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Windows - How to remotely watch log files

I would like to look at some log files solely via the console on a standard Windows 7 machine. The logs are created by schedulded tasks and I find it a hazzle to use VNC for this purpose. What ...
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Connecting a USB laptop to a RJ45 serial port

We are about to get our first managed switch at work (Procurve 2520G-24-PoE), and this lowly programmer gets to put on his admin hat and try to configure it. The switch has an RJ45 serial port for ...
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Colour tail of Apache logs

Monitoring apache logs with tail –f tends gets very frustrating for the eyes after a while. Are there any tool/options to colorize the log outputs? Maybe signal FATAL with red, etc...
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how to connect to a switch connected to serial port

My computer and switch both are connected to network. I need to connect to the console port of switch via serial port on my computer. I am using ubuntu. How can I do that? How do I know whats the ...
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Scheduled Task to show console window when logged on but still run when not logged on

Is it possible (and if so, how) to set up a task (console application) in Server 2008 so that it'll run both when a user is logged in and when no user is logged in, AND - if the user is logged in (...
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ESXi :: Management Console on Private IP over VPN

I am successfully able to VPN in to our remote network and access vSphere management console over a private IP, thus locking down console management from outside world, nice. Problem is that vmKernel ...
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Gigabyte GA-6KIEH-RH | Serial Over LAN

It has been a while since I have worked with hardware and I am in the process of a scratch install of OpenSuSE 11.3. Before installing the OS, I want to make my server as headless as possible. My goal ...
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How to watch a server's HDD activity (opened files and simple hddled) in SSH?

I'd like to see if a hard disk is being actively used right now (a hddled-like indicator) and what particular files are being accessed. How can I achieve this in command line with SSH?
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Linux console is one row too far up (in framebuffer mode, not in X=

I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04. The console is one row too far up. I can't see the first line (the _ cursor is the only thing I can see from that line as it's too high up) and there is room for one ...
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Reverse bash console text flow

This is a bit of a weird question and I'm not sure that there is any easy answer to it but I am very interested in finding a solution. So when I work on a linux machine via a console I find that I am ...
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What does the @ symbol mean in a file's permission settings?

I'm on MacOSX, I did ln -s on a directory and these are the results: -rwxrwxr-x@ 1 shiki admin 970332 Mar 6 16:38 apc.so -rwxrwxr-x@ 1 shiki admin 653884 Mar 6 16:38 eaccelerator.so -rw-rw-r--...
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Multiplt session in win 2003

as far i know the rdp session is 2 session maximum in win 2003, is there any way i can connect 3 remote session concurrently ? also i tried many times to connect using the console mode, but it seem ...
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Ubuntu: move logs from /dev/tty8 to different terminal /dev/tty12 or get rid of it

I want to know how to move or get rid of /dev/tty8 log output in Ubuntu 9.10. /dev/tty7 is my regular X session. When I am switching user to test account where I can try and test setups and configs I ...
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IIS management console is not installed.It is necessery to install IIS 7.what to do?

Andrew, M facing the same problem.IIS Management console is not present under web management tool.Two options are there 1>IIS 6 management compatibility 2>IIS Management Scripts & Tools. checked ...
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Allow access to Linux Console

Suppose one is running an SSH session into a GNU/Linux box of a client and he asks you to see "what you are doing". How can you allow this other party to see what's going on in your session?
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How do I redirect/save the console to a file and keep it visible on the screen?

I want to save a program's output (stdout) to a file but still be able to see the output on the screen in realtime. I need a solutions for both Linux and Windows.
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Dell PowerEdge R410: System asks to press F1 or F2

We just installed an option card (PERC 6/i) into a brand-new Dell PowerEdge R410 and now the system does no unattended startup but instead asks me to press F1 to continue or F2 to enter system setup ...
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How do I permanently disable Linux's console screen saver, system-wide?

I've got an Ubuntu server that boots up in text mode. It rarely has a screen or keyboard attached to it, but when I do attach a screen, I usually have to attach a keyboard too, because the darn ...
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What commands are being sent to an exe?

I have an application that calls a console based application when I open a file. I would like to somehow "spy" on this console application so that when it gets called I would like to see what command ...
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RPM -> source files

how can i get files and scripts used inside rpm package?
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Capturing XEN Dom0 logs on Debian lenny?

I have a Dell server with Xen 3.2 (from Debian Lenny) running a Debian Lenny dom0. Since I am facing unexpected reboot without any clue in the debian logs, I would like to capture the Xen dom0 logs. ...
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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 output....
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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? [closed]

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 admin@serverB:~/...
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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 output-device=...
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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 ä 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 ...