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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.
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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?.
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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
26
comment Virtual Box activation
1) This is off topic here, we're an Ubuntu site. 2) This is off topic everywhere on the SE network; we won't help you get software illegally. 3) When asking here, you need to put some effort into your question. Use the correct capitalization and write English, not textspeak. 4) Even if the previous were not true, you need to explain what you've tried if you don't want to get the same answers you've already attempted. 5) Paragraphs are your friend. They make things easier to read. Just a few tips for the next place you try to ask this on.
Jul
26
comment community shout-out
I don't understand. What is the question here? Since you're new to the site, you might want to take the tour and read the help center. This is not a discussion forum, we only deal with specific questions and answers.
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.
Jul
22
comment How to check if a switch is configured in 'ssh' or in 'telnet' using perl script provided the switch IP is available…?
What Perl script? What switch? Do you mean an option given to the script? A physical switch? If the latter, why not just try connecting with ssh and switch to telnet if that fails?
Jul
20
comment Launch a bash script when enterring password to log in?
@Serg actually, rm -rf / does nothing but print an error message. This is defined by the current POSIX specs.
Jul
20
comment How can I change ##-## space to ##-## tab?
I removed grep from your question since that is only a tool that searches through text files and not one that can change them easily.
Jul
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comment Is it possible to enter password for sudo only once, and configure it to not require for password on other terminals?
@and whoops, so it is. Thanks, fixed.
Jul
6
comment How can I create a shortcut that acts as a tally
What would this shortcut do? A shortcut to what? Where are the tasks stored? What kind of tasks are they? Please edit your question and describe what you need more clearly.