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I've been using Linux since 1998 or 1999 when I installed my first Mandrake (which has since morphed into Mandriva), I then moved to SuSe and then openSuSe when that came out. I used Ubuntu when it first came out, then moved to Linux Mint and have now been using Linux Mint Debian Edition (which is Debian testing but more green) for the last few years. I've also spent a lot of time working on first RedHat and then Fedora systems because that's what was available in the lab I worked in.

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 sudo apt-get update gives me the same list everytime
@rvr93 downloading what packages? The output you show is just the list of packages, no packages are downloaded when you run apt-get update and the output will always be the same since, as Stormivux explained, that command simply re-downloads the list of available packages.
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comment Command that displays a string argument
That's probably it, I'm on 4.2.45. Guess it's time to upgrade :)
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comment Command that displays a string argument
Apparently not :). OK, I can get this to work in zsh but not in bash. One of us must have some setting changed or simply different bash versions.
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answered Command that displays a string argument
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comment Command that displays a string argument
OK, that's weird. That shouldn't be happening. I am guessing you've changed the value of IFS to something that doesn't include spaces. And of course it doesn't bother me, it just fails unless you've changed IFS (can't think of any other situation where it would work). What's the output of echo "$IFS" | od -a in the same terminal? Does it contain sp?
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revised using Sublime Text 2 without having to open as root
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revised How to get the current upload and download speeds in terminal?
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comment Command that displays a string argument
+1 for the printf and echo of course, but your third command does nothing. It would kinda work if $str contained no spaces (though it would be printed twice in cases where you get the "Did you mean X from package Y?" message) but as it is, what the shell attempts to execute is Hello World, which runs Hello, giving it World as an argument. Therefore, $str will never be present in the output and the grep will fail.
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comment How to run Celtx without gksudo
@user178834 sounds like a syntax error. Please edit your question, and show the current contents of your /etc/sudoers file. You did change bob to your actual user name right?
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revised Is it possible to prevent user from open/save file dialog in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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answered How to get the current upload and download speeds in terminal?
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comment Find out which file a process is writing when PID changes all the time
What about running strace chromium? Not sure if that will include the sub-processes launched for the tabs but it might help.
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comment Move Grub from Windows drive to Ubuntu drive
Why would you want to do this? It will complicate your life significantly and will provide absolutely no benefit I can think of.
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revised How can I install GNUKhata?
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comment How can I install GNUKhata?
Please explain exactly what you have done so far. Are there any error messages? What is opening in what first page? Connect to what?
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comment How to get Ubuntu distribution's full code name?
Heh, clever use of process substitution, +1.
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revised How to get Ubuntu distribution's full code name?
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comment How to get Ubuntu distribution's full code name?
You still need to remove the numbers, see @gniourf_gniourf's answer below that uses exactly the same approach.
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comment How to get Ubuntu distribution's full code name?
There are many and yours is a particularly good one! Comments that are irrelevant to the actual answer can be deleted without warning.
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comment How to get Ubuntu distribution's full code name?
(echo is builtin) but OK, how about this: . /etc/os-release && echo ${VERSION//[0-9,. ]/ } ?