Unix is a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs.

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red5 server installation could not resolve dependencies issue

I am trying to install Red5 server on my dedicated VPS server. My server is Ubuntu 12.04. I'm doing my installation over SSH in Terminal on Mac. I have Java 7 JDK and JRE installed. I am doing ...
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Command Run Differently Depending on How Logged In? [migrated]

Is there a way to have one command run differently, depending on the manner in which one is logged into the session launching it? Basically, we have a command that when run, launches vim to display ...
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how to backup/sync and zipped ftp content to local drive (unix)

I know we can use the lftp command with "repeat mirror" flag but the files mirrored are not zipped so it will require huge local storage, what is the workaround/alternative? cheers
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how to find proces which is pinging localhost

How can you find the process issuing ping to localhost? While it is not script, where the ping command can be simply grep from process table. I have used wireshark, but it is of no help to find out ...
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Dangers of closing file descriptors

In the Stack Overflow question Check if a program exists from a bash script the accepted answer notes that closing stderr is dangerous: (minor side-note: some will suggest 2>&- is the same ...
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Oracle external authentication from application server via sqlplus client

can we perform the external authentication (sqlplus / ) via sqlplus client from unix application server in oracle 10g or we must login to oracle database server to perform this ?
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current disk space status from multiple unix server [duplicate]

I am trying to get the details of disk space from around 100 unix server. All servers required different credential to access. This is the script I have found. for i in <server list> do echo ...
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Firewall: allow all traffic from sources authenticated via. an open ssh connection

I'm looking for a way to avoid the editing of the firewall rules all the time on test and dev servers. I don't want to open up all ports. So I thought maybe there is a way to allow all traffic from ...
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Can a Node.JS program write to disk if it is ran as a user without root privileges?

I am about to set up a VPS with a user that lacks root privileges. I also have a Node.JS server that writes files to the disk. If I run this program/server without root privileges, will it still be ...
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How can I automate the retrieval and usage of passwords from within a script?

We have automated scripts that access certain devices and are getting the passwords for the devices from a root-read-only plain-text file. Is there some kind of architecture we can use so that we can ...
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How update passwords of user's already existing in ldap? [closed]

I want to update passwords [user's already existing in ldap] of the user by importing data from /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow. How to achieve this? I will give the overview of my setup. Nodes user ...
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How can I add an X-header to unix mailx?

I am attempting to add the x-header X-APP-VOLT: Yes to the header of my email with a .tar attachment. I only have access to usr/sbin/sendmail and mailx. I do not have root access so I can't download ...
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Apache Web Server Virtual Hosting

i'm making a apache web server with two virtual host, i have a DNS Server caching-only on my other centos 6 minimal VM, the IP Address of my Apache Server is 192.168.1.9, when i try to browse that IP ...
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Should I rather explicitly run programs in foreground (instead as a daemon), or `expect fork` when configuring upstart daemons?

Many programs allow to be run either in daemon mode (which is usually the default), or explicitly run it in foreground with a flag such as -f. Now when configuring upstart to run programs like this, ...
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unexpected end of file error in script file

#!/bin/sh # Host = ############### Port = #### email_id="##################" email_sub="######" # if ping -q -c 5 $Host >/dev/null then result_host="Successful" else result_host="Not ...
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what is the the difference between all the NSS caching daemons?

I would like to see a comparison between nscd (part of glibc), unscd, nsscache, sssd and nss-pam-ldapd. Those are all the alternatives to nscd that i could find in Debian... Our setup is that we ...
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Restoring AIX ufsdump on another Unix system

I've previously tried to restore from an AIX mksysb image (question here). I managed to find another set of nightly AIX backups that look to have been made with ufsdump: # mt -t /dev/rmt/1h rew # dd ...
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Can't execute files in particular directories

We are encountering a bizarre issue were non-root users are unable to execute any files (scripts or binaries) in certain directories. This transcript demonstrates the issue: [root@b6 /]# mkdir q ...
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Unix user and group server management solution [closed]

I am looking for a piece of software designed to manage users and groups across several linux platforms. So far all I have come up with is LDAP and a GUI called phpldapadmin. Both seem really dated. ...
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Sendmail is taking huge amount of CPU [duplicate]

My dedicated server is slowing down since 2 days. I checked the RPM and the CPU usage has gone from less than 10% to more than 50%. Rebooting the server didn't help. So, I tried top command: top - ...
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Restore of AIX backup on other Unix system

I have two old AIX backup tapes box labelled "System Image" that I need to recover a few files from. I've tried to extract them using tar (Solaris and Gnu) and cpio with no success. I then ...
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rsync: syncing source folders with deletion, leave existing destination folders alone

I am dealing with the following folder structures on both ends of the rsync: Source Controllers Plugins - Plugin1 - Plugin2 - Plugin3 Models Destination Controllers Plugins - Plugin4 - Plugin5 - ...
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BNF diagram for sudo file

How can I generate a (BNF) railroad diagram for /etc/sudoers file? I know the sudoers manpage has Extended Backus-Naur Form informations. Also, there are some tools to generate such diagrams (see ...
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php-fpm does not work me exec or shell_exec

I have OpenBSD 5.6 and php-fpm, nginx. Is chrooted by default on /var/www I try:(test.php) <?php if(function_exists('exec')) { echo "exec is enabled"; }else{ // it's not echo "exec is ...
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AWK + Host lookup

Currently using the following line to get top 20 ips sorted by requests: grep 'GET /' /var/log/nginx/access.log | awk '{ print $1 }' | sort -n | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -20 Output: 575 ...
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Extracting the date of the latest message from an mbox file

How would I go about extracting the "Date:" header for the latest received message in an mbox file? Note that it's not simply an issue of grep'ing for the latest occurrence of "^Date:", since it ...
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How to convert DER formatted public key file to PEM form

I need to use the PEM formatted public key for some purpose, but not finding the command which can convert DER formatted public key to PEM formatted public key. The command I have used - openssl ...
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Run a script in /etc/motd [duplicate]

I'd like to run a python script when people log in to the server. I thought editing /etc/motd would be the best approach, but since it's only readable file, that won't work. I found pretty much ...
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What rsync options to use for the below mentioned scenario?

