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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: All New Users Read This First!

    First of all, a very big welcome to you from all of us at! :) We are very happy that you've decided to become a part of our...

    Started by techieMoe, 03-28-2006
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  1. how to print unique lines from a file?

    I have a file that has many lines. But I want to print only unique lines in that file. i.e. I dont want to print similar lines. How to do it?

    Started by fond_of_opensource, 09-15-2006
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,223,379
    12-10-2010 Go to last post
  2. How to format USB drive

    Big Fat Guy brought me new USB pendrive. How can I format it? Can I use a different filesystem than FAT32? (EXTx)

    Started by rat007, 12-26-2004
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    01-23-2007 Go to last post
  3. extract .tar.bz2 command

    ok here is what i want to do i want to extract a tar.bz2 to a certain directory using the shell i dont know the command cuz im new

    Started by gassman, 01-10-2005
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    • Replies: 10
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    01-13-2005 Go to last post
  4. how to go to end of file(vi)

    how to go to the end of a source file in vi(instead of using ctrl+d and going page by page)?

    Started by davidhu, 09-27-2004
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 207,602
    12-05-2008 Go to last post
  5. How to run .sh files?

    I know I've done this before... I thought it was as simple as running the file in the terminal, however that isn't working. Does anyone know if...

    Started by SpaceballOne, 07-31-2006
    • Replies: 6
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  6. How do I change boot order in GRUB?

    Okay, I'm a n00b at Linux, so please be nice to me. I have a minor problem with GRUB bootloader (actually more like an annoyance), I want to change...

    Started by Ironman, 03-20-2004
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 197,845
    03-04-2007 Go to last post
  7. setting static ip

    I need help setting up a static ip for my linux workstation. I have all the necessary information to set it up but I'm having trouble with some other...

    Started by bpark, 01-30-2003
    • Replies: 5
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  8. Question how to run bash script as executable?

    Well basically i want to run bash script withoiut typing bash As of now when I just type the filename im getting permissin denied... ...

    Started by alexus, 07-16-2006
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 156,844
    07-17-2006 Go to last post
  9. What is '.bashrc' ?

    Hello ! Can you explain to me what is '.bashrc' & 'aliases' ? Step by Step Because I'm newbie .. Thank you !

    Started by L1nux, 04-26-2005
    • Replies: 2
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    12-15-2010 Go to last post
  10. how to set Path Environment permanently

    hi all i m using fedora core 4 linux i have installed j2sdk1.4.2_11 and jboss4.0.2 on it my problem is i have to set path every time for...

    Started by anshul, 08-22-2006
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    01-02-2008 Go to last post
  11. How can I extract a tar.bz2 file?

    Hi, I got a file with the extension tar.bz2, how can I extract it? I tried : tar cvf binutils-2.14.tar.bz2 /mnt/legend/sources/binutils and...

    Started by LegendBreath, 04-05-2005
    • Replies: 3
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    04-06-2005 Go to last post
  12. check IP

    what is the command to check my pc's ip address?

    Started by thcc2, 12-13-2005
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    12-14-2005 Go to last post
  13. Which Distro? Look here before posting!

    First off, a very big welcome from all of us to the world of Linux, and to! :) We're glad you are considering using Linux for...

    Started by sarumont, 05-02-2004
    • Replies: 2
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    04-19-2007 Go to last post
  14. Wink romantic gesture - give root access to specific user - please help!

    I'd like to do something romantic for my programmer boyfriend. I've bought him a bonsai with exposed roots, and I want to attach a label indicating...

    Started by jjovanov, 02-12-2008
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    • Replies: 15
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  15. Is "print screen" available in linux?

    seems that my "print screen" key is useless under linux (RH9 KDE), is there a way to print screen and put it on png or bmp just like i usually do...

    Started by xt2k, 06-30-2004
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    • Replies: 15
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    07-02-2004 Go to last post
  16. How to tell if 32 or 64 bit linux? on the machine I am accessing?

    How can I tell if a the linux machine I am accessing is 32 or 64 bit? more /proc/cpuinfo doesn't seem to work. This is the info that I get...

    Started by clp, 09-27-2006
    • Replies: 1
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  17. how to add environment variable to .bashrc file

    please can anyone help me to do the following step to install realplayer8 properly on red hat 9.0...

    Started by hasan, 10-03-2003
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    • Replies: 15
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    11-03-2003 Go to last post
  18. read only file system

    i was adding a new hdd to fstab and acidentaly changed an existing hdd to boot to the new empty one. and now when i boot to linux i get a "read only...

    Started by eather, 11-30-2002
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 107,438
    10-19-2007 Go to last post
  19. how to open a tar.bz2 or tar.gz file

    Hi, how can i open tar.bz2 or a tar.gz file on a linux system

    Started by k, 08-25-2005
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 106,672
    08-25-2005 Go to last post
  20. How to untar tarballs?

    I tried to download and install something with the .tar.gz extension and i know how to unzip it but it leaves me with the .tar. How do i untar?

    Started by JoshD, 06-24-2004
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 105,460
    06-24-2004 Go to last post

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