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16 votes
2 answers
2k views

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

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
2 answers
1k views

Why splash is not in kernel parameters list but works?

4 votes
1 answer
205 views

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

3 votes
1 answer
337 views

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

3 votes
1 answer
277 views

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

2 votes
1 answer
270 views

Where is /cow for Linux booted from LiveUSB?

2 votes
1 answer
122 views

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

2 votes
1 answer
509 views

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

2 votes
0 answers
68 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)?

1 vote
2 answers
196 views

Can dd be used for regular small files?

1 vote
0 answers
74 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
95 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
221 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
36 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
238 views

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

1 vote
0 answers
89 views

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

1 vote
0 answers
20 views

apropos does not find cmp [duplicate]

1 vote
1 answer
222 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
108 views

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

1 vote
0 answers
50 views

UPower: PercentageLow, PercentageCritical - any meaning?

1 vote
1 answer
334 views

What rd.live.image means?

1 vote
1 answer
3k views

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

1 vote
1 answer
509 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
56 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
55 views

How to make Linux Mint live usb not write logs to usb (writable partition)?

0 votes
0 answers
77 views

Using tesseract for character recongniton, result is not as expected (much worse). How to get better?

0 votes
0 answers
170 views

Why Fedora cannot boot on 8GB of RAM from liveUSB (with rd.live.ram option)?

0 votes
1 answer
394 views

How to change dconf settings in chrooted mode via terminal?

0 votes
0 answers
95 views

Where dconf gets key+values to populate user databse? Where is system database and how to edit it?