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Aug
12
comment How can I delete files from the low graphic mode?
@NancyK. Sorry, holidays. I'm not at my computer and won't be for most of August. :(
Jul
31
comment How do I run 'sudo' command inside a script?
@ChrisK yeah, don't do that. Just run sudo script.sh instead. It is both simpler and easier to do and makes for a more legible script.
Jul
30
comment How do I find and replace in file1 with values from file2
@Testpriya that is a very different issue. If that's what you need, please edit your question and explain it. It is possible but more complex.
Jul
30
comment Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition
@AlexWolf that's because you've mounted it. Run sudo umount /tmp/foo and try again.
Jul
30
comment How do I install ALPS (Algorithms and Libraries for Physics Simulations) 2.2.b3 on Ubuntu 15.04
Please edit your question and i) include a link where we can download this software from; ii) show us the errors you are getting, we can't help without them; iii) explain how you changed the cmake command, from what to what?
Jul
30
comment Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition
@AlexWolf what do you mean "no change"? Did you run sudo gparted? Did that open a window like the one I show above with your disk drive? Was the empty space not listed? If so, please take a screenshot and add it to your question.
Jul
30
comment gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history
Please edit your question and add the output of these commands: ls -l ~/.bash_history; history | wc; echo $HISTFILESIZE; echo $HISTFILE; ps -p $$ (run it in mate or gnome terminal and then also on xterm).
Jul
28
comment How can I edit the boot listing in ubuntu14
Edit how? Add something? What? Remove something? Please edit your question and explain what you want to do and why.
Jul
28
comment watch cuts off ps aux output when piped
I can''t reproduce on my machine. watch "ps aux | grep 'ps aux'" wraps as expected. There does seem to be an issue with watch only showing limited output. You might be interested in my question here: Does watch only monitor the visible output?.
Jul
28
comment What are the differences between executing shell scripts using “source file.sh”, “./file.sh”, “sh file.sh”, “. ./file.sh”?
@didibus I'm not sure what you mean. Command substitution runs in a subshell; ./foo.sh runs in a new shell that is not a copy of the parent. For example, if you set foo="bar" in your terminal and then run a script that executes echo $foo, you will get an empty line since the script's shell won't have inherited the variable's value. pgrep is a separate binary, and yes it is run by the script you are running.
Jul
26
comment How Can I Access A Broken Ubuntu 14.04 File System?
What are "user level files"? ` /bin, /boot, /dev, /etc` etc., should be inaccessible to regular users. Why would they contain any user files? Please edit your question and show us the files you see when running ls -al /mnt (use the formatting tools to make them display correctly). Also, please clarify exactly what files you are looking for.
Jul
26
comment cli command to run keyboard shortcuts, e.g. Alt-F2
@folti7 if your question is about cinnamon, please edit it and make that clear. I added the name of the specific script cinnamon runs but, as I said, I don't think you'll be able to launch this from the hot corner.
Jul
24
comment BusyBox v1.21.1 error
@Ben.S the OP is "Original Poster" used for the author of the question or the post under discussion. I don't know what you mean bu use as a player, you need to burn the iso, not the files. See the link provided by Wilf in the comment above.
Jul
24
comment Execute a script upon logout/reboot/shutdown in Ubuntu
This is very wrong: i) script names need to start with a K for runlevels 0, 1 and 6 and S for runlevels 2, 3, 4 and 5; ii) you don't need to call the script K99_foo, the number just determines the order the scripts are run in. You need to chose one that is larger than the others if you want it to be run last; iii) Runlevel 0 is not for reboot!; It's for shutdown. 6 is for reboot. iv) scripts have no business being in the /etc/rcN.d directories. They should instead be in /etc/init.d and linked to /etc/rcN.d.
Jul
24
comment BusyBox v1.21.1 error
@Wilf yes, the latest comments suggests the OP simply copied the files onto the CD instead of burning the ISO. I'm waiting for the update to check. That link might indeed be useful, why not give it to the OP?
Jul
24
comment BusyBox v1.21.1 error
@Ben.S as I said, please edit your question to add the extra details. It is hard to read and easy to miss in the comments. Plus, the comments can be deleted with no warning.
Jul
24
comment BusyBox v1.21.1 error
@Ben.S please edit your question and explain exactly what you've done. Tell us i) how you burnt the CD; which tool did you use? ii) clarify whether you managed to change the boot priority and if what you're seeing is different from what you get when booting normally and iii) give us more details about your machine. Is this a desktop? A laptop? Do you have any other operating systems installed? Which ones?
Jul
24
comment BusyBox v1.21.1 error
Please edit your question and explain what you did in more detail. The way to go is to boot from the CD though. Did you change the boot priority in the BIOS?
Jul
24
comment BusyBox v1.21.1 error
What executable file? Do you mean you booted into your normal OS (what is it, by the way?) and tried to install from within that OS? That won't work. You need to boot from the CD.
Jul
22
comment Ubuntu 14.04 - crontab @reboot hang my PC
Did you add that line to your crontab or to root's? What bug are you talking about? What is wrong with your system? What are the symptoms? "It doesn't start"? OK, where does it stop? Does it not even turn on? Is the screen black? Pleaseedit your question and give us the information needed to answer it.