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From man bash: PS2 The value of this parameter is expanded as with PS1 and used as the secondary prompt string. The default is ``> ''. The "secondary prompt string" is what is shown when you have multi-line input. For example: $ echo 'foo >bar' The > shown above is PS2. If I were to change that, I would see it as soon as I ...


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HOME is usually derived from the user's entry in /etc/passwd. You can use usermod to change this entry, but only if your user is not logged in. Therefore, you need to either: Set a root password and login as root from a TTY, or Boot to recovery mode (see How do I reset a lost administrative password? for an example guide) In either case, once you have a ...


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I think you mean this: spd-say "$(date)"


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I have been using that webupd8 PPA for a long time, and it has always worked fine for me. Look at this similar question/answer For your general question about PPAs... Using PPAs is a fact of life for many 3rd party software apps in Ubuntu. There is nothing inheritely wrong/bad with it at all. Of course, it's always best to stick with the supported ...


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To just change the home dir for the user USER to /some/other/dir use sudo usermod --home /some/other/dir USER You need to make sure /some/other/dir actually exists and has proper permissions. No files will be copied. If you want to move the contents of the old home dir to the new one you can use. sudo usermod --move-home --home /some/other/dir USER ...



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