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Top new questions this week:

How to install something in a terminal without the "Do you want to continue [Y/n]?" prompt?

Of course when you type: sudo apt-get install whatever It asks you: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Is there any way I can just install it without it asking me if I want to continue? I don't …

apt software-installation  
asked by King Shimkus 20 votes
answered by Rinzwind 38 votes

How to display a random line from a text file?

I am trying to write a shell script. The idea is to select a single line at random from text file and display it as an Ubuntu desktop notification. But I want different lines to be selected each time …

shell-scripting text-processing  
asked by Anandu M Das 10 votes
answered by aneeshep 17 votes

How can I run original command that aliased with same name?

An alias for ls command in ~/.bashrc file aliased with this one: alias ls='ls --color=auto' then, when I run ls command in terminal aliased ls(ls --color=auto) runs. but my question is how can I …

command-line bash alias  
asked by KasiyA 10 votes
answered by terdon 30 votes

Where are my browser passwords stored?

When we prompt our browser to save credentials once we log into a web application, they store our corresponding username and password. I know to recover these things from my browser. But I want to …

password browser  
asked by Anandu M Das 9 votes
answered by Rinzwind 11 votes

stdin/stdout- How to send a file as an input to another file?

Through the command shell we can redirect the three standard filestreams so that we can get input from either a file or another command instead of from our keyboard, and we can write output and errors …

command-line bash files shell-scripting redirect  
asked by arvind 7 votes
answered by Eliah Kagan 12 votes

what is pts/0 , :0 and attributes before it + ,? etc

While reading about Linux, I got a $ who -a, so before trying that I logged into three of my text terminals (tty1,tty2,tty3) respectively,, and then I came back to X-window (Ctrl + Alt +f7),, then I …

command-line whois  
asked by jazzz 6 votes
answered by Sylvain Pineau 8 votes

How to use graphic.h in ubuntu?

I want to know is there any Linux based compiler which supports graphic.h library ? I want to implement graphic programs, so please kindly let me know if there is any such software. If not then how …

compiler  
asked by Atul Singh 5 votes
answered by G_P 8 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can I make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission?

I can't find out how to make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission. There is no option to make it the standard program for magnet-links in its properties, and as I am not experienced with the …

firefox transmission  
asked by Esso 32 votes
answered by Chan-Ho Suh 48 votes

How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?

I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java …

java software-installation jdk jre  
asked by Benjamin 269 votes
answered by fossfreedom 544 votes

Can you answer these?

How to install libappindicator1 without removing google chrome

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I'm installing all the programs. I have an issue when i try to install Dropbox. Dropbox require an aditional installation called "libappindicator1" but if i …

14.04 google-chrome dropbox  
asked by Vicente Arnau Morales 2 votes

What dangers have the Apt bugs security holes (USN-2348-1) caused?

Just recently 4 bugs in the Packet Manager Apt (the main in Ubuntu) has been discovered. Especially bad for 12.04 LTS as 4 security holes have been found there. My question is to what dangers have …

12.04 apt security  
asked by humanityANDpeace 1 vote

Xubuntu - application state being unintentionally restored on restart/shutdown

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with updates done today. After the update finished it asked to restart to finish the update, so I did. Once the system booted back again, I've noticed that all the …

14.04 xubuntu shutdown restart  
asked by Mitch 2 votes
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