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How can I roll back Ubuntu?

I face a very frequent problem: I am new to Ubuntu and I like experimenting with different softwares and environments, but either after installing them or after uninstalling them I can not log in into ...
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Templates directory in Ubuntu: can I use this feature with gedit in bash shell?

Saw this question: What is the "Templates" folder in the home directory for? But I wanted to know whether I can use this feature with gedit in bash shell? If yes How? If no is there any ...
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Bash script in terminal on boot

Is there any way to run a .sh script in a terminal window on boot? My computer boots slowly and I want to be able to press the button and leave to save a lot of time. This script is a looping ...
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How can I install Ubuntu with no boot options?

Here is my walk if shame: I ran the command sudo rm -rf ~ /.local And it deleted everything on my system. It is (or was) a Vizio CT14. The reason I ran this command in Terminal, if this is ...
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Problem in unmounting a disk image with a script… but not manually!

It is my first experience in writing shell scripts and something curious is happening. I'm working on an embedded system and I wanted my script test5.sh placed in the /root folder of the guest system ...
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Unlock files and folders

How do I unlock files and folders so I can delete them? I have Bakno Pinball version 9.0.0.0 and want to delete it so I can load and run the newer version. The files are locked and I cannot unlock ...
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Error on boot after repair disk

My computer running ubuntu 14.04Lts had no problems until it wouldn't start anymore due to an error. I applied the ubuntu repair disk and it would boot again though it gives these errors every boot. ...
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How to run new added binaries using makefile

I have added some pre-compiled tools for developing ARM into the /home/charlie/bin/ARM directory. When I modify the path by PATH=/home/charlie/bin/ARM:"$PATH" I can execute arm-none-eabi-gcc in the ...
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run command on only local mount points

I have a command to filter files with size > 10 MB but want to run it only on local mount points. Currently I have mounted some remote NFS in my system on /nfs so in my search I don't want to ...
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How to install ACPYPE and fix the error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to install acpype in ubuntu 14.04 and I followed the comments given in ubuntu program installation guide: I have followed the following commands. acpype go to the directory in which you ...
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Yakuake refusing to open

For some reason after the first time I restarted Yakuake seems to be absolutely dead... The F12 key now only seems to select and deselect my current application. I have tried reinstalling it from the ...
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Unable to use debian/rules clean

I am new to ubuntu and i am trying to use the command fakeroot debian/rules clean but It errors out. Here is some of what is shown, it is rather long so if I need to post it all I will. Error: cp ...
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growisofs with file of specific extensions

Could any guru help me construct a command line that would let me add just (say) *.jpg files to a growisofs command. It will need to recurse the folder structure and only add those .jpg files to the ...
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Opening a terminal from 14.04 Installation Disk

Does anybody know of a way to open a Terminal from the Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Disk? If so, is there a way to format a drive / clean it from then? Any help is very much appreciated!
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Unable to connect to network using terminal

I have been trying to install programs using terminal but every time I get this error: ccmb@ccmb-HP-Pro-3330-MT:~$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
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Difficulty opening terminal using ctrl alt t?

When I press the keys ctrl + alt it resizes the window I am working in rather than allowing me to press t and open terminal. I have already tried to reset the factory defaults, and that does not work. ...
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A file (/usr/bin/sudo) highlighted with red in Terminal

Anyone knows what it means when '/usr/bin/sudo' is highlighted with red in the terminal? This wasn't like this a few minutes ago Apologies if this is a dumb question, but it's been a while I had to ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem Boot-repair boot

When I start my laptop the following error appears "Operation System not found" When U use the Boot-Repair utility from my USB stick, I use the Terminal to put the commands but nothing happens. I ...
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Ubuntu Touch - how to create Unity .desktop launcher to make UT terminal to open and execute a command?

I have latest Ubuntu Touch installed on Nexus 7. I just apt-get installed there 'emacs' package. Currently I open Terminal application in Ubuntu Touch and key in "emacs" to get it launched. I want ...
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There is no shell for current user

I am facing a very strange error. I was using fish shell with oh-my-fish (https://github.com/bpinto/oh-my-fish) and I tried to change my command line to bash using: $ chsh -s /bin/bash [my_username] ...
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Can`t log in to dekstop /etc/profile: bad variable name

I'm having problem. I can't log in to desktop, password is correct, but when I log in then screen goes black and goes back to login screen. With Alt+Ctrl+F3. I went to shell then logged in for to ...
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Gnome terminal does not take lowercase 'a' input from keyboard

my Ubuntu terminal doesn't take lowercase letter 'a' only. Also it parses 'a' every time I copy some text in terminal containing 'a'. For 'a', now I have to use Insert+a every time. The lower-case ...
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How to start CAESES free?

