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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SFTP and syslog-ng custom logging format

I have modified sshd_config and syslog-ng configs to log sftp connections into separate files. Now I would like to create custom logging like: [date] [source_ip] has downloaded the [filename] [size] ...
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Why am I getting a 'Memory fault(coredump)' when I start the oracle listener?

This server (AIX ver 6) recently went out due a prolonged power outage. When I try to start the oracle listener I get this $ lsnrctl start Memory fault(coredump)
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Squid Segmentation Fault?

I'm currently fixing an issue with one of our production servers. The issue is related to squid not able to run properly. When I try to run service squid start/stop, it throws an error: 2015/03/11 ...
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How to let PHP connect to database by using UNIX socket (Joomla)

I'd like to have my PHP applications such as Joomla make use of the UNIX socket to connect to the local mysql database. I've already configured the php.ini with: mysqli.default_socket = ...
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Purpose of the noaccess user in UNIX?

Can someone point me to a document or explain to me the utility or application of the noaccess user? It would seem interchangeable with any other user I might create. What is it's purpose of being ...
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Erase old dump tape in Tru64 UNIX

We backup our OLD Tru64 UNIX system (Digital UNIX 4.0F) to DDS3 tapes using the dump command. We want to recycle those tapes to make future backups on when they get too old. I've found the mt erase ...
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date and sleep during leap second [closed]

Did you ever watch what happens with a sleep during a leap second or what date will show us? Most UNIX systems can handle a sleep with a fraction of a second and the date command can display ...
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Openfire how to fix? Error creating secured outgoing session to remote server

I have a OpenBSD server 5.6, in this server install Openfire 3.9.3. But I am getting the following error: error.log 2015.02.16 08:59:44 org.jivesoftware.openfire.session.LocalOutgoingServerSession ...
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Environment variables using AWS CodeDeploy

I have a web application that utilizes environment variables for some of its configuration (DB credentials, API keys, etc). I'm currently using Elastic Beanstalk for deployment and can easily set ...
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catch bash script output from expect, expect hangs

I currently use expect to pass password to rsync to copy files across unix servers test.sh ./expect.sh $password rsync -azvr $username@$host:$file ./$dir expect.sh #!/usr/bin/expect -f ...
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server maintenance to prevent fsck failures

once in a while after a reboot I found fsck would fail on OS disk and booting becoming impossible on many of my servers. and then I had to reinstall OS and do data migration from the failed OS disk. ...
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Writing to Unix Domain Socket from rsyslog

I want to write output messages from rsyslog to a Unix Domain Socket. I want to do this so that I can read the messages from that socket using my script and parse log messages further. I try to use ...
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Copy file permissions, but not files in Unix

(From : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15245144/copy-file-permissions-but-not-files, closed because off-topic) I have two copies of the same directory tree. They almost have the same files in ...
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How to find out the serial number of a reverse zone in bind?

Is there a way to extract the actual serial number in effect for a reverse zone from a bind9 server?. I can find out the domain's serial, but have no idea how to do the same for the reverse zones. ...
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Apache2 and LD_PRELOAD libraries wrapping

I'm trying to load a custom library on an Apache2 web server. On Unix systems, I know it's possible to do it using the LD_PRELOAD variable. I've configured /etc/apache2/envvars file to preload my ...
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Apache and users write permission issues

On my web server I have two distinct folders, /home/dev/ and /home/prod/, each containing several websites. As you can guess, each directory is owned by the corresponding user, devand prod. The ...
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Prevent rsync from deleting excluded directories

I'm using rsync through Ansible's synchronize-module with the following task definition: synchronize: src='{{ local_app_path }}/.' dest='{{ remote_app_path }}/' perms=no owner=yes ...
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Rsync to a backup server resulted in additional space taken

I ran an rsync to backup one of our production servers. I put the production server in readonly mode so that no additional data could be added or modified. I then did a recursive rsync with archive ...
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How to lock a user into a directory (not SSH)

I have regular users who are not SSH'd into a machine but are accessing the machine directly. How can I lock them into their home directory or any directory? At the moment they can successfully run rm ...
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WSAECONNREFUSED SAP Gui unable to connect on SAP server on hp ux - inetd.conf file reference

I have a sap server installed on HP-UX vm, up and running. when I try to connect to the server from SAP client GUI installed on windows machine I get the following error --------------------------- ...
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Custom schema for OpenLDAP 2.4

I am new to OpenLDAP administration. My aim is to learn how to create custom schemas, and customize "my" directory server this way. I tried to add one optional attribute - ipPhone. Made a schema ...
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Check how much time has elapsed for Cron job and send email

There is a cron job that is set which runs throughout most of the day, sometimes the job gets stuck and I would like to set a time or check on it which let's me know if it has been stuck for more than ...
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Why does denyhosts `hosts-restricted` file have contents when there are no `restricted-usernames`?

I have a user that is getting blocked by denyhosts on a daily basis after some initial problems and confusion with keys, passwords, account names and such, even though I keep unblocking him. When I ...
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What is the difference between truss -D and truss -E?

