.docx/.doc to .odt File Conversion in Command Line in Linux

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Word .docx and .doc files are common for documents commonly generated by MS Word software. We would like to convert them to the more open ODF Open Document .odt files for various cases. This can be done by GUI software tools. If we have a set of many .docx/.doc files, it will be handy if
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How to email admins automatically after a Linux server starts?

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Managing a cluster of servers, I would like to notified when a server is started. How to make the Linux servers email me or other admins automatically after they are started? I did this by adding a crontab entry on each servers like @reboot date | mailx -S smtp=smtp://smtp.example.com -s “`hostname` started” -r zma@example.com zma@example.com
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How to configure iptables on Linux Mint 17.1?

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How to configure iptables and make the configuration persistent across system restarting on Linux Mint 17.1? You can use the ‘iptables-persistent’ tool. To install iptables-persistency pachage: sudo aptitude install iptables-persistent The you can manipulate the iptables by the ‘iptables’ command. To save the current iptables rules: sudo /etc/init.d/iptables-persistent store It will store the rules for
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How to install musl libc on Linux Mint 17?

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How to install musl libc on Linux Mint 17/Ubuntu 14.04? You can install musl libc on Linux Mint 17 by sudo aptitude install musl musl-dev musl-tools One note: If you want to install a newer version of musl libc than the one from Ubuntu repo, you can use this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~bortis/ archive/ubuntu/musl by sudo add-apt-repository
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How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux?

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How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux? With aptitude, you can use this command to show the available versions of a package: aptitude versions <package name> In the console GUI, aptitude also show the versions. You may also simulate installation of a package and see which version will be installed: aptitude
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How to check the DNS I am using on Linux?

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My Linux distro is Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr)). I am using NetworkManager. The old trick does not work: $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND — YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN nameserver 127.0.1.1 If you are using
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How to disable auto mounting on Linux Mint Cinnamon?

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I prefer Linux Mint (I am using Cinnamon) not automatically mounting a portable storage such as USB disk or iPhone for me and I would like do the mounting manually if I need it. The default behavior of Linux Mint is to automatically mount the disks. How to disable this? The auto mounting on Linux
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How to install latest version of Calibre?

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How to install latest version of Calibre? The version from my distro (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora) seem at 1.xx while the latest Calibre is already at 2.x. You may check Caibre website’s instruction: http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failedn’); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()”

How to install gitbook?

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How to install gitbook on my own Linux box? First, install node.js following https://www.systutorials.com/qa/1268/how-to-install-node-js-on-fedora or How to install node.js on Ubuntu/Linux Mint depending on your distro. Second, install gitbook by npm to /opt/: # cd /opt/ # npm install gitbook Then, the gitbook can be invoked by /opt/node_modules/gitbook/bin/gitbook.js You may need to install the latest
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How to find which package can be installed for a file, like “yum provides”?

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How to find which package can be installed for a file, like “yum provides”? That is, the package is not installed yet and I do not know the package for a file that I want. The apt-file tool can do the similar things as yum provides. You may need to install it first by sudo
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How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude?

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How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude? To list available versions of a package: apt-cache showpkg <package-name> For example, to check all versions of thunderbird: $ sudo apt-cache showpkg thunderbird Package: thunderbird Versions: 1:31.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages MD5: 68ed1001b79d708ad48956a0c129114d Description Language: en File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en MD5:
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How to backup iPhone on Linux?

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How to backup iPhone on Linux? Not using iTunes or Windows. You can backup iPhone using libimobiledevice. By the time I replied here, it supports up to iOS 7. Please check this post for a tutorial. Actually, the methods introduced can be used on Linux systems with the libimobiledevice installed. Backup iPhone: idevicebackup2 backup ~/iPhoneBackups/
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Wireless driver in Linux Mint for HP Mini 110 Netbook

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How to install the wireless driver in Linux Mint for HP Mini 110 Netbook? The bcmwl-kernel-source for Broadcom Linux STA driver works. You may need to connect the network first by the LAN cable or another wireless adapter. Open Control center -> System, Driver Management. After a while, it will ask you to select the
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Manage Linux console screen by commands?

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How to manage Linux console screen by commands? When the screen will be blanked? Put the screen into powerdown mode or power off the screen? 2 tools are useful for managing the console screen on Linux: setterm – set terminal attributes.vbetool – run real-mode video BIOS code to alter hardware state. When the screen will
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