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by xenopeek
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rename command question.
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Rename command question.

It uses regular expressions similar as sed's substitute command. For what you want you can use the command: rename -n 's/$/\.jpg/' *\.jpg\.* This will just print what it would do. If that meets with your needs replace -n with -v and run the command again. That will actually do the renames an...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Parsing command line argument to skip user confirmations
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Parsing command line argument to skip user confirmations

You don't need SOURCED. You can just test if the function assertConfirmation already exists. Something like: declare -f assertConfirmation &>/dev/null || source install/essential BTW that source command will only work if your current directory is the parent directory of install. Use full paths!
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: $9,000 graphics card
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: $9,000 graphics card

That's twelve times as expensive as a GTX 1080 Ti. Sure, it has 16 GB RAM at 720 GB/s versus 11 GB RAM at 484 GB/s but otherwise has the same number of CUDA cores, same number of texture units, lower boost clock (1430 MHz vs 1582 MHz), about the same memory clock, and just a bit lower TDP (235W vs 2...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Happy earth day!
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Happy earth day!

I don't own a car. As much as possible I travel by bicycle. For further distances I take the train or carpool. Second, I don't eat meat except occasional poultry or fish from sustainable fishing. I'm not doing either to save the earth but it sure helps :wink: What I am doing to save to earth is try ...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 124
Views: 4072

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

It doesn't signal anything except some KDE users apparently not being content with Kubuntu, KDE Neon, Linux Mint KDE or any of the other Ubuntu based distros using KDE. Or thinking KDE should have been chosen because it can be made to look and behave much like Unity with some work and compromise (it...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: run an audio file by bash script
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: run an audio file by bash script

I already answered that :wink: You may also want to use -q (I think) option of mpg123 to make it not output text on the terminal. Or else replace the command with this to make it not output text (&>/dev/null means send both stdout and stderr to the everlasting bit bucket): mpg123 /home/music/len...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My New Invention!
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: My New Invention!

Either a torturing device or it is some kind of cooling device.
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: run an audio file by bash script
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: run an audio file by bash script

Yes, add a & at the end of the mpg123 command to run it in the background. As such: mpg123 /home/music/lenny1.mp3 & You may also want to use -q (I think) option of mpg123 to make it not output text on the terminal. Or else replace the command with this to make it not output text (&>/dev/...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do i verify or download CoreUtilities?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: How do i verify or download CoreUtilities?

I would suggest, to get more relevant help, you make a new topic asking for help with Mint 17/18 booting to a desktop without a panel.
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Future directions for Mint?
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: Future directions for Mint?

Aside from the things on the roadmap specifcally about Cinnamon, MATE and LMDE3 everything on the roadmap is going to benefit 18.2 Xfce. The reason you see little on the roadmap specifically about Xfce is because Xfce isn't developed by Linux Mint (while Cinnamon is and they contribute to MATE) and ...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] problem with Gedit "embedded terminal" plugin
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: problem with Gedit "embedded terminal" plugin

This is reproducible with the latest (3.24) version of Gedit. I take it this is changed behavior: the embedded terminal is really a normal terminal and not treated differently just because it is embedded. Opening a normal terminal window and pressing Ctrl+F9 also prints ";5~". Was that per...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Firejail as security sandbox for your programs
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Firejail as security sandbox for your programs

Firejail has negligible impact on performance. It uses standard Linux kernel security features.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do i verify or download CoreUtilities?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: How do i verify or download CoreUtilities?

coreutils 8.25 is available on Linux Mint 18 / Ubuntu 16.04 or newer. If you have an older Linux Mint / Ubuntu version you should just proceed with the instructions and skip this part: Note: If you have coreutils version 8.25 or newer, another way of checking the sum is to ask the sha256sum command ...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel not updating in MATE 18.1
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Kernel not updating in MATE 18.1

Did you reboot? New kernels activate on reboot. Did you install a newer kernel than 4.4.0-21? Is the additional kernel you installed selectable through the GRUB boot menu?
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: run an audio file by bash script
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: run an audio file by bash script

Install mpg123 and then you can play an mp3 file with mpg123 /path/to/file.mp3. See mpg123 --help for summary of options or man mpg123 for detailed description of options.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Future directions for Mint?
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: Future directions for Mint?

Use software that's closed source and can't be supported by anybody but the company behind it? Yeah, you reap what you sow :wink:
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: dictation
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: dictation

Android is linux. That is a huge misunderstanding. Android uses the Linux kernel. It is otherwise an operating system that has nothing in common with Linux (more accurately GNU/Linux) distros like Linux Mint. Certainly it has zero in common when looked at from a program's perspective. For speech re...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: why gnome is so popular?
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: why gnome is so popular?

That's more on Firefox not using native looks. With some Firefox extensions you can make Firefox be almost as effective with screen space as GNOME Web: https://fosspost.org/2017/02/23/gnome-theme-for-firefox-updated-looking-great/ Here's GNOME Web being effective with screen space: https://i.imgur.c...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: why gnome is so popular?
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: why gnome is so popular?

The clock is tied to your calendar / weather / notifications / media player controls tray. It makes perfect sense to me where it is currently so I've never looked into moving it around. I like Gnome Shell pretty much as default—I'm using the default theme, wallpaper, fonts and no extensions that cha...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Syntax to batch rename files
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Syntax to batch rename files

rename uses a similar syntax as sed. To strip the leading two digits and space from filenames you can use this command: rename -n 's/^\d{2} //' *.mp3 This says substitute (s/) two digits (\2{2}) at the beginning of the filename (^) followed by a single space and replace it with nothing (if y...

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