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Is there a difference between “.” and “source” in bash, after all?

I was looking for the difference between the "." and "source" builtin commands and a few sources (e.g., in this discussion, and the bash manpage) suggest that these are just the same. However, ...
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Why use env in shebang?

What is the purpose of using #!/usr/bin/env <sh|bash|python> shebang compared to #!/bin/bash, #!/bin/sh or #!/usr/bin/python?
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how to include an environment variable in the launcher?

I was trying to make some scripts dynamic by including the environment variable $LOGNAME and even $HOME. but it don't seem to work when placed in a launcher. I am trying to make code a bit more ...
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How do I change to the desktop/layout like in the picture?

I would love to change my desktop to the one below: Could someone please help?
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Stop/start battery charging through software?

If a laptop is powered on and connected to AC power, is there a way to issue a command that tells it not to charge the battery? EDITED: Perhaps charging of the battery may be stopped if there were a ...
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Setting LOG=1 in /etc/environment

I asked a question earlier about viewing the history of notify-osd using the indicator-notifications app. The answer was that I needed to add LOG=1 in my /etc/environment file. That sounded ...
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Why doesn't JSLint/JSHint work in Ubuntu?

I installed as described here and other places, but after using npm to install jslint, jshint, neither will work. Running "jslint", I only get: /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory Is ...
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NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/derby/tools/ij

Derby says to install to opt, so I did: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ ll /opt/db-derby-10.9.1.0-bin/lib/derbytools.jar -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 174932 May 31 12:19 ...
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Added folders to PATH cannot be found using sudo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Environment variables when run with 'sudo' I've added a new folder to my path, but when running the programs (in that folder) with "sudo" it does not work. When ...