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Will GNOME and GTK libs bloat up my KDE?

I want to use Shutter. I installed it previously under Kubuntu and it needed a lot of libs. What bothered me most was that Kubuntu wanted me to restart, that is rare for OS's nowadays and in general ...
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Quota utilities

Are there any command line utilities that make it easier to read quotas (e.g. showing percentages, approximate size in MB, etc.). Perhaps something like what htop does for top, but for quota?
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Open any kind of application with BASH

I have made a Java program that could open any application. Suppose there is a file name "*.jpg", the it would allow the OS to recognize the type of application and then open the default application. ...
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Compile Unix with a custom application [duplicate]

I wonder, is it possible to compile Unix along with a my custom program so that it runs only my custom program on start up of computer, as if my program starting with boot up?
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What does the number mean in a man page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the numbers in a man page mean? If I typeman ls, I seeLS(1) in the top left and top right corners of the manpage. I also see programs on the internet being ...
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Program to show keystrokes (shortcuts) on display

I'm going to make a presentation about a software product and it has some key shortcuts, that I want to show. Is there a program, which displays the keyboard-shortcuts, that I have used?
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sudo: ./server: command not found

I wrote a piece of software called "server" and I am trying to run it on a different linux box. The command I am typing is: sudo ./server I am in the directory with 'sever' in it, and it tells me ...
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How do get an html file to open in preferred html application from command line on linux?

How do get an html file to open in preferred application from command line on linux? I have an xterm window open and an html file I want to do something like open test.html and that will start my ...
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Get current versions of applications via apt-get

I am new to debian. What bothers me is that apt-get install shows just really old versions of everything. E. g. "Eclipse Galileo" but currently it's "Juno" and imho there was "Helios" and "Indigo" in ...
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Does quiesce exist for Linux?

Quiescing a file system allows you to make a backup of the database while it is still running and other programs and their data as well. The application generally needs to be notified of the quiesce ...
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Debugging a Segmentation Fault

I have an application that runs on an embedded Linux device that I am expanding with new features. The new features require GLib so, I am dynamically linking the required libraries to the application. ...
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Where to start creating CLI applications?

After using linux for a month or two, I know what I'm doing now. When creating programs, using whatever language, I've obviously been using code like this: $ python test.py And so if I wanted ...
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Getting list of installed apps (NOT packages)

How can I get list of installed apps (based at files in /usr/share/applications/) without writing own parser? I need just app name, path to app icon and path to launch app. I'm using C++ with Qt ...
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Colorized `cat` for source and script files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I display syntax highlighting on a file? Is there any application like cat, but with color output? I'd like to view my files with colors like in any IDE's ...
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How extreme-coupling in UNIX-like OSs can be acceptable? [closed]

As we know a very basic software engineering principal is loose coupling. But we know that programs in UNIX-like OSs are extremely coupled. How this can be explained/justified? I mean from extremely ...
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How i create application B that would be able to communicate with running application A? [closed]

I have background application A. I want to create application B to configure application A on the fly. So, how can I detect if A is running and send some messages to A?
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Personal Drawing Board

I am a computer science major who has a lot of theoretical classes that involve a lot of math. I hate using pen and paper for scratch work because I keep on losing them so I am planning on getting a ...
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unrar part of a multipart rar file

Suppose you have a multipart rar file, say file.part1.rar, file.part2.rar, file.part3.rar. I know that I can extract only the first parts using for example unrar e -kb file.part1.rar However ...
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Registering a Standalong app in the Application Launcher of KDE

First off, I am using Kubuntu 12.04. I've just downloaded and unpacked a standalone installation of some software (Intellij's Phpstorm IDE, but I don't think it matters). I've copied the unpacked ...
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Edit Application Menu in Fedora 16 XFCE?

I am running a fully updated Fedora 16 with XFCE in my VirtualBox virtual machine, and just like to know how I can edit the items in its Application Menu? Update: I installed the program alacarte, ...
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How can I read CD-Text information from CDs

What applications are available for GNU/Linux that allow read-out of CD-Text data from CDs? Command-line programs would be preferred.
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Is there a command line tool for image manipulation?

I'm searching for a tool for command line image manipulation. I want something similar to pinpoint presentation tool where I edit a file and can directly see the results on another window. I can get ...
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Icon not showing in applications on OSX

I just re-installed Firefox, but the thumbnail is not showing in the dock applications folder. The icon DOES show both in dock and in finder. I have tried to re-install Firefox again but without ...
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Why don't all Mint 12 applications show up in my cairo-dock menu?

I'm running Mint12 with four monitors. Needless to say, the standard Gnome doesn't work well but it does when using Cairo-Dock instead of the default toolbars and menus. The problem is that my ...
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How to invoke root privileges from my custom app?

In a GUI-environment, I want to be able to ask the user for the root/sudo password and then execute an app that requires root privileges from within my app. As an example, say I want to run an editor ...
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Gracenote database

I use GRIP to convert compact discs to a format that can be copied to an IPOD using AMAROK. By default, GRIP connects to freedb to get disc and track information. I've been told that the Gracenote ...
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Making applications persist when closed (like on Mac OS X) on Linux

Once an application is first launched in OS X from the dock, it stays open in the background, even after you close all open windows for that application. For example, if I open Google Chrome from the ...
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How do I list all installed programs?

How do I list both programs that came with my distribution and those I manually installed?
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Free way to get financial data as Bloomberg terminal [closed]

I was wondering if there are some free ways (applications or programming) to get financial data (either live data, historical data or both), achieving similar function as Bloomberg terminal? Thanks ...
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Should I put application into /usr/local or /usr/local/share?

What are the "standards" -- should I put application (not just binary, but entire distribution) to /usr/local or /usr/local/share. For example scala or weka -- it contains examples, binaries, ...