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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 LinuxForums.org! :) 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. Need to make a virtual server to practice on

    I am trying to learn linux and want to make a virtual server on my computer. Think i am going to use centos for it and was wondering what kind of...

    Started by Stoneless, 10-29-2012
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  2. Mount, rsync, dismount. Backing up a windows share

    Hello all! Not sure if this qualifies as a "newbie" post, but I can't yet call myself a pro so I'll set it here. I have a Linux machine here at...

    Started by paveway, 10-28-2012
    • Replies: 2
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  3. Can't access man pages..

    Hello all, I am new to this forum. I am just having alittle trouble accessing the man pages. I am using Linux Redhat. from the root drive I simply...

    Started by sandystorm, 10-27-2012
    • Replies: 4
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  4. Installing Edimax EW-7622Umn Driver problems

    Well i am new to all that "Linux" thingy that's going on here, i was tryig to install my USB Wireless Wifi card driver in order of it to work but no...

    Started by They, 10-27-2012
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  5. user permissions

    hi all, sorry for dumb newbie question - my (Debian) root user can see all directories. I have created another user who can see some directories...

    Started by Juc1, 10-25-2012
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  6. two directories point to the same directory

    I notice in my computer, /local/home/esolve and /home/esolve point to the same directory how is the mechanism behind this ? how can I detect...

    Started by esolve, 10-26-2012
    • Replies: 3
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  7. [SOLVED] scp got stuck although it shows "100%"

    I want to copy a file to a remote machine but the scp got stuck although it shows "100% 63KB 62.9KB/s 00:00" the file actually hasnt been...

    Started by esolve, 10-26-2012
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  8. how to list the disk usage of a directory without recursion

    I want to list the disk usage of a directory without recursion when I use df or du over a directory it will list everything recursively, so the...

    Started by esolve, 10-26-2012
    • Replies: 1
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  9. [SOLVED] .PHONY in makefile

    hello all, SUBDIRS = foo bar baz .PHONY: dirs $(SUBDIRS) dirs: $(SUBDIRS) $(SUBDIRS): @echo $@

    Started by patelhemal2210, 10-25-2012
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  10. dd command help or alternative!

    Hi all, Linux newbie here struggling with the dd command. Been on many sites and found some info on this site helpful. Getting to grips with the...

    Started by Dumbalien, 10-24-2012
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  11. Question [SOLVED] Light Weight linux Distribution

    Hello world! I have been trying to find a linux distro that is very light weight (as in only a console) so I can use it on old machines. I don't...

    Started by Vampire5, 10-24-2012
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  12. Need help with simple bash script (noob)

    Hi, I'm just trying to make a simple date script that corresponds to different arguements... The script is called dates.sh #!/bin/bash ...

    Started by earthicle, 10-24-2012
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  13. How to find folders/files?

    What are the Linux commands to find directories and/or files that may be or may not be in the current directory? If possible, please go into details...

    Started by dalawh, 10-17-2012
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  14. Lightbulb Cron job to run on Tuesdays between the 13th and the 19th each month

    I have a job that needs to run on Tuesdays betweeen the 13th and the 19th and I scheduled it as: 0 9 13-19 * 2 /command_name however today...

    Started by fgonzalez_, 10-23-2012
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  15. .bash_profile vs. .bashrc

    What's the difference between .bash_profile and .bashrc? I have been reading about Linux and some software I've been using, etc. Some of them...

    Started by StupidUser, 10-22-2012
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  16. how to send email in linux with attachment?

    I tried to use mail functionality of linux to send email to others, but don't know how to attach a file, can anybody help? Thanks,

    Started by bsmile, 01-28-2012
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  17. Accomplishment

    While it may seem small to most here, I have spent the entire morning working on setting up a shared folder between two pcs (I suppose one is now the...

    Started by medicben, 10-18-2012
    • Replies: 3
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  18. Question linuxmint & usb wlan

    Hi, i installed linuxmint maya 13 64 bit KDE DVD version on my PC and want to buy a usb wlan stick. Some sticks do not work / are hard to...

    Started by nyxos, 10-18-2012
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  19. Simple string related question

    Hi! I'm trying to write a bash script, and wondering what the best way of manipulation a returned string is. A variable $scriptString that...

    Started by q-bertsuit, 10-17-2012
    • Replies: 2
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  20. Issues with backing up data to external storage!

    Hello All I seem to be having issues with backing up my data to NAS boxes using a script that is executed by a cron job. The script used to...

    Started by tqz, 10-09-2012
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 776
    10-18-2012 Go to last post

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