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Mar
18
comment How to prompt users with a GUI dialog box to choose file/directory path, via the command-line?
@Wilf Good thinking there. By the way, I'm running Mint 17 and yad can be installed from the Software Centre, too. I don't know if it applies to other releases, though.
Mar
17
answered Save screen brightness adjustment?
Mar
17
comment How to prompt users with a GUI dialog box to choose file/directory path, via the command-line?
@Wilf Yes, yad is Zenity on steroids. Once you get to grips with it, it rocks as it's so flexible. I am a convert. I yadded (couldn't resist that, sorry) a response to the OPs question below, btw.
Mar
17
answered How to prompt users with a GUI dialog box to choose file/directory path, via the command-line?
Mar
9
answered how can I batch extract audio from mp4 files with ffmpeg without decompression (automatic audio codec detection)?
Feb
19
comment How is the UID of a user passed to sudo, eg in a “sudo mount…” command?
That explains it perfectly, thanks. Please would you post your comment as an answer, so I can mark it as the solution? Thanks.
Feb
18
comment How is the UID of a user passed to sudo, eg in a “sudo mount…” command?
@muru - sudo bash -c 'echo $SUDO_UID' does indeed return my UID. Is this variable passed to the NFS server somehow? Regarding UIDs and NFS authorization, see chschneider.eu/linux/server/nfs.shtml starting at the second sentence, "Authorization of users is controlled on the clients using the permissions of the files based on user/group IDs. As a result, the mapping of user names to user IDs (and group names to group IDs) must be identical on the server and all its clients (or they must be mapped dynamically)."
Feb
17
asked How is the UID of a user passed to sudo, eg in a “sudo mount…” command?
Jan
10
comment Sandisk USB not detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but detected by Windows 7
I cannot say for sure but I'd certainly try it.
Nov
5
answered Text file has appeared on my desktop - Unkown Origin
Nov
5
answered How can I reset system time to network time from the command line?
Nov
5
comment Can't write to external hard drive
Possible permissions problem. Try sudo touch path/to/mount/point/mynewfile and see it it works. If so its ownership. Who do you want to have access to the drive?
Nov
5
comment Text file has appeared on my desktop - Unkown Origin
Sorry, I missed that. At 26 bytes there is nothing other than "in underwear and a shirt?" in the file so nothing to worry about there. What about owner and group info?
Nov
5
comment Text file has appeared on my desktop - Unkown Origin
I would be REALLY interested to know what is in the file. Please would you post it?
Nov
4
revised Ubuntu installation on a hybrid HD with little SSD space
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revised Hard Disk Data Analyser
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Nov
4
answered Hard Disk Data Analyser
Sep
18
answered Sandisk USB not detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but detected by Windows 7
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