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solaris.grant and granting/delegating rights?

I have a couple of question regarding Solaris 11... First off, as far as I can tell, Solaris has dropped the auth solaris.grant in Solaris 11... Why was it removed? Is it no longer needed? Did it ...
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Wifi on Fedora trouble

My university's WiFi is particularly unfriendly to Linux, and the only way to make WiFi work is to repeatedly "forget" the network settings for the student network, re-enter all the data about the ...
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What are the default openSUSE 13.1 user groups?

I just installed openSUSE 13.1, and I can't even start X on boot. I have to switch to another tty and type startx (after I set suid for xorg). On top of this, I can barely do anything without root ...
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What is the effect of “${(@f)…}” in Zsh?

I ran into a Zsh script and wanted to know its meaning. In the scripts below there is ${$(@f)$(egrep "$2","$file")} expression. From what I searched, @ is to use represent all positional parameters, ...
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How to sort these lines?

I have this text: menu.overlap.x: -7 menu.overlap.y: 0 !! Menu settings menu.title.bg: Solid Flat menu.title.bg.color: #fce855 menu.title.bg.colorTo: #daa30b menu.title.bg.border.color: black ...
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How to execute a Bash comand and execute two statements on failure?

Ì want to execute a Bash command, followed by two actions if and only if the test returns an error. I would prefer to solve this task as a one-liner in Bash. Here are the two forms I have tried: ...
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Why is “wget -r -e robots=off http://ccachicago.org” not acting recursively?

I am trying to recursively download http://ccachicago.org, and am getting exactly one file, the root index.html, downloaded. I've looked at Download recursively with wget and started using the ...
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Human readable dmesg time stamps on OpenWRT

The output of dmesg shows the number of second+milliseconds since the system start. [ 10.470000] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver [ 14.610000] device eth0 entered ...
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How to recover missing Grub File

On my test system. I was doing some testing and i move the grub.conf file from /boot/grub/ to /opt/ And on boot black screen came as expected with just grub> written on it. I tried to solve it using ...
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Debian 7.3 (stable) with GNOME 3.4.2, new Nautilus accel won't stick

Since I've been using Debian with GNOME 3.4.2 (default version upon installation), I've always used the dconf editor to change the delete accel back to the normal delete instead of <ctrl>delete, ...
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How to create a fixed size Linux ramdisk which does never swap to disk?

I want to create a fixed size Linux ramdisk which never swaps to disk. Note that my question is not "why" I want to do this (let say, for example, that it's for an educative purpose or for research): ...
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ssh fails silently

I have noticed that when I execute a command via ssh: ssh myserver.mydomain.com "w" and the command fails, ssh does not print any error. Lets say, I have misspelled the hostname of my server and ...
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opensuse: cannot install proprietary graphic driver fglrx

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 with a USB key (ultrabook, no DVD reader at the moment). I tried to install the proprietary driver fglrx ...
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How to install, missing Intel Graphic Drivers

I have intel graphics card on my system (Scientific Linux 6.0), but the graphics is so poor as no drivers are installed. So I have installed : xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 ...
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Bash Array does not store correctly

I have a problem with my bash array I was trying to read the file however the array allocated it in array[1] instead of 0 #!/bin/bash index=0 INPUT=BookDB.txt OLDIFS=$IFS IFS=: i=0 book=() [ ! -f ...
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Mount entry in fstab when connect to a network

I have an entry in fstab (Opensuse) which mounts a samba filesystem: //10.39.52.2/Company /media/share cifs credentials=/home/user/file,rw,nounix,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 but ...
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How can I interact with my home router via a device on the local network using ssh? [duplicate]

I have a raspberry pi plugged into my router at home, running raspbian. Before I left for work I: Configured the router to forward ports 80 and 22 to the pi Configured dyndns This all works, and I ...
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No installation candidate for compiz

I tried to install 3d effect on my Debian Wheezy using command $ apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-gtk But it gives the following ...
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Mail queue keep growing

My server keeps running short on inodes due the mail queue getting crazy. First, I assumed I had postfix not configured properly, so I switched it off. But, it happened again, last time I did it I had ...
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What is qemu-img consistency check?

I would be glad if someone could explain the meaning of qemu-img check <filename> command. Man pages provide very poor information about it: check [-f fmt] [-r [leaks | all]] filename ...
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I can't find tape device file inside /dev directory

I'm using tape storage drive HP LTO3 1x8 auto-loader which is connected to my server running CentOS. it is detected in CentOS correctly. cat /proc/scsi/scsi Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00 ...
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Using notify-send with a non-interactive ssh connection

I want to be able to use notify-send to send popup messages from one server to be displayed on another. I'm sure this is possible with SSH, but how can I automate it to a one-line command that ...
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How can I confirm the identity of the remote SSH host I'm trying to connect to?

I'm trying to debug a problem I have when trying to connect to an SSH host over WAN. I'm looking for a way to confirm that my client is reaching the correct host, and is not routed somewhere else ...
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Convert a date format

I have one problem with my date format. I want to change from one format to the other and vice verse. My date formats are: Format1 : 1/24/2014 Format2 : Jan 24 How can I do this?
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List all software installed from particular component (non-free, contrib)

Is there a way to list all non-free and contrib software installed in Debian via apt? /etc/apt/sources.list is as follows deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib deb-src ...
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How to create bootable debian usb drive from an existing linux partition?

