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Jul
24
comment Extracting files from windows to linux on a same partition
try just "mount" for a list of already mounted partitions, maybe it's already mounted elsewhere
Sep
15
comment Change root folder name in tar.gz file
it's not possible to change .tar (the archive) before uncompressing it
Aug
1
comment What does 'source' do?
You are mixing up ./command and . script. source-command is same as .-command. Using ./meh says run script/binary named meh in the current directory, and got nothing to do with source/. -command. As explained in answer in your link.
Feb
24
comment how can change default text editor in mingw32
not by default (probably), but you can create one.. if so it should be wherever your HOME directory is. But I suggest you change PATH in Windows Environment variables instead.
Nov
14
comment Unable to clone bare repository with Git
you shouldnt create the local repo before cloning, cloning will create it.
Jul
5
comment What is a pump failure on a computer?
just a guess, pump might be related to water cooling if it where such a system.. otherwise it's a fan problem
Oct
7
comment TAR vs CPIO, what is the difference?
wouldnt it be 'from STDIN' that differs, rather then 'to STDOUT'.. 'from STDOUT' don't really make sense to me
Oct
7
comment TAR vs CPIO, what is the difference?
yes, -j is bzip2 and some (more resent?) versions got -J as xv, for GNUtar thatis
Oct
5
comment is it plausible that Ubuntu's wildcard * with tar is somehow failing to restore some files?
my answer says about the same as this, but lacks the solution
Aug
22
comment why is 1 inch in computer screen shorter than 1 inch in real?
you do assume that it is 22" exactly between two oposite pixels on the screen, this is probably not true. Also the diagonal dpi is a rather odd thing to even messure, there are not 1981 pixels in an exact diagonal row on the screen.
Sep
14
comment What is Gnome / KDE etc?
"multiple windows managers can be running at the same time" that's incorrect. There can only be one windowmanager running per X server (screen). Your mixing up desktop environments with window manager. As already said, KDE & Gnome are not windowmanagers but desktop environments. Application using different DE frameworks can run in parallel, even if using a window manager not part of a DE (both GNOME and KDE got there own default window manager). A window manager is just a special application that handles all other applications windows
Sep
10
comment Commands see files, bash doesn't
As current dir (or your HOME dir in this case) is not in PATH , vm TAB TAB will not expand it. ./vm TAB TAB will do
Aug
4
comment What is “set environment” variables for?
if it's not in the PATH you can run it using it's full or relative path: in current directory a relative path could then be ./exectutablefile or full path /home/theuser/myexectuablefile
Feb
17
comment External Solid State Drives
using eSATA as connection would be equal to internal, unsure about USB2 but it will surely not be optimal
Oct
31
comment Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?
that's my point, by definition so there is no optimization. if the defintion is max quality, then there is nothing to optimize
Oct
30
comment Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?
FLAC (and PNG) are lossless, so saying that those are optimized for quality don't make sense.
Oct
20
comment Free command line archivers
gzip in itself is not an arhiver (just compressor), need tar (or similar) as well for any archiving. But gzip is not the only way to compress a tar archive either so gzip is hardly enough.
Oct
8
comment Why do zip files get corrupted on USB Drives?
the old usb drives isn't healthy, broken, most likely
Sep
29
comment How to find virtual memory size and cache size of a linux system?
swap == virtual memory
Sep
27
comment icq chat client in linux
read question much? this what OP said he been using but missing video/audio chat