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Oct
8
comment /usr/bin/which returns cryptic error “which: no ls in ((null))”
It sounds like a $PATH problem.
Oct
3
comment Can I change the font of terminal?
Sure: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fonts#Console_fonts
Sep
25
comment The most universal scripting language for Linux is?
I'd guess sh.
Aug
10
comment Is here an editor for linux terminal like there is for MS-DOS?
Mint is based on Ubuntu, which ships with nano by default, so I think it's already installed.
Feb
18
comment Replace yum with apt
Wait, what? Do you understand the difference between the two? Why is one "better" than the other? You can't replace package managers (sanely) and expect to have a working system. Besides, Ubuntu and Fedora's package structures differ.
Dec
23
comment Strange directory name, shown with a backslash
mv "/development " "/development". Or you can add %20 to your URL: foo.com/development%20
Nov
19
comment Create alias to change directory and list contents
Or just re-open your Terminal emulator ;)
Nov
19
comment Create alias to change directory and list contents
Override it. See my comment.
Nov
18
comment Create alias to change directory and list contents
You aren't overriding it. You are telling bash to run cd ... && ls when you type in cd into your prompt.
Oct
11
comment Why can't I have a folder and a file with the same name?
Darn you, confabulations! Thanks for actually testing @ChrisDown.
Oct
11
comment Why can't I have a folder and a file with the same name?
@rahmu: Well, what about Windows?
Oct
11
comment Why can't I have a folder and a file with the same name?
I remember that phrase now, but I didn't think that it was literally true. Oh well, as @jw013 said, I'll just append .d or something to my folder name for now.
Oct
3
comment How to get list of computers similar to what is shown under “Network” in Windows
You could ping all of the addresses on the network, but I'm not sure why the GUI solution isn't working for you. What version of NetworkManager are you running?
Oct
2
comment Locking the screen via CLI?
xautolock locks the screen, yes, but I need to lock the screen when I press a button. I already figured it out, but thanks for the suggestions ;)
Sep
30
comment To-do's after installing Scientific-Linux 6.1 for Desktop purposes
Well, that's the tradeoff. Either long term support, or recent software.
Sep
30
comment To-do's after installing Scientific-Linux 6.1 for Desktop purposes
GIMP is really the only thing I can suggest. Also, you can run KDE and GNOME applications side-by-side. You won't need to use the KDE desktop, just a few of the libraries required by the binaries.
Sep
30
comment Locking the screen via CLI?
@polynomial: That seems like a good solution (maybe post it as an answer?). I don't have a second computer to SSH with, but I can try and print the process list every second or so to deduce what is happening.
Sep
30
comment Locking the screen via CLI?
@andcoz: I saw a few dbus-send things while Googling, but sadly none of them worked. I even looked at the LightDM API reference for a solution, but even that doesn't have anything. Heck, I even tried to look at the source of Ubuntu's user switching panel (sorry, can't read like 1,000,000 of C). I might try emailing the dev list for help...
Sep
30
comment Locking the screen via CLI?
I'm not looking for a lock screen (I have my own, plock, for that :P). I'm looking for a way to trigger the lockscreen (whatever it is).
Sep
30
comment What is the best touch screen kiosk solution?
A bit late, but have you looked at Arch Linux? It's about as stripped as you can get, and the killer package manager and user script repository might have things you're looking for.