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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Owner of directory set to 518?

I recently installed some PHP site on a server for a customer. A guy calls me up and tells me he can't seem to upload to the img directory. I went in and took a look at the owner of said directory. ...
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Closed source alternative to Linux? [on hold]

Is there any closed source alternative to Linux that's still actively used and developed? I'm looking for a good, expensive Unix-like OS please. The only other OS's that come to my mind are the ...
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screen in screen, detach only last one

I have strange issue on my hands. I have opened (GNU) screen for one serial console and in that same console I have opened another screen to another serial console. It was working but I am now ...
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My reverse zone doesn't work

I'm trying to configure my reverse zones on Centos server. I've read many articles and it looks like I'm doing everything right and don't know what to check or fix next. The following is a part of my ...
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Upload files from vsftpd ftp client in /tmp and once they are uploaded, move them to original folder

I'm having issues with my application. The scenario is that, there is a php cron which is running every 1 minute and it processes the uploads folder, wherein, files are uploaded via ftp ...
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need to make password less login for same linux server with same user [duplicate]

I need to make passwordless login for same linux server with same user. [airwide@eir ~]$ hostname -i 10.3.7.73 [airwide@eir ~]$ ssh airwide@10.3.7.73 airwide@10.3.7.73's password: how can make to ...
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How to delete older files in a folder in unix? [migrated]

Can anyone help me find the meaning of the below statement? I am new to Unix programming. find /sourcedirectory -mtime +2 -exec mv "{}" /destination/directory/ \;
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Is “sudo su -” considered a bad practice?

Background I know the difference between su -, sudo su -, and sudo <command>: su - - switches user to root, requires the root password sudo su - - switches user to root, requires only the ...
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Find Users without a password in UNIX AIX

I'm searching for a script that finds users who don't have a password. Could anybody please explain me the commands that are needed in such a script?
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TCP traceroute works fine but not UDP

So I ran into this issue where doing traceroute some-server.abc.com returned *** for multiple lines and finally reached maximum hops limit. Doing a traceroute -T some-server.abc.com works perfectly ...
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How to ignore a specific SMART error [migrated]

I get an email about the same SMART error every day. I'd like to configure the SMART daemon to ignore this specific error, but only this, since I still want to now if anything changes or gets worse. ...
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Unusual results returned by df, what caused it, how to fix?

Here is a copy-paste: root@****#df -h /var Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/md/dsk/d4 9.8G 8192E 0K 90204286294657% /var
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How can I copy files by creating symlinks?

I want to traverse a filesystem and copy parts of it to another filesystem by creating symlinks instead of copying anything. rsync would be ideal if it had something like a --local-copy-via-symlink ...
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No space left on device - wrong size

I'm running an FreeBSD dedicated server. I am getting messages that I have ran out of space on the device. df -h is saying that I have no space left but du -sh /* doesn't even show the directiories ...
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Unable to connect to localhost or local ip but can connect to other servers or websites

I have a server with nginx|bind|mysql installed, everything is working fine but I am unable to connect to localhost or any websites hosted on server. I tried pinging and wget and none of them work ...
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Unexpected EOF write error

We have a Sun Solaris 10 server that is failing to backup using tar to write to tape. tar cEf /dev/rmt/0cn . The complete error is tar: write error: unexpected EOF tar error code 2 The ...
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Configure range of virtual user names with same password

I would appreciate if there is anybody who can advise me if the following FTP configuration is possible. I need range of read-only users that follow this pattern: (_[0-9]{15}) e.g., ...
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sudo still ask for password when NOPASSWD is used

I read all sudo posts on serverfault, but I still cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. Normally I finally find the solution but not this time : I want apache user to be able to execute this ...
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Strange behavour of which in a shell script launched as a forked process

So I have a java process that is doing some automation. One of the things it has to do is find the JDK home on random machines. So I wrote a shell script to try and find the JDK home assuming that ...
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What exactly is a “SWAP FILE” when dealing with RAM in a Linux machine? [duplicate]

What is a swap file and what does it do? How do it increase the RAM and are there any downsides? Why use swap file vs. getting more RAM? Does swap file hurt the CPU IOPS? I understand that it some how ...
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How do I do 'mount --bind' in /etc/fstab?

I'm trying to figure out how to add "mount --bind /proc/ /chroot/mysql/proc" to /etc/fstab, but how can I to do this?
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I'm on Windows. How to get time of a remote linux host [closed]

I'm trying to find a Windows command that retrieves the current time of a remote Linux\UNIX host. I know I can use ssh but I'd like to know for alternatives that do not require user and password. ...
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Unix hosts file order

For a long time I never even noticed but I made wrong /etc/hosts configuration on many machines. The order by the manual: 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.168.1.10 foo.example.org foo ...
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Usergroups in LDAP: User and Group in same object

"Usergroups" are a common concept in UNIX, many Linux distributions (e.g. Debian) use it as default. It means that each user has its corresponding private group (e.g., User "alex" has also a group ...
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Password reset is not working

I am using krb5 authentication to authenticate users in my machine. I am trying to change my password using passwd command but it failed. ~:$ passwd ~:$ Changing Password for bharathi ~:$ Kerberos 5 ...
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Linux/Unix - /etc/sudoers - host definition

can anybody tell me in which case the sudo host definition is useful? I mean this part of a line in the sudoers file: bob host1 = NOPASSWD: reboot In which environment (except sudo via LDAP) do I ...
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Configure IPv6 on FreeBSD webserver

Seems I just can't nail the right rc.conf configuration for IPv6 on my FreeBSD 10 VPS. I'd like to go completely IPv6 and tutorials/instructions i followed aren't really working for me somehow. It's ...
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Send interactive zoning commands to Brocade switch

I have a Brocade FC switch that I'd like to do some zoning on. I have a build file with too many lines to copy-paste into a normal interactive session, and I have ssh set up with pre-shared keys ...
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Incoming tcp SYNs possibilities

This might be a general TCP question. Can I receive TCP SYN packet on an established connection OR a connection in TIME_WAIT state? Is is possible?
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Minicom Successive Address Dialing

I've been tasked with writing a script for the minicom connection utility that tests a series of numbers in its dialing directory, I have found the baked in scripting language to be near useless. I've ...
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Using pppd with a serial port?