I've been using linux (ubuntu, debian, and salix) for a few years but have never been able to create a bootable usb drive from within linux. I've always had to use pendrivelinux which is a ...
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Can I set appearance for GNOME Debian?

Is there any tool to set appearance for GNOME Debian 7.2.0? I feel title bar is too thick and font is too big. I'm just leaving Ubuntu for Debian, so I'm not so familiar with it.
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Why do fonts in Debian not look as beautiful as in Ubuntu

I changed my OS from Ubuntu to Debian but I found that fonts do not look as beautiful as they used to anymore. Especially in stackexchange, every character grows thick and bold and not smooth. How ...
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What does this curl command do?

I'm really new to Unix and I can't figure out what this command does. From what I understand, it sends an HTTP POST request to a website. I don't know exactly what each line is supposed to do. Can ...
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Backup files with tar command and progress bar? [duplicate]

Can I see a progress bar or something not only ust the terminal screen output while backing up? Here is my shell script that I used backup with tar command: # !/bin/bash DATEJOUR=$(date ...
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Debian install less than 1 GB.

I need to install Debian with an image less than 1GB, with a desktop environment and reasonable functionality. The Wheezy image is around 1.2 GB and my USB stick is 1GB. I can't understand the ...
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What is the benefit of installing Intel drivers from 01.org?

Up to this point I assumed the graphics stack for Intel was open source and included in the standard repositories. However, I just became aware that Intel hosts their own special repositories of ...
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Booting from a hard disk partition .. update-grub?

I am trying to install Debian by using a hard disk partition only. I want to install on /dev/sda6 I used dd to copy a Debian ISO image to /dev/sda5, a newly formatted ext4 partition. I ran ...
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Bash Script to Sort Files into Alphabetical Folders on ReadyNAS Duo v1

I have an old ReadyNAS Duo v1 (Sparc) running an unknown flavour of Linux. I have a folder structure with 1,000+ files I want to move into a folder structure based on the first letter of the file ...
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Java/malloc memory corruption error when running SDK Android Manager

I want to install Android SDK, so I manually installed Java JDK 7u51, downloaded SDK ADT bundle for Linux x64, and tried to run it. When I run android, the SDK manager windows hangs halfway through ...
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How to install Debian from an .iso on the filesystem?

I am running Ubuntu and I want to be able to boot into Debian Wheezy .iso which I just downloaded, how can I set this up? I don't want to use an external device like a usb or cd/dvd
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Shell script too slow for output to Conky

I want the output of stdbuf -i0 -o0 -e0 jack_cpu_load | sed -n 's/[A-Za-z]*//g;s/ //g;s/.\{4\}$//;9,$p' to be displayed in Conky but, I suspect, Conky is starting the script with every refresh and ...
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How does one find out how many bits a file has in one command?

I know I can use ls -lat to find out how many bytes has a file and then multiply by 8 to find out how many bits. But is this possible in only one command line?
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Distro with pip and npm as package managers?

Is there an attempt of distro around that for Python and Node code ( and Ruby , Lua ) would use Pip, NPM and rubygems and luarocks respectively ? It could simply work as a passthrough from native ...
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Mac 10.9.1 // Gerris installation //

I am trying to install Gerris . The website is : http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation I followed the instructions. But I could not install Gerris Dependencies. I installed ...
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How can I make the TTY use the appropriate charset?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. While I got the X keyboard layout right on my own after I fixed that stupid typo, I still can't set the console charset, key map, font map, or whatever ...
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see all commands/logs of screen in linux

Let us say I run screen -R myscreen. Then, I run commands on myscreen that are bigger than my monitor size so I end up loosing the visibility of the first commands I run. Then, I do Ctrl+d to ...
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how to prevent alias expansion by `eval` to an arbitrary alias, and keep the endless loop protection on a function?

IMPORTANT: do not use eval! (I learned this later..) In a function, eval expands sleep to its alias, so I prevent the endless loop this way: function FUNCexecEcho() { echo "EXEC: $@"; shopt -u ...
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Which software to use? [closed]

I am familiar with Unix and am trying to move my home away from Microsoft completely. I wannna build a NAS/website(local and webwide) server. My primary OS is OS X Mavericks and secondly Ubuntu. ...
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How to use SFTP on a system that requires sudo for root access & ssh key based authentication?

I want to be able to use SFTP to edit files that require root permissions. I'm using SSH Key based authentication - rsa key on smart card. If the system requires sudo to perform root level commands, ...
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How to convert a .txt subtitle file to .srt format?

I have a subtitle file, it looks like this: 00:00:44:" Myślę, więc jestem".|Kartezjusz, 1596-1650 00:01:01:Trzynaste Pietro 00:01:06:Podobno niewiedza uszczęśliwia. 00:01:10:Po raz pierwszy w ...
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How can I set the keyboard right on X?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. I made a foolish typo for UTF-8, and expected that when I fixed it, the keyboard on X would work right. Since making this errant change, I was no ...
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install opensuse: Brightness is too low and keyboard fn keys do not work

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 with a USB key (ultrabook, no DVD reader at the moment). Brightness is too low and keyboard fn keys do ...
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1answer
74 views

`login` from X session

I seem to remember it used to be possible to login via a GUI terminal. This was useful if (e.g.) you added yourself to a new group and want to use those privileges without stopping X to log in ...
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Why is an application via 'ssh -X' slower than vncviewer via 'ssh -X'

Very simple question with strange effect: If I run a programm via x-forward it performs very bad when it comes to animations. E.g.: ssh -X <USER>@<SERVER> "application" But if I start ...

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