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Running a cron job manually and immediately

(I have already read How can I test a new cron script ?.) I have a specific problem (cron job doesn't appear to run, or run properly), but the issue is general: I'd like to debug scripts that are ...
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How do I create a symbolic link in Windows?

Windows Vista added the ability to create symbolic links to files and directories. How do I create a symbolic link and what are the current consumer and server versions of Windows that support it?
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How to override/update a symlink?

I am trying to use symbolic links. I did some reading and found the following commands: Creation -> ln -s {/path/to/file-name} {link-name} Update -> ln -sfn {/path/to/file-name} {link-name} ...
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Moving an already-running process to Screen

My office job routinely sees me connected to a Linux box via VNC. Sometimes I start a remote job on the console, and realize later that it runs much longer than expected. (Should have started that ...
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How to recover from “Too many Authentication Failures for user root”

I've done several attempts to establish SSH-connecton for user root@host using putty terminal. While doing so I specified wrong credentials several times and after that I've specified them correctly, ...
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Where to set java heap options (e.g. -Xmx) for Tomcat 6 under Ubuntu 9.04?

I'm running Tomcat using the tomcat6 package from Ubuntu 9.04, which makes a daemon out of Tomcat using jsvc. I'd like to know the proper way to set Java heap options like -Xmx for Tomcat. I'd like to ...
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Linux (mv or cp) specific files from a text list of files?

I have a directory of many files, something like 50,000 pdf's and other files on a server. I need to move specific ones to another directory. I can generate a list of the files that need to be moved ...
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How do I add Access-Control-Allow-Origin in NGINX?

How do I set the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header so I can use web-fonts from my subdomain on my main domain? Notes: You'll find examples of this and other headers for most HTTP servers in the ...
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how to set global PATH on OS X?

I'd like to append to the global PATH variable on OS X so that all user shells and GUI applications get the same PATH environment. I know I can append to the path in shell startup scripts, but those ...
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For Loop counting from 1 to n in a windows bat script

I need to run a windows command n times within a bat script file. I know how to do this in various programming languages but cannot manage to get it right on the windows command line :-( I would ...
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How to get the url of the current svn repo?

I have 2 svn checkouts that someone setup for me. Now I need to check these same files on another computer, but since I didn't check them out initially I don't know the urls to use when running the ...
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500 error on fresh install of IIS and PHP

When attempting to run a PHP file on Windows server 2012 and IIS, I keep getting a 500 error. I cannot find any detailed logs or anything. However, when going to PHP Manager for IIS and click check ...
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RSA certificate configured for SERVER does NOT include an ID which matches the server name

I recently started a LAMP server (all the latest versions) w/ WordPress on it, and I'm trying to install a SSL certificate that I recently purchased. When I restart apachectl, error_log gives me this: ...
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How to view status of software RAID 1 resynching?

I have two 500 GB disks and yesterday I mirrored first drive to the second one using software RAID 1. PC has now been on for 30 hours. Both disks say "Resynching", but there is no progress indicator. ...
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How do I get apt-get to ignore some dependencies?

How do I make apt-get ignore some dependencies? For example, I wanted to install mailx so I can use it to send email from cron scripts/report-generating tools. However, installing mailx also installs ...
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How do I clear Chrome's SSL cache?

I have a HAProxy / stunnel server that handles SSL for our sites on AWS. During testing, I created a self-signed cert on this server and hit it from my desktop using Chrome to test that stunnel was ...
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How do I verify the speed of my NIC?

I just installed a new gigabit network interface card (NIC) in Linux. How do I tell if it is really set to gigabit speeds? I see ethtool has an option to set the speed, but I can't seem to figure ...
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How do i find out what my IP Address of my MySQL host is?

I have a free domain running at x10hosting (x10.bz), and I want to find out the IP Address of my MySQL host for it, so I can contact the MySQL database from another host. I've already added that host ...
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What is ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services)?

So I've been told that our PHP application may need to support authentication using ADFS. For a non-Microsoft person, what is ADFS? How does it differ to things like LDAP? How does it work? What ...
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How to configure basic authentication in Apache httpd virtual hosts?

I'm trying to configure mercurial access using Apache http. It requires authentication. My /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/mercurial looks like this: NameVirtualHost *:8080 <VirtualHost *:8080> ...
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How do I find out which devices are on a network?

How do I scan a network to find out which devices are on it? (I'd be happy with a list of MAC addresses and IPs.) For example, lets say I'm at work and want to be sure that there are no unknown ...
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Windows command prompt: how to get the count of all files in current directory?

What command would you use in cmd.exe to find the number of files in the current directory? Is there a powershell option here? Update: I was hoping to avoid dir, as I know there are 10,000+ files in ...
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Why is “chmod -R 777 /” destructive?

This is a Canonical Question about File Permission and Why 777 is "destructive". I'm not asking how to fix this problem, as there are a ton of references of that already on Server Fault (reinstall ...
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How do I determine what my DHCP server is?

I have a sad network left behind by some careless admins - I am in process of figuring out exactly what services are running where, not excluding the possibility that some services are running from ...
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What is the recommended size for a Linux /boot partition?

What is the recommended size for a Linux /boot partition? And is it safe to not have a /boot partition? I see some servers don't have a /boot partition while some servers have a 128 MB /boot ...
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Poodle: Is disabling SSL V3 on server really a solution?

