jimm-cl
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org
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Probably here is the answer you are looking for: If you are using GNOME 3.4 or newer and installation still doesn't work, check to make sure that the "GNOME Shell Integration" plugin is ...

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Determining if a file is a hard link or symbolic link?
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Using the -h and -L operators of the test command: -h file true if file is a symbolic link -L file true if file is a symbolic link http://www.mkssoftware.com/docs/man1/test.1.asp According to ...

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awk is putting last column in a new line
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First, make sure you are using spaces and not tabs in the input file. Then, try separating the variables by commas, like this: awk '{print $2,$3,$1}' infile.xyz > output.xyz If you place the ...

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How do I remotely edit files via ssh?
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Depending on how many files and what kind of files you are expecting to edit, this is maybe not exactly what you want to do here, but I think it's worth mentioning. If you have to edit files in a ...

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Wildcards: how do I list files ending in `.txt` only without using the dot character?
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Extremely ugly, since this could be achieved using find . -type f -name "*.txt" easily, but if you don't want to put an . in there, and the only file extensions you are going to find in that directory ...

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Is it possible to write a script that run su or sudo command without typing password?
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Two approaches as far as I can tell: Good idea When setting up sudo for a specific user or group, you can use the ALL=NOPASSWD option in the /etc/sudoers file. Some pointers on how to do that: ...

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Is there a standalone tool which will write reports from CSV data files
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I doubt there is an auto-magical tool out there that receives a csv file as its input and then creates a report as an output -without- further interaction from the user... at least, you will be ...

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In the command tar –cvjf foo.tbz a b c, what are a, b, and c?
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It's common that, when using compression tools, the arguments after the flags and the file to be created are the files to include or add to the newly created file. In this case, a, b, and c are the ...

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How do I rename files with strange characters
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Not taking into account the NFS part of the problem, some days ago I had a similar issue while trying to delete a file with no name / blank name. Well, actually, it was not blank - its name was the ...

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How to know what to grep for in dmesg?
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Something like this would be useful: dmesg | grep -iC 3 "what you are looking for" For example, if looking for your video card, you could try: dmesg | grep -iC 3 "video" Or: dmesg | grep -iC 3 "...

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Tiling window manager that keeps the titlebar?
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1 votes

You are looking for tiling window managers having non-tiling windows capabilities. Maybe the answer is not getting something working out-of-the-box, but using something like openbox or fluxbox (which ...

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Can't install Flash Player on Debian Jessie
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(This might be better as a comment, but as an answer is better formatted) Comment every line in the sources.list file, but: deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free Then, ...

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Can't start mysql service
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Go to your /etc/my.cnf file, and check the datadir and tmpdir variables. Go to those directories, and check the permissions of the files within them. If there's any file owned by root, change the ...

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zip -r v/s zip -R
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From what is likely to be in your man pages: -r --recurse-paths Travel the directory structure recursively -R --recurse-patterns Travel the directory structure recursively starting at the current ...

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I can't install new packages and can't update and upgrade
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Run the following: fuser /var/lib/dpkg/lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock ls -l /var/lib/dpkg/lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock If there are processes running, and any of the 2 files exist, then run: fuser -...

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Why are some files and folders hidden?
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This might be a highly opiniated answer, but I think the main reason dot files and dot directories are marked like that is not to hide or obscure them - I think it's just to let the user know that ...

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What is the difference of -a and -e in bash's conditional expressions?
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The best answer I have found is this one, from a StackOverflow question: bash if -a vs -e option (answered by Johannes Schaub - litb) -a is deprecated, thus isn't listed in the manpage for /usr/...

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How to open a PDF file using PuTTY as a terminal?
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You said: "Now it's unable to open a PDF document in putty". Was it ever able to open the pdf file in the first place, or you are trying this for the first time? As per the error, I can see that you ...

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