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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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Oct
15
comment About Ubuntu Software center
Hi and welcome to the site. Please only ask one question at a time, keep one of the two and post the other as a separate question. That said, to tell you whether a source is trusted, we need to see the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list and of any files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d. If you haven't added anything yourself apart from the options offered by Ubuntu, you are using trusted sources.
Oct
14
revised Move Files To Directories Based on File Name
Added support for dot separated names and lower case.
Oct
13
comment Terminal Command to Zoom
What terminal are you using? What do you mean "zoom"? Increasing the text size or actually zooming?
Oct
13
comment How do I enter my passphrase correctly?
Are you sure it is an issue with the caps key/capital letters? What those should work correctly. What keyboard layout do you use? I am guessing it is not the default and that's why things are wrong.
Oct
13
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Oct
13
comment How do I enter my passphrase correctly?
Have you tried using the shift key?
Oct
12
comment What environment does xargs pass to grep?
@MikeWallaceDev you might want to change the alias to color=auto which is clever enough to detect when it's being piped and not print color for those cases.
Oct
11
comment How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
@KasiyA never, ever, ever edit /etc/sudoers directly. That's why I told you to use visudo. That would have protected you from this problem.
Oct
11
comment Why do some commands in rc.local still need sudo to run?
OK, that's just weird. rc.local should be run as root. You can try troubleshooting by adding echo $USER > /tmp/rclog which will print the user it is running as. Also, make sure that hd-idle is in the default path, where is it located?
Oct
11
revised How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
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Oct
11
comment How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
@KasiyA umm, then you're in trouble. You need to either reboot into rescue mode and remove the line from the file or boot into a live session, mount your local drive and edit it there. This is why you should never play with these things unless you know what you're doing and have an open root session that will allow you to fix what you break.
Oct
11
revised How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
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Oct
11
revised How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
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Oct
11
comment How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
@KasiyA set it to 99999999999 and live with it :)
Oct
11
answered How can I change the number of password entry attempts allowed by sudo?
Oct
11
revised If I cat file to other file is there way to get them separate again?
Questo italiano... :)
Oct
11
comment Why do some commands in rc.local still need sudo to run?
Please edit your question and include the actual commands you are running, the line that calls them from the rc.local. Also explain what makes you think it fails without sudo when run from rc.local.
Oct
11
answered Trouble with simple script :(
Oct
11
comment I can SSH into box just fine, but how to automate mounting and unlocking encrypted home dir?
How exactly do you do it manually? After you run ecryptfs-mount-private, don't you need to enter a password or passphrase to mount? What is your $HOME when you log in but before you mount your encrypted one?
Oct
11
revised Cron Job Creation
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