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Jan
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Dec
17
comment Convert a .docx to a .pdf with pandoc
Um.... Word docx is right there in your quoted text (right after OpenDocument and ODT). That said, docx is still not a well documented format and so, actual compatibility in the open world is.... spotty, shall we say, and your suggestion for LibreOffice (along with the formatting differences ) is good.
Dec
8
comment In Fedora, how do I turn off the automatic dictionary suggestions?
I've never seen this behavior, but there does appear to be a predictive spelling package ibus-typing-booster installed perhaps by default. My installation had no config for this, so it does nothing. Try removing it (there appear to be no dependent packages) and see if that fixes it. This is certainly a stab in the dark, though. fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Typing-Booster
Dec
6
answered Cannot upgrade Scientific Linux to version 6.5
Dec
5
revised How to start tmux with attach if a session exists
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Dec
5
answered How to start tmux with attach if a session exists
Oct
12
revised Error installing Fedora 19
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Oct
12
comment Error installing Fedora 19
You're right. In reading the question I though it was a bit fuzzy on exactly when/where the error was happening, but it's not.
Oct
12
revised Error installing Fedora 19
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Oct
12
answered Error installing Fedora 19
Oct
8
comment Is there something like closures for zsh?
@Matt, extra credit for mentioning the add-zsh-hook.
Oct
8
comment Is there something like closures for zsh?
@Ben, that number includes functions which have considerable white space and local variables. If I had 2000 global aliases and variables.... that would be a problem.
Oct
8
comment Is there something like closures for zsh?
Not really. You can use a prefix on your variables, say LRPROMPT_, to limit possible name collisions/pollution.... but it's still possible. Also, it's just your shell and prompt. Collisions can happen, but it's not that big a deal unless you're doing quite a bit more in the shell than is probably reasonable. I use oh-my-zsh AND have more than 2000 lines in custom zsh configuration (beyond omz) and collisions really aren't a problem. I do use prefixes, though.
Oct
8
comment Unable to run 'sudo chmod +w /etc/hosts'
As you request, so it is done. Thanks.
Oct
8
answered Unable to run 'sudo chmod +w /etc/hosts'
Oct
8
comment Unable to run 'sudo chmod +w /etc/hosts'
"man chattr" to see a list of all the attributes. The specific attribute in this issues is the immutable attribute. The file was marked immutable. This means it is unchangeable at all by any user including root. Root can still change the attributes and remove the immutable attribute, but must to so first before making changes to the file, unlike standard no-write permissions to a file which root can simply ignore. These attributes are only applicable to ext[234] file systems so far as I know.
Oct
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revised bash PS1 256 colors with bold
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Oct
2
answered bash PS1 256 colors with bold
Sep
27
revised Can i transfer files using ssh?
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Sep
27
comment Can i transfer files using ssh?
I guess I should also point out that there is a WinSCP program which provides a graphical interface to all this: winscp.net/eng/download.php