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16 votes
2 answers
3k views

Bash negation of -a (file exists) does not change result, whereas for ! -e changes result

7 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why splash is not in kernel parameters list but works?

7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Has Linux kernel abandoned universally applying "RAM that isn’t being used for something is wasted RAM" approach (e.g for mobile devices)?

5 votes
3 answers
1k views

Where is /cow for Linux booted from LiveUSB?

4 votes
1 answer
940 views

Btrfs automounted and mounted via gnome-disks : "Error finding object for block device" on umount in terminal

4 votes
1 answer
242 views

Why if [ -d "dir/proc" ] true when ls "dir" gives total 0 (might be chroot / proc related)?

3 votes
1 answer
782 views

Why fan gets enabled again and again after thinkfan started and ended once?

3 votes
1 answer
11k views

"bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale" - misleading? What does it mean?

2 votes
1 answer
115 views

How to replace linux distro ISO on bootable USB keeping extra data partition intact and accessible?

2 votes
3 answers
265 views

How to identify one of several Firefox installations (location) by id from `~/.mozilla/firefox/installs.ini`?

2 votes
1 answer
96 views

Quoting within $(command substitution) in argument to a function in bash

2 votes
2 answers
92 views

Cannot find node ' '. How to add downloaded Info document file so that info command worked?

2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why sudo apt install /path/*.deb produces permisson denied whereas sudo dpkg -i /path/*.deb works fine?

2 votes
2 answers
395 views

Can dd be used for regular small files?

2 votes
0 answers
121 views

When does "apt-get install" ask me to confirm whether I want to continue or not (year 2021, Linux Mint 20, based on Ubuntu)?

2 votes
1 answer
197 views

error: linux "find" finds/renames not all directories containing string at first run

2 votes
1 answer
389 views

How to interpret `apt-cache rdepends` to pinpoint dependency?

1 vote
0 answers
124 views

UPower: PercentageLow, PercentageCritical - any meaning?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

What rd.live.image means?

1 vote
1 answer
726 views

How does apt keep track of BUILD (source) dependencies?

1 vote
1 answer
701 views

How to check in bash script that it was started by "Run in Terminal" from GUI?

1 vote
0 answers
20 views

apropos does not find cmp [duplicate]

1 vote
1 answer
557 views

Is symbolic link to hardlink (inode) of directory possible? (that would point to the same physical location after mount on top of that directory?)

1 vote
0 answers
77 views

Why `mount --bind ` allows to access shadowed mount point if run after shadowing, but not before?

1 vote
0 answers
219 views

Make xkb produce two symbols on one key press (e.g. make `ctrl`+`+` & `ctrl`+`=` produce same (combined) effect to get rid of `Shift` for zooming in)

1 vote
0 answers
151 views

Merge two corrupted copies of same file to fix errors / finding parts of files of same size that differ

1 vote
0 answers
227 views

Unionfs: deleting folder from upperdir results in diappearance of files in the overlayfs

1 vote
1 answer
8k views

"Connecting...", "Connection failed. Activation of network connection failed" How to find out what does it mean exactly? (ping works)

1 vote
1 answer
102 views

How can a file have size (per Nemo), but does not take space on disk (in RAM)?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

decoding failed, system halted during legacy boot (possibly due to large SATA drive attached)