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text mode and emulated text mode: how do they work?

I'd like to know the difference(s) between the text mode that one gets, for example, by opening "terminal" in GNOME, and the text mode that one interacts with in a server linux distribution ...
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Window Manager: Add the maximize option to any window (even if the UI disabled the option)

Some graphical programs make use of a window which the user can scale unlimitedly but still disable the maximize option (for whichever dumb reason). [EDIT]: The window might be a subwindow of another ...
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Prevent notifications from being dismissed when clicked?

On all the desktop environments I've used, clicking a browser notification makes it disappear. Is there some way to prevent this behavior to make it more in line with Windows/macOS where clicking a ...
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Why do terminal emulators still need to emulate specific, old terminals?

I more or less understand the distinction between what is called a "terminal" and a "terminal emulator". The former referring to an actual hardware peripheral connected to ...
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How to fix Liquorix problems

I installed liquorix as a lubuntu kernel to improve the performance of the computer in tasks that require graphics processing, such as simulators or games, the problem is that you see lines like ...
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LibreOffice install language package from official dnf-repositories

If I check under tools > options > Language Settings > Languages > Language of > User interface: it only contains "Default - English (USA)" and "English (USA)", ...
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How to replace an email in a (PHP) file from the command line without sed?

I have a PHP file which contains an email address as with $to = "example-1_2@example-1_2.com"; and I want to replace the email address to another directly from the terminal. The following ...
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i3: Firefox opens window on inactive workspace

I encountered a weird behavior with Firefox in i3. It sometimes opens on random inactive workspace, which is kind of annoying. I have no customization regarding Firefox in my i3 config. I have no idea,...
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Moving forward in history in GNU info

The key bound to (history-node) lets GNU info jump to the last node visited in this window (like a browser's back button). Is there an opposite for this function in GNU info: a way to go forward again ...
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Are Linux distro differ only by user-land?

I recently came across Docker and the concept where-in the Linux docker container re-use the same kernel of the Host machine. Does it mean, each linux distribution like Debian (Deb1 to Deb11), ...
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How to automate switching between light and dark modes?

I am a user of Linux Mint. One feature I often wish I had in Linux is the ability to switch between light and dark modes depending on the time of the day, as in macOS and mobile devices. I have put ...
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How does zenity use options for radiolist?

I am reading linux command line and shell scripting bible, and they use zenity for radiolist in this form: zenity --list --radiolist --title "Sys Admin Menu" --column "Select" --...
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Can't access to Ubuntu Interface when I open Ubuntu, just Terminal inteface

Please I have a serious problem using Ubuntu. I'm beginner in using Linux environment, I will try to explain the problem as good as can The problem is that I can't have access to Linux interface I ...
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Changing the UI font for LibreOffice in Linux

I'm using the official LibreOffice package for Linux, version 7.0.1, and I've no idea how to change the font for the user interface (dialogs, menu, options, etc). I've been Googling for that for the ...
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Why is cp's option not to overwrite files called --no-clobber?

cp is a massively popular Linux tool maintained by the coreutils team of the GNU foundation. By default, files with the same name will be overwritten, if the user wants to change this behaviour they ...
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Is there a GUI to edit/add users and groups

Is there a graphical tool that shows (edits) all users and groups on the system, so that one can avoid editing /etc/passwd and /etc/group directly? GNOME Settings (gnome-control-center) Users view ...
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Gnome shell : why do I need to type TAB or DOWN arrow to loop through open windows in overview

When I press Super on Gnome shell, I get the overview of the current workspace with all open windows. However I can't select any window using the arrow keys unless I press one time on the DOWN key or ...
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How to have separate arguments/variables in read

I want to make a CLI using bash for fun. I want to have a read prompt like CLI/[path]/:> easy read -p "CLI$PWD/:>" but if I want to do a command like cd then I will have to make a whole ...
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how can I set a right click and open terminal in context menu

I am using Debian 10.1 See the following screenshot. I am used to a Ubuntu environment where I do a right click and terminal opens. Is this kind of a thing possible for Debian environment. If it is ...
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We can't use TAB key or Left/Right Arow Key in close modal dialog in firefox and vscode on Kubuntu 19.04

system: Kubuntu 19.04 kde plasma version: 5.15.4 kde frameworks version: 5.56.0 Qt version: 5.12.2 kernel: 5.0.0-29-generic os type: 64-bit when you close one tab in kate text editor (CTRL+W) , you ...
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Debian 9.9: Can I set up a multi-lingual, multi-user system with locale?

In Debian I have set up multiple users. The OS was installed in English. Next I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure locale and selected multiple other languages (such as German, Spanish, and French) and ...
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How do linux distros generally handle multilingual UI fonts?

My question is specifically about whether there is a possibility to use different UI fonts for different languages. i.e. Ubuntu for English, Natsume Moji for Japanese, Noto Naksh for Arabic, etc.. ...
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UI takes from 20 up to 25% of my screen vertical space

I use google-chrome-stable (Version 69.0.3497.100, installed from the official Google repository) on my Debian Sid laptop. Its user interface (UI) sits at the top of the window and, as far as I can ...
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Matching opening and closing if statements in shell script (if...fi) using PHPStorm, vscode

I hava bunch of these nested if..then...fi 's if [ "${var}" = "NA" ] then if [ "$var" != "SAM" -a "$fileFormat" != "XED" -a "$Format" != "TED" -a "$Format" != "ESTA" ] then ...
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Chrome: font size of tabs, bookmarks' bar etc

Depending on the DPI settings, the fonts used in the Chrome user interface may be the wrong size, because Chrome (2018.07.22) respects the DPI settings when it renders web pages' content, but not when ...
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What does the error "X is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported." philosophically/logically mean?

