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May
4
comment How do I create a pdf optimised to display faster on an iPad using Goodreader?
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams: The script has disappeared from the linked location, can you upload a copy here?
Nov
25
comment How to set up cgi-bin properly in apache2?
Are the scripts executable by apache (should be userid www-data)?
Jun
18
comment GCC 4.8.1 failed complilation
Most likely not "too new". What's the last test output in config.log?
Jun
1
comment setting an appropriate PATH for one user
This is homework, isn't it?
Feb
27
comment Linux For style command
What kind of for loop have you tried under bash? You only show wildcard expansion. Also, with your comment above I am not sure anymore if you want help or are just trolling.
Jan
31
comment Gentoo installation issues
emerge is part of the portage package, and if you don't have that installed your installation is truely broken (portage is at the heart of Gentoo). This is impossible to fix without going into the gory details on how you came to that point of a broken Gentoo installation.
Jan
31
comment Gentoo installation issues
Shell commands are case-sensitive and it should be emerge wpa_supplicant. Also, don't follow some random website, but the official Gentoo installation guides from gentoo.org/doc/en/?catid=install#doc_chap2.
Jan
14
comment What is the difference between yum, apt-get, rpm, ./configure && make install?
@recursive: At some time apt-get didn't record automatic dependencies and left them behind after an uninstall, while aptitude then introduced proper dependency tracking. In addition then it also provided some additional features not available in apt-get. I am not sure, but I think at some point apt-get and aptitude where updated to use the same, advanced backend providing much of that functionality.
Dec
13
comment How can we give the check on shell script?
It would be interesting to know what you have tried.
Nov
25
comment How can I view results of my cron jobs?
@Timmmm: I does work. It first redirects everything from some_job.sh's stdout to /dev/null and only after its stderr to stdout (which now contains nothing itself anymore). That way only its stderr ends up in stdout and is passed on to mail.
Aug
3
comment Can't login as root after changing permissions of /usr/bin
This is exactly what single-user mode is for. +1
Jul
25
comment How do I gunzip to a different destination directory?
@Noah: Good catch, fixed.
Jul
18
comment How to run command
This needs the user's password instead of using sudo.
Mar
31
comment Bash alias with piping
Or escaped single quotes.
Mar
21
comment Is there a health risk from radiation with a laptop power supply?
Actually, a hot power supply can become dangerous (for guys) even before it starts burning your skin away. Just google around, e.g. wired.com/wiredscience/2010/11/…
Mar
8
comment Does the Update Manager in Linux distributions update packages installed via the terminal?
If you are talking about Debian system like in your example, yes, but don't try to e.g. mix rpm and yum in weird ways.
Jan
26
comment PUTTY: How do I cut & paste under Ubuntu?
Your third edit doesn't make sense either: Putty is SSH (most often), the point of the comments was that there are superior terminals under Linux.
Jan
15
comment Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?
Hey Ryan, thanks for answering. Now that you mentioned setenv I see how this is better. It wasn't obvious from the code you linked to. Thanks again!
Jan
15
comment Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?
Wow Ryan, that is a lot of code. What was wrong with the previously accepted answer (it was inspiring at least)?
Dec
14
comment How can I block execution of rm -rf * in a Linux shell?
@DanielBeck: One could write a wrapper around rm which would do the argument parsing.