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Aug
18
comment Extract one file from multiple zip files
But if the file has the same name in each folder, then how do you recognize the correct file, after extracting? By folder name?
Aug
18
comment Recovering ext4 superblock
Yes, bytes 0, 1, 2 and 3 are part of the 8+8+8+8 = 32-bit number (written as "__le32" in the table). ghex might be helpful, but I would recommend using a program or script instead, if possible, to avoid having to search manually.
Aug
18
comment Recovering ext4 superblock
That's the trick, you need to check that enough values are correct according to the ext4 superblock table, to convince you that it might be the correct location and size.
Aug
18
answered Recovering ext4 superblock
Aug
18
comment Unix : how to tar only N first files of each folder?
Do you wish to have the first 10 files, sorted numerically, alphabetically, by date or does the order not matter?
Aug
18
comment Extract one file from multiple zip files
How do you recognize the correct file? By content, file size or date?
Aug
17
comment Can't change File Manager on Manjaro ( ArchLinux )
Are you using KDE as your desktop environment (and kwin as your window manager)? What happens if you install "the_silver_searcher" and run ag thunar ~/.config and ag thunar ~/.local? Is it there? Have you considered just removing Thunar?
Aug
14
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Aug
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Mar
15
answered Firefox in Docker, failed in isolation
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Jan
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comment What's causing VirtualBox OSE to hang my machine?
If the virtualization instructions of the CPU were used and were the root of the problem, it would not be the fault of VirtualBox, but not completely unrelated either. That computer is long gone (and memtest revealed nothing).
Dec
3
comment Which linux distro's package repositories are secure and which are not?
Arch has now had properly signed packages for a while, so it's no longer an issue.
Oct
14
revised How do I write a retry logic in script to keep retrying to run it upto 5 times?
I wrote it this way on purpose.
Oct
14
comment How do I write a retry logic in script to keep retrying to run it upto 5 times?
I disagree that {1..5} is clearer. It is more succinct, shorter and easier to extend for higher numbers than 5, but I think the more "manual" 1 2 3 4 5 is clearer and also better at showing how for in bash works.
Oct
14
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Oct
2
comment Dragging and dropping tabs between browsers
@HalosGhost, that's a good idea. I agree that it would not be terribly graceful. When it comes to usefulness, it's a matter of how users behave and what they expect. Drag and drop is much more widely used on OS X, for example, and users expect it to work. URLs/Tabs is not the only drag-and-droppable thing that could need a better or more standardized way of being implemented on top of Linux. It's about making it possible.
Sep
30
comment How to run screen as non-root user in CentOS 5
Ah, screen sessions are per user, unless one attaches specifically to a screen session. Is this what you want?
Sep
30
answered How to run screen as non-root user in CentOS 5
Sep
30
comment How do programs detect home directory (other than $HOME)
As a former twm and xterm user, I feel your pain. Have you looked through the output from the "set" command? (all the environment variables). Does firefox work? Can you run a vnc client, so that you can connect to another machine? What happens if you set USER to a non-existent user? (Just in case chromium looks up the home directory in a file in /etc). And last but not least, have you tried turning it off and on again?