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How can I make tar read input from stdin?

I need to use tar in a pipeline inside a shell script to archive and compress some files. After having read the manpage for tar I was able to make tar output to stdout by running it along with the -O ...
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How to get the Input and output in a terminal to a text file? [duplicate]

I want to create a text file which will add each command I am going to run on the terminal as a new line entry in the text file. i.e., I need to keep a record of what are the things I'm doing in the ...
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No cursor output on the sceen when typing password in terminal

I am in the process of trying to get a VPN started on my PC, and I have quake terminal running and that's when it would not register the keyboard when I was typing in the password for sudo. So I ...
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Disabling touch screen only temporary

I have a problem in that my touch screen is cracked, and so the mouse moves to continually click up and down the crack, which means I can get very little done on my laptop unless I'm in the BIOS. Not ...
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Can't Purge X Updates PPA Because / is Treated as a Space?

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates I've tried running that command... several times. Copy/pasted it, manually typed it, tried it in XTerm and Terminal, to no avail. The output is always: ...
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How do I constrain the usable area of my touchpad for two finger input?

Thanks to an answer to a question I previously asked, I was able to make it so that the two buttons on the touchpad of my Asus laptop were excluded from the area that is used to move the mouse. ...