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bash shell script to use getopts with gnu style long positional parameters

Posted 11-03-2009 at 05:04 PM by roybal (Subjectively)

Here's a script that will accept --gnu-style-long-parameters and interpret them appropriately.
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bash shell script to manage pid file creation/deletion

Posted 11-03-2009 at 05:02 PM by roybal (Subjectively)

Heres a post for how to make sure your shell script is only running a single instance.
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upgrade ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10

Posted 11-03-2009 at 11:01 AM by itbod

Uh Oh my ugrade manager says a new version of ubuntu is ready to download and install! I panic at this as the last time I upgraded to 9.04 I enounted so many problems I ended up installing from scratch losing all my data.

If there was an easy way to backup the entire system it would be brilliant. By the way, i used to run 8.10 which ran perfectly 9.04 crashes frequently, screen goes blank and will not recover causing me to do a hard re-boot which of course corrupts data. I asked...
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Husbands beware!

Posted 11-03-2009 at 10:40 AM by punch_t

I have been using linux for a couple of years now and would never go back to Microsoft. I had settled on Ubuntu jaunty 9.04 64bit which was running on an ASUS laptop and have been very satisfied with it. However at my last update I decided to upgrade to 9.10. What a mistake. After many hours of downloading and installing, I found to my wifes dismay (she is an avid spider player under pysol) that this was no longer available to her.

I hastily restored my image backup of 9.04 and...
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Printer Heaven? Printer Hell?

Posted 11-02-2009 at 10:05 PM by SrDorothy

I've been having fits lately with the printing situation. Installed Mepis 8 on one of the networked computers hoping more media stuff would work...but what happened was that it messed up guessed it: the printing situation! "Suddenly," as tech support so often reports hearing, none of the Mepis computers could find the printer (now shared via a small print server).

I've been getting lessons about computers talking to each other on a network. That idea was,
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