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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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Nov
23
revised Shell script to move all images excluding ones with size in name using find?
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Nov
23
comment Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications
OK, please also edit your question and clarify whether it works if you launch from your $HOME directory using /opt/MATLAB/R2014a/bin/matlab. I'm guessing the way it's set up requires it to be launched from the directory where the script is located. A possible workaround would be to write a little script that just contains cd /opt/MATLAB/R2014a/bin/ && ./matlab and then point your .desktop file to that. Let me know if it works and I can post an answer.
Nov
23
answered Shell script to move all images excluding ones with size in name using find?
Nov
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revised Shell script to move all images excluding ones with size in name using find?
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Nov
23
comment Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications
What's matlab.sh? Your first example uses ./matlab.
Nov
23
revised Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications
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Nov
23
revised How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?
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Nov
22
comment How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?
What does "act like the spacebar" mean? Do you want a space character to be printed or do you want to, for example, scroll a webpage? What applications are you referring to?
Nov
22
comment How do I increase the total size of my storage devices?
What makes you think it was "the same drive"? Just because they look identical on the outside does not mean they are.
Nov
22
awarded  Revival
Nov
22
comment How to pass '*' wildcard to path parameter of find command via a variable in script?
@muru perhaps but I'm also curious how to do the small part of thw problem that is specified. As we both told the OP, this is probably not the best way but how do you pass a variable with both wildcards and spaces to find from within a script? The answer might be "don't" but I'm not sure.
Nov
22
comment How to pass '*' wildcard to path parameter of find command via a variable in script?
@PaddyLandau since this is too old to migrate, you might want to post a question on Unix & Linux explaining what the script does and what you need. There may be a way to do this as you have been trying to or there might be a different solution that will only become apparent if we understand what the script does. There tends to be more scripting expertise on U&L so you're likely to get a solution there. Just try and change the question enough so it's not considered cross-posting. In the meantime, I'll offer a bounty on this one.
Nov
22
revised extundelete - failed to read-only open device “/dev/sdb”: Error code 2133571347
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Nov
22
comment How to pass '*' wildcard to path parameter of find command via a variable in script?
Yeah, this is surprisingly tricky. I just updated my answer with another approach, why not use globbing instead? If that still doesn't work, I suggest you post a new question on Unix & Linux explaining what your final objective is and why you need to have the pattern as a variable. This type of thing is likelier to get a better answer there.
Nov
22
revised How to pass '*' wildcard to path parameter of find command via a variable in script?
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Nov
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reviewed Approve Ubuntu software-center not installed
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reviewed Edit How to install OneDrive on ubuntu 13.10 x64
Nov
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revised How to install OneDrive on ubuntu 13.10 x64
Old link points to Outdated Reference.
Nov
21
comment How to pass '*' wildcard to path parameter of find command via a variable in script?
Please don't..
Nov
21
revised How to pass '*' wildcard to path parameter of find command via a variable in script?
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