252
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17answers
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How do I detach a process from Terminal, entirely?

I use Tilda (drop-down terminal) on Ubuntu as my "command central" - pretty much the way others might use GNOME Do, Quicksilver or Launchy.However, I'm struggling with how to completely detach a ...
11
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2answers
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Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates

I dual-boot my machine and I want it to default to boot into windows so that whenever I restart the machine remotely from my home it will be able to get back into Windows (instead of Ubuntu).The ...
67
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11answers
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Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?

This question is similar, but kind of the opposite of what I want. I want external USB drives to be mounted automatically at boot, without anyone logged in, to locations like /media/<label>.I ...
44
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2answers
63k views

Can I create an SSH user which can access only certain directory?

I have a Virtual Private Server which I can connect to using SSH with my root account, being able to execute any linux command and access all the disk area, obviously.I would like to create another ...
49
votes
6answers
31k views

Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux

I picked up a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate that has additional keys meant for macros that are set using a tool that's installed on Windows. I'm assuming that these aren't some fancypants joojoo keys and ...
36
votes
8answers
51k views

How to extract text with OCR from a PDF on Linux?

How do I extract text from a PDF that wasn't built with an index? It's all text, but I can't search or select anything. I'm running Kubuntu, and Okular doesn't have this feature.
37
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8answers
9k views

How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 10458. It was suggested that Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.)As I use any Ubuntu setup I gradually install a number of ...
6
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5answers
5k views

Join multiple MP3 files (lossless)

How do you join multiple MP3 files into one? "cat" and "mp3wrap" are no good as they produce non standard MP3 files. I know I can use audacity, but when you have 1000's of MP3 files to join into one,...
99
votes
16answers
131k views

How to synchronize the home folder between multiple computers?

I have three computers at home, and would like to have the /home/ folder tree synchronized between the three.Any files/folders (except those hidden) that are modified/added/removed in one of the ...
25
votes
2answers
52k views

Can I make a script always execute as root?

How to make a script execute as root, no matter who executes it?I read about setuid but I'm not sure how to do this.I'm using Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
29
votes
8answers
7k views

Why create many partitions?

I have noticed that when installing Ubuntu some people create multiple partitions for directories. Like one for root, one for home, one for boot. What is the advantage to doing this over installing ...
11
votes
7answers
5k views

Time Machine on Ubuntu?

Is there a Time Machine like backup system for Ubuntu? If not, what is the closest thing?
15
votes
4answers
12k views

Linux Group Permissions not being enforced correctly.

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 server and am having some very counter-intuitive experiences with users/groups. For example:sudo touch test_file # create empty filesudo groupadd test ...
12
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I remove KDE from Ubuntu if I decide not to stick with it?

I installed kubuntu-kde4-desktop package on my Ubuntu 9.04 install to give KDE a fair shake since I've always wanted to try it. I'm not done with it yet, but if I decide I want to go back to my tried ...
10
votes
2answers
4k views

What do I have to take care of when hibernating both Ubuntu and Windows (dual-boot environment)

I've got both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (finally) installed on my laptop.For the sake of comfort, I usually hibernate Windows instead of shutting it down. And I think when using Ubuntu regularly, there ...

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