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Apr
29
revised Delete last word (Ctrl-W): Make bash shell behave like vim command line
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Apr
26
revised How can I identify malware containing Chrome extensions in Linux?
If you're taking the trouble to capitalize, you may as well go all the way
Apr
22
comment Add a window padding to guake
@SepehrLajevardi umm... OK?
Apr
21
revised Launching programs with GUI without display manager
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Apr
21
answered Launching programs with GUI without display manager
Apr
21
comment Launching programs with GUI without display manager
You can run them with no display manager, but you do need a running X session. What distribution are you using? Do you have an X server installed? Can you run xinit or startx?
Apr
20
answered Create a new Mac Terminal command to copy folder
Apr
20
revised Create a new Mac Terminal command to copy folder
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Apr
18
answered How to echo string of another string shell variable
Apr
18
comment Why might a partition show up in `mount` but not `df`?
Is it shown if you just run df? I'm wondering whether the grep is doing something strange, perhaps it is aliased to something. Can you see sdb2 in the full output of df?
Apr
16
comment My laptop has no internet
Try connecting to google.com and 62.1.38.158. Do they both fail?
Apr
12
comment sudo alternative to allow certain user to execute chmod from a program
@Paul that deserves to be an answer. Especially one explaining how the access to the suid copy can be restricted. Clever idea!
Apr
10
comment Interpreting PHP offline?
@ArtisiticPhoenix I never said you couldn't. I just said you could on Linux which is the OS I use. I'm sure other OSs can also do it but I don't know the syntax or anything about it so I didn't mention them.
Apr
10
revised Interpreting PHP offline?
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Apr
6
comment how to copy a file over ftp ubuntu linux
@Brian d'oh! Of course it should, thanks for pointing it out. Answer edited.
Apr
6
revised how to copy a file over ftp ubuntu linux
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Apr
6
comment Creating ext4 partition from console
@dustin that means that you are using a GPT partitioning scheme that only allows three primary partitions. You will need to convert on of the existing ones to a logical (extended) partition and create the others within that. That's a bit too complicated to answer in a comment, I'm sure it's been asked before but, if not, post a new question.
Apr
4
comment The place to store user data in Linux
@karel well, that's the advice I was given as a new user and it has served me very well. In fact, I have been able to avoid losing data precisely because of this, since I had everything on a separate partition. That way, if you botch your partitions, you might be lucky and not botch the one you have your data on. If you have everything on one partition, then you're screwed. It is far safer to have separate partitions, I'm not saying you're wrong as such (I would have downvoted if I did) I just don't see any benefit in doing it this way and quite a few drawbacks.
Apr
4
comment The place to store user data in Linux
But, that's the whole reason why /home exists! There's no reason not to have /home on its own partition. If you don't want a different OS to use it, use a different partition for that OS's /home. I have been using the same /home with no issues on at least 4 different distributions and various versions of each distro. If you don't want that, just use a different username or set a different /home, but do keep /home on its own partition, it makes reinstalling much simpler.