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Jan
28
revised Linux Mint 14 Hangs on Install
formatting mostly
Jan
27
comment Is expect tool availabe for ARM platform
Are you using some distribution? Debian, for example, has expect for armhf and armel architectures; a *.deb file can be handled as a tgz archive.
Jan
27
answered How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user?
Jan
26
comment aptitude remove pkg_name* not working like apt-get
Using aptitude manually, I sometimes press M on a category, marking all packages under this category as "installed automatically" (i.e. a dependency of something) – this selects packages not a dependency of anything for deletion (and most probably is not the best way to do this; note that Ctrl+t lets you "cancel pending actions")
Jan
26
comment aptitude remove pkg_name* not working like apt-get
Aptitude has many search terms, maybe these help you (they probably solve the libqt* issue, e.g. ?name(libqt*))
Jan
26
comment aptitude remove pkg_name* not working like apt-get
About your PS: No, the man page explains "Purge package" as remove it and all its associated configuration and data files.
Jan
26
comment In the usage string of my custom shell script, shall I also display --help and --version?
+1 for usage consistency across different tools (there seem to be several getopt(s), btw)
Jan
24
answered Creating linux distro for use during exam
Jan
24
comment Raspberry Pi, serial console, minicom, and gnome-terminal
There are other minicom alternatives possibly worth trying (the thread mentions cu, screen, seyon, conserver and kermit)
Jan
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is log_daemon_msg ?
Jan
22
comment Log file not growing beyond a size. Why?
Is this web-app home-brewn or something publicly available? (Maybe with a mailing list, documentation)
Jan
22
comment Supervisord does not work
What raises this error? If it is supervisorctl, is supervisord already running?
Jan
21
comment explain the command `printf — “#!${opt_E}”`
Note that ! is reinterpreted by Bash, so try using dash or some other shell that doesn't do history expansion.
Jan
21
comment Upgrading the kernel in Redhat Linux 6.0
Way to go: apropos kernel probably mentions uname (2). man uname shows you that uname -rv gives you the running kernel's release and version.
Jan
21
comment Debugging Linux Kernel with QEMU
packages.ubuntu.com lets you search for package contentsqemu-utils
Jan
20
comment How to prevent a mistaken rm -rf for specific folders?
safe-rm maybe
Jan
19
comment Disable screen blackout in KDE while watching iPlayer
You could manually inhibit power management via D-Bus.
Jan
19
comment Why VNC not showing actual Remote Desktop
(If I guessed the VNC server you use right,) you might be able to use Xvnc with inetd as described in its man page (last paragraph of the linked section). Another (kind of high-overhead but neat) solution might be using the Guacamole remote desktop gateway and configuring access there.
Jan
18
comment How do I ensure that only one instance of my ksh script runs on Solaris using NFS?
Anyway, I'm rather confused about your question, since none of the answers in the referenced question uses flock...
Jan
18
comment How do I ensure that only one instance of my ksh script runs on Solaris using NFS?
How about Perl? Besides, the lock directory solution is available.