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comment Where are commands `fg`, `bg` and `jobs` installed?
@user136104 The reason why something like echo or kill can exist as both commands and builtins and most of the other builtins aren't is because they cannot function without being part of the shell. What exactly would an external bg do? It doesn't know what process to continue, and it can't control its interaction with the terminal.
13h
comment How to use grep output as a path for cd?
No, it's not guaranteed, in theory a shell could use a named fifo or temp file, though there's no reason to.
20h
comment How to use grep output as a path for cd?
Of course, if you want to get technical, the shell uses a pipe internally to read the command output.
Mar
18
comment bash: /home/…/program: cannot execute binary file
@BartoszOlszewski "AMD-64" refers to the architecture used on modern 64-bit processors made by both Intel and AMD, because it was used by AMD first (Intel had a rival 64-bit architecture called Itanium).
Feb
26
comment In which directories can “nobody” user write?
@muru IIRC this means anyone can create files in the directory, and can open files that they know exist, but cannot list the contents.
Feb
26
comment In which directories can “nobody” user write?
shouldn't this be -perm -002? That way you aren't checking everyone to have every permission, just world-write permission
Feb
20
comment Will creating a text file in vi change my computer?
@heemayl why not just make the first line in the file exit?
Nov
19
comment Any command line calculator for Ubuntu?
Wait, what exactly do you mean "switch to" python? and "without any extra prefixes"? Are you saying you want to be able to calculate things at the prompt without running a command?
Nov
18
comment Any command line calculator for Ubuntu?
bc isn't included anymore?
Dec
17
comment Why can't I import “pygtk” with Python 3.2 from PyDev?
I misread someting about PyGObject - it's confusing that there are announcements about that on the PyGTK website: > PyGobject 2.26.0 has been released. This is the first stable release in the 2.26.x series and introduces initial support for introspection and Python 3. As usual, sources can be fetched from here. Check out the release announcement and full list of changes.
Nov
23
comment Why can't I import “pygtk” with Python 3.2 from PyDev?
"a version of PyGTK for Python 3 was never written." - that's not what the pygtk website says - do you mean was never packaged for ubuntu?
Oct
29
comment Is it really possible to run Linux applications within Windows using Wubi?
You could also use current versions xubuntu or lubuntu, which haven't caught the unity bug yet.
Sep
13
comment Why does this 'kill' command log me out of the computer?
@user606723 the init process will not exit, and can decide what (if anything) to do about all the other processes having exited.
Mar
13
comment Setting directory file permissions in Ubuntu using chmod
Er, it looks like he's trying to add an ACL entry, not change the basic permissions.
Feb
19
comment Touchpad detected as both PS/2 mouse and ALPS Glidepoint…uses PS/2 mouse settings
The psmouse_alps_dkms driver in the comments there helped some, but my hardware acts flaky enough with it (it acts flaky with the real ALPS driver on windows, to, my computer shipped with a custom driver) that I gave up.
Feb
19
comment Touchpad detected as both PS/2 mouse and ALPS Glidepoint…uses PS/2 mouse settings
I have this same problem.
Feb
3
comment Should I update to an LTS release?
@JeffFerland "Ubuntu upgrades are only tested against the previous release" even for LTS-LTS?
Jan
25
comment How to hide terminal output when executing a command?
@TC1 In principle, a program could reopen /dev/tty and print the output there. In practice, GUI programs won't do that.
Jan
9
comment Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?
iusmentis.com/trademarks/crashcourse/limitations says "Also, trademark rights are exhausted when a trademarked product lawfully enters the market. The trademark holder then normally can no longer act against resale of the trademarked product.". OP should probably ask a real lawyer, though, particularly if he has any intention of doing this without getting permission.
Jan
8
comment Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?
Does the branding within the OS actually count as "using" the trademark if it's not mentioned in any of your marketing materials?