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Nov
19
comment How do I grep for multiple patterns on multiple lines?
Same question on Unix & Linux. Don't do that.
Nov
19
comment Why doesn't id-tool show latest added group?
@pbhj Yes. Either log out of your session, or do su - pbhj or ssh localhost or the like if you want to run a command as the new group quickly but less conveniently.
Nov
18
revised While unlocking a modem: Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB2: Permission denied
deleted 99 characters in body; edited title
Nov
18
revised Blank display after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04
added attribution (or at least one earlier copy) for copied content
Nov
18
revised Does having NTFS partitions between my ext4 and linux-swap partitions create any issues in the future?
added attribution for copied content
Nov
18
revised How to connect Tata photon +(Huawei EC156) in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Nov
18
revised Gnome shell - Remove bottom panel
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Nov
18
comment Can you change where apt installs software?
Plagiarism is not cool.
Nov
18
revised Can you change where apt installs software?
use quotation markup for copied content
Nov
11
comment Shell Script to check for subdirectory
This question has been cross-posted on Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux (don't do that).
Nov
7
comment How to check what bootloader my System is using?
@greenoldman I think you're right. I don't remember why I wrote this. I may have thought that the stage1 version indicated the Grub version, at least with enough precision to distinguish between Grub 0.9x and 1.9x, but version 3 exists in both 0.9x and 1.9x.
Nov
7
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Nov
3
comment Switch command output language from native language to english
@GunnarHjalmarsson I have updated my answer to discuss LANGUAGE.
Nov
3
revised Switch command output language from native language to english
unset LANGUAGE (thanks Gunnar Hjalmarsson)
Nov
3
comment Switch command output language from native language to english
@GunnarHjalmarsson I know. Setting LANGUAGE is a bad idea nonetheless, because the benefits are very thin whereas the bugs can be annoying and hard to find. You are right though, I should mention unsetting LANGUAGE.
Nov
3
comment Switch command output language from native language to english
@EliahKagan On the contrary, it is very important to post actual error messages, and highly preferable to post them in English because that's what the main audience of this site can recognize and test. (And never, ever post a re-translated error message. Always copy-paste, because the exact wording, punctuation, even spacing can be significant.)
Nov
3
comment Switch command output language from native language to english
@GunnarHjalmarsson The main problem with LANGUAGE is that it takes precedence over LC_ALL, which causes bugs because programs set LC_ALL to get predictable output and then get confused because they aren't getting the expected output.
Nov
2
answered Switch command output language from native language to english
Oct
30
comment How to migrate user settings and data to new machine?
@tvn You don't actually need to remove that file. It'll prevent the same interface/disk names from being reused, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Oct
30
revised How to migrate user settings and data to new machine?
mention udev persistent rules as requested by tvn; mention assigning fresh UUIDs if copying the whole disk