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Feb
26
comment How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required
Update to my previous comment: Netbeans 7.4 on Windows requires -J-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on to get rid of the anti-aliasing.
Dec
26
awarded  Yearling
Dec
21
comment Encrypting/Decrypting a single file in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
@BrendanLong: I guess the reason is that aes-128-cbc in not mentioned in man openssl - I wonder why. It works, though.
Nov
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
17
comment How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required
BTW, to use Fixedsys Excelsior in NetBeans, you have to add -J-Dswing.aatext=false to netbeans_default_options in /etc/netbeans.conf . Otherwise NetBeans will render it "colored" and blurry - this applies to Windows too
Feb
21
comment How to grep for tabs without using literal tabs and why does \t not work?
there is no need for the -E (what is searched for is no regex). There is also no need to pipe from a command. That said, thank you for pointing out this quite overlooked feature of bash (single-quoted strings preceded by $)
Feb
21
comment How to grep for tabs without using literal tabs and why does \t not work?
basing on enzotib's answer let me add the following: grep $'\t' foo.txt (but I would usually write fgrep instead of grep)
Jan
11
comment How do I modify existing themes in 12.04?
regarding my previous comment: a "derivative" theme, like the Ambiance-blue I gave instructions for, should be kept up to date. E.g., you could check every now and then whether the differences between the original and the derivative theme are limited to the changes you expect. I they are not, it's best to rebuild the derivative theme directory from scratch. BTW, the above Ambiance-blue theme is in fact a nice orange and blue theme, where the blue is used for highlighting, progress bars, etc. etc., and nicely complements the orange.
Dec
31
comment How to set the terminal to open maximized
If you temporarily need a small window, you can always un-maximize the window (double click on top) and click on Terminal > 80x24
Dec
29
comment How to set the terminal to open maximized
where is that Search menu item? (12.04)
Dec
29
comment How to set the terminal to open maximized
I confirm this works in 12.04, and is probably the easiest solution (at least for people like me who always work with maximized windows) - thanks! My advice is to set the default columns and rows to just slightly more than what fills the screen, in order not to have problems in case you un-maximize the window.
Dec
28
comment What are some good PHP editors?
When you double-click on a PHP variable in Geany, the dollar is not selected (BTW, the same holds for Bluefish). To me, this is a clear indicator that Geany (and Bluefish) cannot be taken seriously as a PHP editor.
Dec
26
revised How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required
added paragraph on changing questionable features of Fixedsys
Dec
26
revised How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required
Fixed a couple of points of possible confusion
Nov
23
comment How to keep processes running after ending ssh session?
Simply bg (without %1) is often enough, since the default is the current job
Nov
19
awarded  Commentator
Nov
19
comment How do I modify existing themes in 12.04?
For example, this is how to produce my favorite theme (which I love especially together with a sky-blue desktop background): sudo cp -a /usr/share/themes/Ambiance /usr/share/themes/Ambiance-blue and then sudo sed -i 's/#f07746/#3999e7/g' `find /usr/share/themes/Ambiance-blue -type f | fgrep -v .png | xargs fgrep -l '#f07746'`
Nov
16
comment Progress and speed with 'cp'?
for a man of pv without installing it see here
Nov
14
comment Mount NTFS on Ubuntu start up - rc.local vs fstab
/dev/sda8 could change, the UUID is, at its name says, unique
Nov
13
comment Where is the user crontab stored?
it would be nice if someone could also give a reason WHY it's wiped out