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Jul
25
comment How to create a URL link on the Unity desktop
I'm still running Ubuntu 12.04, but I tried it in a VM running 13.04 with Unity, and it still works the same.
Jul
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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment What's the best way to use parallel bzip2 and gzip by default?
I have been using the symlinks since 2011 now and didn't see any breakage (apart from the case mentioned in the edit). And if such subtle differences are not found and reported, we will be stuck with non-parallel versions forever. If you use TAR_OPTIONS="--use-compress-program=pbzip2" it doesn't seem like you can differentiate between bzip2 and gzip.
Apr
20
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
20
awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Revival
Jan
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
15
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
31
comment Infrared usb adapter not hot pluggable?
It's perfectly ok to accept your own answer - you solved the problem, so you deserve the internet points. If you want to automate the process, you can create an udev rule in /etc/udev/rules.d/.
Dec
29
awarded  Revival
Dec
25
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
20
comment middle click will not work
Thanks for the feedback. I converted my comment to an answer so you can accept it and I get all the nice internet points.
Dec
20
answered middle click will not work
Dec
20
comment launching executable from /usr/local/bin needs access to local file
Glad it worked; I updated my answer with the answer to your comment.
Dec
20
revised launching executable from /usr/local/bin needs access to local file
Additional info to answer OP's question in the comment.