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comment How do I read a variable from a file?
@user208413: What error message(s) do you get? "It doesn't work" is, unfortunately, not a very helpful problem description...
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comment How do I read a variable from a file?
Change that to vh=$(awk "NR==3 {print;exit}" /var/www/test.txt). You will then have the string saved in variable $vh, so you can use it like so: mkdir "/var/www/$vh" - this will create a folder with the specified name inside /var/www.
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answered How do I read a variable from a file?
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comment Creating a startup disk on a partition of a USB drive
I think you misunderstood the question - I have no problem choosing the partition to install Ubuntu on the correct partition on my laptop (I already have an NTFS data partition and a couple of ext4 partitions for the OS), but I want to create a Live USB stick that only uses a small fraction of the stick for the live OS.
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comment Is there an application that does nested note taking?
@redcodefinal: To be on the safe side, you could always test with some non-critical files and see how it's handled.
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comment Is there an application that does nested note taking?
@redcodefinal: I guess that's really up to the internals of the OS, and I don't know the details there. But my guess is no, based on the fact that I currently do this with my home directory, redirecting it to a data partition, and even though my /home partition is quite small (~450 MB) I have no problems writing files that are several GB in size, suggesting that they are written directly to the symlinked destination.
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answered Is there an application that does nested note taking?
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comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
I've noted an interesting workaround: When I press the Windows key, both Ubuntu and Win8 catches it, resulting in the start menu being showed but focus being on the Unity launcher (which is still invisible, since I'm in fullscreen). Pressing the Windows key again closes the launcher and gives back focus to the guest OS - but this keypress isn't forwarded to Win8. So by pressing it twice in a row, I'm effectively pressing it once in Win8. I still haven't worked out how to get things like the right-side bar working properly, but this is a great improvement.
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comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: Yes, <Right Control>+<F> in my case (the default). My previous assumption about being related to the Unity launcher opening on the windows key doesn't seem to be the entire truth, either - when it does happen, things don't work, but it doesn't seem to explain the entire behavior (i.e. it happens other times as well, and sometimes the windows key works perfectly in the guest OS).
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comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: I've worked some more on this, and I've noted that this almost always seems to be related with the windows key triggering the Unity launcher - when that happens, the guest OS loses some or all focus, and everything stops working. I can usually get it working again by closing the launcher, pausing and unpausing the virtual box, but this severely impedes my workflow...
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comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: Alt-tab works, windows key has started to work, escape works. Actually, most things work most of the time now. However, lower left corner keeps trigging the workspace switcher.
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comment Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen
@mreq: This didn't help, unfortunately. Right before I tried I experienced the most annoying misbehavior yet: I've bound bottom left corner to the workspace switcher in Unity. When I reached for the Start menu (bottom left), the workspace switcher was triggered, but the cursor was still locked in the guest window, so the only thing I could do was to select it and try again...