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Jan
22
answered Unmounting several partitions at once
Dec
28
comment How to set the default program to open a certain file type in a certain folder?
Never use .jpeg as an intermediate format! It incurs generation loss. Why don't you just save the images as .xcf, which is always automatically opened with GIMP?
Dec
23
comment Which one is better: using ; or && to execute multiple commands in one line?
@user230910: that would be (A && B) &.
Dec
7
comment How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display
Good question. But... have you considered trashing that laptop and getting a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black to replace it? These single-board computers have gotten ridiculously cheap, and are beginning to rival older laptops performance-wise.
Dec
6
comment Beep in shell script not working?
Nice! I use export BEEP=/usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/dialog-information.ogg and alias beep='paplay $BEEP --volume=32768' now, that works well for me. (Note that you can override the volume with the beep alias, e.g. beep --volume=15000 plays at volume of -12dB.)
Nov
27
comment Does Ubuntu work on a Raspberry Pi Zero?
Right, the most obvious difference between Ubuntu and Raspbian is that the former defaults to Unity, while Raspian comes with LXDE. I instead use XFCE on both my laptop (Xubuntu) and my rpi2, and this way both operating systems feel almost exactly the same even in graphical mode.
Oct
28
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Oct
28
comment How to disable Alt-Scroll zoom in Xubuntu 14.04
This is the only acceptable answer. Unfortunately, the property doesn't seem available yet in Xfce 4.10.
Aug
29
comment How can I split an animated .gif file into its component frames?
It should be noted that (as of ImageMagick version 6.7.7) there seems to be some memory leak: do not attempt -coalesce with long .gif screencasts, it would probably consume all available memory and possibly hang your entire system.
Aug
11
comment Is it safe to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7?
While I positively recommend co-installing Ubuntu to everyone with a Windows PC, I wouldn't call it “perfectly safe”. Yes, it usually works just fine if you don't get anything wrong – but wrong it can go easy enough! Indeed, the live CD (at least 14.04) has an option that will completely erase the HD, with all partitions, and not really warn you about it. Definitely make sure you have everything backed up (as you should of course always have, anyway!) before attempting this.
Aug
9
revised How can I cd to a directory without writing its name?
Prevent a*b*c*d from being markdown-interpreted as a𝑏c*d
Aug
8
suggested approved edit on How can I cd to a directory without writing its name?
Jul
25
revised Transitioning from Ubuntu to Xubuntu
Xubuntu-desktop
Jul
20
answered Transitioning from Ubuntu to Xubuntu
Jul
19
comment How to stop the first command the failing to affect the second command
@A.B.: try echo 'bla' || echo 'blu'. It only prints bla.
Jul
19
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Jul
19
revised How to stop the first command the failing to affect the second command
Made it clear that `||` has also a shortcut feature like `&&` (but with the opposite behaviour).
Jul
19
suggested approved edit on How to stop the first command the failing to affect the second command
Jul
16
answered How to restore a system after accidentally removing all kernels?
Jun
21
comment Why is bash the default shell in most OS?
@Nagora: opinions vary. FWIW, you can always write Haskell with braces and semicolons instead of whitespace, and I suppose Python has similar fallbacks. Only, nobody does this, because indentation-based grouping is just amazing for readability.