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A software engineer, programmer, project manager, Gnu+Linux user, and a dad.


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comment How to you create directories and set permission?
@momo the preceding comments may be of interest to you.
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comment Is Android compatible with the Linux Standard Base?
I doubt it (but do not know). Note that Gnu+Linux is often confusingly called Linux. Linux the kernel as used in Android, Gnu+Linux (such as Debian) and others is just a kernel, it can easily be used to implement non Unix/Posix like operating systems.
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comment How to you create directories and set permission?
I just added to my comment, that if she where not a member of the group, then chgrp would fail. (also owner can change mode anyway.)
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comment How to you create directories and set permission?
Consider what will happen if owner is a member of a group: In your example owner has no access to campaigns or financials and read access to public, no matter what group they are in. Considering that owner needs to be a member of the group to be able to run these commands, owner should have same or higher privilege than group.
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revised send email only when find finds something
re-write to make clear, based on questioners comment.
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comment Fedora 20 Crashes on Older PC
As it is a live CD, have you tried it to see if it works live (Without install)?
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comment Symbol ''@'' (AT) Shortcut on Keyboard - What keys to press?
Is you question “How do I type @ ?”
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comment Going into a directory linked by a link
You can do this cd -P . after the original cd.
Jul
25
answered copying parallel directories Why does cp -r work this way?
Jul
25
comment How come zipping a created disk image, makes smaller files than piping?
can you add the missing bits of case1: you don't have the zip part.
Jul
24
answered How can I suppress the space between generated arguments during brace expansion?
Jul
24
comment How to swap " and @ on Lenovo keyboard
They should not move around. The keys have codes that are sent to the computer. The key-code is based on the keys location, not what is printed on it. Try running evtest and/or xev in both states. To see if anything changes.
Jul
24
comment apostrophe appearing whenever type letters with soft signs
I am on Debian 7 and just typed this using latvian-apostrophy āēģņļ (I type 'a'e'g'n'l, and I got the sequence āēģņļ) I guess that is what is expected. Have you checked the Ubuntu bug list, file a bug if there is not one already there.
Jul
24
comment apostrophe appearing whenever type letters with soft signs
May be related: askubuntu.com/questions/470481/…
Jul
24
comment apostrophe appearing whenever type letters with soft signs
Can you tell us how to type the characters? Also what are you expecting is it āēģņļ ?
Jul
24
comment Starting a VNC session on a new X display
How is it going. Have you got it working yet, or do you need more help?
Jul
22
comment What does the 'barrier' mount flag mean in Linux?
I don't know enough to know if it matters. I would think that at worse it is as bad as no journal, but what I have read it does not seem that bad, however I can not discern the subtleties. I have barrier=1, and it runs fast enough for me. Unless you are doing real heavy duty stuff I would leave it on. You have ram buffers so stuff will be written out when it can, with no slowdown to applications. And very little delay in writing to disk. If you with to see how much the ram buffers speed things up then add sync=1 to your home directory, and try to use your system for a day or two.
Jul
21
comment Lags on file access, is my HDD going to break?
If you think it is the hard disk failing, then use S.M.A.R.T tools to find out the health of your drive. fsck probably won't help. Most modern drives hide failures, by using redundancy, except via S.M.A.R.T. But also note it may not be a disk failing, my disk slowed down a while back similar symptoms (only 1second though). It turned out that it was my fault, I had changed something, in the mount options.
Jul
21
comment What does the 'barrier' mount flag mean in Linux?
If you read about journaling filesystems, then you will realise that it is important to write the journal first, then execute the journal thus writing the real data to disk. The barrier ensures that the journal is written before it is executed. Otherwise the journal us useless.