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    [ubuntu] Re: cmd line too long

    Ok It all has to do with the prompt code.
    for example : export PS1="\[\e[32;1m\]\w> \[\e[0m\]" will give you
    ~> (in green) , with the ability to word wrap. It does this with the
    \[...
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    [ubuntu] Re: cmd line too long

    Daslinkard;
    For instance; I copied your reply , 47 words , pasted it into my command line. This is what I get :
    "re specific exactly as to what situation you are referring to? Is it when you...
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    [ubuntu] cmd line too long

    HI
    So how do I see the entire cmd if the cmd is very long?
    All I see is about the last half on my screen. I'm sure the full cmd is ready to invoke,but I can't see the full cmd. ...
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    [ubuntu] ubu12 doesn't see vfat

    Hi
    Since I reinstalled ubuntu 12.04 ,the system does not recognize
    vfat , fat32, or fat16. Using my flash drive (usb),is
    not possible. It does not see vfat....
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to show desktop

    OK
    Philinux got it. Ctrl+Super+d
    Thank you!
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    [ubuntu] how to show desktop

    HI
    Just started using 12.04 . I've searched everywhere to find how to 'show desktop.' A combination of buttons or ?. Dash home doesn't tell me. I try to drag desktop icon to launcher bar..no...
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    [ubuntu] Re: notify of finished updates

    Re-did it, but first I removed (unchecked) 3 repository links from synaptic 'third party software',reloaded the repositories, then ran the command again. 'Viola' . The cmd ran fine. Evidently my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: notify of finished updates

    OK At least now I know that the form of the command is correct (you ran it successfully). I'll try it again. Thanks much.....
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    [ubuntu] Re: notify of finished updates

    yetiman
    What I want to do is; Run updates 'then' ,if updates has completed
    successfully , put date in a file. Running it backwards would not give me...
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    [ubuntu] notify of finished updates

    HI
    Why doesn't this command finish? :
    sudo apt-get update && date >> ~/file1
    It appears the update part is activated but no date is put into file1
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: croning a root job

    apt-get -y
    That's a good command.Didn't know it existed...thanks
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    [ubuntu] Re: croning a root job

    One more thing.... When an 'upgrade' is in progress there comes a point where the process 'ask' if I want to continue. Once again
    I have to interact (y) to continue , but I can't do that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: croning a root job

    Well ..thank you all for your replies.I'll try it all...
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    [ubuntu] croning a root job

    HI
    I'm sought of in a dillema. I want to use crontab to run updates and upgrades everyday, so I thought to use crontab.As follows:
    00 08 * * * sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade...
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    [ubuntu] Re: reboot using at command

    Thank you for that input..... some good thoughts!!....
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    [ubuntu] reboot using at command

    HI
    I'm trying to schedule a reboot ,using the 'at' command. Normally to reboot I have to be 'root'. I tried using sudo to start 'at',to no avail.
    How would I type the command ,using...
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    [ubuntu] how to run anacron

    Good morning
    Well I'm totally frustrated. I have been trying to figure out how to use anacron (schedule tasks). I Googled,Binged,Yahooed, and manpaged.I cannot find how to, at least,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: create keyboard shortcut

    no good
    doesn't work thanks anyway...
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    [ubuntu] create keyboard shortcut

    Hi all
    I'm trying to create a 'keyboard shortcut' to my Dropbox folder. But I don't know the command to put in the dialog box.
    How can I find the correct command for any place or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: removing a string of files

    OK
    I made some dummy files and used rm *dummy files*. All turned out as expected,with removal of files.But for some reason
    not on my target files.I removed them one by one. Strange...
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    [ubuntu] Re: removing a string of files

    Good morning
    Tried it. I get an error message:
    $rm *.before_restore_2011-03-21_07.15.36.372112*
    rm: cannot remove `*.before_restore_2011-03-21_07.15.36.372112*': No such file or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: removing a string of files

    Hi again
    actually I have files with different beginning names:

    .gtk-bookmarks.before_restore_2011-03-21_07.15.36.372112
    .gvfs
    .hardinfo
    .ICEauthority...
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    [ubuntu] removing a string of files

    good evening
    I don,t know how to do this,yet. I have a list of files in my home directory. About one-third of them have a similar string in their names (text files). I want to remove...
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    [ubuntu] Re: how do I use use 'at' command

    OK guys
    I'll play around with this some more. Either way I'll get back with (hopefully) good results. Thanks
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    [ubuntu] Re: how do I use use 'at' command

    I'm try ing to schedule an activation of a script,or a command.
    example(script) at -f ~/bin/ups.sh now + 3 min
    example(command) at -f ~/bin/tknotepad now + 3 min
    ~/bin is in my...
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