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awarded  Notable Question
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revised Why do configuration folders have *.d in their name
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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answered Maximizing a window taking a long time on 12.04
Feb
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comment Set default mode in gcalctool
This works on my home computer (regular single-user Ubuntu 10.10 install), but not on my work computer (my user is a NIS user, and I have local root access). I think it is to do with my NIS user not having access to files created by the local root account, during an apt-get install, since these files were created with umask 007. I will try and find-out what these files are and change the permissions.
Feb
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comment How do I add Matlab to the main menu?
@Tim The -c tells the shell to perform the commands in the following command string. On Ubuntu /bin/sh launches the dash shell, which is a POSIX-compliant shell, but has a more minimal feature set than bash. However, I am not sure why this still isn't working for you.
Feb
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answered Why do configuration folders have *.d in their name
Feb
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answered How do I add Matlab to the main menu?
Feb
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answered Cutting desktop power usage
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awarded  Supporter
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comment Set default mode in gcalctool
I am using version 5.32.0-0ubuntu4 (thanks for the command). I tried reinstalling, but this did not fix it for me.
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asked Set default mode in gcalctool
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted How do you change thunderbird temporary file storage?
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answered How do you change thunderbird temporary file storage?
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awarded  Student
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comment How do you change thunderbird temporary file storage?
I am the only user on my machine with local root access. I need to avoid storing this data in the clear. Besides, the merits (or not) of encryption are beyond the scope of my question which concerns changing the temporary storage directory of thunderbird
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Jan
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revised How to run “sudo apt-get update” through proxy in commandline?
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