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Debian user, GNU/Linux enthusiast, FLOSS supporter, hobby developer.


Nov
14
comment Strange bash sytax error depending on sudo usage
He's running it as ./scriptname and the shebang is clearly #!/bin/bash. I would be puzzled as to why sh would get invoked here.
Nov
14
comment How do I define alias with variables which can be changed at runtime?
It's not clear exactly what your example commands are supposed to do, but try taking a second look at functions. Functions are basically more powerful versions of aliases.
Nov
13
comment tmux vim colorscheme background is not showing
In my experience, tmux behaves strangely when launched inside gnome-terminal. Try launching tmux with TERM=xterm tmux and see if it behaves differently. If xterm doesn't work, try xterm-256color or xterm-color.
Nov
13
comment what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
@edwardtorvalds For the problem pointed out by the Wheeler link, use ./* and the problem is solved. The wheeler link is irrelevant to your first comment about abc def.txt though. I still do not know what you were trying to say with your comment about abc def.txt.
Nov
13
comment what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
@edwardtorvalds Can you provide more information? * should match a file named abc def.txt. If it doesn't something is wrong so tell exactly what you type and exactly what output you get.
Nov
13
reviewed Close How to interpret numerous processes with exact same RAM usage
Nov
13
reviewed Leave Open iptables Port Forwarding — no service with the port
Nov
13
comment Autostarting Conky Weird Behaviour
It sounds like conky is running in the foreground. Try killing everything conky related and running it from a terminal, to see if it returns you to your prompt immediately or not.
Nov
13
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Nov
13
comment what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
ls --quoting-style=shell would not help. Only literal quotes are actually treated as quotes. Any quote characters that happen to result from expansions are not special. You would have to use eval to get the shell to reparse expanded output, and I would not really recommend that.
Nov
13
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Nov
13
answered what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
Nov
13
comment Script to see if user has logged off
You could simply change until to while, but I do not think this is the most efficient or elegant method to be notified of user login activity.
Nov
12
comment any way to get rotation cube on xmonad/i3
Considering how compiz is a window manager and xmonad is a window manager, I'd guess that you can only have one or the other. There isn't a tiling wm that I know of that has compiz-like effects.
Nov
12
comment How to map emacs multi-modifier keys in vim?
This seems to be a quirk of the CTRL-C mapping, which is the interrupt key. For some reason, this mapping only starts working after tweaking the Ctrl-C key in some way. Try imap <C-c> <Nop> followed by iunmap <C-c> and your mapping may start working.
Nov
12
reviewed Close Parentals Controls?
Nov
12
reviewed No Action Needed How to get device filename from lsusb output or by device path
Nov
12
reviewed No Action Needed Gargoyle repeater bridge channel hopping
Nov
12
reviewed Leave Open How can you tell if GStreamer plugins are installed correctly
Nov
12
reviewed Close How to print odd numbered fields from a text file using awk in Unix?