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How to run XAMPP Shell in Linux

I know this is probably a dumb question for most of you - but I just recently installed ubuntu, installed XAMPP, run it(apache + mysql working) - now I'd like to use shell to run some of the php ...
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Wrong password in Terminal

I'm new in Ubuntu's world and I have a quick question (hope it doesn't repeat): I want to download some restricted files for watching movies online but there's a problem, it wants to introduce a ...
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Terminal bug? Mixed up characters

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am having a character problem with my terminal. This is my terminal when I write a short command and this is my terminal when I write a command with more than the ...
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Bash error when installing cascade server

I downloaded the .bin package for cascade server 7.2.2 from their site. I am trying to install the 64bit linux package on a 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 Server VM. I am logged in as root. First I did: ...
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cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range

Please, i'd like to know waht does this command: cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range Please, have you an idea about: cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range in cygwin ? Thanks a ...
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How to download all files with WGET, including .java files.

When I was trying to mirror a website with Java files, XML files, ActionScript files, etc, wget only seems to download the commonly known files such as xml, txt, etc. It seems to not be downloading ...
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System resources process questions

Is there a way you can find the percentage of CPU time used by a process on the command line? Also I want to find out what the cpu time is by a certain process as well as the percentage of memory ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04: Display stdout from startup scripts after login

I have an application that binds a socket and streams data over a TCP connection. The script works and runs on startup (called from rc.local), but how do I get the output of the script to display in ...
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Start phablet-shell connection to Ubuntu Phone

I see in a few places [1,2,3] that I can securely connect from my Ubuntu desktop to my Ubuntu phone using the command phablet-shell from the phablet-tools package. Yet, from a terminal on my desktop, ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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cannot install from terminal

I cannot install things from terminal. I can do ./configure but when I do make I get no on some points but I have a makefile in the program directory. Make install want work after that. I tested with ...
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I can not boot directly into Text Mode in 14.10

I want my Ubuntu 14.10 system to boot directly into command line, so I changed the grub file in (/etc/default/grub) like this : (#)GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet” GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”text” ...
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can not install speed dreams in my ubuntu 14.10

The error is Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not ...
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Installing Flocker on Ubuntu 14.0.4.1 server

I am installing flocker-cli and dependencies inside the virtualenv and also upgrading the pip Python package manager to its latest version inside the virtualenv. I am getting some error. Error ...
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Backspace not working in ubuntu terminal

Till yesterday the backspace was working perfectly . But something happened and backspace stopped working in the terminal alone . Backspace is working perfectly in other cases ..like in a normal text ...
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Ftp login without shell access

I am using proftpd. Uncommented in /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf: RequireValidShell off But now, even a user with right shell acess /bin/bash cannot log via FTP. I am getting this error: ...
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How to fix this after command sudo apt-get upgrade

uugana@Hunnu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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Login welcome message but no shell?

I've created a user on my Ubuntu machine so that some people can log in and set up SSH tunnels and also so they can download some files from the system. I don't want them to have shell access at all. ...
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Weechat error: unkown command “script” (type /help for help)

While trying to set an autoloading python script in ubuntu, I received the error listed in the title. A google search returned no similar issues and when I type /help scriptthe output returns: No ...
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inotifywait don't have access to folder

I got a problem with my folder rights/groups settings. One folder does have 755 and a group 'xyz'. I am in that group 'xyz' and I can actually see it's contents when I list it on terminal. By ...
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Configure GSM connection using shell (nmcli)

I have a system without X display and I want to use nmcli to configure my usb cell modem. I can get the modem working using Ubuntu Desktops GSM-Wizard (X/GUI). But what is the console alternative on ...
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unable to execute .sh scripts - only on one pc

This is an unusual problem for me - what would cause one pc to suddenly be unable to execute an install.sh script, yet two other pcs with the same OS have no problem doing so? I get various errors ...
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Working with plain vi not vim

I was trying to learn working with vi, the plain 'vi' that ships with most of the operating system, but that 'vi' seems to be missing lot of features. When I tried to excute ":ls", it gave me error ...
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Changing SH Directory

I want to have a main launcher that executes a python program The directory is /Downloads/Test/ #!/bin/bash/ python Test.py I want to be able to run the file in the terminal, without the following ...
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Customize Ubuntu GRUB

I want to fully customise the GRUB menu, is that possible? I mean, on the top of the grub screen, its written "Ubuntu GRUB 2.0 " such and such, I want to change these texts also. SUppose i want to ...
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Ubuntu 14 lubuntu terminal transparency does not work

I have tried other related question on lubuntu desktop, on Ubuntu 14, on my Lenovo Laptop Z50. But the screen is not transparent.
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Why am I getting a mkdir error with this sudo mkdir /var/www/magento-dev.local/public command?

