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Shell Scripting

This is my shell file


[ $START_DATE='' ]; then



i want if my tag is null then it shuld take 190101 as a default value
it is happen
but now if i will give any value to START_DATE it will take 190101 as a value.

Thanks & Regards

Manish Hemnani

Usenet Resource Downloader (URD)

URD is a program to download binaries from usenet (newsgroups) through a web interface.While some other programs offer similar services (e.g. Ninan, Sabnzbd), URD doesn’t need external NZB files to function. URD lets you subscribe to newsgroups, and will then automatically analyse those articles to form downloadable ‘sets’,consisting of all the files belonging to a specific upload. These sets are displayed, and through point and click you can be downloading a binary in no time.

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Installing files from CD's

Hello, I just installed ubuntu last night on my comp because I had too many driver crashes with windows. I LOVE the interface and functionality of this O.S. The only problem that I am having is, with windows, you get the install wizard. I do not have an idea of how to extract files from CD's or downloaded from mozilla and do all that stuff on ubuntu. My email is thabstract@ymail.com and my ubuntu chat sn is Abstract. If anyone could help me with this as soon as possible, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Dedicate more hard drive space to Ubuntu

I was running Windows 7 on my laptop but installed Ubuntu Linux as well. While installing Ubuntu I made an error and only dedicated 17 Gigs of hard drive space to Ubuntu and the rest to Windows. I would like to split my hard drive more evenly but cannot seem to figure out how to reconfigure Ubuntu to use more than the 17 Gigs. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

is there a way to switch the window manager from gnome to KDE?

is there a way to switch the window manager from gnome to KDE?

How do you get ATI to work on Ubuntu 10.04

ATI worked perfectly under windows on IBM Lenov thinkpad but on Ubuntu it says no matching hardware found,Can anyone help out?

How do you stop the screen flashing crazily on Ubuntu 10.04?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on IBM Lenov Thinkpad T60 and the screen keeps flashing.Do any one know how to stop it flashing?

Hiding the Wireless Network "show key"

Currently using Ubuntu 10.04 - Users have the ability to right click on the network icon - Edit connections/Wireless and view the key by just clicking Show Key. Any suggestions on how to hide the "show key" ?

Installing WordPress 3.0 on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

WordPress is a state-of-the-art, semantic, personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability. It was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system. While primarily geared towards functioning as a Weblog, WordPress is also a flexible CMS capable of managing many types of Web sites. In addition to the basic blog functions, it also has an integrated link manager, categories, tags, custom taxonomies, file attachments, XFN support, support for stand-alone pages, Atom and RSS feeds for both content and comments, blogging API support (Atom Publishing Protocol, Blogger, MetaWeblog, and Movable Type APIs), spam blocking features, advanced cruft-free URL generation, a flexible theme system, and an advanced plugin API.

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top and the bottom panels gone

So I booted my computer up this morning, logged in, and found that both the top and the bottom panels were gone. My desktop background is still there, but the panels aren't. When I do open a window and minimize it, it goes to nowhere. I have read a number of people with similar problems, but the solution is always "right click on the panel and add the window list." My problem is that I don't have a panel to right click on.I have Ubuntu 10.04(gnome desktop).
Any idea what happened or how to fix it?


I don't want to upset anyone but I have to make 3 problems for one of my exams.
I don't know how to work in Ubuntu and I really need to take this exam.

First problem:

Write a script that reads N elements of a vector and then calculates the sum of vector and their average.

Second problem:

To find all users' personal files, accessed in the last 7 days, the minimum size of 5MB. Display format will be:

File [filename] size [dim] KB
directory [path]
-> Has been accessed [nameOfDay] [DayNumber] [NameMonth] [Year] at [hh][mm][ss] AM /PM

And the third problem:

If you get to a computer that runs Ubuntu, and find an open session, find out fast whick user name has left open session, at which time he logged into the system and how much time has passed since then?

Thank you for your help!

Macchanger – Utility for manipulating the MAC address of network interfaces (Included GUI Utility)

macchanger is a Linux utility for viewing/manipulating the MAC address for network interfaces.This tutorial will explain how to change mac address from command line and using GUI tool.

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Can't type password to log in

I just installed Ubuntu but I cannot type my password when I am asked to log in. I am typing in the box but no characters are showing up.

Can someone tell me how to fix this so I can log in to my Ubuntu? Thanks

Clock Issue

I am new to Ubuntu and just recently installed it on my Dell. I am having an issue with the clock time though. Everytime I shut down Ubuntu and open it again, my clock is three hours ahead. I change it back but it continues to do the same thing every time I shut it down and open it again.

Does anyone know why this is happening/how to fix it? Thanks!

Decibel Audio Player – Simple and nice music player for the GNOME desktop

Decibel Audio Player is a GTK+ open-source (GPL) audio player for GNU/Linux. It is very straightforward to use thanks to a clean and user-friendly interface. It is especially targeted at Gnome and follows the Gnome HIG.Decibel Audio Player is built around a highly modular structure that lets the user disable completely the
features he does not need. A disabled feature uses absolutely no memory and no processor time.

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