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suggested rejected edit on Parameter expansion in variable assigned with a wildcard
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comment Copying directories to directories with different names
meh this is a duplicate at least a dozen times over. If search worked better I'd flag it. If the problem is solved, let's just all move on.
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comment Copying directories to directories with different names
for d in directory_*; do cp -R "$d" "tmp_$d"; done
Jul
2
comment Where do the words in /usr/share/dict/words come from?
From your wordlist link, I clicked on wamerican then External resources: homepage and that might have some of the info you want (clicking through wbritish takes you to the same project). Some of the other dictionaries that can be referred to by wordlist come from other projects.
Jun
30
comment Removing white space using sed but skipping Date-Time stamp
are you just trying to remove large sections of contiguous whitespace? Maybe 's/ */ /g' (space-space-star) or 's/ \+/ /g' to replace 2+ spaces with 1 would be "good enough"?
Jun
29
comment What happens in the Debian community around 2010?
...or maybe the concept of a "distribution" has stabilized and, as Debian and its processes have matured, less work is required.
Jun
24
comment Outlook.com usage impeded in Linux
I recently had MS sign-in problems (on a different product) and needed a user-agent switcher to fool the site into serving me the right page (though I was using Chromium and needed to tell the server I was using Iceweasel). It's at least something you could try.
Jun
19
revised Why and when does `lsblk` require `sudo`?
s/lbslk/lsblk/ in title and first line
Jun
19
suggested approved edit on Why and when does `lsblk` require `sudo`?
Jun
17
comment How to quickly add some space in the terminal?
I do #2 but tee it to a text file that I keep open in an editor (an emacs frame) which I can refresh and scroll around in easily. make 2>&1 | tee make.txt | grep someProgressString
Jun
17
comment Upgrading KDE 4 to 5 on Debian
I assume so, though the easiest way to get there might be to install the default image then uninstall whatever you don't want.
Jun
17
comment Upgrading KDE 4 to 5 on Debian
You're in for a world of hurt if you try :) There will be lots of dependencies on base libraries and you'll get lots of conflicts that will be a real pain to resolve (if you even can). If you want the stability of Debian at least wait until KDE5 arrives in unstable; if you just want KDE5 now then start from scratch with Kubuntu.
Jun
17
comment Upgrading KDE 4 to 5 on Debian
Because the Kubuntu maintainers decided to add KDE5 and the Debian maintainers didn't :) Ubuntu teams make their own decisions about what software versions fit their release criteria and what they're willing to support. Looks like Kubuntu has decided that KDE5 is ready for their users but the Debian KDE maintainers haven't yet.
Jun
17
answered Upgrading KDE 4 to 5 on Debian
Jun
17
comment Debian Jessie FULL download
FYI there were more than 300 security updates in 2014 (many affecting multiple packages), i.e. nearly daily updates.
Jun
17
comment Debian Jessie FULL download
The "modern technology" way to install Debian is to use the network install image and only download the packages you actually install (saving bandwidth from the servers which are providing you free downloads). If you are going to install to more than 1 computer, put that 64GB USB stick on one of the computers (or a dedicated machine (maybe a RasPi or BBB)) and install apt-cacher-ng and proxy all the installations through that machine. The four-DVD solution is intended for installation to a single, offline computer.
Jun
16
accepted What's the difference between .local, .home, and .lan?
Jun
16
comment install already built Linux environment
I know it is not quite what you asked for, but maybe you want an OEM installer? It lets you preselect the packages, then at install-time you set up all the settings that need to be unique to each machine, like the hostname.
Jun
16
comment Debian Jessie FULL download
FYI there are over 56,000 packages (though aptitude search . | grep -c only reports about 48k; or you could install more if you enable multiarch). I have 422 in /var/cache/apt/archives, taking up 546MB -- if that average holds that would be over 70GB for just the amd64 .debs. Maybe you can tell us why you want all the debs?
May
28
comment Copying latest file from remote server
Why rsync? As opposed to, say, scp abc@xyz:$(ssh abc@xyz ls -ht /tmp/*.doc | head -n 1) .. Anyway, I have the same problem, and this solves it, so thank you :)