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Prevent an application from being closed on terminal exit

I have created a bash script that starts an application. Since I wanted the terminal window to close when the application is started, I used this line: firefox & 2> /dev/null; exit; It works ...
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How to I will add jpg or gif or png (logo or emblem) in Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get the tux logo on the text based boot? I want to add jpg logo in Terminal..but not ascii format
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How can I learn Shell Programming?

What are the tools needed for shell development, and are there examples?
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1answer
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Converting images to PPM P3 (using convert command)

I was wondering if there is a quick way to convert a given image to a PPM image that is in version P3. The convert command returns it in P6 by default. Thanks!
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x server startx error?

root@thewhitewox:~# startx X.Org X Server 1.7.6 Release Date: 2010-03-17 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-29-server i686 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux ...
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How do I execute FTP commands on one line?

This is what I'm doing when I log into a FTP: ftp user:password@server ftp: user:password@server: Unknown host ftp> echo HELLO WORLD! ftp> quit I'd like to do a one-line FTP command... ftp ...
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Mailbox monitor and scripting

This is something I haven't done before... So not sure what some good resources or a solid starting point would be. What I want to do... is on my Ubuntu Server 10.10 box, I need to setup a mailbox... ...
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Update 10.10 server under VMWare

I'm using Ubuntu Server 10.10 under VMware Workstation 7.1.3 and I wonder how to update ubuntu server via terminal since I don't have any GUI.
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Error while compiling ffmpeg during make

I want to install ffmpeg on ubuntu. and following this article http://pasindudps.blogspot.com/2010/12/compiling-ffmpeg-in-ubuntu-1010.html but when m doing make after config Then go to the ffmpeg ...
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cannot insert backslash with bash, python, works fine with csh, idle

I have a strange problem with inserting backslashes (Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04, the upgrade changed nothing). The key combination on my keyboard (Swedish Thinkpad T400) is AltGr + ?. However, this seems ...
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Shell tweak to show current path in addition

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 and now I got in the shell something like that: machine1user@mylinux:~: how can i change it to machine1user@mylinux:/my/current/path :~: ?
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How do I disable TCP Window Scaling?

TCP Window Scaling is part of RFC1323 - TCP Extensions for High Performance I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 at the moment. For an immediate effect I have run the following: sudo sysctl -w ...
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How do I upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 in one command by using the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading from the command line? Hi, I dont want to use the update manager I just want to type one command in a terminal do you understand? I am at 10.04 and want to ...
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How do I turn on and off compositing from the command line?

As the question says: how can I turn on/off compositing (like clicking the appropriate option in System→ Preferences→ Appearance→ Visual Effects) using the command-line? I run Ubuntu desktop 10.10, ...
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Command line calculator that keeps fractional values

I just found a good command line calculator program called bc and was satisfied with it until I discovered it rounds off fractional values, thus causing loss in precision. According to its man page: ...
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Application with Output similar to the GUI output of “WireShark”

I know that WireShark allows live packet capturing as well as details being displayable in the GUI. Is there any similar program that operates on a CLI, rather than a GUI? This is intended for use ...
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Activating broadcom wireless drivers in CLI

The wireless card as identified by lspci: Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02) I'm new to Ubuntu and ...
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How can I reduce the number of TTYs?

I don't need 7 TTYs (or do I?). So how do I reduce this number to 3?
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WARNING: library configuration mismatch when running ffmpeg

well, just typing ffmpeg on command line gives me lots of spam. I'm perfectly comfortable with that till it does not break my files, but... Is there any way to troubleshoot/fix that? $ ffmpeg FFmpeg ...
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How do I set command line mode vga=788 permanently?

I have a problem that is not of easy resolution, happen to tell... I have Installed Ubuntu 10.10 Server. I want to join to the system way vga=788, into the grub it changes without any problem ...
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What do each of the TTYs do?

I know that Alt+Ctrl+F1-F6 take me to available command lines, and that F1 command line is used for debugging, and F8 is the GUI desktop, that what i know but today i noticed there in F7 that does ...
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XFCE shortcut problem

Every time, when i hit k button in a terminal window in vim, so it happens fairly often, it invokes the Find pop-up. I could not find where this can be turned off. I do not have this problem at home ...
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How to auto-boot into text mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? How to configure my Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop (Maverick) to start in a Terminal like mode? I don't want any graphics. I can't get rid of GDM. ...
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High resolution CLI?

I want the resolution of my console to match my screen resolution(1440x900). 1024x768 works fine but for some reason when I put 1440x900 when I switch to ttyX the command prompt is almost right off ...
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Command line option to check which filesystem I am using?

Is there a command that will show which file system (ext3, ext4, FAT32, ...) the various partitions and disks are using? Similar to how sudo fdisk -l lists information about disks and partitions?
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Where does Ubuntu store its library files?

I want to add my own library to use in c compiling, but don't really know where ubuntu stores it.
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I can't find .bash_profile

I am trying to learn how to tweak my shell in the file but can't seems to find the file in my home directory or in /etc/profile. Is there any other file I need to search for, or am I expected to ...
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How to switch the editor in mc (midnight commander) from nano to mcedit?

Using ubuntu 10.10 the editor in mc (midnight commander) is nano. How can i switch to the internal mc editor (mcedit)?
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Reboot without sudoer privileges?

I've been trying to get my ubuntu restart without having to edit the sudoers. This has been possible before (in lucid I think) using a dbus command: dbus-send –system –print-reply ...
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How do I install Parallels Tools via the command line?

I have Ubuntu Server 10.10 running on Parallels 6 (latest update from yesterday) on my iMac. I click on the Install Parallels Tools in the Parallels Desktop Menu, but do not see where what I think ...
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Is there a way to have wall messages show to desktop users?

Let's say I'm away from home, ssh-ing on my home computer. For any reason, I need it rebooted. # shutdown -r +10 This sends a warning message every minute via wall, which is completely invisible ...
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Logging out other users from the command line

Sometimes when there are too many users logged in it can cause my computer to become very slow and laggy due to low amount of available RAM. I would like to be able to quickly log out the other users ...
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How can I see folders from terminal?

How can I list folders from within the terminal, which command should I use?
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Joining MP3 files losslessly

I have a bunch of MP3 files and I have their paths grouped in a text file. Is it possible to join the relevant MP3 files based on the paths in the text file?
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Command to check graphics device and graphics driver

Is there a utility or terminal command to tell you what graphics device and driver you are using?
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1answer
382 views

Equivalent to yum history?

Is there an equivalent to yum history command in ubuntu? Im aware that i can just look at the apt logs, but im looking for something that will list them all in the command line, and then enable me to ...
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335 views

Upgrading to 10.10 has made the terminal go crazy

I asked this question on the unix/linux SE and someone suggested I try my luck here. The problem is this: since upgrading to 10.10, the terminal has gone a little funny. Here's a picture of the ...
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How can I trash a file from the command line? [duplicate]

Can I make a shell script trash files instead of delete them? In the past I used gvfs-trash but this doesn't appear to exist in Ubuntu 10.10.
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How can I reset the defaults settings in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset GNOME to the defaults? How do I reset my Unity configuration? I have been experimenting with window managers and now I misconfigured compiz, to me it ...
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Terminal font is buggy

After my fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10, I noticed that the terminal's font is smashed together and altogether awful-looking. Does anyone have a solution or workaround? I've been trying to find one ...