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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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answered Crontab not executing jobs Ubuntu 14.04
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answered How can I run original command that aliased with same name?
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment CPU performance on sleep command
Ah, gotcha. Please edit your question to make that clearer (I will delete my comment), I thought you were under the impression that you could use sleep to target other processes.
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revised Diffrence beetween ' and " in bash
deleted 4 characters in body; edited tags
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answered Differences between doublequotes “ ”, singlequotes ' ' and backticks ´ ´ on commandline?
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comment How Do I Add A New File To Hide X's Library?
@SztupY my point was that your question is not proof of the opposite.
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comment Bash script special character and background job bug
@AhmedZainElDein when something fails, please explain how. Just saying "It doesn't work" is not very useful.
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revised Bash script special character and background job bug
edited tags
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answered Not able to run sed on bash script
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comment How do I make a Windows-style cls script for Ubuntu?
@user2962794 first of all, that was a typo, it should have been .bashrc not .nashrc (I've now corrected it). Anyway, the system-wide one is /etc/bash.bashrc for all users whose shell is bash.
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comment How Do I Add A New File To Hide X's Library?
@SztupY yes, I've seen that post, that's precisely why I was asking. I don't see how quoting the post where you ask whether it is a real tool or not constitutes evidence that it's not though, so I thought I'd ask the OP who posted about it. Having seen his response and the answer you got on SU, it looks like this is indeed an existing, if probably defunct, tool.
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revised How do I make a Windows-style cls script for Ubuntu?
edited body
Sep
13
comment How Do I Add A New File To Hide X's Library?
What exactly is hidex? What does it do and where can I find it?
Sep
13
answered How to make the argument as optional in bash function?
Sep
13
revised Locate files matching mimetype in a directory recursively via command line
No need to escape the +.
Sep
13
revised Locate files matching mimetype in a directory recursively via command line
Fixed so it can deal with file names with backslashes, spaces and newlines.
Sep
13
comment Cannot find location of permanent aliases.
That file is only used when creating a new user to copy their default .bashrc file. It does not affect any running shells at all.
Sep
13
answered Cannot find location of permanent aliases.
Sep
13
comment Cannot find location of permanent aliases.
None of .profile, .bash_profile or .bash_login will be relevant here. Those are only read by login shells, not the normal interactive ones you run when using a terminal.