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Top new questions this week:

Why is everybody so concerned about etc/passwd?

Here is the content of my vagrant machine of this particular file: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/usr/sbin/nologin bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/usr/sbin/nologin ...

security passwd-file  
asked by funguy 19 votes
answered by Serg 29 votes

How to edit multiple text files with a single command?

I want to remove the first line of multiple text files and replace it with another line. Is there a way to do this using the terminal? I know how to use vim, is there a way to automate it with it? I ...

command-line text-processing  
asked by TomTsagk 11 votes
answered by heemayl 14 votes

Is there an easy way to log all activity that a shell script does?

Is there an easy way to log all activity that occurs from a shell script to a file? I have a script. It outputs things like echo "instructions", as well as other program output. I know the commands: ...

command-line bash shell-scripting programming  
asked by j0h 9 votes
answered by A.B. 12 votes

syslog doesn't exist!

I use 14.04 and I don't have syslog. I'm a fresh user of Linux, being Windows user for years. When I try tail syslog and that's what out: henrique@henrique:/var/log$ tail -f /var/log/syslog tail: ...

kernel log syslog  
asked by Henrique Ramos 8 votes
answered by A.B. 4 votes

Wine segfault on Ubuntu 14.04

$ wine --version wine-1.7.47-161-g1a0c4ef $ winecfg syslog: kernel: [33279.238873] wineserver[9087]: segfault at eeb102d0 ip 00000000eeb102d0 sp 0000000052879ac0 error 14 in ...

14.04 wine  
asked by Sergey Shitov 7 votes
answered by Mitch 5 votes

FTP Server on Ubuntu

I'm looking for an FTP server application for my headless server. I've narrowed it down to 3, at least from what I've read are the most adept. vsftpd proftpd pure-ftp I've been researching all 3 ...

14.04 server ftp  
asked by ErocM 6 votes
answered by Fabby 3 votes

Is there any Ubuntu 14.04 theme to make it look like Windows 10?

I used windows 10 in virtual box for a few days and i fell in love with its beauty. Is there a ubuntu theme to make it look like windows 10?

14.04 windows themes  
asked by kernel_panic 5 votes
answered by A.B. 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?

I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java ...

java software-installation jdk jre  
asked by Benjamin 348 votes
answered by fossfreedom 649 votes

How do I check if I have a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS?

I downloaded and installed the latest 11.04 version from the official Ubuntu site. However I don't know if it installed the 32-bit or 64-bit version. In Windows 7 I could right click My PC and there ...

asked by Only Bolivian Here 250 votes
answered by Rinzwind 294 votes

Can you answer these?

How do I override ACL permissions for single files or directories?

To share data (audio, video, pictures, documents) between all users on my desktop I created an ACL for a dedicated shared partition on my hard drive according to this answer which I mount at boot via ...

permissions acl  
asked by Takkat 2 votes

Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...

14.04 apt updates software-center  
asked by super_J 2 votes

How does network manager identify a connection over usb0?

Here's a thing I'm trying to solve: I have a PC running Ubuntu 14.04 and an ARM board running some Linux. I want to have RNDIS-ethernet-over-USB connection between the two, and I want network manager ...

usb network-manager  
asked by Igor S.K. 2 votes
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