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1answer
269 views

What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view? [closed]

What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view ? What specifically and significantly differs Linux from BSD (memory/resources/users management, other ...
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2answers
68 views

How to limit du output to a specific user?

I need to help a specific user, say alice, free up some disk space; but not all the user's files are in his home directory; many are in directories shared with other users. I'd like to have something ...
2
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1answer
159 views

GNU/Linux: SAS-disk detected as /dev/sg7 - not as /dev/sdb

I have just installed a SAS disk into a Debian server. It was detected correctly and everything was fine. Then I moved the SAS disk to a different Debian server, the same hardware model and running ...
3
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2answers
527 views

Using parallel to run script without input

I'm trying to run many instances of a script with GNU parallel, but the script takes no arguments. If I just execute 'parallel foo.sh' I get this: parallel: Warning: Input is read from the terminal. ...
3
votes
2answers
341 views

Bypass openvpn for particular ip

My desktop machine runs Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0 (which is basically a libre version of Ubuntu 12.04), and I use OpenVPN to connect to a commercial VPN provider for internet access. It currently routes ...
1
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2answers
110 views

Issues while untaring in Linux- tarball created from Solaris

I am getting an error- Unknown file type 'A', extracted as normal file while un-tarring a set of files which has acl permissions set. I had created the tar file in solaris as tar -cpfv ...
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3answers
250 views

Automatically power down home GNU/Linux server after 30 minutes of inactivity [closed]

I'd like my home GNU/Linux server to power down after 30 minutes of inactivity. For "activity", I'm thinking any new [CUPS] print jobs any requests to a locally running Apache server any activity ...
2
votes
1answer
203 views

Selenium server causes crazy load on box - how to prevent?

I'm running this linux: Linux host.themepark.com 2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 24 02:13:44 GMT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux And I run the Selenium stand-alone server on my ...
3
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1answer
548 views

how to list files that are NOT open using find command

I want to "list" all the files that are NOT open, within a certain directory using the GNU find command. Now, I am able to list the files that are open, but can't figure out a way to do the inverse of ...
2
votes
1answer
959 views

Will restarting the system flush BIND (named) cache?

Will restarting the system flush BIND (named) cache? I use GNU/Linux.
3
votes
1answer
142 views

send interrupt to window in screen

How can I send a interrupt to a window within screen. I have screen running with several windows. Each of the windows have processes running within them. I wish to be able to send and interrupt to ...
1
vote
2answers
736 views

GNU watch - how do I make it read my environment (aliases, functions, etc)

This one has been bugging me for a while: I want to use the marvelous GNU watch command to run a few custom aliases and functions that are defined in my .bashrc, but it is never able to run anything ...
2
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1answer
284 views

How to extend a selection in the linux console editors nano and pico?

How do I extend a selection in nano and pico with the keyboard, so I can move and copy blocks? Sorry, this is a question I would normally find out by myself but I have searched a lot in different ...
207
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33answers
70k views

How can I sort du -h output by size

I need to get a list of human readable du output. However, du does not have a "sort by size" option, and piping to "sort" doesn't work with the human readable flag. For example, running: du | sort ...