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Mar
11
comment How do I add a directory to MANPATH or INFOPATH?
@JJD - see also this post: Custom help / man -like command (for reminders) - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange
Mar
4
comment var/cache/apt/archives occupying huge space
Even if this is what I also remembered from way back - turns out, for me (on 11.04) autoclean did NOT remove files in /var/cache/apt/archives/ - while clean did...
Mar
2
comment How do I temporarily run an FTP server?
paste.ubuntu.com/542726 and paste.ubuntu.com/542852 are dead, unfortunately... also, ftpserver.py changed, and apparently the above post doesn't hold anymore (last standalone revision seems to be r1116, with this diff). I have made an edit to the post with a new script (will be invisible until peer review)
Feb
23
comment How to make USB drive as local repository
Related: How to make my own local repository? - Ask Ubuntu
Feb
23
comment How to make my own local repository?
The more or less same thing is also on official wiki: Repositories/Personal - Community Help Wiki
Feb
17
comment Is there an apt command to download a deb file from the repositories to the current directory?
Just wanted to note that this solution will also insist on package removal (e.g. if you change version via /etc/apt/sources.list to a newer one, with the intent to download later packages) - in such a case, the wget method above may be more useful, if you don't want to remove anything...
Nov
11
comment Opening cursor files in a graphics editor?
Many thanks for the answer, @Braiam - I want to open and look at the images (and potentially paste them), so xcursorgen wouldn't have helped me much; my experience with GursorMaker and XMC plugin are posted in the OP edit - GursorMaker seems too old even for 11.04; however XMC worked fine. Thanks again - cheers!
Aug
28
comment Does “old” rsh exist in Ubuntu?
Many thanks for that @Oli - would never have guessed there are two implementations of rsh; great to know this. Cheers!
Aug
28
comment Does “old” rsh exist in Ubuntu?
Check also the answer by @Oli for the alternative "redone" implementation of rsh.
Aug
28
comment Does “old” rsh exist in Ubuntu?
Many thanks for that \@tpf - @GeraldSchneider was faster in this case; cheers!
Aug
28
comment Does “old” rsh exist in Ubuntu?
Many thanks, @GeraldSchneider - cheers!
Aug
28
comment Does “old” rsh exist in Ubuntu?
Many thanks, @GeraldSchneider - indeed, just installed it, and now rsh is not ssh anymore; and there is a rsh-server package too... Could you post this as an answer so I can accept it?
Aug
24
comment How do I target a specific driver for libata kernel parameter modding?
Thanks for this writeup - I found that documentation really cryptic; and your example here really helped. Cheers!
Aug
10
comment How can I replace pulseaudio with alsa?
pulseaudio --kill should work too.
May
6
comment Fonts in menu are larger than they should be under Awesome WM
Just wanted to say thanks - and also, if you're just experimenting and resources aren't an issue - one can also run gnome-settings-daemon to theme application fonts running in awesome-wm (but apparently, this doesn't include possible theming of application buttons; e.g. firefox keeps its (apparently) original forward and back buttons). Thanks again - cheers!
May
4
comment How to autostart a .sh after login?
I would believe, /etc/rc.local runs before X does (and thus, even before the login greeter); which means /etc/rc.local is not appropriate for doing things "after login".
Apr
17
comment Taking screenshots of all (or specific) virtual desktops/workspaces (or: windows beyond/larger than current desktop)?
Also seems I've posted about xephyr in linux - How do I use command line and wmctrl to make a window larger than the screen to get a huge screenshot? - Super User
Apr
8
comment KEY.is_pressed() in gi.repository.Gdk?
Just to note my logistics demands for the same kind of problem: I am developing a plugin for a pygtk app; the app itself registers as a listener for a given shortcut. I'd like the plugin to do different things, based on whether the keys for that shortcut are still held or not - however, it seems that I'd have to change the core of the application, to have a management based on press/release events. If I had a way to "peek" into status of keyboard keys at any time - then the plugin could have used that, instead of changing the application core.
Mar
28
comment How do I use the GNOME Panel in Unity?
See also this answer for bonobo based applets running from the command line (which would be a solution specific to Natty only)
Mar
28
comment “Simple” gnome applets in Unity - stickynotes
Well, finally I tested this gnome-applet technique - and indeed, it works fine for me on Natty! However, in the meantime I found a command-line based technique, which I posted in this answer, so I accepted that instead.. Thanks again - cheers!