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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I/O Reads and Writes per process Unix/SunOS?

Can prstat or something similar tell me how many reads/writes a process is doing similar to how Task Manager on Windows can show I/O Reads, I/O Writes and many other I/O columns per process? I'm ...
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how to run cron job every 3 months in apache2?

how to create a cron job that run in first day of the month , every 3 months.? thanks
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I would like to allow login to a box with no password for a particular user how do I do that?

I would like a userid to allow logging into a box without a password. I am not sure how to accomplish this as changing the password to nothing is not allowed. Thanks
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Automatically mount partition when needed

Can anyone suggest a method of mounting a partition (e.g. an NFS share) when a user changes into the directory it is set to be mounted to, and not on the system startup? So far I've been unable to ...
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how could application installations/configurations be easier in linux?

although you can do anything in linux it tends to require a lot of tweaking in config files and reading a lot of manuals/tutorials before you can have it running in your way. i know that it gets a ...
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SCO Unix - finding and pulling data

We recently acquired a company that was running a legacy application on a SCO Unix box. I can tell that the app is running off of http, but its reporting and data export functions are limited and ...
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Monitor the shell activity of a user on your Unix system?

Trust, but verify. Let's say I want to hire someone a sysadmin, and give them root access to my Unix system. I want to disable X windows for them, only allow shell usage (through SSH, maybe), so that ...
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How do I make sure that BOTH my server and MYSQL have the same timezone?

Because when I create a time in Python scripts..I want it to match MYSQL's time. How do I make BOTH of them pacific time?
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Working of trashcan utility in tru64 Unix server.. or any other utility?

I used this mktrashcan command mktrashcan deleteMe1 trashcan/ And then i Deleted all the contents inside deleteMe1 directory(rm -rf*).. But then what happend is only the two text files which are ...
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Unix tool for splitting archives

I'm dumping an svn repository to a giant USB disk that is formatted FAT due to necessity (treat this as unchangeable). It conks out when you try to create a file larger than 4 gb. I need a tool that ...
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Data Recovery from Tru64 Unix

I accidently deleted a directory in Tru64 unix Server. Is it possible to retrieve back the directory.. It contained many other directories and Anyhow I need to retrieve the data as it was a very ...
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Hostname changed without syslog restart

I wish to know is there any way I can changed hostname without restarting the syslog As I want the changed hostname to be reflected in the syslog messages. Thanks Arpit
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Best way to visulaize what sites are taking up stats? (i have a dedicated server)

i have a dedicated server with lots of domains hosted. what is the best way to see how much bandwidth etc each is using?
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How come my Apache can't read my media folder, but it can load the site? (static files don't work)

Alias /media/ /home/matt/repos/hello/media <Directory /home/matt/repos/hello/media> Options -Indexes Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory> WSGIScriptAlias / ...
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Reporting memory usage per process/program

How can I get the current memory usage for all running processes individually? Preferably in bytes so they can be added up accurately. Can I roll up the summaries for child processes into the ...
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Is there a way to prevent output from backgrounded tasks from covering the command line in a shell?

I would like to be able to run task(s) in the background of a shell and not have their output to stdout or stderr cover the command line at the bottom. Frequently I need to run other commands to ...
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Setting request-user on IPP printer in CUPS

I need to send a request to CUPS server with the specific request-user parameter - remote_user instead of local_user. How should I set the local CUPS server?
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Is there a way to determine what time a process was started on a Linux server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux - How do I see when a process started? ps -ef shows the date that the process started. I'd like to see the date and the time if possible.
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UNIX User Account to Restricted SysAdmin (User/Printer Admin only)

I'd like to know if there is a way for a user account to be enabled or elevated to carry out system admin tasks WITHOUT having to use the root account or sudo. Goal here is to allow a user account to ...
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lsof not showing what port a proc is listening on

I have many processes on a box listening on several ports. I am trying to map ports to pids. The problem is that lsof is not telling me what ports belong to which process. Given an apache listening ...
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zipping a file used by a process

i accidently zipped a log file of process (the process wasnt writing in it though, it writes it only during weekends when the process get killed).I unzipped the file immediately back. will it affect ...
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how can i increase cpu utilization on a aix unix p5 server

i need to make cpu utilization increase to about 90%
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If I run this command, will my Apache2 still work?

sudo ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/deflate.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ sudo service apache2 restart Basically I just want to turn on gzip for Apache2. I don't want to break anything!! ...
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In Rackspace cloud, it is true that a 2GB server is faster than the default 256MB server?

For example...when I do string.find("..."), will it be faster because the CPU is allocated more?
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How do I turn on gzip in Apache2?

