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Top new questions this week:

Should I save my scripts with the .sh extension?

I have some functional scripts and I want to copy to /usr/bin I want to use them as normal terminal commands. Is it a good practice to use them with the .sh extension or can I save them without …

scripts shell-scripting  
asked by Patterson 18 votes
answered by Mikołaj Bartnicki 32 votes

Does spyware exist for ubuntu?

Someone I know said he had put spyware on my computer. Is he talking crap? I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for nearly 3 years now and I've never seen any type of spyware, remote keyloggers or RATS …

security firewall  
asked by user310141 12 votes
answered by Jared 19 votes

Saving output of a grep into a file with colors

I need to save the result of a grep command into a file, but I also want the output file to be formatted and keep the colors just like in the terminal. Is there a way to do that? Maybe make grep save …

asked by Mhd.Tahawi 11 votes
answered by Sylvain Pineau 11 votes

How to delete words from txt file, that exists on another txt file?

File a.txt has about 100k words, each words is in new line july.cpp windows.exe ttm.rar File b.txt has 150k words, one word by line - some words are from file a.txt, but some words are …

asked by Kate-Kasia 9 votes
answered by Mikołaj Bartnicki 11 votes

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS upgrade: "no new release found"

According to Trusty Tahr Release Schedule, Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 (first .1 version) was released two days ago. Unfortunately when trying to upgrade using the do-release-upgrade command I get the message …

12.04 14.04 server upgrade lts  
asked by mcantsin 7 votes
answered by mcantsin -1 votes

Applications don't appear in the Dash (14.04)

I'm running 14.04 I've had a read through this question, which has an answer which is roughly along the lines of other answers on the web, and doesn't work for me. All Applications Disappear in …

14.04 unity-dash  
asked by jimsug 6 votes
answered by ohnoplus 0 votes

How can I set a single .bashrc file for several users?

during my work I need to constantly add alias commands to bashrc, most of those commands needs to be runed by other users. is there any way I could add alias commands to a bashrc from external source? …

asked by user309584 6 votes
answered by Wilf 12 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I install a .deb file via the command line?

How do I install a .deb file via the command line?

command-line software-installation  
asked by TheX 186 votes
answered by Luis Alvarado 212 votes

How to install Synaptic Package Manager?

I tried to install Synaptic Package Manager but I get the following error message: Package dependencies cannot be resolved. This error could be caused by required additional software packages which …

software-center software-installation  
asked by siraj 9 votes
answered by Mohd Arafat Hossain 21 votes

Can you answer these?

Screen dims when looking at Dark Screens

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron 11. It uses Intel's Integrated graphics cards. The problem I'm having is when ever I bring something up on the screen that is dark (such as a terminal …

screen brightness  
asked by user2736262 1 vote

Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While …

boot grub2 windows  
asked by Devanand 2 votes

DLL problem while running a program in wine

I have a 64 bit host system and installed wine using sudo apt-get install wine1.6. I created a new 32 bit prefix like so: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winecfg. Then I ran the installer of the …

14.04 wine  
asked by jnuk 1 vote
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