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Sep
13
awarded  Yearling
Sep
12
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
8
revised How to remove accidentally set file association
Tagging, clarification of question.
Sep
2
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
31
revised Unable to install python 2.7.6
Tagging.
Aug
21
answered Is there a way to display a countdown or stopwatch timer in a terminal?
Aug
21
revised Bash Script to repeat every word in a line?
Fix the spelling error that was used to adhere to the exact formulation of the question, but since the question in itself has been corrected it just looked silly. Also reword the earlier addition a bit.
Aug
19
comment Run python script on server over ssh session in the background persistantly
Look at GNU Screen, tmux, dtach, or similar programs.
Aug
12
comment Need to source bash_profile each time
Are you sure you are starting Bash and not some alternative shell (tcsh, zsh, …)? You can e.g. grep for your username in /etc/passwd to see your settings.
Aug
3
comment How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)
@pabouk: I meant to try it with find in combination with -exec echo {} + or -print0 | xargs -0 echo, but I was unclear. find will never deliver file name arguments in a form that can be misinterpreted as switches, since find will always prepend the file names with the path. In the case of files in the base directory, it will prepend ./, so the -- protection does not actually do anything here.
Aug
2
comment How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)
Neither xargs nor -exec + have issues with file names starting with - — just try it out with e.g. echo and see. Regarding portability, the -t switch to mv is a GNU extension anyway, and if the user has GNU mv, it most likely has GNU find and xargs (at least vice versa would be equally probable, so there would be no net gain in portability). I agree with the conclusion that -exec + usually is a more straightforward solution than -print0 | xargs -0, though.
Jul
19
revised Test if a package is installed in APT
Add syntax highlighting.
Jul
15
awarded  Custodian
Jul
15
reviewed No Action Needed How do I remove English (US) from Windows 8.1?
Jul
15
revised Byobu versus gnu screen versus tmux
Improved language.
Jun
18
revised How to tell apt that dependencies are resolved manually?
Added link to TeX.SX.
Jun
2
awarded  Custodian
Jun
2
reviewed No Action Needed Find all MKV files and remove all subtitles
May
27
comment LaTeX creates some long lines (longer than 'linewidth')
I can add that the situation where a line is not fully filled up is analogously called an "underfull hbox".