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Old 11-13-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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some questions


1. is there a way to prohibit a program from writing data on the hdd?
2. can i have different icons on each gnome workspace and how?
3. how to untar to current directory?
"tar -xvvf blablah.tar.gz" does not work
"tar -xvvf blabla.tar.gz -C ./" does not work
in both cases, the files go into some strange random locations.
4. how can i change the way colors are displayed for different content in the xfce terminal? I used to have red for archives, blue for dirs etc. in kde, but lost all that after changing to gnome.

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Old 11-13-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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3. tar xvzf <file>.tar.gz should put it into the current directory.
 
Old 11-13-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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Untar with:
Code:
 tar xzvf blabla.tar.gz
You had a typo as -xvvf
 
Old 11-14-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
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1. is there a way to prohibit a program from writing data on the hdd?
2. can i have different icons on each gnome workspace and how?
3. how to untar to current directory?
"tar -xvvf blablah.tar.gz" does not work
"tar -xvvf blabla.tar.gz -C ./" does not work
in both cases, the files go into some strange random locations.
4. how can i change the way colors are displayed for different content in the xfce terminal? I used to have red for archives, blue for dirs etc. in kde, but lost all that after changing to gnome.
You really should put unrelated questions in their own threads (with descriptive titles).

Regarding 1., you could mount the relevant partition read-only, but presumably that would cause some problems. Can you explain why you need to do this?
 
Old 11-14-2010, 09:37 AM   #5
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Terminal text colors are program dependent. For the ls command, you use ls --color.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:35 AM   #6
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Terminal text colors are program dependent. For the ls command, you use ls --color.
actually, I'm using the exact same program as I used before only now it has no colors. With --color I get some colors, but not the same set I used before. Is there any place where I can edit how the colors are displayed?
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:42 AM   #7
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actually, I'm using the exact same program as I used before only now it has no colors. With --color I get some colors, but not the same set I used before. Is there any place where I can edit how the colors are displayed?
Linux distros and desktops always use some aliases. You can look at the man page for alias which is a command to create aliases. Then, when you run a command it will use the alias instead.

Example: make ls and alias for ls --color. Now, when you type ls it will execute the alias, ls --color. The terminal itself does not know file types, much less does it know how to make certain types one color and other types another color.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 08:07 AM   #8
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alias is a bash builtin so has no man page. help alias gives the bash builtin equivalent of a man page but does not give as much as the bash man page which includes the great sentence "The rules concerning the definition and use of aliases are somewhat confusing".
 
  


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