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Is it possible to make a symbolic link of a file in other machine?

I have a account in a server and I would like have a symbolic link of some files in my local machine. How can I do this?...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by crissilvaeng

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How to add filename to end of every line - all files in all subdirectories

I want to add a line to my bash script (ubuntu 16) to add the filename to the end of every line in a file - that is every file...

Asked on 11/28/2021

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Not using display manager and executing startup logic via xinitrc.Problem is some dbus-related env variables are not set. xinitrc excerpt:dbus-update-activation-environment --systemd --all # note this errors/usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 &eval...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by laur

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Linux not mounting flash drive when flash's LED fades in and out

My flash drive, a Transcend 16GB USB 3.1, with a built-in LED, has a new lighting pattern that correlates with Fedora 32 Linux, kept evergreen, on my Dell Latitude E6400...

Asked on 11/28/2021

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Compare multiple file suffixes containing date & time and do action on most recent

I have multiple files in a directory that follow the below pattern. logA.log.$todayDate.$timeCreatedlogA.log.07222020.084355 I want to compare the $timeCreated part of all the files in the directory created on...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by e77x

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I think my Kali is broken. "sh: 1: debtags: not found" and can't upgrade

After i do apt autoremove i get this error(i think my dpkg is broken and my apt [?]): new python3-sqlalchemy package pre-removal script subprocess returned error exit status 127...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by RKTKZ

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Conditional regex pattern matching in a korn shell script

I have started learning Unix shell scripting using korn shell. Please enlighten me finding the mistake I am doing while writing a ksh code for below a problem as stated...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by Ritesh

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Setting up Samba as AD DC

I'm trying to set up a linux server as a Windows domain controller using Samba, and... something's going wrong. I'm working from the directions at but...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by DaveWork

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Cant make use of grub-mkimage

I am trying to create portable grub mbr with grub-mkimage to chainload as bootsector from windows. But when booting I get stuck at a black screen with bold "GRUB" and...

Asked on 11/28/2021

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What are systemd runtime unit files for?

The documentation I have read on systemd unit files states that unit files can be found in three locations on the filesystem:/etc/systemd/system/: system unit files/run/systemd/system/: runtime unit files/lib/systemd/system/ (also sometimes...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by Adam Pickering

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