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    [ubuntu] Re: How to move file into directory?

    In this instance the "./" is not necessary. "mv Test Onetime" will work provided both the file "Test" and the directory "Onetime" are in the current directory.
  2. Thread: what the grep?

    by lswb
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    [ubuntu] Re: what the grep?

    You can also use "\<" and "\>" in your regex to match the beginning and end of a word, for those cases where the target word is in the middle of a sentence.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Two quick questions

    I have seen some older systems with CD drives that would not boot from a CD-RW disc but worked OK with a CDR. Anything less than 10 or so years old should work with either.
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    [ubuntu] Re: One time passwords for logging in.

    If this is a one-time emergency type scenario, you can talk them through booting into recovery mode and changing your password on the command line with passwd. They will then be able to log in to...
  5. [gnome] Re: Gnome 3 Wireless notifications driving me crazy!!

    Can you identify the built-in modem or adapter that you want to disable? You could blacklist the driver for it so the system does not recognize it. Open a terminal and run the command
    lspci | grep...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to search file content in gui

    10.4 has "gnome-search-tool" which I believe is a GUI front end to grep, locate, find, and possibly some other command line programs. Is it available in 11.10? In 10.4, I added a nautilus script...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Restore GRUB2 from Live CD?

    ratcheer, how can that work unless there is already an otherwise working OS installed on /dev/sdXX, including grub executables? Can't you just open a terminal from a live CD or rescue CD environment...
  8. Thread: Cron Tabs

    by lswb
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    [SOLVED] Re: Cron Tabs

    I believe collisionystm's suggestion will be the solution.

    Just FYI, from the man page for cron from a 10.4 system:
  9. Thread: Cron Tabs

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    [SOLVED] Re: Cron Tabs

    I thought that the current version of cron did not require restarting to pick up new cron jobs, but regardless, try this command line instead to restart the cron service:

    sudo service cron restart
  10. [ubuntu] Re: How to move a directory to another and overwrite the content that matches?

    rsync is a great command especially for syncing and copying large numbers of files and for copying between different systems too. You could also use a simple "cp -r /sourcepath/functions/*...
  11. [all variants] Re: HDD EXT4 Deleted a ton of files, didn't gain any free space, empty trash

    Suggest you read up on the man page of fsck with attention to your particular partition type, then boot a live CD and run fsck from there. You may be prompted with some questions (usually needing...
  12. [all variants] Re: HDD EXT4 Deleted a ton of files, didn't gain any free space, empty trash

    Have you checked the disk for errors? Either boot a live CD and fsck partition from the live CD environment, or you can "sudo touch /forcefsck" and then reboot.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Get 11.10 or 10.04 for college?

    If getting work done is more important to you than playing with Unity or Gnome3, go with 10.4.
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to get USB WiFi to connect BEFORE login?

    What Iowan means is login in on the system, then right-click on the wireless icon. Select "Edit Connections..." then the "Wireless" tab, and select your wifi name from the list presented. Click the...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Command line partition editor that can make ext4

    Try using the command "sudo blkid -c /dev/null" For reasons I don't understand, the blkid command caches it's results in a file somewhere and reports that rather than actually checking the system...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Command line partition editor that can make ext4

    Take a look at the man page for mkfs.ext4 or mke2fs.
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    Re: Can you use Oneiric and Unity productively?

    At risk of getting off topic, why do you call 10.04 "quite outdated?"
    What can be done in 11.4 or 11.10 that cannot be done in 10.04?
  18. Thread: Linux or Ubuntu

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    Re: Linux or Ubuntu

    Oh, give him the benefit of the doubt, it's probably the only benefit he has. :)
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    Re: Anyone else reinstall often?

    If you mean that you install a NEW operating system or version every 9 months or so, I would say you have a healthy sense of adventure and interest in the latest developments. If you mean that you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: firefox 8.0 freezes

    Perhaps not related to your problem, but is it happening on sites that use java, and if so, are you using the Sun/Oracle version? I've experienced the gray-out freezing when using sun java but it...
  21. Thread: Linux or Ubuntu

    by lswb
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    Re: Linux or Ubuntu

    Your heart is in the right place but your historical timeline is a little off. The linux kernel was first developed in 1991. Bill Gates was born in 1955. Unix, which inspired linux, was developed in...
  22. Re: What you would like to see, changed or fixed in Precise Pangolin ?

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  23. [ubuntu] Re: Nautilus 3 Displays Wrong File Sizes (Different to All Other Apps) Any Hack for T

    No point in arguing with Gnome or Canonical developers. Right or wrong, they are always right! Or in this case, maybe even when they're right they're wrong? :)
  24. Re: What are you hoping to see in Ubuntu 12.04?

    I'd really like to be able to configure my Desktop to look and behave like this one:
  25. Thread: nautilus desktop

    by lswb
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    [other] Re: nautilus desktop

    Not sure what the effect is, but there is an option " --no-default-window "
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