file?

suppose if a shell script appends a data to a file.txt like 1........... 2........... 3............. 4............. 5.............. Now i want another script that could check the fresh data ...
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Manually cloning a Live USB Arch distro to a VMware virtual disk

I installed Arch Linux on a pen drive with yumi, based on syslinux. I would like to test the USB distro in VMware. To speed up things I would like to clone the UFD as a VMware virtual disk (vmdk). ...
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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then ...
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How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation?

How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation? I use s2disk. Note: Debian
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Why is LVM metadata backed up to /etc/lvm and not /boot?

Recent question I saw got me thinking on this particular point: If bootloader restrictions usually cause /boot to be outside LVM, why isn't this the target of LVM metadata backups? Putting it ...
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Allow a user to view the home directory of other users via sudo

I am new to system administration. We have a lab set up where we have a server and client machines. The client machines have LDAP users which has the work area for all the users in the centralized ...
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“wpa supplicant: No network configuration found for current AP” - carl9170-driven wifi adapter glitching on Debian 7

I've got a Debian 7 machine with Linux3.2 kernel and a USB wifi adapter with Atheros chipset (D-Link DWA-16 Xtreme N Dual Band), which in theory should work. Indeed, I managed to establish a wifi ...
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How to change color of a character while tailing and tr

I regularly use this command line but I would like to change the color of the "|" to green in the output. Does anyone know how I can accomplish this? tail -f file.log | tr '\001' '|' | grep TEST
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How to sign into an open Wireless Network?

I'm running Arch Linux on my netbook. My school have an open Access Point and we must sign into the network via a page which we are redirected to when we try to open whatever website if we are not ...
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Take copy of TTY0 text

I have some output in TTY1 that I think might hold clues as to why my last GUI session froze (CtrlAltBackspace was able to get me back to the terminal and I reloaded the GUI). However, I cannot seem ...
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Match multiple regular expressions from a single file using awk

I'm trying to parse a HTML file using shell scripting. There are 4 different regular expressions that i need to catch: name= , age= , class= , marks=. Using grep "name=\|age=\|class=\|marks=" ...
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make permanent virtual interface?

I want to have two IPs sharing the same interface and it's just working fine by creating a virtual interface using the following command (eth0 is my original interface): ifconfig eth0:0 ...
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Arch CPU temperature much higher than on Debian [closed]

I switched to Arch Linux from Debian/Crunchbang and noticed much higher temperature. It's almost the same configuration: openbox, etc and Arch runs with 57-70 °C but Debian works with 43°C - 50°C I ...
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Partition scheme for installation of Debian

I'm installing Debian Wheezy on a 50 GB partition of a 500 GB Seagate SATA hard disk with 2 GB RAM. I want to use following partition scheme, but stuck at: How much (in percent) of disk space should ...
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How to use 7z to compress via pipe?

I'm using this for creating backups securely (? - is it really secure? with a good password?): # ENCRYPT ORIGDIR="DIRECTORYNAMEHERE"; tar cvf - "${ORIGDIR}/" 2>/dev/null | gzip -9 - ...
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How do I process ifconfig output to determine my link speed?

Here's script I wrote out of boredom, for download speed test: #!/bin/bash get_ispeed() { echo $(ifconfig eth0 | grep bytes | grep RX | cut -d ':' -f 2 | cut -d ' ' -f 1); } for((;;)); do ...
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how to add line in a /etc/sudoers file with the help of shell script (50servers)?

Anyone can help me with shell script, I want to know script which can edit /etc/sudoers file and let me add {{{{{userid ALL=(root) ALL}}}} to 50 server I have on same network?
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Using RVM with gvim without installing the ruby binary

In Arch Linux, apparently gvim requires to install ruby as a dependency. However, if I want to work with RVM, then I don't need the binary ruby installed. Can that cause problems? Can ruby be ...
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Resize partitions with gparted

Hey I'm trying to resize my boot partition and eventually my LVM partition. I currently have: /dev/sda1 ext2 243M /dev/sda2 extended 7.76G unallocated 17G Ideally I'd ...
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Trying to send HTML mail on mac OSX Mountain Lion

I'm trying to send email with an html file as the body (it's actually a cucumber results report if that matters) or an attachment (if sending it as the body does not work) via the command line I've ...
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how to count number of differences in large streams quickly?

I want to count the number of differences (different bytes) in two large streams (devices/files). E.g. two hard disks, or one hard disk and /dev/zero. The program(s) involved must be fast, as fast ...
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Debian - install missing man pages?

I run RaspBMC - a distro based on Raspbian, that's a custom minimal Debian for the Raspberry Pi. If I recall correctly, the man utility is NOT installed by default with RaspBMC (although I may be ...
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Is any part of the X.org software multithreaded?

None of the command-line shells that I am aware of are multithreaded. In particular, even those shells that support "job control" (Control-Z, bg, fg, etc) do so via facilities (namely, fork, exec, ...
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Is xinitrc executed when logging in?

