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revised How to install Canon printer/scanner drivers (deb.tar.gz file)?
Update title to reflect that this isn't about general deb.tar.gz files
Jun
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comment How to install Canon printer/scanner drivers (deb.tar.gz file)?
This is indeed the correct way to do it, Canon packaged the deb files in a very confusing way!
Jun
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comment How to install Canon printer/scanner drivers (deb.tar.gz file)?
Theoretically you're answer is correct, but the packagers at Canon fucked it up. They simply called their folder .deb and compressed it. It isn't a deb file :(
Jun
3
comment What is the equivalent to the Windows “Program Files” folder? (Where do things go when I install them?)
@iamcreasy In .desktop files you can add extra information, such as a description and an icon (see an example here: standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/apa.html), it's a 'regular' file. A symbolic link is a 'special' file that only links to another file. I find this hard to explain properly but maybe you can find a better answer here: superuser.com/questions/253935/…
Jun
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comment What is the equivalent to the Windows “Program Files” folder? (Where do things go when I install them?)
@iamcreasy thanks! Yes, they are a sort of shortcut, but with the main intention of avoiding file copies. The windows shortcuts are more comparable to. desktop files, which can be used to create, for example, startmenu items.
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revised How to set up and use a virtual python environment in Ubuntu?
Update to use setuptools again instead of distribute.
Mar
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comment Force file extension to open with specific app (Extensions like .exe, .jpg, .mp4…)
@doug you're right, but the question is about what to do if the application is not in that list (which happens a lot).
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Oct
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comment How to find all images with a certain pixel size using commandline?
@har-wradim Thanks, nice suggestion!
Oct
29
revised How to find all images with a certain pixel size using commandline?
Made awk shorter
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comment Linking to man page sections?
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reviewed Approve .tcl file not running
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