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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 Additional variables for “Places” dirs?
Hi and welcome to the site. Thanks for posting an answer but please don't use answers to ask further questions. If this serves as an answer to your question, then accept it and if it doesn't, please edit your original question instead.
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comment How to launch GUI app (in Ctrl+Alt+F7) from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1)
If you already have a running X session, what's the point of dropping to a tty and launching an app from there? That sounds like asking how to swim after attaching a rock to your foot, why attach the rock in the first place?
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revised How to launch GUI app (in Ctrl+Alt+F7) from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1)
No need for env
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comment SED \n and \ into nothing
Ah! The escape, OK, sorry, I hadn't seen it.
14h
comment SED \n and \ into nothing
+1 but there's nothing GNU specific in your second sed. I mean, there is, the -r flag but that's not needed, you are using the exact saame command as your portable version and there are no features of extended regexes used.
15h
comment Custom MOTD does not update until scripts finish
We can't answer unless you show us the scripts in question. Please edit your question and include the relevant sections (a minimal reproducible example) of the scripts.
15h
answered For loop syntax bash script
16h
revised For loop syntax bash script
typo and syntax errors
16h
revised For loop syntax bash script
edited tags
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answered How to make the terminal autocomplete based on previously entered commands?
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Oct
21
comment mount multiple hard drives to one folder as one drive
Hi and welcome to the site. We need some more info. First, what OS are you using? Second, how are these drives set up? Are they part of a LVM? If not, that's probably what you're looking for unless mounting each partition as /mydata/A, /mydata/B etc is OK.
Oct
21
comment Batch renaming files from the commandline
As steeldriver said, your question is off topic here. You could ask on Super User instead. However, the solution would be something like (this assumes no spaces in your filenames, just as shown) for i in *mp3; do mv $i ${i/.mp3*/.mp3}; done
Oct
21
revised 'tail' command not getting only the new lines
added 1 character in body
Oct
21
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Oct
17
comment Which command is to take for to find out about program, which else programs are initialized by this one program?
I posted an answer listing all the ways I know. However, this is a duplicate of the linked question so I also voted to close.
Oct
17
answered Which command is to take for to find out about program, which else programs are initialized by this one program?
Oct
17
comment How do you create custom terminal commands
Your question is very unclear. Do you actually want to type that into the command line (as your question indicates since you have added the $ prompt) or do you want to make those keys a shortcut for a specific command? The two are completely different.
Oct
17
comment Why can I not copy file with cp -rf mydir/* …/mydir/.?
There's no such thing as .../ did you mean ../?