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Linux process management

I started a long running background-process (dd with /dev/urandom) in my ssh console. Later I had to disconnect. When I logged in, again (this time directly, without ssh), the process still seemed to ...
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Unix command to suspend a job while there is console activity?

I want to do a large disk transfer, which slows down responsiveness of my system. What I want is a Unix command that will only run the command after I have been idle at the console for a few minutes. ...
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Dumping a Linux console scrollback buffer?

We would like to save the output of a program run on a Linux console which spans many lines. Unfortunately it wasn't logged or run under screen, or any other way that lets us easily capture the ...
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How to enable multiple virtual consoles on linux?

I'm new to linux so I have no clue how to do this (couldn't find it on the web). I'm running a LAMP Virtual Machine and when I press ALT-F2, F3 etc.. to use a Virtual Console I get a blank screen (all ...
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What is a a good serial-to-USB adapter?

Serial ports on devices are still used for many things, especially on network devices. However, most modern laptops no longer have serial (aka "COM") ports. So what I'm curious about is: what is a ...
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Cannot run “Automation Anywhere” exe files from console (session 0) on Windows Server 2003 64 bit

I have a simple exe created from an Automation Anywhere task that displays a message box saying hello world. I created this simple exe just for debugging the following issue. When I log in to the ...
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Rescuing a buggered console

Once in a while, you'll get some output in your console that causes it to go haywire. In some cases, you can't enter text, in others you can enter text but it looks like the Cyrillic alphabet. Is ...
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Tail multiple remote files

Is there a way to remote tail 2 files? I have two servers(a and b) behind a load balancer and I would like to do something like this if possible: tail -f admin@serverA:~/mylogs/log ...
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BladeCenter console keyboard layout

We have an IBM BladeCenter T with 4 blades, which is connected to an IBM Rack Console via a D-Link 8-port KVM. The BladeCenter also has it's own internal KVM. Several other servers are also connected ...
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Serial console over GSM - Are there such devices?

I just lost a server by restarting the network interfaces. Then i got the following idea: A small GSM device with an RS232 connector I want to connect the serial console to the device, and in case ...
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What does “virtual consoles” in the ubuntu installer stand for?

I am installing ubuntu server in a vmware vm. In the expert installer there is this question (i guess this is the same in the debian installer): Please enter a space delimited list of virtual ...
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Web based console connections not working in Windows 7 posted: Jan 20, 2010 8:55 AM

For slightly complicated reasons we tend to give people console access to VMs via the webui. This has worked fine in the past, however when the users update their client machines to Windows 7 (or ...
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switch solaris 9 sparc console to ttya from screen without a reboot

We have a Sun Netra that someone booted with a monitor connected to the VGA output and the console went to screen. I'd like to switch that to serial without a reboot, I tried eeprom ...
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What is a simple & common command line tool to show network usage on a Linux machine?

I'm looking for a simple command line linux tool that will show me the current network usage, the same way top displays CPU usage. What is the most standard tool (I can't install new things on the ...
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Defining hosts in sudoers file

I want to edit my sudoers file so users have different privileges based on where they are logging in from. I want to have 3 different locations: External network(internet), internal(local lan) and the ...
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configuring linux console email client to check attachments

I need to configure a IMAP4 capable (console-based) email client to - check and edit the name of an attachment ("contains umlauts?" -> change character รค to ae) - delete emails that don't fit certain ...
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How to bind action to ctrl-f1 in screen?

I know I can do: bindkey "...." action where .... is what i get by typing ctrl-v and then ctrl-f1. but it looks bad, contains bad characters (^[), and is generally not cool. when binding to f1, i ...
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How to configure UNIX or Linux for administration via serial connection

How can I configure my UNIX or/and Linux PC with COM port to support serial console connections? I would like to connect my notebook to that PC via a console cable and manage the PC with terminal ...
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How to change DNS server IP address

How can I change the DNS server IP address in Windows XP from command line? I don't want to do it from UI every time I need since it requires a lot clicks.
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Xen console access from the web

Slicehost offers this, but I was wondering if there is a program out there that will do this (make a domU console available in a web browser). If not, where would you start in putting together one?
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Disable usage of console-kit-daemon in Ubuntu

I administrate several Ubuntu 9.04 servers, and everytime I log in, I get the Landscape utility printout with server stats, etc. I really don't need this and it slows down my logins considerably. ...
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Utility to send a command to multiple terminals?

