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I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, retired from active work but still helping friends with computer problems, configuration, audio/video setup, and other electronic devices.


Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
@KasiyA: We don't really know that. I have found that for a very large percentage of questions by novices, they are not worded in such a way that you can take them literally, word for word. Your interpretation is different than mine, but until I hear differently, I will not assume one or the other is what he actually wanted.
Nov
15
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Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
Do you want the names of the directories by themselves, or just the files in the directories? ie, do you want, for example, "Music", "Music/file1.mp3", ..., "Pictures", "pic1.jpg", ...
Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
Granted. I assumed he meant the contents of the folders, but that could be incorrect. Hopefully, he will comment or edit his question to clear it up.
Nov
15
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Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
find -printf "%P\n" > file will also print the directory names by themselves. I suggest you use the switch I specified, -type f, to only list filenames.
Nov
15
answered Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
Nov
14
answered How would I broadcast a http website over WiFi?
Nov
12
comment Can I change permissions from the original user to one added later
Be careful using forms of sudo without fully understanding their use - you can do serious damage to the system accidentally. Most experienced admins limit their use of the elevated privileges. As someone said, learn the basic permissions system and learn about owners, groups, and how they interact. Except for root, all files can only be accesses normally by their owner or someone granted permission by that owner. You can become root temporarily to either change or access files, though.
Nov
12
comment Weird NTFS partition display
Thanks for the comment; I saw the SFS indicator and assumed my answer applied; I didn't think about the hibernation mode; perhaps it somehow gets shown as SFS filesystem in that state? Let us know which it is. I've tried other file managers, but I always come back to Nautilus pretty quickly. It may not be sexy or beautiful, but it works well and has features most others lack.
Nov
12
answered Losing NVIDIA-driver after updating system
Nov
12
answered Weird NTFS partition display
Nov
12
comment I was resetting my computer
It is possible to boot from the grub rescue prompt with no other software - that's why it's called grub rescue. It's a bit painful, but some help is available here, up until the part about copying missing files. Grub has two parts: one is in the boot sector (MBR, usually), which is what you have now. The other is the grub code, which also includes the menu. This normally is in /boot/grub on your working system. You need to tell it where to look, and this is normally done by running grub-install
Nov
10
comment Bash error when installing cascade server
It seems like the error is telling you there is no such file in your home directory, so specifying your home directory doesn't sound like a solution. Neither does doing "chmod 777", which is almost always the wrong answer. And since you seem to be somewhat new at this, logging in as root is also probably a bad idea.
Nov
7
comment Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?
@josia - I'm glad I was helpful. Grub isn't really too complicated once you understand how there are two parts, on for the boot record, and another for the menu. The boot code just needs to know where to find the menu.
Nov
6
comment ubuntu install what do i do
Taking your post literally, you seem to be saying that you cannot find the file that was downloaded - it this the case?
Nov
6
comment Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8GB of ram
Do you have the 64 bit version of Ubuntu?
Nov
5
comment Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?
@Josiah - I added an edit to answer (I hope) your questions.
Nov
5
revised Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?
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Nov
4
answered Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?