I simply did : sudo aptitude install apache2 And that's how my server is set up. No extra modules, no nothing. I'm on ubuntu jaunty.
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How to find out what is installed on a server [closed]

I'm an undergrad student and we have special access to a server. The server is a unix server (don't know the OS or anything.. is there a way to find out? ). we also get a website associated with the ...
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How do I set it so that everyone uses the /bin/bash shell?

It doesn't seem to work for some reason if I do this in /etc/profile: export SHELL="/bin/bash/"
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LPR Printing InputSlot Issues

I am printing from a Unix system to a Xerox Phaser 4510 (altho I have also had issues printing to a Xerox WorkCentre 7765). I am using LPR and trying to choose the InputSlot The lpoptions show the ...
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L character in Cron Expression for “Last Day of the Month”

I'm currently writing an article on cron aimed at people who are familiar with the tool, but don't necessarily use it often. I want the examples to be compatible with most common Unix desktops in use ...
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Unix Snoop Command

Doing testing on a server right now. Both the client and server are on my machine. I am trying to snoop the packets between them but am not having any luck. These are some variations I have tried: ...
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I bought a domain name. Now, how do I set up a mail server? (IMAP)

Please, give me the best, easiest-to-understand tutorial for a beginner setting up a mail server.
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How do I find and delete a cron job?

I created a cron job for a wordpress plugin that i no longer want running. I am not very good at navigating around in unix. The cron job was the following: */10 * * * * /usr/bin/wget -O /dev/null ...
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Opening an existing process

I am using Eclipse in Linux through a remote connection (xrdp). My internet got disconnected, so I got disconnected from the server while eclipse was running. Now I logged in again, and I do the ...
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Memcached server won't connect

I'm rather new to Unix and am trying to set up a memcached server on Rackspace Cloud Servers with CentOS 5.4. I've been following the guide below. ...
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What actual or de-facto alternatives to WMI exist for Linux and Unix?

I've recently been introduced to WMI, and find it really cool. Maybe my brain's just not in gear, but what similar tools exist for *nix like WMI?
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How do you copy a file from one unix server to another?

I can think of ftp nfs ssh rcp any other ways? Comments? NOTE: these two servers are inside LAN, the copying is not over the Internet
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In my /etc/hosts/ file on Linux/OSX how do I do a wildcard subdomain?

I need to test sub-domains on my localhost. How can I effectively have this result of adding *.localhost.com to m /etc/hosts/ file? If it's not possible, how do I work around this problem? I need ...
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Sort Active Processes in Unix

How can i sort active processes by total process time in unix?
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Source vs Package Managers on the job

I am a bit confused, as there are two ways to install applications. One being to configure and make from source and the other from a package manager. If one were a UNIX/Linux administrator, is it ...
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Troubles installing KDE with pkgsrc

Im in school right now and I have taken two classes, Networking and Unix Development, that focus on C programming in Unix. Specifically we have been using NetBSD for our machines that we develop on ...
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How do I make it so that I can run this program anywhere?

java -jar yuicompressor-2.4.2.jar ~/src/yuicompressor-2.4.2/build$ ls yuicompressor-2.4.2.jar Usually, I have to be in that directory to run this command. Is there any way I can set it so that I ...
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In Linux/ubuntu hardy Apache2, how do I find where my default access logs and error logs are being kept?

I just installed Apache2 on my unix via aptitude. Where are the default logs kept?
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Cron not running my Python statement

I have the following entry in crontab: * * * * * python -c "import datetime; datetime.datetime.now()" >> /home/myname/pythoncron1.log The pythoncron1.log file is being created but has nothing ...
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How to check what port mysql is running on

On my windows dev box mysql is running on port 3306 How can I check what port it is running on the unix server that I have to upload the app to.
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ampersand at beginning of a line in csh

What does an ampersand at the beginning of a line do in csh? It seems to be ignored (with no error message), but why? Example: & echo 'hi there' performs the expected echo with no error ...
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How do I set 'max threads per process' ulimit for non-root user?

Ulimit man page suggests -r option will set this but it only appears to be valid for the root user and there is no equivalent for setting it via /etc/security/limits? Any ideas?
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Where can I find the source for the unix app 'free'?

Free is a rather hard word to Google for, all my variations failed to bring up anything related to the unix app free (it's for viewing memory usage - free -m etc.). If anyone has a link to the source ...
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What is the rootvg in AIX?

What is the rootvg in AIX? Is it something that is unique to AIX?
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Unix / Linux: backing up an app installation

I was having a discussion recently regarding the fact that *nix doesn't use things like a registry (in the Windows sense) and how this means that everything related to an application (or anything for ...