When I try to access my ubuntus 13.10 terminal I get bash: /usr/bin/dircolors: Argument list too long. And I can't figure out what the problem means. I can't use of sudo su everything hangs
on 10/20/2013 – Made popular on 10/20/2013
I get the following error when trying to ls *.txt | wc -l a directory that contains many files:
-bash: /bin/ls: Argument list too long
Does the threshold of this "Argument list" dependent on distro or computer's spec? Usually, I'd pipe the result of such big result to some other commands (wc -l for example), so I'm not concerned with limits of the terminal.
I just installed Ubuntu a few days ago and I am trying to download and use VIM.
So I went to terminal and ran Sudo apt-get install vim, and everything went fine with running the command, the only problem is that I can not for the life of me figure out how to actually run or even access the files that were downloaded.
So, How do I access the files installed with sudo apt-get insall vim?
I'm new to linux and the terminal. As I learn how to use the terminal to navigate through directories, I like to use the gui file explorer to mirror my terminal navigation. The icons and file extension info in the gui file explorer help me figure out what everything is. However, I can't access the root folder via the gui, I can only access it via the terminal.
I want to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.0.4 on a dead iMac. The iMac has no OS installed into it. The only access I have is through an uncompatible OS X Snow Leopard DVD. This gives me access to Disk Utility and terminal (although the terminal will not recognise the sudo command).
I would like create a USB installer (not cd at all costs, as I have no access to CDS at this time).