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comment add recent files in debian Dash using nautilus folder
By "Debian dash" do you mean the dash shell? Where do you expect to see recent files in dash?
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comment Yet another problem mounting SD cards!
Do the partitions show up in /proc/partitions? And is there anything in dmesg relating to the card when you insert it? (BTW: Please edit your question to add additional information; that way its collected all in one place, not buried in a potentially long comment chain).
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comment Why is ImageMagick's `compare` command so slow and is there an alternative?
Not an answer, but apt-cache search image compare gives several alternatives including findimagedupes, perceptualdiff, and openimageio-tools. Also, as I found out the other day while writing a tag description, there is motion which sounds like what you're trying to reimplement...
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comment Yet another problem mounting SD cards!
@xernobyl Which operating system (including distribution, at least if Linux), and version are you using? Also, you refer to this as "another" problem, but it appears to be your first question; is there a different question we should refer to for background?
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comment Yet another problem mounting SD cards!
@JohnWHSmith That won't cause the device to not appear. Quite possible OP's fdisk just doesn't recognize the filesystem in use, which isn't a problem (other than it printing "unknown" instead of the filesystem name)
Oct
22
comment Print pids and names of processes as they are created
An interesting side note is that the pid is first created as a copy of the creating process (fork or variant), then the new program is started using a member of the exec family. So you probably want to log the exec*, not the fork.
Oct
22
comment How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?
Ubuntu has two installers (see wiki.ubuntu.com/Installer/Development for background); which one are you trying to modify?
Oct
21
comment ClamAV from rpmforge requires libc6 versions
Also, this may be a silly question, but is the server (and the OS install) 64-bit?
Oct
21
comment Ubuntu apt-get errors: “has no installation candidate” or “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages”
That 404 error should be asked as a different question. Presuming the obvious things (have you checked for typos in /etc/apt/sources.list?) don't fix it.
Oct
21
comment How can I rotate one camera but not the other, in motion?
If this wasn't a case of "oops, setting was staring me in the face and I didn't see it" (which happens to all of us...), then please add your own answer describing the setting changes required. It'll help any future visitors with the same question.
Oct
21
comment SSH hostname and IP address
The IP address or hostname of your machine is something you (or an administrator at your site) set... We don't know it. Though if you have some other way to log into the machine (say, using a keyboard and monitor attached to it) then try running ip addr ls and hostname -f. Both can be done as a normal (not root) user.
Oct
20
comment Expanding text format in VI
[I realize this is an ancient question]: Could you clarify, is this actually vi or do you mean vim?
Oct
20
comment How to see the space used/free from each PV inside a LVM
You can get %used/free, but only on an "is it allocated to an LV?" basis. But it sounds like you already know how to do that (with pvs).
Oct
20
comment How to see the space used/free from each PV inside a LVM
I've posted an answer... but if this isn't something you're doing because you're just curious about it, it sounds like you need to explain the higher-level problem you're trying to solve, as I'm pretty sure there is a better way.
Oct
17
comment What are the main differences between uselessd and systemd?
I presume you've read uselessd.darknedgy.net ... That page contains a summary of what's different about it, and seems to answer your question. Could you please clarify (and, hopefully, make this question more focused)?
Oct
17
comment How does loading an OS work?
See here: happyassassin.net/2014/01/25/…
Oct
15
comment Ubuntu live CD keeps on going back to the choice screen
That's a fairly multi-page forum thread. It'd make your answer much more useful if you were to summarize the useful portions of that thread in your answer.
Oct
15
comment mkfs.ext4: Discarding device blocks: failed - Input/output error
Your SD card shows up via the mmcblk interface? Interesting.
Oct
15
comment How to make aptitude recognize Oracle Java as a valid java dependancy
make-jpkg should already do that, at least if you installed the resulting .debs. Sounds like a bug somewhere... which packages are you seeing that are requiring openjdk?
Oct
15
comment How to replace symbol || with |“”| using sed
BTW: In sed, alternation is \| not |, so you don't actually want to escape those |s.