Greetings !!! This is regarding a specific requirement about rsync that we are trying to achieve. We have tried to achieve this by using various rsync options. However, we are encountering different ...
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sed replace unix path with variable that contain another unix path [closed]

I need to replace Unix path via sed with variable that contain another unix path in a bash script Example: another_unix_path=/another/unix/path sed -i 's/ \/some\/path\/file.txt/ ...
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error: no space left on device when saving file (but there is space)

I am implementing in ruby however when I want to save my work I get "Opening output file: no space left on device, /afs/edu/usr7/ael/p\ rivate/RUBY/inc.rb" When I checked if I got any space using ...
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sftp: get file by mtime

Objective: Connect to sftp server with very simple script using -b option, cd to directory and get file with the latest modified time or created time. I can connect and download *.csv but that may ...
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is it possible to combine files system from different servers and present it as one?

I have 3 physical servers (server01, server02 and server03) and local storage. I've created /app file system on all of three servers and mounted the storage there. I need to be able to combine /app ...
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cron job doesn't run under specific account

I have a crontab entry on my RHEL 5.4 system under the "oracle" account but it never seems to actually run. I have the following entry: * * * * * /home/oracle/blahblah.sh > /tmp/test.log ...
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Create a Windows shortcut on Unix [duplicate]

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to create Windows shortcuts on a Unix (BSD) machine. Can anyone point me to one? Thanks in advance.
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how to run nohup when prompted for password and/or input parameter

I typically use nohup like so: nohup ./myscript.sh 11111 > nohup.out & Where 11111 is an input parameter. In this case, the application is prompting for a password and I'm unable to use ...
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Not able to restrict the user to particular directory in unix

Below are the steps I performed: I created group sftponly. Added one user named sftpusers to that group. Added Subsystem sftp internal-sftp to file /etc/ssh/sshd_config Added this line to the file ...
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su: /bin/bash: Resource temporarily unavailable

Unable to switch user to postgres. Ulimit settings for postgres user is set with reasonable limits. We are not hitting max. No errors in /var/log/messages. Error: BETA -bash-4.2# sudo su - ...
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LUKS full disk encryption use keyfile instead of passphrase

I have enabled LUKS full disk encryption on an LVM volume while installing centos6.6, however it asks for a passphrase every time the OS is rebooted. I am now trying to use a key file according to ...
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Gitlab custom hook issues

I am implementing a custom gitlab hook. While some one pushes in master, I want to update a specific file. Then commit this change and push it to remote origin. The hook looks like below: ...
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VPS restarted for no reason. Why?

I have a VPS that runs a Java server, a redis server and a PostgreSQL server. Everything is running well but last night my server "crashed" at 3:15:50 AM. At least that's what I thought. I looked at ...
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Signing PE files under Unix

After a signing PE file under Unix using osslsigncode, the file has digital signature but running it under Windows UAC shows that Publisher is unknown. Did anyone else have a similar problem? What is ...
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How to import custom korn shell script into Nagios monitor

Our company is consolidating our monitoring solutions (WUG, Cacti, Zabbix) to Nagios. I have used Zabbix for years, and am trying to understand how to get Nagios to report on applications that I have ...
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ls hangs on NAS mount point

Frequently we are running into this problem. our NAS mount points works perfectly and all of sudden it hangs. when we go and do ls hangs the terminal. strace ls /srv/git hangs here ...
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Server ran out of HD room

A rogue script brought my centOS-based server to its knees and resulted in 0 bytes of HD room left. I since fixed the issue and everything seems to be running normally. So my question is, what ...
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In /etc/hosts is there something special about the first hostname for any given line?

I know that the first one is said to be canonical, but I don't fully understand the practical implications. This question was triggered by the man page for hostname -f, specifically when it says: ...
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OpenLDAP advanced ACL configuration

I have a multiple DITs in my OpenLDAP server. I made user cn=config the root so that cn=config has root access to all DITs (each DIT). In addition, there is a per-DIT administrator IDed as ...
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cp -p will preserve times for some files but not all?

I have a source directory on a machine with a bunch of files, all with the same permissions, that I want to copy to another directory, that is mounted via SMB. [tmark@dexter JR09141045 ...
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How do I configure nginx to have a server block pointing towards a django app?

Suppose I have an nginx server, with Django apps set up as "/djangoapps/exampleapp1/" and "/djangoapps/exampleapp2/". Suppose I just registered a domain "www.exampleapp2.com". How can I point ...
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Determine UNIX version without using uname command? [closed]

Is it possible to which flavor of UNIX a machine is running (AIX, HP-UX, etc.) without using uname command? If so, what other method/command is used to determine this?