Along side the question "Username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported" that explained the programical aspects of the error and suggested some workarounds, I want to know: what ...
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dpkg-reconfigure: what packages are supported?

dpkg-reconfigure gives a way to set options for installed packages in a "user-friendly" way (e.g. not editing files but selecting from dialogs). How can I find out what package has such options? e.g. ...
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Can I (pre)view a print job from the print queue?

Inspired by Mac OSX, I wonder whether it is possible to view the content of a print job (e.g. the file content to be printed, not just the file name or title). Does any UI exist for that? Ideally ...
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Change Icon User Login Screen, and Background, CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 and I want the Icon User on the Login Screen... I was trying in the System Settings -> Account Details, Click over Image But this method doesn't work... The Second Part, is changing ...
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How to make the PS1 character bolder?

This is my current PS1: PS1='\e[46m [\u@\A \W]\$ \e[0m ' It look like this: But I’d like thefont to be in bold style. Is it possible?
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Is there a way to set each user with its own language?

I use a fresh Mageia 6 with gnome-shell and 64bit. I have two accounts (or users), is there a way to set each account with its own language for example my account is in English and the other account ...
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Entering Unicode characters by name

Emacs has the insert-char feature: You press a key combination and get a menu containing all Unicode characters with search similar to dmenu and most DE's program launchers. For example, to enter "∃" ...
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Comboboxes from bash

I want a combobox from the shell. That is, a dropdown of default items with some fuzzy searching and, importantly, the ability to enter a value that is not in the list. In gui environments, this is ...
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Is `controlling terminal` solely for user control?

I can kill processes and send signals to them with kill, so I don't need controlling terminal (or ctty) for that. So.. is the purpose of controlling terminal is solely for reacting to nudges from user?...
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Run a program under another user with X server display

I want to be able to run (just) a program/few programs under a test user named "test" and at the same time benefit of the GUI of the program. I need this because I want to be able to save test ...
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midnight commander go to root directory shortcut

I would like to set "/" key as shortcut for going to root directory in midnight commander. I have tried to find relevant option in /etc/mc/md.default.keymap file but I couldn't. Is there relevant ...
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XFCE: "Send" window to an other workspace

I am using XFCE and I would like to have a shortcut to move some windows to other workspaces in order to "clean up" current workspace. I know, there are settings for this kind of shortcuts (move the ...
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How do I filter out "useful" mounts from /etc/mtab or /proc/mounts

I'm currently writing a basic filesystem abstraction (in C++) and I need to get a list of "useful" mounted devices on linux. I've found the function(s) getmntent/getmntent_r that allow to me to ...
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Bash - How can I make selection menu of zip files based on how many zip files in a directory?

I am doing a theming tool script. I want to make a selection menu of zip files (zip file contain theme) in a directory, then users will choose a zip file they want to install Example: in /theme/...
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Web-based Samba client interface for headless system

I run a file server on a Raspberry Pi at home. Also at home on another Raspberry PI; I'm running Openelec Kodi. The instance that I'm envisioning is where my (not-very-tech-savvy) wife is at home ...
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Linux Mint 17: Menu editors can't "move" Main Menu applications

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 64-bit MATE 1.10.2 mintmenu 5.6.4 Menu editors cannot apply "move" to Mint Menu applications. Mozo menu editor (default menu editor, version 1.10.1-1+rafaela) Displays ...
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Cause `less` to exit with a non-zero status code?

I would like to have the following command structure: command && check-status | less && followup-command This would pause the execution while the user interacted with less. How can ...
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find command, is there a way to get a progress report?

firstly please forgive my lack of knowledge of Unix - that's why I'm here after all. I've created an AppleScript which searches for files on a Mac and have greatly improved the speed by using the ...
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Sniffing usb serial connection

I'm trying to read the usb/serial connection under Ubuntu 15.04 without beeing a real 'member' of the connection. Since there can only be 2 instances reading/writing on the bus. I've used modprobe ...
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User input control

I am writing script, basically it's a calculator for very specific industrial procedure. I want to block alphanumeric input and allow only numerical input. How I do that???? I have used variable for ...
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Can the Bash shell "Ignore" Excess copy-paste text?

Say, I have a "Quick&Dirty" Perl script in a gui text editor, and I start the Perl interpreter in a terminal window which is running Bash. I can copy-paste the Perl script to the terminal & ...
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Windows look-alike Linux/Unix

The security/privacy focused distribution Tails features a camouflage-mode, that made it look like a Windows Desktop OS. Is there a GUI/GUI-theme/GUI-extensions that makes a Linux/Unix desktop look ...
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CTRL+C: copy or interrupt

In both Linux and Windows CTRL + C has two very different meanings, depending on what program you use. In some programs (mostly GUI programs) it means "copy" whereas in other programs (almost ...
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Colorization of BASH script output with tput - how to select good colors? [closed]

I would like to colorize output of one long complex interactive BASH script to make it easier for the user to work with it. I have learned how to use tput, but my question is more matter of design: ...
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cursor and combining diacritics in shell [closed]

I frequently deal with combining diacritics, especially the combining acute accent (U0301, or \xcc\x81). I have a keyboard set up to insert this character, and that works fine in the shell. $ echo а́ ...
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