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GNU is a Unix-like operating system that is free software and developed by the GNU project. GNU is normally used with the Linux kernel. This tag can be used for questions relating to GNU software, particularly programs that differ from the POSIX standard or their BSD equivalents.

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Cracked GPL 2.0 Licensesed sofware is illegal? [closed]

I found a software under GPL 2.0 licenses and some functions need to pay but looks their support services is poor and slow, then I found many sites selling this software at different price low as one ...
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Broken pipe, write error: An epidemic of unnecessary output

In the last few months, a problem has been spreading across my systems. That of broken pipe errors: # Solution: # silenced by replacing /bin/bzip2 -> bzip2-reference # to /bin/...
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Selecting multiple lines in emacs open from Screen Gnu mode

Normally when open files with "emacs -nw" to edit, I can select line by shift+arrow or ctrl+shift+arrow. The selected line or paragraph gets highlighted. But when I open file using "...
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How do application menus detect subcategories from .desktop files?

GNOME Flashback's Application Menu, KDE Plasma Application Menu, etc. categorize apps into folders and subfolders like the traditional Windows Start menu. An app like MenuLibre can be used to edit ...
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How to download all dependencies of RPM to offline installation on SUSE 12 SP15

I have SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 and RPM which should be installed offline. How to download all dependencies of RPM to transfer them to offline machine with same OS? I've tried downloading a ...
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Ubuntu WSL becomes completely unresponsive

I am trying to use Ubuntu WSL to build the GNU GCC 9.3.0 toolchain, and thought I managed to do do this, but then I couldn't actually use it as a kit in VSCode. I then assumed I did something wrong, ...
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gnu grep -r -R -recursive not working on Windows 11

I submitted the following commands through the cmd window on a Windows 11 machine: grep -r --include=*.c "return" grep -r --include="*.c" return grep --recursive --include=*.c ...
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Starting Clonezilla through GNU Grub

I have a disc image that I want to install on a new linux computer via Clonezilla. However, when I go to the boot menu and select the USB stick as a booting option, it takes me to the GNU Grub menu ...
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Where is there a manual page for Command Line Editing shortcuts?

There are times when I would like to respond to an already existing post, here specifically, because I want to figure out the source that these people are using for the answers. The answers in that ...
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Windows 11 GNU make - 'cat' not recognized

I made the foolish decision to move my work environment to Windows 11. I have downloaded GNU Make version 4.3 using chocolatey. Make replies when I prompt it for its version, but returns the error '...
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How can I add configuration file to Nano obtained from WinGet on WIndows?

I have installed this version of Nano using: winget install GNU.nano Now, I'm trying to figure out where to put the config files for nano to read them. Below is the list of places where I've tried ...
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Why does GNU Info have so many key sequences for the same command?

Why does GNU Info (info-stdn) have so many key sequences for the same command ? eg.: C-f (forward-char) Move forward a character ESC O C (forward-...
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Capture process output with sed, capture block of text and then filter inside it

There is some stdout that I would like to filter with sed but I don't know how. The stdout example would be: . . . Model a. # This should be captured . . . Metrics results: # This ...
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How can I start with a fresh environment every time i reboot?

Whenever I log back into my kali machine it seems that it saves a few things from my previous session. For example, I full-screened my terminal once and now every time I open my terminal it starts in ...
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Process names 0, 1, 2

I see 0, 1, 2 and 3s in htop. I can't kill these (sig 9). They are sometimes consuming a bit of my cpu for a second. I wonder what they are... Killall just says process not found if I try to kill them ...
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Platform/version-independent sorting for gnu sort

I am trying to do an offline comparison of two lists generated on two different systems. They both have GNU coreutils so to aid the diff'ing, I sort both lists using sort before transferring them. I'...
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How to update 'pgrep' in macOS to get around a known 'pgrep -d' issue

