file names

How do I find out that /users/f/foo/file.txt file belongs to a specific partition?


I‘ve main domain configured at and I’d like to use with different files. How do I add subdomain support with Lighttpd web server under UNIX or Linux operating systems?

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How do I copy a file with a colon punctuation (:) name in it. When I type the following command to copy “file:name.txt” to a remote host called server1:

scp file:name.txt user@server1:/path

I get the following error:

ssh: Could not resolve hostname s: Name or service not known

How do I copy file with scp or rsync with a colon in it?


How do I loop through files in a directory under UNIX like operating systems?


I am trying to use xargs command using shell pipes and not able to understand how to control and use command line arguments. For example I’d like to find out all *.c file located in 100s of sub-directories and move them to another directory called ~/old.src. How do I use command line args with xargs to achieve the same?


I‘d like to match all filename like foo.c, FOO.C, fOO.c, Foo.C and so on using find command under UNIX. How do I do a case-insensitive find search under Sun Solaris / OpenSolaris UNIX systems?

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How do I run shell loop over set of files stored in a current directory or specified directory?