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May
20
comment Desktop Fails with “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.”
Sounds like a bug. Report it? (As a temporary workaround, try a plain window manager like twm.)
May
19
comment How can I copy a file in a bash script and rename it while copying and place it in the same directory
Maybe it's just me, but I find the wording really confusing here. Why are mv and cp insufficient? Could we have an example?
May
13
comment Bash script for looping through files
I'm confused which one of the mentioned things this question is actually about. What do you mean by "declare a variable"? Would the file "masked-gentleman.zip" be selected by your criteria?
May
13
comment GitLab install: psql error “role ”git“ does not exist”
I think the role "git" does not exist message is referring to a PSQL role, not a system user or group. Are you sure you did all of step 4?
May
11
comment How to scroll in a terminal using keyboard?
I think this is too broad. As mentioned, scrolling is a terminal emulator feature, not a shell feature. There are really very many terminal emulators many of which implement scrolling in different ways, or not at all.
May
8
comment Fancontrol HP laptop /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules in
Buying a quieter fan might be a functional workaround. Good luck!
May
8
comment Shell script to create users and add them to 2 specific groups
"Can someone please do my work for me?" Nope. :) Is there something specific about doing that task which you're stuck on?
May
8
comment Fancontrol HP laptop /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules in
The output seems to be saying that you're out of luck. It also mentions "Note that many motherboards do not have pwm circuitry installed, even if your sensor chip supports pwm." What sort of answer are you expecting?
May
8
comment I've moved my root directory accidentally to a folder, can't figure out how to move it back using busybox
Wait, what exactly did you do? Did you move your root folder (/) or your root user's home directory (/root/)? What command exactly is giving you "permission denied"?
May
8
comment Pass environment variables' values to a program?
I'd suggest condensing the problem to A=/tmp sudo echo "$A". Should I edit?
May
8
comment Track Internet Usage
Relevant list on SO | Similar question here | Similar on SU
May
8
comment What Linux distros make upgrades easy?
Are you looking for a rolling-release model or just one that makes big but easy releases? (As in what specifically does "easy" mean for you?)
May
8
comment What Linux distros make upgrades easy?
Here's a question on longest-term security update support that might be interesting.
Apr
29
comment Filter, sum and div in RethinkDB
How does this relate to Unix or Linux?
Apr
21
comment Getting Python errors whenever I try to use terminal in Linux Mint
From the first error, I'd guess your machine can't find the bash executable. What does which bash print? The rest of it sounds pretty confusing, since ifconfig doesn't really have anything to do with Python. What terminal program is this? (It might be good to edit the question with the details.)
Apr
19
comment Can I put multiple X windows into a single larger window?
Xephyr sounds like overkill; it starts a whole new X server! XReparentWindow (and the XEmbed protocol) are much more performant, though I can't point to an easy-to-use wrapper. Here's an XEmbed example for GTK.
Apr
19
comment Why does Chromium use so much disk space on Gentoo Linux?
Arch is another popular cutting-edge distribution, but is based on pre-compiled packages. Here's a comparison to Gentoo on their wiki and here on U&L.
Apr
16
comment How can I disown a running process and associate it to a new screen shell?
I think this doesn't answer the question. The question begins with "I have a program running". This answer assumes it's not running yet…
Apr
8
comment Help reg to write gawk script
This is quite unclear. If the key is unique, why are there multiple records with that key? What exactly is the transformation rule you want to apply?
Apr
8
comment How can I see a file's historical modification times?
Or if you only need to watch a few files, inotifywait.