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May
11
revised How to automatically install a program bash suggests I install?
mention the automation aspect in the title; punctuation fixes
May
11
suggested approved edit on How to automatically install a program bash suggests I install?
Apr
19
comment How do I completely clear a terminal window
Which terminal emulator are you using? (ps $PPID should tell you that.) The commands you mentioned only send messages; it's up to the particular terminal emulator to respond to those messages, and there is some variation in exactly how they're handled.
Mar
20
comment How do I count text lines?
Restarting the shell or using source ~/.profile is only needed if you had to change it to add ~/bin to PATH, which you didn't mention.
Mar
20
comment How do I count text lines?
Shorter, more efficient: print(sum(1 for line in open(sys.argv[1]) if line != '\n'))
Mar
2
answered Pre-define colors for Terminal?
Jan
27
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Jan
27
comment Why doesn't running “sudo shutdown now” shutdown?
Maybe you're thinking of the Windows command shutdown /a, which aborts a shutdown (equivalent to shutdown -c in Ubuntu).
Nov
28
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Nov
28
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Nov
28
revised tr: convert apostrophe to ASCII
made title more specific; added tags
Nov
28
revised How would I get Ubuntu Server to automatically start programs on two virtual terminals?
made title specific; caps and punctuation; tagged [virtual-console]
Nov
28
suggested approved edit on tr: convert apostrophe to ASCII
Nov
28
suggested approved edit on How would I get Ubuntu Server to automatically start programs on two virtual terminals?
Nov
28
answered tr: convert apostrophe to ASCII
Nov
28
comment tr: convert apostrophe to ASCII
To explain the last part further: tr is replacing each of the three bytes separately with ', hence ''' as well as the broken sequences where it has replaced two of the three bytes in the similar characters and . It should instead understand the three bytes as together meaning one character, and replace that instead.
Nov
28
revised tr: convert apostrophe to ASCII
fixed quote markup
Nov
28
suggested approved edit on tr: convert apostrophe to ASCII
Oct
31
comment What is a “failed to create a symbolic link: file exists” error?
There's even cp -s.