I have downloaded the program CAESES free on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and unpacked it into the folder /home/xyz/Programy/CAESES-FFW_3.1.2_Linux.x86_64. The program developer proposes to use the bash for ...
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Getting No Such File in Directory running wget script

I'm very new to Ubuntu and scripting. I am a Windows sysadmin. I need to schedule a .csv download once a day for my job. First I tried to use the windows version of WGET and had was able to create ...
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Problems with Software Center and Terminal

Here's the problem. When I open Software Center it's black and closes after few seconds, can't do anything. And the problem with the terminal: sandro@sandro-E6224:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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Stuck at GRUB menu

I feel really dumb saying this... Thanks to the help I received on this forum, I finally fixed my Wine/Pipelight issue and could finally upgrade from 'Trusty' to 'Utopic'. To clean up extra files, ...
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JAVA path error in hadoop

I installed hadoop watching a youtube video. while I try to run this in terminal it gives me this error srimanth@srimanth-Inspiron-N5110:~$ /usr/local/hadoop-2.6.0/bin/hadoop version ...
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Autostart a Python script in an LX terminal

I have a python script which extracts continuous data from an incoming serial string and inserts the fields into an Sql database. The python script can be run manually from an LX terminal and works ...
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Match Pattern and write following value as variable

I'm trying to match a pattern and then pull the following information to create a file using that variable. Example (my data may look like either of the 2 examples) "headers": { ...
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Why does terminal keep closing right after I open it?

I tried to edit the profile so that when I start my gnome-terminal it always starts with archey... So after adding archey to something, I closed my terminal and tried to re-open it... However it ...
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How to perform apt-get operation on all installed packages?

I need to perform a dpkg-repack operation on everything to move to a new install on another hard disk, but the problem with this installation is that both I can't access any gui from a couple ...
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Problem while creating the 95proxies file

When I run this command in Terminal: sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d The following message is displayed: /etc/apt/apt.conf.d is directory please check that you typed the location correctly and try ...
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Problem setting up Environment for 'make' command execution

I am trying to set up devkitPro for ARM use, but I continuously get an error while executing the last two commands. The commands are make and make install. The tutorials I am following: ...
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Is there an environment variable in csh to modify PS2?

Is there an environment variable in CSH to change the PS2 like in bash and sh? For example: $PS2 = "hi" I tried it but it doesn't work in csh.
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How do I run GUI version of NetworkManager on DWM?

I was using wicd-gtk to connect to networks but for some reason it doesn't connect me to some networks and NetworkManager seems to be working fine. How can I launch GUI version of NetworkManager if I ...
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Persistent terminal in indicator panel

I'm looking for a plugin / applet that will run a persistent tiny terminal (even just one line) in the indicator panel (or below it, or at the bottom of my screen - somewhere out of the way) on Ubuntu ...
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How to create a script to sync notes to files using Geeknote

The problem I want to create a directory with my notes from Evernote in files with the Markdown format. I found out that this can be made using Geeknote, but for each notebook every time. How to ...
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can I run minecraft without x11?

Is it possible to run Minecraft in a terminal without X11 running. I know this does not run by default, but can it be set up?
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Long listing a Directory

2 Questions: 1) How should I long list a directory. Kindly guide me if there's are multiple options to do this .? 2) How do I sort based on the file size?
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screen command “No space left on device”

I got "Cannot make directory '/var/run/screen/S-test': No space left on device" error when creating screen session. As the message saying, there is no space left. My question is: is there a parameter ...
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Playing videos from terminal

I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command vlc my_video.avi The error that I am giving when i try to run this command-- VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision ...
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Cannot remove directories Ubuntu Server

I recently was moving directories around on my server and something happened. It was a few weeks ago, so I do not remember exactly what happened. These directories are now unusable and unreadable. I ...
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How to access my NAS via the command line using rsync

I have always been accessing my NAS (dlink-343) via the gui in Caja or Nautilus. The connection says smb://dlink-15gtac. How can I access my NAS via the command line if I want to copy files to there, ...
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How to create the vertical line [Pipe]

I am new to Ubuntu and i want to know how to create the vertical line that's Pipe in ubuntu 14.10
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How to download and install Heroku?

I downloaded Heroku from Heroku toolbelt using wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install-ubuntu.sh | sh in the terminal, which they recommended on their site. My Ubuntu (14.04.1) didn't ...
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14.10 only boots to UEFI Interactive shell

Hello I am very new to Ubuntu and am testing it out on a VirtualBox VM.. It installed fine, I was even able to install Guest Additions and a few apps before shutting it down for the day. Now when I ...
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How to upgrade Xampp to the newest version

This might seem like a silly question but by golly I've tried and tried for a whole week and no results. I don't know if it's something wrong with my queries, or too much "Install Xampp" clutter in my ...
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compile a fortran code in an other server

I am a beginner in Linux. I have a Fortran code that I can run it in my own server,but when the same package is copied to an other server,it is not work. in my server i type this in terminal program: ...
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Run interpreted commands within sudo

The question is how to run generic commands which may contain ; && | < > << >> $ and so on within sudo. Possible solutions could be: To use interpreters within sudo sudo ...
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Ubuntu touch terminal

From googling around I have noticed that Ubuntu touch does have a terminal program. I have the amd64 image of Ubuntu desktop next(15.04) installed in a multiboot environment.However I just can't find ...