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The action of modifying a program's behavior, generally by modifying a text file.

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VyOS images management [closed]

I'm new to VyOS and am trying to understand how VyOS works to manage images. I would like to know what happens on the system side for that! (filesystem, disk ...) VyOS can have more than one ISO ...
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Is it possible to configure IPv6 addresses for ISC DHCPv4 HA failover addresses?

The documentation for ISC's dhcpd.conf has the example (truncated for brevity): failover peer "foo" { primary; address anthrax.rc.example.com; port 519; peer address trantor.rc....
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Unable to view a subtitle in mpv

I have a subtitle that is in .vtt format. I can see the subtitle in l3afpad or any text editor but am unable to play that specific subtitle in MPV. I looked through all of https://mpv.io/manual/stable/...
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How to share a folder in KDE Dolphin?

I want to be able to share a folder in Dolphin. Right click on a folder, then go to Share tab. Unfortunately I see a message there: "You appear to not have sufficient permissions to manage Samba ...
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Linux local Password Policy doesn't apply when creating new user

I'm trying to implement a password security policy on my Linux Mint machine. I configured the /etc/pam.d/common-password file with the following lines. password requisite pam_pwquality.so retry=3 ...
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tmux up arrow not working properly

System: ubuntu 20.04 Linux 5.13.0-39-generic tmux 3.0a Problem: While using tmux, any directly attached ssh session from my host I establish, I can no longer use the up arrow, it is not recgonized ...
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Qtile Garuda workspaces

I have recently switched to Garuda distro with the qtile window manager. Since I am using a czech keyboard which doesn't have number keys but instead has the symbols "+ěščřžýáíé" I wanted to ...
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Can you configure Alpine's apk to be interactive by default?

I find myself preferring the interactive mode that can be accessed by adding the -i flag when running Alpine's apk over the default non-interactive mode. However, it is rather tedious to constantly ...
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Switching ctrl-c to win-c in console

I would like to switch, in terminal, key combinations with control to combinations with win key so e.g. ctrl+c becomes win+c, ctrl+d becomes win+d. Then I would like to set ctrl+c/v for copy and paste....
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What config file do I need to edit to use my newly-installed parallel port PCI card

I installed new daughter cards for a parallel port and a telephone modem on the PCI bus of my computer. The lspci command reveals that the system sees the cards but I don't know which config file I ...
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Insert a new host into dhcpd.conf

This is my first post on this forum. I need a little advice on how I add an entry host to our dhcpd.conf file. I have +50 servers, that I need to add this fixed MAC-address into to and it's a hassle ...
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where does flatpak packages store their configuration files?

I use flatpak to install some applications on my machines for different reasons, now I want to copy my configurations (my home folder hidden directories and files) to a new disk to install linux on ...
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xfconf-query: create property for a plugin: Property X does not exist on channel Y

I'm trying to configure the XFCE clock plugin to use a custom format but getting Property "/plugins/plugin-12/digital-format" does not exist on channel "xfce4-panel". $ xfconf-...
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tmux configuration: command output substitution doesn't

I am trying to make parts of my .tmux.conf file conditional depending on the kind of system I'm on. For a start, I want one part to only be processed on MacOS. The man page says that I can use the #(...
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How do you change sink priority and port priority?

How are they determined? Is there some relation in between them? Some sinks might not have ports at all but they still have sink priority. Can these priorities be configured by user or superuser? Are ...
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How to config static route from two subnets to firewall

Well, one picture for thousand words. 3 private subnets: +-----+ +-----+ | PC2 | | PC3 | ...
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Installing GCC4.8.5 on CentOS8 using GCC8.5

I am trying to install GCC4.8.5 under CentOS 8 using GCC 8.5. Here's what I did Get the compiler and its dependencies wget ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gcc/gcc-4.8.5/gcc-4.8.5.tar.gz tar zxf gcc-4.8.5.tar.gz ...
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SSH config /localhost and remote?

I've read on ssh, and I have my setup to use ssh with OpenWrt, I use key in .ssh + my config file in .ssh but if I want to use also ssh server as localhost, what I've read is that I should setup also ...
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What permissions are needed on the tmux.conf file

I have my dotfiles on GitHub. My tmux.conf sits in ~/code/.dotfiles/.config/tmux/tmux.conf. In my ~/.config I have an alias, like so: lrwxrwxrwx 42 j j 2 Feb 11:00 tmux -> /home/j/code/....
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Automatic rollback of broken configuration changes?

I run a headless home server and sometimes need to make configuration changes that have the potential to break remote access. Is there a tool or system service that can be set to define what ...
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Force alsa midi client ids definitely & session-wide

I get an alsa midi client application (A) which connects to other alsa midi client applications (x,y,z…) using their midi client id. (v.g. not the client name). The way client application ids are ...
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GRUB boots to cli on bootup

I have a linux system, and I just installed grub on it and generated a configfile. When I boot the computer up, it boots to a grub prompt but I can type configfile (hd0,msdos1)/boot/grub/grub.cfg and ...
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What's the best way to trace all the changes I've made to my system files over the years?

As I imagine a lot of Linux users do, over the years I've followed the advice of countless different threads, blogposts, videos etc. and made various changes to system files in order to improve my ...
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Matching both user and host simultaneously in SSH config

So, I have a bunch of machines I manage, where I've aliased each of them for ease of access. This looks like this for each of them in the ssh client config: Host MACHINE-1075 M1075 m1075 1075 User ...
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How do you use the `postconf -Me ...` option?