In the version of pgrep ( February 11, 2010 ) that is installed in macOS Catalina there is a bug when setting a delimiter. The delimiter should only be printed between each process ID but it's also ...
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Applying theme on GNU GRUB 2.06 for windows

Hello everyone is there anyway to make gnu grub themes working in windows? I setup the Gnu grub 2.06 for windows (not grub2win) but I'm confused how to setup a theme which was easy in linux by adding ...
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GNU `find` error: "find: failed to read file names from file system at or below ‘/’ : No such file or directory"

OS: macOS Big Sur 11.6 I'm trying to find all files on my system that match a pattern so I can delete extraneous files after removing an application. For this purpose the application is RStudio. I'm ...
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Pipe Output of dhclient with sed

Goal Limit output of dhclient. Code dhclient eth0|sed 's/answers//' expected behaviour RTNETLINK : Operation not permitted got RTNETLINK answers: Operation not permitted Piping ifconfig works ifconfig ...
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How to reply to Python's GNU mailman 3 mailing list

Sometimes I find myself trying to reply to Python's mailing list, but continuously failing. Python's GNU Mailman 2 did not have these issues while Mailman 3 does. There are some conventions Python ...
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Black screen freezing in Macbook EFI Boot

I had Ubuntu on my external hard drive, I had to delete it because i ruined it, after that I reinstalled it and now when I try to boot into my SEAGATE ubuntu hard drive it stuck on a black screen. I ...
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Installed live USB PureOS on system running it already now unable to boot from encrypted partition

A Librem Mini was running PureOS after years of using a Debian distribution of GNU/Linux... I used an USB live with the intent of installing on same "side by side" but something went wrong......
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How to set sysctl fs.notify.max_user_watches in GUIX? (guix system: error: service 'sysctl' provided more than once)

IDE's like PyCharm work better when fs.inotify.max_user_watches is set to a high level. How to do that in GUIX? I recall that the approach by Draketo used to work up to a few months ago: https://www....
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GNU stow. Only symlink files, not directories

I'd like to manage my dotfiles with a Git repository and stow. Here is my current repository that includes the files/directories I'd like to stow and a Makefile with the command I'm using make stow. ...
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bash alias assignment in .bashrc for specific date command

I am trying to set an alias to show value of specific date command. When I set the alias, I get correct value, but also get "command not found..." Is there a way to set this without the ...
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Standard (Linux/GNU) toolset for Mac

I'm quite new to Mac OS but I've already noticed that many tools are not what I used to be. For e.g., sed missed the -w option, and xargs missed the -i option, etc I'm wondering if it has always ...
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How to launch GNU PSPP's GUI?

The homepage of GNU PSPP shows the following screenshot: I tried installing it with the following command on Debian: $ sudo apt install pspp However, when I now run the command pspp, I see the ...
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How to install mkclean?

Download the tar file from this link . > wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/matroska/files/mkvalidator/mkvalidator-0.5.2.tar.bz2/download Unzip the archive with tar. > tar -xjf ./download I ...
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Getting warning about non-portability when trying to install GNU GO on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install GNU GO on Ubuntu OS, but it is not working. https://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/download.html I've downloaded the tar.gz source code, then: unzipped using the gzip followed by ...
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cp files from directories but abandon directory structure [closed]

As an example, I have this directory structure: src |- a \- 1 |- b \- 2 |- c \- 3 I want to copy 1, 2, 3 to something like this: dest |- 1 |- 2 |- 3 My idea is to write a bash script that ...
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gnu stow to ignore dirs

I am relatively new in stow (using for last 6 months). While this is working fine for backing up my config files, it is actually storing unwanted files, and not obeying my .stow-local-ignore. I am ...
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Sorting almost-duplicate lines by their share of identical beginning characters

Is there a *nix tool/way to show each two lines (possibly adjacent via sort) that are almost duplicate top-ordered by the number of similar characters in same positions between each of those to lines ?...
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Setting Debian and Windows [duplicate]

