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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


Jan
30
comment What does the percent of an update process represent
SWAG:Maybe it doesn't look ahead at all the repositories and shows you the percent downloaded of what it currently knows about. rsync works that way with the total number of files to check. Looking ahead at everything just to get a total for a message could be a lot of overhead.
Jan
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
24
answered shutdown logging in ubuntu 10.04 & 11.10
Jan
23
answered Notes about pdf file in file browser
Jan
17
comment How to take a screenshot of a fullscreen video?
Thanks for the question. +1 because I didn't know I could do that.
Jan
17
comment How to take a screenshot of a fullscreen video?
+1 for vlc method. I had to close vlc and reopen it before my new video snapshots directory setting took effect.
Jan
13
accepted How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?
Jan
7
revised No page number in first page
Added details
Dec
26
comment ubuntu 12.10 usb startup brought settings from the last computer
What was the source of the "usb"? If it was an installation iso image of ubuntu, it should have been fine and not know anything about your other computer until it looked at it during the install.If you made a copy of an existing system to the usb, that would bring all its baggage with it. This might also occur if you booted your original computer from the usb and just ran it from there. The usb might then have saved settings from that.
Nov
29
comment Why am I getting so many errors?
If you installed from an ISO image or a CD/DVD, get its checksum from the web and compute the checksum for your copy and make sure it's a good copy. Sometimes downloads and burns complete successfully, but the resulting image/disc still has errors. If it does, backup your data, get a new image and verify it, then reinstall. If you did an upgrade, sometimes they don't work as well as a clean install, so you may need to do a clean install. I don't know of a good way to be sure if this is the problem.
Nov
21
answered How can I programmatically change a file's icon?
Nov
15
comment Could it be possible to make a hot copy of a system?
If you have to keep it running, that implies that it's actually doing something. If that's the case, then it's almost certain that the content of your system will be changing during the backup. This makes the results somewhat unpredictable - test a lot before using in production.
Nov
15
answered Signature couldn't be verified problem with updating
Nov
14
comment How to move multiple files at once to a specific destination directory?
+1 for xargs. find is almost always better and safer than ls. find . IDENTIFIER -exec mv {} /path/to/dest/folder \; (untested code) The . is for the current working directory. The \; is to end the command to be executed. Depending on what you're doing, you might have to add a -maxdepth 1 to keep it from recursing into subdirectories.
Nov
7
comment upgrading 11.04 to 12.10
I may be missing something, but AFAIK, "autorun" files are a Windows thing. Linux uses a boot manager to load a system image - even from a live CD. I suspect either the disc you burned does not have what you think it does on it or your computer is trying to boot from another device. Run a checksum on your iso and check your computer's booting order in the machine settings that come up when you first turn your computer on and quickly press whatever key activates it. if you need more details on either of these, ask. Did you burn the cd as an image or as files? Only an image will boot.
Nov
7
comment Is there a way to schedule the downloads in Transmission BitTorrent Client?
You can also adjust the downloads activity timeout - see @Achu 's screen shot. That should (theoretically - I haven't tried it) allow another torrent to start if the current one stalls out. That way you can let things run even longer before needing to check on progress.
Nov
7
comment What is the command line equivalent of copying a file to clipboard?
Once you get a command like one of the above to do what you want, you can associate it with a keyboard shortcut using a utility such as AutoKey. Then, it will be just like your shell had that feature built-in.
Oct
26
comment What's the difference between set, export and env and when should I use each?
Why does GREP_OPTIONS='-v' grep one test.txt work? I thought it needed a semicolon after '-v' (but I tried it and it does in fact work.)
Oct
13
comment How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?
Thanks. That's a lot to look at. I'll get back when I have digested some of it.
Oct
12
asked How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?