I'm trying to use the postconf(1) command to add a new entry to the master.cf file like so: $ sudo postconf -e -M 'submission/inet=private=n unpriv=- chroot=y wakeup=- maxproc=-...
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ranger chain commands in config

I am using ranger as my terminal file manager and now that I understand the basics, I wanted to get a bit deeper into customizing the rc for my purposes. One thing I like to do is to map a command to ...
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remove useless dot files in Linux

Hi :D I had alot of packages that are removed now( im using manjaro so i deleted them with pamac ), but their dot files or their config folder in ~/.config folder still remains, its not a big deal ...
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ALSA with sound mixing (dmix?) and microphone with internal and USB device

Problem I would like to get audio to work with ALSA: with sound mixing (I.e. sound output can be used by multiple applications at once. Otherwise, some applications will immediately reserve audio ...
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Load pk11 module with javaws/JRE

I need to use a java applet to cryptographically sign documents at work, but currently I'm not able to under linux. I am using Fedora 35 with Gnome 41 and have managed to load the pk11 module into my ...
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During any upgrade, and even upgrading my Linux major version, should I reply: "replace configuration files" or "keep them" when I'm asked for?

I'm about to upgrade from Debian 10 to 11. During this step, and like when I do common apt-get upgrade or dist-upgrade, I'm expecting to receive a lot of questions: "Do you want to replace or to ...
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Add parameter to existing config file if present

Using a script I want to modify the /etc/pam.d/common-session file based on the existing value: if session required pam_mkhomedir.so exist, then add skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022 if it's not ...
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Password policy not working on root user on Debian

/etc/pam.d/common-password # here are the per-package modules (the "Primary" block) password requisite pam_pwquality.so retry=3 minlen=10 ucredit=-1 dcredit=-1 maxrepeat=3 ...
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Create parent directories when using shell redirect

In Zsh, the following fails: $ echo hi > /tmp/this/path/does/not/exist/out.txt zsh: no such file or directory: /tmp/this/path/does/not/exist/out.txt Obviously the problem is that > cannot ...
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How to set keyboard repeat delay in Weston

I'm working on a platform with Wayland & Weston and I so far only have the Wayland-Terminal application installed. I can start it but it's unusable because I cannot type a single letter, it ...
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How to comment part of line in linux config file

Suppose I have a config file named: test.conf with following content block1 { line1 condition1 This is line 1 } block2 { line2 condition2 This is line 2 } Now I want to comment some part of "...
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How to export thunderbird profile (Ubuntu to Manjaro)?

I want to export my thunderbird profile from my Ubuntu machine to my new laptop running Manjaro. I thought that copying my profile folder would suffice so on my Manjaro machine I executed: scp -r ...
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Ssh on unix, ssh_config file not working

I use ssh on my mac and I was deleting know hosts in the /ssh folder. Unfortunately the ssl package stopped working because of my ssh_config. I am a little unsure how to fix this, I have tried using ...
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Using ssh authentication with a custom application

I have a custom command line script that I want the users to access over SSH. For example when the user logs in with ssh user@server the user should be able to interact with the command line ...
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Write logs to specifc file in linux

I have logs coming from my stormshield firewall to my debian server looking like this : 92.168.2.253 → 12.12.4.58 Syslog 758 USER.WARNING: 1 2021-12-22T10:45:38+01:00 FW-STORMSHIELD asqd - - - \357\...
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how did get.code-industry.net land in my in /etc/hosts

I looked into my hosts file just now and saw this : 0.0.0.0 get.code-industry.net I don't remember putting that in and I don't like the look of it at all. Any idea what it's about and how it got ...
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modprobe mwifiex doesn't support Marvell 8786's USB version, but the SDIO

I needed a small (in-home) Access Point and remembered having saved a Marvell K20326 with an 88W8786U. After some research, I found that the mwifiex driver was the one indicated, which I 'insmod'ed ...
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Change tmux session specific configuration dynamically

I am willing to have my tmux (version 3.1c) loading its configuration based on the session. I already looked at this post and this one and really liked this answer using the hooks: set-hook -g after-...
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In Linux kernel - is commenting out a line in .config file equal to set it to "=n"?

In the Linux kernel .config file, is setting a configuration to "n" having the same effect as commenting out the entire row? for example: CONFIG_TEST=n and # CONFIG_TEST
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Is there a difference between .gtk_bookmarks of GTK 3.0 and previous versions?

What i have done on my machine is to link home directory .gtk_bookmarks to the place where GTK 3.0 uses it: $ ls -l .gtk-bookmarks lrwxrwxrwx 1 va va 25 Dec 3 10:43 .gtk-bookmarks -> .config/gtk-...
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Use jq to update property of object that contains other property with specific value

Using jq, is it possible to update values of an object with a specific value is some other property? In the example below I'd like to set the value of the "value" property of all objects ...
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Nagios Core 3.5 change Date format

How can the Date/Time format that Nagios uses everywhere be changed to YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS?
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sshd: "no hostkey alg" fixed but still confused

Apparently Fedora 35 does not list ssh-rsa in HostKeyAlgorithms or PubkeyAcceptedKeyTypes so trying to ssh from an old CentOS 6 machine yielded an error: $ ssh as1s16.intra.corp.us no hostkey alg So ...
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Calcurse cant sync with Nextcloud

Hello I've recently setup a nextcloud instance with a calendar and wanted to sync my calcurse with it. This is my calcurse-caldav config(password, username and hostname obviously changed): [General] ...
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Set custom shell history file [duplicate]

How to set an alternative path for the zsh history file instead of the default ~/.zsh_history?
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The VGA port and Mini DP are not working simultaneously on Kali Linux

I have a Lenovo T430 that supports both the VGA port and a mini Display Port on it. I have Kali Linux installed on the bare-metal. Having got two monitors attached at the same time with the respective ...
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