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Q&A Alternative to Cheese that allows custom capture directory?

I use Cheese to take photos with my webcam. The photos get saved under ~/Pictures/Webcam which I don't like. I want them somewhere else. In typical, presumptuous Gnome fashion, there is no UI in C...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How to create a dump of a complete MariaDB how the data is at a single point in time?

A MariaDB server is installed on a Linux server. How can a dump of the complete database be made, how it is at a single point in time, while preventing write access to the database during the dump...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by H_H‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by H_H‭

Question linux mysql
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Q&A How to dump a MariaDB while mariadb.service is stopped, to move the database to a different server?

A MariaDB server is installed on a Linux server. The MariaDB service is currently stopped, so no client can connect to it. How to create a SQL-dump of all databases without starting the service? T...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by H_H‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Canina‭

Question linux mysql
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Q&A How to add a file to a >5GB bootable UDF ISO?

I have a moderately large ISO image (>5 GB)[1] to which I want to add a single file[2], and I want to do that on Linux (preferably using only software which is available in Debian's main and con...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Canina‭

Question linux
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Q&A How to set the default time format in Linux Debian.

How to set the default time format in Linux? For example to set the format the date command outputs when run with no parameters.

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by H_H‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Linux distro and documentation for a Windows power user wanting to become a Linux power user without spending a lifetime in the process?

I'm a very-long-time Windows user that has lots of experience with that OS and its predecessor (MS-DOS). I can't call myself exactly a Windows system programmer, although I know some of the APIs a...

4 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Why do tty's log in even with a wrong password or none at all?

I have a Manjaro machine with mostly default programs in the background. I recently found out that when signing in to the other tty's (the ones you go to by pressing CTRL+ALT+F#), it logs in withou...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by SpookedByRoaches‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by SpookedByRoaches‭

Question linux manjaro PAM
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Q&A Fit page content to paper format in LibreOffice Writer

I have a docx file in A3 format here consisting of one page. Using LibreOffice Writer, I'd like to scale it down to A4 without breaking the layout. Eventually, I want to print the document on an A...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A Get supported resolutions of scanner in Linux

How can I find out the different image resolutions in DPI that my scanner supports? I'd prefer to use a command line tool to get the supported resolutions.

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A How to copy files preserving one directory up

Have mkdir -p d1/d1_sd1/ d2/d2_sd1/ touch d1/d1_sd1/f1.txt d2/d2_sd1/f1.txt . ├── d1 │   └── d1_sd1 │   └── f1.txt └── d2 └── d2_sd1 └── f1.txt 4 directories, 2 files ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by mcp‭

Question linux cp bash
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Q&A Simple text editor for Linux with support for coloring individual words

I'm looking for a text processor that can color specific words, just like Microsoft Wordpad can (select a word -> click the color button -> choose a color), but for a GNU/Linux system. I hav...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Grub rescue error

I was using Linux mint and Windows 10 together (in different partitions). Few months I was using it freely. Today I got a message in Windows 10 (new updates available or shutdown and update) then, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by Alexei‭

Question windows linux grub boot