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what is meant by vi and emacs editing modesview story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am total newbie to Linux and got really confused when I encountered the -Enabling command line editing and vi and emacs editing modes. I know vi is an editor and have used it as well but what and how is it related to command line editing bamboozles me.I am using bash shell and a Red Hat system essentially in command line mode to learn. Any help shall be really appreciated (HowTos)

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How to edit/delete a .dot_file on mac without using Terminalview story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – When I start Terminal I can not control it. It starts executing an endless loop repeating that some alias does not exist. Because of this I am not able to edit this file using a program such as vim. Is there a way to update/delete .bash_profile and do not use Terminal at all, providing I have a replacement .bash_profile?. (HowTos)

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Finding the same pattern in three consecutive lines in several files in a directoryview story

http://www.unix.com – I know how to search for a pattern/regular expression in many files that I have in a directory. For example, by doing this: Code: grep -Ril "News/U.S." . I can find which files contain the pattern "News/U.S." in a directory. I am unable to accomplish about how to extend this code so that it can search for 3 consecutive lines in the files which contain the above pattern. (HowTos)

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Send output of command to screen and to multiple filesview story

http://www.unix.com – Hi there, I'm a newbie to Unix (taking a course in it right now) and I don't know how to do the following in bash: I need to write a command to display information about the used and free space on the file system, showing only local file systems, and then send the output of the command to the screen and to three files named status1, status2, and status3. Do this all in one command line. (HowTos)

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How to uninstall KDE in Slackware Due to Limited Memory?view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Unfortunately my Dell Inspiron700m laptop with limited memory(512MB) is unable to handle the current KDE Desktop environment. It run slow/lagging with the Hard Disk LED light keep blinking for long time making him sitting in front the screen doing nothing but just to wait for it till stop blinking. But when i switch to xfce, it works fine. (HowTos)

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how to stop a bash script by pressing a key?view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi i want to know how to stop this loop by pressing a key, and if possible how to start it again with a keystroke. Code: #!/bin/bash PORT=$(($RANDOM)) WID=`xdotool search --name "xxxxxxxxx" | head -1` xdotool windowactivate $WID while :  do  xdotool sleep .$PORT  xdotool sleep 4  xdotool type 7 done (HowTos)

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x11vnc server lets me connect at login screen, but after login, connection closesview story

http://serverfault.com – I have an existing xubuntu server running on my local network. I set up x11vnc and it starts at the login screen, so I can login myself. The only problem is that every time I log in, the vnc connection closes, my vnc viewer (Remmina Remote Desktop Client) window closes, and as soon as I click connect again, I'm back at an empty login screen as if nothing happened. (HowTos)

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[ubuntu] Saving IPTables rulesview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello everybody, Is there any bash script to save IPTables rules before rebooting a server?? Thanks in advance (Hardware)

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Any way to substitute one character with couple of characters using tr program?view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hello I need simple encoding conversion in bash script. But I need to convert to UTF-8 where national characters consist of two bytes. Is there any way make such substitution with tr ? (HowTos)

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sed uncomment configuration fileview story

http://stackoverflow.com – Hope some one can guide me in the right direction. I am making a bash script, need to modify specific parameters in a configuration file. sed has worked very good for me, but now I am stuck. I must uncomment the word sql on the configuration file, the problem is that the word: # sql Appears quite few times on the file the same way, alone in the line so have no way to reference exactly the on (HowTos)