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by Pilosopong Tasyo
Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Does Root Desktop have Icons?
Replies: 15
Views: 1397

Re: Does Root Desktop have Icons?

The initial replies to this thread did not answer the OP's main question. And despite good intentions, the thread got skewed in the wrong direction. @louarnold: Even if you are new to Linux Mint, you did not mention if you are even familiar with Linux security. Had you mentioned this in your origina...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot connect to internet
Replies: 37
Views: 2800

Re: Cannot connect to internet

2. Being called troll by whom? Not by some random guy, but by administrator! Unbelievable standards. @smallB, let's set the record straight. Read again the user's name who was trying to help you: administrollaattori. Obviously administrollaattori and administrator are not the same, but your latter ...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash, limit read input to array?
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Bash, limit read input to array?

Habitual wrote:I knew you'd know. Thanks!
I didn't :oops: but it piqued my curiosity, so I did some research. :wink: Learned something new everyday! :D
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Basic Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Basic Questions

1. Where can I find the logs from bash to see what I've done wrong? How can I find logs from a specific time, it seems it's all just process numbers. AFAIK, BASH -- by itself -- doesn't keep a log file. When you run commands in a terminal window, errors and status messages are written on the screen...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash, limit read input to array?
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Bash, limit read input to array?

Chiefahol wrote:...it's weird that $REPLY contains the user input...
$REPLY is an internal variable.
Chiefahol wrote:......then i tried to echo $answer and it came up blank...
Since the typed input is out-of-bounds, the value of $answer will be a null string.
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using BleachBit
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Using BleachBit

BB works fine. I use it once a week to clean out the temp files and browser cache. I've never had ANY problems using BB. Yes, I know this isn't Windows, but when I do run BB, it clears 100+ mb of crap Good for you. I use BB as well (as a regular user and as root) whenever there's a need to clean ou...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using BleachBit
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Using BleachBit

Error when checking for updates: HTTP Error 503: Service Unavailable. It simply means the program wasn't able to connect to the server to determine if there are updates. It's possible the server is down for maintenance or the URL is no longer valid, so it gave you that rather cryptic message. (Doin...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash, IF file exists then, 'spaces' trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Bash, IF file exists then, 'spaces' trouble

Moved to Scripts & Bash forum.

String variables need to be quoted as well, especially when spaces are involved:

Code: Select all

$filename
versus

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"$filename"
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux file permission question
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Linux file permission question

If it still gets overwritten despite the file being owned by root, the only other method I know of is the chattr command.
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux file permission question
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Linux file permission question

Change the ownership to root (and subsequent file permissions to read-only). That should do it. sudo chown root:root filename sudo chmod a=r filename In case you're wondering, a=r will set the permission bits of all user groups (owner=u, group=g and others=o) to read-only (I prefer alpha-mnemonic no...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Re: Any Gimp gurus here? Gimp is stuck..
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Any Gimp gurus here? Gimp is stuck..

If a piece of software suddenly starts misbehaving under your account, it's usually a configuration file problem. To verify, create and login to a new temporary account (or login to a guest account, if it's available). This will ensure a clean environment. Run the software and if it works fine, you ...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Using alias to open files in LightTable
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Using alias to open files in LightTable

Larykin wrote:But all the suggestions given above do the exact same thing. :?
Uhh... clarify -- did it solve the problem or your alias still opens two new files?

(Of course all the above suggestions gives the same result. We're just giving you options, so you can choose which one you're comfortable with.)
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux hacked ?!
Replies: 32
Views: 1945

Re: Linux hacked ?!

there have been numerous bits of news recently with end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it security threats: shellshock, jellyfish, firmware hacking, hacks on Kaspersky and countless other cases ... Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed that whenever it comes to positive things about Linux (e.g. news, shows...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Using alias to open files in LightTable
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Using alias to open files in LightTable

xenopeek wrote:I always just use tab to autocomplete paths with spaces in them, and bash will escape the spaces automatically.
Ah yes! I forgot about the tab autocompletion feature. The OP can use that as well.
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Using alias to open files in LightTable
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Using alias to open files in LightTable

I don't think the tilde character will expand to the user's home directory if it's included in the quote, and it will be treated literally as a tilde character. At least this is what I observed on my end. Better to use the $HOME variable with double quotes? lighttable  "~/Git Class/asteroids/game.js...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Using alias to open files in LightTable
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Using alias to open files in LightTable

This opens two empty files, "Git" and "game.js" Whenever you're dealing with files and folders that use spaces as part of the name, don't forget to include the escape character "\" before the space. Better yet, quote the string (single/double quotation marks). The shell interprets unescaped/unquote...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] application for Exercise/break Reminder?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: application for Exercise/break Reminder?

...for example adding sounds, visual cues, window focus, etc? Well, if you want to play a short audio alert, you can use the aplay command. If you'd rather have the message pop up as a dialog box in the middle of the screen in lieu of a balloon at the corner, you can add the --expire-time=0 option ...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] application for Exercise/break Reminder?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: application for Exercise/break Reminder?

You're welcome. :)

If the script works well enough for your needs, please mark your thread as [SOLVED].
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] application for Exercise/break Reminder?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: application for Exercise/break Reminder?

Specifically I'd like: random time interval (so far what I've looked for does not have this, only regular time intervals) customizable messages (ex: "20 pushups- now!" or "pull ups- do them!" etc etc) The following script and its resource file should cover your two requirements: have-a-break.script...
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu pandering for cash
Replies: 66
Views: 5325

Re: Ubuntu pandering for cash

I find the title of this thread offensive. A word in the original title was indeed unpleasant to the eyes. Considering this is a family-oriented forum, it was taken to the archive for further assessment. The thread has been reviewed, and the original word has been replaced with something more suita...

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