I have a ~/.xinitrc with the following content xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xdefaults this xinitrc is basically useless because it's not loaded when the user logs in, I don't think that I'm doing something ...
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I need a step by step guide to build kernel modules in ChrUbuntu

I don't have experience building kernel modules. And worse, I'm trying to do it on ChrUbuntu, so it seems that I cannot follow the existing Ubuntu guides. For example, this command fails: # apt-get ...
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exchange two words using sed

I am trying to exchange two words in a line but it doesn't work. For example: "Today is my first day of university" should be "my is Today first day of university" This is what I tried: sed ...
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How to password-less log on via ssh alias

Suppose I have access to pc via a server. I can directly log-on to pc by using How do I connect to a pc through another pc using ssh Such that my .ssh/config looks like: Host short Hostname pc User ...
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Can one disable tap-to-click in X server configuration, without synclient?

I want to configure my system so that tap-to-click is disabled on the touchpad. (It's running a rather old version of ALTLinux distro with xorg-server-1.4.2-alt10.M41.1.) The most popular advice I ...
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Setting KDE to crop the laptop's screen to match external VGA device's ratio

I have a laptop with 16:9 screen ration. Sometimes I need to attach it to a projector via VGA. The projector ratio is 4:3. I use System Settings->Hardware->Display and Monitor->Size & Orientation ...
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Qt based apps have unreadable, tiny font sizes

I'm running debian squeeze with Xfce 4.6. Today I logged onto my machine and all Qt-based apps have really tiny font sizes. I took a screenshot with Kile, skype 2.6, Kate and gedit for comparison: ...
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Method to perform DNS lookup step very quickly during wget

When I download any document from internet using wget. It shows maximum amount of time consumed in getaddrinfo(). I know getaddrinfo() used for DNS lookup. Tell me any method, so that this time is ...
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Why does command substitution fails in ssh remote call?

I have this script: exportFile(){ file=$1 skippedBytes=$2 exportCommandString=$3 #This works: #dd if=$file bs=1 skip=$skippedBytes | ssh sshConnection 'cat - >> ...
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LVM keeping harddisk awake?

I have a Lenovo W530 running Arch with kernel 3.79 (for bumblebee) and laptop-mode is configured properly and running. It has one SSD (sdb) and one harddisk (sdb). The sdb disk has two lvm-volumes: ...
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Can one copy a relpath in one command?

I find myself doing this often enough that I wonder if there's a standard Unix way to do it: % mkdir -p /TARGETDIR/relative/path/to % cp ./relative/path/to/somefile /TARGETDIR/relative/path/to In ...
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What's the best way to backup files via network on Linux and Solaris machines?

I wonder what the best way to backup files VIA network I have Solaris machines with Oracle 10i with VERITAS cluster, machines are connected to EMC storage /data/oracle directory is mounted on the ...
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How to find what device a file is on (and use that in a script)?

I want to find out what device my file is on so that I can use it in a script. I can get this far: $ df . Filesystem 512-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on /dev/disk0s2 498438976 ...
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Distributing thousands of files over subfolders

I have a folder A with hundreds of thousands of files. I would like to move these files to new subfolders S_i, with, say, 100 files in each (the last folder may have less than 100 files) In other ...
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sudo hangs indefinitely without prompting for password

When I logged back into my Ubuntu desktop after an update, my display driver was seemingly unavailable and I was met with vt-7's output. I changed to a different terminal and logged in. However, when ...
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How to determine whether a linux filesystem belongs to a running system or not

I need to write a program that receives a block device as input, like /dev/sda1, and has to perform a set of operations depending on if the filesystem inside are currently running or not. We'll ...
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Use Linux to read contents of Windows encrypted folder

Windows allows the selective encrypting of certain files or folders. I currently have a Windows folder that is set to "encrypt contents to secure data". (The Windows partition is NTFS.) If I mount ...
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Unable to ping gateway & other Linux boxes on same network

I'm somewhat new to Linux, but I'm trying to network a few Linux machines. I can't seem to be able ping the gateway or the other Linux machines. My scenario: I have a few Linux boxes set up on a ...
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No /proc in a Busybox-based embedded Linux distribution

I am making an embedded Linux distribution and my board is a Raspberry Pi. My kernel version is 3.2.27 without initramfs and my root file system as follows: /lib /* contains ...
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How does CPU frequency work in conky?

I'm setting up conky and I would like to add the CPU frequency, but if I put ${freq_g cpu0} Ghz I get 1.2Ghz. Why is that? My CPU is 2.8Ghz.
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Make nslookup use specific interface

On my computer I have two network cards. Both are using different Internet Providers service. Both Internet service provider have different DNS server and their IP address are known to me. I want to ...
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How can I securely login remotely to my Linux box over the internet?

I'm pretty much a Linux beginner, but this question has been on my mind. What's the simplest, most secure way to connect to my computer at home from work or from the library, &c? I'm running Mint ...
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Strange issue with curl/lynx and non resolving domains

I have a weird issue on my server in that if I use curl or lynx to try and access a URL that doesn't exist (say a non registered domain, or a domain that's not in DNS), I don't get an error, it ...

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