I am currently analyzing a command on Solaris that reads from a file and has very low performance. The truss -D commands shows me read system calls taking up to 0.03 seconds, but when I use truss -E, ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS Swappiness for server with 16GB memory

(don't worry I'm not asking what my setting should be, asking for the theory behind some conflicting advice I've read) My application is one that is lightweight and not under much load, but needs to ...
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assign variable in puppet

I am newbie to puppet, I have code like below in unix log_exts=$(vgdisplay /dev/cassandra|grep Free|awk '{print $5}') if lvcreate -n lv_cas -l ${log_exts} /dev/cassandra then mkfs -v -t ext4 ...
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Exim need to send mail off server

Never needed to set up a mail server before. I've got exim up and running perfectly fine. When I send an email using command line to my.email@gmail.com it works wonderfully, arrives from ...
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Expect script error send: Spawn id exp4 not open while executing

Update: Working code added here for others CREDITS to : http://serverfault.com/users/30957/glenn-jackman @Glenn I'm sorry! just apologizing and I mean it! Sorry Glenn your code need few changes ...
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Pipe multiple files into one tar gz

I'd like to call mysqldump to create multiple backup files and then archive them in one tar.gz. I am following this tutorial on mysqldump part: ...
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How to pass command output as several arguments to another command

I have a command that produce a output like this: $./command1 word1 word2 word3 I want to pass this three words as arguments to another command like this: $ command2 word1 word2 word3 How to pass ...
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Unzip piping order

I have a file, foo.zip which looks something like this: foo.zip -- fileA.txt -- fileB.txt I can pipe the output of the extracted files like this: unzip -p foo.zip *.txt | something My problem is ...
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Calling sync/fsync slows IO after 30 minutes uptime

After 30 minutes of uptime using Ubuntu 14.04 with an ext4 hybrid SSD I see many processes blocking IO using iotop. The root cause of this slowdown has been traced back to the Unix system call sync. ...
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uWSGI cannot load virtualenv

I'm setting up a Python app using nginx and uWSGI. My dependencies are in a virtualenv. If I activate the virtualenv manually, everything works by running this command: uwsgi --ini uwsgi.ini But if ...
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how to configuring vagrant to allow some specific IP to be available on a windows machine?

I have Vagrant installed on my windows machine. I am using putty to ssh to the ubuntu machine. Lets say that I need some specific service (let's say a graphite for stats) which should be reached with ...
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How do I pipe the output of the journalctl to cURL? [closed]

I am trying to send logs to a remote server using curl. I tried the following command and nothing happened journalctl -o json -f | curl -H "content-type:application/json" -d @- http://logs Any ...
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Compare files/folders across servers [closed]

We have two Unix servers, spread across two countries. These servers hold our software repository (scripts, binaries, documents etc). I am looking for a simple way to keep these servers in sync ...
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How to git add list of files from git diff

I accidentally added a bunch of cache files into the repo. I've now removed them and now want to commit the change to the repo. So I tried to do the following, but git doesn't seem to like it: git ...
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Puppet template if defined syntax

I am having trouble finding a solution in Puppet documents. I am trying to define a variable in Puppet template. For example: If class graylog2 and apache are defined in node class section then the ...
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Cannot mount an existing EBS on AWS

I tried mounting an existing EBS Storage (which has data) to an instance, but it keeps throwing this error. mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/xvdf, missing codepage or ...
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How to control the rate of automatic restarts of a runit service?

I have this runit service with run and log/run scripts properly working. As it happens, the service itself can crash for external reasons and might not be able to start for many minutes. The default ...
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Setting Samba passwords using Chef without storing plain text passwords in data bags

We have a server that is configured using Chef. Currently, the way that chef manages the passwords is by simply copying down the samba tdb databases and updating the shadow hashes of each user. ...
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Should I create ZFS zpools with whole disks or partitions?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools i observe these two cases:- If i take raw disks and create zpool then i am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If i ...
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DocumentRoot Path in browser?

I'm using Apache v2.2.26 on Mavericks and I am unable to understand why http://localhost/~username/Sites/ returns a 404 error, when, in fact the directory, Sites, exists, whereas ...
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chattr - How to change file +i attribute without using chattr

Here`s the problem. My server got probably hacked. I would like to change a config file, but it is immutable (has the +i attribute), so I can't edit it. trying to execute a "chattr -i" on the file ...
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TOP processes by system time

I have a system running 2 processes - MySQL and Java I'm seeing 20-30% of the time spent in %system. I've looked around to try and find a way to identify which what the balance of the system time is ...
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How to share my linux folder with mac mini over nfs [closed]

I tried to mount using following command after exporting the folder in linux source machine ( NFS server) . sudo mount -t nfs -o resvport,rw 192.168.12.10:/home/pavunkumar /private/nfs It is ...
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Troubleshooting DNS issue

I am trying to troubleshoot a DNS issue I am currently having with a new project host on an AWS EC2 instance. It is a brand new domain, and I have already updated the nameservers on the registrar ...
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How to trigger cross-platform jobs between Windows and Unix

I have an application which has components on Windows and Unix. I need to run overnight jobs which initiate tasks/jobs on both environment. These need to be sequenced so I cannot simple use Cron / ...
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Closed source alternative to Linux? [closed]

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 ...