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    Re: Extending disk space from Windows

    If you intend to make changes to the structure of disk, you run a big risk of corruption, which can waste a lot of time to fix. Better make a decent backup first.
  2. [xubuntu] Re: watching for changes anywhere in a file system

    Maybe read up on tripwire.
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    Re: Extending disk space from Windows

    First, make a backup of your data.
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    [ubuntu] Re: cloning a new drive?

    BTW, all the copy commands work the same and are all equally 'dangerous' to the uninitiated. You can copy a disk with dd, cat, head, tail and a few even more obscure ones and they will all run at...
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    Re: How to backup and restore?

    "Just yesterday a user deleted 5 important files from a project directory. Claimed it was an accident. Their entire team was stuck, not able to work. 3 minute later and the files from 3:32am were...
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    Re: How to backup and restore?

    I have not tried it on Ubuntu - it works with dnf on Fedora - but it would be something like:

    $ sudo apt list --installed > packages

    and later one day you do a minimalist install to get a...
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    Re: How to backup and restore?

    Hmm, in my experience, spending hours and hours to restore an old an tired version of Linux is a bit silly, if you can install the latest and greatest version in half an hour.

    The secret is to...
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    [lubuntu] Re: USB file transfer stopped working

    Howdy,

    IMHE, the best way to debug issues is from the command line, since then you will get error messages and don't need to poke around in the dark.

    So, try the good o'l cp command.
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    Re: do i need Fail2ban ?

    If you leave the port on 22 then yes. If you change the SSH port to something obscure then no. (And if it becomes a problem you change the port number)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best way to encrypt one file in ubuntu

    +100 for KeepassX
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    Re: dyslexia dictionary

    Howdy,

    In my experience, the best you can do for old eyes, is a bigger screen with tiny pixels - the so called retina displays - and then zoom the text.

    This is why I use an Apple Macbook Pro...
  12. Re: Tried 10 times to copy an installed ubuntu partition to a USB drive - never boots

    Well, a USB widget doesn't work the same as a HDD...

    However, there are special tools that will help you do what you want.

    Here is one:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Network Sharing Stopped

    Whenever I see a Samba configuration file, it reminds me of Sendmail... OK, OK, not quite as bad, but still.

    To me, the easiest solution is to install NFS instead of bothering with Samba/CIFS. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Blocking websites.

    You can monitor your network with various tools, including 'ntop', which can show a list of bandwidth hogs.

    https://www.ntop.org/guides/ntopng/

    Once you identified the culprit, you can do...
  15. Thread: tsclient

    by HermanAB
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    Re: tsclient

    Simple. If your IT people told you to install it, then they should also tell you where to get a vetted copy and how to install it.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Will I lose my files saved on my PC?

    It is best to assume that you WILL lose your files and then be pleasantly surprised if they are still there.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need popup message

    Note that if your cron script runs before the GUI is up, then things won't work right - you cannot pop a message up on X if X isn't running yet. That is why I suggested writing the output to a file...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need popup message

    Zenity is what you are looking for - a GUI for scripts:
    https://www.aeronetworks.ca/2015/09/zenity-progress-dialogue.html

    I would make the root script write the status to a file, then when you...
  19. Re: Using one ubuntu computer simultaneously for two people

    Yes, it is possible to make a time sharing system. However, second hand computers cost almost nothing and could work better and with less hassle. Go to your local city dump. Someone there at the...
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    Re: I want to know how much ink I have

    A real geek, would put a webcam on the printer...
    ;)
  21. Thread: rsync doubt

    by HermanAB
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    Re: rsync doubt

    Hmm, I'm not sure about that '.*'

    In Bash, '*' includes a '.', therefore '.*' will expand to '..', which may indicate the previous directory and not do what you want.
  22. Re: Hi! Started using UBUNTU again after some years.

    404 means that the http web server could not find the requested file.
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    Re: FTP to web documents directory

    I agree that ssh is the way to go in a pure Linux environment. However, if you are on a small LAN and also have to serve Windows machines, then Anonymous FTP is still a good option. (Note that the...
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    Re: Formatting Portable SSD

    +1 for NTFS.

    NTFS is a journaled file system which ensures that your data will not get corrupted when the disk is unplugged.

    The NTFS Linux driver is good enough for general use. If you do get...
  25. [other] Re: how can I open a damaged iso file in ubuntu?

    Well Iím sure you can open it with hexedit. 😁
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