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May
7
comment How to fix frequent crashes of openshot?
i experienced the same problem, and after trying to fix or at least mitigate it, and being unable to, i ended up leaving OpenShot and using something else instead :( shame :(
Sep
5
comment Installed fonts not showing up, Linux Mint 15 64bit
@peterph -- is that so? thanks, I didn't know that!
May
18
comment `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
@Arrowmaster -- thanks, that seems like a better approach than the one I was messing around with. Since I'm already wrapping sudo with a function of my own, I've simply added a if [ "$1" == "$EDITOR" ]; then block and am now calling sudoedit instead :)
May
17
comment `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
do you have any idea why the examples in my revision don't seem to work?
May
17
comment `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
hmm - perhaps I spoke to soon. Now that I try this, I can't actually get it to work. Can I trouble you to take a look at my revision?
May
17
comment `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
brilliant, thank you. I couldn't find a proper example of that syntax. Now that you spell it out for me, I can see how I should have worked that out from the man page, and I feel slightly foolish. No doubt this answer will help others, too, though.
May
17
comment `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
yeah, that's a very similar use case to the one I had in mind, thanks!
Apr
21
comment How copy and rename files found in “find” function Linux?
@Gilles -- I am indeed, that's how I read the question. Appreciate the point, though :)
Apr
4
comment Which run dialog
Gnome-Do is dead, isn't it? Synapse and Kupfer seem to be leading the field now, I believe.
Mar
29
comment *nix whose package manager DOES NOT split Python into multiple packages
I agree with phunehehe -- I'm not sure this question makes sense...
Mar
19
comment Why is this python error message generated whenever I type a nonsense command?
one possible solution is # apt-get remove command-not-found...
Mar
18
comment How do I find text within a file and have it search multiple subfolders?
@tooshel: only if you don't want everyone to be able to use it...!
Mar
17
comment Permissions issues for shared directory on a server
watch out for the smart-quotes in this answer! (did you copy-paste from this blog jeff.robbins.ws/articles/… ? It seems to derive from this site's very own @Gilles :))
Mar
15
comment Turning an old computer into a network firewall
smoothwall is a fine choice - simple, lightweight and secure. You can run it easily off a USB key if necessary, too.
Mar
15
comment How do I find text within a file and have it search multiple subfolders?
@tooshel - didn't realise the non-GNU grep doesn't have that option. updated my answer :)
Mar
12
comment Cloud Server: Which MTA (exim/postfix/etc.) on What OS (Linux/FreeBSD)
@pepoluan: absolutely no such thing as too stable here. We're talking about MTAs -- it's hardly the bleeding edge of innovation. Any of these solutions will have all the functionality you need, so your decision should probably be based on stability, resource usage, and ease of management (inc. quality of documentation). In my opinion, debian stable (note that that's debian 6 squeeze as of Feb. 2011) and exim4 comes out best overall.
Mar
11
comment How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
it's the only answer here which allows the OP to reuse the last line -- everything else entails running the command again, which could be anywhere between utterly irrelevant and catastrophic :) But the OP did say reuse.
Mar
11
comment How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
@Gilles -- unless you use @mattdm's answer, of course!
Mar
11
comment How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
+1 -- good answer! you could achieve the same thing, even if you're not running X, by using GNU screen (gnu.org/software/screen).
Mar
10
comment best bittorrent client on Linux
rTorrent is king for a daemonised setup -- see this excellent article: kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/05/02/howto-use-rtorrent-like-a-pro