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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)


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?
Oct
12
comment Is it possible to change the order of icons in the indicator applet?
Not an answer, but under kde (kubuntu), I can place or remove just about anything on the desktop and panel, indicators included.
Oct
3
comment Is there a difference between installing an application via Ubuntu Software Center or a terminal?
+1 for handling the repository aspect of the question that I missed.
Oct
3
comment How to determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line?
Aside from the fact that this question and the answers are quite interesting, why do you want to know this?
Oct
3
comment I Can't interact with files and applications after first login
Are you essentially saying that your mouse/touchpad doesn't work? If so, then that's what you have to address. If it's a touchpad, then, most probably, it's a Synaptics touchpad and you can use synclient from a terminal to view and adjust its settings. Once we know what your pointing device (and computer make and model) is, there are several command line utilities like lspci and lsusb that will give us more information as to what the problem might be.
Oct
3
revised How can I create a startup script that starts various Rails-required programs?
Added details
Oct
3
answered How can I create a startup script that starts various Rails-required programs?
Sep
28
answered HP laserjet p1006 stopped working after updates
Sep
19
comment Kubuntu freezes after leaving on login screen
I don't have this problem (kubuntu 11.10), but I do occasionally get a black screen after I reopen my notebook/lid (set to do nothing except turn off the display when the lid is shut with external power applied.) I have to do a hardware shutdown (hold the power button down until the firmware powers down the notebook) to get out of it.
Sep
19
comment Kubuntu freezes after leaving on login screen
After this recurs, reboot and go to /var/log and look at the last few syslogs (at the end of the files) for error messages and report them here. The newest syslog will be for your current run, so will probably have no errors. Just for good measure, run dmesg | less or redirect it into a file dmesg > ~/dmmesg.txt so you can look at that using less or a text editor and see if there are any non-fatal errors in your system that may be contributing to the fatal one later. If the logs aren't in /var/log, they may be somewhere under /run. Distros are gradually switching things from /var to /run.
Sep
5
comment What to do regarding BackDoor.Wirenet.1
@Glutanimate sudo -- iptables -Block INPUT -s 212.7.208.65 -p all -j DROP will also do it, but will only persist until you logout unless you add it to one of your startup scripts.
Sep
5
comment How do I delete my commands quickly?
Ctrl-U deletes from the cursor to the beginning of the line. I often use it by placing the cursor just before the arguments to a command from history. That way, I can type a new command using the same arguments - like changing less file to kate file so I can edit the file after I've looked at it to see if any edits are needed.
Sep
5
revised Setting different default applications for different Desktop Environments
improved
Sep
5
revised Setting different default applications for different Desktop Environments
improved
Sep
5
answered Setting different default applications for different Desktop Environments
Sep
5
comment Man pages not finding entry
You checked your permissions for the files themselves, but what about the rest of the path /usr/share/man/man1 ? It should all be -rwxr-xr-x at each level. It probably is, but if part of the path was blocked accidentally (I'm sure it comes installed fine to start with), that might do it. If you can't figure it out, something like strace man man would probably show what's wrong, but I'm not familiar with interpreting the output.
Aug
25
awarded  Yearling