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Oct
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reviewed Reopen Acer 3680 Ubuntu 14.04 No WIFI
Oct
24
reviewed Approve how to partition my disk after i have installed ubuntu
Oct
24
reviewed Close Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages
Oct
24
reviewed Leave Open How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
Oct
24
comment How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
For the future: while using visudo should prevent the creation of a bad sudoers file, if you do create one that is bad or (more likely, with visudo) valid but nonfunctional, the method detailed here with pkexec is usually sufficient to solve it, without even rebooting.
Oct
24
reviewed Leave Open Is there a way to get the onboard USB 3.0 ports to work?
Oct
24
reviewed Leave Open apt Error When Upgrading 12.04 LTS to 14.04
Oct
24
reviewed Close How to block desktop applications for a specific user?
Oct
24
reviewed Close HDD standby mode does not turn on automatically
Oct
24
reviewed Close Faulty screen after installation
Oct
24
reviewed Close exlude users from display manager
Oct
24
reviewed Close Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7, want to use windows bootmanager instead of grub
Oct
24
reviewed Close I cannot install any packages
Oct
24
reviewed Leave Open How do I patch/workaround SSLv3 POODLE vulnerability (CVE­-2014­-3566)?
Oct
24
reviewed Close How to install Intel Media Accelerator Driver in Ubuntu 12?
Oct
24
reviewed Close “Connection failed” during $ sudo apt-get update
Oct
24
reviewed Leave Open Ubuntu shut down without using the GUI
Oct
24
reviewed Approve What is the difference between Lubuntu and LXDE?
Oct
24
revised How to install QQ on Ubuntu 14.04?
improved spelling and capitalization; reworded slightly for clarity
Oct
24
comment Reading Cronjob Output
It sounds like you're doing two things: a job that produces output whose starting and ending characters are of interest, and a separate script that examines the output. Please show us both--or simplified versions of both, to which the question still fully applies. The most common ways of having one task examine the output of another--piping output from one task to another (or, similarly, using process substitution or command substitution), and having one task log to a file which is read by the other--work exactly the same from a cron job. Right now I think it's unclear what your problem is.