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by Raphael
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Convert any file to text file and back?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Convert any file to text file and back?

Update: Turns out that xxd does exactly what I was looking for.
by Raphael
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Convert any file to text file and back?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Convert any file to text file and back?

Thanks a lot, that's mostly what I'm looking for- especially the hex editors.
by Raphael
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Convert any file to text file and back?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Convert any file to text file and back?

Is there any kind of software that can take any random file from any text or binary format, and turn it into a regular text file, and back? I don't mean into a text file that has any resemblance to whatever text might be in the original file- just a file that gets treated as a text file by the os an...
by Raphael
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: APTonCD crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

APTonCD crashes

I'm on Mint 6. Whenever I start Aptoncd and click on "Create", at some point while it reads package informations, it simply crashes and disappears. When I start aptoncd from the terminal, I get the message "FATAL -> Failed to fork." in the terminal at the point when it crashes. A...
by Raphael
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Can something run autmatically whenever something else runs?
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Can something run autmatically whenever something else runs?

Is there a way to make sure that a command or script is executed whenever a specific software is started? So that it's a bit like a cronjob, but instead of running at fixed times, it runs, for instance, whenever you start Firefox. Sorry, I couldn't think of a fitting combination of words to type int...
by Raphael
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style
Replies: 37
Views: 63103

Re: How to backup your stuff UNIX-style

Step 3: Our package selections 1. Backup /etc/apt/sources.list ... or copy it to one of your other systems (in case you want to have the same packages everywhere) 2. On system #1 (the one you want to backup) issue this command: sudo dpkg --get-selections > packagelist.txt => This will write your pa...
by Raphael
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Background switching?
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Thank you, I think I'll try those.
by Raphael
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Background switching?
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Automatic Background switching?

Is there some way to automatically get a different image from a list of images as your wallpaper every time you log in?
by Raphael
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: What about an app that "remembers" what software you had?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Wow, that's great. Thanks.
by Raphael
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: What about an app that "remembers" what software you had?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

What about an app that "remembers" what software you had?

I think for people who have a lot of additional software packages aside from the standard ones, it might be useful to be able to automize the installation of their additional software after a new install. So what about a software that works like this: When you run it, it checks what deb packages are...
by Raphael
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox returns to Ubuntu mode after security updates
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

I've now downloaded the firefox-related packages from the Mint repository by hand and installed them with dpkg and deleted the .mozilla directory, but firefox still tries to load the ubuntu firefox start page.
by Raphael
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox returns to Ubuntu mode after security updates
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

No, I'm using the update function in Synaptic. (And thanks for all, while we're at it.)
by Raphael
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: General question about personal software settings
Replies: 2
Views: 549

General question about personal software settings

Hi again, If I install a new version of Mint that includes a major upgrade of a software, will it usually get along well with the old ".nameofsoftware" directory in my home folder? If that directory contains text- for instance, if the software in question is Tomboy or Krecipes or something...
by Raphael
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox returns to Ubuntu mode after security updates
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Firefox returns to Ubuntu mode after security updates

Hi, I've installed Celena a while ago. The Celena release announcement says that you maintain Firefox yourself now, to get rid of the problem with every updated version trying to load the Ubuntu Firefox start page. But for some reason, that doesn't work for me. All the time since I my first routine ...

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