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May
23
comment Bash Script — ffmpeg not being invoked as expected
You can perform bash script debugging with set -x.
May
10
reviewed Approve Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE does not have Printer support pre-installed. Can I add it, and precisely how?
Apr
26
comment LVM - Recovering from partition table corruption
It depends on how you "deleted" the partition. If you "accidentally" clobbered the partition table, you could try gdisk **recovery and transformation options** and from within the advanced menu **use backup GPT header (rebuilding main)** If you deleted the partition using gdisk, the backup GPT will be of no help
Apr
25
reviewed Reject virtualbox can not create new virtual machine
Apr
22
comment Linux redirection: << operator
That's used for a here document. Allows you to insert text, verbatim, up to <<HERE (position marked in shell by text before <<.
Apr
19
comment What is the correct way to access a specific help file in Vim?
In general the command is C] the hypen is shown to demonstrate a key combination. It's not Control - it's `Control ]'
Apr
19
comment What is the correct way to access a specific help file in Vim?
Are you using gnome or kde? I should have specified gnome-terminal
Apr
19
comment What is the correct way to access a specific help file in Vim?
If you're using vim in a terminal window, you can also jump to a topic, with a mouse double click (left button)
Apr
18
reviewed Reject manpages for my kindle?
Apr
18
comment I can read from hard disk, but I can't mount it read only
You have a drive error, maybe cabling. You need to fix this first. The OS may simply be interrogating the devices "capabilities." You can't circumvent a low level hardware error by mounting read only (higher level operation).
Apr
17
reviewed Reject Bonding two interfaces
Apr
6
reviewed Reject Terminal change keys
Apr
5
reviewed Reject CentOS on HyperV - eth0 not in ifconfig?
Apr
5
reviewed Reject tiff2pdf coloured
Apr
4
comment Cannot mount LVM partition after restoring LVM metadata
What type of filesystem? Did you make a backup of your data before resizing?
Apr
1
comment Is it possible to show the current history line number when performing reverse search in bash?
Isn't the point of searching when one doesn't know number?
Mar
30
comment Opening a TCP port in Linux
You could add exception handling to print where and why this is failing. You can also test connectivity to many servers with telnet specifying an explicit port.
Mar
27
reviewed Reject How to enable ping between machines connected in two interfaces?
Mar
25
comment Where should generated scripts be placed in the filesystem?
How temporary are they? Should they persist across boots?
Mar
24
comment Compare specific word counts without variables or expr
Did they teach you how to if and [[ ]] tests and arithmetic comparisons?