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How to disable input language switching in terminal

In Ubuntu 12.04 I have two input languages installed, English and Russian. I would like to disable use of Russian language in terminal - so that regardless of system-wide selection, terminal will ...
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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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How do I write unicode charcaters in console mode?

I know that I'm available to write unicode characters in a terminal application by pressing ctrl+shift+u + unicode hex value, but I don't know how to input ` (the grave accent for example), or any ...
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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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How can I map keyboard buttons to my mouse buttons?

I have 2 extra buttons on my mouse that I would like to map as "Home" and "End" I am able to map mouse buttons to my keyboard using xkbset, but I would like to do the reverse and map keyboard buttons ...
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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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iBus Japanese input Anthy does not work in Chrome after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 - what's wrong ?

My Chrome version is 31.0.1650.63. After the upgrade to 13.10 I struggled to get the Anthy (iBus) input back and working. I thought I had at last but now I discovered that it works pretty much ...