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Apr
9
comment My /var/log/ is mysteriously filling up GBs in minutes! Any cure before I re-install Debian 7?
@learnerX that's part of a stack trace. tail -f /var/log/syslog will scroll the syslog (until it rotates) and let you see a little more of what's happening (don't post the whole thing here, but watch it and get a feel for what's repeating, so you know what to investigate). ath9k might be a wifi chipset, maybe try disabling your wifi as a troubleshooting step (also try unplugging any peripherals).
Mar
10
comment can a super user steal passwords from other users with keylogging?
It's not useless if the user has a difficult-to-crack password they use on multiple sites.
Mar
5
accepted How do I move a line in a text file up or down by one line?
Mar
4
comment How do I prevent just 'exit' from being saved when I close an SSH connection?
HISTIGNORE=exit in .bashrc (search around here for examples)
Mar
4
asked How do I move a line in a text file up or down by one line?
Feb
24
comment how to express line feed in shell?
or echo -e...
Feb
6
comment Help with script over a list of files
as long as they're sequential and you're using bash: mkvmerge -o newfile.mkv 1.mkv +{2..5}.mkv
Feb
6
comment Create list of folders with a matching (but not identical) ending
@Costas go ahead. And thanks for teaching me about uniq -d
Feb
6
comment Create list of folders with a matching (but not identical) ending
that will do pre OR post, but I think OP asked for AND. So maybe along the same lines, for f in *.ctpre; do x=${f%.ctpre}; test -d "$x.ctpost" && echo $x; done
Feb
4
comment How do I troubleshoot networking on Debian
browse /var/log/apt* and /var/log/dpkg* for any upgrades that happened since your previous restart, i.e. anything that might have gotten changed but not taken effect until you restarted. Kind of a long shot, but maybe you installed something you forgot about.
Feb
3
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Jan
24
comment Is there way to see `man` document only for specified option of a command
And then n goes to the next instance.
Jan
9
answered Using grep for listing certain lines from a file
Jan
9
comment How do I make grep list the count of matches before the filename?
sounds like an X-Y problem..‌​. (I'm not going to pass up an opportunity to say that to someone with more rep than me ;))
Jan
6
comment Restore from lost+found
It won't restore the old hierarchy but if they are pictures, some photo organizer programs will read the EXIF data from the pictures and can import the files into a year/month/day hierarchy for you.
Dec
23
comment How to recursively delete a dir after find
That deletes files named DIR-NAME, not files inside DIR-NAME/
Dec
23
comment What is “jobs” commmand in Redhat Linux
serverfault.com/questions/41959/… . Also try typing "help jobs".
Dec
14
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
9
answered How to convert dashed string to spaces and caps?
Dec
5
answered cd into all directories, execute command on files in that directory, and return to previous current directory