I'm trying to install Magento on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. I created a file called magento-dev.local in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/ directory. that has the following contents: <VirtualHost ...
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cannot start Ubuntu desktop from console

I am trying to re-enter my ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS after an upgrade that failed due to the computer going out of power during the upgrade. Since then, when I log in with my password, I get onto the ...
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Ubuntu install from USB issues

I have downloaded Ubuntu to my USB but am having trouble with the install. I reboot my computer and boot from the USB. Then the Ubuntu screen pops up and I select install ( also have tried the demo ...
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How to convert video using HandBrake?

I have FansConvert site that convert anime and movie into mobile device format, especially 3gp and mp4. I made it to help people who don't have a computer, or are not able to watch on the computer. ...
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Formatting an encrypted partition

I was looking at some guides about encrypting partions and decide to try it out with a pendrive. Everything went good until the part of formatting the drive. I'm not an expert working around with ...
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curl to tar to zip not working properly

I am wanting to download an tar.gz archive, extract it and compress it into a zip file in one command. Reason for this is to be independent from temporary files. The command I use: curl -L "someURL" ...
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Error setting up cscope 15.8 on when creating file cscope.files

I'm running native ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to install cscope-15.8a. When I run the command find . -name "*.c" -o -name .cpp" -o -name ".h" -o -name "*.hpp" > cscope.files it changes the prompt ...
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Resizing second drive partition

I have struggled with my problem for days, and have tried to find different kind of solutions, but now I decided to ask. My primary problem is too small sda1 partition which is 243M and 100% full. ...
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How to make terminal one desktop and unity another

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my compaq presario laptop with a dual monitor setup. I would like to have unity on my larger screen and a full screen terminal on the laptop screen. Is this possible?
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Cannot Execute program binary go-enc2ly

I've been Attempting to execute a "go-enc2ly", which is command line way of converting .enc encore files into lilypond format. I've installed the go complier suite, ran the commands: mkdir /tmp/go ...
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How do I fix black screen when switching to tty?

When I use ctr + alt + f1 to use the command line from the login screen (or anywhere for that matter), I get a black screen and cannot get anything to appear on-screen other than that I am able to ...
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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when terminal error, how do I write in terminal

I get an error when trying to open Google chrome in the terminal. It says something in the terminal and I cant write anything in it because of the error message. The terminal doesn't return to it's ...
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compare files in loop

I have a folder testcases, with various subfolders. In each subfolder there are 3 files: testcase.csv testcase64.csv testcaseMac.csv. How do I loop through all the subfolders and compare 3 files ...
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Need to copy firmware files at /usr/lib to /lib using terminal

I have a Cubox-i4Pro and I'm running Xubuntu on it. In order to get Wi-Fi working I have to copy the firmware folder "brcm" from /usr/lib/firmware/brcm and make the folder /lib/firmware/brcm. Refer ...
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No GUI before login on Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS on my computer on nomodeset to install the Nvidia drivers for my video card. I installed it and all is working properly. The only problem that I have is ...
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when building u-boot /bin/bash: arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc: command not found

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.0.4 on a 64 bit machine. I have an AM335X development board. Along with the kit came the compressed kernel (linux 3,2), rootfs, u-boot, and ARM cross compiler ...
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how to concatenate two strings in shell script in 3.13.0-34-generic kernel

I want to concatenate two strings for the shell file im getting error when i have created the shell file in following manner could you please suggest how to get it set export ...
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How to mount a drive when in xmonad using terminal?

So, I've been itroduced to XMONAD by now, and he tiling window manager seems classic. I'm stuck when I have to access a file from another drive (It's a NTFS drive), so I found the way to list the ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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call shell script from php when ubuntu 14.04 (rightly) disables the shell for www-data

I just migrated from 12.04 to 14.04. 14.04 (sensibly) disables login / shell for www-data. But my php site needs to run some shell scripts to run stuff like kindlegen, rsyncing files to another server ...
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start Ubuntu 14.04 with terminal

I have a system with a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 32-bit and Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Ubuntu usually works but after I became root with the command "sudo su" and rebooted my PC it had a Black screen after ...
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How to stop getting error messages in terminal

When I open the chrome browser through terminal, I keep getting some error messages in the terminal. [3067:3067:0801/081834:ERROR:CONSOLE(121)] "Uncaught Strict get failed, invalid object.", source: ...
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How do I move a subfolder with contents to a different source folder without copying?

I know it's been asked a million times, but I can't find the answer to what I'm trying to do specifically. Here's the directory structure: Main Folder1 | |-Subfolder 1 |-Subfolder 2 ...