The use of control systems to reduce the need for human work. Related to automatic systems.

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Installing Ubuntu server on 180 machines - what tool(s) do I have (except clonezilla) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to clone Ubuntu installation (copying to identical hardware) I need to install Ubuntu on 180 servers. Since all are identical hardware, I want to install ...
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Script / App to unRAR files, and only delete the archives which were sucessfully expanded

I have a cron job which runs a script to unrar all files in a certain directory (/rared for argument's sake) and place the expanded files in /unrared. I would like to change this script so that it ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu Server

I am in the process of creating an automated install disc for Ubuntu Server 10.10. Is it possible to setup package selection within the preseed file (what groups of packages to install etc.)? If so ...
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Is there any way to get AutoHotKey or IronAHK working?

I am very interested in getting AutoHotKey, the windows program for automation of keystrokes, working under Ubuntu. So far I have installed Wine, but am unable to use any of my previous windows ...
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How can I automatically run a command when I log out?

I'd like to make a command run every time I log out. Is there a way to do this?
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How to set up Ubuntu to automatically turn NumLock on when an external keyboard is attached and off when it is not?

Having NumLock on is convenient when using a full-sized external keyboard (having a keypad) and very inconvenient when using laptop's built-in keyboard (which places digits instead of letters on the ...
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Using gvfs or other automounter on ubuntu server? [closed]

I have a headless machine running Ubuntu Server sitting in my closet. I would like to have USB disks automounted when I plug them in just like on my laptop. Is it possible to set up gvfs or some other ...
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Proxy to automatically save specific URLs

I am looking for a network proxy that would do the following: If a requested URL matches a certain pattern (regular expressions would be ideal) save the transfer to a specified folder. I'm not sure ...
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Conveniently switch between Apple and PC keyboard (swap Windows and Alt keys)

I alternate between a Unicomp clicky keyboard by day, and the Apple bluetooth keyboard by night. The Apple keyboard physically swaps the Alt and Windows keys. How do I counteract this? Also, how can ...
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Alternative for Mac OS X Automator?

I once tested Mac OS X and something that called my atention was Automator, a software to visually create scripts to automatize tasks on the desktop. Is there any Linux alternative for this software?
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How do I get involved with testing and QA with Ubuntu?

I'd like to get involved with Ubuntu QA by creating automated tests. Is there an ongoing effort to create these tests? Where can I learn more?