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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 Timer to shutdown
@Swinzon yes, exactly. You can find out more about shutdown by running man shutdown. For seconds, use -t, for example sudo shutdown -h -t 60 will shutdown in one minute. It is the same as running sudo shutdown -h +1.
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revised Disk Error - /tmp not loading or present'
Older versions of Ubuntu are off topic here. Since this is unlikely to be version specific, I just removed mention of the version you are using.
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comment short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)
What information should these 6 lines contain?
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revised short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)
Removed prompt symbol since you are (rightly) suggesting the OP add the function to bashrc.
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answered The difference between lshw and lspci commands
Jan
24
revised Do I have to remove nvidia drivers to install software?
edited title; edited tags
Jan
18
revised Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)
Bug is a bad word on AU
Jan
18
comment Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10
The message you are getting suggests there is already an open and connected skype instance. My suggestion was to open a terminal and run ps aux | grep skype which will show us all running processes whose name or description contain skype. That way, you can see if you have two running in parallel.
Jan
17
comment How does update work with programs installed from .deb file
@FlorianDiesch yes, of course. My point was for packages that are not in the repositories.
Jan
17
revised How does update work with programs installed from .deb file
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Jan
17
comment Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10
Please edit your question and add the output of ps aux | grep skype.
Jan
17
revised Steam install can erase my home. How to prevent it?
typos
Jan
16
comment Fail to install bluez - “action force-reload failed”
I have flagged your question and asked to have it migrated to Unix & Linux where it is in topic.
Jan
16
answered How to return default PS1 prompt?
Jan
14
revised Convert thousands of .pngs to animated .gif, `convert` uses too much memory
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Jan
14
answered Convert thousands of .pngs to animated .gif, `convert` uses too much memory
Jan
14
answered How to find the first thousand bytes of an image file using ddtools
Jan
14
revised How to find the first thousand bytes of an image file using ddtools
formatting
Jan
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