I have Debian. I want to run Windows on the same hard drive, but in separate partitions. I don't want to start my computer "DualBoot" (DualBoot is causing problems for the computer). what should I do? ...
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gnuradio companion: "sources" tree does not appear in blocks menu in Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04. I have done the following: sudo apt install gnuradio sudo apt install gr-osmosdr sudo apt install hackrf sudo apt install libhackrf-dev Following the gnuradio tutorial here: https:/...
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Install GNU "script" command on Mac

I have a Mac. I would like to use the GNU script that comes with CentOS as it is more full-featured than the BSD Mac version. Specifically, man script on a CentOS box gives: -c, --command command ...
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Detecting corrupted JPEGs: using find -exec with || logical operator

find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -exec identify -regard-warnings -verbose {} > /dev/null 2>&1 + || mv "$1" --backup=numbered {} -t "./Corrupted" I'm trying to use the above to check for the ...
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Gaining real su permission on gnu root debian instead of proot env?

Im running a samsung galaxy j110H, kitkat 4.4.4, rooted. Is it possible to attain real super user privillige on gnuroot debian instead of fakerootfs. Is there any way as in when I type in su; there ...
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Batch renaming filenames to remove part after last " - " ignoring extension

I'd like to batch rename files in a certain folder, removing the part after the last -, in the following way. hello world - Mr Sheep to hello world super user - question on super user.docx to super ...
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open a random file in osx with command line

I'd like to open a randomly selected file via the terminal. I found shuf, which seems to be just the utility that I need, although I cannot figure out a way to make the command I'm working with ...
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Octave 5.1.0 -Symbolic package installation error

I just installed Octave 5.1.0 and need to use the symbolic and control packages with it on my Windows 10 machine. When I first opened the application, I tried this to install Symbolic: >>pkg ...
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Output of GNU size is misaligned when the binary is larger than 10M

The output of GNU size is misaligned when the binary is larger than 10 M, e.g., size /usr/bin/docker. Don't see a way to print eg. 10000K instead of 10000000. Do I just live with it?
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Why does find sometimes find . and sometimes not?

find -name "?" find ~ -name "?" Why does one of these commands find . and the other not? How can I make the second version, with an explicit path, find the . entry along with any other single-...
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GNU Global installation on windows

I want to install GNU Global to configure pascal's extension in VS code but i haven't found it yet. Please help me by giving a link to download it or anything else.
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Why is GNU diff such a memory hog? [closed]

There are enough questions asking how to diff large files, as diff can't handle them. I'd like to know why GNU diff can't handle them. I did a tiny experiment. I diffed two identical datasets, ...
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Making libtool 2.4.6 hangs waiting for lock to be removed

I am trying to install gnu libtool 2.4.6 on my Mac. While running make the process hangs with this message: libtool: link: Waiting for /Volumes/Business/It/software/Unix/packages/gnu/libtool/libtool-...
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How can I write a GNU File magic test to loop?

Either here or on StackOverflow: I may be trying to get more power than the language allows, but I was writing some new file formats test suites using the man page for libmagic when I wanted to reduce ...
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Run bash script from Debian GNU/Linux

There are lots of examples on how to run bash scripts on Windows. For example: bash -c "command". I took that example from https://www.howtogeek.com/261591/how-to-create-and-run-bash-shell-scripts-on-...
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How do I upgrade Guix?

Guix 1.0.0 was released recently. I have an old version that I installed once and did not use for a long time, so I decided to try 1.0.0. $ guix --version guix (GNU Guix) 0.16.0 Copyright (C) 2018 ...
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installing GNU MCU Eclipse failed in linux LMDE 3 (cindy)

I need to work with arm mcu (especially STM32 and Raspberry pi mcu), so I read this instruction : How to install the GNU MCU Eclipse plug-ins? So when I want to do the instruction: go to the Eclipse ...
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