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How do I replace multiple fields in multiple XML files?

I have around 4000 XML files and I need to replace the value of both <filename> and <path> fields. I need to replace those fields dynamically. e.g. images0001.xml should have images0001 ...

command-line text-processing xml  
user avatar asked by Axel Boissier Score of 5
user avatar answered by Raffa Score of 5

Cannot get email notifications in conky

In my .conkyrc I want to be shown the number of emails on my provider's POP3 server. Something like this ${pop3_unseen myserver myemail mypasswd -i 600 -p 995 -r 5} only returns '0' as output, ...

email conky  
user avatar asked by emil Score of 3

How to access writable partition on Ubuntu booted from USB flash drive?

I created a bootable USB flash drive with ubuntu-mate-22.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso using Startup Disk Creator. It created writable partition from the remaining space left. I copied a few programs to this ...

boot live-usb persistence  
user avatar asked by Paul Jurczak Score of 3
user avatar answered by C.S.Cameron Score of 4

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - Cinnamon is currently running without video hardware acceleration

I am new to using Ubuntu Desktop and I am trying out Cinnamon for the first time, but every time I connect to my desktop, I am getting a warning stating that I should check my video drivers because I ...

drivers nvidia graphics 22.04 cinnamon  
user avatar asked by Del Score of 3
user avatar answered by kanehekili Score of 4

Ubuntu Mate theme has no "Traditional" option after update to Jammy

I updated my computer, and now the theme is all screwed up. The panel applets in Mate don't work, the icons are wrong or missing. In Mate-Tweak, the option I would usually choose, "Traditional&...

mate ubuntu-mate panel  
user avatar asked by j0h Score of 2

How do I enable journal_async_commit?

I'm trying to enable journal_async_commit in fstab file. Here is what the relevant entry looks like: # /dev/nvme0n1p2 UUID=c4340389-c77d-473e-8867-39b677a49f96 / ext4 rw,lazytime,...

mount fstab ext4  
user avatar asked by Arsen Zahray Score of 2

How to downgrade Git from version 2.38.1 to 2.37.3 on Ubuntu 20.04

How to downgrade Git from version 2.38.1 to 2.37.3 on Ubuntu 20.04? This is needed because Atlassian Bitbucket Server 8.+ do not support latest version of Git. Please se at: https://confluence....

user avatar asked by Matti Kiviharju Score of 2
user avatar answered by Matti Kiviharju Score of 1

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Pending Update of Snap Store

What's with 'Pending Update of Snap Store?'

user avatar asked by Costa Michailidis Score of 245
user avatar answered by user535733 Score of 365

How do I change the GRUB boot order?

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on a shared machine. Because a lot of the non-developers use Windows, I'd like to change the boot order to make it easier for them. Currently the boot order ...

boot grub2  
user avatar asked by chrisjlee Score of 427
user avatar answered by Nitin Venkatesh Score of 361

How to force a clock update using ntp?

I am running Ubuntu on an ARM based embedded system that lacks a battery backed RTC. The wake-up time is somewhere during 1970. Thus, I use the NTP service to update the time to the current time. I ...

user avatar asked by ysap Score of 444
user avatar answered by Eric Carvalho Score of 364

How do I add environment variables?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04. I use the terminal to start a bash session, and I want to add an environment variable: $r@hajt:~$ env THEVAR=/example But it's not working. It shows all the variables with ...

user avatar asked by huff Score of 603
user avatar answered by Michał Šrajer Score of 929

Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it?

I get this error when trying to use apt-get: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is ...

apt package-management dpkg  
user avatar asked by La Ode Adam Saputra Score of 1155
user avatar answered by zurdo Score of 947

Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop

My Ubuntu is stuck in a login loop when trying to enter my desktop. When I login, the screen gets black and soon after that the login screen comes back. I've read that the problem might be caused by ...

login lightdm login-screen  
user avatar asked by Calvin Wahlers Score of 559
user avatar answered by SiddharthaRT Score of 463

How do I uncompress a tarball that uses .xz?

I'm used to extracting tarballs with a -xfz flag, which handles gzip and bzip2 archives. Recently I've run into a .tar.xz file and I would like to uncompress it in one step using tar, how can I do ...

tar compression  
user avatar asked by Jorge Castro Score of 947
user avatar answered by ramslök Score of 1202

Can you answer these questions?

Can Samba pass user's password to an admin-defined script, upon user connect/logon?

So I need to unlock an encfs directory (not home), with the user's password, when the user connects to the device via SMB. The user has no other access - no SSH, GUI, etc. This would (almost certainly)...

server samba encryption  
user avatar asked by Jim Score of 1

D-Link DWA-182 Rev.A

Is there a way to use the D-link DWA-182 rev A with modern Ubuntu versions? The D-link site only has Linux drivers for rev C and D. Here's the output oflsusb for the device: $ lsbusb Bus 003 Device ...

drivers wireless broadcom d-link  
user avatar asked by The Bic Pen Score of 1

installing icons on gwsl

I'm running Ubuntu wsl2, Windows subsystem for Linux. GWSL is an awesome tool to run GUI apps on it. Going to GWSL Distro Tools > GTK Themes, allows you to use custom themes. The problem is that ...

gnome nautilus icons themes windows-subsystem-for-linux  
user avatar asked by KianFakheriAghdam Score of 1
user avatar answered by KianFakheriAghdam Score of 0
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