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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Exec line in .desktop entry will not execute

    You can validate/verify your .desktop file with the `desktop-file-validate' command:

    desktop-file-validate <your desktop file>
  2. Re: How to copy folder structure without folder contents ?

    It's relatively easy to do it in BASH. Check out BashFAQ #10 (link in my signature).
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    [other] Re: Were is "cd //" documenmted ?

    man path_resolution



    First of all it is BASH not DOS.
    I did a search for: 'unix slash vs double slash'
    and found this very interesting reading:...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Trying to compile uget

    libgstreamer1.0-dev

    I would try:

    sudo apt build-dep ugetto install all the build dependencies of uget.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Restore / Add line numbers to text files

    Assuming that you are using gedit:
    Hamburger menu -> Preferences -> View tab -> Display Line Numbers
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    Re: How to tar-e some of the files

    Please don't play with our time.

    We are here to help .Please don't ask XY questions: https://mywiki.wooledge.org/XyProblem
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    Re: How to tar-e some of the files

    Here is a hint.

    You have an 8 character string and you know for sure 7 of them.

    Try to figure out which is the unknown and how is related to the others.

    The bash part is trivial :)
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    Re: How to tar-e some of the files

    Hi, norbisan!

    Is this your homework? What did you try?

    I'm not sure if I understand which files do you have to archive. Could you elaborate your question?

    What I think I understand is that...
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    [SOLVED] Re: open directory as root

    In many GUI applications like nautilus, thunar or gedit you can access privileged files and directories through GVFS by specifying the admin backend. Just prepend the path in the address-bar with...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Remove dashes from filenames

    The rename command used by Ubuntu is based on perl, so check out: https://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html


    rename -n 's/[ -]//g' ./*.txt
    should do the trick.

    The -n or -nono flag means No...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost? Password

    If you can boot a Live USB, then simply mount your root partition and chroot to it. Assuming that /dev/sdb1 is your root partition:

    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
    sudo chroot /mnt

    From here you...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: What is the each command's different merit between su and sudo?

    Not sure what do you mean by logging in, but as far as know, by default, non of the mainstream display(/login) managers will allow you to start a GUI session as root (by default).
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    [SOLVED] Re: Explanation of coffee beans rating

    Thread moved to FF&H.

    Here you go:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumsFAQ#What.27s_the_deal_with_coffee_cups.2Fbeans_and_the_funny_titles.3F
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1006656
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    Re: Bash script sequencing

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh

    In the Upstart era they argued that dash would improve the boot process and it did.
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    Re: Bash script sequencing

    It's a Unix/Linux/Unix-like oddity :)

    The sh is dead, long live the sh!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne_shell
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    Re: Bash script sequencing

    On Ubuntu `sh' is a symbolic link to dash (Debian Almquist shell) NOT bash (Bourne-again shell).

    For sh (the interpreter) your shebang is just a comment and simply ignores it.

    Just make your...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Cartes du Ciel Upgrade Terminal Command?

    You can download the latest .deb file and install it from the link provided by the 'About' page.
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    Re: Bash script sequencing

    How are you invoking the script?

    In Ubuntu sh is symlink to dash NOT bash.

    The brace expansion should work in bash unless you start the shell with `+B' option or disable it with the set...
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    Re: snap package for scrcpy

    v1.14 is out and it rocks!
  20. Thread: Grep .

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    Re: Grep .

    Don't give up on man pages, just make your time to learn the jargon.


    man grep | less "+/REGULAR EXPRESSIONS"
    man grep | less "+/^.+The period"
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    [xubuntu] Re: Disable screen power management

    Normally xfce4-power-manager should use its own DPMS settings and override the Xorg settings, but in my experience that's not always the case.

    You can check the Xorg DPMS settings with:

    xset...
  22. Re: Multiple Python locations? I do not know why they are there?

    There is a README.txt file in the directory

    cat /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/README.txt
    This directory exists so that 3rd party packages can be installed
    here. Read the source for site.py...
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    Re: What i can run and what not

    For messages/notifications and more you can use gsconnect or KDE Connect.

    To mirror and control your Android phone you can use scrcpy.



    +1
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    Re: installation ways

    There are many unorthodox ways to install Ubuntu or any other Linux/Unix distro. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

    Not many people are using this methods - most likely - that's why...
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    Re: snap package for scrcpy

    BUMP for v1.13

    https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy/releases
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