I've been reading all day about the Poodle vulnerability and it I am bit confused now vs Security and Revenue. If I disable SSL V3 on Server (SSL V2 and V3 both will be disabled for Apache) clients ...
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how to disable SSH login with password for some users?

On Linux (Debian Squeeze) I would like to disable SSH login using password to some users (selected group or all users except root). But I do not want to disable login using certificate for them. edit:...
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how to fix corrupt, not cleanly closed and upgrade needing tables in mysql

When I restart mysql server in Debian, I always have the below messages. How to make the messages disappear or fix the problem/corrupted tables? debian:~# /etc/init.d/mysql restart Stopping MySQL ...
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Renewing SBS2011 Exchange Self-Signed Certificate w/o changing home page in IE?

On a previous server when we used the built in SBS wizard to renew the certificate it worked, however it reset all of the computers on the domain's IE home page to companyweb. Is there a way to do ...
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Where to check log of sendmail?

I can't send out emails, need to look into the logs, but where is the log?
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How can I check /dev/xvda1?

On login to EC2 (Ubuntu) instance, I see *** /dev/xvda1 should be checked for errors *** I can't fsck /dev/xvda1 because it is mounted, and sudo umount /dev/xvda1 fails because it is in use. lsof ...
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How to enable MySQL logging?

I am running MySQL 5.0.45 on OS X 10.6.1 and I cannot get MySQL to log anything. I am debugging an application and need to see all queries and errors. I added to the etc/my.cnf: [mysqld] bind-...
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How do I install an rpm that complains about rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1?

Im trying to install an rpm file on CentOS 5 and Im not sure how to resolve this issues it brings up: $ rpm --install epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm warning: epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/...
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Deploying VM from vmdk / vmx file

I have a vmdk file and vmx file (and all the other files from someone elses datastore) copied onto my own data store. If I try to deploy from the vmx file, I get a vm with the name "unknown # (invalid)...
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How do I change the privileges for MySQL user that is already created?

I understand how to create a new user with privileges, but what is the correct way to change privileges for users that are already created? We are running a DB audit and some of the users have way ...
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Enforcing lock screen after idle time via GPO

I run a network of computers and I would like enforce a GPO which locks the screen after a predefined idle time. I can't find this setting, I can only find a screen saver idle time setting, how can I ...
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Unknown/unsupported storage engine: InnoDB | MySQL Ubuntu

I recently upgraded from the previous LTS Ubuntu to Precise and now mysql refuses to start. It complains of the following when I attempt to start it: ╰$ sudo service mysql restart stop: Unknown ...
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How does ServerName and ServerAlias work?

It's the following part of a virtual host config that I need further clarification on: <VirtualHost *:80> # Admin email, Server Name (domain name), and any aliases ServerAdmin example@...
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How to install Active Directory Users and Computers for Windows 2008

I want to install the administration tools on a Windows Server 2008 (R1) machine. On Windows 2003 you installed adminpak.msi, but I can't find such a file for 2008. Is this a "feature" in Server ...
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How can I monitor hard disk load on linux

Is there a good command line utility to monitor hard disk load on linux? Something like top but then monitoring disk activity i.s.o. cpu usage. More specifically, I suspect that for some (heavy load) ...
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Connecting to MySQL from PHP is extremely slow

I just did a fresh install of XAMPP. When first opening PHPMyAdmin I noticed it was extremely slow. It didn't make sense that on localhost it should take almost 5 seconds for every page to open. I ...
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How to restore/import an Oracle database from dmp file?

I've recently recieved the dump file of the soon to be migrated Oracle Database. I've installed Oracle 10g and now i need to restore the original database. Can anyone give me a step to step ...
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how to restart/clear memcache without restarting the whole web server?

/opt/eduserver/eduserver gives me options: Usage: /opt/eduserver/eduserver {start|stop|startphp|startwww|startooo|stopphp|stopwww|stopooo|restartphp|restartwww|restartooo|status|restart|reload|...
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When does /tmp get cleared?

I'm taking to putting various files in /tmp, and I wondered what the rules on deleting them are? I'm imagining it's different for different distributions, and I'm particularly interested in Ubuntu ...
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MySQL lowering wait_timeout value to lower number of open connections

I run a rather busy site, and during peek hours I see over 10.000 open connections to my database server on my webserver when a run a netstat command. 99% of the connections are in the TIME_WAIT state....
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How to check if hardware RAID is configured?

I have several servers running Windows 2008 and Red Hat 5 that are capable of hardware RAID. How do I check that hardware RAID is configured?
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How to filter http traffic in Wireshark?

I suspect my server has a huge load of http requests from its clients. I want to measure the volume of http traffic. How can I do it with Wireshark? Or probably there is an alternative solution using ...
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How do I configure proxy settings for LOCAL SYSTEM?

If I edit Proxy Settings through the Control Panel, the settings are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable and ...\ProxyServer. These ...
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Nginx + php-fpm “504 Gateway Time-out” error with almost zero load (on a test-server)

After debugging for 6-hours - I am giving this up :| We have a nginx+php-fpm+mysql in LAN with almost 100 wordpress (created and used by different designers/developers all working on test wordpres ...
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Send ctrl-alt-del to nested RDP session

Is there a way to send the ctrl-alt-del command to an RDP session (W2K8 R2) inside another RDP session (W2K8 R2) without the fist session catching it? ctrl+alt+end and ctrl+alt+shift+end do not reach ...