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Elected moderator on Unix & Linux. Feel free to @ping me in chat if there's anything I can help you with.

I've been using Linux since the late '90s and have gone through a variety of distributions. At one time or another, I've been a user of Mandrake, SuSe, openSuSe, Fedora, RedHat, Ubuntu, Mint, Arch and for the past few years Linux Mint Debian Edition (which is basically Debian testing but more green).

My Linux expertise, if I can grace it with such a lofty title, is mostly on manipulating text and regular expressions since that represents a large chunk of my daily work.

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comment how to install/upgrade r-base to 3.02?
Fair enough. Edited, thanks.
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revised how to install/upgrade r-base to 3.02?
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reviewed Leave Open Resume cp that was interrupted
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reviewed Leave Open cat vs grep vs awk command get the file content which one is more efficient and less time consuming?
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revised Unable to click with mouse
Fixed grammar and retagged
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comment how to install/upgrade r-base to 3.02?
@DanielKessler does the slash make any differenece? Trailing slashes are usually optional and can be left out. The version name is just a directory in the repository so it really shouldn't make any difference.
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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revised Delete all files apart from pdf files in a directory
Explained that this will delete any dotfiles.
Nov
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reviewed Close Export Foldernames in a directory to csv file
Nov
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revised I kind of change the nautilus and window theme
edited tags
Nov
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revised The colors when doing “ls” at my ubuntu server diappeared just like that
edited tags
Nov
25
comment Behaviour of symlinks
@IbrahimApachi exactly. It was a link linking to itself. On my system, I can create the link but when I try to read it I get "Error: too many levels of symbolic links". It basically goes into an endless loop.
Nov
25
answered Behaviour of symlinks
Nov
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revised Behaviour of symlinks
edited tags
Nov
25
revised Root crontab not running
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Nov
25
comment Root crontab not running
Just to make sure, you are closing the crontab after editing it, right? Also, how did you "run as root"? What is the output of sudo crontab -l | grep -v '#'?
Nov
25
comment Problem with words in Terminal
Is this gnome-terminal? And Unity? Does it work OK with xterm?
Nov
25
comment Bash question with system processes? Stopping and renicing “Java” processes
Hi and welcome to the site. Please edit your question and include the name of the process you want to stop and how it is started. Also explain how nice "did you no good". Were there any error messages? Did it change the priority? What exact command did you try? Have you read any basic bash guides?
Nov
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comment Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications
@Saeid87 they do. Had you installed open source software (like R) instead of something proprietary (like matlab), it would have come as a package and with a ready shortcut file. In any case, creating a shortcut is as simple as ln foo bar, you're the one who wants to complicate things by running in a GUI and fiddling with .desktop files :P
Nov
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comment Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications
@Saeid87 done. To get the icon recognized, save it as matlab.png in ~/.icons and then point the .desktop file to matlab (no extension). I think that should work.