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comment Installation error from terminal and ubuntu software center
Deleting system files is very dangerous. While it might sometimes be the best course of action, it certainly shouldn't be a first resort.
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comment Which video cutting software runs under Linux/Wine
What do you mean by 'better'? What have you tried, and what was the problem with what you tried so far?
Sep
8
answered How can I repeat the content of a file n times?
Sep
7
comment Bash script for multiple tabs program running
If this is something you need to do regularly, it might be worth your while to have a look at tmux or gnu screen.
Aug
30
comment Are there cases where vi is the only option?
Surely, if you're using Ubuntu then you already have an operating system, so emacs would be redundant :v
Aug
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Aug
27
revised Are there cases where vi is the only option?
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Aug
27
answered Are there cases where vi is the only option?
Aug
27
comment Problem with m4a files
Do you get this problem with all M4A files, or just this one?
Aug
25
answered Copying first 1000 PDF files having single, double quotes in their name to another folder
Aug
22
comment Copying first 1000 PDF files having single, double quotes in their name to another folder
I don't think this would actually help. It seems that the problem is with filenames like foo'bar and baz"bing -- where the quotes will confuse the shell. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a way to solve this in the find documentation, so it'll probably need a different approach entirely.
Aug
22
comment when i try to download anything from terminal i have this
That seems like it could be dangerous: lock files exist for a reason.
Aug
22
comment Copying first 1000 PDF files having single, double quotes in their name to another folder
What are you actually trying to accomplish overall? What are you doing to these PDFs? I ask becaue this might be an x y problem... do you really need to work on 1000 PDFs at a time, and do they need to be in the same directory, or is there a better way (possibly involving find's -exec option)?
Aug
5
comment Are PPA's safe to add to my system and what are some “red flags” to watch out for?
Of course, an malicious user isn't going to be stopped by having to sign the code of conduct...
Aug
5
answered Can I trust repositories
Jul
30
comment Does spyware exist for ubuntu?
@anorton in addition to Jared's comment, the areas that Linux dominates in (servers, embedded systems) notably lack the GUI stack, which is old and (so I'm informed) really creaky, probably the most likely place to find cracks for malware to creep into. And then there's the cavalier behaviour with regards to PPAs that a lot of Ubuntu users demonstrate... there are plenty of opportunities for blackhats to exploit.
Jul
14
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Jul
13
comment Needed simple script/loop/command for input command, execute and output within textfiles
@Pandya Yes, but it will break if those lines contain any spaces or tabs (this can be worked around quite easily, but it's cleaner to just use a while read loop). Not a problem in this specific case, obviously, but in general using a for loop to read a file line-by-line is to be avoided.
Jul
12
answered Access to the terminal while you are on Vim
Jul
8
answered Bash Function Oblivion