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Mar
21
comment What is the difference between 'rm' and 'unlink'?
@slm♦ The answers correspond to that question, but this question is different, it says: "Assuming you know the target is a symbolic link and not a file".
Jan
31
comment SSH tunneling error: “channel 1: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed”
As you can see from the dozen of answers below, the error message, despite looking very specific, should be understood as a generic error. Generally, the solution is to open a shell at the remote and try the very same connection, to see the actual cause. You will find in answers below the most common actual causes.
Jan
30
comment SSH tunneling error: “channel 1: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed”
Be careful, it's not MaxSession but MaxSessions. Although there are some protections, don't break your ssh server configuration...
Dec
19
comment Preserve bash history in multiple terminal windows
Short answer is: it's not intended by bash developers. Solutions based on flushing then re-reading the history probably do work, but beware of Shlemiel The Painter. In plain words: amount of processing work between each command is proportional to history size.
Oct
22
answered How to make wget download recursive combining --accept with --exclude-directories?
Oct
22
comment How to make wget download recursive combining --accept with --exclude-directories?
httrack does not support custom headers (needed for authentication). Wget does.
Oct
6
revised How can I put my HDMI display into (and out of) power save mode?
Offer `standby` and `suspend` additional options.
Oct
6
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Oct
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Sep
1
comment Anacron job complains “Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display”
Warning : echo 'your crontab line here' | crontab - will replace all your crontab jobs with just this line. Use { crontab -l | grep -v "somekeyword" ; echo "my new crontab line # somekeyword" } | crontab to add/update one line while not causing duplicates.
Jun
8
comment gvfs-mount auto password
I don't know your setup, if it is your university, your work, a public service provider, whatever. I can't guess its sanity. Anyway back to your first question, if you have no choice don't worry too much about the "echo mypassword | gvfs-mount".
Jun
8
comment gvfs-mount auto password
Hum, thanks for the feedback. The situation is a little silly. If this happened to me, I would write them a request (as a bug or suggestion for improvement) to enable key-based authentication and be open for alternative providers.
Jun
8
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Jun
8
revised gvfs-mount auto password
Adjusted explanations for details and sub-questions in original question.
Jun
8
answered gvfs-mount auto password
Mar
11
awarded  Revival
Nov
14
answered How can I put my HDMI display into (and out of) power save mode?
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14
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Jul
10
answered Startup programs on virtual desktops
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9
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