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    Re: Apple patents MacBook Air design

    According to an update to the linked article, the patent covers only the front rubber feet of the laptop, which seems even more ridiculous. However it's a design patent, which I think is distinct...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Using RM- Syntax Error with Filenames Containing "("

    Use quotes:


    rm 'some(file)name'Or backslash escapes:


    rm some\(file\)name
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    [SOLVED] Re: "You do not have the permissions ..."

    Linux (and other unix) has a system of ownership and permissions. Each File has an owner and an owning group, and each file can be readable, writeable, and executable by it's owner, group and...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Scripting help please, RAW photo to HDR with enfuse

    You have a space before "*.CR2". This will expand to "/home/sharpie/hdr/crf/" followed by any file in the current directory that ends in ".CR2".
    Looking at the script linked to, it only accepts one...
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    [SOLVED] Re: how to disable lightdm

    This is for gdm:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10798400#post10798400
    create /etc/init/lightdm.override instead of /etc/init/gdm.override
  6. Thread: Bash IF

    by mutley89
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bash IF

    I'm not familliar with gconftool, but from the man page you can get the current value of something with "gconftool-2 --get". Is this what you are wanting to do:
    #!/bin/bash
    if [[ $(gconftool-2...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Error splicing file: File too large

    Assuming /dev/sdb is your flash drive that you are trying to write to, it is formatted as FAT, which only allows files up to 4GB. Backup any data on it and reformat as something else.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Long Delay When Pressing Volume Up/Down Keys

    From the Arch wiki, put this in a file called "~/bin/pulse-volume" and "chmod +x" it:


    #!/bin/bash
    device="alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo"
    case "$1" in
    "up") # increase...
  9. Thread: svgz viewer

    by mutley89
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    [ubuntu] Re: svgz viewer

    They are supposed to be gzipped svg files which most image viewers should open without issue. Could you try:

    display image.svgzor

    zcat image.svgz | displayIf that fails what is the output of:...
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    [xubuntu] Re: 11.10 nano and Desktop issues

    Regarding your first question, create the directory first:

    sudo mkdir -p /etc/hal/fdi/policy
    sudo nano /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi
  11. Thread: 7z Archives

    by mutley89
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    [SOLVED] Re: 7z Archives

    Are they one archive split into several pieces? If so try this:

    cat NAME.7z.* > NAME.7z
    7z x NAME.7z
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Tor keeps going to same country for exit node even on firefox restart?

    There is a setting that allows you to specify which exit nodes to use. Have you set it inadvertently? Check in your torrc file for something relating to ExitNode or see here: ...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Why Shell scripts execute with ./(script)

    Bash uses the PATH variable to find the directories to search in for what program to run. This doesn't include the current directory, therefore you need to explicitly specify it.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Custom Commands

    What dcstar said in more detail:

    1. Create an alias. An alias is simply a name that bash replaces with the text assigned to it. add this to the end of your ~/.bashrc, or to /etc/bashrc to make it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Long Delay When Pressing Volume Up/Down Keys

    Impressive pesistance :)
    I have no idea what your problem is or how to solve it, However as a possible workaround how long does the following take:

    pactl set-sink-volume 0 10000The last number...
  16. Thread: bash help

    by mutley89
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    [ubuntu] Re: bash help

    Not sure if it's installed by default (if not "sudo apt-get install xclip"), but if you want to copy / paste the output use xclip:

    lsusb -v | xclip -selection cthen simply Ctrl-v wherever you want...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Scripting using variables....

    "&green" should be "$green".
    You also need a fi to end each if statement, they are similar to braces in other languages.


    read ansThis accepts input and assigns it to the variable "ans".

    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: convert html to text on ubuntu

    It's called "html2text".
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    [SOLVED] Re: create zip files in ubuntu command line

    zip -r name_of_output_archive.zip directory_to_archive/Have a look at man zip for more info
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to find process name from numbeer

    This?

    ps -p Process_number(PID)
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    [SOLVED] Re: gedit to ansi?

    UTF-8 is ascii, when no non-ascii characters are used(non-english alphabets and all sorts of other symbols). No conversion is necessary. UTF-7 and the output of uni2ascii are methods for escaping...
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    [SOLVED] Re: python problem

    To fix the symlink, the following will reset it to how it was:


    sudo ln -sf /etc/alternatives/python /usr/bin/python
    sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/python2.6 /etc/alternatives/python
    What was the problem...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Sourcing scripts in '/usr/bin/myscripts'

    export PATH=$PATH:/directory/to/add
    stick this on the end of your .bashrc to make it permanent
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hide Folder with Password?

    This is the relevant part:


    sudo chattr +i file_you_want_to_prevent_being_deleted
    That's all there is to it.

    To reverse this use:


    sudo chattr -i file
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Scripting help... Need to copy every 5th time

    Would something like this work?:


    count=0
    while true
    do
    stuff to do every time
    let count++
    if [[ $count -eq 5 ]]
    then
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