I just need to send/receive a messages through a unix-socket with PPP. But at first I want to launch the pppd with an usual serial port to make sure I know how it works. As I see, if I bind a pppd to ...
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updating, upgrading debian linux server except a package

I was looking for a command line to update/upgrade my VPS with the exception of the web server software. I have Nginx v.1.4.7 on my VPS and don't want it to get updated/upgraded when I run any ...
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How do you configure X11 forwarding over SSH on AIX?

Here is what I've tried. I've edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the remote AIX system X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalhost yes as well as set $DISPLAY DISPLAY=localhost:10.0 export ...
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What should the permissions be on for PostgreSQL /data files?

I installed Postgres 9.3 from the osX binary. When I attempted to restart using pg_ctl restart, I received the following error: $ pg_ctl restart pg_ctl: could not open PID file ...
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Nginx possible bug with dashes (-) in server_name

The following Nginx (v 1.2.1) configuration server { listen 80; server_name aaa.example.com; root /var/www/aaa; } server { listen 80; server_name hello-world.example.com; ...
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Why would chmod give “No such file or directory” when running recursively?

I can change the permissions of the file directly: # chmod --changes --recursive ug+rwX /var/www/shared/tmp/cache/assets/BA0/280/sprockets%2F286302903364106648b609d708884f78 and I can also ...
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*NIX devices getting Permission Denied errors after downloading ~4/5MB of data on FreeNAS CIFS share

I have my FreeNAS (FreeNAS-9.2.0-RELEASE-x64 (ab098f4)) which is set to rwx for my FreeNAS user and can be anonymously accessed through my network. When copying stuff from my windows host I get no ...
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Changing default ownership for files created by a user

I gave user "jdoe" access to SCP files onto a Unix server hosting Wordpress. Files this user creates within the /var/www/Wordpress folder (and subfolders) need to be owned by www-data or at least the ...
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Copy directory tree without empty directories?

I have the following tree # upper letters = directory # lower letters = files A |-- B |-- C |-- D |-- e <= file |-- F |-- G I need to copy this tree to another destination, ...
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curl is giving wrong result via ssh

Curl is working fine on the node itself: [ec2-user@smokebase1 ~]$ curl -s -I --retry 3 --header 'Host: smoke-base.dev-test.com' ...
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how to configure firewall with “psad” utility to avoid port scan

I am trying to configure psad to stop port scanning and other attacks. Currently I have following rules set for my firewall which drops all incoming connection except port 22,80,443 and 3306. -A ...
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How to tell the difference between “No such file or directory” and “Permission Denied”

I'd rather not parse STDERR, but I can't think of another way to tell the difference, programmatically, between the two: $ ls /net/foo.example.com/bar/test /net/foo.example.com/bar/test: Permission ...
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keep in tar.bz2 original directory datetime

I'm looking for a solution to create a tar.bz2 file and keep the original folder timestamp. My solution is "touch -t {original timestamp}" file.tar.bz2 manuel@mfpanzuela:~$ ls -la drwxrwxr-x 2 ...
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Solaris 9: Degraded mirror unmanageable with raidctl after drive replacement

We have a pair of Sunfire v20z's (WITH LSI MPT raid) that have each had one drive in their mirrors die. bash-2.05# cat /etc/release Solaris 9 4/04 s9x_u6wos_08a x86 ...
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Redhat quitting process never works always have to kill it

I am working on a RedHat server creating a unicorn process. I have two sets of these processes being created. I am able to QUIT one of the process fine and do so over and over again create it and QUIT ...
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OSAS v4 Open Systems Accounting Software [closed]

My company recently purchased another company and along with it, came an old SCO Openserver (v5) running OSAS v4. We use TinyTerm as recommended to access this but no one knows how to use it. I've ...
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Unable to clear sendmail mqueue-client

drwxr-xr-x 2 smmsp smmsp 4.0K May 6 23:31 mqueue drwxrws--- 2 smmsp smmsp 29M May 8 10:40 mqueue-client As you can see mqueue-client is filled with 29 megabytes of unsent mail. This seems to ...
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Server that transfers FTP to FTPS without downloading on my PC [closed]

I need to do a server to server transfer, and the data is about 1 TB in size. One server supports plain FTP, but the other mandates FTPS. Both servers are located in the US. If the data was within a ...
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How to change protected config files via web/php interface?

I'm looking for way to modify configuration file that resides below /etc directory via web (in particular case PHP) interface. While it's not a problem to read (if you set up file permissions ...
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If a web root directory has a simlink that points to a folder one-level up, does that pose a security risk?

Assuming a Linux/Unix system. Not asking about any particular server software, just wondering in general. I want to use this to include javascript libraries or things like that in multiple sites or ...