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Aug
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revised Do higher level scripting languages use shell scripts to work?
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Aug
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answered Do higher level scripting languages use shell scripts to work?
Mar
17
comment I have downloaded the ubuntu using bittorrent but dont know how to install it?
you're being irrelevant. Canonical seeded these torrents themselves, they had no reason to seed corrupted or infected files just as they had no reason to offer corrupted or infected files on their website. Once seeded, it is much harder to corrupt a popular torrent file than to corrupt a website download because all torrent clients checksums all downloaded data by default while no regular download manager do so by default. Torrent distribution is cheaper for Canonical because the bandwidth costs are distributed over many people; it is also likely much faster if you have a really fast internet.
Mar
16
comment I have downloaded the ubuntu using bittorrent but dont know how to install it?
Torrent is one of the official distribution method for Ubuntu.
Feb
25
comment How do I run this sudo command inside a script?
there may be commands in the script that don't need the root privilege, you can drop the root privilege temporarily for those commands by using sudo -u username
Feb
24
comment How do I run this sudo command inside a script?
Just put it in the script, what's the problem?
Feb
24
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Aug
27
comment Is it possible to write protect a flash drive?
Unless you're using it for an extremely write-heavy application, don't use ext2 for flashdrives; it's non-journalled filesystem, so you're quite likely to lose data on unclean mount. The meager performance or extended life benefit of not journalling is usually not worth the risk of data losses, considering most SD card now employs good wear leveling algorithm.
Jun
25
comment Is there any program for writing a book?
@biologue: I've used LibreOffice for years, and had never had issues with it destroying my work. Don't let a single isolated incident make your decision against using an otherwise perfectly capable program.
May
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May
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revised Can't figure out how to install “humble double fine bundle”
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May
9
comment Can't figure out how to install “humble double fine bundle”
However, check out the other suggestions about installing the 32-bit version of the library since it seems the installer is a 32-bit only binary. Those seems like a better solution.
May
9
comment Can't figure out how to install “humble double fine bundle”
I just looked at my Ubuntu machine, and found the libraries in these location: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1, /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0.4, /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0, /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1, /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0.4, /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0.
May
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revised Can't figure out how to install “humble double fine bundle”
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May
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answered Can't figure out how to install “humble double fine bundle”
May
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comment What is Ubuntu Touch's policy on protection of QML/js source?
There is no OS than can completely protect the user from taking its application executable. The OS can and does protect applications from each other though, at least those applications that don't run with escalated privileges. The only fool proof way to protect secret application is to not distribute your application, or at least make it a web application where the secret part stays on the server.
Apr
30
comment Can't move files to the trash
It's this file in a remote drive? Those types of drives does not support Trash. Some removable storage also does not support Trash.
Mar
13
comment What's the difference between 'killall' and 'pkill'?
killall is safer for users to blindly copy and paste, except if you're on a machine where killall does really kill all. It's unfortunate that the two different utilities come to have the same name.
Feb
25
comment Creating a terminal command to extract tarballs
the weakness of alias though is that it only works in the shell, while having an actual script in the PATH will work everywhere else. Though that could be a strength as well.