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by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu May 11, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why is it so hard to use Linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 2075

Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

"Pot, meet kettle." With the kind of hostile and negative attitude you are showing towards other members who don't get paid to help you, you are not going to get far in this forum, or any discussion group for that matter (Facebook Mint users, Mint subreddit, et al.) If you need help with a Linux iss...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: locale variables
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: locale variables

but what about a udvar created in a bash script? if a user create a variable/s in a bash shell script/s is there a command that could list all udvars, and in which scripts exactly they are? or you just have to open a given script and see what udvars it contains? The link I posted in my earlier repl...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: locale variables
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: locale variables

( set -o posix ; set ) | less Unfortunately, it will list *both* shell variables (the ones you define) as well as environment variables. You will have to weed out for yourself which is which. How to list user-defined variables declared in a script? - read here AFAIK and to simplify, shell variables...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 13764

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

What a shame. I like the Unity DE and more so the HUD (what a joy to use on GIMP and Inkscape). Don't care for Unity on mobile though.
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: sudo passwd root ??
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: sudo passwd root ??

How can some other user change the root password ? Your lab administrator (or whoever's in charge of your computer lab) created users that are classified as 'Administrators' instead of 'Desktop Users.' Anyone classified under an admin account can enable/change/disable the root user via sudo just by...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Autofill Fields in online forms
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Autofill Fields in online forms

mzsade wrote:...btw, in my case the escape characters seemed to be essential to the script, the thing wouldn't work without them.
Ah, good to know. You're welcome. :)
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Autofill Fields in online forms
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Autofill Fields in online forms

Nothing happens when i click in the fields after calling the script in the terminal... xinput --query-state 8 returns the following on my end: administrator@main-desktop:~$ xinput --query-state 8 1 class : KeyClass key[0]=up key[1]=up key[2]=up key[3]=up key[4]=up key[5]=up key[6]=up key[7]=up key[...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Internet shared among 2-3 ppl. How to view each person's usage
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Grase + Pi = enough?

Are you saying that with Grase Hotspot and Rasberry Pi, I would have all I need to solve my problem? Or must I have other stuff besides Grase & Pi? According to their discussion goup ( link ) you'll need an additional USB-to-ethernet adapter for the Pi2, connected to an access point used to connect...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Internet shared among 2-3 ppl. How to view each person's usage
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Internet shared among 2-3 ppl. How to view each person's usage

odtech wrote:The alternative is to use an old box with linux and set it up as a hotspot...
I use Grase Hotspot a few years now and it works a treat. They were able to make it work on a Raspberry Pi too.
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moved "Documents" folder by accident
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Moved "Documents" folder by accident

Edit your ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file. Replace with the following line, where appropriate:

XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"

Log out and back in again. Done.
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: login password
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: log-in passwrod

...and when I came back, there it was again, requiring me to enter a password. So, I turned it off/on as my son did. I went to 'settings' to see if I could change at least the amount of time before it powers down, but to make any changes requires a password... The screensaver kicked in while you we...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hide Folders/drives
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Hide Folders/drives

One of the problems of all LINUX Distributions is the fact that the system folders and other program and system related folders are on the top. It's not a problem. It's the standard . Learn to accept it, for it is what it is. Read: Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Is this possible if I rename these fo...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Need help with automatic file management
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Need help with automatic file management

all41 wrote:@ Pilosopong Tasyo
You have been hiding--good to have you back
Thanks... didn't know I was being missed :lol:
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Need help with automatic file management
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Need help with automatic file management

A shell script should accomplish the task. Use the find command to recursively list all regular files within a given folder and have it execute the mv command to move all those files to a destination of your choice. You can use the same command (or perhaps use ls instead?) to list directories only a...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why I still prefer Windows over Linux
Replies: 68
Views: 3491

Re: Why I still prefer Windows over Linux

I think what the OP meant by "free to change your UI in Windows" [sic] (s)he was referring to those 3rd party programs that allows you to customize the look and feel of the standard Windows desktop. Customizations like changing the theme, icons, adding a dock-like panel, applets on screen, et al. Co...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Create a script that gives you access to /etc/shadow
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Create a script that gives you access to /etc/shadow

<off-topic> ...why are you running VirtualBox as sudo? As this is an only way for it to see all my USB-ies and external cards. sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER Your VM should now be able to detect and use your USB devices without having to elevate privileges. Source: official documentation
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Headless Reboot
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Headless Reboot

Don't create duplicate threads. Original thread here - viewtopic.php?f=59&t=234436
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root password and sudo authentication, same or different?
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: root password and sudo authentication, same or different?

I had anticipated that changing the root password would mean that when I type 'sudo something_or_other', I would be asked for a password different to my own. No. If you change the root account's password (assuming you enabled the root account in the first place), all you did was change the root acc...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Notify-send and/or zenity from cron job not working
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: Notify-send and/or zenity from cron job not working

Caveat: I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.x, but it should [hopefully] work in Mint 18.x. I use the following code fragment as template when I need to display a message to any logged-in user: sudo -u username DISPLAY= :number /path/to/notifier parameters ... In order for this to work, you need two bits of inf...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PAR=
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: PAR=

This concerns a not yet solved problem discussed here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=233201 I would recommend continuing that conversion there. Agree. Please don't create similar or duplicate topics. Doing so only serves to dilute and waste efforts in helping resolve an issue. T...

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