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How to get bash or ssh into a running container in background mode?

I want to ssh or bash into a running docker container. Please, see example: $ sudo docker run -d webserver webserver is clean image from ubuntu:14.04 $ sudo docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS …
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How do I uncompress a tarball that uses .xz?

I'm used to extracting tarballs with a -xfz flag, which handles gzip and bzip2 archives. Recently I've run into a .tar.xz file and I would like to uncompress it in one step using tar, how can I do that?
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How do I shut down or reboot from a terminal?

How can I shut down or reboot Ubuntu using terminal commands?
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How can I add a user as a new sudoer using the command line?

After I add a user using adduser, I can't see it via System > Administration > Users and Groups unless I log out and then log in again. Is that normal? Also, can I set a newly added user as a sudoer or do I have to change that only after adding it?…
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Error message "sudo: unable to resolve host (none)"

When I run sudo the terminal is stuck for a few seconds and then outputs an error message. My terminal looks like this: ubuntu@(none):~$ sudo true sudo: unable to resolve host (none) What can I do to solve it?
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How to keep processes running after ending ssh session?

Let's say I launch a bunch of processes from a ssh session. Is it possible to terminate the ssh session while keeping those processes running on the remote machine?
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How to add a directory to the PATH?

How do I add a directory to the $PATH in Ubuntu and make the changes permanent?
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How to enable or disable services?

I read about how to enable and disable services in Ubuntu and it seems that there are different possibilities to manage them. The first method I found is update-rc.d to add new services to startup, which aims on the /etc/init.d folder and its…
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Find and replace text within a file using commands

How can I find and replace specific words in a text file using command line?
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How to extract files to another directory using 'tar' command?

I thought tar archive.tar /users/mylocation would work, but it doesn't. How can I do that?
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How to install updates via command line?

When I log into my web server via SSH I see the information: 88 packages can be updated. 80 updates are security updates I tried apt-get update then apt-get upgrade but each time I log in I still see the message about updates. How do I install…
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How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?

How do I safely delete all files with a specific extension (e.g. .bak) from current directory and all subfolders using one command-line? Simply, I'm afraid to use rm since I used it wrong once and now I need advice.
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How do I search for available packages from the command-line?

I have successfully installed some packages using the command line 'sudo apt-get install packagename' when I have known in advance that those packages are available. But how can I search for or get a list of what is available in the repositories?
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How do you monitor the progress of dd?

dd is a wonder. It lets you duplicate a hard drive to another, completely zero a hard drive, etc. But once you launch a dd command, there's nothing to tell you of its progress. It just sits there at the cursor until the command finally finishes. So…
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How to add existing user to an existing group?

I want to add the Apache user (www-data) to the audio group. I've read the man page for useradd, but I'm not having any luck. I'm running xubuntu 11.10. Here's what I'm doing: $ sudo useradd -G audio www-data useradd: user 'www-data' already…
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