Questions about files beneath `/etc`: How to handle them, how they are important, how to make backups, how to find important information.

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Accidentally deleted /etc/apt/apt.conf.d

I accidentally deleted the apt.conf.d folder and cant install (use the apt-get) anything =( . When I try to locate the apt.conf.d in the apt folder , its no longer there . EDIT: When I open the apt ...
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How to make etckeeper use the right value for git author & email with apt-get

I'm using git with etckeeper. When I use sudo git to commit changes in /etc/, GIT_AUTHOR_NAME & GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL from my env are used (as intended). When I use sudo apt-get and changes are ...
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How can I prevent auto-mounting of a partition in fstab?

Previously, I prevented auto-mounting of a particular partition at boot by the following line in /etc/fstab UUID=<alphanumeric> /media/windowsHDD ntfs user,noauto 0 0 At some point in the ...
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Change the color of the text that appears at the beginning of startup

I would like to know how to make the "OK" in "[ OK ]" green, like there is displayed at the startup of OpenSuse: Starting xxxxxxxxxx [ OK ] <- Green Color Starting xxxxxxxxxx [ OK ] <- ...
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How can I backup the whole system status (not documents)?

I want to backup my system status, like Installed Packeges What's on my sidebar Grub Settings Kernel... in order to restore it in case of system crash. I don't care about my document, music, ...
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Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times with Ubuntu 16.04

W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list:3 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list:1 W: Target Packages (main/binary-...
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/etc/hosts configuration error , ping not working

I am newbie to ubuntu plus kerberos , trying to configure kerberos in my vm ubuntu by i am not able to pass the step 2 in configuring hosts .below are the files. i am in the process of learning so ...
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autofs is not able to mount the remote folder

Hi I am trying to automount remote file system using autofs. For this I installed autofs % sudo apt-get install cifs-utils autofs Then I edited /etc/auto.master to have the following line: /ufs /...
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Where is the source file for commands in /etc/init.d

I am completely new to ubuntu and all commands. I can see list of things inside etc/init.d. I have hadoop-hdfs-namenode in my /etc/init.d. I want to edit the source file of that command so that i can ...
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Prevent package manager recreating files in /etc/fonts/conf.d/

I use a bitmap font for my terminal windows. In order for this to work, I need to enable bitmap fonts. In /etc/fonts/conf.d/ there's a symlink called 70-no-bitmaps.conf to the matching configuration ...
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Brightness Save on Reboot

I have a problem where the brightness does not save after a reboot on 14.04 LTS, but I had the same problem on 12.04 LTS (before I broke the system). Before you say this is a duplicate of a million ...
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/ect/hosts file error

I am having some issues while running apt-get from my command line. I looked into some answers in askubuntu and found that we have to edit /etc/hosts file. The only entries present in that were more /...
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Revert system fie premissions

I have mistakely changed the permission of the entire etc directory to 777. Now I'm getting frequent errors like ... is world writable! Is there a way to revert back to the default permission? ...
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Localhost port aliased

I wanted to use /etc/hosts to define "aliases" for multiple services localhosted like: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1:8080 machin 127.0.0.1:8081 truc But it doesn't seem to work, surely because ...
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my /etc tree is all owned by www-data

I suddenly found my /etc tree is all owned by www-data:www-data. I changed the top directories to root:root, only to have them revert to www-data. very strange
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/etc/init.d/functions: No such file or directory

I am trying to install virtual box version 5.0 on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-91-generic x86_64) and I am getting the following errors: /usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh: line 85: /etc/init.d/...
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How to password protect grub menu from changes to get into the root shell

Try to password protect through the /etc/grub.d/00_header and put in the cat lines to do so but I can still change what I want from grub.