A while ago when I did a lot more system admining, there was a little utility that would send a command to multiple terminals that I had open. So essentially I could ssh into three different servers, ...
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Running a scheduled task as SYSTEM with console window open

I am auto creating scheduled tasks with this line within a batch windows script: schtasks /Create /RU SYSTEM /RP SYSTEM /TN startup-task-%%i /TR %SPEEDWAY_DIR%\%TARGET_DIR%%%i\%STARTUPFILE% /SC ...
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FreeBSD Virtual consoles hang

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2 on a relatively new Dell Desktop, and when I switch between virtual consoles (ALT-f1, f2 etc) it works the first few times, but then just stops. It doesn't matter which ...
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Ubuntu Server: Don't see my input in terminal

I have a problem with my Ubuntu server. I start a new remote ssh session (from windows putty or ubuntu client) to my server. After a while (I think it is when I hide the console window), my input is ...
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Sending ^Z to a process on a Xen Console?

I have a Xen server with some VMs on it. I'm using xm console to view it and run some programmes. However I wanted to put the process in the background, and pressed ^Z (control Z) by habit, but that ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) Terminal Screwey

CTRL+A, for example, is printing "^A" instead of returning my cursor to the start of the line. This happens via ssh, in a screen session, or on the hard console. $TERM shows either xterm or linux ...
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Non-blinking block-cursor in Windows XP command-prompt?

Purpose I normally work in many UNIX-like environments using Xterm. I have grown fond of the non-blinking block-cursor it uses. In fact, I have grown so accustomed to it (especially in Vi) that it ...
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stdout to gnu screen copy buffer

Is there a command in GNU Screen to direct standard output to the copy buffer I've been doing alot of work with files, it's great to copy and past the filenames I want into commands e.g. ls | grep ...
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Globally Coloring the Terminal by Regex

I know many programs use color - (vim, ack, color-ls to name a few) but there are still many cases where you're stuck with black and white. There are scripts that will color output based on regular ...
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Better editing and copy paste abilities for cmd.exe/windows console

Is there any interface that'll make cmd.exe (or for that matter any "console" application) more friendly ? I'm thinking easier copy/paste abilities and more powerful command editing , more like a ...
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Powershell screen buffer

i am using Windows Powershell, and just wondered if there is a way to scroll through the screen buffer (like for example in UNIX bash with SHIFT + PgUp / SHIFT + PgDn). I know the there is a "more" ...
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Possibilities of connecting to linux box console without network

Having to manage a couple of remote dedicated servers, working with network related stuff can be quite stressful. Is there any possible way I could connect to those boxes (possibly via third box) and ...
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Is there a folder size tool for linux? (web-based or working on console)

I have a debian server which has a lot of user folders and I would like to have a tool like FolderSize application in Mac, where i can check the filesystem by filetype or foldersize (or whatever ...
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Why does running kate in ubuntu hardy give me errors?

Running kate on the command line in ubuntu hardy works but prints a bunch of junk to the screen like: kbuildsycoca running... it's really annoying. anyone know how to fix it?
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xrvt/xterm flickers in Ubuntu when using screen

I have xrvt running with the screen command, but it flickers every time I press, say the right arrow key. (It flickers white). Any ideas as to why? Ps. Gnome terminal is hard to set up with 6x13 ...
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Running a console application on connection

I hope this is the right forum for this, and excuse the naive question. I would like to provide an "guest" login to a (non-dedicated) linux server and run just one console application. The user ...
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Linux: open serial(COM1) line to manage Switch through console

Cat you help please) I have connected switch to PC with serial cable and i want to manage it. What utility i can use to open serial line and manage switch through console? On windows i used ...
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server 2003 r2 console login hangs with grey screen, server continues to work properly though

i have a server 2003 member server in a domain that hangs on local console login and under remote desktop connection (rdc). i have disconnected sessions on that server from command line on another ...
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MKS Errors on ESX

I have several ESX 3/3.5 servers (a few standalone 3.01 and the cluster is all 3.5) and every now and then I get an MKS error when accessing a VM console (10% of VM's). Looking on the VMWare forums ...
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Opensuse 11.1 console won't wake up after suspend

I run my home machine at runlevel 3, as I use Nomachine to remote into it from my laptop. I use s2ram --force to suspend it at night. When I power it back on, everything works fine - my NX Session is ...
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OSX terminal running a command in a single window

I use my OS X machine to administer a couple of servers and like to keep open terminal.app to do this. I have my profile so i get a few tabs open as i open the terminal.app, is it possible to assign ...
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Open a VMware Server 2.0 console with just one click

Currently you have to login to the VMware Infrastructure Web Access GUI, select the VM, and then open the console. Is it possible to open a console with one click or one command?
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Is there an alternative console for administering websites in IIS6?

I've used many web site hosting services in the past and I've grown very comfortable with the web based site administration tools. Does anyone have a recomendation for a replacement for IIS Managment ...
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How to remote control Windows?

Is there a way to remote control a Windows machine as easy as I do with my other Linux pcs through SSH? I'm currently using a FTP server for files but I prefer the way I can manage my other linux ...
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Replacement for Windows command console

I'm not a sysadmin, but I use a Windows 2003 server at work fairly often for testing purposes, and I'm always annoyed by the limitations of the standard Windows console terminal. Is there some ...