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Reliably tail/stream a log file to another machine (Keyword: Reliably). Strangely impossible?

I have a growing logfile on a unix box. I just want something that collects that data on another box within a few seconds of it being written.Sounds simple. But I need it to not introduce screw ups ...
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What does IOT mean in regards to SIGIOT?

I've been looking around and I found that it was related to an abort call, Something to do with an IOT trap, but any resource I find seems to assume you already know what that is. Probably isn't ...
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How can the bash shell on Window be completely reset?

I'm new to Unix but interested learn, so started trying to use bash/Ubuntu on Windows. Unfortunately, bash crashed and now bash/Ubuntu seems to be broken as most folders are now missing from the ...
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Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in client.ovpn:11: ca (2.4.2)

I am using this link to configure openVPN to my CentOS server and windows 10 clientEverything worked fine on server and now I can start or stop openvpn service:[root@centos ~]# service openvpn ...
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How to back up efficiently (without copying files that have not been changed)?

I regularly do back ups of files on my laptop using an external hard-drive. I use a command line of a Linux system (Ubuntu). So far I have just copied everything to a directory and have removed the ...
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Linux - How to toggle sloppy mouse window using terminal / hotkeys

So I can change window focus mode using the GUI but I would like to be able to switch between sloppy and click on toggle and want to create a script for that that is trigger by keyboard. However, ...
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Which characters require escaping in expect strings?

I know that hard brackets [, ] require triple backslash escaping when used inside expect "..." strings, so I use expect "blah blah \\\[herp derp\\\]" to accurately convey these characters to the ...
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Does set timeout change each expect statement, or just the final expect eof?

I'm learning to use /usr/bin/expect for the first time, to automate the nightmare that is installing fink from source, as that script has a few dozen prompts, all of which can be answered with the ...
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How can a desktop mail client be configured to read local mail?

This seems like something that should be doable, but I'm having no luck figuring it out and Google isn't helping much either.Is there a way to use claws-mail (or another client) to view local mail (...
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Block su without the '-'

I want to block everyone running su without the login option.They can run su - <user>, su -l <user>, su --login <user>. But su <user> will be blocked.How to achieve this?
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Run nikto in a .sh file

I have been trying to make an .sh file that runsnikto -h <IP HERE>Even though I can run nikto in any other directory I get the error command not foundAny help would be appreciated :)
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'su root' succeeded for root on /dev/??? - SunOS logging

I have a log like this in /var/log/authlog :<date> <server> su: [ID 366847 auth.notice] 'su root' succeeded for root on /dev/???and in /var/adm/sulogSU 12/12 11:13 + ??? root-root...
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simple way to extract tar.gz in-place with no hard-drive overhead

I'm working with a tar.gz file (196 GB). This file needs to be extracted (240 GB) in place, and I would like the total disk usage not to go over 240 GB during the process (or close to it as possible). ...
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Connecting to Multiple Wifi Networks Simultaneously

I am attend university, and on campus there are multiple wifi networks available. I (and other students) have noticed that on the primary network, certain important websites (Google) have extremely ...
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How can I split a file exactly at the occurrence a given hex string? [duplicate]

Under Unix / Linux, how can I split a binary file exactly at the occurrence of a given hex string?

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