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Running upstart jobs as unprivileged users

What's the canonical way to have an upstart job change its userid and run the script as an unprivileged user? Obviously one can use su or sudo, but this seems hacky (and can generate needless log ...
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1answer
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how to merge video with PowerPoint file?

I want to merge video with PowerPoint file into a single video file -- related PowerPoint is displayed when the video is showed (like some online training experience), and I want to know whether there ...
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6answers
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Can I permanently prevent Java security updates from installing Yahoo Toolbar?

Each time I get a Java security update, I have to remember to untick the box to install the yahoo toolbar browser plugin that they've decided, for some mad reason, is an important security feature of ...
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1answer
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how to swap columns to rows view

I have following two columns of data in excel 2007: a 1 b 2 ... What I need to swap the view to: a b ... 1 2 ... I think there is way to do it in excel 2007. Is this possible?
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4answers
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Unable to use scp with a bash alias

This code does not work: scp ~/Desktop/favicon.ico nameOfBashAlias:/public_html/mySite/templates/blog/ The alias is: alias nameOfBashAlias='ssh myUsername@11.11.11.111' How do I solve this ...
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2answers
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Setting up synergy (multi-computer shared input devices) new to Mac

I've just gotten a Mac and the first thing I'm trying to do in setting it up for dev is to set-up synergy. I've run into countless issues, and am making progress, but that 'Mac's just work' theory ...
3
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4answers
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Software for creating an image of a CompactFlash card

Does any one know a good free application to make an image of a CompactFlash memory card? We are developing a program for a computer that uses a CompactFlash card as system storage and we would like ...
3
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4answers
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Error “broken packages” when installing GVim on Ubuntu

Trying to install GVim on Ubuntu 8.10, I get the following error message: $sudo apt-get install vim-gtk -- The following packages have unmet dependencies: vim-gtk: Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2....
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3answers
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How do I stop my computer from going into sleep or hibernate mode?

I have noticed that when I run Windows Media Player on my laptop, that the screen saver will not start and more importantly my computer will not go into sleep or hibernate mode. However, when running ...
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votes
4answers
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Using two conditions with a SUMIF function in Excel 2003

For a given row on Sheet1, I use the SUMIF function to see if the value from the first cell of that row is on a list of historical values in Sheet2. That will basically summarize all the values on my ...
5
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6answers
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How to get the Excel header on each print page to be the first row of the table

I need the first row in an Excel spreadsheet to print as the header on all pages.
4
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5answers
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How can I strip stationery from incoming email in Outlook 2007?

How can I strip stationery from incoming email in Outlook 2007? I would like to avoid using Plain Text only.
4
votes
3answers
325 views

How to reassign a shortcut key?

Previously, Ctrl + D was assigned to an application by a shortcut on the desktop. The shortcut is now deleted but shortcut key is still assigned to the same application. How can I reassign Ctrl + D ...
171
votes
13answers
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How do I extract files from an MSI package?

We have some old patches that we want to get the files from but don't wish to spend the time installing them to a machine. Can anyone advise a way to extract files from an MSI installation package?
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7answers
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What is the easiest way to free space on a hard drive?

My hard drive became full. I am looking for ways to locate the things that use most of my disk space. I played with cron once so it may have consumed a great deal of space, but really I have no clue. ...

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